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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-16-DeVito-Lecture.jpgWaynesburg University will host guest lecturer Dennis Yablonsky on Wednesday, March 29, as part of the Rosetta Kormuth DeVito Lecture Series.

Yablonsky will offer his lecture, “Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region,” at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Yablonsky is the Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated organizations, which include the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. A native of the Pittsburgh region, Yablonsky has an accomplished career in dynamic business growth and economic development.

He began his career leading two successful software companies, Cincom Systems in Cincinnati and the Carnegie Group in Pittsburgh. Yablonsky helped grow Cincom Systems into a $125 million global organization and turned the Carnegie Group into a $32 million publically traded company. Following these successes, he became the founding CEO of the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, innovative models for technology-based economic development.

From February 2003 to October 2008, Yablonsky served as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, where he led the formulation of an economic stimulus program and helped develop the Governor’s $650 million energy fund. He adopted his current position in March 2009.

Today, Yablonsky serves on the boards of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), Vibrant Pittsburgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He is also a member of the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Board of Fellows and a recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Point Park University for his leadership in the Pittsburgh region. Dennis and his wife, Veronica, live in the Pittsburgh area and are the parents of two grown daughters.

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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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CSI-Camp-2016-172.jpgWaynesburg University will offer its 11th annual Crime Scene Investigation Camp for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The camp will run from Sunday, June 18, through Friday, June 23.

Participants will learn from certified experts in the University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and be offered hands-on experience in related fields. Professors from the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and the Biology Program will also present their expertise.

Each day of the camp is filled with hands-on activities and engaging sessions about criminal justice and investigation that will show students what to expect from a major and/or career in those fields. Professors at the University who have spent years working in their respective fields, which include law enforcement, criminal investigation and forensics, will share their expertise and demonstrate essential skills.

“We want [attendees] to learn more about law enforcement and forensics to help them make informed decisions about what they might want to study in college or pursue as a career, and we want them to find out what it’s like to be a student at WU,” said Mike Cipoletti, camp director and assistant professor of forensic science.

The deadline for camp registration is May 5, and the fee is $500, which includes meals, housing and materials for the week. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and a $100 deposit is required. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for participants who register and place their deposit before April 17. Participants can attain the scholarship application upon registering.

To register, visit waynesburg.edu/csicamp or call 800-225-7393.

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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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-8-Sports-Announcing-Camp_20170308-163558_1.jpgThe Waynesburg University Department of Communication is offering a Sports Announcing and Sports Journalism Camp this summer from Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16. 

The camp, which is open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, is hosted by Lanny Frattare, former voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates and current assistant professor of communication at the University. The deadline to register for the camp is April 28, or until all spaces are filled.

“The primary purpose of the camp is to give aspiring broadcasters and journalists a more in-depth look at those fields,” said Dave Floyd, senior associate director of admissions. “It serves as an opportunity for these students to understand what it takes to succeed, so they can better decide whether or not to pursue those fields as a major in college and/or as a career path. We hope campers are able to accomplish this throughout the week, and we also hope they are able to have a whole lot of fun in the process.”

Now in its eighth year, the annual camp offers high school students interested in sports broadcasting or writing the chance to get hands-on experience in the field and to learn from seasoned professionals. In addition to Frattare, participants will hear from Pittsburgh sports announcers and journalists including Bill Hillgrove, voice of the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh; Mark Kaboly, reporter for DKPittsburghSports.com; John Steigerwald, former WTAE and KDKA sports anchor; and Paul Steigerwald, voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Attendees will spend the week on Waynesburg’s campus participating in informational and practical sessions about a variety of sports broadcasting and journalism skills. Then, they’ll travel to a local baseball game to try their hand at journalistic and play-by-play game coverage. Camp leaders will also offer athletic activities and other games each day.

Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee for the week is $500, which includes housing, meals and camp materials. A $100 deposit is due by April 28 to reserve a spot. To register, visit waynesburg.edu/sportsannouncingcamp or call 724-852-3373.  

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Waynesburg University’s Criminal Justice Administration Program invites high school juniors and seniors to participate in a free Mock Crime Scene workshop Saturday, March 18. Students interested in careers in criminal justice or crime scene forensics are encouraged to participate. Lunch is provided, and students will receive a free t-shirt and a certificate of attendance

The event will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Stover Campus Center. During the morning session, participants will experience three presentations regarding investigations of various criminal acts. They will also attend a presentation about the Laser Shot firearms simulator in the University’s Crime Scene Investigation House.

Following a provided lunch, participating students will rotate through live, table-top demonstrations of crime scene evidence investigation related to the criminal acts they learned about during the morning. University criminal justice and forensic science students will accompany participants throughout the day to share their experiences at Waynesburg and answer any questions about their major programs or the University in general.

Parents of participants are invited to stay on campus throughout the event. During the morning, parents can attend information sessions about the Criminal Justice Administration and Forensic Science programs, followed by demonstrative sessions about collecting fingerprints and the use of ultraviolet light in investigations. In the afternoon, the Waynesburg University Office of Admissions will offer guided campus tours to parents. Students may also receive guided campus tours.

In addition to providing information about the University and its programs, the Mock Crime Scene event offers high school students the chance to get hands-on experience and learn about the professional world of criminal justice and crime scene investigation.

Interested students can contact the Office of Admissions or Bob Barnhart, admissions counselor, at 724-852-3346 for more information or to reserve a spot for the event. Space is limited.

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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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2650.JPGThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will present an art show by senior art student Emily Wiedner from Monday, March 13, through Friday, April 7. 

The exhibit will be housed in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery and will open with a reception March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Each senior art student is required to create an art show during their final semester which showcases the work they have produced during their Waynesburg careers. Wiedner’s exhibit will contain work focused applying nature’s symbolism to human life in general, and the pieces displayed will represent a wide variety of mediums.

Wiedner chose to include pieces that are either very personal to her or which display her talent the best. She hopes the exhibit allows viewers to relate to her art as well as helps her to grow professionally.

“The goal of the exhibit is to give me experience in how to properly curate a show, as well as prepare my own work to be professionally exhibited,” said Wiedner. “I hope that by displaying my work, I can become more confident and comfortable with talking about the meaning behind it.” 

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 724-852-3247. 

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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