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Friday, February 19, 2016


-- Top Management Degrees has recognized RMU’s master’s in engineering management  in the Top 50 Online Engineering Management Degree Programs in 2016. RMU’s program is aimed to emphasize the application of engineering principals, leadership in technical environments, and the design and development of engineering management systems. Institutions were ranked according to reputation, prestige, flexibility, estimated cost, and estimated early career salary according to each program’s website, U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, PayScale, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

-- The 27th annual Teaching Economics Conference takes place at RMU through Saturday, Feb. 20, with most events taking place today. Speakers include faculty and other experts from the University of California at San Diego, American University, and McGraw-Hill. 

-- Congratulations are in order to the inaugural class of Safe Zone Ally. These students participated in training and has made the commitment to the LGBTQIA community at RMU to support and be allies to make RMU an inclusive community.  

-- Colonial Cash users now have a new place to dine: Buford's Kitchen, which opened this past week at the site of the former Ground Round. It is one of four off-campus dining and retail establishments to accept Colonial Cash, which you can load on to your Freedom Card and then use it like a debit card. 


-- All are invited to attend the first presentation of the "Professional Focus on the Humanities" series, hosted by the English Department on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5-6 p.m. in Wheatley 112. Join us for a live Skype chat with Jennifer Serventi, a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, who will be talking to our students about preparing for careers in government. If you'd like to submit a question in advance, please email Sylvia Pamboukian at

-- The Center for Documentary Production and Study and the Department of Media Arts cordially invite you to the screening of Another Planet (2008) by director Ferenc Moldov, the Spring 2016 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker. The event is Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 4-6 p.m. in Hopwood Hall. At RMU, Ferenc Moldoványi is teaching a documentary production class this semester in addition to finishing his newest documentary, which will also be part of his dissertation for his doctorate in liberal arts (DLA) at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Hungary.

-- The Center for Global Engagement and the RMU Library will co-host a First-Tuesday Global Get-Together event in March. The event will take place Tuesday, March 1 in the RMU Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All are encouraged to attend! More details forthcoming! 

-- RMU Media Arts Gallery in the Wheatley Center is hosting "Looking at Appalachia" through March 11. This traveling exhibition features various photographers’ images taken of the region to explore the diversity of Appalachia. During President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, Appalachia was often photographed, defining Appalachia as one of the poorest areas of the nation. This project looks at Appalachia fifty years after the war to establish a visual counter point to many stereotypes about the region.


Friday, Feb. 19...LITTLE SIBS WEEKEND!
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (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!
Free continuous student shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 6-10 pm!

Saturday, Feb. 20...SENIOR DAY (both hoops and hockey games)!
Men's Lacrosse vs. Manhattan (11 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Women's Basketball vs. St. Francis (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
First 500 fans receive a Coach Sal Buscaglia Bobble Head courtesy of Allegheny Health Network
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500 (both games)
Zeta Tau Alpha "Pink Out" -- portion of proceeds from both hoops games go to breast cancer research
Women's Hockey vs. RIT (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
The first 100 fans receive a team trading card set thanks to PPG Paints
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!
Men's Basketball vs. St. Francis (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500 (both games)

Monday, Feb. 22...
Women's Basketball vs. LIU Brooklyn (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
The first 200 fans receive an RMU ball cap courtesy of United Healthcare
Make-a-Wish presentation courtesy of RMU Women's Basketball
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!

RMU BASKETBALL COACHES SHOW...featuring Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole continues tonight Monday (Feb. 22) from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Canonsburg-Southpointe at 7 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Toole bring you up to date on all things Colonial Basketball! The show airs live each Monday through March 14 on the flagship station for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Media mobile app.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW...continues Tuesday (Feb. 23) from The Sharp Edge Bistro (510 Beaver Street/Sewickley) at 6 pm. Come out and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey this week (while Coach Schooley is away) from the assistant coaches and players as well as radio color analyst Mike Prisuta. The show airs live each Tuesday from now through March 8 on the radio home for RMU Hockey, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Media mobile app.

HOBEY BAKER TIME!...Three Colonials are up for college hockey's top individual award. They are Brandon Denham, Greg Gibson and Zac Lynch. Fan voting is going on right now so please visit and cast your ballot today!

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