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-- Students of Graphic Design Professor Ferris Crane were included in a segment of her research project of visually designing and marketing for a new business, the Madeleine Bakery and Bistro, in Regent Square. Students toured the bakery, observed how to talk with clients and participated in the needs assessment. During the tour, Crane indicated elements that would be appropriate inclusions in an identity program, especially a mark, which students were encouraged to design. Under the art direction and refinements of Ferris Crane, the marks were presented to her clients who were thrilled with the results, especially a mark designed by student Delaney Hoolahan with the art direction and design of Crane.

-- RMU was featured in the recent Council for Independent Colleges report Innovation and the Independent College: Examples from the Sector. RMU was featured for, among other things its selection as a member of Amazon Web Services AWS Academy program.


-- Christine Holtz, professor of media arts, was featured along with Lauren S. Zadikow on the LENSCRATCH blog for their collaboration "50 Greenspace Dumpsites." LENSCRATCH is considered one of the 10 photography blogs you should be reading according to Source Photographic ReviewWired.comRangefinder and InStyle Magazine.

-- Ann D. Jabro, university professor of communication, presented "Leadership utilization of research to cultivate relationships with community members" with Randall Andrews, Plant Manager at Albemarle-Tyrone's manufacturing site. The results of the longitudinal study were competitively selected for presentation at the inaugural "Connecting the Academy and the Profession Bridge" Conference coordinated by the  Institute for Public Relations and held at Georgetown University.


-- Everyone is cordially invited to the 12th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference this Friday, April 20, from noon to 5 Yorktown Hall, sponsored by the University Honors Program. This year the conference has the most student participation ever, with over 112 students presenting on 9 panels and 33 posters. Please consider attending a session or coming for the poster presentation -- it's always terrific see the great academic work of our students. The full conference schedule is at

-- Take a cruise in the new Tesla electric car on April 25. The SEMS Outreach is hosting an Electric Vehicle presentation at Hopwood Hall on Wednesday, April 25 from 6-7 p.m. as part of their STEM Speaker Series. The speaker series will be a monthly event that is geared toward educating the surrounding community in all things science, technology, engineering and math. This free event is open to the entire campus community and light refrehments will be served. Both Tesla and Chevy are bringing some electric cars for the public to check out!

-- The Office of Residence Life will host the Almost Midnight Breakfast in the PNC Colonial Café on April 24. The event is held each semester during final exams week and offers students a late-night break from their studies. If any faculty or staff members would like to participate in serving the students, please contact Jan Leopold at 412-397-5236 or in the Office of Residence Life.


Saturday April 21...
Softball vs. Bryant (1 pm DH/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Sunday April 22 -- SENIOR DAY...
Softball vs. Central Conn. State (noon DH/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

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