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Waynesburg University’s Student Senate will host a campus and community Harvest Festival Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Johnson Commons. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Prior to the event, the Waynesburg University Residence Life staff will host trick-or-treating on Washington Street in Waynesburg. Cara Petrone, a senior forensic science major from Canonsburg, Pa., and social vice president of Student Senate, hopes to bring in more community members to show the passion for service at Waynesburg University.

She planned the event to promote campus and community relations as well as raise funds for local needs. The preceding year raised more than $400; Petrone hopes to surpass that number this year.

“This year we are doing more community outreach, hopefully with local schools and businesses,” Petrone said. “We want to be able to raffle items from local businesses and to have a lot more community participation.”

Campus clubs and organizations will dress in Halloween costumes and sell various Halloween and harvest-themed snacks and activities to raise money for Salvation Army’s Project Bundle-Up, a Western Pennsylvania-based non-profit that raises money for outerwear for those in need.

Every club that participates gets to keep half of the money raised. There will be a $50 prize given to the club that raises the most money and to the club that has the best costumes.

WCYJ-FM, Waynesburg University’s student-run radio station, will host its annual Pumpkin Bowling during the event.

In the event of inclement weather, the Harvest Festival will take place in Stover Campus Center.

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Waynesburg University’s American Chemical Society’s Student Chapter will host its annual Haunted Lab event Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Stewart Science Hall on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Designed to promote science education by showcasing fun and exciting demonstrations, all ages can benefit from this event. Participants will be guided throughout the experiment and activity stations run by University students and faculty members.

“From glowing slime to rainbow flames, the Haunted Lab offers a unique opportunity to explore more than 25 Halloween themed demonstration and activities performed by Waynesburg University faculty and students,” said Dr. Evonne Baldauff, assistant professor of chemistry and chair of the Chemistry and Forensic Science Department.

For more information, contact Dr. Baldauff at 724-852-7617.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Tanner-Downing-2.JPGWaynesburg University’s Department of Fine Arts will hold a Senior Art Exhibition Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Nov. 14, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will display the artwork of senior art major Tanner Downing. An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Downing’s exhibit will feature watercolor and acrylic paintings, pencil and pen drawings and sculptures he has created during his four years at Waynesburg University. Various works will be available for purchase. 

The Art Program at Waynesburg University enables students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits.

Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ETC-Rankings-Logo-2015-RGB--to-408-top-College-sm.jpgWaynesburg University has been ranked a top value college in an outcome-based college rankings index compiled by Educate To Career (ETC) for the second consecutive year.

The University ranked No. 104 out of the 1,224 schools listed in the nationwide ETC College Rankings Index for 2015. Included in the ranking are more than 1,200 accredited four-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students, representing 94 percent of all students enrolled in four-year colleges.

“We feel that the colleges scoring in the top one-third of our index, number 1 through number 408, are doing a very good job on behalf of their students,” said Michael R. Havis, ETC president and founder.

According to ETC, colleges in the top third of the ETC Index have a relatively high percentage of graduates employed in their field of study and the earnings of graduates are relatively high. In addition, a majority of students graduate in four or five years and loan default rates are very low.

“The ETC College Rankings Index measures the improvement in employability and earnings that a particular college brings to its graduates, relative to students similarly situated at other colleges,” said Havis. “Students and parents are focused on the value added by going to a particular college and pursuing a specific area of study.”

Waynesburg University’s career path analysis report states that 97 percent of 2013 graduates reported working full-time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. Additionally, according to the federal government's College Scorecard, the loan default rate for Waynesburg graduates is 4.5 percent, which is substantially lower than the national average of 14.7 percent.

The ETC Index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students, according to a description of the index on the group's website.

The full ETC College Ranking Index can be found at www.educatetocareer.org.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WUHC14_1577.jpgWaynesburg University crowned its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Saturday, Oct. 11, at a ceremony held during halftime of the Homecoming football game. RJ Tonks and Shelby Tabrosky were named king and queen, respectively.

Tonks, a senior sports management major from Greensburg, Pa. (Greater Latrobe Senior High School), is the son of Ron Tonks and Jani Rybacki, of Greensburg Pa. 

He is a member of the Waynesburg University business club and his community service includes volunteering at Open Arms and 2nd SAM 9 Inc., a local non-profit that provides vocational training for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. 

As a student at Waynesburg, Tonks has been involved in intense therapy to improve his mobility. He has hopes of walking unassisted at graduation in May of 2015. Tonks hopes to work for a professional sports team in the future and eventually own his own athletic complex. 

Tabrosky, a senior communication (sports broadcasting/sports information) major from Glenshaw, Pa. (Shaler Area High School), is the daughter of Roy and Kim Tabrosky of Glenshaw, Pa. 

She is the leader of the Upper Room team at Waynesburg University and has served at a variety of service sites during her four years at Waynesburg. Tabrosky, who plays on the Waynesburg University softball team, is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has served as broadcaster and producer of WCYJ-FM and WCTV for four years. Tabrosky is a member of the honors academy and Lambda Pi Eta. 

Her career goal is to become a play-by-play announcer and work to spread the word of the Lord through media. 

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