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Waynesburg U. receives grant to offer three-week residential class for high school students

Attendees earn 3 free WU credits

May 16, 2024

Registration is now open for “Space as Place – Adventure Greene County: A Knowledge for Freedom Program,” a three-week residential class for high school juniors and seniors.

Space as Place: Adventure Greene County is a program designed for high school juniors and seniors to participate in a humanities seminar focused on how we create places out of spaces."

Dr. Marie Leichliter-Krause

Made possible through a $250,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation’s Knowledge for Freedom Initiative, the class is free for those accepted to the program and students will earn three Waynesburg University credits.

Students will reside on the Waynesburg University campus from July 8 through 26 to attend class, learn how to use tools in the new, state-of-the-art Makerspace in the eHIVE, investigate areas of interest, read transformative texts, and travel to places connected to Greene County.

“Space as Place: Adventure Greene County is a program designed for high school juniors and seniors to participate in a humanities seminar focused on how we create places out of spaces,” said Dr. Marie Leichliter-Krause. “Students will learn about civic engagement in their community, read transformative texts and primary source materials, use the new e-HIVE classroom and Makerspace to complete assignments, and visit many regional historic sites including Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg.”

Through the class, students will visit the following local and regional locations: Corbly Farm; Forks of the Cheat Baptist Church; Fort Necessity; Gettysburg National Battlefield and Visitor’s Center; Greene County Covered Bridges; Greene County Historical Museum; Greene River Trail; Jumonville Glen; Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; Lippencott Alpaca Farm; Rices Landing Historic District and the W.A. Young and Sons Foundry and Machine Shop; Ryerson Station State Park; Scenery Hill, PA, with lunch at The Century Inn; Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C.; and the Unity Trail.

“Students will make connections with one another and faculty and staff at Waynesburg University,” Dr. Leichliter-Krause said. “These connections will continue as students will be invited to return to campus for various college support workshops and to participate in local projects in the Greene County community.”

Space is limited. To register online, visit

Please contact Marci Snee at 724.852.3222 or for more information.

About The Teagle Foundation

The Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal arts education, which we see as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life. Our aim is to serve as a catalyst for the improvement of teaching and learning in the arts and sciences while addressing issues of financial sustainability and accountability in higher education.

About Waynesburg University

Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.

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