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Friday, July 1, 2011


In spring 2010, Rebecca Tokarsky and Laura Zalewsky, two students in the biology teacher certification program supervised by assistant professor of science Matthew Maurer, developed a workshop for middle school students that combined knowledge of sciences, mathematics and art. As the result of the successful summer program, the students and faculty were invited to submit an article for publication in Science Scope, the middle school science journal from the National Science Teachers Association. The article is called "Creating a smART Camp". The camp, Spark Your Imagination, combined science, mathematics and art into a concept the authors termed smART. Thirty-one local seventh through ninth grade students attended the camp for five days. Throughout the camp students were introduced to multiple sciences including biology, environmental science, chemistry and physics.

-- On Wednesday, RMU and Duquesne University hosted the Pittsburgh Professional NAWMBA (National Association of Women MBAs) Chapter Launch Event at the Duquesne University Power Center. The chapter is dedicated to enhancing the career development of local women in business through networking events and leadership development. Click here for more information.

-- The 2011-12 academic year marks RMU's 90th anniversary, and the PR/Marketing Department has created an information kit that includes a timeline, facts about RMU's history, and anniversary logos that you can use to brand your own celebration of this achievement. You can access this material here.

-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is now online.

*WELLNESS TIP* Have you been exposed to poison ivy, oak, or sumac? If so, stay outside and clean exposed skin with rubbing alcohol and wash your skin with water. Then, take a shower with soap and warm water.


July 9, RMU Night at PNC Park