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Food drive

New Kensington accepts campus food drive challenge

The gauntlet was thrown down by Westmoreland County Food Bank. It was taken up by Penn State New Kensington. A food drive is underway and students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to show their Penn State spirit.
Student at Lion Shrine

New Kensington student Raven Brunner wins nationwide leadership scholarship

Penn State New Kensington student Raven Brunner earned a scholarship from the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders to attend the organization’s annual conference May 31 to June 3 at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Young students at camp

‘STEAM’ is a snap for Kids in College at New Kensington

Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” movie in 1928 brought Mickey Mouse entertainment to children of the world. Eighty-nine years later, Penn State New Kensington’s “STEAM” camps bring Snapology learning to children of the Alle-Kiski Valley. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) programming is at the forefront of the campus’ 29th Kids in College summer camp activities.
Students at THON

THON is ‘everything to lose sleep over’ for New Kensington dancers

The THON committee at Penn State New Kensington, headed by sophomore Ashley Worlds, raised $15,000 for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund and the fight against pediatric cancer. The total is the eighth-best in campus history.
THON dancers

New Kensington THON dancers, supporters ready ‘for the kids’

After months of working out in the fitness center, monitoring their food intake, and soliciting monetary donations, Penn State New Kensington students Shannon Josefoski and Chad Navarro are primed for two days of dancing at the annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, set for Feb. 17 to 19 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
THON event

Holiday Basket Bingo Dec 8 continues New Kensington's THON efforts

Get ready to be “on” and needing a “crutch and a duck” to secure the blackout game as Penn State New Kensington students are stepping up their THON fundraising activities with the third annual Basket Bingo Bash at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Conference Center of the campus.
Job fair participants

Alle-Kiski Job Fair attracts students, alumni and community

Hundreds of job seekers and recruiters descended on Penn State New Kensington’s Athletics Center on Oct. 6 for the annual Alle-Kiski Job Fair. The event is geared toward students, alumni and community members who are seeking part- or full-time employment and internships.
Chancellor and students

Veterans Week at New Kensington features administration of justice open house

Penn State New Kensington will hold a series of special admissions events Nov. 7-11 as part of Veterans Week at the campus. The week will be highlighted by the administration of justice (AOJ) program open house on Nov. 9 and the Financial Aid 101 workshop on Nov. 10.
Dinner event

Election night party at New Kensington aims to bring out first-time voters

After exercising their franchise, students, faculty and staff at Penn State New Kensington will gather at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Café 780 to watch and discuss the 2016 election returns. The event is open to the public.
Dancing scene

Curtain to rise Nov. 4 on campus production of ‘Footloose: The Musical'

After rehearsing for two months, cast members have nailed their lines, cultivated a stage presence and perfected the timing for the opening of Penn State New Kensington’s fall stage production of "Footloose: The Musical." The play begins a three-day run at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Forum Theatre. Following the first night is an evening performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday and a matinee at 1 p.m. on Sunday.