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Spring 2017 speaker

Community visionary Kevin Bode to deliver commencement address at New Kensington

Kevin Bode, financial adviser and founder of Knead Community Café in downtown New Kensington, will be the principle speaker at Penn State New Kensington’s spring commencement ceremony on May 6 in the Athletics Center.
Threatre camp

New Kensington offers a lifetime of learning, cultural events, entertainment

Educational opportunities abound at Penn State New Kensington. And not for just traditional college students. A lifetime of learning at the campus encompasses youths, teens and adult learners.
Sustainability reception

New Kensington’s sustainability paws getting greener

A year after becoming the first campus to complete successfully Level I certification, Penn State New Kensington duplicated the feat in November by earning Level II certification from the Penn State Sustainability Institute’s Green Paws program.
Student research

Fresh from New Kensington

Local produce is often marketed as “fresh from the farm.” Penn State New Kensington sophomore agricultural sciences student Hannah Albright wants produce rebranded as “fresh from down the street.”
Student testing water

Former New Kensington student’s ‘fracking’ research competing in Dubai

Michael Cavazza took on Penn State in March. Then he took on North America in April. Now he takes on the world in September. Cavazza, a former student at Penn State New Kensington, will compete in a student research paper competition against 14 international regional winners at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Sophia Loza

Small campus, big world

About three quarters of Penn State Beaver students are from the area and commute to campus. Weeklong study abroad trips are a way to encourage travel, challenge world views and broaden perspectives while minimizing time and cost.

New Kensington water refilling stations save 200,000 plastic bottles from waste

While one personal water filter can save about 300 plastic water bottles from adding to the waste of the United States, one Penn State New Kensington water refilling station can save more than 100,000 plastic bottles from the same demise. Water bottle refilling stations, which are attached to the back of traditional drinking fountains, were installed five years ago as the New Kensington campus became more environmentally friendly. The station in the Administration building, which generates the most foot traffic, recently hit the 100,000 mark in bottles saved.
New Kensington campus' Entrepreneur Center

New Kensington campus' Entrepreneur Center home to student projects

A riverbank cleanup, a voter registration drive and a homework hotline were some of the community projects displayed by Penn State New Kensington students April 30 in the campus’ Entrepreneurial Center in downtown New Kensington. The students were taking part in the city’s third “Better Block” celebration. Better Block is an ongoing series of one-day events that highlight the revitalization of New Kensington’s business district.