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3/22/2013 —

 

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“CONNECT WITH US” SERIES
DISCUSSES ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS

Administration of Justice Faculty
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28

Psychology Faculty
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3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 5

Prospective students who can’t make it to Penn State New Kensington for admissions events can still reap the benefits of the recruiting programs with a new online initiative that provides access to campus faculty.

“Connect with Us” is a series of live chats with various departmental faculty discussing academic programs and answering questions. High school students and adult learners can submit questions online, and faculty will answer in real-time. Participants who fill out the attendance form and apply to the campus will have the $50 application fee waived.

The next two chats highlight the bachelor’s degree programs in Administration of Justice and Psychology. Faculty from the Administration of Justice program will be online from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.  The four-year degree focuses on the interrelated components of the criminal justice system: public and private sector enforcement and investigation, legal systems, correctional treatment and community services. The program is designed for students interested in entry-level employment, academic or research positions, or graduate education. In addition to chatting online with Administration of Justice faculty, prospective students can talk with faculty in-person at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, during an open house in the campus Art Gallery.

Psychology faculty will be available to chat from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The program offers degrees in bachelor of science and bachelor of arts. The science component prepares students for careers in clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, and industrial/organizational or social psychology. The arts component combines the knowledge, skills and values of psychology with a thorough  liberal arts foundation.

The chats are hosted by Adobe Connect. Participants are encouraged to read the connection instructions in advance to ensure a smooth process. For instructions and more information, visit www.nk.psu.edu/connectwithus.

Previous chats focused on the Information Sciences and Technology and Communications programs. For those who missed it, videos of the sessions are available and can be viewed at http://www.nk.psu.edu/Admissions/45197.htm

The sessions complement the popular "Be a Penn State Student for a Day" program that allows high school students and adult learners to sit in on college classes, interact with current students and take in the campus' atmosphere. The next “Be a Student” program is set from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Attendees are welcome to enjoy a free lunch in the campus' Cafe 780.To RSVP, call 724-334-LION or 1-888-968-PAWS.

For more on admissions events, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Admissions/admevents.htm online.

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