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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-26-MBU.jpgWaynesburg University will host its fifth annual Merit Badge University on the University’s main campus Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in The Marisa Fieldhouse and Gymnasium and conclude at 3 p.m. in the same location.

Cost for the day is $15 and includes lunch, a patch, a t-shirt, and instruction. A space will not be held for scouts until payment is made. All spaces are first come, first served. Walk-in registrants will be accepted as space allows, but patches are not guaranteed. Registration is limited to 300 scouts.

Twenty badges are being offered at this year’s event with a limited number of spots remaining.

New this year is the opportunity for parents and scoutmasters to participate in adult leader training, hosted by the Laurel Highlands Council, in addition to attending merit badge sessions. Adults who select either option should be in Class A/Field Uniform and present evidence of their Boy Scouts of America (BSA) registration and current Youth Protection training. Cost is $15.

Adults who elect not to participate will have the opportunity to join the Waynesburg University admissions staff for a free campus tour and information session. Early registration is still requested.

The BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The society provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/merit-badge-university or call 724-852-7790.

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 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 was recently named a national College of Distinction for the second consecutive year in recognition of its continued dedication to high-impact educational practices.

b2ap3_thumbnail_9-20-COD-PA.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_9-20-COD-1718.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_9-20-COD-Christian.jpg“We are honored to name Waynesburg University as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction applauds Waynesburg University for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum, enriching the college experience with High-Impact Educational Practices, and providing every student with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.”

Institutions that are named a College of Distinction must demonstrate results in the Four Distinctions, which include engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

The assessment process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan and alumni success, satisfaction measures and more.

“Colleges of Distinction is much more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. Our goal is to select the best schools that are 100 percent focused on the student experience, and producing the most well-rounded graduates that are prepared for a global society and economy,” said Schritter. “Becoming a College of Distinction, like Waynesburg University, is proof that institutions we select are fully invested in their students’ success, beginning on day one, and continuing through the rest of their lives.”

Waynesburg was also named a Christian College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction.

For more information or to view Waynesburg’s profile, visit collegesofdistinction.com.

About Colleges of Distinction

Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools and resources for students, parents and high school counselors. 

About Waynesburg University

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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_Homecoming-0502.jpgWaynesburg University will host its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30. The weekend will invite alumni, staff, faculty and students to join together for a variety of events.

During the two-day celebration, the University will sponsor its 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5K Run and Walk, a 50th Reunion Brunch for the Class of 1967 and the Alumni Tent during halftime of the 1:30 p.m. football game on Saturday with the 5th Quarter Steak Cookout immediately following.

“Homecoming is a great time for alumni to come back to campus and reconnect with each other and celebrate being a graduate of Waynesburg University,” said Victoria Beppler, associate director of alumni relations. “There will be many opportunities throughout the weekend to learn more about the history of the University and to get a feel for the current campus life.”

The 6th Annual JacketFest will be held in Johnson Commons beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This is a family friendly event in which current students and alumni can connect. Various Waynesburg University clubs and organizations will be present to offer something unique and entertaining.

Also on Saturday, the Paul R. Stewart Museum will feature its new exhibit “Do I Know What I’m Doing: The Multifaceted James D. “Fuzzy” Randolph.” The display will illustrate the captivating life, interests and talents of this extraordinary and beloved member of the Waynesburg family who passed away Nov. 10, 2016.

That evening, an encore presentation of “Dearly Beloved,” a comedy described as “the wackiest wedding you’ll ever attend,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. 

The special performance will mark Edward L. Powers’ 50th major production at Waynesburg. Powers is a professor of theatre and has been the director of the Theatre Program for 17 years.

Registration for many of the Homecoming events is either suggested or required. To register, visit waynesburgunited.com/homecoming17.

The full Homecoming 2017 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Sept. 29

  • Noon – Golf at Greene County Country Club (reservations required)
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at the Greene County Country Club, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Sept. 30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Registration is also available online.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Paul R. Stewart Museum Open House and Tours
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cross Country and Track Reunion (reservations suggested)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All Alumni Check In at Johnson Commons (or John F. Wiley Stadium from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Jacketfest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offerings of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-go Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 11 a.m. – Dedication of the Waynesburg Unity Trail
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1967 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • 1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis Match at the Athletic Field Complex (4260 W. Roy Furman Highway)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Grove City College Wolverines at John F. Wiley Stadium
  • Halftime – Alumni Tent at the Back Gate
  • Post-Game – 5th Quarter Steak Cookout at the back gate of the John F. Wily Stadium (reservations required)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Encore Presentation of “Dearly Beloved” (reservations required)

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Waynesburg University will host Nursing as a Career Day Thursday, Oct. 5, for high school students interested in pursuing nursing. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in room 104 of the Center for Research and Economic Development on the campus of Waynesburg University. Sessions will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.

“Nursing as a Career Day is an important recruitment event that not only highlights the Nursing Program but also allows prospective students to interact with faculty in the lab and ask questions to current students,” said Dr. Nancy Mosser, chair and director of the Department of Nursing and professor of nursing.

The day will highlight Waynesburg’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing; it will include tours, meetings with faculty, financial aid information and lunch. Additionally, prospective students will be given the opportunity to have a discussion with student representatives of Waynesburg University’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore the University’s sophisticated simulation lab with Waynesburg University nursing faculty and nursing students. Specifically, students will learn how Waynesburg’s nursing students experience complex patient care in simulated situations and discover how the simulation lab provides an effective environment for students to learn and apply cognitive, psychomotor and decision-making skills for clinical practice.

Waynesburg University’s Nursing Program has consistently been recognized for excellence both regionally and nationally. Earlier this year, RegisteredNursing.org ranked Waynesburg’s baccalaureate program No. 2 in the state of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, Nursing Schools Almanac has ranked Waynesburg No. 49 in the nation, earning a spot in the top 1.5 percent of the more than 3,200 schools considered.

To register, go to waynesburg.edu/visit and select Group Visit. For more information about the undergraduate Nursing Program, visit waynesburg.edu/nursing.

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 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 began classes Monday, Aug. 28, and welcomed five new faculty members to the undergraduate and graduate teaching communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome a great group of new faculty who truly embody the mission of Waynesburg University,” said Provost Dr. Dana Cook Baer. “Our new faculty members have a range of experience that will benefit our students and our campus.”

Anthony Boone has been named an assistant professor of counseling. He received his B.A. degree from Richard Stockton College and his M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from Duquesne University.

Jennifer Roy will serve as an instructor of business administration. She received her B.A. degree from Boston University and her M.B.A. degree from Queens University of Charlotte.

Paula Sexton has joined the University as an instructor of nursing. She received her B.S.N. degree from West Virginia University and her M.S.N. degree from Waynesburg University.

Melinda Roeder-Skrbin will serve as an instructor of communication. She received her B.A. degree from Duquesne University and her M.A. degree from Gonzaga University.

Takashi Suyama has been named an assistant professor of chemistry. He received his B.S. degree from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California San Diego.

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 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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