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b2ap3_thumbnail_Homecoming-0502.jpgWaynesburg University will host its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30. The weekend will invite alumni, staff, faculty and students to join together for a variety of events.

During the two-day celebration, the University will sponsor its 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5K Run and Walk, a 50th Reunion Brunch for the Class of 1967 and the Alumni Tent during halftime of the 1:30 p.m. football game on Saturday with the 5th Quarter Steak Cookout immediately following.

“Homecoming is a great time for alumni to come back to campus and reconnect with each other and celebrate being a graduate of Waynesburg University,” said Victoria Beppler, associate director of alumni relations. “There will be many opportunities throughout the weekend to learn more about the history of the University and to get a feel for the current campus life.”

The 6th Annual JacketFest will be held in Johnson Commons beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This is a family friendly event in which current students and alumni can connect. Various Waynesburg University clubs and organizations will be present to offer something unique and entertaining.

Also on Saturday, the Paul R. Stewart Museum will feature its new exhibit “Do I Know What I’m Doing: The Multifaceted James D. “Fuzzy” Randolph.” The display will illustrate the captivating life, interests and talents of this extraordinary and beloved member of the Waynesburg family who passed away Nov. 10, 2016.

That evening, an encore presentation of “Dearly Beloved,” a comedy described as “the wackiest wedding you’ll ever attend,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. 

The special performance will mark Edward L. Powers’ 50th major production at Waynesburg. Powers is a professor of theatre and has been the director of the Theatre Program for 17 years.

Registration for many of the Homecoming events is either suggested or required. To register, visit waynesburgunited.com/homecoming17.

The full Homecoming 2017 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Sept. 29

  • Noon – Golf at Greene County Country Club (reservations required)
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at the Greene County Country Club, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Sept. 30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Registration is also available online.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Paul R. Stewart Museum Open House and Tours
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cross Country and Track Reunion (reservations suggested)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All Alumni Check In at Johnson Commons (or John F. Wiley Stadium from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Jacketfest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offerings of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-go Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 11 a.m. – Dedication of the Waynesburg Unity Trail
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1967 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • 1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis Match at the Athletic Field Complex (4260 W. Roy Furman Highway)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Grove City College Wolverines at John F. Wiley Stadium
  • Halftime – Alumni Tent at the Back Gate
  • Post-Game – 5th Quarter Steak Cookout at the back gate of the John F. Wily Stadium (reservations required)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Encore Presentation of “Dearly Beloved” (reservations required)

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University will host Nursing as a Career Day Thursday, Oct. 5, for high school students interested in pursuing nursing. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in room 104 of the Center for Research and Economic Development on the campus of Waynesburg University. Sessions will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.

“Nursing as a Career Day is an important recruitment event that not only highlights the Nursing Program but also allows prospective students to interact with faculty in the lab and ask questions to current students,” said Dr. Nancy Mosser, chair and director of the Department of Nursing and professor of nursing.

The day will highlight Waynesburg’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing; it will include tours, meetings with faculty, financial aid information and lunch. Additionally, prospective students will be given the opportunity to have a discussion with student representatives of Waynesburg University’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore the University’s sophisticated simulation lab with Waynesburg University nursing faculty and nursing students. Specifically, students will learn how Waynesburg’s nursing students experience complex patient care in simulated situations and discover how the simulation lab provides an effective environment for students to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor and decision-making skills for clinical practice.

Waynesburg University’s Nursing Program has consistently been recognized for excellence both regionally and nationally. Earlier this year, RegisteredNursing.org ranked Waynesburg’s baccalaureate program No. 2 in the state of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, Nursing Schools Almanac has ranked Waynesburg No. 49 in the nation, earning a spot in the top 1.5 percent of the more than 3,200 schools considered.

