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Local Impressionistic Artist Donald J. Wonderling featured in gallery

As one who favors impressionistic and expressionistic styles, Donald J. Wonderling will share his art, which features the landscapes and woodlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, through Aug. 25 in the Penn State New Kensington art gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

First full-time female director of athletics to start at New Kensington campus

Megan Bratkovich has been named the new director of athletics at Penn State New Kensington as of Aug. 8.
Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni and Off the Wall pARTy photo galleries

Penn State New Kensington honored the achievements of four campus alumni on June 16 in the campus’ Forum Theatre. Barbara Arnold, Gregory Garth, Raymond Mastre and Lisa Veitch comprised the inaugural class of distinguished alumni who received recognition from Chancellor Kevin Snider. Creative skill, imagination and intellectual achievement -- the humanities -- was in the limelight at the first “Off the Wall pARTy” at venues across the campus.

New Kensington’s Allison Nicklas named to softball All-American team

The accolades continue for Penn State New Kensington centerfielder Allison Nicklas who was named to the 2017 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) softball All-America team. The recent alumna was selected in May to the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) All-Conference squad.
Admissions event

Put New Kensington campus to the taste test during the summer

Fermented grapes aficionados can get free tastings of new vintages at a winery. Hops enthusiasts can get free tastings of new IPAs at a brewery. Higher education seekers can get free tastings of college life at Penn State New Kensington. Traditional students, adult learners and veterans can see if the campus matches their taste buds on June 24, during the “Spend a Summer Day” admissions event.
Staff awards

New Kensington staff earn plaudits from chancellor, campus community

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider honored two staff members June 13 as the recipients of the campus’ outstanding service awards. The awards were developed to recognize campus staff members who have made a valuable impact on the campus, whether through interactions with students or faculty, or through the development of new systems, policies and programs.

Writer and painter collaborate on exhibit at New Kensington gallery in July

Writer Denny Kolakowski provides an ekphrasis on the whimsical creations of artist Bruce Pipman for the new exhibit at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery. The two-man show, “Story Songs,” runs from July 1 to 28. Using vivid and dramatic words to reflect on a work of art is an ancient form of commentary that dates back to at least Homer’s “Iliad.”
Faculty and staff

New adventures begin for six faculty and staff at New Kensington campus

With accomplishments celebrated, mishaps exaggerated and rebuttals tolerated, the Penn State New Kensington community congregated in the campus Conference Center April 28, and venerated six longtime faculty and staff before they migrated from Penn State. Yeah, go ahead and call it a retirement party.

New Kensington orientation smooths class of 2021’s transition to college life

Members of the class of 2021 at Penn State New Kensington began their final preparations for their college careers May 30 with the first day of the annual academic and campus orientation program.
Athletics recruit

New Kensington lands top softball recruit

Coming off a season where his team earned a berth in the conference playoffs, Penn State New Kensington’s softball coach Mike Marsili is gearing up for a run at the 2018 conference title with the addition of a top recruit, Kasey Klapheke.