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Friday, January 11, 2013


-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is now online. See what David Jamison, Steve Foreman, Mary Ann Rafoth, and other RMU colleagues had to say to the Fourth Estate in the month of December.

-- The Andy Toole show debuted Tuesday at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Robinson, and the next installment is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry. Featuring the RMU men's basketball coach and the voice of the Colonials, Chris Shovlin, the show is broadcast live on 970 AM radio, and can be streamed live on a PC, tablet, or smartphone via iHeart Radio. The show will take place weekly at Buffalo Wild Wings throughout the Pittsburgh region over the next nine weeks. Coach Toole will give out prizes to fans who attend the broadcast, and he also takes questions submitted via Twitter with the hashtag #RMCMB.

-- A reminder to faculty to complete and update your profile that appears in the online Faculty Directory. Go to the Faculty/Staff page  and select Manage My Profile. You will be prompted to log in to Sentry and will then be able to edit and to the information found at your profile. Any staff member who holds at least a director-level position can follow the same steps to update their listing at the Administrator Directory.


-- Associate Professor of Media Arts Ferris Crane spoke at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Knowledge, Reality and Value hosted by the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion in Kolkata, India, on Jan. 4. She spoke about "The Networked Human," which addressed virtual identity creation, with special emphasis on the use of visuals, and generational attitudes towards it. It included a survey regarding the shift in student attitudes concerning the creation of third-party construction of their identities over a three-year period. Crane also chaired a panel connecting the arts and philosophy the following day. Participants came from internationally noted universities as well as much-published independent scholars of art and art history as related to philosophy such as Asian art.


Friday, Jan. 11
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (3:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free)
Men's Hockey vs. Connecticut (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free)

Saturday, Jan. 12
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (3:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free)
Men's Hockey vs. Connecticut (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free)

HOCKEY PROMOS ALL 4 GAMES...Hat Trick Club open to all fans! Sign up for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Empty Net Challenge!

VOTE FOR HOBEY!...Three Colonial seniors are on the fan ballot for college hockey's top individual honor -- the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award -- which will be given out right here in Pittsburgh on Friday, April 12 during Frozen Four week festivities. They are forward Adam Brace, goaltender Eric Levine and forward Zach Hervato. Phase I fan voting is going on right now until March 10. Visit to vote.

VOTE FOR ARTIE!...RMU junior forward Artemis Spanou is on the FIBA ballot for Europe's 2012 Young Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Cast your vote today until Jan. 31 at to help her candidacy!

COLONIALS ON THE TUBE...The Robert Morris men's basketball game this Saturday, Jan. 12 at Monmouth (7 pm) can be seen live on MSG+. You can also catch it tape delayed on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh this Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8:30 pm and on Fox College Sports (check local listings for time).

Tickets to RMU basketball are free for students, faculty, and staff. For other ticket prices, go to