To register, go to waynesburg.edu/visit and select Group Visit. For more information about the undergraduate Nursing Program, visit 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 21 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_AWBeattie-Signing-1.jpgA.W. Beattie Career Center and Waynesburg University are partnering to provide the opportunity for A.W. Beattie students to earn Waynesburg University credits while in high school, enabling them to get a head start on their bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

Today, officials of the two institutions signed an articulation agreement, which will provide a pathway for qualified A.W. Beattie students to enroll in the Early Childhood Education Program at Waynesburg University. Upon enrollment at Waynesburg, eligible students will be awarded six academic credits. 

“Waynesburg values the educational experience that A.W. Beattie provides for its students,” said Dr. Shari Payne, vice president for enrollment at Waynesburg University.  “This agreement is a way for us to help their students build on that experience so they can achieve their career goals in the most efficient way possible.”

The agreement was signed by Dr. Dana Cook Baer, provost at Waynesburg University, and Eric Heasley, executive director of A.W. Beattie, on the campus of Waynesburg University.

“A.W. Beattie Career Center is focused on the development of multiple college and career pathways for student success,” said Heasley. “Post-secondary and employer partnerships are the back bone of providing students access to the skills needed within the workforce.”

The primary objective of the agreement is to maximize credit transferability while retaining all Waynesburg University academic requirements and providing a rigorous program of study. Only those students who matriculate to Waynesburg will be granted Waynesburg credit.

To be eligible, A.W. Beattie students must have completed the curriculum as outlined in the A.W. Beattie Career Center Program of Studies catalog, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and have a test score of at least 75 percent on the respective written and performance sections of the NOCTI Exam.

For more information, contact Waynesburg’s Undergraduate Admissions Office at admissions@waynesburg.edu or 800-225-7393.

A.W. Beattie Career Center is consistently rated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as one of the top performing career centers for high school students who are enrolled in post-secondary education, employed in their field of study or engaged in military services one year after graduation.

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 21 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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Mark Christnerb2ap3_thumbnail_christner.png
Head Men's Basketball Coach/Athletic Administrator

Entering his seventh year at Waynesburg University, Coach Christner continues to lead the men of our basketball program, as well as work with the NCAA, PAC and other athletic personnel on campus to ensure compliance of our 17 varsity sports under the mandate of NCAA Division III athletics. Coach Christner's office is located on the 3rd floor of Marisa Fieldhouse.

How did you end up at Waynesburg University?

I was seeking an opportunity to lead a NCAA Division III head coaching position after working as an assistant at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. I applied, interviewed and accepted the job in April 2010.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Center court of the Fieldhouse! It symbolizes a new start every day.

What’s your favorite annual event?

I’m a big fan of Pumpkin Bowling in Johnson Commons: a great, festive event.

What's your most memorable WU moment?

We’ve had a lot of great moments; pretty neat to see 24 guys graduate and move on to contribute to society after their time here. Each year when we have someone go through graduation it is unmistakably the highlight of the year.

What do you consider the most special or unique part of your job?

Being involved in the daily happenings of student-athletes is such a cool thing. We don’t take it for granted, and we take our job seriously. We want our students to be prepared for life after college. It’s pretty neat to be able to use basketball as a vehicle. Seeing men grow within a team framework throughout the year is simply the best.

To learn more about all Waynesburg University athletics, visit waynesburgsports.com!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Lydia-Horse.jpgThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition, beginning Monday, Sept. 18, and continuing until Friday, Oct. 13. The work featured will be that of senior studio art major Lydia Brennan, and the exhibition will kick off with a reception Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Brennan focuses mostly on acrylic and oil painting, as well as sculpture, which will be represented in some of the pieces on display.

“My artwork tends toward the abstract, taking images and pushing the boundaries of what is real, creating movement and flow with line and color,” said Brennan. “I am excited to show my work because it is a little different, and I think that people will find it enjoyable and interesting to look at.”

Waynesburg University’s Art Program holds senior art exhibitions each semester. Students use the event to display a culmination of their best pieces, before they graduate.

“I plan on having as many pieces as I can fit inside the gallery,” Brennan said. “I’m excited to get feedback on my pieces and to see what people like and dislike about them.”

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638.

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 21 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

724-852-7792 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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