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b2ap3_thumbnail_Rebecca-Lane.JPGRebecca Lane, a senior early childhood education (special education) major from Ellwood City, Pa., recently received the 2014 Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) Mary Rovito Memorial Scholarship.

Lane is a Bonner Scholar at Waynesburg University and a Vira I. Heinz Women in Global Leadership Scholar. The $3,000 PASCD scholarship will defray Lane’s tuition cost.

“I think I received this scholarship because they saw something deeper than just the pursuit of a degree,” Lane said. “For me, being a teacher isn’t about summers off and holiday breaks. It’s about getting to be intentional with my students as I teach them academics and prepare them for life.”

The PASCD committee chose Lane based on her academic standing, leadership, written expression and interest in teaching. The committee closely considered professor and advisor recommendations and Lane’s numerous extracurricular activities before selecting her for the award.

“Our mission as the Education Department faculty is to prepare teachers who embrace learning and dedicate themselves to service and leadership in the profession,” said Debbie Clarke, chair of the Education Department at Waynesburg University. "Rebecca’s commitment to our mission is evident in everything that she does as a teacher candidate and a student leader in the Education Department. We applaud her accomplishments; she is an excellent role model for our current and future students.”

Lane regularly volunteers with Open Arms Drop in Center and Eldercare in Waynesburg, Pa. She also facilitates crafts for young people at the Open Door in Pittsburgh, Pa., each week and is a YoungLife Leader at West Greene High School. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the Waynesburg University education honorary society.

As a student at Waynesburg, Lane has participated in several service trips such as repairing a house with The Pittsburgh Project, feeding the homeless with the Center for Student Missions in Nashville, Tenn., and teaching students who are deaf in Nassau, Bahamas. Last summer, she spent two months in Kingston, Jamaica, assisting a child with walking abilities and adapting activities to allow for more inclusion.

“I am wildly passionate about what God has called me to do; therefore, I do it to the best of my ability,” Lane said. “I believe that my role as an educator has the ability to cause a ripple effect that can transform the world, especially with the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through me. Each student is an opportunity to change the world.”

Lane will attend the PASCD 62nd Annual Conference Opening General Session Sunday, Nov. 23, in Hershey, Pa., to give an acceptance speech highlighting her desire to be a teacher.

In addition to being honored during the conference, she will be highlighted in the PASCD Conference Program, newsletter and website.

PASCD is an organization committed to the improvement of curriculum development, supervision, instruction, promotion of professional growth and education of children.

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Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at Waynesburg University will present National History Day, a free online professional development opportunity for educators, Tuesday evenings from 5 to7 p.m., starting September 30 and running through November 4.

Participants can earn up to 24 CEU Hours and will have the opportunity to journey back in history and explore different primary sources relating to this year’s theme, leadership and legacy. 

Throughout the six weeks, participants will gain skills, utilize digitized sources from www.loc.gov to support student inquiry and acquire a broader understanding of the struggle for racial equality in American history.

They will experience weekly live audio chats with colleagues and their facilitator, individual readings, inquiry learning strategies, group collaboration and project development. 

Participants who have not completed TPS Level I are asked to complete a pre-requisite, TPS BASICS, before the start date.

Space is limited. Register now at: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=368156. 

For more information, contact Sue Wise at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgThe Waynesburg University Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and the Office of Admissions will host the fall Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The Mock Crime Scene Workshop provides high school students the opportunity to analyze crime scenes and collect and process evidence alongside Waynesburg University students and faculty, as well as experts in the field. 

Students will gain hands-on training from skilled experts in the forensic sciences and have the opportunity to utilize those practices by applying them at a crime scene. The vast array of workshops offered will help students to determine if they can see a forensic science or criminal justice career in their futures. 

“The Mock Crime Scene weekend gives the current students, faculty and staff the opportunity to meet prospective students and show them, through experience, what they can expect by attending Waynesburg University,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. “Our goal is to excite them about our programs, the opportunities available to them and assist them with making lasting connections with our community.” 

Every year, typically more than 40 current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors attend the event. 

To register, or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Jerome-Creach_b-f-maiz-speaker.JPGWaynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Lecture will feature Dr. Jerome F.D. Creach Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The topic of the lecture is “Asking God for Vengeance: The Role of Imprecation in Christian Prayer.” Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Creach is the Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is the author of five books, including “Violence in Scripture,” “The Destiny of the Righteous in the Psalms” and “Joshua in the Interpretation Commentary Series.”

The lecturer holds a doctorate from Union Presbyterian Seminary. His interests include the appropriation of the Bible in the life of the church and the community, with specific emphasis on the Psalms and the Prophets.  

The b. f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b. f. maiz, exists to continue and to amplify his lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. This speaker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.

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Waynesburg University’s Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS) will hold Fall Institute TPS and Pennsylvania Common Core, a free Level I workshop. Fall Institute will be offered Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Waynesburg’s Southpointe Center. 

All educators are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 PDE Act 48 Activity Hours.

Fall Institute aims to expand educators’ understanding of the Library of Congress and help them discover effective strategies for teaching with primary sources. 

Participants can expect to learn how to select and use primary sources, integrate classroom activities with Common Core Standards and foster project development, group discussion and peer collaboration. 

Space is limited. To register visit: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=365230

For more information, contact Sue Wise at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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