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Friday, May 20, 2011

-- Three RMU nursing students -- juniors Abigail Hebb and Alissa Newton, and master's student Donna McDermott -- were accepted for a presentation at the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation in Nursing Conference in Orlando, June 2011.  Their abstract was chosen via blind-review from among 350 applicants, 95 percent of whom were faculty members. Also giving presentations at the conference are Janice Sarasnick and Chuck Simon, staff members at RMU's Regional RISE Center. The students' presentation is titled "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!  Student Workers will Transform You!" and Sarasnick and Simon will give a presentation titled "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Tricks for the Technology Glitches."

-- RMU graphic designer Amy Joy won a Golden Quill Award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for magazine page design. Joy won the award for her design of "10 Q with Andy Toole" in the fall 2010 edition of Foundations. The PR/Marketing staff shared a Golden Quill with Wall-to-Wall Studios for creative use of technology for the Change A Life website. Finally, 2010 RMU graduate Nazari Dorosh was a finalist for a Golden Quill for online news video for his video documenting the 2010 Black Male Leadership Development Institute.


-- Lisa Nutt, associate director of the Center for Global Engagement, has been chosen as one of 11 inagural trainees of the Connecting Our World Grassroots Leadership Program, an organizing initiative designed to give international educators nationwide the tools to advocate for the importance of global learning and engagement in their own communities.  

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