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Friday, September 6, 2013


-- Robert Morris University's online bachelor's in psychology program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by According to the organization's website, RMU's program was chosen "based on academics, student satisfaction, and opportunities for professional experience or specialized study at the undergraduate level." Course offerings and return on investment were also factors in the selection process. Read more about the latest accolade for RMU's online degree programs.


Ann Jabro, university professor of communications, presented findings from one of her research projects conducted while a Plank Fellow at the BMW Corporation. Her presentation was titled "On the Sideline at the Bayerische MotorenWerke, AG: Preparing Students for Careers in Corporate Communications" and delivered as part of the Internships and Careers Interest Group Training Session of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.


-- Ireland: A collection of three years of photography abroad is opening Thursday Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Media Arts Gallery in the Wheatley Center. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, Sept. 13 to Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. In May 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christine Holtz, Robert Morris University professor of media arts, accompanied photography students to Galway, Dublin, and Sneem. While there, the students were challenged to develop themes for their photography and shoot with the goal of sharing their work online and in books. In preparation for this exhibition, students explored a variety of photographic genres both commercial and fine art-based. This exhibition showcases three years of student photographers from Robert Morris University’s flourishing Media Arts Photography BFA, BA and minor programs. Visitors will enjoy seeing each student’s unique approach to the media.


Friday, Sept. 6

Volleyball vs. Xavier (6 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
*All fans receive a free team schedule poster compliments of Eat'n Park

Saturday, Sept. 7

Volleyball vs. Central Michigan (11 am/Sewall Center/free admission)
Football vs. Morgan State (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free)
*Band Day presented by Hometown Pizza (first 1,500 fans receive an RMU Football 20th Season schedule magnet)
*Free Robert Morris football schedule poster to the first 400 fans thanks to Eat'n Park
*RMU students admitted free to all home games with Freedom Card
*Free food and soft drinks on the stadium plaza at halftime for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by RMU Greek Life)
*Sign up pregame on the plaza for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime!
*Wear red and help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association by purchasing a wristband at the MDA table on Marco Giovengo Day

Volleyball vs. Duquesne (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

A PEEK AHEAD -- Tuesday, Sept. 10...Volleyball vs. Akron (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Class of 2017 Night presented by FYSP Freshman Mentors (stay tuned for details regarding giveaways and other free stuff!)

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACH'S SHOW...Featuring Joe Walton and John Banaszak debuts this Monday (Sept. 9) at 7 p.m. inside the Buffalo Wild Wings at the Pointe at North Fayette. Come out for the live taping of the show at different Buffalo Wild Wings around the Pittsburgh area on this and nine Mondays afterward to get the inside scoop on Colonials Football. The show will air Tuesdays (following the Monday taping) at 9 p.m. on 970 AM ESPN.

Football is free for RMU faculty, staff, and students. For other ticket prices, go to

 WELLNESS TIP -- Nuts such as walnuts and flax seeds are rich sources of omega-3 fats which fight inflammation and may lower your risk for arthritis.

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