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The Minuteman

Friday, September 23, 2011


-- RMU’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has received the Gold STAR Award. The chapter was awarded Gold STAR Status at the 2011 NSCS Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSCS is an honors organization for high-achieving first and second year students with more than 300 student-run chapters at universities across the country. Read more here.

-- Homecoming is right around the corner, Saturday, Oct. 8, and once again the university is making history: The Colonials will be playing their first night football game at Joe Walton Stadium against the St. Francis University Red Flash. Festivities include a concery by Scott Blasey of The Clarks and a post-game fireworks show. For details go to

-- The RMU student newspaper, The Sentry, is now online at


-- Shellie Hipsky, associate professor of education, was featured this week as a Luminary Author at for her book Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet.

*WELLNESS TIP* Eat it up when it comes to berries. Add blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries to cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal. Use them as a topping for ice cream or pancakes. Blend berries into smoothies. You'll get vitamin C, folate, and phytochemicals to help you ward off disease for very few calories.


Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to

Sept. 27:
Hispanic Heritage Cinema Series

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Colonial Theatre presents "Spring Awakening."

Oct. 4: Career Expo 2011

Oct. 7: Sport Management Conference

Oct. 8: Homecoming

Friday, Sept. 23

*Women's Ice Hockey vs. Penn State (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center/free)*
-Sign up when entering Clearview Arena for a chance to win $500 by playing
the Clearview Trivia Challenge first intermission!

Saturday, Sept. 24 (Girl Scout Night)
*Women's Ice Hockey vs. Waterloo (6:05 pm/Island Sports Center/free)*
-Sign up when entering Clearview Arena for a chance to win $500 by playing
the Clearview Empty Net Challenge first intermission!
-Stay after the game and "Skate with the Colonials"! (free with own skates,
$2.50 to rent from ISC front desk)

Tuesday, Sept. 27
*Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Allegheny (4 pm/North Athletic Complex/free)*

Ice hockey is free for RMU students, faculty, and staff. For other ticketing information go to