-- Celebrate the opening of the School of Business building and commencement of RMU's 90th anniversary year from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Rudolph Family Gardens. Food and beverages will be served throughout the event, and tours of the new building will follow a short program.
-- RMU-LIVE, the university's student producted television newscast, has won a second Bronze Telly Award of Excellence. The newscast was produced by 2011 RMU graduate Kevin Williams, recently hired at KDKA-TV as a full-time news producer. Channing Frampton, another May graduate, was also featured in the newscast as its weatherman. Frampton is now working as a full-time weatherman/reporter at TV3 (ABC) in Winchester, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
-- President Dell’Omo awarded this year’s President’s Awards at the annual fall Faculty Convocation. Receiving the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship was Alan Smith, university professor of operations management. This year’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching went to Nell Hartley, professor of management. Jacqueline Klentzin, professor of learning resources and outreach in the RMU Library, earned the President’s Award for Distinguished Service. Winning the Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards were Todd Hamer, head strength and conditioning coach; Nicole Hitt, secretary II in the Department of English Studies and Communication Skills; and Carla Lombardo, accounts payable manager.
-- RMU Senior Writer Valentine Brkich is organizing Bridgewater BookFest on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to approximately 30 authors signing and selling their books, the festival will feature retail and food vendors, a children’s activities section, and two drawings for Amazon Kindle e-readers. Sarah M. Kerin, manager of RMU’s SEMS/Outreach, will be providing engineering activities for the little ones in the children’s section. There is no charge for admission. Visit BridgewaterBookFest.com for more information. You can also follow the festival at www.facebook.com/bridgewaterbookfest.
-- Ann Jabro's article, "The Use of Social Media in Crisis Response Strategy: A Diffusion of Innovations Analysis," was published in the Journal of Communications Media Studies. Jabro is a university professor of communication.
*WELLNESS TIP* If you're a vegetarian, be sure to get protein in your diet. Eggs, beans, nuts, peas, and soy products are good sources. Discuss nutritional guidelines with your doctor and/or a registered dietician.
Sept. 7: School of Business building celebration, 12 to 2 p.m. See item under News above.
Sept. 8: International Students Welcome, 4 to 6 p.m.
Sept. 9: Italian Garden Tour and Book Signing, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 12: Rooney Scholar Welcome Reception, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3
-- Football vs. Dayton (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free for students, faculty, and staff)
*Band Day Presented by Holiday Inn Pittsburgh International Airport
*Free magnet schedule for all fans entering game thanks to Clearview Federal Credit Union
*Free Northeast Conference Television schedule poster for all fans exiting the game courtesy of Choice Hotels International
*Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Quarterback Challenge at halftime!