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THE RMU WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

12/08/2017

EDITOR'S NOTE -- The Minuteman in a Minute (Or So) is on hiatus until January. So you're going to have to actually read.

NEWS

-- RMU's Enactus chapter recently received a $1,500 Unilever Bright Future grant for a project that they are working on that deals with local composting and waste reduction. This project is led by Eric Albright, the president of Enactus. Enactus is a student organization that stands for Entrepreneurial Action for others creates a better world for Us all, and is committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better world.

-- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tony Kerzmann participated in the Pittsburgh Maker Faire and was interviewed by The Saturday Light Brigade radio show. He was joined by three RMU students, actuarial science majors Alyssa Sheehan and Cassandra Ward, and software engineer major John Pham. Listen to their interview here.

-- Ten Colonials from the RMU men's club golf team traveled to Las Vegas for the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) national championship tournament. The team finished third place overall in the national invitational (behind Clemson and Arizona State), and ahead of some big schools, including regional rival Pitt. Tanner Kutek finished 7th overall with a score of one over par. 

-- The Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently held their inaugural RMU AdVenture Pitch Competition, which was a great success. Please help us in congratulating our winning team, Home Surf, a new venture founded by 

- William Groom - Junior, Economics and Finance Major
- Jake Phillips - Junior, Economics and Finance Major
- Kairel Powell - Senior, Software Engineering Major

Home Surf is a service designed to create a platform for buyers and sellers of homes to communicate directly, streamline the search process, and simplify the buying and selling process. This service will allow buyers and sellers to work directly together to make buying and selling as quick and cost-effective as possible for both parties.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Armand Buzzelli, director of campus recreation, was touted by National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for an article he'd recently published in their Recreational Sports Journal.

-- Christine Holtz, professor of Media Arts, has been named vice president of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, a nonprofit community visual arts organization.

ATHLETICS

Friday Dec. 8...
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State (7:05 pm/PPG Paints Arena/tix 800-745-3000 ticketmaster.com
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Saturday Dec. 9 (Team Camp Day)...
Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette (1pm/NAC Student Rec Center/free admission)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!
Sunday Dec. 10...
Men's Basketball vs. Drexel (2 pm/PPG Paints Arena/tix 800-745-3000 ticketmaster.com
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500


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