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Friday, October 19, 2012


-- Five BSN to DNP students at RMU have received Jonas Salk Fellowships from The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Careers Futures: Kristen Graziano; Emily Starn; Allison Pavlov; Jesse Hamitz-Shenk; and Gwen Harper. These prestigious fellowships are awarded based on the applicants' leadership, clinical expertise, and scholarship potential

-- Each fall, students in RMU's Sport Management Program organize the Susan Hofacre 5k Memorial Run on RMU's Moon Township campus. Proceeds from the race benefit the Susan Hofacre Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year's race takes place Saturday, Nov. 3. Susan Hofacre was the director of RMU's Sport Management Program and later athletic director, from 2000 to 2005, when she died of cancer. During her tenure as athletic director, Hofacre oversaw the addition of six new programs, including women's golf, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's ice hockey. She also oversaw the development of the new track and field at the RMU Island Sports Center and the construction of Joe Walton Stadium. Registration will take place from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the Joe Walton Stadium Plaza. The race will begin at Joe Walton Stadium at 9 a.m. For more information contact John Clark at ext. 3426 or


-- Communication Professor Rex Crawley has been awarded the 2012 Minority Achiever’s Award from Talk Magazine. The award recognizes Crawley's work with the Black Male Leadership Development Institute and his new position as endowed chair of the RMU Research Center on Black Male Educational Student Success. He will be recognized at the Talk Magazine Reception on tonight at the Holiday Inn University Place in Oakland. Crawley is also the assistant dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems.

-- Crawley will be a participant/panelist in a live town hall meeting broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, on WQED-TV focused on the portrayal and perception of African American men and boys. The town hall meeting is part of a multi-part series that explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result.

-- Karen Paullet, assistant professor of computer and information systems, delivered presentations on cyberstalking, computer security and Internet safety to two federal agencies in Washington, D.C. This past Monday she spoke at the Health Resources and Services Admninistration (HRSA), and the talk was webcast across the country to all of the agency's offices. The HRSA is the governing body which sets the regulations for all of the government health agencies in the United States. Paullet spoke the following day to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

-- Bob Arturo, director of hockey programs at the RMU Island Sports Center, is among the eighth class to be inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame. His achievements and personal commitment in making a difference in kids’ lives have earned him great success over the years. While living in Chicago, Arturo worked with Kids on Ice and ran Learn to Play Hockey programs for youth. He owned and published a newspaper called ChicagoLand Hockey, and worked as hockey director for Orland Park Ice Arena before he came to the ISC.

You're Invited

-- Father Godfrey Nzamujo, founder of the Songhai Centre in the African nation of Benin, will present a lecture titled: The Synergies of Ecosystems of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Organizations, and the Importance of IT Centers in Sustainable Organizations: The Songhai Model.  The 45-minute presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Screening Room (110) of the Wheatley Center. Faculty members teaching on Monday evening are encouraged to bring your entire class. The Songhai Centre promotes sustainable entrepreneurship and agriculture among Africans.

 -- The Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta invite you to the fifth annual faculty/student Creepy Conference from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Sewall Center Dining Room C. Join faculty and students for an evening of Gothic entertainment including original storytelling, folklore, and discussion of vampires, zombies, witches, and The Slender Man.

-- Rooney Visiting International Scholar Gertrude Matshe will present "Born on the Continent: Ubuntu" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Rogal Family Chapel. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVP to Rick Moslen at ext. 2151 or

Friday, Oct. 19
Field Hockey vs. Quinnipiac (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Women's Ice Hockey vs. Yale (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena-Girl Scout Night/free admissions)

*Free student shuttle to and from the Island Sports Center, thanks to the RMU Athletic Department, starting at 6:30 pm. Pickup between Lexington and Concord Halls. Dropoff at ISC main entrance. All fans -- stick around after the game and Skate with the Colonials ($2.50 to rent skates from ISC front desk, free if you bring your own). Shuttle returns to campus after Skate with the Colonials. Sign up in the arena for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Empty Net Challenge first intermission!

Saturday, Oct. 20
Football vs. C. Conn. State (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
*22nd Annual Hall of Fame Day Presented by Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport
*Inductees -- Stephanie Kuhn (track), Keri Meyer (softball), Darcey Miller (volleyball), Chris Shovlin (Radio Voice of the Colonials) and Ray Thomas (football)
*"Think Pink" (support the sorority sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha in their efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research)
*Free food on the stadium plaza at halftime for RMU students under the tent (presented by Center for Student Success and Multicultural Student Services)
*Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime!
*Quarter-break ceremonies recognizing the '12 Northeast Conference Championship Men's Lacrosse Team and our Spring '12 NEC Scholar-Athletes
Women's Ice Hockey vs. Princeton (4:05 pm/Island Sports Center-84 Lumber Arena/free admission)
*Sign up in the arena for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal Credit Union Empty Net Challenge first intermission!

Sunday, Oct. 21
Field Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committees from Robert Morris and Duquesne are hosting their 2nd Annual Food Drive when the two schools' football teams lock horns at Joe Walton Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 pm. In advance of that, RMU SAAC reps will be distributing a flyer at this upcoming Saturday's home football game against C. Conn. State to remind fans about the Nov. 3 initiative. If you can't make the Nov. 3 game, we will be accepting donations of both cash and food this Saturday and then again on Nov. 3. All items collected will be donated to the West Hills Food Pantry here in Moon Township.

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