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The Waynesburg University Lamplighters Concert Choir, featuring approximately 34 Waynesburg University students, will perform during the University’s chapel service Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

A combination of Lamplighters, string ensemble and soloists will join together in a liturgical presentation of Schubert's Mass in G, sung entirely in Latin. Rev. Carolyn Poteet, director of faith and mission at the University will provide an explanation of how the audience can serve Jesus Christ through the church mass.

Performing since 1961, the Lamplighters come together and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each semester, the students tour numerous local nursing homes and churches to spread the gospel through song, testimony and community service.

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, contact Melanie Catana, director of choral music and instructor of vocal music at 724-852-7639 or mcatana@waynesburg.edu. 

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band Fall Concert will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The Symphonic Band will perform two standard wind band pieces: “Washington Grays March” by Claudio Grafulla, a Civil War era regimental band march, and “Drummers’ Delight” by Henry Mancini.

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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Waynesburg University will host a fall overnight visitation for high school seniors Sunday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 10. Registration will be held in the Stover Campus Center beginning at 5 p.m.

“The Overnight Visitation gives prospective students the opportunity to ‘test drive’ to see what it would be like to be a student here at Waynesburg University,” said Jessica Sumpter, director of admissions at Waynesburg University.

When students arrive on campus, they will be paired with current Waynesburg University students who will serve as their overnight hosts. Through their hosts, participants will be given an inside look at the residence halls, academic programs, student life and campus facilities.

“By staying in the residence halls and being hosted by current Waynesburg University students, high school seniors are able to experience an aspect of student life that they would not be able to experience on any other visitation day,” said Sumpter.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe classes related to their potential areas of study and meet with students and faculty members in their intended majors. A variety of activities will be offered to students including icebreakers, a pizza party, informational student discussion groups and student-assisted worship, among others.

For more information or to register, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Cello_Fury_highres_live.jpgWaynesburg University will host Cello Fury and special guest Texture Contemporary Ballet as a part of the University’s Performing Arts Series Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free to Waynesburg University students, faculty and staff with representation of University ID.

A chamber music group, Cello Fury’s original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers along with drummer David Throckmorton unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations.

Cello Fury has performed on both radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls and music festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), performing for audiences as large as 67,000 and touring throughout 25 states and abroad.

In conjunction with the Sept. 18 concert, the Department of Fine Arts will host two residency opportunities in the Marsh Center. A master class will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., as well as a Fine Arts Collegium Workshop Thursday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. Both will be held in the Marsh Center, have free admission and are open to the public.

For concert reservations, visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/cello-fury.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Joy-Ike.jpgWaynesburg University will host Joy Ike, a Christian music performer, Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

In her third full-length album, independent artist Joy Ike offers her most realized work yet. “All or Nothing” includes 10 songs about giving up everything you have in exchange for everything you need.

Ike’s music, voice and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played more than 600 shows and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many accomplished artists. Her songs have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Her song, "Everything You Have," was recently featured on NPR's World Cafe during a segment on emerging artists.

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