Students in the Waynesburg University Forensic Science Club will hold a community outreach event in conjunction with a local drug and alcohol awareness group Wednesday, Nov. 9. The University students leading the event will work with Communities That Care, an organization that focuses on educating at-risk youth, to hold the event at West Sides in Waynesburg.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with opening games, and then the participants will be presented with an informational session about the risk, effects and community issues associated with heroin use. University students will lead participants through a mock crime scene and an interview with a suspected heroine user regarding a friend who overdosed. The event will end at approximately 8:30 p.m.

This is the second consecutive year that Waynesburg students will collaborate with Communities That Care for the presentation. The event is one of many that showcase University students’ desire to use their talents and education to serve the surrounding community.

For more information, contact Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science, at 724-852-7716 or fmusko@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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The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host its second Chamber Works Concert Thursday, Nov. 10, at noon. Held in the Marsh Center below Roberts Chapel, the concert is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Chamber Works concerts are held twice each semester and provide an outlet for the work of the University’s small musical ensembles. Audience members may hear selections from woodwind, brass, percussion, jazz or other classifications.

In addition to larger musical groups on campus like the Symphonic Band, musically inclined Waynesburg students can participate in small ensembles that are specifically tailored to a certain type of instrumentation. Small ensembles allow University students to hone their skills during weekly rehearsals and showcase their talents through intimate performances.

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

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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Waynesburg University’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will hold a Creative Writing Workshop for high school students and their teachers Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Registration and check in will begin at 9:40 a.m.

The workshop will feature Shannon Reed, instructor of English at Allegheny College, and former lecturer of English at Waynesburg University.

The goal of the workshop is to give high school students the opportunity to engage their imaginations and strengthen their writing skills through writing exercise provided by workshop facilitators.

Dr. Amy Randolph, associate professor of English at the University, believes the event also benefits Waynesburg’s English and creative writing majors.

“I hope they gain a sense of the positive role they as writers can play in the community,” said Randolph.

Activities will include two workshops facilitated by Department of English and Foreign Languages faculty and students. During the student workshops, teachers will attend a workshop facilitated by Reed. Following the workshops, there will be a luncheon and student reading.

Reed is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Washington Post. Her other credits include Poets & Writers Magazine, Guernica, The Guardian, Vulture and Eater, among others.

She is also a playwright. Her plays have been produced in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh.

Registration is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register or for more information, contact Randolph by email at arandolp@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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The Waynesburg University Players will present “Fools,” a comedy written by Neil Simon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 8. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“Fools” is set in a small Russian village in 1900. In the play, a new schoolmaster has arrived and immediately notices villagers sweeping dust back inside their houses, selling flowers and calling them fish and milking cows upside down.

The new schoolmaster then learns that the whole village has been cursed with stupidity; but as with all fables, the curse can be lifted if the teacher can educate at least one of the villagers in just 24 hours.

“’Fools’ is a comedy through and through and we are looking for an audience who wants to laugh and enjoy themselves with an evening of zany characters and a hilarious situation,” said Edward L. Powers, professor of theater. “In the midst of all the laughter, I hope the audience finds that there is also a sweet message about falling in love.”

Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation, visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/fools/ or for more information, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@waynesburg.edu.

The cast and crew include:

  • Leon Tolchinsky - Shawn White, junior English (creative writing) major from Amity (Trinity High School)
  • Snetsky - Megan Cook, junior communication (electronic media) major from McKees Rocks (Montour High School)
  • Slovitch - Tre' Thomas, freshman sociology (pre-law) major from Mill Hall (Central Mountain High School)
  • Mishkin - Michelle Frye, junior advertising major from Carmichaels (Carmichaels High School)
  • Yenchna - Sara Lesher, junior criminal justice administration major from Masontown (Albert Gallatin High School)
  • Magistrate - Steven Caumo, sophomore English (creative writing) major from Meadowlands (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Dr. Zubritsky - Ronald Loebker, junior engineering math major from Ripley, Ohio (home schooled)
  • Lenya Zubritsky - Haleigh McKee, junior computer security & forensics major from Mansfield (Mansfield High School)
  • Sophia Zubritsky – Tessa Masula, sophomore English/secondary education (literature) major from Grand Rapids, Mich. (Wellspring Preparatory High School)
  • Count Youskevitch - Zack Zeigler, senior communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from West Mifflin (West Mifflin High School)
  • Villagers - Rachael Crosbie, sophomore mathematics major from Washington (Trinity High School); Maura McCall, freshman arts administration (theatre) major from Cabot (Evangel Heights Christian Academy); Kayla Coughlin, sophomore early childhood/special education major from Buena Park, Calif. (home schooled); Holly Hendershot, freshman communication (journalism) major from Manheim (home schooled); Elisha Novak, freshman history major from Lexington, Ohio (Clear Fork High School); Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)
  • Assistant Director - Emily Mielcarek, senior international cultures major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)
  • Stage Manager - Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)

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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Celine Colbert, urban service forester with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, will present an educational seminar on urban forests Thursday, Oct. 27, at noon, in the Center for Research and Economic Development on Waynesburg University’s campus.

“During my talk, I will dive into the many values of urban forests to emphasize why the urban forest trail project is so valuable to the University,” said Colbert. “I will also discuss Environmental Stewardship and its importance in urban forestry.”

Following her presentation, Colbert will spend time providing an evaluation of the newly renovated Waynesburg University Urban Forest and Walking Trail, which was funded by a recent $20,000 grant from the EQT Foundation.

The urban forest trail consists of approximately 2 square miles, including 1.5 miles of walking trails and wooded areas that will be preserved for student research and environmental restoration.

Colbert is hopeful her visit will help share the importance of urban forestry.

“Urban forests provide vast benefits from improved mental and physical health to storm water retention to thriving economies and so much more,” she said. “Many studies have proven that healthier trees are correlated with healthier and happier people.”

For more information about the seminar or Waynesburg’s urban forest trail, contact Dr. Janet Paladino, assistant professor of biology, at 724-852-3281 or jpaladin@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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