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Friday, March 8, 2013


-- The Sentry's lifestyles section Editor Tayler Wentz has been named one of the winners of the 2013 Student Keystone Press Awards in the four-year college division. Wentz was awarded an Honorable Mention for Layout and Design for her "Freshman 101" centerspread in the welcome back edition of The Sentry . The Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. The winners will be honored at an awards luncheon in Hershey in April. Wentz is a sophomore web and graphic design major from Ephrata, Pa.

-- The School of Communications and Information Systems will host "Celebrating Communications! Recognition of the First Amendment and Journalism", featuring faculty and staff with guest speakers from the fields of communication, documentary film, poetry, and journalism. Local high school students are invited to attend or watch the live stream of the event. The new site will be introduced and student reflections from the event will be featured on the site, including stories, photos and videos. RMU has invited local high school students to attend and current RMU students are also expected to attend. Guest speakers include Kent State professor Mark Goodman, co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh Henry Reese, executive producer Robert Fiveson, and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Sewall Center. An RSVP is requested for this event. Students may contact Heather Pinson at for registration materials. The event is free for high school and college students to attend and lunch will be provided.

-- The Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania has awarded the Wheatley Center a Building Excllence Award for renovation projects under $10 million. Landau Construction was the contractor on the project, and Ross Bianco/Intelligent Design Group was the architect.

-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is online. Find out what our friends in the media had to say about RMU's textbook reserve program, veterans' services, recreational opportunities -- not to mention President Dell'Omo, John Beehler, and Elizabeth Stork, a few of the faculty who made their way into the news in February.


-- Celebrated poet, author and performance artist Annie Lanzillotto will bring her many talents to several events at RMU. Aside from appearing on RMU-TV’s Campus Connections and John Lawson’s Literature Out Loud radio program, Lanzillotto will give free lectures that are open to the RMU community:

  • Tuesday, March 19, a slam poetry workshop with RMU’s spoken word poetry club Intensity at 6:30 p.m. in the Salem Hall classroom
  • Tuesday, March 19, guest speaker for RMU’s Student Alliance for Equality (S.A.F.E) at 9 p.m. Hale 209.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 1-2 p.m. in Sewall boardroom B as a featured speaker at “Celebrating Communications!” a festival recognizing the First Amendment and Journalism. (See item under News above.)

Lanzillotto received a B.A. with honors in medical anthropology from Brown University and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir and the book of poetry Schistsong. She also wrote and sang three albums. 

-- The Department of Computer and Information Systems, IBM, and Cengage Learning are co-sponsoring the first annual conference titled "Computing in 2013: What's New?" The conference will be held on March 19 in the Sewall Center.  Area business and math teachers, along with guidance counselors are invited to attend. The sessions include Cyber Forensics, Teaching with Mobile Technologies (Cloud Computing), Women in Computing, and Behind the Cloud: IBM's Mastering the Mainframe Contest and Preparing Students for Careers in the Computer Field.

-- Please mark your calendars for the rest of the semester's RMU Roundtable presentations:
*Artemisia Apostolopoulou , "Olympic and Professional Sport Licensing," Hale 209, Wednesday, March 20 at noon.  
*Guest speaker Juergen Rekus, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, "The non-empirical foundations of teaching,"  Sewall International Suite, Tuesday, April 2, noon.  Lunch will be served, RSVP requested.

The RMU Roundtable is sponsored by the University Honors Program, and is an occasional forum in which faculty can present on their research and topics of interest in an informal setting to honors students, faculty and staff.  The theme for this semester's Roundtables is "Global Voices." 

Friday, March 8
Men's Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/tix 412-397-4949,

Game 1 of 3-Atlantic Hockey Association First Round Series; RMU Students admitted free with valid Freedom Card

Saturday, March 9
Women's Lacrosse vs. Duquesne (7 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Sign up in the stadium for a chance to take part in the RMU Lacrosse Halftime Shootout

Men's Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/tix 412-397-4949,
Game 2 of 3-Atlantic Hockey Association First Round Series; RMU Students admitted free with valid Freedom Card

Sunday, March 10
Men's Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/tix 412-397-4949,
Game 3 of 3-Atlantic Hockey Association First Round Series (if necessary); RMU Students admitted free with valid Freedom Card
NEC TOURNAMENT...The men's basketball team has advanced to the semi-finals of the Northeast Conference tournament, and is two wins away from an eighth trip to the Big Dance. The Colonials take on Mount St. Mary's at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sewall Center , and if they win will host the championship game Tuesday, March 12. The final edition of the Andy Toole Show for the season will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Robinson. Catch last week's show:

Regular-season tickets to RMU hockey are free for students, faculty, and staff. For other ticket prices, go to

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