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Students, faculty offer wealth of information to new students at New Kensington

As they step on campus for the first time as Penn Staters, incoming students are often out of their comfort zones and in unfamiliar surroundings. Penn State New Kensington’s three-day New Student Orientation is designed to assuage that angst.
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‘The Jungle Book’ featured in August at New Kensington's outdoor film series

Mowgali, Baloo and Bagheera are the stars as Penn State New Kensington’s Summer BBQ and Drive-in Movie series concludes under the stars with “The Jungle Book” on Aug. 10, in the campus’ Athletics Center parking lot. The BBQ begins at 7 p.m., and the Disney flick start at dusk. The family-oriented, PG-rated show is free to the public.
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.
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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.