-- The winners of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Awards for 2015-16 have been recognized in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and service. Each year, faculty committees in each of the three areas make recommendations to the Robert Morris University President, who makes the final selection. The awards given this year are as follows:
Teaching - J. Brian O’Roark, university professor in the School of Business
Scholarship - Denise R. Ramponi, associate professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Service - Daria Crawley, associate professor of Management in the School of Business.
-- A team of four RMU education faculty received a grant of $39,999 to create a schoolwide evaluation plan for the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School. The tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school is for students under 21 who haven't yet finished their high school diploma.
-- Almost 30 band members from Robert Morris University, Sacred Heart University, and Saint Francis University, joined forces in a special first-ever performance at Walt Disney World. The bands were representing the Northeast Conference (NEC), in which each of the colleges' athletic programs compete.
“As NEC band directors, we look for opportunities to support each other, and to provide great musical experiences for our students. This special collaborative opportunity not only showcased our band members, but also shared the Northeast Conference name with a new audience," said Betsy Charles, director of bands at Robert Morris University. The band performed at the Waterside Stage in Disney Springs, one of the premier performance venues of its kind in the world.
--RMU in the News - A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.
-- University Library Dean Tim Schlak was appointed to a two-year term to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc. (PALCI) Board of Directors. He joins colleagues from Drexel, Temple, and WVU in helping set the direction and policy for PALCI, whose mission is to spur sharing and collaboration among its nearly 70 members located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. PALCI's most well known service at RMU is E-ZBorrow, the book sharing program that allows RMU community members to request books from partner institutions such as New York University and Penn State.
Friday, Jan. 6...
Men's Hockey vs. American Int'l (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com) Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!
Saturday, Jan. 7...
Women's Basketball vs. SFC Brooklyn (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com) -- GIRL SCOUT DAYSign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!
Special halftime ceremony installing Sugeiry Monsac into the RMU Basketball Ring of Honor
The first 200 fans get a pair of sunglasses courtesy of Clearview FCU
Men's Basketball vs. SFC Brooklyn (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 rmutickets.com)Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!
The first 800 fans get a pair of sunglasses courtesy of Clearview FCU
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot Challenge...you might win $500!
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