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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-29-One-Act-Plays.jpgThe Waynesburg University Players will present An Evening of Original One-Act Plays Wednesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Three one-act plays will be performed. Each play will be written and directed by a student. This semester, the students presenting plays include sophomore sociology and pre-law major Tre’ Thomas, junior English literature major Rachael Crosbie and senior English creative writing major Shawn White.

According to Edward Powers, professor of theater, the plays’ themes revolve around a mother-daughter relationship, a husband dealing with depression and a family coping with the loss of a son. For Powers, the most exciting aspect of the evening will be seeing students express themselves.

“Students and community are encouraged to attend because these student writer-directors are expressing their own creativity,” said Powers. “These are new plays and every playwright wants to hear his or her words come alive.”

For more information about the original one-act plays, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_WS-Stage---Balcony-Shot---541552_10205228366163472_7363951503342158215_n.jpgWaynesburg University will host the Gross National Product’s (GNP) 48th Anniversary Concert Saturday, April 21. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free and doors open at 7 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.

GNP is a spring musical reunion for original band members and area musicians. Performers include Waynesburg University faculty, staff, students and alumni. The band first performed on the Waynesburg campus in 1970.

GNP was formed in the mid-1960s in New Jersey. Original band members, who will perform together April 21, include Bill Molzon, director of TV operations at Waynesburg University, Scott Buttfield, Tom Minson, Charlie Behrend and Jeannie Clark Fisher.

“This year’s show includes a variety of musical styles ranging from contemporary and classic rock, to bluegrass and country, to jazz,” Molzon said. “The musicians look forward to seeing each other and to performing for such a loyal audience. It’s a big show in a small town.”

“The McCollum brothers from Waynesburg will be in this year’s show. They are talented musicians and played in several local bands during the past 30 years. Dave McCollum is a WU alumnus and will make the trip from Atlanta. Jim McCollum is the group’s drummer. Mark McCollum was Band Director at West Greene Middle-Senior High School and Margaret Bell Miller Middle School. His sons Kian and Patrick also will perform. Jay Van Scyoc from Waynesburg will play bass.”

“It’s a multi-faceted event,” said Molzon. “In addition to being a concert for the campus and the community, it’s an educational opportunity for the school’s TV students. They use the school’s TV production truck to feed the wall monitors in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The chair of the communication department, Richard Krause, supports this type of learning experience.”

For more information or directions to the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, call 724-852-3270. 

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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An Ob2ap3_thumbnail_3-27-Open-House.jpgpen House at Waynesburg University for prospective students and their families will be held Saturday, April 21. The day will begin at 9 a.m. in Roberts Chapel.

Interested students can register online at waynesburg.edu/visit.

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

“Spring Open House is a great way for students to experience our busy campus for the first time,” said Jackie Palko, director of admissions. “From meeting with faculty to interacting with current students, there will not be a shortage of information or fun at this event.”

Waynesburg University enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students, with more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.  The University has consistently been ranked nationally as a top school for value by MONEY Magazine and College Factual.

Ninety-seven percent of 2016 graduates have reported either working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-22-7393 or 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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-23-Deliotte-speaker.jpgWaynesburg University will host two members of the international accounting firm, Deloitte, Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall.

Dan Potetz, a firm partner, and Michael Sorkin, a senior auditor, will talk to students about careers in public accounting.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers, public accounting and hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to work for one of the largest accounting firms in the world.

William Stough, assistant professor of business administration, said students will benefit from meeting with Deloitte and that these types of interactions are imperative to the success of students.

“This is an important contact for the University’s business students who will seek careers in public accounting,” he said. “This could be the path for them to work for a Big Four accounting firm. It is also important for us to understand what we need to be teaching our students to better prepare them for public accounting careers.”

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Waynesburg University will host a presentation called, “Where Have All the Chestnuts Gone and Can We Get Them Back?” Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Center for Research and Economic Development (CRED).

The presentation will be led by Mark Double, a research associate in Agricultural Sciences at West Virginia University. Double has expertise in forest ecology, plant pathology and other areas of plant and soil sciences, and has published several research studies relating to this field.

Double will discuss the historic importance of the American chestnut to the economy and environment of the region, as well as their decline in the past century. He will also present information on recent efforts to restore the American chestnut through hybridization and genetic engineering techniques.

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