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Friday, October 16, 2015


-- Robert Morris University will host its 12th annual Sport Management Conference this Friday, Oct. 16, at the Sewall Center. The conference gives students a valuable opportunity to network and get career advice from some of the nation's top sports executives. Murray Cohn '88, vice president of team ticket sales for the NBA, will energize the crowd with an opening address starting at 8:45 a.m. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is sports marketing guru Dan Migala, founding partner of the Property Consulting Group and publisher of The Migala Report. Three RMU sport management graduates will also be inducted into the RMY Sport Management Hall of Fame. 

-- The RMU Actuarial Science Program is hosting its 13th annual Actuarial Career Day (co-sponsored by Nationwide Financial) this Friday, Oct. 16, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel. This event provides an opportunity for all students interested in actuarial careers to interact exclusively with local and national actuarial employers. The event is open to all and students from RMU as well as 26 other colleges from all over the country are participating. In addition to five local actuarial employers, the job fair also includes a wide variety of insurance and benefit consulting companies from the midwest and eastern seaboard. Among the participants are Aetna, Cigna, and Highmark in the healthcare sector, and Nationwide, Progressive, State Farm, Mass Mutual, New York Life and Erie Insurance in the life and general insurance fields.

-- Students in University Professor Ann Jabro's Communication Seminar class are hosting, "Cards and Packages for the Cavalry," a fundraiser for men and women in the military currently serving overseas. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all are invited to the Nicholson Center lobby to build care packages and sign holiday cards that will be sent to our veterans through the Military Connections organization. Free baked goods will be available to those who participate. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Anthony DeSimone at 412-508-9726 or Audyre Gardner at 412-849-7682.  


-- A book by Daniel Short, associate professor of environmental science, restores credit to a pioneering Pittsburgh industrial designer for building the Unisphere, the architectural centerpiece of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Short wrote Unisphere: Symbol of the 1964-1965 New York’s World Fair after discovering that relatively little has been written about the iconic structure, often featured as a New York City landmark in movies and TV. Much of what has been documented about the structure’s origins deny credit to the man who ultimately designed it, Peter Muller-Munk (1904-1967), a German immigrant who moved to Pittsburgh after working for several years in New York City. The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh will feature the works of Muller-Munk at an exhibition opening Nov. 21, Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk


-- The Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta invite you to the 8th Annual Creepy Conference in the Wheatley Atrium from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 28. Attendees will hear presentations on creepy topics from folklore to history, from crime to internet and TV. The event isfree to the public and all students will receive SET credit for attending. Dr. Sylvia Pamboukian will be this year's faculty presenter. Her talk links Harry Potter novels and the history of medicine, particularly practices common in medieval and early modern practice. Other presenters include:
  • Denni Claycomb - “Fayette City Folklore”
  • Savanah Buhite - “Cryptozoology”
  • Yukihi Suzuki - “Ugly Side of Beauty”
  • Taylar McCoy - “Parasomnia”
  • Matt Schibler - “Aokigahara: Suicide Forest”
  • Katie Bell - “Russian Sleep Experiment” 
-- The School of Education and Social Sciences invites you to the Celebration of Women Luncheon on Friday, October 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Sewall Center. The featured speaker will be Carrie Tancraitor, consultant and researcher for the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, who will be presenting Myth-busting: The Sources of the Gender Wage Gap. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Renee Augostine at by Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event is free but donations to the women's scholarship fund are appreciated. 

-- The Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery is hosting an interactive exhibition, Beyond the Obvious—Poetry and Photography by Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky, through Nov. 20. Visitors can view the photographs and poems on display as well as participate actively in the show by creating images and poems of their own inspired by the work of Daniels and Brodsky. The exhbition is free and open to the public, and the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more info on Daniels and Brodsky click here.


Friday, Oct. 16
Men's Hockey vs. Air Force (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Free schedule poster (compliments of RMU Corporate Champions) and schedule magnet (Mario's Restaurant)
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!
Free continuous student shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 6-10 pm!

Saturday, Oct. 17
Men's Hockey vs. Air Force (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!
Skate with the Colonials after the game (free with own skates, $2.50 to rent from ISC front desk)

...featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak takes the team's bye week off and resumes next Monday (Oct. 19) from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Canonsburg/Southpointe at 8 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Banaszak are your hosts! The show airs live Mondays during the football season on the radio flagship for RMU Football, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh and at the iheart media app on your mobile device.

During the Oct. 24 football game against Duquesne (6 pm kickoff), the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) of Robert Morris and Duquesne, while waging a friendly competition, are partnering to collect items for the West Hills Food Pantry in Moon and the Jubilee Soup Kitchen in Pittsburgh. Donations will be collected on the Joe Walton Stadium Plaza near the ticket kiosk prior to the game. Make a donation there and receive an individual ticket at our group discount rate (up to $4 off). RMU faculty/staff -- donate and get into the game for free! Please help RMU win both on and off the field!

RMU CHEERLEADING...will be holding a try-out for basketball season. Applicants should have prior stunting experience. Try-out Monday, Oct. 19, Yorktown Hall, 6-7:30 pm. Try-out positions for all-girl and co-ed teams for basketball season. All applicants must sign a waiver, have health insurance, be a current student with a minimum of 12 credits, and if named to the team, be screened by the athletic training office. Waivers available at try-out. If under 18 years of age, waiver must be signed by Parent/guardian. For more information, email

CONSOL Energy Center is currently on sale with two-day packages for the only college hockey event of its kind in the city of Pittsburgh.  They've protected inventory for each of the schools in their fan sections.  Please use this link for the RMU seating section:

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