WU’s Benedum Fine Arts Gallery to host guest artists

The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host an art show running through Friday, Oct. 8, featuring special guest artist Janna Arnold in collaboration with Dig Devine.

The exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery; admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Arnold and Devine began their artistic journey together during quarantine and have continued to support one another since then. This exhibition portrays their story of isolation and collaboration as they continue to uplift each other’s visions.

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All guests are asked to wear a mask when attending the exhibition.

For more information, contact Emily Wiedner at emily.wiedner@waynesburg.edu.

Princeton Review names Cal U a top university

The Princeton Review ranked California University of Pennsylvania as one of the best universities in the northeastern United States. The nationally known education services company lists Cal U in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website resources, 2022 Best Colleges: Region By Region.

It is the 17th consecutive year that Cal U has achieved the distinction.

The Princeton Review selects schools based on academic excellence, information submitted by each school and reports from students about their campus experiences.

Scholarship opportunity

The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania is offering 13 scholarships to students who plan to further their education in agriculture education, agronomy, floriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, biology (excluding Medical), conservation, environmental concerns, forestry, plant pathology, city (rural/urban) planning, wildlife science, land management, and/or allied subjects. Each scholarship is a minimum of $1,000. GCFP scholarship information and application are found on our website at www.pagardenclubs.org

Cal U schedules open house events

California University of Pennsylvania scheduled in-person open house events on Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13. The open houses from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are for those interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees. A virtual open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 4. To register for, go to www.calu.edu/visit or call 724-938-4404.

Rutledge Institute registering preschool classes

The Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education is registering children for preschool and pre-kindergarten. The preschool is located on the campus of California University of PA. Call 724-938-5455 or e-mail Cherie Sears at sears@calu.edu for more information or registration.

WU offers fine arts class to community

The Fine Arts Academy at Waynesburg University is offering comprehensive music or art lessons to community members. Classes are taught by university professors over 10 weeks. Fees apply for the classes. For more information, visit waynesburg.edu/fineartsacademy.

Free computer workshops offered

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette Inc. is offering free digital literacy workshops to Fayette and Westmoreland County residents beginning Sept. 1.

Classes will cover: computer basics, how to search for and apply for jobs online, basics of social media and the dos and don’ts of using the internet, and how to get from website to website and use job search applications.

Workshops are offered once a week for four hours with the opportunity to use the computer lab for an additional 2 hours. The training is between 6 and 10 weeks in length.

Locally, the programs will be offered at 112 Commonwealth Drive, Lemont Furnace as well as online.

Register by contacting Shannon Singosky at 724-836-2600 or by email at ssingosky@privateindustrycouncil.com; or on the PIC website at www.privateindustrycouncil.com.

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