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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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Adult & Transfer Student Information Session April 25

Penn State McKeesport will host an Adult/Transfer Student Information Session on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Frable 117. Prospective students who have previous undergraduate academic work should attend this event to learn more about the four-year degree programs offered at Penn State McKeesport. Please bring a copy of your transcripts and our admissions staff will perform an informal evaluation of the courses for transfer to Penn State.

Faculty Receive Research Development Grants

Four Penn State McKeesport faculty members were awarded Research Development Grants for Spring 2006. "The Cosmopolitan Roots of Senegalese Cinema," was the proposal submitted by Assistant Professor of English, Dr. MaryEllen Higgins. The proposal connects Senegalese cinema to African cosmopolitan movements in the 1930's and earlier. Previous research on Senegalese cinema led Dr. Higgins to the premise that several Senegalese films trace their artistic cosmopolitan roots to the Negritude poets in France and the African diaspora in the United States. Dr.

Spring campus theatre production

Dr. Jay Breckenridge's and Coni Koepfinger's Honors Theatre 208 and the Theatre 282 classes will present Sundiata: Legendary "Lion" King of Mali. The play dramatizes elements of the famous legend. The production is part of the campus focus on Africa.

Spring Open House

Bring your family and friends and discover Penn State McKeesport.