Faculty Achievement

Portion of New Kensington city block transformed into innovation corridor

In 2019 alone, Corner LaunchBox had 10 accelerator program graduates, supported five new startups anchored in Pennsylvania, and helped create 20 new jobs. More than 900 individuals utilized the facility for a variety of free and low-cost activities, including the 10-week Corner Opportunity accelerator program, an Idea TestLab, small business and entrepreneurship workshops, free legal clinics, weekly information sessions, and networking events.

The Anxiety Project

William Doan - Penn State Laureate for the 2019–20 academic year, professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture, and artist-in-residence in the College of Nursing - explains "The Anxiety Project." Doan will bring his work to Penn State New Kensington on March 17. 

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Douglas Starr, Penn State New Kensington music instructor for nearly 20 years, will premiere his personal composition, "All Saints Requiem," on Feb. 28. 

2019 New Kensington Faculty Publications Party

Yesenia Figueroa-Lifschitz (left), library assistant, speaks with Kasey Hudak, associate professor of corporate communication, at Penn State New Kensington's annual Faculty Publication Celebration in the campus' Blissell Library. Hudak was one of many honored at the event for authoring an article in an academic publication.

Trice virtual reality experience at 2019 Off the Wall pARTy

A guest interacts with a unique virtual reality experience at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Attendees of the event's VIP experience were able to utilize a mobile app to hover over graphics to reveal interesting elements designed by featured artist Rodney Allen Trice, professor of practice in graphic design at the Stuckeman School in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture. Trice, who also showcased some of his industrial art pieces at the event, also recently won Penn State's Teaching and Learning with Technology Open Innovation Challenge.