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b2ap3_thumbnail_Tanner-Downing-2.JPGWaynesburg University’s Department of Fine Arts will hold a Senior Art Exhibition Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Nov. 14, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will display the artwork of senior art major Tanner Downing. An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Downing’s exhibit will feature watercolor and acrylic paintings, pencil and pen drawings and sculptures he has created during his four years at Waynesburg University. Various works will be available for purchase. 

The Art Program at Waynesburg University enables students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits.

Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ETC-Rankings-Logo-2015-RGB--to-408-top-College-sm.jpgWaynesburg University has been ranked a top value college in an outcome-based college rankings index compiled by Educate To Career (ETC) for the second consecutive year.

The University ranked No. 104 out of the 1,224 schools listed in the nationwide ETC College Rankings Index for 2015. Included in the ranking are more than 1,200 accredited four-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students, representing 94 percent of all students enrolled in four-year colleges.

“We feel that the colleges scoring in the top one-third of our index, number 1 through number 408, are doing a very good job on behalf of their students,” said Michael R. Havis, ETC president and founder.

According to ETC, colleges in the top third of the ETC Index have a relatively high percentage of graduates employed in their field of study and the earnings of graduates are relatively high. In addition, a majority of students graduate in four or five years and loan default rates are very low.

“The ETC College Rankings Index measures the improvement in employability and earnings that a particular college brings to its graduates, relative to students similarly situated at other colleges,” said Havis. “Students and parents are focused on the value added by going to a particular college and pursuing a specific area of study.”

Waynesburg University’s career path analysis report states that 97 percent of 2013 graduates reported working full-time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. Additionally, according to the federal government's College Scorecard, the loan default rate for Waynesburg graduates is 4.5 percent, which is substantially lower than the national average of 14.7 percent.

The ETC Index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students, according to a description of the index on the group's website.

The full ETC College Ranking Index can be found at

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b2ap3_thumbnail_JudgeGary.jpgPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer will present a lecture, "Battling Corruption in the Judiciary," as part of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership Lecture Series Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in room 104 of the Center for Economic Development. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

"Judge Glazer's background as a Federal Prosecutor and Court of Common Pleas Judge, in addition to his appointment to battle corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court, will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for Waynesburg University students interested in public service," said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law at Waynesburg University.

Judge Glazer was appointed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille to clean up the Philadelphia traffic court in 2011.

He has a distinguished background as a federal prosecutor and a lawyer and was elected to the Philadelphia bench in 1991. He has lectured in Belarus, England, France and Russia about American law, and in 2005 he was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris. He teaches Trial Practice at Villanova University Law School.

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The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Waynesburg University will hold a Creative Writing Workshop for high school students in grades seven through twelve Friday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m.

The event will feature Patricia Kirk, professor and essayist from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. Kirk will also offer a reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, on the second floor of Eberly Library. The public is invited to attend.

The goal of the Creative Writing Workshop is to give high school students the opportunity to engage their imaginations and strengthen their writing skills through writing exercises provided by workshop facilitators.

Activities will include two workshops facilitated by the faculty of the Department of English and Foreign Languages. During the student workshops, teachers can attend a workshop facilitated by Kirk.

Kirk is the author of two spiritual memoirs, “Confessions of an Amateur Believer” and “A Field Guide to God; A Seeker’s Manual;” a food memoir, “Starting from Scratch: A Wandering Cook in Search of Home;” a self-help book, “Easy Burdens: Doing the Stress-Free, Guilt-Free Work of God;” and a collection of essays, “The Gospel of Christmas: Reflections for Advent.” Her essays and other writings have been published in such journals as Quarterly West, Guideposts and The International Journal of Children’s Spirituality.

For more information, contact Amy Randolph at 724-852-3430.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_4551.JPGWaynesburg University recently announced its 2014 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Case Western Reserve University Saturday, Oct. 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium.

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Kenneth Cline, senior accounting major from Bloomingdale, Ohio (Indian Creek High School)
  • Jessica Gavin, senior athletic training major from Youngstown, Ohio (Chaney High School)
  • Rebecca Lane, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Ellwood City, Pa. (Laurel Junior-Senior High School)
  • Cara Petrone, senior forensic science major from Canonsburg, Pa. (Canon-McMillan High School)
  • Jacob Shultz, senior athletic training major from Hermitage, Pa. (Hickory High School)
  • Kristen Stone, senior forensic science major from Burgettstown, Pa. (Burgettstown Area Middle/High School)
  • Phillip Szalla, senior criminal justice administration major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (South Park High School)
  • Shelby Tabrosky, senior communication (sports broadcasting/sports information) major from Glenshaw, Pa. (Shaler Area High School)
  • RJ Tonks, senior sports management major from Greensburg, Pa. (Greater Latrobe Senior High School)

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