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THE RMU WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

01/20/2017


NEWS

-- RMU announced plans to break ground on the UPMC Events Center yesterday. The facility will become home of men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. Learn all about it at rmu.edu/eventscenter.

-- The Enrollment Management Division is offering a professional development opportunity for RMU staff members to learn more about college affordability. Wendy Beckemeyer, VP for enrollment management will be presenting the modules as part of The College Affordability Academy®. The topics below will be covered weekly over 9 separate sessions in 60 minute segments:

  • Trends in Student Aid
  • How RMU Measures Up
  • Loan Entrance Counseling
  • Financing Higher Ed 
  • Debt management & Counseling Families
  • Majors & Income 
  • Impacting Employability 
  • Landing Jobs Over A Lifetime 
  • Capstone project: Small groups assigned to create a deliverable (video/app/handout/web content) for our prospective student audience. Small groups will present their deliverable in the final week. 

Please e-mail Lori Wyberg at wyberg@rmu.edu if you are interested in attending. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 in the Heritage Room.  

-- RMU is hosting its annual Winter Blood Drive in partnership with Central Blood Bank on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Gus Krop Gym.  Your participation is needed to help make the drive a success.  Walk-ins are welcome, but if you need to make an appointment, please contact me with your preferred time and your cell phone number, which is required.  The entire donation process should take no more than one hour.  Your participation will help to save lives and you will be modeling active community engagement for our students.  Thank you ahead of time for your participation.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Justin DePlato, assistant professor of Political Science, was tapped to join a panel for NPR's special edition of "The Confluence," today at 9 a.m., where they'll discuss the impact a Donald Trump presidency could have on Pittsburgh and the Keystone State. He's joined by Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter Don Gililland and Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics Executive Director Dana Brown.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-- The Media Arts Faculty Exhibition opened earlier this week and features the research-based creative work by full-time and part-time Media Arts faculty comprised of practicing arts professionals and active scholars whose work spans a spectrum of disciplines including photography, interactive web and game design, graphic design, film and video, scholarly writing, sculpting, painting, performance and interdisciplinary work. 

You can check out this work from now until Feb. 27. Gallery hours are Tues., Wed., & Fri. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thurs. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment.

-- Anyone considering earning either a graduate or doctorate degree are invited to attend the All Graduate & Doctoral Programs Open House. The event will be held on January 24 at the Moon campus, Sewall Center, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM.  For questions or to RSVP, call 412-397-5200.

WEEKEND SPORTS

Friday, Jan. 20...
Men's Hockey vs. Air Force (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com)
Free continuous student shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 6-10 pm!
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Saturday, Jan. 21...
Women's Basketball vs. Bryant (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!
Special halftime ceremony celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day honoring RMU student-athletes!
The first 200 fans get a mesh hat courtesy of Eat'n Park
Men's Basketball vs. Bryant (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!
The first 800 fans get a mesh hat courtesy of Eat'n Park
Special halftime ceremony honoring 25-year anniversary of 1992 NCAA Tournament men's hoops team!
Men's Hockey vs. Air Force (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com)
The first 800 fans receive a rally towel thanks to the Jailhouse Saloon in Coraopolis
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Monday, Jan. 23...
Women's Basketball vs. C. Conn. State (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com)
The first 200 fans get an RMU Events Center Replica Model compliments of UPMC and Peoples Natural Gas
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!

RMU BASKETBALL COACHES SHOW...featuring Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole continues tonight Monday (Jan. 16) from Cadillac Ranch in Settlers Ridge at 7 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Toole bring you up to date on all things Colonial Basketball! The show airs live each Monday through March 13 normally on the flagship station for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Radio mobile app. It will only be on the iHeart Radio mobile app tonight.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW...featuring Colonial head man Derek Schooley rolls on this Tuesday (Jan. 17) from The Hangar (500 Flaugherty Run Road/Moon) at 7 pm. Come out and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey from the coach as well as radio announcers Mike Prisuta and Tim Benz. The show airs live each Tuesday from now through March 14 on the radio home for RMU Hockey, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Radio mobile app. It will only be on the iHeart Radio mobile app this week.


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