Diane Hightower, executive director of Hightower Scholars, Inc., makes remarks at the 2018 Celebration of Unity Dinner at Penn State New Kensington on Jan. 25. Hightower has co-sponsored the event with the campus since its inception nine years ago.
More than 160 members of the Penn State New Kensington campus and local community gathered for the 2018 Celebration of Unity Dinner at the New Kensington campus on Jan. 25. The ninth annual event featured special guest remarks, the lighting of a unity candle, music performances and essay readings from youth.
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.
Performing artists Lady Caress and Jared Mahone will take the stage in Café 780 during the final weeks of the spring semester. Lady Caress, a spoken word artist, will bring her distinct style to the campus at 12:15 p.m. March 22. Mahone, a musical word artist, will perform his own songs at noon April 13. Both shows are free to the public.
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.
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.
This year at Penn State New Kensington’s Multicultural Luncheon, students, faculty and staff had a chance to learn about "All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion" and the Oct. 6 kick-off event for the ongoing initiative. The luncheon, held on Sept. 29, is an annual event sponsored by the campus’ Office of Student Affairs.