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Kvasny, Rotunno, Wood named 2014 Penn State Teaching Fellows

Lynette Kvasny, associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology; Laura Rotunno, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona, and Jennifer Wood, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State New Kensington, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2014 Penn State Teaching Fellows. The Penn State Alumni Association, in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate governing bodies, established the award in 1985. It honors distinguished teaching and provides encouragement and incentive for excellence in teaching. Recipients are expected to share their talents and expertise with others throughout the University system during the year following the award presentation.

Charlton, Doyle, Larson named Penn State Teaching Fellows

Jane Charlton, professor of astronomy and astrophysics in the Eberly College of Science; Richard Doyle, professor of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; and Allen Larson, associate professor of communications at Penn State New Kensington, have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2015 Penn State Teaching Fellows.

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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