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Friday, November 11, 2016


-- Yesterday RMU President Chris Howard and CCAC President Quintin Bullock signed an articularion agreement to allow CCAC students who have earned an Associate of Science in Cybersecurity to seamlessly transfer into the Cyber Forensics and Information Security Bachelor of Science program at RMU. The coordination of transferable coursework, supported through academic advising, will help ensure a successful transition.

"Robert Morris University is committed to providing students with multiple paths to a degree, and the close relationship we enjoy with CCAC and other community colleges is a testament to that," said President Howard. 

-- RMU Band is hosting its second annual Operation Oreo! The organization will be collecting Oreo packages for the 316th Army National Guard from Moon Township who are expected to deploy to the Middle East in early December.

Collections will be accepted now through Sunday, December 4:

  • Office of Student Life Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • The November 12 football game at Joe Walton Stadium
  • All home basketball games in the Sewall Center through December 4
  • All hockey games at The Island Sports Center Lobby through December 3

-- For five years now, the Island Sports Center has hosted a free, six-week Veterans Golf Academy in the fall, teaching wounded veterans how to swing, putt, and pitch. The program will hold this year's final session Wednesday. For more information, contact James Cichra at (412) 397-4481.


-- Janene Szpak, associate professor of nursing, was recognized on Saturday, November 5, as a nurse honoree for the Cameos of Caring awards from the University of Pittsburgh. The recipients of this award are role models in their respected variety of health systems/hospitals and schools of nursing, demonstrate commitment to proactive clinical decision-making and going above and beyond in nursing care, and serve as advocates for patients and their families.


-- Michel Martin of NPR and Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal will present a 30-minute lecture and Q&A on "Racism in America" on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Sewall Center International Suite. All are invited to the free event, part of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series.

-- Entrepreneurship Week is a global celebration that will also take place at RMU. The events that will occur as follows:

  • Monday, November 14 – RMU Premier Movie Screening of the film, “Dream Girl” in Hopwood Hall at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 15 - The Innovation of Storytelling- The Personal, Creative and Business Journey of FilmMaking, featuring visiting Professor of Media Arts, Leslie Koren, with a sneak preview from her film “Now Return Us To Normal” in the Atrium in the Wheatley Building from 6:00 - 7:30p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 16 - Entrepreneurship Week Speaker Series - 5 dynamic speakers on topics from intellectual property to networks to incubators! Sponsored by ENACTUS and The Massey Center in Yorktown Hall noon - 5:00 p.m. 

 For any questions, email Eliada Griffin-EL at

-- The Center for Global Engagement, in collaboration with the Media Arts Gallery, is excited to announce the first International Show, a juried exhibition featuring artwork created by RMU students while studying abroad and by international students while studying in the U.S. The show is free and open to the public.

There will also be the opportunity for members of the RMU community to share their international experiences. The wall in the Wheatley Atrium will be available for students, faculty, and staff to hang their photos or other international mementos to display during the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: November 3-25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-- RMU Colonial Theatre’s production of Elephant’s Graveyard runs through November 13 in Massey Theater. A play by George Brant and directed by Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, RMU is bringing the circus to town! For more information, go to

-- Annette Foerster, the Fall 2016 Rooney International Visiting Scholar, will give another public lecture this fall, "German Politics in Times of Crisis" on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Library in Patrick Henry Center. Terrorists attacks, the financial crisis, Brexit, the refugee crisis - German politics are confronted with Herculean tasks that challenge the political and social order of the republic, giving rise to populist movements. The presentation explores and comments on current developments within German politics.   



Friday, Nov. 11 (2016-17 BASKETBALL SEASON OPENERS!)
Women's Basketball vs. Point Park (10 am/Sewall Center/free admission) - Career & Education Day
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!
Men's Basketball vs. Penn (7 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
First 800 fans receive a schedule magnet thanks to Fox's Pizza
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!
Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card, $5 RMU faculty/staff

Football vs. Wagner (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/tix 412-397-4949 or
Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card -- go to student tailgate tent on plaza -- $5 RMU faculty/staff at kiosk
Free halftime food on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by the RMU Athletic Department)
Sign up on the plaza to take the Clearview FCU Quarterback might win $500!
The National Flag Foundation will be on site collecting worn or tattered U.S. flags for proper disposal

Sunday, Nov. 13 (YOUTH DAY)
Women's Basketball vs. Monmouth (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
First 200 fans receive a schedule magnet thanks to Fox's Pizza
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!
Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card, $5 RMU faculty/staff

RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW...featuring RMU head coach John Banaszak concludes for 2016 this Thursday (Nov. 10) from The Hangar (500 Flaugherty Run Road in Moon Twp.) at 7 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Banaszak host. The show airs live on the radio flagship for RMU Football, 970 AM and 106.3 FM ESPN Pittsburgh and on mobile devices via the iHeart Radio app. All fans are invited to attend the live broadcast!


TOYS FOR TOTS...The RMU Athletic Department has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on this annual community outreach program every year since 2008 collecting hundreds of toys for area youths thanks to the generosity of many Colonial fans. Collection bins on campus will once again be located beginning Tuesday Nov. 1 in Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center (main arena and third floor), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Admissions Office) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy. Or better yet bring a new unwrapped toy to any or all of these Robert Morris "Toys for Tots" home games and get in free! 

  • Football - Saturday, Nov. 12 @ noon vs. Wagner (Joe Walton Stadium)
  • Men's Hockey - Saturday, Dec. 3, @ 5:05 pm vs. Sacred Heart (Island Sports Center)
  • Women's Basketball - Sunday, Dec. 4 @ 1 pm vs. Howard (Sewall Center)
  • Men's Basketball - Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 4 pm vs. Oakland (Sewall Center)
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