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Friday, January 10, 2014


-- The RMU chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists raised more than $6,500 last semester for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank through the Balancing Out Hunger Project, in which Robert Morris students donated the unused dollars from their meal plan to the Food Bank.

-- RMU in the News has been updated for December, with more coverage of the RMU Polling Institute as well news about research by faculty in the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science to pinpoint the best places to locate natural gas fueling stations.

-- The School of Communications and Information Systems has announced two administrative appointments: Jon Radermacher, head of the Department of Media Arts, has been named associate dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems; and Anthony Petroy, assistant vice president of Online and Off-Campus Programs, has been named head of the Department of Organizational Leadership.

-- The School of Education and Social Sciences also recently announced administrative changes, naming Rick Fuller, associate professor of education, head of the Department of Education. Former department head Shelly Haser will become accreditation coordinator, and Bruce Golmic, assistant professor of education, has been named coordinator of the Principal Certification Program.

Saturday, Jan. 11
Women's Basketball vs. Bryant (1:30 pm/Sewall Center/free)
All kids age 12 and under get a free youth mini basketball compliments of Trib Total Media!

Come to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, for the Andy Toole Show. The show airs live on 970 AM ESPN or via iHeartRadio on any mobile device.

THE RMU HOCKEY COACH'S SHOW...Featuring head man Derek Schooley resumes Wednesday (Jan. 15) at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in West Mifflin. The show airs live on 970 AM ESPN or via iHeartRadio on any mobile device.

...You and your sweetie make a great couple! You've heard it from many different people. But how good of a couple are you, really? If there was an Olympic event for couples, would you grab the gold? Or in this case, the diamond? Thanks to Orr’s Jewelers you have the chance to find out how great of a couple you really are. Orr’s has generously made it possible for one lucky Robert Morris fan to be the recipient of $2,000 diamond earrings! Whoa, hold on a minute. That's a pretty big prize! Orr’s isn't going to hand these prized gems over to just anybody. No sir. Orr’s wants the prize to go to the most deserving couple, the Diamond Couple. Share your story...You can enter the RMU Diamond Couple Contest presented by Orr’s Jewelers by submitting a brief (300 words of less) essay as to why the Colonials should select you for a chance to win an opportunity to compete for $2,000 diamond earrings during breaks at the Robert Morris men's basketball home game against Central Connecticut State, February 1, 2014. To enter, you must read the official contest rules at To submit your entry (300 words or less) on why you should be chosen, please email to

Women's basketball is free for RMU faculty and staff. Go to for other ticketing information.

WELLNESS TIP -- Bundling up before you head outside may do more than just protect you from shivering. More heart attacks occur in winter than in summer (peaking in January), and the reason may be linked to simply breathing in very cold air. Studies show people who engage in strenuous activities (like shoveling snow) in below-freezing temps may experience impaired blood flow in their coronary arteries—where heart-attack-causing blockages can occur. Whether you have heart disease or not, before you head outside you should wrap a scarf around your nose and mouth to warm the air you're breathing, and leave any outdoor activities that raise your heart rate for warmer winter days.

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