Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Heidi Fletcher, assistant professor of Chemistry at the University, will lead a team of six students to serve in Wynne, Arkansas during the students’ break. The students will serve Monday, Jan. 4, through Saturday, Jan. 9. 

While serving, the students will volunteer at a public school and educate elementary students on the fundamentals of science. 

Students participating in the trip include:

  • Damara Deal, senior biology/pre-med major from New Castle (Shenango High School)
  • Alex Freiberger, freshman forensic science major from McDonald (Fort Cherry High School)
  • Trevor Hawkins, freshman marine biology major from Annapolis, Maryland (Broadneck Senior High School)
  • Natalie Johnston, freshman forensic science major from Greensburg (Hempfield Area Senior High School)
  • Cara Paraska, sophomore forensic science major from Canonsburg (Canon McMillan School District)
  • Amy Smith, junior biology and secondary education major from Fairlawn, Ohio (Copley High School)

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Waynesburg University presented Waynesburg Borough with a new police car Monday, November 21. From left to right: Waynesburg Borough Police Chief Rob Toth, Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee and Waynesburg Borough Mayor Duncan Berryman.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_PRSSA-Teahan-Award.jpgWaynesburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter was honored with the Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for best Chapter Newsletter November 9 at the PRSSA 2015 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Waynesburg University PRSSA’s newsletter, “Trending Topics,” is a monthly publication that was developed in 2012. Each issue includes professional development tips and officer updates, as well as summaries of all major Chapter events and initiatives. The content, design and overall development of each newsletter issue are completed by Waynesburg University students that make up the Chapter.

“Through the newsletter, I want to show all of the great things our Chapter is doing to expand and succeed,” said Natalie Gloady, junior public relations major and public relations director for Waynesburg University PRSSA. “It is important for those in our professional networks to witness our accomplishments. It shows them that we are serious about public relations and are working to make ourselves better and more productive future professionals.”

The Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter Newsletter is presented to one PRSSA Chapter each year, naming its newsletter as the organization’s best chapter publication. Since the award’s inception in 2004, Waynesburg University is the only institution in Pennsylvania to have received this honor.

“We made a number of significant changes to the newsletter about a year ago that we thought greatly improved its overall quality,” said Richard Krause, chair of Waynesburg University’s Department of Communication and faculty adviser to its PRSSA Chapter.  “After only three years of publishing a newsletter, we are now recognized as having the most outstanding Chapter newsletter. It's been a really exciting year.”

According to prssa.prsa.org, each publication submitted for the Dr. F. H. Teahan Award for best Chapter newsletter is judged by the quality of its writing, content, design and creativity. Judges may also consider distribution efforts, length of publication cycles and newsworthiness of stories when making their decisions.

“Now that our Chapter has received this honor, it will only make us work harder,” said Gloady. “I am proud to work with a staff that puts significant time and effort into making our newsletter and Chapter great.”

To view the latest issue of “Trending Topics,” please visit www.wuprssa.wordpress.com.

For more information about Waynesburg University PRSSA, please contact Megan Bayles, president of the Chapter, at bay2547@student.waynesburg.edu.

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Waynesburg University recently developed an articulation agreement with Alderson Broaddus University for students who wish to apply to the Alderson Broaddus’ Physician Assistant Studies Program. The agreement will provide further career specialization training for Waynesburg students interested in pursuing physician assistant education.

“We are proud to offer our students yet another opportunity to pursue advanced education,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Core, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Waynesburg University.

Participating students will be co-advised by faculty members from both Waynesburg University and Alderson Broaddus University during their undergraduate studies at Waynesburg University. Satisfactory completion of all the criteria required by Alderson Broaddus will guarantee students an interview for consideration of admission into the Physician Assistant Program.

The undergraduate degree will be awarded by Waynesburg University, while the graduate degree will be awarded by Alderson Broaddus University. 

Students will have the opportunity to apply for the Physician Assistant Program immediately.

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Local genealogist and Waynesburg University alumna Candice Buchanan recently published a book, “A Waynesburg College Family: The Legacy of Alfred Brashear & Margaret Kerr (Bell) Miller."

b2ap3_thumbnail_12-7-Miller-book.jpgThe Millers helped to lead Waynesburg University (then Waynesburg College) to be one of the first institutions of higher learning in the nation to educate men and women equally. In the book, Buchanan explores the Millers’ role in the College’s successful implementation of coeducation. As a uniquely partnered couple, working so hard together, the Millers set a powerful example for their children, students and colleagues, according to Buchanan.

Buchanan’s work also focuses on the two-fold legacy of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Miller at Waynesburg, both as leaders within the College and as parents to their eight children.

“Ms. Buchanan did a superb job of telling the story of the Miller family,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, who accepted archival copies recently presented to the University. “Our University and our community are extremely fortunate to have someone with her dedication and ability devoted to such a meaningful project.”

Buchanan conducted research through documented student testimonies about the Millers in addition to family records and photographs. Throughout the book, she shares the history of Dr. Miller’s experiences at Waynesburg College as a student through his tenure as president, as well as Mrs. Miller’s days as a teacher.

“I am a third-generation Waynesburg graduate,” said Buchanan. “I have ancestors who actually studied under Alfred and Margaret and being part of the Waynesburg legacy is how I can connect to that couple.”

Buchanan earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Waynesburg University and Master of Arts in history from Duquesne University. She is the head of research and production at Genealogists.com, in addition to being a genealogy consultant for Memory Medallion, Inc. She is a certified genealogist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C.

To purchase the book, visit GreeneConnections.com or Amazon.com. The book is also available in the University’s Eberly Library. 

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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