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The Minuteman

Friday, April 21, 2017


-- Commencement weekend is right around the corner, May 5-6! Graduate Commencement speaker, Mike Tomlin, is set to give his speech to the successful graduates. Make sure you get your free tickets to hear his speech by clicking here.

-- On Tuesday, April 18 at the Student Excellence Awards dinner the Top Secret Colonials were awarded the Revolution Portal of the Year. The organization received a check for $200. TSC received the award because it was the most active organization on OrgSync.

-- Port Authority of Allegheny County will partner with RMU this spring to offer employees the opportunity to improve their management, supervisory, and leadership skills. About 250 non-represented employees will be eligible to apply for enrollment in the Employee and Leadership Development Program at RMU. The four courses over a 10-month period will cover a range of topics, including employee relations, conflict resolution, negotiating skills, and ethics. Port Authority will cover the entire cost of the program, which is part of the Department of Organizational Leadership in the RMU School of Communications and Information Systems. Click here for more information.

-- Sentry Media's Delaney Hassell was awarded with one of the $1,500 Media Association of Pittsburgh Scholarships for 2017! 

-- The Frozen Four is coming back!


-- The university would like to congratulate Mary McAuliffe, RMU's payroll manager, who passed her certified payroll professional exam, earning the highest certificate a payroll manager can acquire. Along the way Mary has found a network of other professionals to share and discuss best practices and current topics. 

-- Ping Wang, professor of computer and information systems, received the Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG) Service Award from the 14th International Conference on ITNG, held in Las Vegas last week. The award was in recognition and appreciation of his valued contributions to the conference, including successfully organizing and chairing the 8th International Symposium on Cybersecurity, which had the largest number of research paper submissions and participants among all 11 tracks of the ITNG conference. 

-- Michelle Gapsky, senior online admissions counselor, was awarded the Student Government Association Excellence in Advising Award for her work assisting the College Republicans. 


-- Everyone is cordially invited to the 11th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference today from 11:45-5:00 in Sewall 3rd Floor, sponsored by the University Honors Program.  

This year the conference is the biggest ever, with over 100 students presenting on 15 panels and 23 poster presentations.  Please consider attending a session or coming for lunch; this event is fun, as it's always terrific see the great academic work of our students.  Click here for the full conference schedule; click the session links below to see the papers on each panel.  

-- The Media Arts Department’s Advanced Digital Photography class is pleased to present “Layers: A Group Photography Show.” In preparation for this exhibition, students explored a variety of photographic genres both commercial and fine art. Exhibitor’s included: Eman Alaggad, Mohannad Alsuwaidaa, Bethany Barbis, Brianna Booher, Melissa Buck, Ross Byrne, Sean Koepfinger, Katey Ladika, Dominique Murray, Cortney Peasley, Carmen Swasey and Anna Zizak. Join us Friday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Wheatley Atrium.

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