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b2ap3_thumbnail_GW.jpgWaynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Center will welcome guest lecturer Gregory Wolfe Monday, Sept. 21. Wolfe will lecture in Alumni Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Wolfe’s lecture, “Beauty will Save the World,” shares its title with his 2011 book, “Beauty will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age.” The book advocates that art and religious faith should be the basis of public discourse, rather than the shouting matches in which opposing cultures currently participate.

Wolfe is founder and editor of one of America’s top literary quarterlies, “Image,” which is concerned with religious faith. Since 2000, he has been the Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University, where he also teaches English literature and directs the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program, which he founded.  

He has published more than 200 essays, reviews and articles, and has been included in “The Best Christian Writing” and “The Best Catholic Writing” anthologies.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and a Master of Arts from Oxford University.  

The b. f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b. f. maiz, exists to continue and to amplify his lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. This speaker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.

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Waynesburg University will host Nursing as a Career Day for high school students interested in the nursing field Thursday, Oct. 8. Events will begin at 9:15 a.m. in room 104 of the Center for Research and Economic Development on the campus of Waynesburg University. 

The event is designed for prospective students and their families to inquire about nursing as a career path and the Nursing Program at Waynesburg University. 

Spend the day exploring the University’s sophisticated simulation lab with Waynesburg University nursing faculty and nursing students. Learn how Waynesburg University nursing students experience complex patient care in simulated situations. Discover how the simulation lab provides an effective environment for students to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor and decision-making skills for clinical practice. Prospective students will also be given the opportunity to have a discussion with student representatives of Waynesburg University’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania. 

“Nursing as a Career Day is held as a recruitment event that specifically highlights the Nursing Program, allowing prospective students to observe faculty in the lab and ask current students general questions about the program,” said Dr. Nancy Mosser, chair and director of the Waynesburg University Department of Nursing and professor of nursing. 

In addition to its Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Waynesburg University also offers a Master of Science degree in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, which will be highlighted during Nursing as a Career Day, provides a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to work in a challenging health care environment. The day will include tours, meetings with faculty, financial aid information and lunch. 

For more information or to register, call 1-800-225-7393. For complete information about Waynesburg University’s Department of Nursing, visit 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-4-Bosch_Jerry-Lawman.jpgWaynesburg University has formed an agreement with Bosch through which international business students will have the opportunity to apply for a reserved internship position at the company. 

Each year, the global supplier of technology and services with nearly 360,000 employees in more than 50 countries, will reserve two rotational six-month internship positions in Ludwigsburg, Germany, for a Waynesburg University international business major. 

Qualified students can apply for the internships, which will be offered in the Controlling Department of one of Bosch’s Automotive Division Business Units. The internships will provide students with experience in global business practices and intercultural exposure in the heart of the automotive industry at a time of globally changing consumer trends.

Jerry Lawman, a senior international business student from Poland, Ohio, can attest to the benefits of an international internship with Bosch. From February to July this year, he served as the first Bosch intern from Waynesburg University.

“It was a great pleasure to have Jerry on our international team working parallel with another intern from China,” said Alexander Firsching, a senior vice president at Bosch. “He represented how international we are, and especially in the interaction with the business in the region. It is always helpful to have people from the Americas or Asia on the team.”

Bosch provided Lawman with the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a successful international business. He said that his Waynesburg University business classes helped him to develop the skills necessary to complete the tasks he was assigned.

"My classes really familiarized me with what I would need to know for this internship,” he said.  “In particular, a lot of the classes I have taken involved learning about business terms, concepts and strategies that are needed for a successful internship experience.”

As part of his internship, Lawman attended monthly meetings with Bosch’s Controlling Department, as well as weekly meetings with his mentor to discuss what he had learned from his experiences working at Bosch.

“This internship has really helped me see how important controlling is for international business,” he said. “I learned a lot about how companies have to set goals and adapt to changes internally and externally.”

Lawman also had unique learning opportunities outside of the office. While in Germany, he took advantage of time off during weekends and public holidays by traveling to more than 10 countries, including France, Hungary and the Netherlands. As a result, he has had the chance to learn about cultures and grow his love for travel.

“Waynesburg has taught me the importance of service and selflessness,” he said. “My Waynesburg experience has given me so many opportunities to grow and to better myself as a person.”

Upon graduation from Waynesburg University, Lawman plans to pursue his master’s degree and hopes to continue his work with Bosch. His time there has inspired him to seek additional opportunities abroad, including travel, mission trips and study.

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As classes commenced last week at Waynesburg University, nine new faculty have joined the undergraduate and graduate teaching communities.

“The Office of Academic Affairs is excited to welcome the new faculty to Waynesburg University,” said Dr. Jamie Jacobs, dean for institutional effectiveness and planning at the University. “Each brings valuable knowledge and skills in his or her field, and we look forward to working with them in support of the mission of faith, learning and serving.”

