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Friday, October 6, 2017


-- Just a friendly reminder that the Public Relations and Marketing Department has created a brand toolkit in an effort to more easily collaborate with all departments, and to help you tell the RMU story.

The RMU Brand Toolkit provides self-serve access to commonly requested digital assets, including logos, photography, Word and PowerPoint templates, and letterhead, along with easy-to-understand brand guidelines and best practices for the web and social media. Other resources such as ordering physical goods like business cards, envelopes, and promotional products, and instructions for requesting a photographer at an event are also available. Check out the toolkit today at

-- Human Resources announces training in preparation for the November launch of RMU Talent Track, RMU’s new applicant tracking software. RMU Talent Track is the one location where managers or those involved in the hiring process of staff, faculty, and students will go to create or update position descriptions and initiate open position requisitions, as well as review, evaluate, and hire applicants.

Designed to automate and streamline the hiring and onboarding process, applicants will be able to apply online, receive messages from hiring managers, and handle onboarding tasks from their personalized, online portal.

There will be 2 training sessions for those who are involved in hiring, and dates for the available training sessions can be found on the RSVP page here.


-- Lawrence Tomei, professor of education and the director of the new RMU Center for Cyber Research and Training, has been named to the board of advisors of CyberPatriot, an education initiative of the U.S. Air Force Academy. CyberPatriot is the nation's largest and fastest growing cyber education program for children from elementary through high school. Tomei served 22 years in the Air Force and retired as a lieutenant colonel.


-- The Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will welcome John Lynch, the program’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, on Monday, October 9, at noon in the Wheatley Atrium. He will speak about corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, and his work with ECSI Solutions, a payment processing company for universities. Lynch also serves as the executive mentor to the winners of the RMU Adventure Competition which students can apply for on Revolution. 

-- The Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center is hosting the opening an exhibition, Start with Art Pittsburgh: A Retrospective through October 27. Start with Art Pittsburgh is a program founded by part-time instructor Matthew Conboy in 2014 to create the youngest art collectors in the entire world here in Pittsburgh. Each month, almost 300 babies go home from the hospital with a signed and numbered print from a local artist. To date, almost 10,000 babies and their families have received this gift of art. This exhibition will be the first time that all 36 artists' work has been seen in one location. A full list of artists and artworks can be found online at

-- All RMU staff and faculty are welcome at attend the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management's annual TechNow Conference at a reduced rate of $75 (full rate is $150). The event is Oct. 19 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Monroeville, PA. Learn more at, and receive your reduced rate by registering directly with Shelby Gracey at or x6000.

-- All are invited to hear Lynne Tracy, Senior Foreign Service Office, speak on Monday, October 9, at noon in the Rogal Chapel. Come listen to former Deputy Chief of Mission for the American Embassy in Moscow talk about life as a diplomat in Russia.

Saturday, Oct. 7...
Women's Rowing @ 31st Annual Head of the Ohio Regatta (all day/downtown Pittsburgh/

...and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues on Thursday (Oct. 12) at Cadillac Ranch (Settlers Ridge) at 7 p.m. 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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