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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-29-HC-Court.JPGWaynesburg University recently announced its 2015 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Grove City College Saturday, Oct. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium. 

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Charles Cook, senior biology (pre-med) major from Cheswick (Twentynine Palms High School)
  • Heidi Dains, senior business management major from Clarksville (Jefferson Morgan High School)
  • Mark Dami, senior nursing major from Canonsburg (Canon-McMillan High School)
  • Rachel Hamilla, senior psychology major from Masontown (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • John Lydic, senior communication (sports broadcasting/sports information) major from Verona (Penn Hills High School)
  • Derrion May, senior biology major from Belleville, Ill. (Belleville High School East)
  • Jordan Mitrik, senior public relations major from Pittsburgh (North Catholic High School)
  • Madison Perretta, senior sociology major from Beaver Falls (Beaver Falls High School)
  • Lori Williams, senior human services major from Mount Clare, W.Va. (Bridgeport High School)
  • Kaitlyn Wood, senior sociology major from Honey Brook (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-15-Pestritto.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and Honors Academy will host a lecture presented by Hillsdale College professor Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Pestritto’s lecture is titled “Rule by Law or by Executive Fiat? How Agencies Govern Without Consent.” 

Dr. Pestritto is the graduate dean and an associate professor of politics at Hillsdale College, where he teaches political philosophy, American political thought and American politics, and holds the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution. He is a senior fellow of the College’s Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and an academic fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Dr. Pestritto earned his Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in government from the Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of “Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism,” the editor of “Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings” and the co-editor of “American Progressivism: A Reader.” 

“Professor Pestritto will show the bipartisan historical precedence which bolstered the administrative state and upset the original constitutional design,” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_BPTW-LOGO-GOOD-with-button.jpgWaynesburg University has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Best Places to Work Awards by the Pittsburgh Business Times, based on the results of an employee engagement survey completed by employees in June. 

“We are proud to be recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a 'Best Places to Work' finalist,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “It’s a privilege to serve alongside the dedicated faculty and staff at the University. This recognition is a result of the enthusiasm and commitment each one brings forth.”

Waynesburg University is one of ten finalists in the “150+ Employees” category. To be eligible for selection as a finalist, companies must reach a minimum level of employee participation, based on total number of employees. Responses from completed surveys are compiled and evaluated. 

Companies are ranked and finalists are chosen in each size category according to their overall engagement score. Finalists are chosen based on the results of the survey and, in essence, by the employees themselves. 

Finalists will be honored and winners will be announced at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 30. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_GW.jpgWaynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Center will welcome guest lecturer Gregory Wolfe Monday, Sept. 21. Wolfe will lecture in Alumni Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Wolfe’s lecture, “Beauty will Save the World,” shares its title with his 2011 book, “Beauty will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age.” The book advocates that art and religious faith should be the basis of public discourse, rather than the shouting matches in which opposing cultures currently participate.

Wolfe is founder and editor of one of America’s top literary quarterlies, “Image,” which is concerned with religious faith. Since 2000, he has been the Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University, where he also teaches English literature and directs the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program, which he founded.  

He has published more than 200 essays, reviews and articles, and has been included in “The Best Christian Writing” and “The Best Catholic Writing” anthologies.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and a Master of Arts from Oxford University.  

The b. f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b. f. maiz, exists to continue and to amplify his lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. This speaker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-4-Bosch_Jerry-Lawman.jpgWaynesburg University has formed an agreement with Bosch through which international business students will have the opportunity to apply for a reserved internship position at the company. 

Each year, the global supplier of technology and services with nearly 360,000 employees in more than 50 countries, will reserve two rotational six-month internship positions in Ludwigsburg, Germany, for a Waynesburg University international business major. 

Qualified students can apply for the internships, which will be offered in the Controlling Department of one of Bosch’s Automotive Division Business Units. The internships will provide students with experience in global business practices and intercultural exposure in the heart of the automotive industry at a time of globally changing consumer trends.

Jerry Lawman, a senior international business student from Poland, Ohio, can attest to the benefits of an international internship with Bosch. From February to July this year, he served as the first Bosch intern from Waynesburg University.

“It was a great pleasure to have Jerry on our international team working parallel with another intern from China,” said Alexander Firsching, a senior vice president at Bosch. “He represented how international we are, and especially in the interaction with the business in the region. It is always helpful to have people from the Americas or Asia on the team.”

Bosch provided Lawman with the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a successful international business. He said that his Waynesburg University business classes helped him to develop the skills necessary to complete the tasks he was assigned.

"My classes really familiarized me with what I would need to know for this internship,” he said.  “In particular, a lot of the classes I have taken involved learning about business terms, concepts and strategies that are needed for a successful internship experience.”

As part of his internship, Lawman attended monthly meetings with Bosch’s Controlling Department, as well as weekly meetings with his mentor to discuss what he had learned from his experiences working at Bosch.

“This internship has really helped me see how important controlling is for international business,” he said. “I learned a lot about how companies have to set goals and adapt to changes internally and externally.”

Lawman also had unique learning opportunities outside of the office. While in Germany, he took advantage of time off during weekends and public holidays by traveling to more than 10 countries, including France, Hungary and the Netherlands. As a result, he has had the chance to learn about cultures and grow his love for travel.

“Waynesburg has taught me the importance of service and selflessness,” he said. “My Waynesburg experience has given me so many opportunities to grow and to better myself as a person.”

Upon graduation from Waynesburg University, Lawman plans to pursue his master’s degree and hopes to continue his work with Bosch. His time there has inspired him to seek additional opportunities abroad, including travel, mission trips and study.

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