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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.