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Friday, October 27, 2017


-- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences received their official report from the State Board of Nursing, which shows that our students NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2016-17 was 96.05%, up from 94% the previous year!

-- The VETS Center has some exciting news to share with you...but you'll have attend the Veterans Day Brunch on November 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Yorktown to find out. Join us for a delicious meal at the 11th annual event while we recognize the 200+ RMU faculty, staff, and students who have served our country. Our guest speaker is Dan Pultz, military coordinator and coach at TEAM TBI and retired Marine Corps officer and Vietnam veteran. Please RSVP here no later than Nov. 3.


-- Did you happen to catch the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown episode about Pittsburgh last Sunday night on CNN? If so, then you got to witness RMU Librarian David Bennet’s dancing prowess in the opening scenes! David was asked to attend the taping at Jozsa's Corner by owner Alexander Bodnar, and his rug cutting made the cut. If you missed it, CNN will be airing the episode again on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. 

-- Associate Professor of Education Darcy Tannehill is chairing the 2nd Annual Amyloidosis Research Benefit  TONIGHT, Friday, Oct. 27, at Montour Heights Country Club. Tannehill was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2012, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Patient Advisory Committee for the Amyloidosis Foundation.

-- Gavin Buxton, an associate professor of physics, will have an article published  in the journal Ecological Engineering in January about Wingfield Pines, a  facility in Upper St. Clair that treats abandoned mine drainage in Chartiers Creek. Buxton found that vegetation could either corral the flow into narrow channels, which makes the system less efficient, or spread the flow out and through the vegetation, making the system more efficient. Wingfield Pines is frequently visited and analyzed by RMU biology and environmental science students. 


-- The Colonial Hub will hold a Trick-or-Treat on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please let your students know to go to the Hub on the third floor of Nicholson Center for yummy treats. 

-- The Center for Global Engagement and the School of Business are hosting “Bitcoin: A New Paradigm or a Financial Bubble?” Visiting Rooney Scholar Werner Kristjanpoller will discuss the fundamentals of currency, the system behind Bitcoin, and government and industry reactions to Bitcoin. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Hopwood Hall. SET credit will be available to students under the Arts Appreciation Portfolio. 

-- On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, RMU will host Jeffrey Toobin on our campus as part of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series. Best known for his books on the inner workings of the Supreme Court, The Oath and The Nine, Toobin began his career first clerking for a federal judge and then as an associate counsel to Lawrence Walsh during the IranContra affair and Oliver North’s criminal trial. He has since provided frequent legal analyses on high-profile cases for CNN and The New Yorker. Hear from Toobin from 12-12:30 in the Wheatley Atrium.

-- As part of International Education Week, the Center for Global Engagement is hosting Krish Mohan, a comedian and writer, on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in Massey Theater. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. SET credit is available to students. The event is free and open to all members of the RMU community. 

-- 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

-- The Media Arts Gallery is pleased to invite you to see the artwork of local high school and middle school students and their teachers in our first ever RMU Media Arts and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School: Juried Visual Arts Exhibition and Workshops. This selective juried exhibition will be on display in the Media Arts Gallery Thursday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Nov.3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be hosting an awards ceremony for the artists Friday at 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 28 (WEAR WHITE!)...
Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State (7:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!
Skate with the Colonials after the game (free with own skates, $3 to rent from ISC front desk)!
Sign up in the arena to take part in the 2nd Annual RMU Pep Band Halloween Costume Contest!

Sunday, Oct. 29...
Men's Soccer vs. Sacred Heart (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)--Senior Day

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW PRESENTED BY FALCONI AUTOMOTIVE...and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak continues on Thursday (Nov. 2) 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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