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The Minuteman

Friday, August 26, 2011


-- Engineering juniors Samantha Pogel (biomedical) and Michael Shaffer (biomedical/mechanical co-op) each have received a $10,000 scholarship from the II-VI Foundation. Biomedical engineering junior Sarah Robb, an Honors student, has previously received that scholarship. Pogel and Shaffer spent their summer working as an intern and a co-op engineer respectively at Bayer's MEDRAD while Robb completed a research program on Tissue Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Robb will be presenting a poster during the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 15 in Hartford, Conn. The presentation is titled "A System for Controlled Study of Strain Gradients in Vitro at the Undergraduate Research Track Session."

-- The university has launched a new program called Robert's Rebates that provides discounts to local businesses, exclusively for members of the RMU community -- including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. To view the rebates and download coupons, go to

-- Moon Township will commerate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial garden, and is inviting members of the public including the RMU community to support the effort with a commomerative brick. Order forms can be found here.

*WELLNESS TIP* Choose foods that contain complex carbohydrates since they are digested gradually. Six energizing foods, packed with nutrients for premium performance fuel include rolled oats, lentils, nuts, low-fat yogurt, blueberries, and oranges.

Friday, August 26
*Women's Soccer vs. Niagara (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
*Men's Soccer vs. Pitt (4 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Saturday, August 27
*Men's Soccer Alumni Game (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
*Football Intrasquad Scrimmage (2:30 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Check out the new halftime promotions at the home soccer matches this season starting this Wednesday and Friday...prizes at the outset include free food from the Chick-fil-A in Robinson (spicy chicken sandwich) and Primanti Brothers here in Moon on University Blvd (french fries). Go Colonials!