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The Minuteman

Friday, January 13, 2012


--RMU will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with next week with events throughout the week. Read about them here.

--Award-winning author and journalist Michael Pollan will speak at RMU at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the International Suite of the Sewall Center. He will also speak that evening as part of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series presented by Robert Morris University, at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh. Read more about Michael Pollan.

-- The RMU-produced documentary What Does Trouble Mean? Nate Smith's Revolution will be screened at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at theSummit Against Racism at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

--Remember that the Center for Global Engagement website includes the Earth Calendar, which features information each day about religious and national holidays across the globe. Please consider this a resource for learning about diverse religious and cultural celebrations.


--Jon Radermacher, associate professor and head of the Department of Media Arts, was recently elected vice president of the board of directors for the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Located in Pittsburgh's East End, the Pittsburgh Glass Center is a public access school, gallery, and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. As one of the top glass art centers in the world, it provides exceptional resources and instruction to expand the skills and knowledge of students as well as amateur and professional artists. Radermacher is one of only two of the center's board members who works in higher education.

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

Jan. 16-21, MLK Week (see item under News above)

January 17, Winter Blood Drive

January 18, Michael Pollan (see item under News above)

Friday, Jan. 13
*Men's Hockey vs. Holy Cross (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-Clearview Arena/free)

Saturday, Jan. 14
*Women's Basketball vs. Sacred Heart (4 pm/Sewall Center/free)
*Men's Basketball vs. Sacred Heart (7 pm/Sewall Center/free)
*Men's Hockey vs. Holy Cross (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-Clearview Arena/free)

Monday, Jan. 16
*Women's Basketball vs. Quinnipiac (7 pm/Sewall Center/free)


--Two RMU Women's Hockey Student-Athletes -- senior forward Brianna Delaney and junior goaltender Kristen DiCiocco -- are on the 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year Award ballot. Voting ends this Friday. Please vote at ASAP!

--RMU senior goaltender Brooks Ostergard is up for the 2012 Hobey Baker Award, and you can help him earn college hockey's top honor by voting between now and March 4 at so get on the site and vote!

--The race is on for the most prestigious individual honor in European basketball, as International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe has announced the nominees for its annual Player of the Year awards. Robert Morris University sophomore Artemis Spanou (Rhodes, Greece / Nea Smyrni (Greek National Team)) is one of 10 nominees for the FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year. Read more, and vote, here.

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