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Friday, March 4, 2016


-- Not one, but two RMU Sentry Media students won first place in the 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards! Matthew Merlino studying graphic design was awarded for cartoon/graphic illustration, while Paul Wintruba studying journalism was honored for his feature photo. The Student Keystone Press Awards recognize college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. Winners will be honored at the Student Keystone Press Awards Luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 6, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. 

-- Eddie Sheey, junior media arts/TV video production major, has won a Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) Scholarship, which includes $1,500 and the opportunity to work under the guidance of a BFCA member in producing film reviews for TV and radio. Sheey will work with BFCA member Drew Monoit, who is an adjunct professor at RMU.

-- February was one day longer this year, and that meant one more day for RMU to make news last month. Read about the work Letrell Crittenden's students did for the Black Empowerment Project, learn about President Chris Howard's leadership principles, the Girls and Women in Sport Symposium, and so much more in the latest RMU in the News.


-- Christine Holtz, professor of media arts, has new photographic works included in The 4th International SPE Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition at the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas. The exhibition is in conjunction with the 2016 Society for Photographic Education National Conference, “Constructed Realties.” A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

-- Cathleen Jones, associate professor of marketing, earned the Clute Institute's Excellence in Research Award for the paper "Comparing Correlations Between Four-Quadrant and Five-Factor Personality Assessments" published in the American Journal of Business Education. The paper has been read online 2,153 times since its publication. It was co-authored by Nell Hartley, professor of management emeritus. 


-- Check out the slew of events planned for Women's History Month.

-- 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.

-- On Monday, March 21 in the International Suite from 10 – 11 a.m. Mary Beth Tinker will be speaking about her U.S. Supreme Court case, Tinker vs. Des Moines. Tinker and others wore black armbands to school in 1965 to protest the Vietnam War, and after the students refused to remove the bands the matter resulted in the Supreme Court’s hands. For more information, contact Heather Pinson ( or Anthony Moretti (

-- The annual Women’s History Month luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 23 from Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Sewall Center (3rd Floor). The keynote speaker will be Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University. In addition to hearing from Brown, we will also present RMU’s annual Woman of Achievement Award and recognize all of our outstanding student nominees. The luncheon is free for students and $10 for faculty, staff, and guests. This year we invite you to host a table for up to six (6) students that you ask to be your guests. Whether you choose to host a table or not, please RSVP to the Office of Student Life at no later than Friday, March 18 if you would like to attend.  Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions or wish to request a vegetarian entree. If you are hosting a table, please provide our office with the list of names of the students you have invited to join you.

-- The Center for Global Engagement and the RMU Dining Services are co-hosting the 19th Annual RMU International Festival and Dinner located in the PNC Colonial Café on Wednesday, March 30. This event unites the university community to enjoy entertainment and cuisine from around the world. We'll additionally have student clubs, organizations, RMU faculty, and RMU staff participating! 

This year we encourage faculty and staff to represent their home country by submitting a recipe for the dinner. Submitted recipes will be published in our RMU 2016 International Dinner Recipe Book. About 10-12 recipes will then be selected by the RMU Dining Services and CGE staff to be included in the International Dinner, and after eating, the campus community will vote on their favorite recipe. 

To submit a recipe, please click this link and complete the form.

All are encouraged to participate, even if you're an American citizen (remember, USA is international too). We will accept submitted recipes until Friday, March 11


Friday, March 4...
Women's Lacrosse vs. St. Bonaventure (4 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Saturday, March 5...
Men's Lacrosse vs. Air Force (11 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Sunday, March 6...
Women's Basketball vs. Farleigh Dickinson (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!

...featuring Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole wraps up for the season on Monday, March 7, from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson with taping at noon. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Toole bring you up to date on all things Colonial Basketball! This show will air tonight at 7 pm on the flagship station for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Media mobile app.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW...featuring Colonial head man Derek Schooley wraps up Tuesday, March 8, from The Sharp Edge Bistro (510 Beaver Street/Sewickley) at 6 pm. Come out and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey from the coach 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.

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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