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b2ap3_thumbnail_20150226-210032.JPGWaynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Lecture will be Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall and will feature Dr. Toru Kiuchi. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Kiuchi is a professor of English at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar doing research on Richard Wrights Haiku at Yale University.  

He is a published Haiku poet and the editor-in-chief of Ten [Sable], a Haiku magazine; a vice chairman of the Japan Association of Haiku Poets; an executive committee member and trustee of the Haiku International Association, Japan; a Japanese translator of Richard Wright’s “Haiku: This Other World”; and an author and editor of Haiku collections.

He has authored eleven books including “Richard Wright: A Documented Life, 1908-1960,” and “The Critical Responses in Japan to African American Writers.” He has also given more than 30 presentations and invited lectures at conferences in Canada, China, Egypt, France, Korea and the United States. 

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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b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.pngWaynesburg University will host a Spring Overnight Visitation for high school students Sunday, March 29, through Monday, March 30. The visitation will give prospective students the opportunity to experience student life on campus while interacting with current University students. 

Upon arriving to Waynesburg University, prospective students will be paired with a current student who will serve as an overnight host. Participants will experience life in academic programs, campus facilities, residence halls and student life. 

On Monday, the prospective students are given the opportunity to attend classes according to their intended major or area of interest. In addition, the students’ families are invited back down to campus to attend an informational meeting regarding the admissions process and financial aid. 

“Each of these experiences provides a student with insight about being a part of our campus community,” said Robin King, senior vice president of enrollment and university relations at Waynesburg University. “The Overnight Visitation is a first-hand snap-shot of being a Waynesburg University student.” 

The Spring Overnight Visitation will host approximately 50 high school seniors. Space is limited and fills quickly.

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

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CJ.pngThe Waynesburg University Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the Office of Admissions will host the spring Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Mock Crime Scene Workshop provides high school students the opportunity to analyze crime scenes and collect and process evidence alongside Waynesburg University students and faculty, as well as experts in the field. 

The Workshop introduces prospective criminal justice students to the practical application of crime scene investigation, forensic analysis and related criminal investigative methods by law enforcement from local, state and federal levels who partner with the University’s Department of Criminal Justice. 

Students will attend technical workshops in the morning and then apply what they've learned in mock crime scenes or active response scenarios in the afternoon. Workshops related to arrest techniques, interview and interrogation practices and a firearms training simulator will also be offered.

“The students who have an interest in this profession get a firsthand look at the reality of crime scene investigation while also networking with professionals in the field of criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic sciences,” said James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice at Waynesburg University.  “The University also benefits by the inherent recruitment of many of these students who decide to choose Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice program after attending this and similar CSI Camps at the our University.”

Under the instruction of University students, faculty and representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police, by the end of the day, students will be able to apply the principles and techniques learned to a challenging crime scene. 

Space is limited. To register, or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgWaynesburg University’s Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS) will hold a free online workshop, WebQuesting at the Library of Congress, Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m., beginning March 11 and running through April 15. 

Participants can earn up to 20 CEU Hours and will have the opportunity to investigate how WebQuests are used as a teaching tool in supporting student-inquiry. 

Throughout the workshop, participants will experience chat sessions, individual readings and project development. 

Participants who have not completed TPS Level I are asked to complete a pre-requisite, TPS Basics, before the start date. 

Space is limited. Register now at:

For more information, contact Sue Wise at or 724-852-3377. 

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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During spring break, 55 Waynesburg University students will serve outside of the Waynesburg community, both domestically and abroad. University faculty and staff will lead three mission service trips covering a variety of academic and professional interests.

The projects include partnerships with The Pittsburgh Project in Pittsburgh, Pa., Habitat for Humanity Work Camp in Concord, N.C., and Strong Missions in Carrillos, Costa Rica.

The Pittsburgh Project – Pittsburgh, Pa.

Twenty Waynesburg University students will serve The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) for a weeklong work camp Saturday, March 7, through Friday, March 13. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program, will serve as the trip leader.

Located on the north side of Pittsburgh, TPP is a Christian community development organization that serves vulnerable homeowners in neighborhoods throughout the city by providing home repairs. TPP is committed to meeting the needs of the Pittsburgh community and providing inner-city housing ministries.

Habitat for Humanity Work Camp – Concord, N.C.

Twenty-three students will spend their spring break in Concord, N.C., from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication, will serve as trip leaders.

To address substandard housing issues in North Carolina, students will serve with the Lake Norman, N.C., Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist in building homes for residents.

Strong Missions – Carrillos, Costa Rica

Twelve Waynesburg University students will spend part of their spring break from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14, working with Strong Missions. Located in Carrillos, Costa Rica, Strong Missions is a Christian organization that specializes in serving and providing for the needs of low income Costa Rican individuals. Christopher Kellner, resident director at Waynesburg University, and Rev. Carolyn Poteet, director of international programs, will serve as trip leaders.

During the trip, students will assist with construction projects as well as participate in the Strong Missions Loaves and Fishes Feeding Program, aimed to provide feeding education and extracurricular programs to families.

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