GREAT Program students and staff wear bright yellow vests and white hard hats while visiting a Massaro construction site

Spotlight on the GREAT Program

This unique program, available exclusively at Penn State New Kensington, prepares engineering and IST students for the workforce with specialized out of class activities and workshops.
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'Zootopia,' 'Jungle Book' headline New Kensington drive-in movie series

Penn State New Kensington will host two evening movies outdoors in July and August. In keeping with Chancellor Kevin Snider’s vision of bringing together the campus and community, the shows are free to the public and geared to families.
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‘The Jungle Book’ featured in August at New Kensington's outdoor film series

Mowgali, Baloo, and Bagheera are the stars as Penn State New Kensington’s Summer BBQ and Drive-in Movie series concludes under the stars with “The Jungle Book” on Aug. 10, in the campus’ Athletics Center parking lot. The BBQ begins at 7 p.m., and the Disney flick start at dusk. The family-oriented, PG-rated show is free to the public.
Commencement Spring 2016

Students graduating with jobs highlight New Kensington’s 57th commencement  

Chancellor Kevin Snider conferred degrees to 79 graduates on May 7 at the 57th spring commencement exercises at Penn State New Kensington. James R. Shorkey Jr., a life success coach and founder of Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group, delivered the commencement address, “Blueprint for Success.”
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New Kensington’s tuition remains the same as previous two years

Students at Penn State New Kensington will pay the same basic, in-state tuition for the third consecutive year as the Penn State Board of Trustees approved the freeze July 22 for eight Penn State Commonwealth Campuses. Tuition stability ensures that all Penn State New Kensington students will have access to the campus’ quality academic programs. Affordability is the top initiative of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s seven-point strategic plan for the New Kensington campus.
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Students, faculty offer wealth of information to new students at New Kensington

As they step on campus for the first time as Penn Staters, incoming students are often out of their comfort zones and in unfamiliar surroundings. Penn State New Kensington’s three-day New Student Orientation is designed to assuage that angst.