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Calendar

of Arts & Events Spring 2017


Welcome Waynesburg University is a small, private, comprehensive Christian institution located in southwestern Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. Founded by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the University inspires students to pursue lives of purpose through faith, learning and serving. Offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, Waynesburg University designs its curriculum to meet the needs of today’s students. Undergraduates can choose between more than 70 programs of study. The University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program, located at three convenient centers around Pittsburgh as well as at its Waynesburg campus, offers accelerated evening programs geared for adult students in the fields of business, nursing, education and counseling.

Waynesburg students enjoy personalized attention from highly qualified faculty, a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities. The beautiful campus includes an award-winning campus center, a performing arts center, and several new additions to campus such as Roberts Chapel, Center for Research and Economic Development, modern additions to the dining hall and library, a six-story residence hall and a new fitness center.


Schedule

January

Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Dr. Taunya Tinsley 11 a.m., Roberts Chapel Friday, January 27 Music Program Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m., GPAC Saturday, January 28 Music Program Audition Day 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Marsh Center

Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 24 Senior Art Exhibition by Maggie Denniston 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Opening reception: Monday, January 30, 6 – 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

February Wednesday, February 15 Symphonic Band Mid-Winter Concert 5:15 p.m., Marsh Center Saturday, February 18 Music Program Audition Day 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Marsh Center Tuesday, February 21 WU Go Girl 7 p.m., Stover Campus Center

Thursday, February 23 Chamber Works I 12:00 p.m., Marsh Center

March

Monday, March 13, through Friday, April 7 Senior Art Exhibition by Emily Wiedner 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Opening reception: Monday, March 13, 6 – 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery Saturday, March 18 Bonner 25th Anniversary Celebration Various sites through southwestern Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 21 Charter Day 11 a.m., Roberts Chapel

Wednesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 25 Spring Musical: The Addams Family 7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 29 DeVito Lecture Series: Dennis Yablonsky 7:30 p.m., GPAC

April Saturday, April 8 Music Program Spring Concert 7:30 p.m., Roberts Chapel Monday, April 10 One Act Plays 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21 Spring Semester Student Art Exhibition 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Opening reception: Monday, April 10, 6 – 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery Wednesday, April 12 One Act Plays 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 13 Chamber Works II 12:00 p.m., Marsh Center

Saturday, April 22 GNP’s 47th Anniversary Concert Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Goodwin Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 27 Applied Music Studio Recital 1:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

Sunday, April 30 Waynesburg University Commencement 11 a.m., Baccalaureate, Roberts Chapel 2 p.m., Commencement, Miller Hall Front Lawn


Art Exhibitions Senior Art Exhibition: Maggie Denniston Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 24 Opening reception January 30 | 6 to 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits. Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Free admission. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3247 for more information.

Senior Art Exhibition: Emily Wiedner Monday, March 13, through Friday, April 7 Opening reception: Monday, March 13 | 6 to 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits. Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Free Admission. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3247 for more information.


Art Exhibitions Spring Semester Student Art Exhibition Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21 Opening reception: Monday, April 10 | 6 to 8 p.m. Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the spring semester. The exhibit will showcase a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawings, prints, sculptures and a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty. Free admission.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3247 for more information.


theater productions Spring Musical: The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on characters created by Charles Addams Wednesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 25 | 7:30 p.m. Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The wacky and comical Addams Family is coming to the Goodwin Performing Arts Center stage. In this version, Wednesday is all grown up and has fallen in love with a young man who is “normal.” Now the two families must meet to see if they can get along. Hilarity and clever music ensues as the evening wears on. With a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, “The Addams Family” was a big hit with Broadway audiences in 2010. The Waynesburg University Players’ production is produced through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. Reservations suggested. Call 724-852-3226 for information.


lectures Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Dr. Tauyna Tinsley Monday, January 16 | 11 a.m. Roberts Chapel

