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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-27-Data-Center.jpgWaynesburg University recently opened a state-of-the-art data center, located within the newly renovated $23 million Paul R. Stewart Science Hall.

A highly specialized facility, the data center will host the most critical information technology services, equipment, infrastructure and operations in a centralized location for the University’s main campus and all remote locations.

As Waynesburg University continues to explore partnerships with local communities, foundations, institutions of learning and other national and international organizations, as well as develop long-term entrepreneurial engagements, the new data center offers the necessary, high-tech infrastructure required to build, maintain and expand the information technology resources required for such initiatives. 

“In essence, the data center serves as the technical backbone upon which partnerships, engagements, economic development and outreach programs can be fully supported,” said William Dumire, Waynesburg University’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

The center will also maximize the University’s overall service and equipment organization, dramatically reducing downtime, expediting necessary repairs and enabling the University to rapidly deploy new services and equipment over time.

“The data center allows Waynesburg University to carry out all daily operational and educational activities that rely heavily on the various technological systems used throughout the University,” said Dumire.

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

awise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7675

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The first Chamber Works concert of the year will be hosted by the Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts on Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend the event, located in the Marsh Center below Roberts Chapel. 

The University is home to a number of small student ensembles that allow students from a variety of majors to showcase their musical talent in a specifically tailored small-group setting. Each of the two Chamber Works concerts during the semester feature a variety of small ensembles. Attendees have the opportunity to potentially hear woodwind, brass, percussion, jazz or other kinds of music.

Chamber Works concerts allow the campus and local community to experience what students in small ensembles work to perfect during weekly meetings and rehearsals. University small ensembles are available to serve using their musical talent at local organizations. 

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_coffman.pngMarie Coffman
Director of Career Services

Marie has been a member of the Waynesburg University family for 29 years, spending the last 14 in Career Services. As director, she guides services and programs that help students develop the necessary professional skills to achieve their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities. Marie's office is located on the third floor of Stover Campus Center in room 307.

How did you end up at Waynesburg University?

I moved back to the area from Clarksburg, WV, and accepted a temporary position in Admissions. Less than a year later, I was offered a full-time position. Since that time, I have received my bachelor's and MBA degrees and now lead our Career Services Center.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

Roberts Chapel is my favorite spot because it's beautiful! It's not the only place on campus, but the main place where you can worship, pray and celebrate our Father in Heaven!

What's your favorite fun fact about WU?

We were one of the first colleges to offer degrees to women!

Tell us something we may not know about your job at WU.

I was elected to be PERC (Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium) President for two years running, and I am currently a member of many organizations that help connect students with employers and graduate schools.

What's your most memorable WU moment?

There are so many, but each time a student comes into my office beaming because they were selected for a full-time job or an internship - that's memorable for me!

Click here to learn more about Career Services!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-20-Mock-Crime-Scene-Workshop.jpgWaynesburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science will host a fall Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop, hosted in conjunction with the University’s Office of Admissions, provides high school students with the opportunity to analyze crime scenes and collect and process evidence alongside Waynesburg University students and faculty, as well as local experts in the field.

“The Mock Crime Scene weekend gives the current students, faculty and staff the opportunity to meet prospective students and show them, through experience, what they can expect by attending Waynesburg University,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. “Our goal is to excite them about our programs, the opportunities available to them and assist them with making lasting connections with our community.”

Students who attend will have hands-on training from skilled experts in the forensic sciences and have the opportunity to utilize those practices by applying them at a crime scene. The variety of sessions offered will help prospective students decide on pursuing a career in forensic science or criminal justice.

For more information or to register, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393.

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_9-20-CF_Best-for-Money.pngWaynesburg University was recently ranked a “Best College for the Money” in College Factual’s 2017 “Best Colleges Nationwide” ranking, which was published by USA Today earlier this month. Waynesburg, ranked No. 147, was in the top 15 percent of the 1,208 schools identified across the nation.

Waynesburg was also recognized as a best value for nursing, ranking in the top 5 percent of schools nationally, and a best value for criminal justice, ranking in the top 10 percent nationwide.

“Once again, Waynesburg University has been recognized on a national level as a top value,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “Ensuring that the cost of a Christian higher education remains affordable for our students is one of our major priorities.”

According to College Factual, overall rankings are based on criteria across four categories: student body caliber, educational resources, degree completion and post-graduation earnings.

Additionally, College Factual ranks schools for best value by estimating the actual average cost for an undergraduate degree, using the quality results from the best colleges ranking and personalized factors, such as location, cost and financial aid.

In the past year, Waynesburg University has been consistently ranked a top value nationwide by CollegeNET, “The Economist,” the Brookings Institute and Educate To Career.

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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