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The Waynesburg University Forensic Science Club will host the annual fall Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Nov. 11.

According to Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science, the purpose of the workshop is to give high school students an opportunity to explore the areas of forensic science and criminal justice.

“The main goal of the Mock Crime Scene is to give prospective students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience in the areas of forensic science and criminal justice in order to help them make an informed decision about their future major and career choice,” said Musko.

In the morning, students will be rotated through workshops for particular skillsets, including fingerprinting and crime scene processing. Then, later that day, they will experience a crime scene, where they must utilize the skills they learned to solve the case.

Musko said Mock Crime Scene has the added benefit of introducing high school students to the programs available at Waynesburg University.

“It gives them the chance to meet and work with our current students, which helps build our community and show them what our university and programs have to offer,” she said.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, call the Office of Admissions at 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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-16-Stover-Center-Lecture-Series_Glazer.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will host Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer Thursday, Oct. 26. Judge Glazer will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall which is free and open to the public.

Titled “The Challenge to Chat – How Can We Talk to Each Other?,” the lecture will explore the challenges of being a prospective lawyer or public leader in today’s polarizing political climate. Glazer will stress the importance of civil discourse and respect for the Rule of Law in the context of ethical challenges that exist in America’s cultural divide.

“We are very pleased that Judge Glazer will share his insights about professionalism, civil discourse and the Rule of Law which he has gleaned from a distinguished career of ethical leadership with Waynesburg University students,” said Dr. Lawrence Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and associate professor of ethics constitutional law.

Glazer was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 1991. In 2011, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to clean up corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court system.

Prior to the bench, he served as an assistant United States attorney in Philadelphia and was chief of the Fraud Section. Glazer began his career working for private law firms in Philadelphia and Chicago.

He was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture in French at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris concerning the American judicial process. He has also lectured in England, Russia and Belarus, and has published articles in France and the United States.

Glazer currently serves as an adjunct instructor in trial practice at the Villanova University Law School.

He attended The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude with distinction, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

For more information, contact Stratton at lstratto@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7702.

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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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-16-haunted-lab.jpgWaynesburg University’s American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter will host its annual Haunted Lab event Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fifth floor of Stewart Science Hall on Waynesburg University’s campus.

The walk-through event is open to the public and will showcase over 20 interactive demonstrations and activities geared toward a K-12 audience, though undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

“The Haunted Lab is a unique event that the whole family can attend,” said Dr. Evonne Baldauff, associate professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science. “Participants get to interact with our undergraduate science majors to witness interesting demonstrations and fun hands-on activities. We hope that the experience gets kids excited and shows them that science is something they might one day want to study in college.”

The event is designed to promote science education by showcasing fun and exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities.

For more information, contact Balduaff at 724-852-7617 or ebaldauf@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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_best-value_cip-51.38_hq.pngb2ap3_thumbnail_best-value_cip-43.01_hq.pngb2ap3_thumbnail_best-colleges-for-money__hq.pngWaynesburg University has been recognized as a “Best College for the Money” for the second consecutive year by College Factual, placing the University in the top 15 percent nationwide. Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice and Nursing Programs were also identified as a “Best Value.”

“We are proud to be consistently recognized on a national level as best value school,” said President Douglas G. Lee. “It is a priority of ours to ensure an affordable Christian higher education is possible for our students in an increasingly competitive market.”

The ranking, published by USA Today, places Waynesburg 155th out of the more than 1,300 schools on the list. The University also ranked in the top 10 percent of schools in Pennsylvania for value.

Both Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice and Nursing Programs ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide.

College Factual ranks schools for best value by estimating the actual average cost for an undergraduate degree, using the quality results from the best colleges ranking and personalized factors, such as location, cost and financial aid.

Recently, Waynesburg University was named to MONEY Magazine’s 2017-2018 “Best Colleges For Your Money” list. Additionally, 98 percent of 2015 graduates have been reported working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of 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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Six students, led by Adrienne Tharp, coordinator for the Bonner Scholar Program, will be serving Greene County Habitat for Humanity during their fall breaks. The service trip will take place from Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20.

“They will have an opportunity to work on houses in our community for families,” said Tharp. “They will be gaining new skills, learning more about our community and helping families work on their homes. Students will develop as service leaders by learning more about our community, building on new and old skills and hopefully wanting to continue to serve in the community.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Lauren Auten, senior art major from Normal, Illinois (Home School)
  • Faith Cross, junior athletic training major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Alyxis Dunlevy, freshman nursing major from Munhall, Pennsylvania (Steel Valley High School)
  • Elinore Loch, senior biochemistry major from Syracuse, New York (Faith Heritage School)
  • Tristan Sandrosky, senior environmental science major from New Salem, Pennsylvania (Uniontown Area High School)
  • Patience Yobp, junior criminal justice and forensic account major from Mars, Pennsylvania (Mars Area High School)

For more information about the trip, 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 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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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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