University to hold Sunday Vesper Service

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2013 WU Matriculation

In celebration of the new academic year, a Sunday Vesper Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 25, in Roberts Chapel on the campus of Waynesburg University. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The service of dedication, praise and thanksgiving is intended to emphasize that the University has re-affirmed its original mission of 1849.


The Rev. Dr. Donald P. Wilson, the University's interim director of Christian life, will discuss the need to find time for the Lord in his sermon, “Call Time.”


“We need to realize and find strength in the fact that our time and our life is in the hands of the Lord,” Wilson said. “And we need to realize we might find strength and comfort if we just take time to come aside and look to Him.”


Dr. Jacquelyn Core, acting provost, and Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, will serve as liturgists, giving the evening prayers and readings. Melanie V. Catana, instructor of vocal music and director of choral music at the University, will lead the congregational singing, and Janna Kisner, lecturer in fine arts, will serve as the organist.


Waynesburg University's 2013-2014 academic school year officially began Thursday, August 22, with the University's annual matriculation ceremony, during which President Douglas G. Lee and other University leaders welcomed the freshman class. Classes will begin Monday, August 26.


Photo: The incoming freshman class gathers outside of Roberts Chapel following the matriculation ceremony. President Douglas G. Lee and his wife, Kathryn, are pictured in the front of the group.


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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu