News & Events

The Center for Research and Economic Development hosts, sponsors and supports events that further develop our neighborhoods, business community and region. All events look to foster outcomes that create sustainable economic growth. Contact us to create or partner with the CRED for future events.

Current Events

2013 Pennsylvania Bar Institute Upcoming Programs:

Location: Waynesburg University Center for Research & Economic Development (CRED) Conference Room 104

January 24

Best of the Oil and Gas Law Colloquium

March 21

26th Annual Civil Litigation Update

Past Events


Thursday, April 12
Water Quality Panel Presentation
Panel presentation on the issue of water quality; this program is critical as it seeks to educate the public specific to current water issues and concerns. The goal is to educate citizens about what's in our water and why, what could show up in our water in the near future, and how we can all be active in our quest for clean water.
Click here to download flyer

Saturday, April 14
2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Research is an important part of academic scholarship. Engaging in research helps student to develop essential practical skills by applying their knowledge in order to solve problems and make advancements to our understanding of a particular field. Research venues such as our Undergraduate Research Symposium provide an important professional forum to recognize our student's research endeavors and to facilitate collaborative scientific dialog. This research symposium will also be an important opportunity for underclass students to become oriented in the practice of research and to sample potential projects and ideas for their future research participation. Additionally, public speaking and presenting are essential career-related skills that are honed through participation in research symposia such as this.
Many disciplines have their own research forums, however, with our Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium we hope to bring together students and faculty from many diverse disciplines in order to collectively celebrate the research contributions that all of our students make in their respective fields here at Waynesburg University.

Chad R. Sethman, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Waynesburg University


Pennsylvania Bar Institute Offerings
Location for each: Conference Room 104, Center for Research & Economic Development, Waynesburg University

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:00 am - 1:15 pm Registration starts at 8:30 am
Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:00 am - 4:30 am Registration starts at 8:30 am
Ideal Gas Law: A Comparative Review of PA Gas Law

Holiday Open House in beautiful Downtown Waynesburg!
Friday December 2nd 5 to 8 pm
Click here for event flyer


Waynesburg University 2010 Biology Symposium Student Posters Presented:
Robert Heinz
Sara Henderson
Ryan Kitzinger
Ryan Schell
Brittany Spitznogle

Your Business & Marcellus Shale Webinar Series III - Building Business Connections hosted by the CRED
The Following URL's link to the session recordings:
June 2: Working with Industry – Experience in the Southwest
June 16: Working with Industry – Experience in the Northern Tier
July 7: Safety Training and Doing Business with Industry
July 21: Business Owners' Experience with Industry – Natural gas employee-related Service Companies
August 4: Business Owners' Experience with Industry – Industry-related Service Companies
August 18: Barnett and Haynesville Business Owners' Experiences (Upcoming)

August 13 the Center for Research & Economic Development hosted, in conjunction with Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful Economic Restructuring Committee, a Visual Merchandising Presentation by Rick Viglione, Western Region Coordinator from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. Handouts included: Color Meaning, Visual Merchandising Audit Worksheet and Visual Merchandising Checklist. Click here to view PowerPoint presentation.

PA Tax Credit and Finance Overview
FREE Seminar and Lunch
Tuesday, May 25
California University of Pennsylvania

KIZ Resources PowerPoint Presentation
Catalyst Connection PowerPoint Presentation

University of Pittsburgh
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Special Business Seminar
The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business
Thursday, March 30 at Washington, PA

Spring Service-Learning Network
Southwestern PA Regional Network for Growth of Service-Learning
Wednesday, March 24
2010 Service-Learning Student Essay Contest
Contact: Zach Marsh at

C-CUE, Consortuim for Computing in Undergraduate Education, Inc.
Student Technology Forum
Friday, March 19
Waynesburg University

Your Business & Marcellus Shale Webinar Series II - Voices of Experience
hosted by the CRED
Sessions can be viewed at Penn State's "Your Business and Marcellus Shale" Webpage.


Your Business & Marcellus Shale Webinar Series I hosted by the CRED
Click on date to view session information:
October 14, 2009
October 21, 2009
October 28, 2009
November 4, 2009
November 10, 2009

April 18th Waynesburg University hosted the 30th Annual Undergraduate Biology Symposium click here for Symposium Website

Waynesburg University 2009 Biology Symposium Student Posters Presented:
Megan Grover
Tonya Lewis
Autunm Minor
Michelle Peters
Ashley Rowles
Joe Walker
Kathleen West


2008 National Chemistry Week Student Posters
Electrolytes In Sports Drinks 10/23/08
Nanoscience 10/23/08
Ian Garrett 10/23/08


PSC & Internet II Workshop
May 15


June 16, 2012--Doug Galbraith, founder and CEO of SDGroup, 931 Rolling Meadows Road, Waynesburg, was in Washington, D.C., April 24 to accept a 2012 Tibbetts Award from the Small Business Administration. (click here to read full article)

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Advance - Spring 2012
The Benefits of Research Centers Extend Beyond the Edge of Campus, pages 48-52

February 5, 2012 Forensic science schools teach techniques for solving crime