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Friday, October 30, 2015


-- RMU was ranked no. 24 in Nonprofit Colleges Online's list of Best Online master's in Information Technology: Students Before Profits Award 2015. The top programs were selected from accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities with objectively lower than average tuition cost and have ranked the programs according to their affordability. RMU was recognized for four degrees in the field of information technology: MS in Data Analytics, MS in IT Project Management, MS in Internet Information Systems, and MS in Information Security and Assurance.

-- Robert Morris University's Online MBA program ranked among The Best Online MBA Programs For 2015-2016 by The website collected and analyzed data from AACSB and the schools themselves. Scoring metrics include the number of online MBA concentrations available, student-faculty ratio, average GMAT score for accepted students, percentage of full-time faculty with a Ph.D., percentage of international students, availability of part-time enrollment, and online tuition.

-- Students in RMU’s Public Relations Society again impressed the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library Board members and the more than 300 members in attendance at the Sewickley Public Library's recent fundraising event, Savoring Sewickley.  The volunteers, advised by University Professor of Communication Ann Jabro, have 60 minutes to transform the library space to an intimate, dimly lit and magnificently decorated party. Eighteen restaurants set-up favorite dishes while two bars are built on opposite ends of the library. The students who participated were:

Sydney Roberts
Megan Barber
Yaser Kattoah
Evan Stiger
Ajariee Seigel
Kylee Reyes
Samantha Sektnan
Brittany McCartney 


-- The Vets Center would like to remind you that the 9th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 6 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the International Suite of Sewall Center. The guest speaker will be director of Hospitality Management and University Professor Denis Rudd. Reservations are required and must be sent to Heather Jericho at by the today, October 30.

-- Please be reminded that Town Hall meetings will be held next week in the International Suite of the Sewall Center on:
  • Monday, November 2  --  3-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3  --  9-11 a.m.
The content presented at both meetings will be the same, and President-elect Christopher Howard will attend to greet the RMU community.

-- Media Arts Visiting Artist and Scholar Program invites you to a screening of director Luca Guardabascio’s newest documentary film Capodarco e i Giovani: Prima del Futuro (Capodarco and the Youth: Before the Future).

At Christmastime in 1966, a small group of thirteen people with disabilities and a young priest, Don Franco Monterubbianesi, decided to start the adventure of a life together in an old abandoned mansion in Central Italy. Soon many other boys and girls and other young disabled volunteers joined them, choosing to live in the community. Today this community is present in various cities and regions of Italy and is committed to work for the benefit of the most marginalized social groups.

Tuesday, Nov. 3
Reception: 4:30 p.m., lobby of Wheatley Center
Film Screening: 5 p.m.
Q&A with with Luca Guardabascio and Don Franco Monterubbianesi: 5:45 pm, Wheatley 110

This event is free and open to the public

-- Everyone is invited to a Symposium on the 2016 Presidential Election on Wed., Nov. 4, in the International Suite in the Sewall Center. 

10-10:45 a.m. “The Electoral College” 
            Heather Rice, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Slippery Rock University

10:45-11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
            Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter and columnist

11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch and Discussion on the 2016 Race -- RSVP Required

  • Mike Coulter, Professor of Political Science, Grove City College 
  • Jay Cost, Writer for The Weekly Standard 
  • Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Assistant Professor of Political ScienceChatham University
  • Justin DePlato, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Robert Morris University
RSVP for the luncheon & keynote to Renee Augostine at The lunch is $5 per person paid at the door for non-students; students are free. All other sessions are free and open to the public.

-- 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. 30

Women's Soccer vs. Mount St. Mary's (2:30 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Women's Hockey vs. Syracuse (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!

Saturday, Oct. 31

Women's Hockey vs. Syracuse (3 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!

First 100 fans get a free knit cap thanks to Pepsi

Women's Volleyball vs. LIU Brooklyn (3 pm/Sewall Center/free admission) -- Halloween Costume Contest!

Sunday, Nov. 1

Women's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (11 am/North Athletic Complex/free admission) -- SENIOR DAY

Women's Volleyball vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (3 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)


...featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues Monday, Nov. 2 from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson 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.

GET IN THE GAME! The Robert Morris Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting an indoor soccer tournament this Sunday Nov. 1 from 7 pm-midnight at the RMU Island Sports Center Dome on Neville Island. All are welcome! Proceeds from the tournament will go toward a college fund that has been set up for the daughter of the late RMU Rowing Coach Midge McPhail. To register, visit

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