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Friday, January 19, 2018


--  Two members of the RMU family will be recognized in the 82nd Annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction. RMU senior student-athlete Brittany Howard is the Dapper Dan Charities Pittsburgh Sportswoman of the Year for 2017. The women's hockey center was announced as the winner in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Sunday edition. Howard is awarded alongside Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who earned himself the Dapper Dan Charities Pittsburgh Sportsman of the Year. RMU Trustee Kevin Colbert, general manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers and RMU Class of 1979 won the Dr. Freedie Fu Sports Leadership Award. Howard and Colbert will be recognized on February 21 at the 82nd Annual Dapper Dan Dinner Sports Auction.

-- The School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science's Department of Engineering was invited to join the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. The Pittsburgh-based institute is a nationally-known, public-private partnership founded by Carnegie Mellon University. ARM actively develops, demonstrates and facilitates early adoption of robotic solutions in an effort to grow the national manufacturing ecosystem. ARM is the future of the workforce in the region and SEMS is well-known for its manufacturing engineering degree and workforce training. Dean Maria Kalevitch is the RMU representative at ARM and Arif Sirinterlikci, head of the Department of Engineering, is also a contact for our engineering programs.


-- Three first-year students each received prizes from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) steering committee for their utilization of the Guide App. Guide, which was implemented into RMU's curriculum last fall to help increase our student retention, is student-centered mobile app that provides personalized information to help keep student on the path toward academic success and timely graduation at Robert Morris University.

The winner of the EAB prize winners are:

  • Macey Hanes
  • Jamie Brautigam
  • Hailey Burgy

-- Betsy Charles, director of bands, has been invited to judge the 2018 Duquesne University Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. She will listen to approximately 15 undergraduate and graduate music majors who hope to win the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Duquesne Wind Ensemble at their concert in April 2018 to be held at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.


-- Media Arts Visiting Artist and Scholar Program in partnership with the Media Arts Gallery invites you to a public lecture with our inaugural Visiting Artist-in-Residence Katherine Behar on Tuesday, January 23, 12pm -1pm, Wheatley Atrium. Katherine Behar is a new media and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on exploring contemporary digital culture through interactive installation, performance art, public art, photography, and video art.


Friday, Jan. 19

Men's Hockey vs. Bentley (7:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or continuous student shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 6-10 pm! First 800 fans get a drinking can koozie compliments of the Jailhouse Saloon. Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!

Saturday, Jan. 20

Men's Hockey vs. Bentley (4:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmutickets.comSign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500! Postgame autographs! (please donate -- any amount -- to benefit the RMU Student Assistance Fund)

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