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b2ap3_thumbnail_4-4-Spring-Concert.jpgThe Waynesburg University Music Program is presenting the Spring Concert Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel, featuring performances from the University Symphonic Band and the Lamplighter Concert Choir. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, said the Spring Concert is one of her favorite events because it gives students the opportunity to showcase skills they have worked on all year.

“I am always excited for our spring concerts because the students have accumulated a tremendous amount of playing and singing knowledge and experience throughout the year,” said DePriest. “We also salute our seniors, especially those who have become family over their four-year collegiate time at Waynesburg.”

The performing groups will play a variety of pieces from a myriad of artists. One piece will even be performed with the James D. Randolph Kiltie Band. DePriest describes the performances as a celebration of the season.

“We hope both the campus community and the southwest Pennsylvania community will join us for this springtime celebration through song,” DePriest said. “It is a tremendous thing to be able to meet together through music any time throughout the year, and the opportunity to celebrate through music this spring is certainly no exception.”

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 22 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_12-11-Randolph.jpgDr. Robert Randolph, chairperson of the English and Foreign Languages Department, was recently selected for publication in an anthology about coffee, published by World Enough Press, with his piece, “Cup of Blues.”

Randolph said he responded to a call from World Enough Press for poems about coffee a few months ago, and was excited to see his submission had been accepted. In “Cup of Blues,” Randolph imagines seeing old blues guitarists playing in his coffee and reflects on the memories that image creates. Randolph said the poem took years to perfect, as he worked toward developing the idea.

“Poets do things like that, re-weave time and the world we are in toward new meanings,” said Randolph. “This one, like almost all of them, has roots that go back a long time: years. I try to write the poem, but in some ways, I have to wait for the poem to own itself, take up its own identity inside all my trying; and then I have it – or it has me.”

Randolph was also recently nominated to receive the Pushcart Prize, which honors creative writing from small presses. Each small press and journal editor can send up to six works published in a year to the Pushcart editors, who select pieces to be published in a special anthology. This is Randolph’s sixth time being nominated for the honor.

“I am grateful my writing has been noticed in that way,” he said. “Although I have been nominated that often, I have yet to have a poem included in the anthology for the next year—maybe this time.”

Randolph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College, Master of Arts degrees from both Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.

For more information about “Cup of Blues” or about the Pushcart Prize, contact Randolph at rrandolp@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3473.

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 22 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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For the first time ever, Waynesburg University will partake in National Volunteer Week from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 24. The week was developed by the nonprofit organization, Points of Light, to recognize and show appreciation for volunteerism. During National Volunteer Week, organizations celebrate the impact of service and the power of volunteers to bring change to community and social problems.

“The intention of this week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers that lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students and director of the Center for Service Leadership.

The week is especially significant to Waynesburg’s mission of faith, learning and service, she said, where volunteerism is integrated into the very fabric of the University.

“Our students, faculty and staff spend [more than] 50,000 hours each year, working to improve the lives of others,” said Hardie. “This week is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our community body for their gracious and continuous giving.”

Each day of the week will include a different service-related event or activity, including Waynesburg University’s mini Relay for Life, a service trip fair, volunteer appreciation day and others.

For more information about National Volunteer Week or Waynesburg’s involvement, contact Hardie at 724-852-3461.

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 22 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_3-29-One-Act-Plays.jpgThe Waynesburg University Players will present An Evening of Original One-Act Plays Wednesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Three one-act plays will be performed. Each play will be written and directed by a student. This semester, the students presenting plays include sophomore sociology and pre-law major Tre’ Thomas, junior English literature major Rachael Crosbie and senior English creative writing major Shawn White.

According to Edward Powers, professor of theater, the plays’ themes revolve around a mother-daughter relationship, a husband dealing with depression and a family coping with the loss of a son. For Powers, the most exciting aspect of the evening will be seeing students express themselves.

“Students and community are encouraged to attend because these student writer-directors are expressing their own creativity,” said Powers. “These are new plays and every playwright wants to hear his or her words come alive.”

For more information about the original one-act plays, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@waynesburg.edu.

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 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-23-Deliotte-speaker.jpgWaynesburg University will host two members of the international accounting firm, Deloitte, Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall.

Dan Potetz, a firm partner, and Michael Sorkin, a senior auditor, will talk to students about careers in public accounting.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers, public accounting and hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to work for one of the largest accounting firms in the world.

William Stough, assistant professor of business administration, said students will benefit from meeting with Deloitte and that these types of interactions are imperative to the success of students.

“This is an important contact for the University’s business students who will seek careers in public accounting,” he said. “This could be the path for them to work for a Big Four accounting firm. It is also important for us to understand what we need to be teaching our students to better prepare them for public accounting careers.”

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