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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Paulina Iniguez and Gina Batiz smile for a photo

New Kensington students and faculty celebrated

‘Celebration of Excellence’ features academic, teaching and extracurricular achievements
Paulina Iniguez stands on stage after receiving the 2018 Walker Award

New Kensington students and faculty celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Penn State New Kensington academic and student achievement awards highlights.
Dr. Kevin Snider speaks at a podium during awards ceremony

Kevin Snider speaks at the Penn State New Kensington academic and student achievement awards

Kevin Snider, chancellor at Penn State New Kensington, addresses the audience for the 2018 Academic and Student Achievement Awards ceremony held April 27.

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Penn State announces 2018 University-wide faculty and staff awards

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The invitation-only ceremony for the 2018 awards was Tuesday, April 3, at University Park.

Hanna-Rose, Kalavar receive Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Wendy Hanna-Rose, interim department head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science and Jyotsna (Josi) M. Kalavar, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State New Kensington; are the recipients of the 2018 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Dr. Kevin Snider, chancellor, presents Corner CON event vision to attendees

Corner CON 2018 - Dr. Kevin Snider presents event vision

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider presents the vision for Corner CON 2018. The event aimed to create and build awareness of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E), engage participants through collaborative ideation and begin to articulate action steps the campus will take to integrate I&E on and off campus so that students are prepared with skills necessary for the jobs and opportunities of the future. Corner CON was held at The Corner, the campus' entrepreneurial center.

Dr. Kevin Snider, chancellor, presents Corner CON event vision to attendees

Faculty and staff use innovative mindset and skills to plan for future

With the December 2017 opening of The Corner entrepreneurial center in downtown New Kensington, Penn State New Kensington has already seen how entrepreneurship and innovation can spark positivity and harness energy for the community. The campus, under the lead of Chancellor Kevin Snider, is now committed to spreading that spark even farther.
Faculty and staff post their brainstorming ideas on a wall during Corner CON 2018

Corner CON 2018 - Hanging idea sheets

Faculty and staff post their group brainstorming ideas on a wall at The Corner entrepreneurial center in downtown New Kensington. The first-ever "Corner CON" aimed to create and build awareness of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E), engage participants through collaborative ideation and begin to articulate action steps the campus will take to integrate I&E on and off campus so that students are prepared with skills necessary for the jobs and opportunities of the future.

New Kensington staff and faculty compile their ideas during Corner CON 2018

Corner CON 2018 - Group work

Jennifer Gilley, head librarian, writes down her group's ideas as Patricia Hollinger, director of continuing education, and Yang Xu, associate professor of business look on. The first-ever "Corner CON" aimed to create and build awareness of innovation and entrepreneurship, engage participants through collaborative ideation, and begin to articulate action steps the campus will take to integrate innovation and entrepreneurship on and off campus for student success.

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