b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgPartnering with forensic science training and consulting firm Forensic Pieces, Waynesburg University will host a forensic science training course for professionals from Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12.

The purpose of the five-day course is to enhance the knowledge of crime scene investigators and law enforcement professionals looking to acquire skills in crime scene processing. The sessions are also open to college students interested in criminal justice or forensic science.

The hands-on course will demonstrate and elaborate on techniques that have been acquired in the field and will assist in developing new techniques in crime scene examinations.

“Participants will benefit by receiving top-notch training from an instructor with more than 40 years of experience,” said Adam Jack, chairperson for the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and assistant professor of criminal justice. “There is a wide variety of participants, ranging from lawyers to forensic science students to senior crime scene analysts to police officers.”

The course will be taught by Jan Johnson, who retired with more than four decades of experience in law enforcement and has taught numerous courses in the areas of both crime scene and bloodstain pattern interpretation in the United States and abroad, including South Africa, Brazil and Bermuda.

As an IAI certified senior crime scene analyst, Johnson specializes in numerous fields of forensic analysis including latent print processing, bloodstain pattern analysis, trajectory analysis and crime scene reconstruction.

After ten years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Johnson made the transition to crime scene analysis. She worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Pensacola for more than twenty-two years. As a laboratory analyst and crime scene examiner, her field of experience includes detection, collection and preservation of physical evidence, bloodstain pattern interpretation, trajectory analysis, buried body and skeletal remains recovery, clandestine laboratories and other numerous procedures involving crime scene investigation.

Course topics for the event include:

  • Bloodstain Pattern: Terms and Documentation
  • Bluestar Forensics Blood Detection
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Documentation: Photography, Note Taking, Searching, Sketching, Measurements
  • Equipment and Safety
  • Evidence Detection, Documentation, Collection and Preservation
  • Physical Evidence Packaging
  • Report Writing and Courtroom Presentations

For more information or to register, visit http://www.forensicpieces.com/training-courses.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-27-science-day.jpgThe Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Waynesburg University will host Science Day Thursday, April 16. Organized in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and the American Chemical Society, local high school students and University applicants have the opportunity to spend the day as a science student.

Intended to excite high school students about science, participants will enjoy hands-on activities and lectures by students and faculty as well as demonstrations.

For more information or to register, contact Evonne Baldauff, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and associate professor of chemistry, at ebaldauf@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3617.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgThe Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) recently awarded Waynesburg University reaccreditation for a ten-year period. 

“Our success in this assessment of the life, culture and progress of Waynesburg University speaks to the dedication of the entire University community,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “This reaccreditation is a true reflection of the quality of our academic programs, the individuals behind them and the students enrolled in them.” 

MSCHE is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

To earn and maintain accreditation, Waynesburg University was required to demonstrate that it meets or surpasses mutually agreed-upon standards to colleagues from peer institutions. The 14 standards covered everything from institutional assessment of overall effectiveness in achieving mission and goals to student support services and educational offerings.

According to the Commission’s vision statement, the commission intends, through voluntary assessment and adherence to high standards for student learning outcomes and operational behavior, to assure higher education’s publics that its accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purposes and addressing the publics’ expectations.

Waynesburg University has been accredited by MSCHE since 1950.

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b2ap3_thumbnail__OR_1271.jpgWaynesburg University celebrated the 165th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 24. The celebration was held in the University’s Roberts Chapel.

Introduced by Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, Bishop Loran E. Mann, founder and senior pastor of the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, served as the Charter Day speaker. During Bishop Mann’s Charter Day Convocation Address, “Get Out of the Boat,” he referenced Matthew 14:22-33, the narrative of Christ walking on water.

“In order to walk on the water, one must first get out of the boat,” Bishop Mann said. “That principle is basic to the success of any endeavor. Only those who shed the safety of containment do the impossible.”

Bishop Mann urged those present to commit themselves anew to “out of the boat, out of the box” thinking, methods and procedures.

“It begins when we become inspired by what we see. Sometimes it appears as opposition, but it’s actually God’s way of getting us where He really wants us – out of the boat,” said Bishop Mann, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University in 2010 for his desire and commitment to live out his dreams as they relate to his God-given talents and serving others.

Bishop Mann shared famous examples of “out of the boat, out of the box” thinking, including Wilbur and Orville Wright’s debut of the fixed-wing aircraft and Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

Bishop Mann’s ministry spans more than forty years and includes spiritual, educational, social and recreational components.

He is actively involved in the worldwide ministry of the Church of God in Christ. In April of 2000, he was appointed Commissioner of Television for the denomination by Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the General Assembly, the legislative branch of the church.

In March 2005, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell appointed Bishop Mann as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission. This commission and his oversight establishes policy for all public television stations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Bishop Mann began global ministry in 2005 when he established the Worldwide Gospel Network to provide religious programming via internet around-the-clock, seven days a week.

A respected former broadcast journalist, Bishop Mann received numerous awards over his twenty-one year career as News Anchor/Reporter for WPXI-TV, Channel 11, the Pittsburgh affiliate of NBC.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_JA_press_5.jpgWaynesburg University will host a concert, “An Evening with Jared Anderson,” Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free with representation of a ticket, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Anderson, a Christian worship leader from Colorado Springs, Colo., grew up in New Life Church where he served for many years as part of New Life Worship and the Desperation Band. An alumnus of Oral Roberts University, Anderson has been writing and recording songs that have been recognized by the Christian Copyright Licensing International Chart.

Anderson has released four solo albums with Integrity Music, titled “Where to Begin,” “Where Faith Comes From,” “Live From My Church” and “The Narrow Road.” Anderson’s newest single, “Where I am Right Now,” is available for purchase online.

Anderson also wrote the hit songs “Ready Now,” “Glorified” and “Amazed,” and collaborated with New Life Worship to write “The Great I Am,” “Overcome” and “Love Devine.”

Visit http://waynesburg.ticketleap.com/jared-anderson/  to order tickets or for more information.

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