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Friday, May 23, 2014


-- Robert Morris University's online Hospitality and Tourism program was recognized by as a wise choice for bachelor’s-level students pursuing careers in the tourism industry., a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree, selected RMU's program based on academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty members, return on investment, and reputation. Out of the 25 notable schools recognized, RMU's online program edged Strayer University, Sullivan University, and UMass Amherst to name a few. Read more about this distinction.

-- Three graphic design students from RMU brought home Franklin Awards of Excellence from the Graphic Arts Association’s annual Neographics competition. Megan Johnson, Kristine Kapusta, and Heather Panza were recognized for outstanding graphic design pieces created in the Advanced Typography and Design Studio II course at RMU. Kapusta was honored for her "Black Hawk Down" re-imaged movie poster; Panza, for her typographic watch face; and Johnson, for her Sochi Olympic poster. According to the Graphic Arts Association, selections were especially competitive this year. The student work was selected from 260 entries in the tri-state competition. The judging goes through three levels, which include graphic design representatives and representatives from printing, packaging, and specialty printing industries. Associate Professor of Media Arts Ferris Crane worked with the students to prepare their work for the competition.

-- The Center for Global Engagement recognized on May 6th at its second annual Global Engagement Graduation Recognition Reception the year's Global Engagement Award winners who received their awards from President Dell’Omo:
2013-2014 Global Engagement International Student Award
Oluwaseun Owoyomi, Information Systems Management,
School of Communications and Information Systems
2013-2014 Global Engagement Domestic Student Award
Dakota Carpin, Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
2013-2014 Global Engagement Faculty Award
Daniel J. Shelley, Education,
School of Education and Social Sciences
Jim Vincent, English,
School of Communications and Information Systems
2013-2014 Global Engagement Staff/Administrator Award
Vice President and Senior Vice Provost Derya Jacobs,
Office of the Provost
The Global Engagement awards recognize globally engaged RMU students, faculty, and staff/administrators who have made significant contributions towards continued growth and sustainability of the university core value of global perspective and/or international education at the university.

-- All ages are welcome to audition for Damn Yankees, RMU Colonial Theatre's summer production, at 7 p.m. May 28-29 in Massey Theater. The performance takes place July 23-26. For the audition, prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song (be sure to bring piano music) and come ready to do some movement. Questions? Call 724-466-2204.


-- Hyla Willis, associate professor of media arts, is one of 11 artists whose work will be featured in  Sites of Passage: Borders, Walls & Citizenship, June 1-July 27 at the Mattress Factory's 1414 Monterey Street Gallery on the North Side.


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