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Friday, February 13, 2015

NEWS

-- The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has selected two RMU students as the winners of IIA's 2014 Outstanding Student Award competition: Junior accounting major Wes Moore and senior accounting major Kyle Neff. Moore is enrolled in the University Honors Program and Neff is pursuing a master's degree in information science as part of the university's integrated bachelor's/master's program. Moore and Neff were the first and second place winners, respectively. Moore received a $1,000 scholarship and Neff won a $500 scholarship.

-- The 26th annual Teaching Economics Conference runs through Feb. 14, and features keynote speaker Robert H. Frank, economics professor at Cornell University and author of the New York Times regular "Economic Scene" column. Frank will speak at 7:15 tonight, Feb. 13, in the International Suite of the Sewall Center. For more information on the conference go to http://sbus.rmu.edu/economics-legal-studies/econ-conf.

-- Rune, the Robert Morris University literary magazine, invites you to submit your photography, art, poetry, short fiction, and drama. You can submit up to three pieces. Word limits: poetry, 500 words; fiction and drama, 750 words. 

Formats: submit art and photography as .JPEG files; submit poetry, fiction, or drama as .doc or .docx files. Submit all files as attachments to rune@mail.rmu.edu

If your piece is selected, you may be invited to read or present at the Rune release party in April.

Deadline for submissions: March 13, 2015. 

YOU'RE INVITED

-- You are cordially invited to participate in the many wonderful programs at RMU in honor of Black History Month this February. The Black History Month Committee is offering multiple opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to participate in engaging conversations, unique program experiences, and fellowship with members of the Robert Morris University community. You can follow @RMulticultural on Twitter for updates on events, facts, and programs for the month. See a complete calendar of events.  

-- The Women's History Month Committee has selected The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as the title for an upcoming book club discussion being held in conjunction with our celebration of Women's History Month this March. We invite you to join us for our Kick-Off Event on Tuesday, Feb. 17  from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the School of Education and Social Science Conference Room (Nicholson Center, 4th Floor).  Light refreshments and copies of the book will be provided. Readers are invited to again join us for a special discussion on the book to be held on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ferry Room (Massey Hall). Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact womenshistory@rmu.edu with any questions about the program.

-- Robert Morris University’s Colonial Theatre proudly presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Bare, a musical cherished by the millennial generation. The show tackles a dynamic set of issues ranging from sexual orientation, drug abuse, peer pressure and religion. Through a varied and courageous rock score, Bare achieved cult status as a production questioning the future of a new generation. With the transitioning Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Bare’s performance is as timely now as in 2004 when it premiered Off-Broadway.

Tickets are $10 for RMU faculty and staff or $5 for students if purchased ahead of time through Student Life. Show times are as follows:

Friday, Feb. 13 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15 - 2 p.m.

ATHLETICS

Friday, Feb. 13
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)

Saturday, Feb. 14
Men's Lacrosse vs. Bellarmine (11 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Men's Basketball vs. C. Conn. State (noon/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.comfree for RMU students and employees)
Speed Dating Event Pregame Presented by Orr's Jewelers
Halftime: RMU Dance Team "Dancer Day" performance; Sewickley Valley YMCA Youth Basketball Scrimmage

Women's Hockey vs. RIT (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.comfree for RMU students and employees)
Senior Day; First 100 fans get a team trading card set courtesy of Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel

Women's Basketball vs. C. Conn. State (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.comfree for RMU students and employees)
All fans receive a team trading card set presented by Dick's Sporting Goods

Monday, Feb. 16
Women's Basketball vs. LIU Brooklyn (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.comfree for RMU students and employees)
First 100 fans receive a replica team jersey compliments of Giant Eagle
Special halftime performance by the RMU Little Colonials Precision Ballhandling Team

SPECIAL $1 TICKET OFFER! Print and give to friends to use at this Saturday's basketball doubleheader!

RMU COACHES SHOWS featuring Robert Morris head men's basketball coach Andy Toole takes place every Monday and featuring head men's hockey coach Derek Schooley takes place every Tuesday and are broadcast live on 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh.