The diplomas are in place and the caps and gowns have all been distributed. On April 30, 527 graduates will walk across the stage during Waynesburg University’s 166th commencement ceremony. Of those 527, there are 368 main campus undergraduates, 155 graduate program students and four studen…
The annual celebration of Arbor Day will be held Friday, April 28. This celebration is observed throughout Pennsylvania to recognize the importance of planting trees. Arbor Day is the oldest conservation movement, and it draws attention to the conservation of wildlife, from forests to streams.
The Daughters of Grace Choir will present a choral concert, “Ages, Stages, Seasons and Times,” on Friday, April 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church. The concert will feature songs about God’s presence in aspects of one’s lives.
A wooden court house built in the late eighteenth century held all the official business in Waynesburg before the construction of the court house on High Street.
As seniors prepare to be handed their degrees they also prepare for their careers and futures after leaving Waynesburg. Director of Career Services and Placement Marie Coffman has helped many students prepare for that process. According to her, the most important thing is to have a resume.
Seniors at Waynesburg University will be graduating in less than two weeks, which will mean a number of changes in their lives. One such change is that the newly graduated students will not have to worry about obtaining financial aid for their college endeavors.
Graduation is now a few days away. Students, who were once freshman on campus, will be graduating in their respective fields and heading into the work force.
As the Class of 2017 has been preparing to end their Waynesburg University careers, the Senior Gift Committee has been working to find a tangible gift to leave a legacy for the class.
According to Waynesburg University Facilities Management, plans for renovations this summer do not include any large-scale project, such as the renovations of the first and second floors of the Paul R. Stewart Science Hall.
One hundred Waynesburg University students will undergo transition into a new era of their lives. The members of the Class of 2017 will leave behind their status as senior college students and enter the Waynesburg alumni family.
At this year’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 30, the Waynesburg University Class of 2017 will be addressed by Aradhna Oliphant, president and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.
At a baccalaureate service, usually held around the same time as a graduation, a sermon is given to honor the graduating class. This year, Waynesburg’s Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises will be held April 30, and the Baccalaureate service will center around the Rev. Dr. Daniel Migliore, the Charles Hodge professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, in Princeton, New Jersey.
The incoming class of students for the Fall 2017 semester will be one of the brightest, largest and most fitting to the mission of Waynesburg University, said Shari Payne, vice president of enrollment at Waynesburg.
The diplomas are in place and the caps and gowns have all been distributed. On April 30, 527 graduates will walk across the stage during Waynesburg University’s 166th commencement ceremony. Of those 527, there are 368 main campus undergraduates, 155 graduate program students and four students earning their Ph.D.s.
Three years ago, a recycling task force was assembled with the primary purpose of increasing Waynesburg University’s recycling efforts and decreasing the institution’s impact on the environment.
Waynesburg University President Douglas Less was recently honored as one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2017 Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives.
On Sunday, April 9, 145 students gathered within their Relay for Life teams in Johnson Commons to fundraise $11,495.01 for different causes to help fight cancer. The day, which was largely organized by faculty advisor for Colleges Against Cancer Kelley Hardie, was attended by faculty, students who didn’t participate on teams and community members.
Waynesburg University is still in the process of trying to install campus-wide Wi-Fi, which is expected to be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. However, the process has been multi-faceted and extensive, and for a few days, students living in Willison Hall were asked to turn off their personal wireless internet devices while the testing was going on in that residence hall.
UPDATE (9:29 p.m.): According to Director of Public Safety Mike Humiston, an anonymous student came forward and advised public safety they had thrown a hot log that was used earlier in the day onto the dry material on the ground.
Most of what Waynesburg University students see on campus, according to Victoria Beppler, assistant director of Alumni Relations, wouldn’t be possible without an extensive donor and alumni network.
Jared Zinn, a watershed specialist at the Greene County Conservation District, will be giving a presentation Thursday, April 20. The event will take place in the second Floor Conference Room of the Eberly Library at 7 p.m.
