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The Minuteman

Friday, October 5, 2012


-- Check out RMU in the News for a round-up of September's news coverage.

-- Students in RMU's Media Arts – Graphic Design concentration won 19 awards, including Best of Category, at the Graphic Arts Association’s Neographics Awards Exhibition and Ceremony at the Union League in Philadelphia in May. The awards were given in the Neographics: The Power of Print student category. RMU's students won Franklin Awards of Excellence for their advertising posters, packaging, and typeface designs. Deb Ostrander won Best of Category – Student for her poster entitled “Vote!” All students were members of Associate Professor Ferris Crane’s classes in Introduction to Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, and Design Studio II.

Students winning Franklin Awards of Excellence include Samantha Walnoha, Brittany Hoskins, Tyler Donovan, Shannon Barnes, Zac Brittner, Kurt Novack, Casey Stephens, Latifya Whitehead, and Jessica Gierczynski for packaging; Ashley Slifko, Tayler Brunett, and Casey Stephens for posters; and Alena Landon, Ryan Kotar, Anastasia Lanz, Jessica Gierczynski, and Adam Petras for typefaces.

The Neographics competition includes design work from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Work is judged by representatives from the design, printing, and specialty production industries. 


-- David Bennett's photo, "Sunset Paddle," was selected as a finalist from more than 1,400 submissions to the Visit Pittsburgh Photo Competition. Bennett is a systems libraran and associate professor of learning resources. Voting is by the public at Click on VOTE and choose "Sunset Paddle." The voting continues through 5 p.m. on Oct. 8.

-- The National Education Advisory Committee of the Printing Industries of America, based in Sewickley, an organization with over 1 million members, invited Associate Professor of Media Arts Ferris Crane to contribute her expertise about the state of contemporary design education at a recent meeting. It was an opportunity to talk about the state of the industry, industry needs and the challenges of national level programming. The meeting was held in conjunction with the National Board of Directors’ Meeting. Attending were printers and affiliates from the United States and Canada. The trade group also is funding Crane's attendance at a three-day conference in Chicago, Oct. 6-9. The event includes two days of industry updates, attendance at the teachers’ conference and entry to GraphExpo, a huge state-of-the-art technology exhibition about different forms of printing, foiling, binding, thermography and production of specialty packaging.

You're Invited!

-- Colonial Theatre presents The Who's Tommy, directed by Ken Gargaro, through Oct. 7 in Massey Theater. The show is at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets cost $10 each and can be reserved in advance.

-- Rooney Visiting International Scholar Gertrude Matshe will give a presentation titled “Zimbabwe: The Crucible that Forged Me" from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the International Suite of the Sewall Center. Lunch will be served. Matshe will present "Born on the Continent: Ubuntu" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Rogal Family Chapel. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVP to Rick Moslen at ext. 2151 or

-- If, inexplicably, you missed Celebration2, you might not have seen Reframing Research, an exhibition of creative work by faculty in the Department of Media Arts, on display in the gallery at the Wheatley Center. The exhibition runs through Oct. 11.

Friday, Oct. 5

Men's Soccer vs. St. Francis-NY (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Saturday, Oct. 6
Women's Rowing Head of the Ohio Regatta (8 am/Washington's Landing Downtown Pittsburgh/ )
Women's Tennis vs. Oberlin (noon/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Women's Volleyball vs. St. Francis-NY (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission/Alumni Day)

Sunday, Oct. 7

Women's Soccer vs. C. Conn. State (11 am/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Field Hockey vs. Rider (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Men's Soccer vs. C. Conn. State (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Women's Volleyball vs. LIU Brooklyn (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Men's Hockey vs. Wilfred Laurier (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free
Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9...
Women's & Men's RMU Colonial Golf Classic (8 am/Club at Shadow Lakes/Hopewell Township/free admission)

THREE RIVERS CLASSIC...On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28 and 29, the RMU men's hockey team will be joined by Penn State, Miami University and Ohio State at the inaugural Three Rivers Classic in CONSOL Energy Center. Colonial fans, here's your chance for special presale access to two-day ticket packages! Visit ASAP! Use the password COLONIAL and sit with other RMU fans in either section 103, 104 or 105.

Football and ice hockey are free for RMU faculty, staff, and students. For other ticket prices, go to