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Friday, March 3, 2017


-- NEC Tournament time for women's basketball. See Weekend Sports below for details on this Sunday's home playoff game.

-- Students Mary Funderlich and Dale Miller secured a $50,000 Colcom grant to build a tiny home on RMU's campus as part of an honors thesis project with management professor Marcel Minutolo. The tiny home will be donated to the Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, a charity for homeless veterans. Read more here.

-- If you are a faculty member and would like to share your research, today is the last day to submit a poster proposal for the March 15 Research & Grants Expo at Sewall Center. The event is open to all and will feature a panel on predatory journals and a keynote from UPMC's chief innovation officer.


-- The Women's Leadership & Mentorship Program invites you to join their next book group Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the Wheatley Center Atrium. Dinner will be served. Click here to RSVP. Contact Elisa Foster at to request a copy. Please request a book only if you can attend the meeting on April 6th.

-- You're invtied to the Celebration of Women Luncheon sponsored by the School of Education and Social Sciences on Tuesday, March 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Sewall Center's Dining Rooms A, B, and C. The featured speaker is Brenda Henwood, and she is the founder and owner of the FTBA (an electrical contracting company). With over 30 years of experience in education, sales, and entrepreneurship, she will be able to focus on the theme of "Women in Business & Industry."


Saturday, March 4
Women's Lacrosse vs. Detroit (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)
Halftime Shootout will include various prizes for winner including a Moe's Southwest Grill $5 gift card
Sunday, March 5 
(Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals)
Women's Basketball vs. Farleigh Dickinson (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!

RMU BASKETBALL COACHES SHOW...featuring head coach Andy Toole continues Monday from Cadillac Ranch in Settlers Ridge 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 13 on the flagship station for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh as well as on the iHeart Radio mobile app, keyword RMU.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW...featuring head man Derek Schooley rolls on this Tuesday from The Hangar (500 Flaugherty Run Road/Moon) at 7 pm. Come and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey from the coach as well as radio announcers Mike Prisuta and Tim Benz. The show airs live each Tuesday through March 14 on the radio home for RMU Hockey, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh and on the iHeart Radio mobile app, keyword RMU.

HOBEY BAKER AWARD NOMINEES...RMU forwards Brady Ferguson and Daniel Leavens are among the 66 players nationwide who have been nominated for college hockey's top award. Fans can cast their vote until March 5 by going to the Hobey Baker website Follow the prompts to make your selection from this year's outstanding crop of players representing 40 NCAA Division I schools.

LOOKING AHEAD...The RMU men's hockey team will host Holy Cross in a Best of 3 Atlantic Hockey Conference Tournament Series at the RMU Island Sports Center Friday March 10-Sunday March 12 at 7:05 pm. For tickets, call 412-397-4949 or visit

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