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The Minuteman

Friday, January 20, 2012


-- Mike Boylan, a junior computer and information systems major, will speak at the MacIT Conference next week in San Francisco. Boylan and Rich Trouton of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will give a presentation titled "Out with the Old, In with the New" about time-saving modular methods for imaging for Mac lab managers and Mac system administrators. Boylan is a Presidential Scholar, president of the Student Information Technology Advisory Council, and is in a co-op program with the RMU Enterprise Systems Server team.

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

*EDITOR'S NOTE* The Minuteman will be published a day early next week, on Thursday, Jan. 26. Any item that you wish to be included in the Minuteman should be sent to by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Normal publication schedule will resume the following week, on Friday, Feb. 3.

*WELLNESS TIP* Be an active partner in your health care. Prepare for your doctor visits by making a list of questions beforehand, asking the most important ones first. Speak honestly to your doctor and be assertive.


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

January 27, MBA Night at the PSO

Friday, Jan. 20

*Women's Hockey vs. #5 Mercyhurst (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-Clearview Arena/free)

-Sign up between Sections 6 & 8 for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Federal Credit Union Trivia Challenge!
-First intermission performance featuring the Steel City Blades synchronized skating team
-Between periods promotional contests feature prizes from Eat'n Park and Wendy's plus cash
-Check out the Hat Trick Club all game long for great food and drink specials
-Stay after the game and "Skate with the Colonials"! (free with own skates, $2.50 to rent from ISC front desk) 

PLEASE VOTE -- 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! Also, Colonial sophomore forward Artemis Spanou is a nominee for the 2011 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe young women's player of the year. You've got until Jan. 31 to cast your vote on behalf of the Rhodes, Greece, native at

CONGRATULATIONS! -- Two Robert Morris hockey players (Brianna Delaney and Furman South) have been nominated for this year's BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award for their community outreach efforts. Finalists for the award will be announced later this month and the winner will be named at the NCAA® Men's Frozen Four® in Tampa in April.

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