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Friday, October 13, 2017
NEWS

-- 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.

-- RMU in the News has been updated with September's news coverage of RMU.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Todd Hamer, head strength and conditioning coach, was nominated for the Strength Coach of the Year Award by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Any collegiate head strength coach is eligible and there will be three finalist announced in November. The winner will be awarded at the NSCA national conference in January, where Hamer will be a guest speaker.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-- All are invited to the inaugural Rex. L. Crawley Lecture in Inclusion on Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m. in the Rogal Chapel. Talmesha Richards will present “STEM Education: Changing Lives, Changing History,” an in-depth look at the impact of STEM in our nation’s history. Richards is the chief academic and diversity officer at STEMconnector and Million Women Mentors. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Wheatley atrium. You can RSVP for both events here

-- An All Graduate & Doctoral Programs Open House takes place  October 17, RMU Island Sports Center, Hat Trick Club.  Anyone considering a graduate or doctoral degree can drop by between 4:30 and 6 p.m. to meet with Program Directors & Graduate Admissions.

-- The Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center is hosting the opening of 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 www.startwithartpgh.org

-- The English department is hosting an interactive theater event called NAP: The Ancient and Honorable Order of New American Revolution. Throughout the month of October, participants will be offered clues and hints about an on-campus mystery. The first meeting will be held on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Massey Theater. 

-- The School of Education and Social Sciences will host its annual Celebration of Women Luncheon on November 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Westinghouse Room in Yorktown Hall. The theme of the event is “Women in Business and Industry” which will feature alumna Brenda Henwood, founder and owner of electrical contracting company FTBA. RSVP to Rachel Farrell at farrell@rmu.edu by Friday, October 20. Space is limited.

-- 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 technowconference.org, and receive your reduced rate by registering directly with Shelby Gracey at gracey@rmu.edu or x6000.

-- The Honors Program is hosting the first roundtable of the fall semester on October 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Hale 310. Professor Jessica Kamerer will present “Integrating Technology and Learning Support Resources to Help Students Succeed.” She will discuss a HRSA funded research project that utilized technology and other learning resources to support diverse nursing students in staying on track to complete their BSN degree. 

ATHLETICS

Friday, Oct. 13...
Men's Soccer vs. Bryant (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Saturday, Oct. 14...
Football vs. Duquesne (6 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/tix 412-397-4949 or www.rmutickets.com) -- gates open @ 4:30 pm
Bring a non-perishable food item in support of RMU/DU Student-Athlete Advisory Committees' hurricane relief efforts and receive up to $5 off ticket price
Free RMU student admission w/ Freedom Card -- go to student tailgate tent on plaza -- $5 RMU faculty/staff at kiosk
Pregame ceremony honoring Head Coach John Banaszak on his recent induction into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame
Free halftime food on the plaza for RMU students under the tent (sponsored by RMU Colonial Crazies)
Sign up on the plaza to take the Clearview FCU Quarterback Challenge...you might win $500!
Halftime also features the Chick-fil-A field goal kicking contest (win free Chick-fil-A for a year!)

Sunday, Oct. 15...
Men's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW PRESENTED BY FALCONI AUTOMOTIVE
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and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues on Thursday (Oct. 19) 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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