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THE RMU WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

12/09/2016

NEWS

-- November was a pretty good month for RMU as far as the Fourth Estate was concerned. Check out RMU in the News to see what President Howard, Phil Harold, Gayle Marco, and others had to say to the media last month.

-- On Tuesday, December 13, the Office of Residence Life and Student Government Association will host the Almost Midnight Breakfast. This event is held each semester during finals and offers our students a late night break from their studies. Volunteers serve food, monitor attendance, and mingle with our students that night, and naturally they are welcome to enjoy breakfast as well. Please contact Jan Leopold at ext. 5252 or leopold@rmu.edu in the Office of Residence Life if you would like to participate.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- "The Domesticity of Abandonment” is an international exhibition exploring the idea of abandonment from a broad socio/political and economical context and how it impacts those people who live through it every day. Two RMU professors of media arts were contributors to this show, Christine Holtz and Hyla Willis. The exhibition begins today, December 9 and runs through January 28 at the SPACE Gallery.

YOU'RE INVITED

-- The RMU Department of Media Arts presents the Fall Senior Showcase, an exhibition of outstanding work of our 11 graduating seniors. Join us for refreshments as we celebrate their accomplishments, and view the best work from Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Photography and TV/Video Production.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibition Dates
December 6-19

-- The third annual Honors Research Symposium will be held Monday, December 12, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Sewall Center International Suite. All are welcome. During the symposium, honors seniors will be presenting their theses and honors underclassmen will be proposing their honors theses or creative projects to the RMU community. A dinner will be provided. For a list of this year's seniors honors theses, click here.

-- The 2017 Women and Transformational Leadership Symposium is set for Wednesday, January 11, 2017, with the opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. and the keynote address immediately after. This year’s keynote speaker is Candi Castleberry Singleton, who is the founder of Dignity & Respect, Inc, and her address is titled "The Power of &: The Possibilities of Collaboration & Their Implications for Leadership." To reserve your spot, please register in this Google Doc by Wednesday, January 4. 

WEEKEND SPORTS

Saturday, Dec. 10
Men's Basketball vs. Oakland  (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmutickets.com)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!

TOYS FOR TOTS...The RMU Athletic Department has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on this annual community outreach program every year since 2008 collecting hundreds of toys for area youths thanks to the generosity of many Colonial fans. Collection bins on campus are once again located in  Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center (main arena and third floor), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Admissions Office) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy. Or better yet bring a new unwrapped toy to our final "Toys for Tots" home game of 2016 and get in free! Men's Basketball - Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 4 pm vs. Oakland (Sewall Center)

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