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During spring break, 12 students will be traveling to Nassau, Bahamas, for an international service trip Sunday, March 4, through Friday, March 9. Led by Dr. Terri Small, professor of nursing, and Lina Hixson, interim director of the RN/BSN Program and assistant professor of nursing, students will provide health services to patients in the area.

According to Small, the group will set up a health clinic in a Nazarene church, assess patients and distribute medications as necessary. Small said they will work with a local physician to provide health education and care to Haitian refugees without access to healthcare.

“Students are able to practice their assessment skills with a different culture, many of whom only speak Creole,” said Small.

Small has served on seven similar service trips. She said this trip is a great way for students to develop their skills as nurses, while helping a community. For Small, the most rewarding part of the trip is “seeing students further develop their nursing skills, as well as re-connecting with friends” from previous trips.

Students attending the trip include:

  • Alexis Barker, junior nursing major from Hibbs, Pennsylvania (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Katherine Burnett, junior nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Chartiers Valley High School)
  • Amanda Groft, senior nursing major from Hanover, Pennsylvania (New Oxford High School)
  • Courtney Hill, sophomore nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (West Mifflin Area School District)
  • Rachel Kaminsky, sophomore nursing major from South Park, Pennsylvania (South Park High School)
  • Brooke Murray, junior nursing major from Grindstone, Pennsylvania (Brownsville Area High School)
  • Kristen Oravec, senior nursing major from Central City, Pennsylvania (Shade High School)
  • Angelina Ortoleva, senior nursing major from Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania (Thomas Jefferson High School)
  • Katherine Trombetta, sophomore nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Mount Lebanon High School)
  • Lexy Waldman, junior nursing major from Round Hill, Virginia (Woodgrove High School)
  • Gabriella Webber, post-senior nursing major from Core, West Virginia (North Marion High School)
  • Harry Zaremba, junior nursing major from South Park, Pennsylvania (South Park High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie at 724-852-3461.

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 Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a Chamber Works concert March 1 at noon in the Marsh Center. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The concert will include performances from the chamber orchestra, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble and beauty and barbershop quartets. The groups are comprised of students from a variety of majors, and songs will include pieces from composers such as Wolfgang Mozart and Johann Pezel.

For more information, contact Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 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_2-23-Mock-Crime-Scene_20180223-203810_1.jpgWaynesburg University will offer a Mock Crime Scene Workshop for high school juniors and seniors Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. on the second floor of the Stover Campus Center, and events will take place throughout the University’s main campus.

Students interested in careers in criminal justice or crime scene forensics are encouraged to participate. To sign up for the workshop, visit www.waynesburg.edu/undergraduate/admissions/group-visit and click the link under Specialty Visit Days.

Participation in the Mock Crime Scene Workshop offers students the chance to experience first-hand the professional world of criminal justice and crime scene investigation.

Sessions will be available for both students and parents and will run concurrently. Lunch for students is included in the cost of registration and will be available to parents for purchase in the Benedum Dining Hall.

After lunch and upon completion of the workshop, families can participate in a tour of campus and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the University and its programs.

For the second consecutive year, College Factual has recognized Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program as a best value, ranking it in the top 10 percent nationwide.

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-Stover-Blackman-lecture.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will host Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston, for a 7:30 p.m. lecture Thursday, March 15. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in Alumni Hall located on the third floor of Miller Hall.

Blackman’s lecture, “Economic Liberty and the Criminal Law,” will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s divergent perspectives toward economic rights and criminal procedure.

“Professor Blackman’s lecture will highlight a paradox in American Constitutional Law, drawing upon many famous legal examples,” said Dr. Larry Stratton, director of the Stover Center and associate professor of ethics and constitutional law. “Anyone interested in the Rule of Law will find Professor Blackman’s lecture to be fascinating. We are very pleased that this prominent legal scholar and commentator will speak and meet with students at Waynesburg University.”

Blackman specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court and the intersection of law and technology. He is the author of “Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare” and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today and L.A. Times, among other national publications.

He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and is the founder and president of the Harlan Institute, whose mission is to bring a stylized law school experience into the high school classroom to ensure that the next generation of leaders has a proper understanding of America’s most fundamental laws.

Blackman has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration and has been named to the “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy by Forbes. Additionally, he served as a clerk for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

He is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.

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.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_2-16-MattieWinowitch.jpgWaynesburg University’s student-run newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, recently got word that it received eight awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA), for work published in the 2017 calendar year.

The PNA is a nonprofit trade association for print and online media in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each year, student and professional journalists are given the opportunity to submit entries for the Keystone Press Awards, in categories including general news, profile and feature writing and photography, among others.

Staff members and alumni from The Yellow Jacket won a total of eight awards in the Division II category, for four year colleges and universities with enrollment under 10,000. This is four more awards than the publication received from the organization last year, which had been a record-breaking year. For Mattie Winowitch, junior journalism major and executive editor of The Yellow Jacket, this is an exciting accomplishment.

“This is a moment that I have been waiting for from the moment I first sat in my executive editor chair this past August,” said Winowitch. “And to be able to say that I helped lead my staff to accomplish this difficult and amazing feat is more than I could ever ask for.”

Winowitch attributes the success to the hard work of staff members and the leadership of The Yellow Jacket advisors. The newspaper has a longstanding reputation for being professionally recognized—winning 4 awards from PNA and 11 from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017. Winowitch is excited to maintain that momentum.

“The Yellow Jacket has a deep history of being award-winning, and by maintaining that pattern, we are further showing the world that we are very skilled at what we do,” she said. “With each award, we are putting Waynesburg University on the map, and I think that’s pretty cool.”

Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator and one of The Yellow Jacket advisors, was ecstatic to hear about the awards. She said the accolades are testament to the hard work the staff puts into publication each week.

“I am incredibly proud of The Yellow Jacket staff for all of their work this year,” said Bell. “Winning a record-breaking eight PNA Keystone Press Awards is a reflection of how dedicated and multi-talented the newspaper staff is. Being selected to receive awards in a range of categories – from featuring writing and sports to photography and layout – speaks volumes to the quality of student journalism at The Yellow Jacket.”

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