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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-13.pngWaynesburg University will celebrate the 168th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a special convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Roberts Chapel. Additionally, the University will hold a Day of Service Saturday, March 17.

“Charter Day affords us an opportunity to reflect on our rich heritage and reaffirm our mission of educating students to make connections between faith, serving and learning so that they might faithfully live lives of purpose,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee.

Paulo Nzambi, CEO and head of school at Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be the featured convocation speaker. He will deliver an address titled “The Present and its Possibilities.”

Prior to Nzambi’s recent appointment as CEO and head of school at Imani Christian Academy, he served as the chief operating officer for the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and the National Center for Arts and Technology. Additionally, he has served as a trial lawyer at the state and federal level, representing individuals, corporations and the City of Pittsburgh in civil rights, employment and tort litigation.

Nzambi’s diverse employment experience also includes being a published poet, playwright and entrepreneur.

He serves on the board of directors for the Center of Life, The Tull Family Theatre, Radiant Hall and the Union of African Communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Nzambi earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

During the March 17 Day of Service, Waynesburg University students will serve alongside faculty and staff at the following organizations: Adopt-A-Highway, Beverly’s Birthdays, Eva K. Bowlby Public Library, the Greene County Humane Society, the Ronald McDonald House and the Waynesburg University Unity Trail.

“There is no better way to fulfill [our] mission and celebrate the University’s Charter Day than through a day of giving back to our community,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.waynesburg.edu/charterday.

For more information regarding the Charter Day convocation, contact Mary Fox, event planner, at mfox@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7677.

To learn more about the Day of Service, contact Hardie at khardie@waynesburg.edu or 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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Waynesburg University’s student-run newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, received word that it won nine Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 4.

The Society of Professional Journalists, a national organization that advocates for the rights of the press and the First Amendment, awards professional and student journalists for outstanding work in categories such as photography, general news, in-depth reporting and more. Region 4 includes Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

“As Executive Editor, I am more proud than ever to be able to represent such a fantastic student-run publication,” said Mattie Winowitch, executive editor of The Yellow Jacket. “The Yellow Jacket means a lot to me, and each award we receive makes me extremely proud.”

The newspaper’s staff members received nine awards in categories including feature writing, general news, feature photography and sports writing. The exact placement for each category was announced at the Region 4 Conference, hosted at Point Park University, Saturday, March 9.

Recipients this year included Winowitch; Teghan Simonton, managing editor of The Yellow Jacket, Luke Goodling, sports editor; Mitchell Kendra, copy chief; and Waynesburg University alumnus Jacob Meyer. Winowitch received first place for feature writing, and Goodling first place for sports writing.

As first-place recipients, Winowitch and Goodling will represent Region 4 in SPJ’s National Mark of Excellence Award competition. Last year, four staff members at The Yellow Jacket won a national Mark of Excellence Award for in-depth reporting – the first ever instance of national recognition for The Yellow Jacket. Winowitch and Simonton were among last year’s winners, along with alumni Kimmi Baston and Anthony Conn.

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Waynesburg University will soon offer undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler), a study abroad program for undergraduate students in the United States.

IFSA-Butler provides semester, summer and year-long study abroad opportunities at more than 100 programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Ireland, Israel, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain and Wales.

“We are always eager to give our students additional opportunities to grow and learn,” said Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator. “Expanding Waynesburg University’s Study Abroad Program is essential, as it allows our students to be exposed to more experiences than they might get in a traditional semester.”

IFSA-Butler was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University and is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to providing the best study abroad programs with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to ensure student success.

This study abroad opportunity will be open to all Waynesburg University undergraduate students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing.

The mission of IFSA-Butler is to create global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future.

For more information, contact Bell at sbell@waynesburg.edu or 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 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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Waynesburg University recently reached a new affiliation agreement with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to provide Waynesburg students great opportunities and incentives to study abroad.

“Partnering with ISA is extremely beneficial for Waynesburg University’s study abroad program,” said Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator. “This agreement increases potential study abroad destinations by more than double, providing more opportunities for students to gain global perspective and knowledge.”

The agreement will give Waynesburg students a $200 discount on ISA programs. Additionally, all credits earned by completion of coursework through an ISA program will be accepted by Waynesburg University.

Started in 1987, ISA offers undergraduate students in the United States and Canada the wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and The Pacific.

Programs offered by ISA align with the following majors and fields of study: agriculture, biology, business, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, education, engineering, environment studies, fine and performing arts, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, intensive language, mathematics, physics, political science and international relations, psychology and urban studies and planning.

To qualify for a study abroad program, Waynesburg University students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and receive a favorable recommendation from their academic adviser.

Interested students should contact the Office of Academic Affairs by emailing Bell at sbell@waynesburg.edu or calling 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 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_3-5-CSI-Camp.jpgThe Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Waynesburg University will host its annual summer Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp Sunday, June 17, through Friday, June 22, on the University’s main campus. The camp is open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The registration fee of $500 includes all meals, housing and activity materials for the six-day camp. The deadline to register is May 7. Students may also apply for a scholarship to help defray the full registration cost. The scholarship deadline is April 9. To register or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.waynesburg.edu/csi-camp.

“Our CSI camp provides an irreplaceable hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers in forensic science and criminal justice,” said Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. “The goal for our attendees is to arm them with the knowledge and experience to make a more informed decision regarding future careers in forensics and law enforcement.”

The camp offers students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, such as officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Pennsylvania State Police Department and the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office, among others.

Camp sessions will include crime scene processing, forensic drug analysis, fundamentals of fingerprinting and bloodstain pattern analysis, among other subject-specific activities.

Waynesburg students who are currently forensic science or criminal justice administration majors assist at the camp by mentoring participating students.

“The structure of the camp has attendees working in teams mentored by current Waynesburg University forensic science and criminal justice students,” added Musko. “Approximately 25 percent of attendees from camp have become Waynesburg students and eventual camp staff members. This is a testament to the impact the camp leaves on the attendees, as well as the ‘pay it forward’ culture we work so hard to cultivate here at Waynesburg.”

For more information, contact Bob Barnhart, admissions counselor, at rdbarnha@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3346.

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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