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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgDr. William Batchelder was named Assistant Professor of History at Waynesburg University in August of 2013. He received his B.S. degree from Grove City College, an M.S. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and an M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgDr. Jenny Jellison, assistant professor of psychology at Waynesburg University, presented a seminar titled “Educating While Entertaining – Remembering Why You Love It and Getting Them To Do the Same” at the 4th Annual International Conference on Teaching Psychology in Vancouver, Canada, during the summer of 2013. Jellison executed her presentation in collaboration with a former student, Dr. Kristel Gallagher, assistant professor of psychology at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa.

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Twelve students from the Waynesburg University’s Department of Communication will spend part of their Christmas break working with Trans World Radio (TWR), an international broadcast ministry on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. The students will spend Friday, Jan. 3, through Saturday, Jan. 11, assisting TWR as it prepares for the 50th anniversary of the station’s opening on Bonaire. 

Beth Merry, instructor of communication at the University; Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication; and Jacquelyn Core, University provost and vice president for academic affairs, will lead the team of students. 

“We hope that the trip will enrich the students by engaging them in the Christian mission of both Waynesburg University and TWR,” said Sherman. “A big part of being a Christian is to be active in spreading Christ’s teachings and our students will be doing just that.”

Students participating in the trip include:

  • Megan Bayles, a sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Carmichaels, Pa. (Carmichaels Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Kara Bemer, a junor public relations major from Parma Heights, Ohio (Valley Forge High School)
  • Lucas Deithorn, a junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Brownsville, Pa. (Bethlehem Center High School)
  • Victoria Kramer, a junior digital design major from South Riding, Va. (Freedom High School)
  • Katherine Mansfield, a junior journalism major from Washington, Pa. (Canon-McMillan High School)
  • Creg Milko, a sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Dawson, Pa. (Frazier High School)
  • Abby Pittinaro, a junior public relations major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Carlynton Junior-Senior High School)
  • Megan Potosky, a junior digital design major from Sarver, Pa. (Freeport Area Senior High School)
  • Brandon Rainelli, a junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Apollo, Pa. (Apollo-Ridge High School)
  • Jennifer Schouppe, a sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Beaver, Pa. (North Allegheny Senior High School)
  • Dillon Tierny, a sophomore electronic media major from Fair Lawn, N.J. (Fair Lawn High School)
  • Molly Winters, a junior public relations major from Beaver Falls, Pa. (Blackhawk High School)

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Twelve students will travel to Carillos, Costa Rica, Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 22, to partner with Strong Missions, a ministry supporting the local churches of Carrillos. Christopher Kellner, resident director at the University, will lead the team as they provide construction aid for churches and homes as well as education and day care services. Ashley Kelver, a women’s resident director, and her husband, Joshua, will also help to lead the trip. 

“My goal for this trip is to connect our University and the trip members to a community I love dearly: Carrillos, Costa Rica,” Kellner said. “I hope for a fair exchange where both we and those we meet are blessed. Most of all I hope that love will be shown and grown within us all.”

Students participating in the mission service trip include: 

  • Jennifer Brown, a sophomore biblical ministry studies major from Latrobe, Pa. (Greater Latrobe High School) 
  • Derrick Conner, a senior nursing major from Smithfield, Pa. (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School) 
  • Joshua Hennig, a sophomore history major from Butler, Pa. (Knoch Senior High School)
  • Brooke Larson, a senior communication major from Dunkirk, Md. (Shiloh Christian Academy) 
  • Raymond Melone, a junior engineering (mathematics) major from Philadelphia, Pa. (Franklin Towne Charter High School) 
  • Kiersten Neff, a senior forensic science major from Johnstown, Pa. (Greater Johnstown High School) 
  • Becca Perlmutter, a junior marketing major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon High School) 
  • Laura Shawver, a junior art major from Avella, Pa. 
  • Carrie Sneller, a senior nursing major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Trinity High School) 
  • Amanda Stillings, a sophomore arts administration major from Sussex, N.J. (High Point Regional High School)
  • William Sungala, a junior engineering (mathematics) major from Denbo, Pa. (Bethlehem Center High School) 
  • Jaimie White, a senior nursing major from Wattsburg, Pa. (Seneca High School) 

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Sixteen Waynesburg University Nursing students will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, to assist with operations of a health clinic for Haitian refugees during the University’s Christmas break. The students will spend Sunday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan.10, at the Victory Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Nassau, where they will work with Mission Academy Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving Bahamian and Haitian communities. 

Dr. Terri Small, professor of nursing at the University, will lead the trip, along with her husband, Steve, a pharmacist, and Wendy Edgar, a nurse practitioner and lecturer  in the University’s nursing department. The team will work with Dr. Antoine St. Louis, pastor of Victory Chapel Church of the Nazarene, and Mike Shinn, director of Mission Academy Ministries. 

“We look forward to assisting Mission Academy Ministries as they provide much needed services to communities who would otherwise have no access to health care,” Small said. 

This will be the University’s fourth partnership with Mission Academy Ministries and seventh nursing mission trip. On average, University students and faculty care for 100 patients per day during the three-day clinic. Patients are provided medications and education for chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as receive treatment and care for immediate health issues such as bronchitis, colds and coughs, ear infections and pneumonia. 

Students attending the trip include:

  • Taylor Basinger, a junior nursing major from Confluence, Pa. (Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School)
  • Katelyn Blaich, a senior nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Bishop Canevin High School)
  • Melissa Brown, a junior nursing major from Perryopolis, Pa. (Frazier High School)
  • Myriah Cox, a senior nursing major from Mount Morris, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Maggie Getaz, a senior nursing major from Winchester, Va. (John Handley High School)
  • Rachel Handley, a senior nursing major from Dillsburg, Pa. (Christian Liberty Academy)
  • Kiersha Keller, a senior nursing major from Palmyra, Pa. (Northern Lebanon High School)
  • Kathryn Kish, a junior nursing major from Liberty Boro, Pa. (South Allegheny High School)
  • Katy Jo Kramer, a senior nursing major from North Versailles, Pa. (East Allegheny High School)
  • Alexis Lapinsky, a nursing major from Windber, Pa. (Windber Area High School)
  • Jessica Loftus, a senior nursing major from Charleroi, Pa. (Wilson Christian Academy)
  • Shayla Mitrik, a senior nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Catholic High School)
  • Melissa Paul, a senior nursing major from Garrett, Pa. (Berlin Brothers Valley High School)
  • Lily Smith, a second degree nursing major from Lake View, N.Y. (Frontier Senior High School)
  • Maria Wisniewski, a junior nursing major from Irwin, Pa. (Penn-Trafford High School)
  • Danielle Zeiler, a junior nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Brashear High School)

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