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Waynesburg University will host its annual WU GO Girl event Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University’s Stover Campus Center. The event is free and open to community members of Greene County, in addition to high school juniors and seniors.

“WU Go Girl provides a unique opportunity to focus on mentoring and empowering women in Greene County,” said Sarah Bell, executive assistant to the provost. “This event is aimed at educating women and further developing relationships between the University and the greater Waynesburg community.”

Thanks to a $500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greene County on behalf of the Bradford/Forever Greene Fund, the event is being expanded to the community for the first time.

As a result of the expanded event, the University’s Residence Life staff is working in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs and Domestic Violence Services of Greene County.

“Waynesburg University’s Residence Life Program is excited for the prospect of reaching more young women in our community with the positive message that we are worth so much more than we sometimes believe,” said Jacqueline Thorn, resident director.

The event will include three parts: mentoring tables where participants will engage in a ‘get to know you’ session, a roundtable discussion on topics related to issues women face and empowerment stations that will focus on positivity, as well as a variety of topics concerning women in today’s world.

To register, visit https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=777711.

For other information, contact Bell at sbell@waynesburg.edu or 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 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_DrGaryCuccia.jpgThe Waynesburg University Bonner Scholars will host a teen dating violence awareness program at Waynesburg Central High School auditorium Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and all community members are welcome to attend. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. 

University Bonner Scholars designed the program "Love Is Not..." to raise awareness about the signs of teen dating abuse and ways to address abusive relationships. The program will explain types of dating abuse through skits depicting dating scenarios. 

"Love Is Not..." will also include guest speaker Dr. Gary Cuccia, creator of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization. Cuccia will share his personal experiences as a parent of a daughter who was involved in an abusive dating relationship.  

The Demi Brae Organization seeks “to educate our youth, parents, communities and educational system about the dangers of teen dating violence.” For more information about the organization, visit http://www.demibrae.com

Waynesburg Central High School is located at 30 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, Pa. For more information, contact Kimber Blair at bla8078@student.waynesburg.edu or by phone at 724-614-0530.

The Bonner Scholarship prepares students for lives of service by requiring its scholars to perform 140 hours of community service each semester at a local service site of their choice, as well as two summers of service at a non-profit or community-based organization. 

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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