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b2ap3_thumbnail_WUHC14_1085.jpgWaynesburg University will welcome alumni, staff, faculty and students alike to its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3. The weekend will encompass a variety of events that invite participation from both alumni and current students.

“We want our alumni to feel special from the moment they step on campus to the last event,” said Mary Fox, event planner for the University. “For over 160 years, our alumni have been crucial to the growth of Waynesburg University. This weekend is just one of the ways we honor them."

During the two-day celebration, alumni will be invited to participate in athletic events, a reception with President and Mrs. Douglas G. Lee, a 5K run and walk, campus tours and more. Alumni will also have the opportunity to reconnect with nine academic and affinity groups, the largest number of groups present at Homecoming to date, in addition to 11 class reunions.

Current students, along with staff and faculty, will also join the celebration at athletic events and Jacketfest, where any student club or organization can host a booth.

“There are more ways than ever before for students to get involved,” said Fox. “Our alumni so often express how much they enjoy meeting current students while they are on campus.”

The University encourages alumni to reconnect with friends and network with fellow Waynesburg alumni as the campus celebrates Homecoming 2015.

Registration for Homecoming 2015 events is suggested. For a complete schedule of events or to register, visit

The Homecoming 2015 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Oct. 2

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Women’s Tennis Match vs. St. Vincent College
  • 7 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at The Perfect Round, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • 8:30 a.m. – Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All Alumni Check In at Johnson Commons or John F. Wiley Stadium
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Academic and Affinity Groups beginning in Johnson Commons. Alumni may tour their old departments and classrooms with their classmates.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Jacketfest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offerings of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-go Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 10:45 a.m. – Men’s Tennis Match vs. Fairmont State University
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1965 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Grove City College Wolverines at John F. Wiley Stadium
  • Halftime – Alumni Tent at the Back Gate
  • Post-Game – 5th Quarter Steak Cookout at the back gate of the John F. Wily Stadium (reservations required)

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Waynesburg University will host a fall overnight visitation for high school seniors Sunday, Nov. 15, through Monday, Nov. 16. Registration will be held in the Stover Campus Center beginning at 5 p.m.

When students arrive on campus, they will be paired with current Waynesburg University students who will serve as their overnight hosts. Through their hosts, participants will be given an inside look at the residence halls, academic programs, student life and campus facilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe classes related to their potential areas of study and meet with students and faculty members in their intended majors. A variety of activities will be offered to students including icebreakers, a pizza party, informational student discussion groups and student-assisted worship, among others.

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

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The Waynesburg University Music Program will offer its first Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Experience a variety of musical styles with performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, the James D. Randolph Kiltie Band, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at or 724-852-3420.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Jacquelyn-Core.jpgDr. Jacquelyn Core, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Waynesburg University, recently presented lectures in Rome and near Venice for the University of Dallas’s Shakespeare in Italy academic travel program.

Held in the Pantheon in Rome and near Venice, Dr. Core’s lectures addressed the geographical settings of Shakespearean plays as well as the construction and design of the Pantheon. Sharing her insight on cultural geography, Dr. Core explored the significance of Shakespeare’s selection of certain cities for his Italian plays.

Throughout his works, Shakespeare frequently used ancient Rome, Venice, and Renaissance Italy to consider questions of love, honor, freedom and self-government.

The Shakespeare in Italy program is facilitated through the University of Dallas’s Eugene Constantin Campus in Due Santi, a historic district south of Rome near the cities of Marino and Frattocchie.

Dr. Core holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, a Ph.D. in human geography and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled1.pngWaynesburg University will host fall visitation days for transfer students, high school students and their families Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 7.

“Visitation Days at Waynesburg University are designed to provide prospective students and their families an informative and engaging day,” said Jacqueline Palko, director of admissions. “Not only will students and their families learn about our mission and excellent academic programs and outcomes, but they will also interact with current students and faculty members.”

Registration in Roberts Chapel begins at 8:15 a.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 7. After registration, students have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, interact with current students and meet with faculty members in their area of study. Families can also learn about the admissions process as well as scholarships and financial aid. Lunch will be provided on campus in the Benedum Dining Hall. 

Waynesburg University’s mission is to educate students to make connections between faith, learning and serving so they might faithfully transform their communities and the world. Attending visitation days allows interested students to see the mission and values of Waynesburg University firsthand.

Approximately 1,400 students are currently enrolled in Waynesburg University’s undergraduate programs, with more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.

In addition to rigorous academics, service is at the forefront of a Waynesburg University education. Students annually contribute more than 50,000 hours of service, working with more than 50 local, regional, domestic and international partners. University students have the opportunity to choose from approximately 16 annual domestic and international service trips offered during fall, winter and spring breaks.

For more information or to register for a fall visitation day, call 1-800-225-7393.

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