-- The School of Business is sponsoring a dinner and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. The event will focus on social media and the issues it poses for employers and employees. The event takes place in the International Suite of Sewall Center. Click here to download a poster with more information, including details on how to register for the dinner.
-- The School of Education and Social Sciences will present an Educator of the Year Award at "An Extraordinary Evening," an event organized by Shellie Hipsky, associate professor of education, to raise money for the Homeless Children's Education Fund. The event will feature a talk by Roy Juarez Jr., whose story "Homeless by Choice" is included in Hipsky's book Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet.
-- Communication Professor Rex Crawley, assistant dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems, wrote a chapter "Black Man, Black Boy" in the book Masculinity in the Black Imagination: Politics of Communicating Race and Manhood." Crawley also conducted a workshop Tuesday at the African American Chamber of Commerce on communication skills and effective business techniques.
-- Ann Jabro, university professor of communication, has received the Carroll Arnold Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA). The award recognizes the contributions of a PCA member to the organization and/or the communications profession.
*WELLNESS TIP* Calcium helps to achieve peak bone mass and decrease risk of fracture and protect against osteoporosis. Sources of calcium include low-fat and non-fat dairy products, tofu, green leafy vegetables, fortified foods, beans and soybeans, and canned salmon and sardines with bones.
Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to rmu.edu/events
Sept. 17: Professional Nurses Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon
Sept. 21: History Through Cinema: Italy's Unification and Italians from Garibaldi to Mussolini, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: Italian Picnic and Bocce Tournament 5 to 7 p.m.
Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Colonial Theatre presents "Spring Awakening."
Friday, Sept. 16
Volleyball vs. Texas-Pan American (noon/Sewall Center/free admission)
Field Hockey vs. Ohio University (2 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Volleyball vs. Morgan State (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Saturday, Sept. 17
Field Hockey vs. Lindenwood (11 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Women's Soccer Alumni Game (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan (5 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Sunday, Sept. 18
Field Hockey vs. Liberty (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Monday, Sept. 19
Junior Varsity Football vs. Milford Academy (4 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
*Intermission promotional prizes at all home volleyball and field hockey matches listed above include free food from Wendy's and Primanti Brothers here in Moon and the Chick-fil-A in Robinson.