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Friday, September 7, 2012


-- This Saturday, Sept. 8, the SEMS-Research and Outreach Center will host "Tour Your Future: Robert Morris University + STEM" to expose girls ages 11-16 to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is run in conjunction with the Girls, Math & Science Partnership.

-- RMU in the News has been updated.

-- Are you looking for a campus news source free of the relentless propaganda you find in the average Minuteman? Look no further. The crack student journalists at RMU Sentry Media are in mid-season form, digging up all the stories that the Department of Public Relations and Marketing doesn't want you to know. Go to for the unvarnished truth.

-- RMU's Department of Engineering will be taking part in Bridgewater BookFest, on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Bridgewater, Pa. The event, which is organized by RMU Senior Writer Val Brkich, will feature 40 local authors selling and signing their books. Arif Sirinterlikci, professor of engineering, will be leading engineering and animatronics activities in the festival's Children's Tent. For more information, visit


-- This past June, adjunct communication instructor Gregory Suriano was invited by the Pittsburgh Symphony to prepare an exhibit on the life and work of George Gershwin. Suriano produced the exhibition, which included rare historical memorabilia and wall displays of 25 photo-and-narrative placards, in conjunction with the four-day concert event “Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience” at Heinz Hall. Suriano, who had recently written the article “Gershwin in Pittsburgh” for Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine, was personally invited to participate by the late Pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who had written the foreword to Suriano’s book Gershwin in His Time.

You're Invited!
-- All RMU faculty and staff are invited to the former Wayne Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., for Celebration2! Please join us for this memorable evening when we celebrate the grand opening of the new home for the School of Communications and Information Systems as well as the completion of the $40 million Changing Lives, Building Futures captial campaign. RSVP online by Sept. 10.

-- The next installment of the CEO Lecture Series takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, featuring Kim Tillotson Fleming, chairwoman and CEO of Hefron-Tillotson, Inc., in Massey Theater. The entire RMU community is welcome to attend.

*Wellness Tip* Increase your neck flexibility. Gently lower your right ear toward y our right shoulder and hold for five counts. Bring your head back to center. Lower your chin toward your chest and hold for five counts. Return to center. Lower your left ear toward your left shoulder and hold. Return to center. Repeat five times.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Football vs. Albany (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
*Band Day presented by Holiday Inn Pittsburgh International Airport
*RMU students admitted free to all home games with Freedom Card
*Free food and soft drinks on the stadium plaza at halftime for RMU students under the tent (presented by the RMU Fraternities and Sororities)
*RMU faculty/staff and up to three immediate family members admitted free with Freedom Card
*Free Robert Morris football schedule poster to the first 400 fans thanks to Eat'n Park
*Free Northeast Conference television schedule poster for all fans exiting the game courtesy of Choice Hotels International
*Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Federal Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime!

Sunday, Sept. 9

Women's & Men's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst (noon/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Women's Volleyball vs. West Virginia (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
*Class of 2016 Night presented by the FYSP Freshman Mentors
*Free popcorn and cotton candy plus other giveaways; fan interactive promotion between the second and third games
*Organizational meeting of the Colonial Crazies student fan booster club in the arena at 6:30, then stay for the match!

Note: RMU football is free to attend for students, faculty, and staff. For other ticket prices, go to