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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.
New building

Penn State New Kensington signs lease for new entrepreneurial center

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) board of directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved today (March 31) a lease agreement between the WCIDC and Penn State New Kensington. The New Kensington campus will be leasing 4,725 square feet at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington from the WCIDC. This space will be home to the new entrepreneurial center set to open in fall 2017.
Members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council

Members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council

Members of the first Global Advisory Council meeting.

High school students

High schools primed for deciphering math challenges at New Kensington

Archimedes’ spheres and cylinders and Pythagoras’ right triangles and hypotenuses were scrutinized and unraveled Feb. 15 by nearly 100 students from high schools in the western Pennsylvania region at the American Mathematics Competition at Penn State New Kensington.
New building

New Kensington chancellor provides update on Entrepreneur Center

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider previewed the new Entrepreneurial Center Feb. 10 at a meeting of local business leaders and city and county officials in the new Knead Community Café in downtown New Kensington.

Libraries' Gilley to receive highest career award in women and gender studies

Jennifer Gilley, head librarian at Penn State University Libraries’ Elisabeth S. Blissell Library at Penn State New Kensington, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant longstanding contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.
Baseball team

New Kensington baseball team goes to bat for the community

In baseball lingo, “setting the table” during a game means getting on base for the big hitters; for the Penn State New Kensington baseball team, “setting the table” during the holiday break meant preparing 5,000 toys for local families.
Students

New Kensington students celebrate MLK birthday by volunteering

To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., student volunteers from Penn State New Kensington traveled to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 16 to work in the community. The New Kensington students joined students at other Penn State campuses in western Pennsylvania for "Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off," a celebration of King’s life.
Advocacy Fair

MLK Week TODAY: Volunteer and Human Rights Advocacy Fair

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality among races moves closer to reality during Unity Week, Jan. 23 to 27, at Penn State New Kensington. The campus joins hands with the community in celebrating the life and works of the slain civil rights leader through various events that promote inclusion.

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