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From Friday, Oct. 25, through Tuesday, Oct. 29, members of Waynesburg University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will travel to Philadelphia to participate in the 2013 PRSSA National Conference: Foundation for Innovation, hosted by Drexel University.

The annual event, which brings together college chapters from around the country, gives public relations students an opportunity to attend a number of sessions led by professionals in the different areas of public relations.

In addition, the conference allows students to build a strong foundation in public relations while learning how to succeed in an innovative industry.

“I cannot wait to learn more about public relations and be able to take the information presented at the conference and apply it to my final two years of school in my studies,” said Jordan Mitrik, a sophomore public relations major from Pittsburgh, Pa. “I am hoping to take from National Conference a whole new side of public relations I have yet to experience.”

Over the course of the five-day conference, Waynesburg’s students will not only have an opportunity to network with professionals, but also generate ideas for improving Waynesburg’s PRSSA chapter and student-run public relations firm, Red Brick Communications.

Mitrik said he and the other members attending will go through a number of brain-storming activities with students from other universities and colleges to better progress the field of public relations in their respective regions.

Organizations scheduled to have presenters include: Burson-Marstellar, the Chicago Cubs, Edelman Digital, Google Analytics, General Motors Company, Hilton Worldwide, LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Richard Krause, the faculty advisor for Waynesburg’s chapter of PRSSA, assistant professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication, said having his students attend conferences such as the 2013 PRSSA National Conference are aspects of higher education he believes are vital to succeeding in the professional work force.

“Our vision is to have students introduced and networking with working professionals in the field,” said Krause. “This conference will be a tremendous opportunity for our students, and I expect them to gain much from this experience.”

Added Mitrik: “As a sophomore, I am grateful for the opportunity to attend National Conference and expand our knowledge on our chosen field of study.”

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-15-haunted-lab-resized.jpgWaynesburg University’s American Chemical Society’s Student Chapter will host its annual Haunted Lab event Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Stewart Science Hall on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“The Haunted lab is an all-ages event designed to showcase unique chemistry experiments with a seasonal twist.  Attendees will be able to both observe demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities,” said Evonne Baldauff, assistant professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science.

Designed to promote science education by showcasing fun and exciting demonstrations, all ages can benefit from this event. Participants will be guided throughout the experiment and activity stations run by University students and faculty members on the third floor of Stewart Science Hall. It will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to walk through the Haunted Lab.

This year’s activity stations include boogie monster’s toothpaste, glowing worms, spooky slime and the fire rainbow.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Stover-resized.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Scholars recently met with Greene County Senior Court of Common Pleas Judge Terry Grimes to discuss the importance of a broad education and a solid faith in pursuing one’s dream for the betterment of society.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Kesler.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will host a lecture series led by two prominent political theorists, exploring the status of Presidency of Barack Obama in the context of the stream of American history and political philosophy.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Dr. Charles R. Kesler, senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, editor of the “Claremont Review of Books” and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, will speak on “Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism” as a Visiting Stover Constitutional Fellow at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the campus of Waynesburg University.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Dr. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, will present her lecture, “President Barack Obama, the Tea Party and the Future of American Politics” as a Visiting Stover Constitutional Fellow at 7:30 p.m., also in Alumni Hall.  Admission to both lectures is free and open to the public.

“At this critical juncture in American history, having two prominent political scientists discuss the basic ethical question, ‘What is going on?’ in relation to President Barack Obama’s tenure in office will enhance public discourse,” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law.

Dr. Kesler is the author of “I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism,” the editor of “Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding,” and co-editor, with William F. Buckley, Jr., of “Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought.” He has written extensively on American constitutionalism and political thought, and his edition of “The Federalist Papers” is the best-selling edition in the country.

In addition, Dr. Kesler contributes regularly to the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His articles on contemporary politics have also appeared in The Washington Times, Policy Review, National Review and The Weekly Standard, among other journals.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Skocpol.jpgTheda Skocpol is the author of “Obama and America’s Political Future” and “Social Policy in the United States,” and is the co-author of “Reaching for a New Deal.”  Skocpol has been elected to membership in all three major U.S. interdisciplinary honor societies: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Skocpol has served as the President of the Social Science History Association, the President of the American Political Science Association and was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science 2007.  She is the co-founder of the Scholars Strategy Network, an organization that encourages public engagement by university-based scholars.

Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is committed to creatively transforming the ethical state of the polis, bringing insights from the U.S. Constitution’s Founding Era and Christianity to bear in the contemporary public square.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dunbar-art.jpgWaynesburg University’s Fine Arts Department will hold a Senior Art Exhibition Monday, October 21 through Friday, November 15. The exhibit will display the artwork of senior, Hannah Dunbar. An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery.

Hannah Dunbar’s exhibit will feature ceramics, charcoal and pencil drawings, paintings and photography pieces that she has created over her four years at Waynesburg University. Various works will be available for purchase.

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.

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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