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The Minuteman

Friday, July 13, 2012

-- The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed RMU's accreditation through 2022, and commended the university for both the quality of its self-study process and its self-study report. That process was chaired by Ann Jabro, university professor of communication, and the report was written by David Majka, director of institutional research and associate professor of learning resources. Read more about the Middle States accreditation here.

-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is live.

-- Val Howard, associate professor nursing, is co-chairing the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) Meeting in Switzerland this week. The meeting represents a grassroots effort of global simulation organizations whose leaders meet and discuss possibilities of collaboration and improving patient safety. Simulation leaders from Korea, Japan, Poland, Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland to name a few will be represented. Howard is co-chairing the event with the leader of the Swiss organization, Patrick Van Gele, dean of the School of  Nursing, University of Applied Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland. Howard is also the director of the Regional RISE Center at RMU and assistant dean for external affairs for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

*WELLNESS TIP* Add low-fat yogurt to your favorite dishes for an added boost of calcium. Make a dip for fruits or vegetables from yogurt. Make fruit-yogurt smoothies in the blender. Top cut-up fruit with flavored yogurt or a baked potato with fat-free or low-fat yogurt.


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

July 18-21,
Colonial Theatre presents The Fantasticks 

July 25-29, Colonial Theatre presidents The Music Man

August 10
, PNC Bank Presents Pat Metheny Unity Band


-- Another college football season is right around the corner! And the 2012 Robert Morris Colonials are getting ready to hit the turf at Joe Walton Stadium. You need to be here for all five home games this year! Just show your Freedom Card at the ticket kiosk on the stadium plaza game days, and you, as well as your immediate family members, get in free! We have two evening games that kick off at 6 p.m. (Homecoming on Sept. 29 vs. Lafayette and Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 3 vs. Duquesne) along with mainstay noon starts for Band Day on Sept. 8, Hall of Fame Day on Oct. 20 and Senior/Youth Football/Cheerleader Day on Nov. 17. Last but not least, for the second year in a row, sign up when you enter the stadium for the chance to take the Clearview Federal Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime and win some serious prizes! See you at "The Joe" this fall! Go Colonials!