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Friday, February 14, 2014


-- The 25th annual Teaching Economics Conference  continues through Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Sewall Center.

-- RMU in the News has been updated with January's media coverage of the university. Check out why Kirstyn Kamig, Joe Angelelli, and Marcel Minutolo, among others, made the news last month.

-- Anthony Moretti, associate professor of communication, led five students to Nashville last week for the first Sports Reporting Workshop put on by the College Media Association. The students - Leah Fleischel, Chris Mueller, Bailey Neale, Haley Sawyer and Amy Shubilla - met with industry professionals during the conference, which was hosted by the Newseum Institute First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.


-- RMU is hosting a series of events to celebrate Black History Month in February. Of note:

Feb 15, Black History Month Concert Featuring Billy the Kid and the Regulators

Nicholson Center
7 p.m.

-- The RMU Media Arts gallery is excited to present its first juried faculty exhibition: Selections 2014, Feb. 13 through March 6. This year’s exhibition highlights the work of five faculty: Andrew Y. Ames, Michael DiLauro, William E. Kofmehl III, Ivette Spradlin, and Suzanne Watters. The selected works speak to the presence of the human being through representation that is either literal or implied, and each of the works clearly communicates personal and collective narratives.

All work was selected by guest juror Jen Saffron from a pool of entries by the media arts faculty. Saffron is a photographer, writer, curator, and educator of photography. Curating exhibitions in both the U.S. and abroad, Saffron most recently curated Behind Our Scenes, a photography show for SPACE Gallery that ran through January 2014. In an ongoing partnership with Czech photographer and curator Eva Heyd (Prague House of Photography), Saffron and Heyd co-curated Connecting Pittsburgh, an exhibition by Pittsburgh photographers that toured the Czech Republic in 2010. The sister exhibition to that show was CZECH IT, an exhibition of Czech avant-garde photography showcased at SPACE Gallery in 2009. As well as curatorial work, Saffron is a regular speaker and panelist, and is a contributing writer for Afterimage, the journal of media arts criticism. Saffron currently directs the communications for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and is adjunct faculty in the Communications Studies program at Grove City College. For her complete bio, see

Game Play: an Argument with Andrew Y. Ames Thursday, Feb. 27, noon to 2 p.m.
Screening: La Mia Strada – My Road with Michael DiLauro - TBA
Artist Talk: Monday, Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- The Pittsburgh Musical Theater, in association with Robert Morris University, will be presenting Les Miserables at the Byham Theater from March 27 through April 6. Les Miserables is the powerful tale of Jean ValJean and his life-long struggle for redemption. The show is directed by Coordinator of RMU Colonial Theater Ken Gargaro and choreographed by Colleen Petrucci with musical direction by Brent Alexander. Ticket prices start at $12.25 with half price tickets for any student.

Performance dates:

Thursday, March 27 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 28 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 29 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30 - 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 5 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 6 - 2:00 PM


Saturday, Feb. 15
Women's Basketball vs. C. Conn. State (1 p.m./Sewall Center/free)
Men's Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary's (4 p.m./Sewall Center/free)
Two games, one ticket price! First 1,000 fans get a foam finger thanks to Trib Total Media
Alumni Basketball Weekend (recognition halftime both games including hall of fame induction of '82 men's team)
Zeta Tau Alpha "Pink Out" both games (fundraising efforts in support of breast cancer awareness)
Orr's Jewelers Diamond Couple Contest finals! (one lucky couple will receive a pair of $2,000 earrings)
Men's Hockey vs. Niagara (7 p.m./84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/free)
Military Appreciation Night (free admission and $5 concession stand voucher for all military personnel)
Free shuttle between campus apartments and ISC for RMU students (first trip leaves @ 6:30 p.m., returns right after game)!

The national school pride competition, "NCAA 6th Fan," is underway. Vote prior to this Sunday, Feb. 16 to help RMU move on to the Sweet 16 and win $10,000 for our general scholarship fund. Check out this link: and vote!
THE RMU BASKETBALL COACH'S SHOW...With top Colonial Andy Toole continues Monday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry. You're invited to come out and listen, ask questions, and enjoy time spent with other Robert Morris fans! The show will air live on 970 AM ESPN.

THE RMU HOCKEY COACH'S SHOW...Featuring head man Derek Schooley continues this Wednesday (Feb. 19) at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Monroeville. Come on out and get the inside scoop on Colonial Hockey. The show airs live on 970 AM ESPN.

VOTE CODY FOR THE HOBEY! Junior forward Cody Wydo is RMU's nominee for college hockey's top individual honor -- the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Fan voting is happening right now at
Basketball and ice hockey are free for RMU faculty and staff. Go to for other ticketing information.

WELLNESS TIP -- For varicose veins, try horse chestnut, an herbal extract that's been shown in studies to strengthen veins and reduce swelling. The herb is also available in topical creams, though there's not as much evidence for these.


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