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b2ap3_thumbnail_12-4-NYT-Graph.jpgErica Chauvet co-authored the Nov. 14 edition of “What’s Going On in This Graph?,” a segment published by The New York Times.

“What’s Going On in This Graph?” is a new segment being run by The Times on the second Tuesday of each month, and is a spinoff of their weekly segment, “What’s Going On in This Picture?”

The segment features a graph that was previously published in The Times but with its entire context removed. Students then comment about what they notice and wonder and they describe what story they believe the graph is trying to tell.

Chauvet, part-time instructor for mathematics at Waynesburg University, moderated the comments and wrote the reveal and Stat Nuggets section along with Sharon Hessney, statistics content director at Mass Insight Education.

“I was recommended for this role by a friend of mine who I know from grading Advanced Placement Statistics exams,” said Chauvet. “As a moderator, I read the comments that students were posting in which they notice, wonder and tell the story they see in the graph. I replied to select student comments and asked questions designed to increase curiosity and critical thinking.”

Moderators, such as Chauvet, are selected to facilitate, encourage, and guide conversation regarding the graph from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. A final reveal is posted the following Friday.

To view the Nov. 14 edition of “What’s Going On in This Graph?,” visit https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/learning/whats-going-on-in-this-graph-nov-14-2017.html.

Chauvet received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with secondary education certification from Messiah College and her master’s degree in teaching secondary education mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_12-2-Christmas-Concert.jpgThe Music Program will host their annual Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The concert will feature both separate and combined performances from the Lamplighters Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band, and will include festive music such as “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and “Silent Night.”

According to Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, the concert is a great way to display the broad talents of students in the Department of Fine Arts.

“This concert always brings the full department together at a most enjoyable time of year,” said DePriest. “The audience will hear some pieces that are traditional Christmas-time pieces and some that utilize melodies that are very familiar but are treated in new and interesting ways.”

For more information, contact DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or call 724-852-3420. 

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_11-28-Top-50.jpgWaynesburg University’s Nursing Program was recently recognized online as a Top 50 RN to BSN Program by RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com.

Waynesburg ranked No. 18 on the list, which measured schools according to tuition and graduation rate data from the CNN Money College Cost Calculator and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, as well as accreditation information provided by each school’s website.

“The continued national recognition of our program is a testament to our faculty and students,” said Nancy Mosser, professor of nursing and chair and director of the Nursing Department. “Everyone associated with our program should feel a sense of accomplishment for what we are achieving here at Waynesburg.”

RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com is a site dedicated to connect nurses with a directory of schools and helpful information about pursuing a nursing career.

The Nursing Program at Waynesburg University has consistently been recognized for excellence and value. Within the past year, the school has been ranked nationally as a top nursing school by Nursing Schools Almanac, ranked in the top five percent for value nationwide by College Factual and ranked No. 2 in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org.

Additionally, the BSN program has achieved seven years of a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) since 2008.

For more information regarding Waynesburg’s Nursing Program, visit www.waynesburg.edu/nursing.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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The Music Program at Waynesburg University will be hosting their annual TUBACHRISTMAS celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The free concert will take place in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the University’s campus. Doors open at 7:05 p.m.

Registration is open to euphonium and tuba players of all ages and will begin at 5:30 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $10 to register. Rehearsal will take place beforehand at 6 p.m.

This year, TUBACHRISTMAS celebrates its 44th anniversary. The world-wide event was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell. Bell was born on Christmas in 1902.

Ironically, much of the music performed at these events was composed by American composer Alec Wilder who passed away on Christmas Eve in 1980.

The first TUBACHRISTMAS concert was held in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Dec. 22, 1974.

For more information, contact Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, at 724-852-3420 or rdepriest@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_11-21-Prokopchuk.jpgJena Prokopchuck has joined Waynesburg University as director of Development, the University announced Tuesday.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Jena to our team,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations Stacey Brodak. “Her stellar experience in program development will be valuable as we look forward to further enhancing our reputation through building new partnerships.”

Prokopchuk brings a combined 26 years of experience in annual, major and planned gift strategies to meet both capital and long-term organizational and development goals.

“I’m happy to join such a talented team of professionals,” said Prokopchuk. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the development efforts and building upon the strong tradition of faith-based, service-oriented education that Waynesburg University offers.”

Since 2009, Prokopchuk has served as the director of the Rosenbaum Family House (RFH) and Volunteer Services for WVU Medicine. She directed a full range of services associated with operating the 40-unit residential facility which serves the families of patients and outpatients receiving care at WVU Medicine.

As director of Volunteer Services, she directed the hospital’s volunteer program and Friends Auxiliary Gift Shop.

Prokopchuk is active in the Morgantown community as a member of the Rotary Club of Morgantown, an officer for the Monongalia County Child Advocacy and board member of Empty Bowls, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to Monongalia County agencies who support individuals and families threatened by food insecurity.

Previously, she served as the executive director of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Prokopchuk holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, specializing in public relations, with a minor in business administration from West Virginia University.

She resides in Morgantown, West Virginia, with her family.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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