b2ap3_thumbnail_GinsbergHeadshot---Copy.jpgWaynesburg University’s Christ and Culture Lecture Series featuring Andrew Ginsberg will be held in a three-part event Monday, April 14, through Tuesday, April 15. Ginsberg will present lectures Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m., and he will also speak during the University’s Chapel service Tuesday at 11 a.m. All events will be held in Roberts Chapel.

During his Monday lecture, Ginsberg, who has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare technology, will present “Does Christ have a place in Healthcare Technology?” The title of his Tuesday evening lecture is “A Long Walk to Faith,” and during the 11 o’clock event on Tuesday, Ginsberg will present his testimony, “Jesus, my Messiah.”

Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Ginsberg serves as the vice president and director of advancement at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a nationwide college ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty.

He will share his experiences as a Jewish follower of Christ and will address many of the issues he faced as a Christian in the healthcare industry. These issues range from evolution to the ethics of genetic testing and include other areas of conflict and conversation between faith and science.

His previous roles have been in marketing, strategy and general management in healthcare, including vice president of marketing for LabCorp and a number of leadership and strategy roles for SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline). He has lived and worked in the U.S. and Europe and has led teams on six continents.

Ginsberg graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Genetics Certificate. He also studied at Emmanuel College at Cambridge. 

In addition to the chapel sermon and Christ and Culture Lecture, Ginsberg will speak to Waynesburg University genetics and nursing classes and will meet with campus ministry leaders.

For additional information, contact Rev. Carolyn Poteet at cpoteet@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3302.

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Directed by Edward Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University, the Waynesburg University Theater Program will host an evening of one-act plays, Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The three one-act plays bring student work to life as students perform their scripts written from a recent playwriting course. Original one-act plays are showcased and presented in a workshop format.

“Each of these stories offers an opportunity for actor and director to build a character and a situation from the ground up,” said Powers. “The playwright has given them the words, and now the other theater artists are striving to bring these words to life.”

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226.

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A student art exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University Tuesday, April 22, through Friday, May 2.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception Tuesday, April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the fall semester.

The exhibit will showcase a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawings, prints, sculptures and a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty.

For more information, call 724-852-3247.

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Experience a variety of musical talents as the Waynesburg University Music Program hosts its second Chamber Works concert of the semester, Thursday, April 17. The event will be held at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The lunchtime concert includes performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, the Brass Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Ensembles, the Vocal and Instrumental Combos, the Percussion Ensemble, the Pipe and Drum Band and the Woodwind Ensemble. These ensembles are largely student driven and receive weekly coaching by applied music faculty members.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420. 

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Waynesburg University’s Department of Nursing, SNAP and the Joining Forces Initiative recently hosted a discussion on the importance of routine patient screening for military service. Gigi McNaught, MSN, RN, served as the key speaker.

With 18 years of nursing experience including staff nursing in trauma, surgical and dialysis units, and case management at UPMC, West Penn Allegheny Health System and the VA Health System, McNaught provided great insight into the debated topic of screening for military service.

“The speaker [McNaught] really opened my eyes to the lifelong ‘disabilities’ those who served us live with,” said Linsey Zupancic, a senior nursing major. “She made a point to focus on how we need to be aware that they may not open up to us as nurses and we just need to do our best to assess for any signs or symptoms of an underlying cause.”

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 22 million American military veterans. Due to such numbers, the matter of screening for military service has become predominantly relevant in the health sciences field today. Military veterans and their families are a population with many unique needs including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic amputation and health concerns due to chemical exposure in combat.

Zupancic, Lindsay Morris and other senior nursing students participating in the Clinical Prevention & Population Health (NUR 419) course offered at Waynesburg were in charge of organizing the event along with Melany Chrash, assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of NUR 419. This served as part of the nursing department’s commitment to the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative.

“As a nursing student, this event was very important because it helped us recognize the needs of veterans, and how to provide them with better care and connect them with resources and support outside of the hospital that can make a very positive change in their lives,” said Morris. “I was honored to have the opportunity to work with the Joint Forces Initiative and the faculty in the nursing department to plan this event.”

The Joining Forces Initiative program is led by the American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing, in coordination with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense. Through this program, nursing organizations and schools have committed to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for veterans impacted by PTSD, traumatic brain injury, depression and other combat-related issues.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three adult centers located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 23 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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