The 10th annual Waynesburg Idol was held Friday, September 26 in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
For senior Laken Hart, a computer science major with a math minor, one of the more interesting experiences during her time at Waynesburg was having the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand in the spring of her junior year.
Relationships between professors and students are generally thought of as a work relationship and one that commands respect on both ends; but if you are senior pre-law major Brandon VanTine, not only do you pick fights with your professor – your professor encourages it.
Four years is enough time for a president to complete a term, an infant to grow into a young child, a new Olympics to be held and for Renée Belisky to completely reinvent herself.
Michael Merten, having graduated from North Warren Regional High School in Blairstown, New Jersey, wanted the college of his choice to either have a big name or be Christian-based.
David O’Donoghue can remember passing it as a child on his way to church in Eastview – it was one of those things that, for whatever reason, found its way into the back of his head.
Before she came to Waynesburg University, Wiedner made the decision to do what she loved as opposed to what will likely get her the most money. Four years later, it appears that she made the correct decision.
Even with two scientific majors and a minor, no matter how difficult academics got for Morgan Newbauer, she continued to push forward and take advantage of every opportunity she could during her time at Waynesburg University.
How she got to Waynesburg University is a bit different than the way most people take when they choose to attend Waynesburg University, but a postcard in the mail with promises of a free t-shirt was enough to draw her first interest.
When it comes to starting out in college, one of the hardest challenges for some students is making friends. However, that wasnít the issue for senior environmental science major Devin Dunmire.
The first time Taylor Garrett visited Waynesburg, she sat in a Dr. James Bush class. Unlike most high school seniors, Garrett answered a question. At that moment, she knew Waynesburg was where she belonged.
From her home in Denver, Colorado, senior English literature major Jodie Alexander grew up on cassette tapes, watching films with her father, who was a film editor.
When it comes to Amy Hawley, senior criminal justice major and psychology minor, they word that comes to mind is “well-rounded.” At least that’s how it is for Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department.
Lindsay Orzechowski was always known as "the triplet." Her sisters, Rachel and Lauren, have always been a big part of her life, and Orzechowski having grown up with them, wanted to attend higher education with them. However, that wouldn't be the result, as she found Waynesburg University and realized she had to branch away from her sisters to make her own dreams come true.
Kristen Wilson, a senior secondary education chemistry major, always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. After her first day of kindergarten, she returned home and expressed to her parents that she wanted to be a teacher. Although she wasn't sure what she wanted to teach yet, she knew that teaching was what she wanted to do.
Casey Riker couldn't decide if she wanted to be a biblical ministry studies major or a psychology major. All she knew was that she wanted a career where she could help people.
Waynesburg University found its way on Victoria Robinson’s college search through her father, a 1997 history graduate of Waynesburg College. During her junior and senior year in high school, Robinson, a Coudersport, Pennsylvania, native, toured a great deal of schools in order to find the perfect college that fit what she imagined college and the college atmosphere would look like.
Amy Smith had her sights set on Waynesburg University since she was a young teenager. Years later, just when her college search was turning up empty, Waynesburg sent her a letter – “God is calling you to Waynesburg.”
When senior exercise science major Kassidy O’Keefe transferred to Waynesburg University from Slippery Rock after her freshman year, she came primarily to play on the women’s basketball team.
With classroom observation hours, science labs, tutoring, work, class and clubs to juggle, organization and time management were key for Jessica Houghton during her time at Waynesburg University. Staying on top of it all and doing well is, Houghton said, one of her biggest accomplishments.
On Monday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12, five students at Waynesburg University will be putting their directing skills on display at the Goodwin Performing Arts Center with five separate one-act plays. The performances, which will be graded as part of a “Directing for the Stage” course taught by Edward Powers, are scheduled to run from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
The Student Activities Board hosted the last Game Night of the spring in the Bee Hive on Friday, March 31. Some game options for the students were Uno, Cranium, Dominos and several others. There were even classic games like Settlers of Catan.
Teghan Simonton’s parents, Shawn and Donna Simonton, who are Senior Master Sergeants, were both active in the Air Force during her childhood. Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Germany, Maryland, Simonton ticks off the places she has lived throughout her lifetime.
Last Thursday, Anthony Corkos, Alex Sielski, Jake Restanio, Matthew Emerson, Teddy Clayton, Jaime Stanny and Connor Hoffman put on the last show of WU's Line Is It Anyway? For the school year.
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, students involved in the performing arts have been jamming their last minute rehearsals for their final performances of the semester. Performances for the Barber Shop and Beauty Shop choirs, the concert choir, symphonic band, brass band and woodwind ensemble are fast approaching.
As a bright spring day darkens into night, Lauren Bailey leaves her dorm in Ray Hall, switches the magnet on her door to indicate her destination, and quickly makes the short walk down to the Chapel.
From Northumbria University, MacGregor has seen more than just the nation of England while studying abroad. The week of March 14, MacGregor ventured out to see Iceland, leaving footprints behind.
Service is a huge part of the Waynesburg community and for biblical & ministry (BMS) majors, a lot of them work or volunteer with church's in the Waynesburg area and even in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The Student Activities Board (SAB) Wing Night was held Wednesday, March 22, and had a music duo from Buffalo, New York play for the students. The Doyle Brothers, who have been around music their entire lives, performed their spin on some popular songs as well as took requests from the audience.
The Stover Scholars took their annual trip to Washington, D.C., from March 23-24, meeting with prominent figures in government, business, politics and other professions. After arriving back on campus, many of the Stover Scholars impacted Waynesburg University by talking to their friends and others at the university about what they learned, the interesting places they saw and the people they met with on this year’s trip.
Waynesburg University’s drama club, The WU Players, performed “The Addams Family” from March 22 to March 25 to sold-out shows in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center (GPAC).
On Thursday, March 16, multiple professors, students and Residence Life staff gathered in Alumni Hall to discuss their struggles in life and their vocation.
The week’s work by Waynesburg University’s drama club, the Waynesburg Players, has finally come to fruition as they put on a series of performances of the well-known musical, “The Addams Family.” The cast members, other students and staff involved have been hard at work for weeks perfecting the finishing touches for their five performances.
Beginning on Sunday, March 19, Waynesburg University’s Student Activity Board (SAB) will be hosting Harry Potter Week in the Beehive. Throughout the week, SAB will be showing Harry Potter films in consecutive order leading up to the premiere of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” the following Sunday, March 26.
After spending as much time at Waynesburg University as the typical undergraduate student, the former Willison Hall Resident Director has recently started a new life in California, pursuing the next chapter of his life.