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b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgWaynesburg University will host a Senior Art Exhibition for Jason Propst Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 10. An opening reception will take place Monday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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.

With several Asian inspired pieces, Propst’s exhibit includes sculptures, paintings, jewelry and drawings he has worked on throughout his academic career.

“Art is important to me because when I was younger I did it just for the joy of creating something I wanted,” Propst said. “Now I do it because there is nothing on earth that calms me like working on an art piece.”

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows 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.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3247 for more information.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgThe Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at Waynesburg University will offer two sessions of a face-to-face Level II workshop for teachers interested in accessing primary sources for addressing STEM topics.

“Using Primary Sources to Address Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) across the Curriculum” will be offered Saturday, April 11, and Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Waynesburg University Southpointe location, and again Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Waynesburg University main campus.

Participants will earn up to 15 PDE CEU hours, with an option to earn ten more post-course. Throughout the course, participants can expect to engage and connect with the Library’s STEM content and resources. Participants can also expect:

  • Peer collaboration and discussion
  • Investigation of the changing nature of science and technology and how they affect society
  • Project development and critique of STEM activities for the classroom
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Pennsylvania Core Standards

Participants who have not completed TPS level I will be asked to complete a 12-hour prerequisite, TPS BASICS, before Wednesday, April 1. Login information will be provided upon registration for TPS Level II: STEM. 

Space is limited. Register online before Wednesday, March 25, at http://tps.waynesburg.edu/upcoming-pd-events.

For more information, contact Sue Wise at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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Waynesburg University’s Stover Scholars met with Greene County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Farley Toothman on March 4, 2015.

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The Waynesburg University Baccalaureate Nursing Program was recently notified of its 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The University's program was one of three baccalaureate programs out of 37 in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve the 100 percent pass rate this year. This year’s feat marks the program’s sixth year of achieving the 100 percent pass rate.

This year, 155,585 candidates tested in the United States and achieved an average national pass rate of 81.74 percent. Pennsylvania had the sixth largest number of candidates, with 7,164 testing from 84 programs with an average pass rate of 82.82 percent. Forty-three Waynesburg University students collectively achieved the 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt.  

The exam pass rate takes into account graduates who tested Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. Students take the NCLEX subsequent to graduation from a baccalaureate, diploma or associate degree program. A student must pass the exam in order to become licensed to practice as a registered nurse.

“The 100 percent pass rate is an indicator of program quality and the cutting edge curriculum,” said Dr. Nancy Mosser, professor of nursing and chair and director of the Department of Nursing at Waynesburg University. “The faculty works to offer a consistently rigorous, standard-driven program. Students understand that professional values provide the foundation for quality nursing care.”

Mosser said that the program plans to maintain the high pass rates by continuing to offer a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to use evidence-based knowledge as the basis for practice.

“The dedication of our students is reflected in the pass rate and their success in being hired following graduation,” she said. “The students work hard over the course of the four years they are enrolled in the program, and we are very proud of them.”

The program offers clinical experiences starting the first semester of the sophomore year, a state-of-the-art simulation lab and experienced faculty members. The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). The department offers accredited MSN and DNP degree programs as well.

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IMG_0676.jpgOn Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Fort Jackson Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution (PASSAR) recognized Waynesburg University for its service to the community through its annual Merit Badge University (MBU). MBU provides Boy Scouts with the opportunity to earn merit badges while being exposed to a wide spectrum of academic disciplines by qualified faculty and staff at Waynesburg University.

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