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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.
Fith Aveneue New Kensington

New Kensington campus offers funding for local businesses

Building owners and occupants along the downtown section of Fifth Avenue in the city of New Kensington are eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funds from Penn State New Kensington to upgrade their buildings.
Four New Kensington distinguished alumni

Four New Kensington distinguished alumni to be honored

Penn State New Kensington will honor the achievements of four campus alumni at 5 p.m. on June 16 in the campus’ Forum Theatre. Barbara Arnold, Gregory Garth, Raymond Mastre and Lisa Veitch comprise the inaugural class of distinguished alumni who will receive recognition from Chancellor Kevin Snider.
Campus staff

Monique Eguavoen named director of enrollment management at New Kensington

Monique Eguavoen has accepted the position of director of enrollment management at Penn State New Kensington, replacing Patty Brady, who retires this summer.

New Kensington Kids in College program offering eight new summer camps in July

Penn State New Kensington has added eight new summer camps to its 2017 Kids in College program. The new camps meld creative thinking with hands-on activities and teamwork to enhance the educational experience of grade-school students.