Waynesburg University will offer a free, online professional development series for teachers, librarians and professors presented by the University’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. TPS and Pennsylvania Common Core will be held Tuesday evenings from October 29 to November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards focus on student literacy, critical thinking and application of content knowledge in the classroom. The TPS program equips teachers with methods and tools for using the Library’s digitized collection of primary sources to address the newly adopted standards. This program builds teaching skills necessary for leading students in the development of literacy skills across the curriculum.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/Level1OnlineWorkshopRegistration. For more information, contact Sue Wise at 724-852-3377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

TPS is funded through the Library of Congress and is administered through Waynesburg University. The Library of Congress TPS program was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot and was officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006. Waynesburg University TPS continues to serve educators throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and is a professional development provider for in-service and pre-service educators. The TPS program works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers use the Library’s vast collection of digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_bob-randolph.jpgTwo distinguished publications, The Hollins Critic and Consequence Magazine, recently accepted the literary works of Waynesburg University writer-in-residence Dr. Robert Randolph.

Randolph’s poem “All are Lamps” was published in The Hollins Critic, one of America’s leading literary journals. According to Randolph, inspiration for the poem stemmed from an experience in Thessaloniki, Greece, about 18 years ago.

Consequence Magazine, an internationally recognized literary magazine dedicated to revealing the culture and effects of war, will publish Randolph’s “When You Can’t Help the Children Dying from War” in its next issue.

He currently has several works awaiting approval from various publications, including three poems entered in independent journals, one poem entered in an international contest and one scholarly paper entered for consideration in an Amsterdam, Netherlands, conference.

Randolph has published poems and stories in approximately 40 national and international journals and nine essays in scholarly journals. In addition, he has delivered papers on five occasions, the most recent of which was in London in 2012.

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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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