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Friday, September 27, 2013


-- The School of Business has named University Professor of Accounting Lois D. Bryan its new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Excellence. In this newly created position, Bryan will be responsible for issues pertaining to the school’s AACSB-International accreditation, graduate programs and faculty promotion, research, merit, and development. She will also serve as the school's administrator in the absence of the dean. Read more about Lois Bryan.

-- Four students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences have received scholarships from the Pittsburgh Foundation:

Julie Conroe - $743 funded by the Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund
Daniel Godfrey - $483 funded by the Sheena M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary Kanagy - $3,000 funded by the William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust
Brianna Weale - $2,246 funded by the William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust

-- Eight students in the RMU History Club volunteered at the I've Got Your Six 6K and Memorial Mile Race last Saturday in Pittsburgh. The event raised more than $3,000 to help homeless veterans.


-- The fall RMU Career Expo takes place Tuesday, Oct. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Sewall Center Arena. Approximately 100 employers are registered and are looking for job and internship candidates for all majors. The event is free but is open only to RMU students and alumni. Contact the Career Center at 412-397-6333 for more information.

-- Colonial Theatre presents Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Massey Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door. Student tickets, costing $5, are available through the Office of Student Life only until Oct. 2.

-- Ireland: A collection of three years of photography abroad runs through Oct. 3 in the Media Arts Gallery in the Wheatley Center. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 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.

-- Interested in vampires? Werewolves? Zombies? The Creepy Conference is an opportunity to explore the most bloody and gruesome topics. Join us for the sixth annual Creepy Conference from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29  in Sewell Center, just in time to spread some Halloween spirit. In years past, the Creepy Conference included presentations on how to make “supernatural” photos, dramatic readings of scary short stories, and informative talks about whether ESP exists, how to make a zombie, and much more. The event is organized by the Department of English but students from all over the university have participated. Students who are interested in presenting a creepy topic should send in a one-page description of your proposed talk by Friday, Oct. 4. Creative writing and artworks are welcome! The three best will receive SET credit! Submissions can be sent to Sylvia Pamboukian at

Friday, Sept. 27

Field Hockey vs. Towson (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
*All fans receive a free team schedule poster compliments of Eat'n Park
*First 100 fans receive a card for a free single cheeseburger courtesy of Wendy's

Saturday, Sept. 28
Softball Alumni Game (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Soccer Alumni Game (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Sunday, Sept. 29
Women's Tennis vs. Slippery Rock (11 am/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Field Hockey vs. Ohio University (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)*
Men's Soccer vs. Buffalo (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)**
Women's Ice Hockey vs. Toronto (1:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports
Center/free admission)

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

WELLNESS TIP -- Keep your weight workouts under an hour. After 60 minutes, your body starts producing more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can have a testosterone-blocking, muscle-wasting effect.

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