Dr. Taunya Tinsley, director of Waynesburg University’s Graduate Programs in Counseling and associate professor of counseling at the University, will serve as the speaker at the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Her address is titled “We Cannot Walk Alone.” Dr. Tinsley is a licensed professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience working at the secondary and collegiate levels. Her experiences include working with culturally diverse educators, students and athletes in a variety of athletic conferences, such as the Big Ten, Big East, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as the National Football League (NFL), National Football Foundation and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dr. Tinsley is the owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program where she provides individual, marriage, family and group counseling and consultation services. Additionally, she is the Clinical Director of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Counseling Center. Outside of the workplace, she has been very involved in the community, having served as the secretary of the Ethics Concern Committee of the National Association of Academic Advisors of Athletics and secretary of the entire organization. Dr. Tinsley has also been president of the Pennsylvania College Counseling Association and president of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Augsburg College, a master’s degree in higher education administration and college student development from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University. Dr. Tinsley most recently completed requirements for a certificate in missional theology from Biblical Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. Free admission.


lectures

Dennis Yablonsky Chief Executive Officer

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A native of the Pittsburgh region, Dennis is an accomplished and experienced veteran of managing A native thebusiness Pittsburgh Dennis is an economic accomplished an and leadingof dynamic growth, as aregion, private business leader, a nonprofit development professional and a high-ranking appointed government official. managing and leading dynamic business growth – as a private bu He has grown companies from the ground up to greater profitability and success both in the private economic development professional and a high-ranking appoint sector and as the founding CEO of the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, revolutionary models for the focused growth of technology companies. During his service as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), he brought together both an economic stimulus program and the policies needed to support business growth, expansion and location and to build economic vitality in communities across the Commonwealth.

He has grown companies from the ground up to a greater profitab the private sector and as the founding CEO of the Pittsburgh Dig Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Free admission.revolutionary models for the focused growth of techno his service as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic D brought together both an economic stimulus program and the policies needed to support bus and location and to build economic vitality in communities across the Commonwealth.

Prior to joining the Allegheny Conference, Dennis served as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s De and Economic Development from February 2003 to October 2008. As Secretary, Dennis development and implementation of an economic stimulus program that featured more than in the Commonwealth’s infrastructure, core communities and job-producing businesses. He Governor’s $650 million energy fund designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil and gr


music performances Music Program Faculty Recital Friday, January 27 | 7:30 p.m. Goodwin Performing Arts Center

Waynesburg University is blessed with an extremely talented and broad-based music faculty. Recitals are a wonderful way to share those talents in a large variety of musical genres in the intimate setting of the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. You will experience musical presentations from classical to jazz and everything in between. The faculty members of the Department of Fine Arts enjoy the opportunity to share their specific areas of expertise with University students, as well as the greater Waynesburg community. Free admission. Call 724-852-7638 for more information.


music performances Music Program Audition Days

Saturday, January 28 & Saturday, February 18 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Marsh Center

High school musicians looking to continue their musical pursuits in a collegiate setting should take notice of one of these two announced audition dates for the music program at Waynesburg University.

Seniors who are interested in pursuing a Music Ministry, Arts Administration (Music Concentration) major, or a minor in music will need to audition for admittance to the music program and apply to Waynesburg University. There are two instrumental and two vocal scholarships that are also available to all students who audition and are accepted to the University, whether you plan to pursue a major in music or not. More information, including audition repertoire, is available on the University’s website by searching for the music program or by contacting: Dr. Ronda E. DePriest Professor of Instrumental Music Director of the Music Program rdepries@waynesburg.edu 724-852-3420


music performances Chamber Works I & II

Thursday, February 23 & Thursday, April 13 | Noon Marsh Center

The music program offers these noon-time concerts in much the same way as Johann Sebastian Bach planned his Collegium Musicum offerings for his students in Leipzig, Germany back in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Our performances range from woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles, to guitar, piano and violin solos. Barber shop and beauty shop quartets can also be heard. The variety and quality of the performances highlight our students’ talents and work in the applied music area of the music program. Free admission. Call 724-852-7638 for more information. Reception snacks will be provided.


music performances Music Program Spring Concert Saturday, April 8 | 7:30 p.m. Roberts Chapel

The Waynesburg University Lamplighter Concert Choir and Symphonic Band once again invite you to their annual combined concert celebration in Roberts Chapel. The Lamplighters Concert Choir will present sacred songs in a collection of genres including psalms, hymns and traditional spirituals. The arrangements will showcase the voices of the choir while hoping to charm the listeners into humming along.

