Dana Baer, professor of criminal justice, attended the Pennsylvania Bar training held in Washington County on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice, instructed Post-Blast Investigation courses in Alabama for seven weeks during the summer of 2014. Tanda also instructed Hostage Negotiators for the State at State Correctional Institution SCI-Greene Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
The Waynesburg University Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and the Office of Admissions hosted the fall Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. 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.
Approximately 17 criminal justice administration students completed internships at various agencies over the course of the summer of 2014. The experiences ranged from legal research to probation and parole to hands-on law enforcement.
Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Club participated in the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Plunge at Heinz Field Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, to raise money for Special Olympics. The Criminal Justice Club raised more than $1,500 leading up to the event. This was the second year that the club participated. In two years, the club has raised more than $2,500.
Eight Waynesburg University Criminal Justice students assisted the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in training exercises Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
The Waynesburg University Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the Office of Admissions hosted the spring Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Waynesburg University, in conjunction with local, state and federal law enforcement as well as the University’s Criminal Justice Department and Department of Public Safety, held an Active Shooter Learning Drill Sunday, April 12, 2015. Similar to other mock events held on campus, such as the Mock Crime Scene event and Sports Broadcasting Camp, the drill was highly participative as an experiential learning opportunity. Approximately seventy criminal justice administration majors had the opportunity to be a part of the exercise and learn alongside professionals who have also chosen a life of service in public safety.
Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department welcomed two guests who brought legends of the Pittsburgh Mob to life in April of 2015. Ed Reiser and Bruce Teitelbaum, longtime experts in the field of criminal justice, visited Waynesburg University to share insight into the world of organized crime, or mob activity, with criminal justice administration students.
Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Club hosted a Special Olympics Meet-and-Greet event Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the Waynesburg University Gymnasium. In conjunction with the Special Olympics Greene County Program, the purpose of the event was to inform the community of the local program and the benefits of participating.