b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgBeginning in the fall of 2015, Waynesburg University will offer a new master’s degree in Criminal Investigation.

“The master’s degree in Criminal Investigation is a 30-credit program that will distinguish our University from many others in the region that offer graduate level courses beyond Criminal Justice, Criminology or Police Administration,” said James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice at Waynesburg University. 

Criminal Investigation is a 500 level graduate program for professionals and students who have completed the requisite undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice Administration or have comparable training, skills or professional experience relating to the field.

The program consists of courses such as Advanced Criminal Investigation, Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, Advanced Interview and Interrogation, Research in the Justice System and Effective Criminal Profiling. 

Students pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Investigation will learn about ethical decision-making and leadership in the field as well as build upon their interview and interrogation skills.

“This unique blend of advanced level courses from each discipline creates an exclusive opportunity for students, police officers and other professionals in the field to obtain a Master’s Degree in Criminal Investigation, not offered anywhere outside of Waynesburg University,” said Tanda.

The Criminal Investigation courses will be offered at Waynesburg University’s main campus as well as the Southpointe, Monroeville and Seven Fields centers. Select courses can be completed online.

For more information, visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/graduate/graduate-majors/master-of-arts-in-criminal-investigation or contact Tanda at jtanda@waynesburg.edu or Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department and assistant professor of criminal justice, at ajack@waynesburg.edu.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is pleased to announce the third annual Summer Continuing Legal Education course in England at Cambridge University from August 2 to 7, 2015.

This five-day program, held at Jesus College, Cambridge University, explores the essential contemporary and historical attributes of American, English, and European law in a wide-ranging discussion among distinguished jurists, academic leaders, and practicing lawyers in this 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

All lawyers who share a passion for the Rule of Law would benefit from this creative legal endeavor, which has been approved for 12 hours of CLE credit (including two ethics hours) in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer
  • Sir Robin Auld, former Lord Justice, Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Virginia Circuit Judge (retired) Ann Hunter Simpson
  • Cambridge University Law Professor Catherine Barnard
  • Georgetown University Law Professor Charles Abernathy
  • Sir Anthony Holland, Financial Services Authority Complaints Commissioner

“This program provides participants with an extraordinary opportunity to explore the historical and philosophical depths of American and English law with premier jurists, eminent scholars and distinguished attorneys from both sides of the Atlantic,” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, Director of Waynesburg University's Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership.

Please visit http://info.waynesburg.edu/cle for more information or to register for this event.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-10-charter-day.jpgWaynesburg University will celebrate its 166th year and the 165th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 24. The convocation will be held in Waynesburg University’s Roberts Chapel at 11 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

“Each year on Charter Day, we reflect upon the University community and its traditions of faith, service and academic rigor,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “For 166 years, our students, faculty and staff have established lives defined by leadership and service. This is a time to celebrate the profound impact they have had on the world.”

Bishop Loran E. Mann, founder and senior pastor of the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, will address those in attendance. The Rev. Dr. Mann’s ministry spans more than forty years and includes spiritual, educational, social and recreational components.

Bishop Mann is actively involved in the worldwide ministry of the Church of God in Christ. In April of 2000, he was appointed Commissioner of Television for the denomination by Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the General Assembly, the legislative branch of the church.

In March 2005, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell appointed Bishop Mann as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission. This commission and his oversight establishes policy for all public television stations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Bishop Mann began global ministry in 2005 when he established the Worldwide Gospel Network to provide religious programming via internet around-the-clock, seven days-a-week.

A respected former broadcast journalist, Bishop Mann received numerous awards over his twenty-one year career as News Anchor/Reporter for WPXI-TV, Channel 11, the Pittsburgh affiliate of NBC.

Bishop Mann attended the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing further studies in religion at Liberty University.

In 2010, Waynesburg University awarded Bishop Mann an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his desire and commitment to live out his dreams as they relate to his God-given talents and serving others.

For more information, contact Mary Fox at 724-852-7677 or visit www.waynesburg.edu.

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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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