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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgWaynesburg University will host a Senior Art Exhibition for Nathanael Long Monday, March 24, through Wednesday, April 16. An opening reception will take place Monday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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. 

Long’s exhibit includes paintings, photography, sculptures and ceramics pieces he has worked on throughout his academic career, concentrating on abstract art for the purposes of the show.

“Art is something I have enjoyed ever since I can remember,” Long said. “I realize now that I will always be a student of art because there is always more to learn. I like the challenge of trying to make interesting compositions using line, form and color to express myself.”

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows 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. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information call 724-852-3247.

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Waynesburg University will host spring Visitation Days for transfer students, high school students and their families Saturday, April 12, and Saturday, April 26.

Registration in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center begins at 8:30 a.m. both days. After check-in, students have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, meet with faculty and staff in their elected majors, learn about admissions and financial aid and enjoy lunch in the Benedum Dining Hall.

According to Kari Calvario, admissions counselor at Waynesburg University, the purpose of Visitation Days is to provide prospective students and their families with the opportunity to experience Waynesburg University. For many students, this is their first visit to campus, so it is important that they get a chance to tour it, meet with professors and learn more about the admissions and financial aid process.

“Visitation Days are designed to provide students a very informative day,” said Calvario. “They will hear from President Lee, have a chance to meet Student Services staff and representatives from student groups, tour the campus and attend a student panel.”

Approximately 2,500 students are currently enrolled in Waynesburg University’s doctoral, graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 70 academic concentrations are offered at the University, which maintains its status as one of the least expensive private institutions in Pennsylvania.

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 18 annual domestic and international service mission trips offered during fall, winter and spring breaks.

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

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To commemorate the Inauguration of 15th Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee and the University’s longstanding tradition of service, Waynesburg University will hold a Day of Service Saturday, March 22, in the community and beyond. Alumni across the globe will connect with current students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve in honor of President Lee.

Surrounding the Tuesday, March 25 Inauguration, the University will host a historic, multi-day event including the Day of Service.  Students, faculty and staff will contribute service hours and activities at community organizations including the Greene County United Way, the Humane Society, the Red Cross SAFE Program, Rolling Meadows Nursing Home and many more.

“The Day of Service is a celebration of Waynesburg University’s commitment to servant leadership for almost two centuries,” said President Lee. “I’m excited to see the campus and community come together to help those in need.”

Others will create their own Day of Service initiatives tailored to students’ skills and interests.

Waynesburg nursing students have partnered with Cornerstone Care “Dancing with a Pink Ribbon” to provide free clinical breast exams for campus and community members via the Cornerstone Care Mobile Medical Unit that day. Open to the public, the unit will be located in front of the Waynesburg University gymnasium on Wayne Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Day of Service.  A nurse practitioner will perform the exams at no cost. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Call Sharon Heath at 724-852-1001 ex. 304 to sign up or for more information. The Dancing with a Pink Ribbon event is made possible by funds from the Susan G. Komen Grant.

The University’s  Department of English hosted “Pass the Biscuits” at the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg Wednesday, Feb. 26, to raise money for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank in Waynesburg in honor of the Day of Service. The students, faculty and staff raised $531 for the food bank, an amount matched by the Waynesburg Giant Eagle up to $500 for a total of $1,031.

Though the primary focus of the day is service to Greene County, Waynesburg University alumni are eager to unite with their alma mater through service in any location, including a 2009 alumna who will serve Moldova to help restore a home for human trafficking victims during the Day of Service. Registered alumni include a wide span volunteers, with graduation years as early as 1955 and as recent as 2013 and service locations from North Dakota to New Hampshire.

The University is also accepting donations for the Salvation Army Day of Service project with drop-boxes across campus.

According to Mary Fox, Waynesburg University Event Planner, the event will bring together alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of the community.

“The University embraces this day to direct the service focus to Greene County,” Fox said. “As an institution based on service, the Day of Service will be a great way to celebrate our mission and our community.”

For more information about the Day of Service or activities at any of the Day of Service sites, contact Mary Fox at or by phone at 724-852-7677.

To learn more about the Inauguration of President Lee, visit

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b2ap3_thumbnail_FireFighterCheck.jpgWaynesburg University presented the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company with a $10,000 check, the second of five installments totaling $50,000, to offset the $417,000 cost of the company’s 2013 Sutphen Rescue Pumper fire engine.

This donation, along with the first, was given in memory of Robert W. Fox, a member of the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company from 1948 to 2011, who died on May 15, 2012, at the age of 83.  Remarkably, Mr. Fox was still actively answering fire calls until 2009. Fox served in many leadership capacities within the fire company during his 62-year tenure including president for 28 years.  His father was a member of the company from 1941 to 1965, and Robert’s four sons and four of his grandsons are active members of the fire company.

Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, who served as a member of the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company for nine years, emphasized the importance of contributing to the long-term safety of the community.

“For many years, the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company has been a key component of the community’s safety,” said Lee. “As a former member, I am proud Waynesburg University can help support this vital service to the community.”

Lee, along with Robin L. King, senior vice president for enrollment and university relations, and Mary Cummings, vice president for student services, presented the donation to Jeff Marshall, fire chief.

This donation to the fire company from Waynesburg University continues the University’s long-standing support for fire safety in the community. Previously, the University had presented the company with $50,000 for the purchase of the Fire Simulation Training Trailer and $30,000 toward a new fire truck from 2005 to 2007. 

The University also donated over $430,000 to the Waynesburg Borough for the purchase of new police cars, improvements to borough infrastructure, downtown beautification projects, contributions to the Borough Master Plan, recreational fields and parks maintenance and construction equipment. 

Waynesburg University provides over $1 million in scholarships to Greene County students and over 50,000 hours of community service to the region annually, contributed by Waynesburg students, faculty and staff. 

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The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Waynesburg University will offer a free, online professional development workshop series for teachers and librarians called TPS Level II Online: WebQuesting at the Library of Congress.

The five-week workshop series will take place Thursdays beginning March 20 through April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants can earn up to 24 PA Act 48 activity hours during the series.

The workshop, designed for teachers and librarians of grades six through 12, includes weekly chat sessions supplemented by reading and project development outside of class. Participants will design a WebQuest applicable to their individual classrooms.

A WebQuest is an Internet-based research activity designed for the classroom to promote inquiry and higher-order thinking. Participants will investigate how this teaching tool can enhance learning and will develop an inquiry lesson using primary sources from the Library of Congress. 

Graduates of TPS Level 1 are welcome to apply; others are asked to complete the six online modules before attending. Visit to locate modules.

Those who submit certificates of completion will receive six additional PA Act 48 activity hours. Space is limited. To register online visit:

For more information, contact Sue Wise, associate director of the TPS Program at Waynesburg University, at or 724-852-3377.

The TPS program is funded through the Library of Congress and is administered through Waynesburg University. The Library of Congress TPS program was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot and was officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006.

Waynesburg University TPS continues to serve educators throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Waynesburg University TPS program is a professional development provider for in-service and pre-service educators. The TPS program works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers use the Library's vast collection of digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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