Dr. Xela Batchelder has been named assistant professor of arts administration and the chair of the Department of Fine Arts. She received her M.A. degree and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Robert Bonser will serve as an instructor of athletic training and assistant athletic trainer. He received his B.S. degree from Frostburg State University and his M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina.

Coleen Cardamone has joined the University as an instructor of nursing. She received her B.S. degree from Waynesburg University and her M.S. degree from Chatham University.

Jessica Floyd has been named an instructor of nursing. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Waynesburg University.

Dr. Imac Holmes will serve as assistant professor of counseling. She received her B.S. degree from Philadelphia College of Bible, her M.S. degree from Cairn University and her Ed.D. from Argosy University.

Kevin McClincy has joined the University as an instructor of criminal justice. He received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McClincy joined the University faculty in the Spring 2015 semester.

Sheryl Ondrejko has been named an instructor of nursing. She received her B.S. degree from Waynesburg University and her M.A. degree from Benedictine University.

Sherry Parsons will serve as an instructor of nursing. She received her B.S.N. and her M.S.N. degrees from Waynesburg University. Parsons joined the University faculty in the Spring 2015 semester.

Dr. Taunya Tinsley has joined the University as an associate professor of counseling and director of Graduate Programs in Counseling. She received her B.A. degree from Augsburg College, her M.A. degree from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. from Duquesne University.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_STOVER-WEB-LOGO4.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will present the play “Checks and Balances: Factions, Federalists, and Freedom” Thursday, Sept. 17, at noon in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Written by Stover Scholar Andrew Stanko and directed by Stover Scholars Addie Pazzynski and Elizabeth Trump, “Checks and Balances” dramatizes the U.S. Constitution's ratification debates.

The production portrays the passions and conflicts between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists as they fiercely debated the merits of the new Constitution created by the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Faced with the formidable task of persuading the states to adopt the document, three Federalists, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, penned a series of 85 essays in defense of the Constitution. Collectively, they came to be called “The Federalist Papers.”

Drawing upon pivotal arguments from three of the most important essays, 10, 51 and 78, “Checks and Balances” engages the constitutional themes of the “extended republic,” the doctrine of “separation of powers” and the necessity of an independent judiciary. The play brings to life the political discourse of the Founding Era and the documents that define us as a nation.

“‘Checks and Balances’ dramatizes the basis for the critical constitutional themes which structurally secure our liberties as Americans,” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law. “The Stover Scholars not only capture the Constitution’s essence as a historical matter, they also show how important these principles are for Americans today.”

The performance is sponsored by the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership.

The cast list includes:

  • Contestant F: Nika Anschuetz, a senior communication (electronic media) major from Harmony (Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School)
  • Dolly Madison: Ashley Beener, a junior sociology (political science) major from Rockwood (Rockwood Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Miss Henry: Paige Carter, a junior sociology (pre-law) major from Coraopolis (Abundant Life Academy)
  • Judge Richards: Nicholas Cordova, a sophomore sociology (political science) major from Youngstown, Ohio (Boardman High School)
  • Phyllis: Christine Dawson, a freshman nursing major from Wexford (Pine-Richland High School)
  • James Madison: Parker Kantos, a senior sociology (pre-law) major from Waupaca, Wisconsin (Waupaca High School)
  • Studio Person B: John Kautz, a senior business management major from Marianna (Bethlehem Center High School)
  • Contestant E: Brendan Keany, a junior communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from East Aurora, New York (East Aurora High School)
  • Charles: Matthew Kenney, a senior computer science major from Northumberland (Shikellamy High School)
  • Contestant B: Daniel Kephart, a freshman English literature major from Washington (Home School)
  • Studio Person A: Robert Leon, a sophomore finance major from Brookfield, Ohio (Brookfield Local Schools)
  • Contestant D: Tyler McCoy, a freshman history major from Jamestown, Ohio (Greeneview High School)
  • Judge Perry: Vincent Morrow, a sophomore biology (pre-med) major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Contestant A: Olivia Schultz-Falandes, a freshman sociology (political science) major from North Adams, Massachusetts (Berkshire Arts and Technology School)
  • Mr. Morris: Ryan Schwertfeger, a junior communication (electronic media) major from Oakland, New Jersey (Indian Hills High School)
  • Contestant C: Joanna Scott, a junior nursing major from Greencastle (Greencastle-Antrim High School)
  • Host: Andrew Stanko, a junior communication (sports broadcasting) major from Lewisburg (Lewisburg Area High School) 
  • Studio Person C: Brandon VanTine, a junior sociology (political science) major from New Kensington (Valley High School)
  • Alexander Hamilton: John Wicker, a junior marketing major from Ambridge (Eden Christian Academy)

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