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THE RMU WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

02/27/2015

NEWS

-- Junior communication major Paul Wintruba and senior communication major Kyle Gorcey were both winners in the 2015 Student Keystone Press Awardcontest. The contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. 

Wintruba's photo, "Welcome Weekend," won second place in the feature photo category and Gorcey received an honorable mention for his sports photo, "RMU pounds Dukes for first home win of season." The two will be honored at the Student Keystone Press Awards Luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. 

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Head strength and conditioning coach Todd Hamer writes a monthly column at the fitness web site elitefts. You can read his most recent column here.

-- Michael Quigley, program director for the Black Male Leadership Development Institute, has been named to the Pittsburgh committee of My Brother's Keeper, an initiative launched nationally in 2014 by President Obama to bring together people and organizations to improve the life outcomes of young men of color. Quigley is also an assistant professor of organizational leadership.

YOU'RE INVITED

-- The Women's History Month Committee invites you to celebrate this year's theme of "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives" at our kick-off reception on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sewall Center Arena, followed by the RMU vs Wagner women's basketball game at 7 p.m.

As part of the evening reception, we will be participating in a sitwithme.org event in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Information Technology, which encourages female participation in information technology.  You are encouraged to share messages and stories of women in the information technology field. The evening will begin with light refreshments and the opportunity to "sit to take a stand." We encourage you to stay following the reception to support the RMU women's basketball team as they face off against Wagner.

So that we can plan appropriately, please click here by Feb. 27 to RSVP.  

ATHLETICS
Friday, Feb. 27 (free admission to all three CHA Playoff games for RMU students with Freedom Card!)
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
Game 1 - College Hockey America Best of Three Series (1st Round Playoffs)

Saturday, Feb. 28 (Zeta Tau Alpha "Pink Out" @ hoops DH - portion of ticket proceeds benefits breast cancer research)
Women's Basketball vs. Saint Francis U. (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix  412-397-4949  or  rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students, faculty, and staff
Senior Day; Salute to Black History Month Trivia Contest
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix  412-397-4949  or  rmucolonials.com )
Game 2 - College Hockey America Best of Three Series (1st Round Playoffs)
Men's Basketball vs. Saint Francis U. (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix  412-397-4949 or   rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students, faculty, and staff )
Senior Day; Salute to Black History Month Trivia Contest; Game-worn jersey raffle benefits RMU Student Veterans Assoc.
First 400 fans receive a full-size rubber basketball compliments of Heritage Valley Health System
No. 20 Men's Hockey vs. Niagara (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix  412-397-4949 or   rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students, faculty, and staff )
Senior Night; First 400 fans get a team trading card set courtesy of Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel

Sunday, March 1
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix  412-397-4949  or  rmucolonials.com )
Game 3 if necessary - College Hockey America Best of Three Series (1st Round Playoffs)

Monday, March 2 (Print and bring special $1 ticket voucher!)
Women's Basketball vs. Wagner (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix  412-397-4949  or  rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students, faculty, and staff )
First 100 fans receive a full-size rubber basketball compliments of Heritage Valley Health System

RMU COACHES SHOWS featuring Robert Morris head men's basketball coach Andy Toole takes place every Monday and featuring head men's hockey coach Derek Schooley takes place every Tuesday and are broadcast live on 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh. 


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