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Friday, August 30, 2013

NEWS

-- The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) has named RMU to the Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagment, a network of 73 colleges and universities dedicated to civic engagement. NASPA will provide resources to support civic engagement initiatives at Robert Morris and also help to publicize those efforts. Read more about this distinction.

-- The National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho has awarded its George E. Kimball Award for outstanding community service to the Eta Alpha chapter at RMU. The award is given to the chapter that demonstrates the strongest and most consistent commitment to community service over the previous academic year. The award is named after one of the fraternity’s founders, George E. Kimball, who presided over the Commons Club at Middlebury College.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- In July, Betsy Charles, director of bands, presented a workshop titled "How to Effectively Communicate with your Sponsor" at the Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma 2013 National Convention held in Springfield, Mass. Additionally she was invited to guest conduct the National Reading Band.

-- The student leadership of the RMU chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has nominated Tamiko Youngblood, associate professor of engineering, for Distinguished Membership in the society. This honorary membership into the society is a reflection of Youngblood's contributions to the classroom, campus, and community. She will be presented with her membership pin at the chapter's induction ceremony on Oct. 6.

ATHLETICS
Sunday, Sept. 1
Women's Soccer vs. Bucknell (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

 WELLNESS TIP -- Weight bearing exercise can strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis. Risk factors for osteoporosis include a low BMI, small frame and ethnicity. Try yoga, brisk walking, dancing and a diet high in calcium and vitamin D to strengthen your bones.

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