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Friday, September 28, 2012


-- Several RMU faculty, staff, students, and alumni are participating in the One Young World Summit taking place Oct. 18-22 in Pittsburgh. RMU is a corporate sponsor of the summit and will host two breakout sessions at the Moon campus on Saturday, Oct. 20. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences will present “Healthcare Leadership and Teams on the RISE” and the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science will host “Sustainability, Alternative Energy, and Green Manufacturing. “

That day, University Professor of Nursing Carl Ross will participate in a panel discussion, “Unintended Consequences of Aid” in the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. Derya Jacobs, vice provost for research and graduate studies, will host a dinner that evening for delegates at her home. Read more about RMU and the One Young World Summit.

-- The women's basketball team has launched a new community service program, Step It Up, which thus far has seen the team run a 5K race in Sewickley, Pa., and help the staff at Moon Area School District’s Hyde Elementary School with its anti-bullying campaign. Future events include volunteering for on-campus programs, visiting area schools as well as scheduling visits to community centers and schools when the team travels during the season.

-- Colonial Theatre presents The Who's Tommy, directed by Ken Gargaro, Oct. 3-7 in Massey Theater. The show is at 8 p.m. Oct. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets cost $10 each and can be reserved in advance.


-- Jon Radermacher, head of the Department of Media Arts, was appointed to the board of directors of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation. Read more here.

You're Invited!

-- Homecoming. This Saturday, Sept. 29. 'Nuff said.

-- On Oct. 4 the School of Business will hold the Second Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges for all  undergraduate business students. The event will begin with a networking dinner followed by an Ethics Overview presented by Jodi Potter, a group ethics case exercise, recognition of our 2012 Integrity First Scholarship recipients and concludes with remarks by alumnus Rande Somma and his wife Georgia Somma, who fund the scholarship. The event takes place at 5 p.m. in the Sewall Center. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daria Crawley, Chair SBUS Ethics committee.  RSVP to Laura Whitaker at by Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

-- Rooney Visiting International Scholar Gertrude Matshe will give a presentation titled “Zimbabwe: The Crucible that Forged Me" from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the International Suite of the Sewall Center. Lunch will be served. Matshe will present "Born on the Continent: Ubuntu" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Rogal Family Chapel. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVP to Rick Moslen at ext. 2151 or

-- If, inexplicably, you missed Celebration2, you might not have seen Reframing Research, an exhibition of creative work by faculty in the Department of Media Arts, on display in the gallery at the Wheatley Center. The exhibition runs through Oct. 11.


Friday, Sept. 28
Women's Hockey vs. Guelph (7:35 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free admission)
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game (8:30 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Saturday, Sept. 29
Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game (11 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Football Alumni Game (12:30 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Softball Alumni Game (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Football vs. Lafayette (6 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free)

*Homecoming presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union
*Concert in Tailgate Alley (Antz Marching 4 pm); all fans receive a glo necklace (gates open 4:30); postgame fireworks (10 minutes after)
*Free food on the stadium plaza at halftime for RMU students under the tent (presented by the Asian Culture Club)
*Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime!
*Quarter-break ceremonies recognizing the '12 Northeast Conference Softball and '97 ECAC Bowl Championship teams
Women's Hockey vs. Guelph (7:35 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free admission)

FREE YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC! This is our 12th annual fall clinic and canned food drive presented by the RMU women's and men's basketball teams and sponsored by the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services Airport Office. It's this Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Sewall Center.

TICKETS...Last year's Homecoming game was standing room only, so get your tickets now! RMU faculty, staff and students can pick up their free tickets in advance between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. any business day between now and Friday, Sept. 28 at the athletic ticket office on the second floor of Joe Walton Stadium. We also will be distributing faculty/staff/student tickets in the Nicholson Center Food Court at the pep rally on Thursday, Sept. 27 and during lunch on Friday, Sept. 28 (noon-1 p.m. both days). Must show Freedom Card!

HOCKEY NIGHTS IN PITTSBURGH!...The only place to find those for the time being are here at RMU! Please see attached for the complete Robert Morris men's and women's home schedules in 2012-13 and ticket information. RMU faculty/staff (plus up to three immediate family members) and students are admitted free to all home games at the Island Sports Center. Bypass the ISC front desk and come directly to the 84 Lumber Arena entrance for admittance. Must show Freedom Card!

Football and ice hockey are free for RMU faculty, staff, and students. For other ticket prices, go to