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Friday, September 15, 2017


 -- RMU jumped up 12 spots on the latest U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings released this week. Robert Morris is now up to No. 176 in the list of 300 national universities. And RMU had the biggest jump of any of the 13 universities in Pennsylvania. RMU also was also on the U.S. News list of national universities with the most international students, and on the list of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs and Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

-- Congratulations to Colonial Sports Network for winning a Mid-Atlantic College Emmy award in the Best Live Sports Coverage category, for their coverage of the men's basketball team game vs. Bryant. The 10-person team featured Vince Russo doing play-by-play and Dontae Pearson as the color commentator, and was produced by Dylan McKenna and directed by Dakota Lamb. 

-- The School of Communications and Information Systems has received the good word that their bachelor's degree programs in computer information systems, information science, cyber forensics, and information security have all been fully accredited by ABET.

-- RMU in the News has been updated for August, and the Fourth Estate was generous to RMU during the dog days of summer.


-- Michael Smithhammer, who is a part-time instructor in the Department of Media Arts, will be exhibiting his work at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show in Philadelphia, today through Sunday. This prestigious show in Philadelphia has been held bi-annually since 1928. Smithhammer will be exhibiting mixed media two-dimensional work that combines drawing, painting, and extremely fine paper cutting that compels the viewer to look more closely and with heightened concentration. 


-- Remember, today's Constitution Day event has been moved to Rogal Chapel at 1 p.m. Former federal appeals court judge Timothy Lewis will be speaking. 


-- Speaking of Homecoming. the Department of Media Arts will be hosting its first Media Arts Alumni Reunion and Artist Reception to coincide with Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’re invited join us in the Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center to see the Alumni Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view until Sept. 22. Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, or by appointment.


Friday, Sept. 15... 

Women's Volleyball vs. Middle Tennessee (1:30 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Women's Volleyball vs. Penn (6:30 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game (7 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Saturday, Sept. 16...

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game (9 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission
Softball Alumni Game (11 am/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Women's Volleyball vs. Rutgers (12:30 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)
Football vs. VMI (3 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/tix 
412-397-4949 or -- gates open @ 1:30 p.m.

Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card -- go to student tailgate tent on plaza -- $5 RMU faculty/staff at kiosk
RMU students also can pick up their free tickets in the Nicholson Center Food Court Wed 9/13 or Thur 9/14 (noon-1 pm)
Free halftime food on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by RMU Student Government Association)
Sign up on the plaza to take the Clearview FCU Quarterback might win $500!

Men's Soccer vs. Bucknell (4 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW PRESENTED BY FALCONI AUTOMOTIVE...and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues Thursday, Sept. 21 from Cadillac Ranch (Settlers Ridge) at 7 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Banaszak are your hosts! The show airs live on the radio flagship for RMU Football, 970 AM and 106.3 FM ESPN Pittsburgh and on your mobile device via the iHeart Radio app. All fans are invited to attend the live broadcast at Cadillac Ranch!

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