Five Waynesburg University students will spend fall break serving in Wheeling, W.Va., at Laughlin Memorial Chapel. Julie Wise, a graduate assistant in Student Services at the University, the group will assist with the Chapel’s weekly community programming from Monday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 20.

Laughlin Memorial Chapel provides after school programming for children that helps them gain experience important for the rest of their lives. The program includes homework, social activities and a nutritious dinner. Wise said she hopes the students participating in the trip understand the impact they can make on children’s lives even through small acts of kindness.

“It is as simple as helping them with homework or getting dinner to their table,” said Wise. “The kids love when [University] students are there and that’s what it’s all about – showing the kids we care and want to help them.”

Students participating in the trip include:

  • Jenna Gearhart, sophomore forensic science major from Huntsville, Ala. (Bel Air High School)
  • Luke Goodling, sophomore communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from Washington, Vt. (Home School)
  • Torre Remish, senior psychology major from Belle Vernon (Charleroi Area High School)
  • Ashley Ritenour, junior computer science major from Dunbar (Connellsville Area Senior High)
  • Cassaundra Zadinski, sophomore psychology major from Bridgeville (South Fayette High School)

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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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, Associate Director of University Relations

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b2ap3_thumbnail_GettysburgService.jpgThis month, 33 Waynesburg University students will participate in four Faith, Learning and Service Immersion trips during fall break. Led by University faculty and staff members, students will serve in Gettysburg, Pa.; the local Greene County area; and Wheeling, W.Va.

Gettysburg National Military Park – Gettysburg, Pa.

Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library at the University, will lead 16 students on a trip to Gettysburg, Pa., from Sunday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 20. The group will partner with Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association at the Daniel Lady Farm to assist with landscaping, ground maintenance and other tasks to help beautify historic locations.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Civil War history and build an appreciation for the importance of serving at historic sites.

Greene County Habitat for Humanity – Waynesburg, Pa.

Six University students will work with Green County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter from Sunday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 20. The group will gather insight into the Greene County community as they work on a home-building project for someone in need.

The trip will be led by Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program; Chaley Knight, university counselor; Jessica Sumpter, assistant dean of Student Services; Jody Rawlings, instructor of nursing; Marie Coffman, director of Career Services and Placement; and Matthew Pioch, resident director.

Greene County Immersion – Waynesburg, Pa.

Led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of Student Services, six students will serve across the Greene County community from Sunday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Oct. 21. The group will attend to the needs of seven organizations in Waynesburg and the surrounding area, including non-profit organizations and churches.

By being immersed in the local community through service, students will have the chance to connect with service sites and continue to build relationships throughout their time at Waynesburg.

Laughlin Chapel – Wheeling, W.Va.  

Five students will be serving at Laughlin Chapel in Wheeling, W.Va., from Monday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 20. Julie Wise, a graduate assistant in Student Services at the University, will lead the group in assisting with the Chapel’s weekly after school programming for children in the area.

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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-4-Homecoming-court.jpgWaynesburg University recently announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Geneva College Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium. 

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Luke Carter, senior accounting major from Saegertown (Saegertown High School)
  • Stacey Martin, senior human services major from Washington (McGuffey High School) 
  • Anne McGlaughlin, senior public relations major from Pittsburgh (Brentwood High School)
  • Benjamin Neff, senior psychology major from Bentleyville (Bentworth High School) 
  • Emily Nowakowski, senior psychology major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
  • Evan Pennington, senior criminal justice administration major from Allison Park (Central Catholic High School)
  • Torre Remish, senior psychology major from Belle Vernon (Charleroi High School) 
  • Kathryn Romanchuck, senior nursing major from Mount Airy, Md. (home schooled)  
  • Travis Sumner, senior forensic accounting major from Bentleyville (Canon-McMillan High School)

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band fall concert, “Movie Magic,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel.

This presentation will begin the Symphonic Band’s yearlong exploration of the vast world of movie themes. A variety of musical styles encompassing silent films, dramas, historical pieces, animated films and blockbuster soundtracks will be celebrated.

Musical themes will be presented that bring attendees back to many of their favorite movie memories. Themes from great composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Bruce Broughton, Randy Edelman, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore, John Williams, Hans Zimmer and others will be brought to life.

Concertgoers will be inspired by the melodies that set the stage for many facets of the human experience.

No reservations are necessary for the event.

For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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 a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-3-Homecoming-pre.jpgWaynesburg University will welcome alumni, staff, faculty and students to its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. The weekend festivities will include a variety of events that invite both alumni and current students’ participation.

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, including 10 class reunions.

The fifth annual JacketFest will also take place during Homecoming; it is a family-friendly event featuring booths, activities and giveaways from a number of student clubs and organizations.

“It is fun to see alumni share their Waynesburg memories with their families and friends,” said Mary Fox, event planner for the University. “Current students will be creating memories that will become part of their Waynesburg story.”

Homecoming 2016 will celebrate 40 years of remote TV productions and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Communication. An open house will be held and tours of the department will be available, including a tour of the TV production truck during the second half of the Homecoming football game.

Waynesburg will also honor the 50th anniversary of the undefeated 1966 NAIA National Championship football team during the weekend. The team, with 11 wins in all, earned the best record in school history, the West Penn Conference crown and the Washington, D.C., Touchdown Club’s choice as the number one small college team in the nation.

“I have been working with some of the 1966 team members, and they are very eager to reunite for the weekend activities, including spending time with the current Yellow Jacket squad,” said Fox.

The University encourages alumni to reconnect with friends and network with fellow Waynesburg alumni as the campus celebrates Homecoming 2016.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.waynesburgunited.com/homecoming16.

The Homecoming 2016 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 7 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at The Greene County Country Club, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • 8:30 a.m. – Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 1966 Championship Team Breakfast with 1966/2016 football team meeting to follow (reservations suggested)
  • 10 a.m. – Women’s Tennis Match vs. Fairmont State University
  • 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. – JacketFest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offering of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-Go-Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – A Celebration of Communication at WU held on the fourth floor of Buhl for an Open House and tours of the television production truck at Wiley Stadium.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1965 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • Prior to Kick-Off – We will recognize the undefeated 1966 NAIA National Championship Football Team on the field at John F. Wiley Stadium.
  • 1:30 p.m. –Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Geneva College Golden Tornadoes 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. Wiley Stadium (reservations required)

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