b2ap3_thumbnail_Crosby-Lecturer.jpgWaynesburg University will host David C. Scott as the Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lecture Series speaker Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

North Texas native David C. Scott is the author of four nationally award-winning and bestselling books. “The Scouting Party” (2010) recounts the origins of the Scouting movement. “We Are Americans, We Are Scouts” (2008) fuses the words and stories of President Theodore Roosevelt within the framework of the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America, and “Where Character is Caught” (2013) details the storied history of Dallas’ (TX) Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America. His newest work, “My Fellow Americans" (2014), details the symbiotic relationship between Scouting and the U.S. presidency.

Scott has been involved with Scouting for more than 30 of his 43 years. As a 1981 recipient of the Eagle Scout award, including five Eagle palms, Scott grew up in the Circle 10 Council and prospered under quality adult tutelage as a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout. A Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow and a Wood Badge recipient, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and continued onward to Southern Methodist University, where he earned a master’s degree in applied economics in 1993.

For more information about Scott, visit: http://www.davidcscott.net/index.html. 

The Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lectures, funded by 1950 Magna Cum Laude graduates of Waynesburg University, Glenn A. and Jane Lichtenfels Crosby, bring to the University visiting scholars who are distinguished in their disciplines. During the visit, the scholars interact with faculty, staff and students, giving guest lectures in classes, formal presentations and informal group talks. The event culminates in a final public lecture.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgThe Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at Waynesburg University will hold a free professional development series for educators. Coaches Academy for Teachers will meet online each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning March 17 and running through April 21. 

Coaches Academy for Teachers is an advanced TPS Level III course designed to help teachers develop the skills and knowledge to lead colleagues in using the free Library of Congress digitized sources effectively across the curriculum. Participants earn up to 20 CEU Hours, with an option to earn 10 more post-course.

The online workshop is designed for educators to gain skills in how to apply a variety of teaching strategies to use primary sources effectively to engage students, develop higher order thinking skills and address the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. Educators will also develop knowledge of adult learning theory, peer coaching strategies and facilitation techniques. 

The course will include live interactive audio chat sessions, peer collaboration and discussion and independent reading and project development. 

Participants who have not completed TPS level I are asked to complete a pre-requisite, TPS BASICS, before March 3. Login information is provided upon registration for Coaches Academy for Teachers. 

Space is limited. Register at: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=441874

For more information, contact Sue Wise at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377. 

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_20150226-210032.JPGWaynesburg University’s b.f. maiz Lecture will be Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall and will feature Dr. Toru Kiuchi. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Kiuchi is a professor of English at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar doing research on Richard Wrights Haiku at Yale University.  

He is a published Haiku poet and the editor-in-chief of Ten [Sable], a Haiku magazine; a vice chairman of the Japan Association of Haiku Poets; an executive committee member and trustee of the Haiku International Association, Japan; a Japanese translator of Richard Wright’s “Haiku: This Other World”; and an author and editor of Haiku collections.

He has authored eleven books including “Richard Wright: A Documented Life, 1908-1960,” and “The Critical Responses in Japan to African American Writers.” He has also given more than 30 presentations and invited lectures at conferences in Canada, China, Egypt, France, Korea and the United States. 

The b. f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b. f. maiz, exists to continue and to amplify his lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. This speaker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.pngWaynesburg University will host a Spring Overnight Visitation for high school students Sunday, March 29, through Monday, March 30. The visitation will give prospective students the opportunity to experience student life on campus while interacting with current University students. 

Upon arriving to Waynesburg University, prospective students will be paired with a current student who will serve as an overnight host. Participants will experience life in academic programs, campus facilities, residence halls and student life. 

On Monday, the prospective students are given the opportunity to attend classes according to their intended major or area of interest. In addition, the students’ families are invited back down to campus to attend an informational meeting regarding the admissions process and financial aid. 

“Each of these experiences provides a student with insight about being a part of our campus community,” said Robin King, senior vice president of enrollment and university relations at Waynesburg University. “The Overnight Visitation is a first-hand snap-shot of being a Waynesburg University student.” 

The Spring Overnight Visitation will host approximately 50 high school seniors. Space is limited and fills quickly.

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

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CJ.pngThe Waynesburg University Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the Office of Admissions will host the spring Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Mock Crime Scene Workshop provides high school students the opportunity to analyze crime scenes and collect and process evidence alongside Waynesburg University students and faculty, as well as experts in the field. 

The Workshop introduces prospective criminal justice students to the practical application of crime scene investigation, forensic analysis and related criminal investigative methods by law enforcement from local, state and federal levels who partner with the University’s Department of Criminal Justice. 

Students will attend technical workshops in the morning and then apply what they've learned in mock crime scenes or active response scenarios in the afternoon. Workshops related to arrest techniques, interview and interrogation practices and a firearms training simulator will also be offered.

“The students who have an interest in this profession get a firsthand look at the reality of crime scene investigation while also networking with professionals in the field of criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic sciences,” said James Tanda, instructor of criminal justice at Waynesburg University.  “The University also benefits by the inherent recruitment of many of these students who decide to choose Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice program after attending this and similar CSI Camps at the our University.”

Under the instruction of University students, faculty and representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police, by the end of the day, students will be able to apply the principles and techniques learned to a challenging crime scene. 

Space is limited. To register, or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-225-7393.

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