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The Minuteman

Friday, October 28, 2011


-- Get your costume ready and practice your dance moves for the Fourth Annual RMU + United Way Halloween Happy Hour, 3 to 5 p.m, Monday, Oct. 31, at Massey Mansion (Massey Hall First Floor Lobby & Ferry Room). Enjoy beer, wine, hot cider and other seasonal treats! Enter our costume contest! Channel your inner pop star and be part of our Thriller flash mob group dance! RSVP to, and go to today to make your pledge.

Give to the United Way between now and Monday, and earn a chance to win raffle prizes including an autographed Steelers jersey … a Kindle Fire … a FREE PARKING SPACE FOR ONE YEAR. United Way donors who attend the Hallownee Happy Hour get an extra raffle ticket. In addition to making your pledge online through the Faculty/Staff web page, you can also fill out a paper form at the PR office on the second floor of Lafayette Center.

-- RMU's bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration was recently ranked #5 in The Best Colleges' Top 10 Bachelor of Health Management and Health Administration Degree Programs of 2011-12. The Best Colleges' ranking is “based on publicly available data evaluated according to several different criteria, including reputation,accreditation, student satisfaction, ratio of students to instructors, and tuition.” RMU’s program made the list due to its professional-orientation and a hands-on approach that provides students with the comprehensive knowledge and leadership skills they need to succeed in the modern health care industry. Read more about this achievement.

-- Debra J. Borkovich, a third year student in the D.Sc. program, won the Jay Liebowitz Outstanding Student Research Award for the International Association for Computer Information Systems fall conference held in Mobile, Ala. Her paper, "The Social Science of Data Warehousing: Its Ever-Evolving Corporate Culture," reviewed the impact and influence of a corporate culture approach to data warehousing.


-- Three RMU faculty members participated as presenters recently at the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Adminstration annual conference. Darcy Tannehill, vice president of online and off-campus programs, along with assistant Vice President Anthony Petroy, gave a presentation titled "Academic Integrity and the Assessment of Online Programs." Darlene Motley, associate dean of the School of Business, took part in a panel discussion titled "Graduate Programs: Building a Sense of Community Among Busy MBA Students; MBA Course Delivery: Online vs. Hybrid vs. Neither; Strategies on Providing Career Assistance to MBA Students."

-- Hyla Willis, associate professor of media arts, will be among several artists featured in the exhibition Quick Response: Digitally from Denver to Sewickley, at the Sewickley Arts Initiative, 541 Beaver Street. The opening reception takes place tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Quick Response is a is a virtual exhibition, in which visitors view only QR codes in the exhibition space and in store windows around Sewickley. The codes then direct the visitor, via a smart phone, hand-held device, or iPad, to a survey of contemporary art by Denver artists, originally curated by Eric Matelski and exhibited at The MacSpa. The exhibition also will be open Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*WELLNESS TIP* See your doctor if you think you have acid reflux. Symptoms include persistent heartburn, pain in the chest, or hoarseness in the morning. Lifestyle changes and/or medication can help heal your esophagus and avoid serious complications.

Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to

Oct. 31: Halloween Happy Hour (see item under News above)

Nov. 2: Women of RMU

Nov. 4:
Ph.D. The Movie

Nov. 5: Susan Hofacre Run

Nov. 5: Write Now! Workshop for Nurses

Friday, Oct. 28
*Men's Soccer vs. Monmouth (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Saturday, Oct. 29
*Women's Rowing (Robert Morris Invitational/9 am/Glenwillard Boat Club - Crescent Township)
-Schools scheduled to join the Colonials are Carnegie Mellon, Mercyhurst, West Virginia, Pitt and Duquesne

*Football vs. Sacred Heart (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
-Halloween Costume Contest Presented by Pizza Roma (find the table on the plaza to register; winners revealed end of 1st quarter!)
-Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Quarterback Challenge at halftime!
 -RMU student halftime tent featuring free food and soft drinks thanks to RMU Student Program Board on the Joe Walton Stadium Plaza

*Volleyball vs. Long Island (3 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Sunday, Oct. 30
*Field Hockey vs. Monmouth (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

*Men's Soccer vs. Mount St. Mary's (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission) 

*Volleyball vs. St. Francis-NY (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Monday, Oct. 31
*Men's Basketball vs. Wheeling Jesuit (7 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

NOTE: Soccer, field hockey and volleyball matches feature special promotions and giveaways from Wendy's and Primanti's!

Ice hockey, football, and basketball are free for RMU students, faculty, and staff. For more ticket information go to