Prospective students can chat with faculty online

Prospective students can learn more about the health and technology at Penn State New Kensington, Nov. 18-20, by talking online with campus faculty. “Connect with Us” is a live online chat with professors from a variety of majors offered at the campus. Via Adobe Connect, faculty from Radiological Sciences, Nursing and Information Sciences and Technology will give overviews of the programs, discuss career options and answer questions.

The Radiological Sciences faculty chat is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Radiography is a science combining medical imaging technology with human compassion. As a part of the health care team, radiographers provide patient care using safe radiation practices, operate sophisticated technical equipment and make independent judgments and decisions daily. Radiological services are offered in a variety of settings such as hospitals, health-care facilities, physicians' offices, research centers and equipment sales offices. Careers in radiography offer flexible work schedules that accommodate various lifestyles and employment needs. The radiological sciences program at Penn State New Kensington offers students an associate degree, and graduates are eligible for examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. For more about the Radiological Sciences program, visit

Faculty from the Nursing program are online at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19. The nursing program offers registered nurses the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing at the campus. The 120-credit curriculum is fully accredited, and graduates earn a bachelor of science in nursing that is identical to the degree earned at the School of Nursing at Penn State's University Park campus. The mode of delivery is adjusted to permit adults with community, family and occupational time constraints to pursue the degree with relative convenience in their home area. For more on the nursing program at the campus, visit

Information Sciences and Technology faculty talk with prospective students at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. IST gives graduates a background in the core technical areas of networking, databases, programming, and system integration. Students are trained in key business areas, such as project management and organization theory. For more on the IST program, visit

Faculty chats debuted during the spring 2013 semester. Previous chats centered on the Administration of Justice, Communications, Psychology and IST programs. Video recordings of the talks are available online.

To connect with a live chat or to view a previous chat, visit


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Last Updated November 12, 2013