-- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a panel discussion titled, “DNPs: Who Are They? How Can They Add Value?” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Sewall Center. John Luellen, medical director of satellite services for Heritage Valley Health System will serve as the moderator. The six panelists will discuss how DNPs can contribute to and improve health care organizations. The panelists are:
• Judith Kaufmann, the director of the DNP Program at RMU
• Mary Goessler, medical director at Highmark Inc.,
• Stephan Foreman, associate professor of health care administration at RMU
• Jennifer Haser Keeley, pulmonary hypertension nurse practitioner at UPMC and 2011 graduate of RMU's DNP program
• Hunter Champion, director of the pulmonary vascular disease center at UPMC
• Holly Hampe, vice president/chief quality officer at St. Clair Hospital
Read more about the DNP panel discussion.
-- Head football Coach Joe Walton has signed a two-year contract extension with RMU, allowing him to lead the program through 2013, when he will step down after 20 years as the Colonials' founding football coach. At that time Walton will become a special assistant to the RMU athletic director. Read more about Coach Walton.
-- Homecoming is right around the corner, Saturday, Oct. 8, and once again the university is making history: The Colonials will be playing their first night football game at Joe Walton Stadium against the St. Francis University Red Flash. Festivities include a concery by Scott Blasey of The Clarks and a post-game fireworks show. For details go to rmu.edu/homecoming.
-- Artemisia Apostolopoulou, associate professor of sport management, presented the paper “Sponsorship goals and activation in the National Hockey League” at the European Association for Sport Management conference held in Madrid this month. Her co-author, Brian Gayso, is a 2011 graduate of RMU's sport management program. This paper is based on Gayso's honors thesis, on which Apostolopoulou served as advisor.
-- Media Arts Professor Tim Hadfield is directing three exhibitions this weekend at the Sewickley Fall Gallery Walk and Music Festival. The exhibitions include work by Martin Prekop, Brett Wormsley, and instructors at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Hadfield is the director of the Sewickley Arts Initiative. Get more information, including a complete schedule, here.
-- Ersem Karadag, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, will give a speech today at Michigan State University on the International Financial Reporting Standards Convergence in the United States. Karadag’s presentation is titled “The Road to IFRS Convergence in the U.S.: What it May Mean for the Hospitality Industry." The talk is part of Michigan State's Hilton Lecture Series.
*WELLNESS TIP* Be sure you are really eating whole grains. "Whole" or "whole grain" should appear on the food label and be the first ingredient listed. Wheat flour and enriched flour are not whole grains. Whole grains, like oatmeal, are a better source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates than refined grains, like white rice.
Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to rmu.edu/events
Through Oct. 2: Colonial Theatre presents "Spring Awakening."
Oct. 4: Career Expo 2011
Oct. 5: DNP Panel Discussion
Oct. 5: LERA Dinner
Oct. 7: Sport Management Conference
Oct. 8: Homecoming
Oct. 13: School of Business Rande Somma Ethics Seminar
Friday, Sept. 30
Men's Soccer vs. Sacred Heart (4 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Saturday, Oct. 1
Women's Rowing @ 25th Annual Head of the Ohio Regatta (10 am/Downtown Pittsburgh; www.headoftheohio.org)
-2.6 mile course starts at Point State Park and runs northeast on Allegheny River; finishes at Washington's Landing
Women's Volleyball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Women's Ice Hockey vs. Windsor (2 pm/Island Sports Center/free)
Men's Ice Hockey vs. York (5:30 pm/Island Sports Center/free)
Sunday, Oct. 2
Women's Soccer vs. Sacred Heart (11 am/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Ice Hockey Blue-White Game (2 pm/Island Sports Center/free admission)
ON THE TUBE! -- Catch the RMU football game this Saturday at Monmouth live on PCNC and MSG+ HD at noon (tape delay rebroadcast on Monday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. in HD on Root Sports Pittsburgh).
FREE YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC — Hosted by the Robert Morris men's and women's basketball teams, along with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services (Sunday, Oct. 2, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sewall Center...kids of all ages welcome)
LOOKING AHEAD — Homecoming Pep Rally (Thursday, Oct. 6/Nicholson Center Food Court/noon-12:30 pm); Meet the Colonial Basketball Teams (Thursday, Oct. 20/Sewall Center/9 to 11 p.m.). Stay tuned for more details on both events!
Ice hockey is free for RMU students, faculty, and staff. For more ticket information go to rmucolonials.com