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Friday, September 4, 2015


-- Senior Paul Wintruba of RMU Sentry Media was named as a finalist for "Best Portrait" in the College Media Association's Pinnacle Awards for his pictures of former RMU football player Antwan Eddie. Winners will be announced at CMA's fall convention in Austin, Texas, in late October. See all pictures from the photo shoot here.

-- Three RMU manufacturing engineering students have won the 2014-15 Myrtle and Earle Walker Scholarships given by the SME Education Foundation. The scholarships went to senior Michael Beamer and sophomores Charles Foisy-Gallagher and Sharon Nelson.

-- RMU is now on Periscope, a smart device app that allows users to watch live streams of events happening on campus. If you can't make it to an event, like Homecoming for instance, just jump on Periscope and follow "RMU." Here's how you do it:

1. Download the Periscope app for your Apple or Android device.
2. Login using your Twitter information. If you don't have Twitter, use your phone number.
3. Click the “People” tab located on the bottom right of the screen.
4. Click the magnifying glass on the top left of the screen and search “RMU.” Click on the Robert Morris Univ. profile, which will look like the image below, and “Follow” it. 
5. Once you are following RMU, click on the “Watch Live” button, located on the bottom left of your screen. Once the live feed begins, it will appear in this window and you can join in on it.

Periscope Screenshots


-- English Professor John Lawson will have his dramatic monologues "Wesley" and "Harden" produced at Carlow University's Antonian Theater at 8 p.m. from Sept. 24-26 as part of Carlow's "Practicing Monologamy" event. The monologues represent two opposite perspectives on poverty: Wesley is a street person who has experienced persecution as a result of his impoverished condition; Harden is a downtown store-owner who is worried that his clientele is being scared away by all the poor people in the neighborhood. An exceprt from "Wesley":

Back when I was growin’ up, I’d see guys like me sleepin’ on the street, on benches at bus stops, in alleys, clothes all filthy, just like these: look at this; see the way the cloth kinda sticks to you after a few weeks of walkin’ around?  Ah, you get used to it.  You can get used to anything.  When I was a kid, I was scared of guys like me: come up tryin’ to panhandle a dime, a nickel, your lunch money, whatever they can talk you out of.  But I stopped bein’ scared, started feelin’ sorry for ‘em.  They don’t do no harm to nobody.  Never realized I’d turn into one myself.


-- Please join Interim President and Provost David Jamison for a campus-wide mixer to bring faculty, students and staff together for another year of changing lives at Robert Morris University.

4:30-5:30 P.M.
Walton Plaza

Soft drinks and snacks provided. Please RSVP here.

-- Please join us for the seventh annual De La Gente Festival in collaboration with RMU Athletics and the RMU football team for the home opener on Saturday, Sept. 5. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and feature our multicultural student organizations, games, activities, raffles and RMU Radio. Join us as we kick off the football season with free food, fun and games! For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services at

-- RMU and Heritage Valley Health System will host the “What’s On Your Plate?” Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo in the Sewall Center Arena Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a collaboration of Heritage Valley’s Community Health Services Department and the RMU Office of Student and Civic Engagement, and it is coordinated by RMU senior management student Bobby Catley. The free event will include live cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, live fitness demonstrations, free food and product samples, and also the chance to win door prizes. Those attending the health and wellness expo can visit one of the more than 55 featured exhibitors. Catley also coordinated the expo last year and when he was a senior at Hopewell High School. His devotion to public service has earned him the Pittsburgh Penguins Humanitarian Award and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.  

-- The Rooney International Visiting Scholar Program in cooperation with the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science would like to invite you to The Rooney House on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 pm, to welcome Majid Hashemipour, this semester’s Rooney Scholar. Hashemipour holds degrees from Warwick University in Britain and Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. His professional interests include manufacturing technology, computer integrated manufacturing, and manufacturing systems engineering. He has served as head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at EMU as well as vice rector for technical administration and international affairs. Hashemipour is accompanied by his wife Shadi Hashemipour, who holds a Ph.D. from Warwick University. Refreshments will be served.


  • Welcome Party - Friday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. at All Star Sports Bar and Grill
  • Campus Tours - Saturday, Sept. 19, Noon
  • Tailgate Alley - Saturday, Sept 19., Opens at noon
  • Reunion Years Reception - Saturday, Sept. 19, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Alumni Zone - Saturday, Sept. 19, Opens at 2:30 p.m.
  • Football game - Saturday Sept. 19, Kick-off at 3 p.m.  
-- "Selections 2015", the first exhibition of the year by the RMU Department of Media Arts, runs through Sept. 24 in the Media Arts Gallery in the Wheatley Center. The year exhibition highlights the work of four faculty members,: Professor Christine Holtz, Assistant Professor Cigdem Slankard and part-time faculty members, Jessica Kalmar and Lauren Zito. By featuring the work of just four faculty, the size of our beautiful gallery enables us to show a small body of work by each faculty member, representing one aspect of their current professional practice research profile. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.


Friday, Sept. 4
Men's Soccer vs. St. Peter's (4 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Saturday, Sept. 5 (gates open @ 10:30 am)
Football vs. Dayton (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/tickets 412-397-4949 or
First 1,000 fans receive a free schedule magnet thanks to Clearview Federal Credit Union
Free schedule poster to all fans postgame compliments of RMU Corporate Champions
Free RMU student admission with Freedom Card -- tickets at student tailgate tent on plaza -- $5 RMU faculty/staff at kiosk
RMU students--pick up your Colonial Crazies t-shirt under the student tailgate tent while supplies last before going into game!
Join in the RMU Office of Multicultural Affairs' De La Gente celebration 10am-noon on access road behind Sewall Center!
Special quarter break recognition ceremonies for 2015 RMU Golf Team and 2014 Colonial Men's Soccer Squad
Free halftime food on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by Colonial Crazies)
Sunday, Sept. 6...
Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Illinois (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)