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This month, 31 Waynesburg University students will participate in service trips during fall break. Led by faculty and staff members, they will serve in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the local Greene County area, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Gettysburg National Military Park – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library, and Courtney Dennis, associate director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum, will lead 12 students on a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Thursday, Oct. 19. There, they will partner with Gettysburg National Military Park to engage in service projects on the battlefield and at the Daniel Lady Farm.

Dennis said this is the first Gettysburg service trip since Waynesburg officially adopted two battlefield monuments, giving the University a critical role in their maintenance.

Greene County Habitat for Humanity – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Adrienne Tharp, coordinator for the Bonner Scholar Program at Waynesburg University, will lead a team of six students to serve with Greene County Habitat for Humanity from Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20.

While serving, the students will assist with building homes in the local area and address substandard housing issues.

Greene County Immersion – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Six students will be led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, in serving Greene County from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 21.

The group will be serving at locations across Greene County, including Cherry Door thrift store, the Greene County Historical Society, Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Saint Ann’s Good Neighbor Dinner Program, the local Senior Center and Ronald McDonald House.

The Dream Center – Atlanta, Georgia

Resident Directors Anthony Jarrell and Liz Diviney will lead seven students to serve at the Dream Center in Atlanta, Georgia beginning Monday, Oct. 16 until Sunday, Oct. 22.

This is the first year that Waynesburg students will serve at the Dream Center, a national organization of church-led non-profits. The group will be exposed to a variety of ministry opportunities in Atlanta.

For more information about the 2017 fall service trips, contact Kelley Hardie at 724-852-3461.

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 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition for art major Laura Auten, beginning Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Nov. 17. The event will open with a reception Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“I am very excited about my upcoming exhibition, because I will finally be able to show my work to the school and all my friends,” said Auten.

Auten said many of her pieces will be landscapes and portraits, with a mixture of both oil paintings and sketches. Her favorite medium is graphite or charcoal.

“As I work with any type of medium, I feel more relaxed and my outside world seems to fade away as I get ‘in the zone,’” said Auten. “With my drawings, I attempt to make things appear as realistic as possible, but still possessing a drawing-like quality to them.”

For Auten, the senior art exhibition is an exciting opportunity to show how she has grown as an artist at Waynesburg.

“…I feel [my education] has pushed me to further my abilities as an artist to not just copy down the world, but rather display the emotion and beauty that the world evokes,” she said. “Over the past year, I have come to realize what it is I desire within my work: the desire to not just portray a subject, but rather to create a subtle but significant meaning within each piece that will create a connection with the viewer.”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibition, call 724-852-3274.

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 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Jill Sunday (English) had a paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Writing Center Association Conference in Chicago in November. The paper is titled, “The Writing Center Director Who Came in from the Cold.”

Bob Randolph’s (English) poem, “The Mayor,” appeared in The Ibis Head Review, Volume 2, number 3 (Fall 2017).

Xela Batchelder (Arts Administration) led two workshops at the Rochester Fringe in Rochester, New York. Batchelder spent time working at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh over the summer.

Melanie Catana (Fine Arts) attended the American Choral Directors Conference at Elizabethtown College.

Jeremy Olisar and Andrew Heisey (Fine Arts) attended the Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming held at Shady Side Academy this summer.

Heisey also spoke to community members at Mercer Library during a session about Geocaching.

Eddie Powers (Fine Arts) attended the Memphis Film Festival.

Powers also produced and directed “Dearly Beloved,” his 50th major production at Waynesburg University. A reprise of the show took place during Homecoming weekend.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-4-Fall-Open-House.jpgWaynesburg University will host an Open House Saturday, Oct. 28, for high school students, transfer students and their families. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with registration in Roberts Chapel.

“Fall Open House is a great way to experience our busy campus,” said Jacqueline Palko, director of admissions. “There will be no shortage of current students, faculty and staff to discuss how a Waynesburg education might impact your life.”

The Open House will include information regarding the admissions process, financial aid and student activities. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty in their area of interest and participate in a guided campus tour. The event will end with lunch in the Benedum Dining Hall.

Waynesburg University currently enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and offers more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.

Waynesburg was recently named to MONEY Magazine’s 2017-2018 “Best Colleges For Your Money” list, and 97 percent of 2016 graduates have been reported working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

For more information or to register, call 1-800-225-7393 or email admissions@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 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band will hold its Fall Band Concert Wednesday, Oct. 11, presenting its newest repertoire, “Music of the Southwest.” The concert will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, is excited to begin a new year with a new theme for the Symphonic Band. The Fall Concert will include titles such as “Bravura,” “Red River Valley” and “El Camino Real.”

“The music chosen for the Symphonic Band’s Fall Concert is reminiscent of wide open spaces and hearty people that thrive off of the beauty those spaces provide,” said DePriest. “There is a depth and vastness to this music that will be both soothing and inspirational for our audience.”

For more information, call 724-852-7638 or email rdepries@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 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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