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Danielle Richardson 2016 Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award

Danielle Richardson named Walker Award winner at New Kensington campus

Danielle Richardson was named the 2016 recipient of the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award April 29 at the Academic and Student Achievement Awards ceremony at Penn State New Kensington. The Walker Award is given to the student whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship and leadership contribute to the prestige of the campus. The award was established in 1980 by Penn State President Eric Walker and is presented at each of Penn State's 24 campuses.

New Kensington water refilling stations save 200,000 plastic bottles from waste

While one personal water filter can save about 300 plastic water bottles from adding to the waste of the United States, one Penn State New Kensington water refilling station can save more than 100,000 plastic bottles from the same demise. Water bottle refilling stations, which are attached to the back of traditional drinking fountains, were installed five years ago as the New Kensington campus became more environmentally friendly. The station in the Administration building, which generates the most foot traffic, recently hit the 100,000 mark in bottles saved.
Robert Mathers

Research a 'gas' for newest full professor at New Kensington

Robert Mathers is Penn State New Kensington’s newest full professor. His promotion in June to professor of chemistry gives the campus four full professors among its 38 faculty.
Staff awards

New Kensington staff earn plaudits from chancellor, campus community

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider honored two staff members May 19 as the recipients of the campus’ outstanding service awards. The initiatives were developed in 2015 by Snider to recognize campus staff members who have made a valuable impact on the campus.
Latrobe Country Club

Arnold Palmer experience awaits golfers at alumni tournament

Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club and Penn State New Kensington scholarships are grounds for teeing it up Aug. 1 for the 17th annual Alumni Golf Outing in Latrobe. Golfers will play the same immaculate fairways (or dense rough) and undulating greens that Palmer played while growing up and earning the mantle of The King.
Josh Karelitz, adjunct instructor in psychology, Penn State New Kensington

Former New Kensington student wins campus' Excellence in Teaching award

As a Penn State New Kensington student, Josh Karelitz acquired his knowledge via excellent teaching. As a Penn State New Kensington instructor, Karelitz dispenses his knowledge via teaching excellence.
LIon and kids

New Kensington alumni society bowlathon nets $7,000

The Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society raised $7,000, the second best total in bowlathon history, at its 14th annual Alumni Bowlathon on March 13. More than 150 alumni and friends filled Wildlife Lanes to capacity for the New Kensington society event that was only a $100 shy of the bowlathon standard of $7,100 that was set in 2014. Last year, the bowlathon netted $6,600. Proceeds from the 14-year event are plowed back into the society’s endowed scholarship at the campus.
STEM careers

Youths to learn about STEM careers at New Kensington workshops

Middle school students and high school students can get the lowdown on future employment opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at a series of “STEM Exploration” workshops at Penn State New Kensington.
Navajo visit

New Kensington students ‘dig’ the Navajo experience

It featured Penn State New Kensington student Trevor Guercio building an outhouse. No, it wasn’t an episode of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel. It was a spring break trip in Arizona. Guercio, a sophomore engineering major, joined nine other campus students for a community service trip to Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona to learn about the Navajo culture and history, while supporting underserved communities and contributing to environmental efforts.
New Kensington campus' Entrepreneur Center

New Kensington campus' Entrepreneur Center home to student projects

A riverbank cleanup, a voter registration drive and a homework hotline were some of the community projects displayed by Penn State New Kensington students April 30 in the campus’ Entrepreneurial Center in downtown New Kensington. The students were taking part in the city’s third “Better Block” celebration. Better Block is an ongoing series of one-day events that highlight the revitalization of New Kensington’s business district.

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