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THE RMU WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

10/20/2017


NEWS

-- Human Resources announces training in preparation for the November launch of RMU Talent Track, RMU’s new applicant tracking software. RMU Talent Track is the one location where managers or those involved in the hiring process of staff, faculty, and students will go to create or update position descriptions and initiate open position requisitions, as well as review, evaluate, and hire applicants.

Designed to automate and streamline the hiring and onboarding process, applicants will be able to apply online, receive messages from hiring managers, and handle onboarding tasks from their personalized, online portal. There will be 2 training sessions for those who are involved in hiring, and dates for the available training sessions can be found on the RSVP page here.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Ann Jabro, university professor of communication, earned her level 1 certificate in Event Design awarded by the Event Design Collective at the IMEX America conference and convention in Las Vegas, NV. Jabro's paper, "Event Management: It's not as easy as you think" was competitively selected for presentation in the Faculty-to-Faculty forum at IMEX and presented in poster format for all conference attendees to review.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-- All are invited to the inaugural Rex. L. Crawley Lecture in Inclusion on Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m. in the Rogal Chapel. Talmesha Richards will present “STEM Education: Changing Lives, Changing History,” an in-depth look at the impact of STEM in our nation’s history. Richards is the chief academic and diversity officer at STEMconnector and Million Women Mentors. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Wheatley atrium. You can RSVP for both events here

-- Robert Morris Women's Lacrosse will be hosting their annual Colonial Classic, Hope for the Cure Challenge this weekend 10/21 and 10/22. It is a regional youth, middle school, and high school lacrosse tournament that supports the program and the Huntington's Disease Society, Western PA Chapter. RMU women's lacrosse Head Coach Katy Phillips' mother had Huntington's disease and passed away at the age of 66 in April of 2013. HD is a devastating neurological disease. To date, RMU women's lacrosse has raised over $25,000 dollars for the charity. Register a team or make a donation at http://bit.ly/RMUClassic17

-- The English Department will host its tenth annual Creepy Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in Wheatley. Students and faculty will offer 10-minute presentations on spooky short stories, paranormal activity, and other creative projects and research. Students who attend the conference will receive SET credit. For more information, contact Sylvia Pamboukian at pamboukian@rmu.edu.

-- Please inform your students that the 2nd Annual SEMS Career Fair and STEM Career Launch will be held Thursday, October 26 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Gus Crop Gym. Students in science, engineering, mathematics and technology fields of study are all invited to attend.

-- The Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center is hosting the opening of an exhibition, Start with Art Pittsburgh: A Retrospective through October 27. Start with Art Pittsburgh is a program founded by part-time instructor Matthew Conboy in 2014 to create the youngest art collectors in the entire world here in Pittsburgh. Each month, almost 300 babies go home from the hospital with a signed and numbered print from a local artist. To date, almost 10,000 babies and their families have received this gift of art. This exhibition will be the first time that all 36 artists' work has been seen in one location. A full list of artists and artworks can be found online at www.startwithartpgh.org

-- The School of Education and Social Sciences will host its annual Celebration of Women Luncheon on November 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Westinghouse Room in Yorktown Hall. The theme of the event is “Women in Business and Industry” which will feature alumna Brenda Henwood, founder and owner of electrical contracting company FTBA. RSVP to Rachel Farrell at farrell@rmu.edu by Friday, October 20. Space is limited.

-- As part of International Education Week, the Center for Global Engagement is hosting Krish Mohan, a comedian and writer, on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in Massey Theater. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. SET credit is available to students. The event is free and open to all members of the RMU community. 

ATHLETICS

Friday, Oct. 20...FAMILY WEEKEND 2017!
Women's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)Women's Volleyball vs. LIU Brooklyn (7 pm/NAC Student Rec Center/free admission)
Men's Hockey vs. Army (7:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmutickets.com)
First 800 fans receive a free hockey schedule magnet compliments of Fox's Pizza Den
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, Oct. 21...
Football vs. Sacred Heart (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/tix 412-397-4949 or www.rmutickets.com)--gates open 10:30 am
First 1,000 fans receive a knit cap (see attached). thanks to UPMC
Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card -- go to student tailgate tent on plaza -- $5 RMU faculty/staff at kiosk
Free halftime food on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by RMU Colonial Up Rising)
Sign up on the plaza to take the Clearview FCU Quarterback Challenge...you might win $500!
Halftime also features the Chick-fil-A field goal kicking contest (win free Chick-fil-A for a year!)
Zeta Tau Alpha "Pink Out" -- please support the sisters of this RMU sorority in their fight against breast cancer

Women's Volleyball vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (5 pm/NAC Student Rec Center/free admission)
Men's Hockey vs. Army (7:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmutickets.com)
Live remote broadcast on 970 AM ESPN from ISC main lobby with host Mike Prisuta (5-6:30 pm)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Sunday, Oct. 22...
Women's Soccer vs. Mount St. Mary's (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)--Senior Day

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW PRESENTED BY FALCONI AUTOMOTIVE
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..and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues on Thursday (Oct. 26) at Cadillac Ranch (Settlers Ridge) at 7 p.m. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Banaszak are your hosts! The show airs live on the radio flagship for RMU Football, 970 AM and 106.3 FM ESPN Pittsburgh and on your mobile device via the iHeart Radio app. All fans are invited to attend the live broadcast at Cadillac Ranch!

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