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Waynesburg University and Coastal Carolina University have established a consortium agreement for fourth-year students enrolled in Waynesburg’s Marine Biology Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Coastal Carolina University will provide the required coursework for the fourth-year consortium students. Participating students will be co-advised by the director of marine science at Waynesburg University and the chair of the Marine Science Program at Coastal Carolina University.

Waynesburg will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology to students who successfully complete the three-year marine biology curriculum at Waynesburg and the fourth year curriculum at Coastal Carolina University. 

Among other qualifications, eligible students must have successfully completed the first three years of coursework at Waynesburg and must apply to Coastal Carolina University as a non-degree student and complete the necessary account information.

For assistance with your application or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 724-852-3222.

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 22 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

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b2ap3_thumbnail_12-11-Randolph.jpgDr. Robert Randolph, chairperson of the English and Foreign Languages Department, was recently selected for publication in an anthology about coffee, published by World Enough Press, with his piece, “Cup of Blues.”

Randolph said he responded to a call from World Enough Press for poems about coffee a few months ago, and was excited to see his submission had been accepted. In “Cup of Blues,” Randolph imagines seeing old blues guitarists playing in his coffee and reflects on the memories that image creates. Randolph said the poem took years to perfect, as he worked toward developing the idea.

“Poets do things like that, re-weave time and the world we are in toward new meanings,” said Randolph. “This one, like almost all of them, has roots that go back a long time: years. I try to write the poem, but in some ways, I have to wait for the poem to own itself, take up its own identity inside all my trying; and then I have it – or it has me.”

Randolph was also recently nominated to receive the Pushcart Prize, which honors creative writing from small presses. Each small press and journal editor can send up to six works published in a year to the Pushcart editors, who select pieces to be published in a special anthology. This is Randolph’s sixth time being nominated for the honor.

“I am grateful my writing has been noticed in that way,” he said. “Although I have been nominated that often, I have yet to have a poem included in the anthology for the next year—maybe this time.”

Randolph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College, Master of Arts degrees from both Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.

For more information about “Cup of Blues” or about the Pushcart Prize, contact Randolph at rrandolp@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3473.

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 22 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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For the first time ever, Waynesburg University will partake in National Volunteer Week from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 24. The week was developed by the nonprofit organization, Points of Light, to recognize and show appreciation for volunteerism. During National Volunteer Week, organizations celebrate the impact of service and the power of volunteers to bring change to community and social problems.

“The intention of this week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers that lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students and director of the Center for Service Leadership.

The week is especially significant to Waynesburg’s mission of faith, learning and service, she said, where volunteerism is integrated into the very fabric of the University.

“Our students, faculty and staff spend [more than] 50,000 hours each year, working to improve the lives of others,” said Hardie. “This week is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our community body for their gracious and continuous giving.”

Each day of the week will include a different service-related event or activity, including Waynesburg University’s mini Relay for Life, a service trip fair, volunteer appreciation day and others.

For more information about National Volunteer Week or Waynesburg’s involvement, contact 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 22 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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Waynesburg University hosted nearly 400 fifth grade students from all five Greene County school districts Monday, March 26, in celebration of Greene County Career Day.

In partnership with the Greene County Career and Technology Center, Waynesburg University offered sessions for students to learn about career opportunities, including chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, education, fine arts, humanities and mathematics.

The presentations were conducted by Waynesburg University faculty and students and included a special performance by The Lamplighters Choir in the fine arts session and a hands-on activity during the chemistry session.

Students attended in two groups of approximately 200 – one group in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Opposite of their scheduled time at the University, students visited the Greene County Career and Technology Center.

The events on campus at Waynesburg were planned and coordinated by Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator, and Olivia Kelley, a junior communication major.

Participating school districts included Carmichaels, Central Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene and West Greene.

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 22 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_prweek.pngThe Waynesburg University Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter will host its seventh annual Public Relations Week from Monday, April 9, to Friday, April 13. This year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots” to celebrate the connections from different sectors and regions.

The Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter continues to invite influential presenters, and this year’s programming stays true to that standard. The keynote address will be delivered by Ben Butler, the founder and client services director for Top Hat. Top Hat is an award-winning marketing communications firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Other presenters for the week include Jim Emmerling from EM Media Inc., an inbound marketing agency from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lisa Conner, the communications and marketing director for the Silver Ring Thing based out of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Alongside these professionals, students will also have the opportunity to attend a program with the National PRSSA Publications Editor in Chief, Natalie Gloady, discussing how to create and maintain an excellent and effective online portfolio.

“PR week is always an exciting time for WUPRSSA,” said Maura Fenske, the president of the Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter. “We learn immensely from the professionals invited on campus and are always grateful for the time and mentorship they give us.”

In addition to the speakers, the PRSSA chapter has added a new corporate social responsibility element to the programming. The chapter will collect gently used professional dress items to donate to the local Dress for Success branch and the local Catholic Charities as well.

The Waynesburg University PRSSA Chapter is a five-time Star Chapter of the National PRSSA. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for public relations and communication students that aims to enhance students’ educations, broaden their network and launch their careers.

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