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Friday, September 09, 2011

NEWS

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Today, Sept. 9, a 9/11 Remembrance Program will be held in the Ann and Alvin Rogal Family Chapel, from noon to 1 p.m. The program will provide members of the campus community an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, rural Pennsylvania, and in the War on Terror. The focus of the program is to remember the lives lost as well as the heroism displayed and the American spirit that triumphed.

RMU also is participating once again in the 9/11: Never Forget Project. The project features an American Flag Memorial on the Nicholson Center lawn consisting of 2,977 American flags, each flag representing a person murdered in the terrorist attacks. The 443 larger flags represent the number of police officers, paramedics, and firefighters killed on 9/11 as well as the passengers and crew members of Flight 93.  In addition, ten 12” x 18” flags commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and four 2’x3’ flags serve as a memorial to the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the crash site in Shanksville. The 9/11 Remembrance Program and the American Flag Memorial are sponsored by the Army ROTC and the RMU Chapter of the College Republicans.

Members of the RMU Community are also invited to attend a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11. In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company, in cooperation with the township, will dedicate a steel artifact from the World Trade Center to stand in honor of those who lost their lives in the terror attacks. The dedication will take place on Sunday, September 11th at the Moon Township Memorial Garden, 1000 Beaver Grade Road at 10 a.m.  For more information about the ceremony, please contact Fire Marshal Charlie Belgie at 412-262-5004.

-- RMU will be holding its Annual Fall Blood Drive in partnership with Central Blood Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Jefferson Center. Our goal is to collect 50 units and we need your help. Donating blood can change a life - by saving it! If you would like to pre-register for a specific time please call or email Jess Mann, RMU's new volunteer service coordinator. You can reach her at 412-397-3835 or mann@rmu.edu.  Walk-ins are also welcome! The entire donation process should take less than one hour.  Not only will your participation help save lives, it will also model active community engagement for our students.

-- The most recent edition of RMU in the News is now online.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Engineering Professor Arif Sirinterlikci co-authored a chapter, "Automation and Robotics in Processes" in Instrument Engineers' Handbook. He collaborated with Arzu Karaman of Yildiz Technical University and Oksan Imamoglu from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.

-- Grenadine, a video installation by HylaWillis, opens tonight with the Sites of Passage exhibition at the Mattress Factory Museum on the North Side. Willis is an associate professor of media arts.

*WELLNESS TIP* Add more calcium to your diet. Try new foods like soy milk or tofu. Look for calcium-fortified juices, cereals, and breads at the grocery store. Add beans to everything. Make salads with dark green leafy vegetables. 

EVENTS

Sept. 9:
9/11 Remembrance Program. See item under News above.

Sept. 9: Italian Garden Tour and Book Signing, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sept. 12: Rooney Scholar Welcome Reception, 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

Sept. 17: Professional Nurses Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon

Sept. 21: History Through Cinema: Italy's Unification and Italians from Garibaldi to Mussolini, noon to 1:30 p.m.