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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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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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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-19-Collage-show.pngThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host an art show entitled “The Art of Collage” from Monday, Oct. 10, to Friday, Nov. 11. An opening reception will be held for the show Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Artists are invited to submit their collage artwork to be featured in the show. The goal of the show is to answer the question, “what is a collage?” and to showcase the diversity of collage art. As such, artists’ work can be creative, unique and unusual. Artists interested in participating should contact Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art at the University, before Sept. 30. Artwork will need to arrive at the University by Oct. 7.

Collage has been a staple art form since it was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Heisey said he hopes the exhibit serves to illustrate to students the variety of forms collages can take, from collaged videos to wood landscapes.

“Every art exhibit here in the Benedum Art Gallery is to educate our students about various art styles and forms,” said Heisey.

For more information or to enter artwork in the show, contact Heisey at 724-852-3274 or aheisey@waynesburg.edu.

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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