|Type||Private, Liberal Arts|
|Affiliation||Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)|
|President||Douglas G. Lee|
|Location||Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Colors||Dark Orange, Black|
Waynesburg University is a private university located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, and enrolls over 2,500 students, including approximately 1,500 undergraduates.
Waynesburg University was founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Waynesburg University is located on a contemporary campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three adult centers located in the Pittsburgh regions of Southpointe, North Hills and Monroeville.
Waynesburg University is built around 4 spacious parks owned by the town of Waynesburg. The westernmost park contains a bridge meandering through the trees; the next park features a gazebo; and the 2 parks nearest the University center are commonly referred to as the Fountain Park and the Statue Park. Fountain Park is directly in front of Hannah and Miller Hall, while Statue Park is between Buhl Hall, Stewart Hall, Pollock Hall, and Martin Hall. Statue park features a massive statue dedicated to the lives lost in the Civil War. The combined area of the parks is approximately 15 acres.
Built in February 2010, the fitness center is 2 stories. The first floor houses weight lifting and locker rooms. The second floor features cardio workouts. Both floors have flat screen TVs and the cardio machines come equipped with built in radio tuners.
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Waynesburg University is home to ten campus residence halls, seven women and three men's halls. Martin and Thayer Hall are home to most of the men on campus. They both are double occupancy halls on the Eastern side of campus. Martin Hall is closer to downtown Waynesburg while Thayer Hall is located next to Buhl Hall and the Eberly Library. Willison is the third men's hall, apartment style, it is mostly a double occupancy hall but students have the option to triple. Willison is six stories tall and is the newest building on campus. It is on Franklin street and is adjacent to the armory.
Denny Hall is attached to the Benedum dining hall on the West side of campus, like Thayer it has built in desks and cabinets in the wall. It is one of three underclassmen women's halls. Across the parking lot overlooking the chapel is Burns hall and on the other side of the chapel is the single story Ray Hall.
The four upperclass women halls are West, South, East, and Pollock. West, South, and East sit above the Stover campus center and the Eberly Library in a small plaza. Pollock is located right between Buhl Hall, one of the classroom buildings, and Thayer Hall.
Of all the halls only South, West, East, Pollock, and Willison have air conditioning. They are all the same floor layout with two sleeping areas, a bathroom with a shower, and a living area with a provided futon. South, West, and East also have bay windows.
Yellow Jacket student newspaper
The Yellow Jacket is the student newspaper for Waynesburg University. The newspaper is produced entirely by Waynesburg University students and is incorporated into many classes within the university's Department of Communication.
The Yellow Jacket features news on campus and community news, student opinion, coverage of the Presidents' Athletic Conference sports teams, and other topics of student or faculty interest. The Yellow Jacket publishes weekly during the academic year in print and online. The newspaper has been published under the Yellow Jacket nameplate since 1924, though student newspapers at Waynesburg University (then Waynesburg College) date back to 1894. Federal Judge John Clark Knox served as the first student editor of the first student newspaper at Waynesburg College.
The Yellow Jacket is a member of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and is affiliated with the Waynesburg University student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The staff of the Yellow Jacket has been recognized numerous times by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's Keystone Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
WCYJ is a radio station located on the third floor of Buhl. It is run by students and the Waynesburg communications staff. The faculty adviser is local WANB's jock Doug Wilson. The station plays Adult Contemporary top 40 hits from the studio at the entry to Buhl, and broadcasts out from the tower located on top of Buhl. The station broadcasts specialty shows, Waynesburg University sports, and even local high school football games.
The Station is 99.5 FM, and their nickname is The Hive. This of course is inspired by the schools mascot the Yellow Jackets. Until 2011 they were 88.7 The Buzz.
Every October the station hosts their largest event, Pumpkin Bowling in Johnson Commons. Their relay for life event has been steadily growing, the 24-hour broadcast in which the radio staff stays in the studio for 24 straight hours.
Waynesburg Community Television is operated by students at Waynesburg University and the General Manager is Anthony Conn. The station is available via the Waynesburg Comcast cable system on channel 14 and online at wctv.waynesburg.edu. The studio is located on the 4th floor of Buhl Hall. WCTV broadcasts a variety of student and community oriented programming such as Jacket Sports Weekly, The Buzz, Live at 5 Newscast, Plead Your Case, The Journey and The Waynesburg Effect.
WCTV has won three national awards. They received a Telly Award for a 2013 episode of The Buzz, a Communicator Award for a 2014 episode of The Waynesburg Effect, and another Telly Award for a 2014 episode of The Greene Room.
Through the Center for Service Leadership, students are connected with organizations according to their field of study. The college community commits over 38,000 hours of service each year to over 50 agencies and community projects. On average, University students perform 1,400 hours of community service a week, both domestically and internationally.
The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
Graduate and professional studies
The Graduate School of Professional Studies program offers degrees in business, nursing, education, and counseling in three Pittsburgh locations as well as in Waynesburg. The Master of Business Administration program is the third largest in the Pittsburgh region. Waynesburg University also offers a Doctoral Program of Nursing Practice.
Waynesburg University teams, known athletically as the Yellow Jackets, compete in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Cross country/track & field
The Yellow Jackets cross country teams are headed by Coach Chris Hardie, who replaced longtime head coach Blair Zimmerman. This team consistently has many players named to the PAC Conference Academic Honor Roll. The Track and Field team was restarted beginning with the 2005 season led by Coach Jason Falvo (head) and Coach Chris Hardie (throws) and Coach Luke Payson (jumps). The Women Track & Field Team has placed 2nd at the Conference Championship in consecutive years earning Coach Falvo Coach of the Year honors in 2009. Individual player honors include Conference Player of the Week, Conference MVP, and National All-American.
In 1939, Waynesburg University's football team played in the first televised football game against Fordham University, losing by a score of 34 to 7. In 1966 under head coach Carl DePasqua, The Yellow Jackets football team won the NAIA Football National Championship game in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Yellow Jackets are also 2–0 against Penn State. They played the Nittany Lions in 1931 and 1932, beating them 7–0 and 7–6, respectively.
- John F. "Jack" Wiley, former National Football League player (Pittsburgh Steelers), University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach, and Waynesburg University's football stadium bears his name
- Charles E. Boyle, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
- Albert Baird Cummins, the 18th Governor of Iowa, U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate
- William C. Farabee (1865–1925), Harvard anthropologist
- Larry Heck, WWE Athletic Trainer
- John Clark Knox, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Edward Martin, General in the United States National Guard, who was prominent in the development of Fort Indiantown Gap and after his death, the United States Senate renamed the facility the Edward Martin Military Reservation
- Thomas Ellsworth Morgan, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
- Phil Mushnick, New York Post sports columnist
- Morgan Ringland Wise, member of the 46th and 47th Congress of the United States
- Lanny Frattare, Sports Broadcasting faculty, Pittsburgh Pirates announcer for 33 years
- Dave Pahanish, American Singer/Songwriter
- Clair Bee (1896–1983), Basketball coach, inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame
- Joe Righetti (born 1947), American football player
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