Calendar of Arts and Events

Note: Only upcoming events are featured here. For the complete campus calendar, click here.

Art Exhibitions

Senior Art Exhibition: Lydia Brennen

Monday, September 18, through Friday, October 13
Opening Reception - Monday, September 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

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.

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.

Free admission.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

Senior Art Exhibition: Laura Auten

Monday, October 23, through Friday, November 17
Opening Reception - Monday, October 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

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.

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.

Free admission.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

Fall Student Art Exhibition

Monday, November 27, through Friday, December 8
Opening Reception - Monday, November 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the fall semester. The exhibit will include a variety of mediums, such as drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty.

Free admission.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

Theater Productions

Summer Play Encore: "Dearly Beloved"

Saturday, September 30
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The Waynesburg University Players will present an encore performance of their summer play “Dearly Beloved,” a comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

Call 724-852-3226 for more information.
Free admission; reservations suggested.

Fall Play: "Hamlet"

Wednesday, November 8, through Saturday, November 11
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The Waynesburg University Players will present their fall play “Hamlet,” a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

Call 724-852-3226 for more information.
Free admission; reservations suggested.

Student One-Act Plays

Thursday, November 30
8 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The Waynesburg University Players will present a series of student-directed one-act plays from a variety of genres.

Call 724-852-3226 for more information.
Free admission.

Lectures

Stover Center Lecture Series: "The Challenge to Chat - How Can We Talk to Each Other?"

Thursday, October 26
7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer will explore the challenges of being a prospective lawyer or public leader in the current polarized political climate. He will stress the importance of civil discourse and respect for the Rule of Law in the context of the ethical challenges of America's cultural divide.

Judge Glazer was elected to the Court of Common Pleas In 1991. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to clean up corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court. Prior to the bench, Judge Glazer served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia where he was chief of the Fraud Section and worked in private law firms in Philadelphia and Chicago.

In 2005, Judge Glazer was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture (in French) at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris concerning the American judicial process. He has also lectured in England, Russia and Belarus. He has published articles in France and the United States and is an adjunct instructor in Trial Practice at Villanova University Law School.

Judge Glazer is a graduate of Ohio State University (cum laude and with distinction) and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Call 724-852-7702 for more information.
Free admission.

Music Performances

Chamber Works I & II

Thursday, October 5, and Thursday, November 16
Noon, Marsh Center

There are a host of talented student musicians on the campus of Waynesburg University. The one-hour Chamber Works concerts are presented as a part of the applied small ensemble offerings of the music program at Waynesburg University. These ensembles prepare standard repertoire for their given instrumentation during weekly meetings and present selections from those rehearsals at two concerts per semester. At these concerts, you may hear music presented by a variety of ensembles: a woodwind quintet, brass choir, percussive keyboard or drum ensemble, jazz combo or even a gathering of bagpipers!

The music program invites all music lovers in the Waynesburg community to join us for these noontime musical offerings. These ensembles are also available for service opportunities in the area. If you are involved with a community service organization, feel free to speak with us about ways in which the music program at Waynesburg University might be able to serve.

Free admission.

Symphonic Band Fall Concert

Wednesday, October 11
5:15 p.m., Marsh Center

Free admission.

Chamber Ochestra Concert

Thursday, November 16
7:30 p.m., Marsh Center

Free admission.

Lamplighters Touring Choir Fall Concert

Sunday, November 19
3 p.m., Roberts Chapel

Free admission.

TUBACHRISTMAS

Friday, December 1
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

TUBACHRISTMAS was created in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day in 1902. Through Bell, we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve in 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. Through Wilder, TUBACHRISTMAS concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions.

The Waynesburg University Music Program has hosted this regional, carol sing-a-long concert for several years, and the 2016 concert was the biggest and best yet!

Registration information: All are welcome to perform. There is a $10 registration fee for players. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and rehearsal will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the GPAC.

Free admission.
Doors open at 7:05 p.m.

Music Program Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 9
7:30 p.m., Roberts Chapel

Free admission.

Special Events

Homecoming Weekend

Friday, September 29, through Saturday, September 30

Reconnect with old friends and network with fellow Waynesburg alumni as you celebrate Homecoming 2017. Don’t miss class reunions, athletic events, a 5k walk/run, campus tours and our very popular steak cookout after the game, as well as so much more!

We will celebrate class reunions for the classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972 and 1967.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.waynesburgunited.com/homecoming17.

Directions

Heading south from Pittsburgh:

From I-79 south, take Exit 19, Ruff Creek. Continue past the Ruff Creek General Store for approximately five miles through the countryside. Upon the entrance of the town of Waynesburg, stay to the right and continue down the hill. Continue one block past the Presbyterian Church (on your left), and make a left onto Wayne Street. At the stop sign, continue straight ahead. The Marisa Fieldhouse will be situated on your right. At the stop sign, make a left onto Washington Street. At the next block, turn left onto College Street. Miller Hall is the second building on the right. Continue to the end of the block and turn right onto Morris Street (Rt. 19N). Make the next immediate right into the parking lot.

Heading north from Morgantown:

From I-79 north, take Exit 14, Waynesburg. Make a right onto Route 21 at the end of the ramp. Follow Route 21 to the fourth traffic light. Make a right at the light. Follow this road into town. At the fifth traffic light, turn right at the Courthouse onto Washington Street. Go two blocks. Miller Hall is the large red brick building to your left at the third block. Make a left onto College Street in front of Miller Hall and then a right onto Morris Street. Make a right into the parking lot.