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Senior Spotlight: Kalansky to continue her literature journey

“An exceptional student,” said Dr. Jamie Dessart, chairperson for the Department of English and Foreign Language, as she described working with senior English literature major Elizabeth Kalansky over the past four years. Her freshman year, Kalansky was set on studying English literature, however she had her doubts about her choice in school. “I debated transferring … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Whipkey begins teaching career in his hometown of Waynesburg

Waynesburg native Tyler Whipkey made his experience at Waynesburg University worthwhile, leaving his mark in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Whipkey graduated in December as an English literature major with the secondary education certification option. His goal: to become a teacher. “I have wanted to be a teacher since I was eight years … Continue reading

Rep. Pam Snyder continues fight for corrections officers

On Jan. 23, a bill giving corrections officers a voice in parole hearings unanimously passed the Pennsylvania House. This bill, H.B. 44, was part of Rep. Pam Snyder’s push towards protecting corrections officers. Snyder is moving the fight from her role in the House into the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. “Our corrections officers have a … Continue reading

Bridge named after Brian Tennant

Bridge over South Fork Tenmile Creek named just one year after the former Greene County Sheriff's death

Today marks one year since former Greene County Sheriff Brian Tennant died at age 35. Pennsylvania Rep. Pam Snyder proposed House Bill 2088 in November that would name a bridge and two roads after three local fallen heroes, including Tennant. This bill passed the house unanimously on Jan. 21 and now sits in the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

$29,799 granted to combat sexual assault

Waynesburg University plans to use funds to implement mobile app

Of all students, 11.2% experience rape or sexual assault, but only 20% of female student victims ages 18-24 actually report the crime to law enforcement. Nine out of 10 female college victims know their offender. These statistics, according to the Civic Nation initiative “It’s On Us,” have inspired the It’s On Us PA campaign to … Continue reading

Alumni speaker shares his story

Nicholas Orlando, Waynesburg University class of 2012 alumnus was the speaker for “Leave Your Fingerprints” Thursday, Jan. 30. Orlando took this opportunity to reflect on his time at Waynesburg, and how it helped him find his strengths. Orlando, now a licensed professional counselor at Mental Health Service, looks back on his college career as a … Continue reading

Politicians respond to prison violence

Bill pertaining to corrections officers unanimously passes the Pennsylvania House

In July 2019, Keith Burley of New Castle, Pennsylvania violently stabbed an 8-year-old child to death as the victim’s brother watched in horror. Burley was recently given parole before the homicide took place. While behind bars, Burley was known for having terrible behavior while incarcerated among corrections officers. This did not matter, according to Nate … Continue reading

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