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New Students Begin Summer Advising Program

During the months of June and July, Penn State McKeesport invites newly admitted first-year students to a FTCAP session.  FTCAP (pronounced FIT-CAP) is an acronym for First-year Testing, Counseling, and Assessment Program. This University-wide advising program gives students the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests, and educational plans before their first semester of classes. Students receive their invitation to FTCAP after completing their on-line placement tests and their Educational Planning Survey.

Spend a Summer Evening at Penn State McKeesport

Join us at one of Penn State McKeesport's Spend a Summer Evening programs! This program is designed for students and parents seeking information on admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State McKeesport. The evening's agenda will also include a campus tour plus a refreshing treat perfect for a summer evening. The two programs will take place: Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center &

Dual Enrollment Celebration Scheduled

High school juniors and seniors who participated in Penn State McKeesport's Dual Enrollment High School Program this past spring will be honored at an upcoming Dual Enrollment Celebration. Penn State McKeesport faculty and staff along with the students' high school staff will be in attendance to congratulate those who were able to jumpstart their college education at Penn State. For more information, please call 412-675-9010.

Fifty-Six Graduates Receive Diplomas

Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D. conferred degrees on fifty-six students at Penn State McKeesport's spring commencement on May 13.  Diplomas were awarded in a number of areas, including business, communications, applied psychology, information sciences and technology (IST). Penn State alumnus Ronald R. Davenport, chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corp.

Psychology Club Establishes Active Role on Campus

For the past twelve months, the Psychological Association of Penn State McKeesport has become an active force in establishing community relationships and serving local agencies with their volunteer efforts.

Faculty Awarded Undergraduate Research Development Monies

The University is currently funding four undergraduate research projects at Penn State McKeesport.  Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects focusing on Psychology, Business, IST, and Communications while pursuing their studies in these fields.  Students may earn credits toward graduation for their research work, and, in some cases, a small stipend.  Dr.

Communications Majors Present at Undergraduate Research Exhibition

Eight Communications students from Penn State McKeesport participated in the 11th annual Undergraduate Research Exhibition hosted by the Schreyer Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Education on April 4 - 6 at University Park. The students, all members of Dr. Kathleen Taylor Brown's Communication 494, Research Projects class, spent the Spring, 2006 semester working on their projects for undergraduate credit.

Edwin R. Crawford Trust Recognized for Decades of Contributions

Penn State McKeesport recognized the Edwin R. Crawford Trust at the spring Blue and White Scholarship Reception for the Trust's philanthropic support of the campus over a 35-year period. Trustees George F. Young, Jr., Bernadine H. Kovacs and William H. Johnson represent the Trust, which was established by the estate of Edwin R.

Kids' College Kicks-off the Summer

We are now accepting registrations for Penn State McKeesport's Kids' College 2006, offering a variety of camps geared to youth in grades 4 through 8. The one-week camps begin July 10, 2006 with different camps offered each week through July 28, 2006.

Nursing Information Sessions Scheduled April 19 & 20

Penn State McKeesport's Continuing Education, in collaboration with Penn State Fayette will be offering nursing information sessions for registered nurses who want to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing.Sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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