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Friday, November 1, 2013


-- RMU, CONSOL Energy Center, and the City of Pittsburgh are one of 10 finalists to host an upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. The finalists were announced by the NCAA on Wednesday and will have a chance to host one of four championships starting with the 2014-2015 season through the 2017-2018 season. Robert Morris, VisitPittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and CONSOL Energy Center hosted the Frozen Four just last April. During the week-long spectacle, over 35,000 people attended the three games while numerous others took part in the festivities around town. Read more about this story.

-- The research team from the RMU Uzuri Think Tank participated on a research panel at the International Colloquium on Black Males in education last week in the Virgin Islands, hosted by Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory and the University of Virgin Islands. Anthony Robins, Rex Crawley, Lamont Gillam, and Daria Crawley presented on a panel titled "Contextualizing the Black Male Experience in Education."


-- Arif Sirinterlikci, university professor of engineering, will give a presentation titled "Rapid Prototyping, Tooling, and Manufacturing -- A Practitioner's Experience Spanning Almost 20 Years" at the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Forum on Nov. 12 in Harrisburg. He also will be part of a panel at Bio-Printing: 3D Printing of Live Cells, a two-day forum in Atlanta, Nov. 13-14. Sirinterlikci will take part in a panel titled "Software for 3D Bio-printing: Integrating BioMedical Imaging to CAD Systems."


-- The entire RMU community is invited to an open house for the School of Education and Social Sciences from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the school's newly renovated space on the fourth floor of Nicholson Center. Refreshments will be served, and a brief program will take place at 6 p.m. RSVP to Donna Reilly at

-- Everyone is cordially invited to the second RMU Roundtable presentation of the semester, "Membership Has Its Privileges: Constructing National and Regional Identity in the Modern World," by RMU History Professor Soren Fanning. One of the most pressing need for states around the world, particularly large and multiethnic ones, is convincing the population to subscribe to a unifying national identity. This roundtable will focus on how those identities are formed and how they function in the modern world. The Roundtable will be held 12:30-1:30 Thursday, Nov. 7, in the International Suite. The RMU Roundtable Series is sponsored by the University Honors Program, and is an occasional forum in which faculty can present on their research and topics of interest in an informal setting to honors students, faculty and staff.

Friday, Nov. 1
Women's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (2 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/free admission)

Saturday, Nov. 2
Football vs. Bryant (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
*Military Appreciation Day presented by Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport (please see attached)
*Free halftime food and soft drinks on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by Colonial Crazies)
*First 1,000 fans receive a free Colonials Football Legends poster
*Volleyball vs. Saint Francis (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Sunday, Nov. 3
Field Hockey vs. Monmouth (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission) -- SENIOR DAY
Women's Soccer vs. Sacred Heart (noon/North Athletic Complex/free admission) -- SENIOR DAY

The RMU Department of Athletics has a limited number of tickets to the Robert Morris at Kentucky men's basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Cost is $42 each and includes motor coach transportation from lower Sewall Center parking lot to the game and back day of. Bus will leave at 9 am and make stops for lunch and dinner for which riders are on their own to pay. Game is at 7 pm. Bus will return to RMU immediately afterward. To purchase tickets by check or cash, you must come to the athletic ticket office on the second floor of Joe Walton Stadium between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays. Payments by Visa, MasterCard or Discover will be accepted over the phone at 412-397-4949.

...The student-athlete advisory committees from Robert Morris and Duquesne teamed up at the Saturday, Oct. 19 RMU homecoming football game between the two schools to bring in over 2,000 non-perishable food items that were donated to the West Hills Food Pantry! We thank them and we thank all fans for their support of this initiative.

TOYS FOR TOTS...Collection bins on campus are located in Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center Arena (main entrance), Sewall Center Third Floor (inside upper doors), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Heritage Room) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy and help us support our partners in this annual venture, the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Better yet come to the football game versus Sacred Heart at noon on Nov. 16 in Joe Walton Stadium, the women's basketball at 1:30 pm on Nov. 23 versus UMBC in Sewall Center, the men's hockey game at 3:30 pm on Nov. 23 versus Holy Cross at the Island Sports Center, the women's hockey game versus RIT at 3 pm on Dec. 7 at the Island Sports Center and/or the men's basketball game at 4 pm versus Toledo on Dec. 7 at the Sewall Center...bring a new unwrapped toy to any or all of these games and get in free!

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACH'S SHOW...Featuring John Banaszak continues Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. inside the Buffalo Wild Wings in Greensburg. Come on out for the live taping and get the inside scoop on Colonials Football. The show will air Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. on 970 AM ESPN.

...named in honor of the late RMU athletic director is Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. starting and finishing at Joe Walton Stadium on the RMU Campus. The event benefits the Susan Hofacre Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register, please contact Dr. John Clark in the RMU Sport Management Department at 412-397-6378 or

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

WELLNESS TIP -- Calm a queasy stomach with this quick acupressure trick: Use your index and middle fingers to press down on the groove between the tendons that run from the base of your palm to your wrist. Wristbands that apply pressure to this spot are available at drugstores and online.

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