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Waynesburg University recently reached a new affiliation agreement with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to provide Waynesburg students great opportunities and incentives to study abroad.

“Partnering with ISA is extremely beneficial for Waynesburg University’s study abroad program,” said Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator. “This agreement increases potential study abroad destinations by more than double, providing more opportunities for students to gain global perspective and knowledge.”

The agreement will give Waynesburg students a $200 discount on ISA programs. Additionally, all credits earned by completion of coursework through an ISA program will be accepted by Waynesburg University.

Started in 1987, ISA offers undergraduate students in the United States and Canada the wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and The Pacific.

Programs offered by ISA align with the following majors and fields of study: agriculture, biology, business, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, education, engineering, environment studies, fine and performing arts, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, intensive language, mathematics, physics, political science and international relations, psychology and urban studies and planning.

To qualify for a study abroad program, Waynesburg University students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and receive a favorable recommendation from their academic adviser.

Interested students should contact the Office of Academic Affairs by emailing Bell at sbell@waynesburg.edu or calling 724-852-7790.

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_3-5-CSI-Camp.jpgThe Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Waynesburg University will host its annual summer Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp Sunday, June 17, through Friday, June 22, on the University’s main campus. The camp is open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The registration fee of $500 includes all meals, housing and activity materials for the six-day camp. The deadline to register is May 7. Students may also apply for a scholarship to help defray the full registration cost. The scholarship deadline is April 9. To register or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.waynesburg.edu/csi-camp.

“Our CSI camp provides an irreplaceable hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers in forensic science and criminal justice,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. “The goal for our attendees is to arm them with the knowledge and experience to make a more informed decision regarding future careers in forensics and law enforcement.”

The camp offers students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, such as officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Pennsylvania State Police Department and the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office, among others.

Camp sessions will include crime scene processing, forensic drug analysis, fundamentals of fingerprinting and bloodstain pattern analysis, among other subject-specific activities.

Waynesburg students who are currently forensic science or criminal justice administration majors assist at the camp by mentoring participating students.

“The structure of the camp has attendees working in teams mentored by current Waynesburg University forensic science and criminal justice students,” added Musko. “Approximately 25 percent of attendees from camp have become Waynesburg students and eventual camp staff members. This is a testament to the impact the camp leaves on the attendees, as well as the ‘pay it forward’ culture we work so hard to cultivate here at Waynesburg.”

For more information, contact Bob Barnhart, admissions counselor, at rdbarnha@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3346.

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_3-1-AK.pngAddisen Knetzer, a senior public accounting major from Houston, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded the Outstanding Accounting Student Achievement Award by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

The award was presented to three students and included a $2,000 scholarship. Twenty-eight students from 11 different institutions in the Pittsburgh region applied.

“I am truly thankful to have received this award,” said Knetzer. “I find so much value in scholarships like this because I’ve given back to my community, and I know the significance of helping those in need.”

Knetzer learned of the scholarship through Jayne Olshanski, assistant professor of accounting at Waynesburg University. The application required a 500-word essay about the importance of internal auditors and the applicants desire to become one.

In her essay, Knetzer wrote, “I recognize the importance of giving aid to the community because this is how people grow and become successful. Nobody should have to kick their aspirations down the line because they can’t afford the tools to reach them.”

Reflecting on the award and her time at Waynesburg, Knetzer not only acknowledges the level of education she has received, but also the experiences she has had.

“I’ve learned about my profession in numerous classes, but learning to conceptualize and critically think is more important than learning a basic fact,” said Knetzer. “I will continue to learn after I leave Waynesburg, but it is the unique professional, athletic and social experiences that I can’t replace.”

Upon graduation in the spring, Knetzer will begin an internship as a member of the audit team at Holsinger, P.C., a certified public accounting firm in Pittsburgh.

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_2-26-CIA-Dujmovic.jpgThis week, Waynesburg University offers unique opportunities for students to learn more about careers with the CIA.

Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program hosted Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic, a former intelligence officer for the CIA, Monday, Feb. 26.

Dr. Dujmovic, who currently serves as visiting assistant professor of politics and director of the Intelligence Studies Program at The Catholic University of America, spoke to students in specific criminal justice courses and addressed more than 100 students in an evening lecture.

“Dr. Dujmovic’s impressive service, career work and historical knowledge of the CIA’s casework and intelligence gathering is invaluable information to introduce to our criminal justice students,” said James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice and director of security operations and emergency management. “It was particularly beneficial for our students who have an interest in intelligence gathering and analysis, counter-terrorism or homeland security.”

While employed at the CIA, Dr. Dujmovic was a speechwriter for the director of central intelligence, editor of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) and manager of analysts working on Southeast Asian issues.

Additionally, he was a member of the CIA history staff, where he served on the editorial board of the Journal Studies in Intelligence and directed the Oral History program. Much of his historical work with the CIA was classified, but his unclassified work on agency operations, culture and historiography has appeared in various books and journals.

“Dr. Dujmovic provided Waynesburg’s criminal justice students with a unique perspective and valuable insight as a highly trained expert into a secretive U.S. Intelligence Agency that most people do not have access to,” said Tanda.

Dr. Dujmovic’s visit will be followed by a March 1 on-campus recruitment event with representatives from the CIA. The event will offer students an information question and answer session and networking sessions with CIA officers. Separate one-on-one sessions will be held for pre-selected students.

In addition to Waynesburg University, students from Bethany College, Carlow University, Chatham University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Geneva College, Grove City College, La Roche College, Penn State Fayette, Robert Morris University, Seton Hill University, Saint Vincent College, Washington & Jefferson College, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Westminster College, will attend the event.

Waynesburg criminal justice administration majors have a history of earning a number of posts with federal agencies. Recent graduates have been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Secret Service and United States Customs and Border Patrol.

“Our criminal justice program continues to expand its curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level to include high-level intelligence courses which expose our students to twenty-first century national security challenges and careers in the federal government,” added Tanda.

For the second consecutive year, Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program was nationally recognized as a best value in the 2018 College Factual “Best Colleges Nationwide” rankings published by USA Today. The program placed in the top 5 percent, ranking No. 12 out of 382 similar school programs in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice Administration Program, visit www.waynesburg.edu/cja.

For more information about the recruitment event, contact Marie Coffman at 724-852-3399 or mcoffman@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

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b2ap3_thumbnail_2-23-TWC.pngWaynesburg University students will soon have the opportunity to complete a one-semester internship in Washington, D.C., through a partnership agreement with The Washington Center effective the 2018-19 academic year.

“Waynesburg University is thrilled to partner with a program that aims to help students solidify career goals while they complete an internship in Washington, D.C.,” said Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator. “The Washington Center Academic Internship Program gives students an opportunity to form personal and professional connections while expanding global literacy and critical thinking skills. This program provides one more opportunity for Waynesburg students to learn and grow.”

The Washington Center serves as a bridge between higher education and professional careers while providing dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to empower and motivate young people to become engaged global citizens.

The Center is responsible for offering immersive internships and academic seminars to students from hundreds of higher education institutions across the United States and from more than 25 countries.

To be eligible, Waynesburg University students must have completed two semesters and have a cumulative grade point average no lower than 2.75.

Students will receive credit through Waynesburg University for participation in the program.

The priority application deadline is April 18 for the fall 2018 semester and Oct. 17 for the spring 2019 semester.

Interested students should contact Bell, in the Office of Academic Affairs, at sbell@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7790, for specific application information and requirements.

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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