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Friday, February 26, 2016

NEWS

-- The RMU Board of Trustees has elected as its new chair Richard J. Harshman '78, the chairman, president, and CEO of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated. Harshman succeeds Gary Claus '74, who has completed two 3-year terms as chair. Claus is a a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is currently the managing director of the Jade Group, an executive search firm. Harshman’s election is effective as of Feb. 19. Carrie Coghill '08, president and CEO of Coghill Investment Strategies, was elected vice-chair. Read the entire story here.

-- The Department of Accounting and Taxation had two student teams enter the 2015 IAA University Internal Audit Case Competition. One of our teams was awarded first place among a field of 20 student teams from area universities. Michael McCoy, Amanda Choma, and Danielle Silofau were a part of the winning team, with appreciation to faculty advisers Victoria Fratto and Jacob Peng. Two RMU students were also recognized for their personal achievements. Honors student Katie Abramowich has been awarded the IIA Outstanding Accounting Student Achievement Award of $500, while McCoy received the 2015 IIA Pittsburgh Chapter Student Service Award of $300 and has been elected to a one-year term on the IIA Pittsburgh Chapter College and University Relations Committee.

-- Four RMU students won a Bronze Telly Award in the new Student Online Video category for their work on "Hail to RMU." Taking home the prize was Alec Balenciaga, junior media arts major; Haley Sawyer, who graduated in 2015 with a communication degree; Nick Milliron, a sophomore media arts student; and Ben Cole, who is earning a master's degree in higher education.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Ferris Crane, associate professor of media arts, has been selected as one of five presenters at a Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE) meeting focusing on 4D and graphic design at West Virginia Wesleyan College today (Feb. 26.) At least 21 institutions will be represented. Her presentation will be based on her paper, "Graphic Design with Time Based Projects and Sequential Thinking." The topic has created much interest as departments are redesigning their foundations programs to support more integrated programs that previously have been siloed.  

-- ResearchGate recognized an article published by Maria Kalevitch, dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, for exceeding 100 reads on its web site. The article was published in the Journal of Teaching and Education and was titled “Living-Learning Community In Support Of Stem Education: A Quantitative And Qualitative Study Of The NSF STEM Scholar Cohort (2009-2013) At Robert Morris University.” The article examined the experiences of students in RMU’s S-STEM Scholars Program. Kalevicth co-authored the article with six RMU colleagues: Paul Badger, Gregory Holdan, Arif Sirinterlikci, Cheryl Maurer, George Semich, and James Bernauer. 

-- Michael Quigley, assistant professor of Organizational Leadership, participated in the National Council of Teachers of English African American "Read-In" at the Pitt Falk Laboratory School. The African American Read In was started by the NCTE Black Caucus in 1989 and is hosted by schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, and community and professional organizations during Black History month. During the regularly scheduled assembly time, Falk students in grades three through five partnered with their kindergarten through second grade "reading buddies" and read books by and about African Americans. In the sixth grade, Quigley read an excerpt from Walking Proud: The Story of Carter G. Woodson

YOU'RE INVITED

-- The Center for Global Engagement and the RMU Library will co-host a First-Tuesday Global Get-Together event in March. The event will take place Tuesday, March 1 in the RMU Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All are encouraged to attend! More details forthcoming! 

-- By popular demand, the Center for Documentary Production and Study and the Department of Media Arts is holding a second screening of Another Planet (2008) by director Ferenc Moldoványi on Wednesday, March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Hopwood Hall. Moldoványi is the Spring 2016 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker and is teaching a documentary production class this semester in addition to finishing his newest documentary. That film will also be part of his dissertation for his doctorate in liberal arts (DLA) at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Hungary.

-- RMU Media Arts Gallery in the Wheatley Center is hosting "Looking at Appalachia" through March 11. This traveling exhibition features various photographers’ images taken of the region to explore the diversity of Appalachia. During President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, Appalachia was often photographed, defining Appalachia as one of the poorest areas of the nation. This project looks at Appalachia fifty years after the war to establish a visual counter point to many stereotypes about the region.

WEEKEND SPORTS

Friday, Feb. 26...
Women's Lacrosse vs. Niagara (3 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
Game 1 - Best of 3 College Hockey America Tournament Quarterfinals
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Saturday, Feb. 27 (Free student hockey shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 2-10 pm!)...
Men's Lacrosse vs. High Point (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
Game 2 - Best of 3 College Hockey America Tournament Quarterfinals
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!
Men's Hockey vs. Canisius (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
Senior Night (pregame). Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Sunday, Feb. 28...
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
Game 3 (if necessary) - Best of 3 College Hockey America Tournament Quarterfinals
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!

Monday, Feb. 29...
Women's Basketball vs. Saint Francis U. (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)
The first 100 fans receive a team trading card set thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods
Stick around afterward for a ceremony honoring Coach Sal's last regular season home game
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!

RMU BASKETBALL COACHES SHOW...featuring Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole continues Monday, Feb. 29 from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson, but it will tape this week at noon. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Toole bring you up to date on all things Colonial Basketball! The show airs each Monday through March 14 on the flagship station for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Media mobile app.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW...featuring Colonial head man Derek Schooley continues this Tuesday (March 1) from The Sharp Edge Bistro (510 Beaver Street/Sewickley) at 6 pm. Come out and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey from the coach as well as radio color analyst Mike Prisuta. The show airs live each Tuesday from now through March 8 on the radio home for RMU Hockey, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Media mobile app.

HOBEY BAKER TIME!...Three Colonials are up for college hockey's top individual award. They are Brandon Denham, Greg Gibson and Zac Lynch. Fan voting is going on right now so please visit www.hobeybaker.com and cast your ballot today!

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