b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgAndrew Palko was named Instructor of Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer at Waynesburg University in August of 2013. He received his B.S. from Waynesburg University and his M.S. from Ohio University. Palko teaches Introduction to Athletic Training and Athletic Training Practicum I.

Drue Stapleton was named Assistant Professor of Athletic Training & Assistant Athletic Trainer at Waynesburg University in August of 2013. He received his B.S. from the State University of New York, an M.Ed. from Salisbury University and a Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Stapleton teaches Athletic Training Practicum III and Therapeutic Modalities.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgIn the fall of 2013, the Department of Business at Waynesburg University became an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business, and it exists for the purposes of advancing academic quality and excellence in business education throughout the world.

Neeley Lantz was named Instructor of Business Administration at Waynesburg University in August of 2013. She received her B.S. degree from West Virginia University and her M.B.A. from Waynesburg University. Lantz teaches Business Foundations I, Principles of Management and Personnel/Human Resources Management.

In May of 2013, two Waynesburg University faculty members were recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for their outstanding public service to the community. Anthony Bocchini, professor of business administration, and Joshua Chicarelli, assistant professor of business administration, received certificates through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

In April of 2013, Waynesburg University debuted its first official chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society for business management and administration. Twenty-one students from the University’s Department of Business Administration were inducted into the society.

Dr. Sut Sakchutchawan, associate professor of international business and director of the International Studies Program at Waynesburg University, was recently informed that his article, “In Search of Strategic Innovation in Global Logistics Competition: Operations, Measurement and Cases,” was published in Vol. 20, Number 2 of The Business Review, Cambridge. He also presented a research paper at the International Academy of Business and Economics conference in Thailand from June 15 to 17, 2013

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgWaynesburg University, in cooperation with Oak View United Methodist Church and Rev. Dr. David Stains, a lecturer of biblical ministries at Waynesburg University, began offering a Hispanic chapel service each Sunday beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in the Guesmann Prayer Chapel at Waynesburg. Stains conducts the services in Spanish and encourages all members of the community to attend.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgDr. Chad Sethman, assistant professor of biology at Waynesburg University, recently contributed to a report stating that SARM, one of five innate immunity adaptors, stabilizes cell proteins and protects the nucleus from self-destructing during stress brought on by inflammation in response to various types of infections. Sethman and his research partner’s report, published in August of 2013 in PLOS ONE, began with the cloning of the gene into various forms.

In the spring of 2013, Waynesburg University alumna Stacey Pavlik (’09, science/biology) became a Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow. She is one of only 77 Fellows chosen from approximately 2,000 applicants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-15-haunted-lab-resized.jpgWaynesburg University’s American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter was recently selected to receive the “Outstanding Chapter Award” from the American Chemical Society for the fourth consecutive year. The award is a result of the chapter’s activities conducted during the 2012-13 academic year. Waynesburg University was one of only 53 chapters selected to receive the “Outstanding Award.”

Waynesburg University’s American Chemical Society’s Student Chapter hosted its annual Haunted Lab event Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 on the campus of Waynesburg University. Participants were guided throughout the experiment and activity stations run by University students and faculty members on the third floor of Stewart Science Hall.

In 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office assigned Patent No. 8,440,015 to Robert LaCount, chemistry professor at Waynesburg University, as well as Douglas Kern, 1990 and 2006 Waynesburg University alumnus, and John Baltrus, a research chemist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), for a thermal method that retains yet passivates carbon and/or other components in fly ash.

Tiffany Onifer, a junior chemistry major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, presented the research she completed with Heidi Fletcher, assistant professor of chemistry, at the undergraduate research symposium at West Virginia University Saturday, March 16, 2013. She won second place with her research presentation titled, “The characterization of prepared immobilized β-cyclodextrin beads and their binding affinity with enkephalin neuropeptides in microdialysis sampling.”

Heidi Fletcher, assistant professor of chemistry at Waynesburg University, recently received a 2013 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) at the annual Pittsburgh Conference. Her proposal was one of 12 selected for funding from 49 proposals received for consideration. 

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