University ‘pulling together’ while being split by the pandemic

Students and faculty adjust to finish spring semester remotely

With social distancing becoming the new mandatory norm across America, many Waynesburg University students are forced to complete their classes online. Professors are now tasked with instructing their students for the remainder of the semester outside the classroom. Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department, said the adjustment to remote teaching … Continue reading

Deadlines approaching for housing selections for 2020-2021 school year

With the end of the semester fast approaching, some students now need to complete the 2020-21 housing selection process remotely. Though students are no longer physically on Waynesburg University’s campus, things are business as usual with housing selection. “The process starts with on-campus houses, then suite-style doubles, then triples and quads and then finally traditional … Continue reading

Campus Ministry adapts to online changes

Due to the sudden leave of students from campus, Waynesburg University’s Campus Ministry has developed an alternative form of worship that will take place each week virtually. “We have created space for students to gather online every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said Josh Sumpter, … Continue reading

Spring service trips bring students closer to mission

Faith, learning and service are the three pillars of education at Waynesburg University. One way the university encourages students to make connections between all three is through service trips. Over the university’s spring break, students traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Concord, North Carolina to serve. Rea Redd, director of Eberly Library, led five students to … Continue reading

Guide to the weekend, March 13-15

According to the national weather service, it is supposed to rain this weekend. So that leaves two options: stay in the residence halls or go out to find indoor activities. To aid in choosing, here is a guide to three indoor activities this weekend.   1. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is organizing a Spring Hunter … Continue reading

Waynesburg prepares for coronavirus outbreak

Waynesburg University is among numerous institutions preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus, as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently advised all U.S. Institutions of Higher education to plan and prepare for the coronavirus immediately. “As the global outbreak evolves, Institutions of Higher Education should prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreaks. … Continue reading

Bonner program prepares to select incoming students

Admitted students day this weekend occured Saturday, Feb. 22. It had campus a buzz with potential freshman becoming acquainted with campus life and competing for scholarships.  One of these scholarships, the Bonner Scholarship, brought in 35 applicants Saturday to interview for a chance to receive one of 15 spots. “This weekend provides such an exciting … Continue reading

Waynesburg to add Chick-fil-A in fall 2020

24-hour convenience store, online ordering and flex dollar system in the works

Last Friday, Waynesburg University announced major changes to its dining services, including an on-campus Chick-fil-A, a 24/7 mini convenience store and renovations to the Beehive and its Starbucks. Waynesburg is currently in a contract with Aladdin Food Management Services, which is set to expire on June 30. With the expiration in mind, a committee was … Continue reading

WUSN is back in action with basketball coverage

“The feeling we all shared together at the end of the broadcast was pure excitement and accomplishment,” said Waynesburg University Sports Network co-producer, Paul Zalakar. “We have been preparing for that moment for our whole college career.” Zalakar was referring to WUSN’s first production in high definition. WUSN covered the women and men’s final regular … Continue reading