b2ap3_thumbnail_Cello_Fury_highres_live.jpgWaynesburg University will host Cello Fury and special guest Texture Contemporary Ballet as a part of the University’s Performing Arts Series Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free to Waynesburg University students, faculty and staff with representation of University ID.

A chamber music group, Cello Fury’s original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers along with drummer David Throckmorton unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations.

Cello Fury has performed on both radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls and music festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), performing for audiences as large as 67,000 and touring throughout 25 states and abroad.

In conjunction with the Sept. 18 concert, the Department of Fine Arts will host two residency opportunities in the Marsh Center. A master class will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., as well as a Fine Arts Collegium Workshop Thursday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. Both will be held in the Marsh Center, have free admission and are open to the public.

For concert reservations, visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/cello-fury.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Joy-Ike.jpgWaynesburg University will host Joy Ike, a Christian music performer, Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

In her third full-length album, independent artist Joy Ike offers her most realized work yet. “All or Nothing” includes 10 songs about giving up everything you have in exchange for everything you need.

Ike’s music, voice and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played more than 600 shows and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many accomplished artists. Her songs have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Her song, "Everything You Have," was recently featured on NPR's World Cafe during a segment on emerging artists.

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Stover-Photo.jpgRepresentative Pam Snyder met with Waynesburg University’s Stover Scholars Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  She discussed the importance of protecting the coal industry and responsibly developing natural gas, the challenges facing women in politics and about her commitment to seeking common ground in the political sphere.  

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Waynesburg University will host fall visitation days for transfer students, high school students and their families Saturday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 1. 

“It is an important step for prospective students and their families to visit on these fall visitation days so that interested students can experience what Waynesburg University has to offer,” said Jessica Sumpter, director of admissions at Waynesburg University. 

Registration in Roberts Chapel begins at 8:15 a.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 1. After check-in, students have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, interact with current students and meet with faculty members in their area of study. Families can also learn about the admissions process as well as scholarships and financial aid. Lunch will be provided on campus in the Benedum Dining Hall.  

Attending visitation days allows interested students to see the mission and values of Waynesburg University firsthand. Waynesburg University’s mission is to educate students to make connections between faith, learning and serving so they might faithfully transform their communities and the world. 

Approximately 1,400 students are currently enrolled in Waynesburg University’s undergraduate programs, with more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.

In addition to rigorous academics, service is at the forefront of a Waynesburg University education. Students annually contribute more than 50,000 hours of service, working with more than 50 local, regional, domestic and international partners. University students have the opportunity to choose from approximately 16 annual domestic and international service trips offered during fall, winter and spring breaks.

For more information or to register for a fall visitation day, call 1-800-225-7393. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_STOVER-WEB-LOGO4.jpgThe Waynesburg University Stover Scholars will present “In God we Pray?: Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al,” in honor of Constitution Day Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Written by Stover Scholars John Wicker, Ryan Schwertfeger and Paige Carter, “In God We Pray?: Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al.,” dramatizes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 case upholding the town of Greece,  New York’s practice of beginning monthly town board meetings with prayer by local clergy.

The play brings to life the legal arguments in favor of and against the practice of legislative prayer resulting from Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens’ ultimately failed lawsuit against the municipality. 

The play examines the spectrum of judicial opinion interpreting the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment Religion Clauses.

“In this critical moment in which America’s founding values are being challenged, the Stover Scholars are to be commended for wrestling with the scope and meaning of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses which state, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law.

The production is directed by Edward L. Powers, professor of theater at Waynesburg University, and sponsored by the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership.

The cast list includes:

•Linda Stephens: Nika Anschuetz, a junior communication (electronic media) major from Harmony (Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School)

•Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Ashley Beener, a sophomore sociology (political science) major from Rockwood (Rockwood Area Junior-Senior High School)

•Justice Clarence Thomas: Emily Bish, a freshman marketing major from Pittsburgh (North Allegheny Senior High School) 

•Susan Galloway: Paige Carter, a sophomore sociology (pre-law) major from Coraopolis (Abundant Life Academy)

•Rev. Chappell: Nick Cordova, a freshman sociology (political science) major from Youngstown, Ohio (Boardman High School)

•Justice Anthony Kennedy: Jeremy Hinkle, a senior forensic accounting major from Washington (Canon McMillan High School)

•Justice Stephen Breyer: Parker Kantos, a junior sociology (pre-law) major from Waupaca, Wisc. (Waupaca High School)

•News Anchor 2: J.R. Kautz, a junior business management major from Marianna (Bethlehem Center High School)

•News Anchor 1:  Brendan Keany, a sophomore communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from East Aurora, N.Y. (East Aurora High School)

•Thomas Hungar: Matt Kenney, a junior computer science major from Northumberland (Shikellamy High School)

•Cameraman: R.J. Leon, a freshman finance major from Brookfield, Ohio (Brookfield Local Schools)

•Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Kiana Levi, a freshman entrepreneurship major from Venetia (Hillcrest Christian Academy)

•Bailiff: Vincent Morrow, a freshman biology (pre-med) major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)

•Justice Samuel Alito : Addie Pazzynski, a sophomore biblical ministry studies (religion and philosophy) major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)

•Justice Antonin Scalia: Gina Robinson, a senior English (literature) major from Lower Burrell (Saint Joseph High School) 

•Douglas Laycock: Ryan Schwertfeger, a sophomore communication (electronic media) major from Oakland, N.J. (Indian Hills High School)

•Justice Elena Kagan: Joanna Scott, a freshman nursing major from Greencastle (Greencastle-Antrim High School)

•Andy Stanko: Andy Stanko, a sophomore communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from Lewisburg (Lewisburg Area High School)

•Supervisor Auberger: Brandon VanTine, a sophomore sociology (political science) major from New Kensington (Valley High School)

•Chief Justice John Roberts: John Wicker, a sophomore business management major from Ambridge (Eden Christian Academy) 

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