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Historian on New Kensington campus to talk about religion and politics

The never-ending debate of whether the Founding Fathers created a Christian or secular country will be the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Penn State New Kensington. Historian and scholar John Fea, professor of history and department chair at Messiah College, will deliver a public lecture based on his book, “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?”
Students flee the building during an active shooter training drill at Penn State Beaver.

Police, students stage realistic active shooter training at Penn State Beaver

An active shooter training drill at Penn State Beaver helped students and police know what to do in an emergency.
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Stand for State provides the tools for Penn Staters to stop violence

Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another, will kick off University-wide the week of Jan. 25.
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Andrew Schocket to talk politics and American Revolution at New Kensington

How everyone from advertisers to politicians use, represent and abuse the American Revolution is the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m. April 5 at Penn State New Kensington. Author and scholar Andrew M. Schocket will talk about “Muscle Cars, Lattés, and Rooftop Grilling: How We Sell the Founders, and Why It Matters.” The event is free to the public.
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Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2016

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2016.
Retired faculty and former students

Two electro-mechanical engineering faculty retire from New Kensington

After combining for 41 years of teaching experience in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) program, Ron Land, associate professor of engineering, and Frank Kadi, senior instructor in engineering, disconnected the circuits of their careers at Penn State New Kensington at the end of the spring 2016 semester.
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New Kensington campus honored with award from city of New Kensington

From AKEG to WEDIG, community development has been the cornerstone of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s eight-year tenure as the head of Penn State New Kensington. The efforts were recognized recently with a “Points of Light” award from the city of New Kensington.
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New Kensington faculty cited for excellence by national organizations

Two faculty members at Penn State New Kensington, Ron Land, associate professor of engineering, and Jeff Roth, assistant professor of administration of justice, earned national recognition recently for the quality of their work in their respective disciplines.
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New Kensington's ABC CREATE initiative moves to the next phase

Educators, business representatives, government officials and network partners gathered at Penn State New Kensington in February for the third phase of the Alle-Kiski Best Practices Collaborative CREATE Lab Satellite Network Regional Hub, better known by its acronym, ABC CREATE. The series of workshops, “STREAM Showcase 2016,” provided participants with updates on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education within individual districts. Adding reading and arts components to STEM creates STREAM. The ABC CREATE advisory board reported on the program's future plans.
First-year students

Free samples of campus life at New Kensington available during the summer

Traditional students, adult learners and veterans can try a slice of campus life July 27 during a “Spend a Summer Day” admissions event. Participants will meet staff and current students, and find out all they need to know about admissions, financial aid and student life. Those who can't make the July event will have an opportunity to spend an evening on campus Aug. 11.