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Friday, April 5, 2013

-- The brothers of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity are sponsoring “Brave the Shave,” a philanthropic event to raise money for childhood cancer in partnership with the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation. Today, Friday, April 5, participants can support the cause by having their head zero-guard buzzed. But don't worry ladies, that's not your only option. Participants can also choose to get a temporary green streak dyed through their hair.

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation was born out of tragedy after 14-year-old Andrew McDonough passed away from complications of leukemia on July 14, 2007. Andrew's blood type and the family's motto was, and continues to be, "Be Positive," thus creating the name “B+.” The primary objectives of B+ are to sponsor research to find cures for childhood cancers and advancements in chemotherapy, provide financial assistance for families of critically ill children around the country, and to keep the B+ message alive.

In just the past two years, The B+ Foundation has awarded over $1.5 million in research grants and family assistance to those in need. The goal for the RMU chapter of KDR is to raise $5,000 to be put toward a grand total goal of $36,000 for the foundation by having teams raise money through pledges. Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to create a team or join an already registered team. To get involved or make a donation, check out the KDR B+ Fundraiser page here. For additional information, contact Dwight Herb at

-- From March 13-16, visiting documentary filmmaker Robert Fiveson took five Media Arts students to Washington D.C. to enjoy a unique field trip few get to experience. On day one they were taken behind the scenes at The Smithsonian Natural History Museum where they were shown part of the more than 600,000 preserved birds, including many originally harvested by James Audubon, as well as now extinct varieties. At The Museum Of American History they were then taken behind the scenes of the collections of American Military History. The following day included a private tour of The Library of Congress, a special tour of The Motion Picture Reading Room (rare collections) and a walk in the "secret" tunnels below the Capitol. The trip was rounded out with a visit to the Smithsonian Channel.


-- The Eighth Annual Gold Show Reception is running now through April 7 in the Wheatley Center. Come see the best handpicked and juried work from Media Arts students. This exhibit highlights the work from Foundations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography and TV/Video. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- The editors and faculty advisors of Rune, Robert Morris's literary journal, invite you to a Rune Release celebration for this year's edition.  Our celebration will be held at Penguin Book Store in Sewickley on Thursday, April 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. Readers will include those students and others accepted for publication. Judith Robinson and Jay Carson will be the featured readers. Snacks and drinks will be available.

Friday, April 5
Women's Lacrosse vs. Monmouth (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

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

Sunday, April 7
Women's Lacrosse vs. Mount St. Mary's (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

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

Women's & Men's Tennis vs. Allegheny (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

SUPPORT RMU FOOTBALL! its community service project in partnership with the RMU Office of Civic Engagement. The two groups will be hosting a blood, book and toy drive to benefit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The blood drive is on Wednesday, April 10 from 11 am-5 pm at John Jay Gym on the RMU Campus. The book and toy drive will be during the Colonials' spring game in Joe Walton Stadium on Saturday, April 20.

FROZEN FOUR FAN EVENTS - There are numerous events in conjunction with the upcoming Frozen Four that are free to the public. They include open team practices, autograph sessions, public skating and the hallmark event of the week, Frozen Fest, a family friendly outdoor celebration of college hockey featuring interactive games, live entertainment, food and drinks!

All times and events are ET and subject to change.

Wednesday, April 10

10:30 a.m.

Doors Open to CONSOL Energy Center

11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Open Practices (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free


Thursday, April 11

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Frozen Fest (Centre Ave. parking lot adjacent to CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

2:30 and 6 p.m.

Red Carpet Arrivals (Trib Total Media Gate of CONSOL Energy Center)

3 p.m.

Doors Open to CONSOL Energy Center

4:30 and 8 p.m.

National Semifinal Games (CONSOL Energy Center)

Friday, April 12

9:45 a.m.

Doors Open to CONSOL Energy Center

10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Open Practices (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

4:30 p.m.

Doors Open to CONSOL Energy Center

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Championship Team Autographs, Presented by AT&T (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

Home Team – Section 104-121 Concourse

Away Team – Section 110-116 Concourse

5:30 - 5:55 p.m.

Hockey Humanitarian Award Presentation/All-American Team Announcement  (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

6 - 6:30 p.m.

Hobey Baker Award Presentation (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Open Skate, skates compliments of Bauer (CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

Saturday, April 13

3 - 7:00 p.m.

Frozen Fest (Centre Ave. parking lot adjacent to CONSOL Energy Center) - Free

5 p.m.

Red Carpet Arrivals (Trib Total Media Gate of CONSOL Energy Center)

5:30 p.m.

Doors Open

7 p.m.

National Championship Game (CONSOL Energy Center)


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