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The Waynesburg University Lamplighters Touring Choir will present a “Music and Family” themed concert Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. The concert is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The performance will highlight how music joins each of us together as family and reminds us of our deep-rooted faith in Jesus. The audience will enjoy favorite congregational hymns and songs, as well as music prepared by the Lamplighter Touring Choir.

The concert will be tailored to senior citizens in the Waynesburg community, but all are welcome for a wonderful afternoon of music.

“The Lamplighters hope to connect with the community through a time of hymn singing and then a reception time where choir members can get to know the attendees better,” said Melania Catana, director of choral music and instructor of vocal music.

No reservations are necessary for this event.

For more information, contact Catana at 724-852-7639 or mcatana@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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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The Waynesburg University Players will present “Fools,” a comedy written by Neil Simon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 8. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“Fools” is set in a small Russian village in 1900. In the play, a new schoolmaster has arrived and immediately notices villagers sweeping dust back inside their houses, selling flowers and calling them fish and milking cows upside down.

The new schoolmaster then learns that the whole village has been cursed with stupidity; but as with all fables, the curse can be lifted if the teacher can educate at least one of the villagers in just 24 hours.

“’Fools’ is a comedy through and through and we are looking for an audience who wants to laugh and enjoy themselves with an evening of zany characters and a hilarious situation,” said Edward L. Powers, professor of theater. “In the midst of all the laughter, I hope the audience finds that there is also a sweet message about falling in love.”

Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation, visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/fools/ or for more information, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@waynesburg.edu.

The cast and crew include:

  • Leon Tolchinsky - Shawn White, junior English (creative writing) major from Amity (Trinity High School)
  • Snetsky - Megan Cook, junior communication (electronic media) major from McKees Rocks (Montour High School)
  • Slovitch - Tre' Thomas, freshman sociology (pre-law) major from Mill Hall (Central Mountain High School)
  • Mishkin - Michelle Frye, junior advertising major from Carmichaels (Carmichaels High School)
  • Yenchna - Sara Lesher, junior criminal justice administration major from Masontown (Albert Gallatin High School)
  • Magistrate - Steven Caumo, sophomore English (creative writing) major from Meadowlands (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Dr. Zubritsky - Ronald Loebker, junior engineering math major from Ripley, Ohio (home schooled)
  • Lenya Zubritsky - Haleigh McKee, junior computer security & forensics major from Mansfield (Mansfield High School)
  • Sophia Zubritsky – Tessa Masula, sophomore English/secondary education (literature) major from Grand Rapids, Mich. (Wellspring Preparatory High School)
  • Count Youskevitch - Zack Zeigler, senior communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from West Mifflin (West Mifflin High School)
  • Villagers - Rachael Crosbie, sophomore mathematics major from Washington (Trinity High School); Maura McCall, freshman arts administration (theatre) major from Cabot (Evangel Heights Christian Academy); Kayla Coughlin, sophomore early childhood/special education major from Buena Park, Calif. (home schooled); Holly Hendershot, freshman communication (journalism) major from Manheim (home schooled); Elisha Novak, freshman history major from Lexington, Ohio (Clear Fork High School); Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)
  • Assistant Director - Emily Mielcarek, senior international cultures major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)
  • Stage Manager - Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)

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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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This summer, Rob McKinney, junior sports broadcasting and sports information major, learned exactly what it meant to work in the news business.

The news industry has a history of early mornings that start well before 9 a.m. This is the time during which McKinney thrives in action. He began interning with WJPA Radio Station in Washington, Pennsylvania, in May 2016.

McKinney’s title as news reporter led him to covering a variety of events. He covered Washington County council meetings and different trials. He also worked Saturday morning news.

“I went into the station at 3:30 a.m. and read the day’s updated news every top of the hour,” said McKinney. “My favorite experience thus far was my first Saturday morning by myself.”

McKinney noted that he may have made his share of mistakes, but learned quickly what to and not to do in just eight short hours. He also had the opportunity to interview Governor Tom Wolf and State Representative Pam Snyder while working on different news stories. Through all of his early mornings, McKinney persisted because he said that he loves what he does and that it is worth it when you have a passion for the field of broadcast.

When he reflects on how his experience at Waynesburg helped him prepare for his summer internship, he noted that Lanny Frattare has helped him become the professional he is today.

“I applied to this internship because my advisor, Lanny Frattare, gave me the opportunity, and I knew it would give me tremendous professional experience,” said McKinney. “All of my radio and announcing classes with Lanny helped prepare my voice and my pacing to be an effective broadcaster.”

McKinney’s internship was not exactly what he had expected because he did not think he would be able to be as involved as he was. When thinking about his future endeavors, McKinney speaks highly of his internship with WJPA.

“My internship helped me by showing me how professional radio works,” said McKinney. “I hope to be on television one day reporting the news, and working with news currently can only help.”

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Waynesburg University’s chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society was recently selected as an outstanding chapter for the 2015-2016 academic year. Out of 250 chapters, the selection committee chooses just three chapters each year for this distinction.

The Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society is made up of business, management and administration students. To be selected as an exceptional chapter, the society had to meet certain criteria, including induction rate, exceptional administration involvement and an extensive fellowship application submitted in the spring.

The Waynesburg University chapter was commended for their exemplary performance in chapter operations and administration.

“For us to receive an award that is based on exemplary performance in chapter operations and management shows the students that we, as faculty members, hold ourselves to the same high standards of achievement as we hold them,” said Neeley Shaw, chapter advisor for Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and instructor of business administration. “The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication we have to our students in the business department.”

Anthony Bocchini, president of Waynesburg University’s chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and professor of business administration, and Shaw, began working on expanding their membership in the spring of last year.

Bocchini and Shaw are committed to growing the chapter and continually holding their students to a level of excellence they know they can achieve.

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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_JD-Lydic-2.JPGRecent sports broadcasting and sports information graduate, J.D. Lydic, has uprooted to Erie, Pennsylvania, to start his career in the news industry.

Lydic is currently a multimedia journalist for WICU and WSEE of Erie News Now, an NBC affiliated television station. He is responsible for coming in to work each day with multiple stories, and his news director chooses which stories are classified as newsworthy.

In a single day, Lydic goes out into the community to record video and conduct interviews. He then returns to the studio to edit his footage into a short news package that is accompanied by a script he prepares after the video editing is complete. Complete packages are then posted onto the station’s website with a written story.

When Lydic thinks back to his time at Waynesburg, he recounts how he was prepared for the workforce.

“Waynesburg allowed me to get on-air experience in television,” he said. “I was taught how to be part of the community and what makes a good news story.”

Lydic attributes professors Lanny Frattare, Melinda Roeder, Brandon Szuminsky and Bill Molzon for helping him become a great broadcaster with a wide skill set that made him more marketable when searching for his first job out of college.

Thus far, Lydic has learned that it is a busy world in news and the deadlines come quickly, as he is responsible for all aspects of creating a story.

“I have learned that it takes a lot of work and the starting things young reporters are asked to do can be many,” he said. “You must work through it all to become successful.”

Lydic also noted that Waynesburg’s mission taught him how to be a servant in the community by using his talents as a voice for the public.

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