The first Chamber Works concert of the year will be hosted by the Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts on Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend the event, located in the Marsh Center below Roberts Chapel. 

The University is home to a number of small student ensembles that allow students from a variety of majors to showcase their musical talent in a specifically tailored small-group setting. Each of the two Chamber Works concerts during the semester feature a variety of small ensembles. Attendees have the opportunity to potentially hear woodwind, brass, percussion, jazz or other kinds of music.

Chamber Works concerts allow the campus and local community to experience what students in small ensembles work to perfect during weekly meetings and rehearsals. University small ensembles are available to serve using their musical talent at local organizations. 

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-20-Mock-Crime-Scene-Workshop.jpgWaynesburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science will host a fall Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop, hosted in conjunction with the University’s Office of Admissions, provides high school students with the opportunity to analyze crime scenes and collect and process evidence alongside Waynesburg University students and faculty, as well as local experts in the field.

“The Mock Crime Scene weekend gives the current students, faculty and staff the opportunity to meet prospective students and show them, through experience, what they can expect by attending Waynesburg University,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. “Our goal is to excite them about our programs, the opportunities available to them and assist them with making lasting connections with our community.”

Students who attend will have hands-on training from skilled experts in the forensic sciences and have the opportunity to utilize those practices by applying them at a crime scene. The variety of sessions offered will help prospective students decide on pursuing a career in forensic science or criminal justice.

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

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_9-20-CF_Best-for-Money.pngWaynesburg University was recently ranked a “Best College for the Money” in College Factual’s 2017 “Best Colleges Nationwide” ranking, which was published by USA Today earlier this month. Waynesburg, ranked No. 147, was in the top 15 percent of the 1,208 schools identified across the nation.

Waynesburg was also recognized as a best value for nursing, ranking in the top 5 percent of schools nationally, and a best value for criminal justice, ranking in the top 10 percent nationwide.

“Once again, Waynesburg University has been recognized on a national level as a top value,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “Ensuring that the cost of a Christian higher education remains affordable for our students is one of our major priorities.”

According to College Factual, overall rankings are based on criteria across four categories: student body caliber, educational resources, degree completion and post-graduation earnings.

Additionally, College Factual ranks schools for best value by estimating the actual average cost for an undergraduate degree, using the quality results from the best colleges ranking and personalized factors, such as location, cost and financial aid.

In the past year, Waynesburg University has been consistently ranked a top value nationwide by CollegeNET, “The Economist,” the Brookings Institute and Educate To Career.

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_9-19-Collage-show.pngThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host an art show entitled “The Art of Collage” from Monday, Oct. 10, to Friday, Nov. 11. An opening reception will be held for the show Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Artists are invited to submit their collage artwork to be featured in the show. The goal of the show is to answer the question, “what is a collage?” and to showcase the diversity of collage art. As such, artists’ work can be creative, unique and unusual. Artists interested in participating should contact Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art at the University, before Sept. 30. Artwork will need to arrive at the University by Oct. 7.

Collage has been a staple art form since it was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Heisey said he hopes the exhibit serves to illustrate to students the variety of forms collages can take, from collaged videos to wood landscapes.

“Every art exhibit here in the Benedum Art Gallery is to educate our students about various art styles and forms,” said Heisey.

For more information or to enter artwork in the show, contact Heisey at 724-852-3274 or aheisey@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 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_9-19-Knox-writing-contest.jpgWaynesburg University will host the third annual John C. Knox Writing Contest Saturday, Nov. 5. Sponsored by the Observer Publishing Company, the contest is free and open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in writing or journalism. Students attending public, private or home schools in 14 different Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia counties are eligible to register; the registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 28.

The contest, hosted by the University’s Department of Communication and student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will begin at 9:30 a.m. After a welcome, students will enter a one-hour press conference with a local newsmaker, followed by a two-hour writing period during which participants will craft feature stories about the object of the press conference.

Following the contest, lunch will be provided free of charge in the University dining hall. Optional campus tours will be available after lunch.

Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication at the University and coordinator of the event, said he hopes the high school students come out of the contest with an understanding of the Waynesburg experience and an idea of what a career in writing or journalism may be like.

“The most important thing for me about the contest is the way it can serve as an encouragement for high school students who care about writing and have an interest in journalism,” said Szuminsky. “These are increasingly important skill sets, and the contest is one small way to help nurture the next generation of writers and journalists.”

Participating students’ work will be judged by local journalists, members of the University chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and members of the Department of Communication.

A total of $1,000 will be awarded to the contest winners: $500 to the first-place winner, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. The first-place winner will also see their story published in the University’s student newspaper, the Yellow Jacket, and all participants will receive a free t-shirt.

To register, visit www.waynesburg.edu/knox-writing. For more information, contact Szuminsky at 724-852-3247 or bszumins@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 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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