The Symphonic Band will complete their tour of music from the movies. If you are a Leonard Bernstein or John Williams fan, this concert will be sure to impress and leave you singing some of the great works they arranged for the wind band to yourself. This will also be a bittersweet presentation from our seniors in the music program, as it will be their last. Come out to support them and enjoy all of the music in our final concert of the academic year. Free admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. Canned good donations will be accepted to support local foodbanks. Call 724-852-7638 for more information. Reception to follow in the Marsh Center.


music performances Applied Music Studio Recital Thursday, April 27 | 1:30 p.m. Goodwin Performing Arts Center

Each semester, the applied music studios assess their current students through a performance jury. The top students from the jury experiences are then invited to present their best works in a final recital.

The music program offers individual study in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, voice, woodwinds, brass and percussion. This semester, we invite the whole Waynesburg community to join these students as they complete their individual study in this recital offering that should prove to be a mainstay for the University’s music program. Free admission. Call 724-852-7638 for more information.


music performances GNP’s 47th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, April 22 | Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Goodwin Performing Arts Center

Gross National Product (GNP), a band formed in the mid 60’s in the New Jersey Shore, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary Concert with the Waynesburg campus and community this spring.

GNP has become a spring musical reunion for members of the band who started performing at Waynesburg University during the 1970 spring semester. The reunion has branched out to include other musical talents from the University and region.

Original band members include Bill Molzon ’73, director of TV operations at Waynesburg University, and coordinator of the annual GNP concert, along with Jeannie Clark Fisher, Scott Buttfield, Linc Davis, Charlie Behrend and Tom Minson. Free admission. No reservations are necessary for this event.


special events Bonner 25th Anniversary

Saturday, March 18 Various sites throughout southwestern Pennsylvania

Waynesburg University is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being a Bonner Scholar school. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service. To celebrate, Waynesburg will be hosting community service events across 25 sites in at least three counties in southwestern Pennsylvania in what is being called the ’25 for 25.’ The service projects will be open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Alumni who live outside of the Waynesburg region will be encouraged to serve and get involved in the communities where they live. A special, invitation-only celebration will be held on Saturday evening with keynote speaker Robert Hackett, president of the Bonner Foundation. PLEASE JOIN WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY AS WE CELEBRATE OUR

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special events Charter Day WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY

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Tuesday, March 21 | 11 a.m. Roberts Chapel

Waynesburg University will celebrate its 168th year and the 167th anniversary of its charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The celebration will reflect on students, faculty and staff who have established lives defined by leadership and service. The annual Charter Day celebration will feature an address from Waynesburg University Chancellor Timothy R. Thyreen.


special events Waynesburg University Commencement Sunday, April 30 11 a.m., Baccalaureate, Roberts Chapel 2 p.m., Commencement, Miller Hall Front Lawn

The annual Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will honor the class of 2017. Graduates will have the opportunity to reflect on their personal and academic journeys as they experience the day’s momentous events. The Baccalaureate and Commencement speakers will offer inspirational guidance as each member of the class of 2017 begins a new chapter in his or her life. Families are encouraged to arrive early, as the commencement processional begins approximately 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremony will be held in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.


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Hartford Cleveland 90 Heading south from Pittsburgh: 90 79 84 80 Scranton 80 Youngstown 76 From I-79 south, take Exit 19, Ruff Creek. Continue past the Ruff Akron New York City 76 Pennsylvania Ohio Creek General Store for approximately five miles through the 78 Pittsburgh 77 Harrisburg 6 Wheeling W ashington 76 countryside. Upon the entrance of the town of Waynesburg, stayColumbus 76 7 70 81 Philadelphia 8 33 to the right and continue down the hill. Continue one block past Morgantown 68 95 9 Athens New Jersey 70 79 50 the 10Presbyterian Church (on your left), and make a left onto Wayne Parkersburg Baltimore 11 Delaware W est Virginia 77 66 Street. At the stop sign, continue straight ahead. The Marisa 12 Washington, D.C. 79 Huntington 13 64 Charleston Fieldhouse will be situated on your right. At the stop sign, make a 14 Staunton Maryland 95 81 77 left 15 onto Washington Street. At the next block, turn left onto College 64 16 Richmond Virginia 17 64 Street. Miller Hall is the second building on the * Residence Halls right. Continue to the end of the block and turn right onto Morris Street (Rt. 19N). Make the next immediate right into the parking lot.

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