Bristor and SAB organize Charter Day scavenger hunt

Waynesburg University is actively commemorating its 175 year anniversary since its founding in 1849. In light of this monumental year, the Student Activities Board is organizing a selfie scavenger hunt that will be held in conjunction with Charter Day on March 19.. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about the history of the campus, while getting a break from studying.

Associate Dean of Students, Pat Bristor, elaborated as to what students should expect with the scavenger hunt. 

“Students will be able to come to the Student Engagement Office, pick up the scavenger hunt list and they will go around between 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. and 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.,” Bristor stated. “You will go to locations and take a selfie with whatever the answer is to the scavenger hunt. Sometimes students might have to get a signature. Additionally, students might have to fill in the blank, and still take a photo. It is our way of having some fun with the celebration of our charter and learning a little more of the history of the university.”

Bristor also detailed the events following the conclusion of the scavenger hunt.

“Students turn in their answers along with their photos, and then at 3:00p.m., President Lee is going to be in the BeeHive. We are going to have all the answers on a PowerPoint. He will explain a little history of the clue or the item or whatever it might be.”

Graduate Assistant of Student Activities, Frank Harbaugh, who was also heavily involved in planning the selfie scavenger hunt, discussed information relevant to the scavenger hunt.

“It has various different locations around campus. We are trying to work with different departments to not only give something that would be memorable for them, but also for them to help students as they go around looking for these clues,” Harbaugh stated. 

The scavenger hunt involves technology and taking selfies at the various locations, with Harbaugh speaking on how selfies would be incorporated into the scavenger hunt. 

“It could be an item, it could be a structure, it could be a site that has some sort of historic meaning. Basically, it is just to verify that students are going to those locations,” Harbaugh said.

Formerly Waynesburg College, modern-day Waynesburg University has had thousands of faculty, staff, professors and students contribute to the institution that is here now. According to the Waynesburg University website, “Waynesburg was one of the earliest schools in America to develop programs on a coeducational basis. Since its inception, the University has maintained a commitment to service as a way of witnessing to the love of God in the world.”

Bristor described what the scavenger hunt and the charter of Waynesburg University means to her.

“I am going to be honest. It has really been interesting to learn more and more about the university, and I have been here for 30 years. There is a lot of hidden treasures on campus that I think the students will find interesting as they are participating,” Bristor stated.