diversity

Take the Penn State Community Survey beginning Feb. 3

On Feb. 3, all students, faculty and staff members at every Penn State campus location will receive an email to take the Penn State Community Survey to share their attitudes and experiences of community, diversity and inclusion at Penn State. Every 100 survey takers will have a chance to win an Amazon or Starbucks gift card.

Soul Steps

Soul Steps, a New York City-based step group founded in 2005 by Maxine Lyle, will perform at Penn State New Kensington on Feb. 27 at 12:15 p.m. in the Forum Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public.

True Black History Museum

The True Black History Museum, a traveling museum teaching Black history through showcasing historical artifacts, will visit Penn State New Kensington on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The exhibit, much like the one pictured at Henry Ford College, will be in the campus Athletic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a lecture  at 12:05 p.m. in the Forum Theatre that same day.

Unity Week planned at New Kensington

Annual week of events includes the community Celebration of Unity Dinner, a performance by poet Aman Batra, a volunteer and human rights advocacy fair, and a Stand for State bias and discrimination workshop.

New Kensington campus community ‘All In’ with multicultural luncheon

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.

New Kensington students ‘dig’ the Navajo experience

It featured Penn State New Kensington student Trevor Guercio building an outhouse. No, it wasn’t an episode of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel. It was a spring break trip in Arizona. Guercio, a sophomore engineering major, joined nine other campus students for a community service trip to Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona to learn about the Navajo culture and history, while supporting underserved communities and contributing to environmental efforts.