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Friday, June 7, 2013


--The Heinz Endowments has awarded a $150,000 renewal grant to The Black Male Leadership Development Institute  to continue its work mentoring African American high school men. The program, now in its seventh year, will host its seven-day leadership residency here on the RMU Moon campus June 16-23. The 75 participants will then meet one Saturday per month for one year at RMU Downtown. The program is co-directed by Communication Professor Rex Crawley and is co-sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

-- Twelve RMU students joined peers from 25 colleges and universities nationwide in attending the Challenges to National Security in a Global Society Academic Seminar, held recently in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, this one-week program consisted of discussions of compelling issues impacting national security, led by the nation’s leading experts and scholars in the field. “The program is an amazing opportunity for students. Our students had the opportunity to learn and interact with experienced professionals from the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, plus many others,” said Karen Paullet, assistant professor of computer and information systems, who led the RMU students to The Washington Seminar. Read more about The Washington Center seminar.

-- RMU in the News has been updated with May's news coverage of the university. See why Anthony Robins, Gayle Marco, President Dell'Omo and others were in the news last month.

-- RMU has named Renee T. Cavalovitch vice president, general counsel and secretary to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2013. Cavalovitch replaces Sid Zonn, who retired from RMU at the end of May. She will report jointly to RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo and to Gary Claus, chairman of the Board of Trustees. Cavalovitch will serve on the President’s Cabinet at RMU. Read more about RMU's new general counsel.

WELLNESS TIP -- Many of us spend hours at a desk. Whether it’s at work or school, sitting for long hours is bound to leave you with a backache. Most of these backaches are due to poor posture. Try correcting your posture by keeping your spine upright and your shoulders back. Doing this will strengthen your back and core. Don’t be surprised if you see results!

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