For Andrew Heisey, professor of art, it’s important to have a reminder of the struggles of the community around the university—like poverty and hunger.
The Rosetta Kormuth DeVito Lecture series returned to Waynesburg University March 29. The speaker for the lecture was Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated organizations, which include the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
WAYNESBURG, PA—Waynesburg University often takes advantage of its proximity to Pittsburgh and all of the city’s resources. This was evident last week, March 31, when several Waynesburg accounting students traveled to Carnegie Mellon University to network and learn from multiple prestigious professionals in their field.
As this school year draws to a close, Waynesburg University students are currently completing the process of figuring out where they will be living next semester through housing applications.
WAYNESBURG, PA— Waynesburg University will host the Gross National Product’s (GNP) 47th Anniversary Concert Saturday, April 22. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and doors open at 7 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.
As the lunch hour begins, the line grows longer and hungry students form a line like dominoes being stacked behind one another. A smiling face is seen behind the counter. The face, greeting students with a dose of humor and a side of fries is longtime Beehive employee, Tracie Campbell.
Chapel this week at Waynesburg University had an unexpected ending for a select few students and faculty members who were recognized for their contributions to the university.
Last week, in Detroit, Michigan, seven members of the Yellow Jacket staff sat around a clothed table in the back of a hotel event room, fists clenched, awaiting the results for Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper, at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards.
On April 11, in Alumni Hall, Peer Education will be hosting the event “Take Back the Night.” The event has been going on for more than 10 years now and is designed to bring awareness of sexual assault to young adults.
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Waynesburg University Student Senate passed a bill that will remove the coffee bar in Eberly Library at the close of the Spring 2017 Semester.
Ninety-nine of Waynesburg University’s supporters will be on campus April 1 for the President’s Donor and Scholarship Recognition Dinner that will take place in Alumni Hall.
As most senior and junior students can recall, Janice Clutter was a long-time employee of Waynesburg University, often times seen swiping cards at Benedum Dining Hall during the dinner and lunch hours. Clutter, soft spoken and genuine, left the university in 2013 due to a job opening closer to her home.
Waynesburg University’s Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) began testing a new Wi-Fi network with residents of Willison Hall this week.
Waynesburg University will be holding its 11th annual Mini Relay For Life on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Johnson Commons. This year’s theme, “Kicking Cancer off the Board,” involves student-led clubs and organizations incorporating a gaming aspect into their displays or booths.
With the end of the year approaching, seniors are wrapping up their college careers. This year, changes have been made to the exit interview process in order to make a simpler and faster method of closing out their time in college.
According to a national statistic, two out of every three college students change their major at least once. State statistics say that at least 50 percent of incoming college students are undecided about their majors. Waynesburg University senior Olivia Latimer realized she was in that same position when she decided she wanted switch her major to education going into the fall of her junior year.
The Waynesburg University Business Department is introducing a brand new economics class for the 2017 Fall Semester. Currently listed as a Special Topics class, the course is entitled Economics Policy Seminar, with the course code ECO 395.
Waynesburg University will be holding its first annual Autism Awareness walk and run event Saturday, April 1. The event was created by Ryan Lemmon, a junior pre-law major. Lemmon conceived the idea from a service trip that he participated in last year.
Melinda Roeder was home at her apartment when she got the phone call. She needed to get her photographer because an F4 tornado had struck the small town of Spencer, South Dakota, about an hour away from the news station that recently hired her.
Waynesburg University’s Peer Educators (Peer Ed) hosted “Lost Within The Trees,” an event designed to promote the benefits of spending time outdoors Thursday, March 23, on the second floor of Stover Center in the Student Organization Room,
As students arrive at Waynesburg University in August, the New Student Orientation Leaders are some of the most visible people on campus. They’re the students who help out with the games and numerous activities that take place during orientation the weekend before classes begin.
The 25 for 25 Day of Service on March 18 celebrated the 25th anniversary of Waynesburg University’s Bonner Scholar Program. A total of 236 volunteers served at 27 different service sites in Greene County, Washington County and Pittsburgh.