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Waynesburg University hosted nearly 400 fifth grade students from all five Greene County school districts Monday, March 26, in celebration of Greene County Career Day.

In partnership with the Greene County Career and Technology Center, Waynesburg University offered sessions for students to learn about career opportunities, including chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, education, fine arts, humanities and mathematics.

The presentations were conducted by Waynesburg University faculty and students and included a special performance by The Lamplighters Choir in the fine arts session and a hands-on activity during the chemistry session.

Students attended in two groups of approximately 200 – one group in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Opposite of their scheduled time at the University, students visited the Greene County Career and Technology Center.

The events on campus at Waynesburg were planned and coordinated by Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator, and Olivia Kelley, a junior communication major.

Participating school districts included Carmichaels, Central Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene and West Greene.

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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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

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b2ap3_thumbnail_prweek.pngThe Waynesburg University Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter will host its seventh annual Public Relations Week from Monday, April 9, to Friday, April 13. This year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots” to celebrate the connections from different sectors and regions.

The Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter continues to invite influential presenters, and this year’s programming stays true to that standard. The keynote address will be delivered by Ben Butler, the founder and client services director for Top Hat. Top Hat is an award-winning marketing communications firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Other presenters for the week include Jim Emmerling from EM Media Inc., an inbound marketing agency from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lisa Conner, the communications and marketing director for the Silver Ring Thing based out of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Alongside these professionals, students will also have the opportunity to attend a program with the National PRSSA Publications Editor in Chief, Natalie Gloady, discussing how to create and maintain an excellent and effective online portfolio.

“PR week is always an exciting time for WUPRSSA,” said Maura Fenske, the president of the Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter. “We learn immensely from the professionals invited on campus and are always grateful for the time and mentorship they give us.”

In addition to the speakers, the PRSSA chapter has added a new corporate social responsibility element to the programming. The chapter will collect gently used professional dress items to donate to the local Dress for Success branch and the local Catholic Charities as well.

The Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter is a five-time Star Chapter of the National PRSSA. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for public relations and communication students that aims to enhance students’ educations, broaden their network and launch their careers.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations
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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-29-One-Act-Plays.jpgThe Waynesburg University Players will present An Evening of Original One-Act Plays Wednesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Three one-act plays will be performed. Each play will be written and directed by a student. This semester, the students presenting plays include sophomore sociology and pre-law major Tre’ Thomas, junior English literature major Rachael Crosbie and senior English creative writing major Shawn White.

According to Edward Powers, professor of theater, the plays’ themes revolve around a mother-daughter relationship, a husband dealing with depression and a family coping with the loss of a son. For Powers, the most exciting aspect of the evening will be seeing students express themselves.

“Students and community are encouraged to attend because these student writer-directors are expressing their own creativity,” said Powers. “These are new plays and every playwright wants to hear his or her words come alive.”

For more information about the original one-act plays, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@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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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WS-Stage---Balcony-Shot---541552_10205228366163472_7363951503342158215_n.jpgWaynesburg University will host the Gross National Product’s (GNP) 48th Anniversary Concert Saturday, April 21. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free and doors open at 7 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.

GNP is a spring musical reunion for original band members and area musicians. Performers include Waynesburg University faculty, staff, students and alumni. The band first performed on the Waynesburg campus in 1970.

GNP was formed in the mid-1960s in New Jersey. Original band members, who will perform together April 21, include Bill Molzon, director of TV operations at Waynesburg University, Scott Buttfield, Tom Minson, Charlie Behrend and Jeannie Clark Fisher.

“This year’s show includes a variety of musical styles ranging from contemporary and classic rock, to bluegrass and country, to jazz,” Molzon said. “The musicians look forward to seeing each other and to performing for such a loyal audience. It’s a big show in a small town.”

“The McCollum brothers from Waynesburg will be in this year’s show. They are talented musicians and played in several local bands during the past 30 years. Dave McCollum is a WU alumnus and will make the trip from Atlanta. Jim McCollum is the group’s drummer. Mark McCollum was Band Director at West Greene Middle-Senior High School and Margaret Bell Miller Middle School. His sons Kian and Patrick also will perform. Jay Van Scyoc from Waynesburg will play bass.”

“It’s a multi-faceted event,” said Molzon. “In addition to being a concert for the campus and the community, it’s an educational opportunity for the school’s TV students. They use the school’s TV production truck to feed the wall monitors in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The chair of the communication department, Richard Krause, supports this type of learning experience.”

For more information or directions to the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, call 724-852-3270. 

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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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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An Ob2ap3_thumbnail_3-27-Open-House.jpgpen House at Waynesburg University for prospective students and their families will be held Saturday, April 21. The day will begin at 9 a.m. in Roberts Chapel.

Interested students can register online at waynesburg.edu/visit.

The event will include information regarding the admissions process, financial aid and student activities. Students attending will have the opportunity to meet with faculty in their area of interest and participate in a guided campus tour. The visit will end with lunch in the Benedum Dining Hall.

“Spring Open House is a great way for students to experience our busy campus for the first time,” said Jackie Palko, director of admissions. “From meeting with faculty to interacting with current students, there will not be a shortage of information or fun at this event.”

Waynesburg University enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students, with more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.  The University has consistently been ranked nationally as a top school for value by MONEY Magazine and College Factual.

Ninety-seven percent of 2016 graduates have reported either working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-22-7393 or admissions@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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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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