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Friday, July 26, 2013


-- The RMU Island Sports Center recently wrapped up its second annual Veterans Golf Academy , in which 12 military veterans received personalized golf instruction over eight weeks with ISC Golf Director James Cichra as well as instructors Bill Kurp and Ron Lucas. The veterans got to play at the Quicksilver Golf Club in Robinson and at Nevillewood in Bridgeville.

-- The School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS) received the JA Education Partnership Award at the 74th Annual Meeting of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The award recognizes companies that adopt a whole school by providing funding and volunteers to ensure that every student in the school receives JA programs. SESS partnered with the Moon Area School District in 2012-13. 

-- RMU's online program is ranked one of the top in the U.S. by, a website recognizing the nation's most accredited online colleges and universities. RMU was featured in their annual report to have one of the best accredited 4-year programs in the 2013-14 academic year.  

More specifically, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology was ranked No. 5 in the Top 25 Smart Choice for Online Psychology Degrees, and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Services Administration program ranked No. 9 in the Top 25 Smart Choice for Online Healthcare Administration Degrees. Additionally, the university’s nursing, competitive intelligence, business administration, and engineering degrees all ranked in the Top 25 Smart Choice for Online Degrees in their field. In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master of Science (M.S.) in Competitive Intelligence Systems and Information Systems No. 17 in its Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs for 2013.



-- RMU graduate student Chance Wideman '12 was recently named a Heinz Fellow, an honor given to only 10 graduate students annually who show the potential to being a future leader in the public, government, non-profit or private sectors. The fellowship was birthed from the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and is managed by the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Wideman was recommended by university officials and has plans on making an instant impact in the school system by helping kids in his community. He will be assigned to a Pittsburgh high school and serve as a counselor and mentor to a group of individuals. Wideman has a bachelor of arts in communication and is pursuing his master’s in instructional leadership, concentrating in secondary English education. As an undergraduate Wideman was a brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, a Multi-Cultural mentor and a member of the Black Student Union. He is now an advisor for the NPHC, the university’s collaborative organization of the nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. 



-- 24 members of the RMU'S women’s rowing team were honored last week for their achievements in the classroom as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced its 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the MAAC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.20 on a 4.00 scale. For a complete list of student-athletes from the Robert Morris women’s rowing squad to be named to the 2013 MAAC Academic Honor Roll, please click here

WELLNESS TIP -- Exercise your legs! Working out your legs will help other muscle groups grow and keep your legs looking symmetrical. Try doing seated, and standing, calf raises. They are easy to do and you don’t have to go to the gym. Your calves are made of two different muscles, so the bent-leg and straight-leg versions will work both.

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