Pennsylvania\’s energy history and energy future is subject of the spring presentation of Penn State New Kensington’s Faculty Speaker Series-Insight Forum, a community lecture and discussion series. Geologist Rudy Slingerland brings his insights on the commonwealth’s role in the energy industry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the campus Conference Center. His talk, “Black Diamond, Black Gold, and Black Shale: Pennsylvania\’s Energy Landscape,” focuses on the past extraction methods of coal and oil, and the new extraction methods of shale gas. There will be a public reception at 6:00 p.m. to meet the speaker. Prior to his talk, Slingerland will meet with campus students in the afternoon. Tickets for the talk are $5 for the general public and $2.50 for campus faculty and staff. Students with college or high school identification are admitted for free. General admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, call 724-334-6056 or contact email@example.com. For more on the speaker, visithttp://www.nk.psu.edu/43522.htm online.