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Friday, August 25, 2017

NEWS

-- Robert Morris University was recently named the "Cyber School of the Future" by Paraben Corporation, a solutions service for mobile devices, smartphones, email, and gaming system forensics. Amber Schroader, president and CEO presented the award to Karen Paullet, associate professor of Computer and Information Systems at the PFIC Conference, which RMU hosted last week. At the event President Chris Howard also announced the launch of the RMU Center for Cyber Research and Training, which will advance cyber security by strengthening our abilities to deter, detect, and combat security breaches and address future threats.

-- The RMU Counseling Center is one of two recipients that will be receiving the "Educator Award" at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's annual Out of the Darkness Walk™ tomorrow. Holly Harmon, director of the Counseling Center, will be receiving the award on behalf of the university. RMU was selected due to their partnership with the AFSP Western PA chapter for bringing mental health and suicide prevention training to students and faculty members. The Counseling Center also hosted an AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk in spring 2017, which raised over $10,000 for suicide prevention. 

-- Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the opening of Colonial Hub, a one-stop shop that provides a range of enrollment and registration services for new and returning students. Colonial Hub will serve many of the functions previously managed by Academic Services, giving students a seamless experience from enrollment to registration and throughout their academic career. Colonial Hub is located in the former CITADEL classroom, on the third floor of Patrick Henry Center. The Office of the Registrar functions, including interaction with faculty and department heads as well as academic policy oversight, will continue to be administered by the Provost and the Office of the Registrar.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Nadine Englert, professor of nursing, has received a one year, $15,000 research grant from the Pennsylvania Action Coalition. The purpose of her College & Career Immersion Project is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented in the nursing workforce.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-- RMU HOMECOMINGEnough said.

WEEKEND SPORTS

Sunday, Aug. 27
Women's Soccer vs. UMBC (noon/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Visit the 1921 Club Tent behind the west goal for food, drinks and friendship -- all are welcome!

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