Seton Hill Celebrates Opening of New Health Sciences Center

The JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center contains examination rooms, classrooms, labs, office, research and dining space.

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Seton Hill University held a grand-opening celebration for its JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center on Oct. 27. The center, which began serving students at the beginning of the fall semester, is named for Seton Hill’s longest-serving president, who retired in 2013 and died later that year.

The grand opening event — entitled “Building on a Vision” —  enabled visitors to tour the new facility for the Natural and Health Sciences and view student and faculty demonstrations.

The center contains examination rooms, classrooms, labs, office, research and dining space, and food-service areas for students participating in organic chemistry and microbiology. It also houses the university’s Physician Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Exercise Science programs. The center is designed to help the university save on energy costs, with a three-story glass atrium that draws natural light and heat from the sun. 

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Prospective science scholars will get the chance to be a college student for a day on Thursday, Dec. 10, when the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Waynesburg University plans to hold its annual Science Day for high-school students and applicants.

This event will feature presentations by both professors and university students. Science Day gives high-school students the opportunity to see firsthand what it is like to study science at a college level, says Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and associate professor of chemistry, in a news release.

While on campus, students will interact with faculty and current undergraduates while experiencing university science programs, she says. Those involved will participate in hands-on activities, lectures, a question-and-answer session with current undergraduates, a tour of the marine biology lab and presentations in chemistry, biology and forensic science.

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Dede Bartlett, a former Fortune 25 executive, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and award-winning prevention advocate for domestic violence, plans to speak Nov. 9-12 at Carlow University.

During her visit, Bartlett will wear many hats; she will be the Executive in Residence for Carlow’s MBA program; she also will lecture during classes and speak at events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

The events are free and open to the public; all start at 6 p.m. and require an RSVP, due to seating limits. Bartlett will cover the topics “Women and Leadership,” “The Pay Gap Between Men and Women” and “Domestic Violence” on respective nights. In her talks, Bartlett will draw on her expertise as director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence and co-chair of the Jim and Dede Bartlett Foundation, a foundation that aims to increase the number of women working in fields typically dominated by men. 

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