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b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.pngThe Waynesburg University Music Program will offer its second Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, April 16, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The lunchtime concert includes performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, Vocal and Instrumental Combos, Percussion Ensemble, Pipe and Drum Band and Woodwind Ensemble. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.  

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_pottery.pngA student art exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 24. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the spring semester. 

The exhibit will showcase a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawings, prints, sculptures and a variety of two- and three- dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty. 

“Art is not really complete until it is shown to someone else,” said Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art and art program director at Waynesburg University. “For many of the students, this will be the only time they will get to see their work on display in an art gallery. That experience alone shows the importance of the student exhibits.” 

For more information, call 724-852-3247. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mattress2.pngThe Waynesburg University Players will present “Once Upon a Mattress” Wednesday, April 8, through Saturday, April 11, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Directed and produced by Edward Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University, this is the first time the Waynesburg University Players will present this show.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” inspired by the classic fairytale “The Princess and the Pea,” follows Princess Winnifred, an ungainly, brash girl competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless. Although fond of each other, the princess must pass a series of proper princess tests given by Dauntless’ overbearing mother, Queen Aggravain, who does not want her son to marry.

“Every musical has its own excitement as we get closer and closer to opening night,” said Powers. “This show is exciting in the fact that this is the first time on our stage for a large number of these actors.”

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226 or visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/musical2015.

The cast and crew include:

  • Minstrel: Abigail Hancher, a senior creative writing major from Washington, Pa. (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Princess #12/ Lady Violet: Larissa Bray, a senior mathematics major from Murrysville, Pa. (Trinity Christian School)
  • Wizard: Olivia Long, a senior business management major from Burgettstown, Pa. (Avella Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Lady Larken: Rebecca Rosser, a junior music ministry major from Sweet Valley, Pa. (Lake-Lehman High School)
  • Queen Aggravain: Amanda Stillings, a junior arts administration major from Sussex, N.J. (High Point Regional High School)
  • King Sextimus: Ronald Loebker, a freshman engineering major from Ripley, Ohio (Home School Clearing House)
  • Prince Dauntless: Jacob Restanio, a secondary education (creative writing) major from Houston, Pa. (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Jester: Denise Branthoover, a freshman nursing major from Murrysville, Pa. (Franklin Regional Senior High School)
  • Sir Studley: Shawn White, a freshman with an undeclared major from Amity, Pa. (Trinity High School)
  • Sir Luce: Ian Bish, a freshman nursing major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Sir Bruce: Anthony Corkos, a freshman psychology major from Venetia, Pa. (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)
  • Sir Robin: Nathan Stillings, a junior high school student from Sussex, N.J. (High Point Regional High School)
  • Sir Harry: Matthew Colaluca, a freshman forensic science major from Monaca, Pa. (Central Valley High School)
  • Lady Rowena: Brittany Stowe, a junior arts administration major from Millville, N.J. (Millville Senior High School)
  • Lady Merrill: Amber Lambing, a sophomore secondary education (creative writing) major from Conneaut Lake, Pa. (Conneaut Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Lucille: Renee Watts, a junior early childhood education major from Clairton, Pa. (Wilson Christian Academy)
  • Lady Mabelle: Sara Lesher, a freshman with an undeclared major from Masontown, Pa. (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Harriet: Rebecca Iannotta, a freshman athletic training major from Stanhope, N.J. (Veritas Christian Academy)
  • Lady Rose: Sarah Flowers, a biology (pre-med) major from Germantown, Md. (Covenant Life School)
  • Emily: Michelle Frye, a freshman advertising major from Carmichaels, Pa. (Carmichaels Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Lady Ivy: Deanna DeCenzo, a sophomore nursing major from McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Iris: Katie Kondrick, a freshman history major from Cheswick, Pa. (Fox Chapel Area High School)
  • Princess Winnifred: Emily Mielcarek, a sophomore international culture major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)
  • Director: Edward Powers
  • Vocal Director: Tome Custer
  • Choreographer: Jordan Totty, a senior forensic science major from Temecula, Calif. (Cornerstone Christian School)
  • Assistant Director: Michael Merten, a sophomore history major from Columbia, N.J. (North Warren Regional High School)
  • Stage Manager: Haleigh McKee, a freshman engineering major from Mansfield, Pa. (Mansfield Junior-Senior High School)

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Philip Hurd, a senior music ministry major from Prattsburgh, N.Y., and Allyson Georgian, a junior forensic accounting major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, were recently selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival. 

The 68th annual festival will be held Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, at Bloomsburg University. Founded in 1948, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band is the oldest continually operating band of its kind in the United States.

Each year, students from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are recommended by their band directors, submit applications and are chosen to participate by a selection committee.

“This year, we are sending a music ministry major and a music minor as our emissaries to this fine ensemble,” said Dr. Ronda DePriest, associate professor of instrumental music and director of the Music Program at Waynesburg University. “I am always proud to see our students take advantage of opportunities that are open to them, whether those opportunities present themselves on our campus or in surrounding communities.”

For more information, call 724-852-3420. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band Mid-Winter Concert will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. There will be a reception immediately following the performance. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The Symphonic Band will perform familiar melodies from a variety of folk song traditions. 

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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