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The Minuteman

Friday, December 2, 2011


-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is now online.

-- It's that time of year again: The RMU Island Sports Center Holiday Ice Skating Show featuring everyone’s favorite princes and princesses, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Skating performances showcasing the talents of the RMU Island Sports Center's figure skating academy, skating school and synchronized skating teams. There will be an open skate following the show with princesses - for all interested audience members! Advanced tickets for sale: $7.00 general admission. Show Day Tickets: $8.00 for children 12 and under and senior citizens; $9.00 for adults. For additional information, please contact the ISC Front Desk at 412-397-4454.

-- The RMU Honors Program will host the second annual Astronomy Symposium from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Hopwood Hall.

-- The RMU Concert Choir will host their Winter Performance on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in Massey Theater. Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public. 

-- A reminder to faculty to complete your faculty profile as it appears on the RMU Faculty Directory. Log in to Sentry and look for Faculty Profile Administration under Top Faculty Links. Any questions, contact


Ben Campbell, assistant professor of engineering, gave a presentation at the National Conference of Governor's Schools in Fargo, N.D. about the efforts being made to restore Pennsylvania's Governor's Schools after the program's budget was eliminated in 2009. He has also been named to the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Governor's Schools, one of two representatives from Pennsylvania.

-- Hyla Willis, associate professor of media arts, is participating in "Sites of Passage" at the Mattress Factory Art Museum on the North Side. The show has been extended to Feb. 12. Willis's project with the art collective subRosa at the Pittsburgh Biennial has been reviewed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh City Paper.

*WELLNESS TIP*  Check nutrition labels for allergens in foods. Beginning in 2006, the FDA required labels to clearly state if food products contain ingredients that include protein derived from the eight major allergenic foods: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.


Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to

Dec. 4: ISC Enchanted Christmas Ice Skating Show (see item under News above)

Dec. 5: Astronomy Symposium (see item under News above)

Dec. 10: Concert Choir Winter Performance (see item under News above)

Saturday, Dec. 3 (Toys for Tots Night -- more information below)
*Women's Basketball vs. Monmouth (4 pm/Sewall Center/free)
*Men's Basketball vs. Monmouth (7 pm/Sewall Center/free)

-Both games feature halftime performances by the West Allegheny Little Dribblers Precision Ballhandling Team

Monday, Dec. 5
*Women's Basketball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (7 pm/Sewall Center/free)

Home Hoops Promotions...

-Sign up in the arena for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Hoop Shoot Challenge at halftime!

-Northeast Conference T-Shirt toss during second-half media timeout of all four games!

Toys for Tots...Collection bins on campus are located in Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center Arena (main entrance), Sewall Center Third Floor (inside upper doors), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Heritage Room) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy and help us support our partners in this annual venture, the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Better yet come to the women's-men's basketball doubleheader versus Monmouth at 4 pm this Saturday, Dec. 3 in Sewall Center, bring a new unwrapped toy and get in free!

2012 NCAA® Men’s Frozen Four® Tickets On Sale Now!...The 2012 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four will be held April 5 and 7 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.Tickets are $195 each and are "all-session" which includes the two national championship semifinal games on April 5 and the national championship game on April 7. To purchase tickets go to

Ice hockey and basketball are free for RMU students, faculty, and staff. For more ticket information go to