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Friday, February 2, 2018

NEWS 

-- This Presidents Day, our very own President Chris Howard will be narrating Aaron Copeland's Lincoln Portrait at 7 p.m. at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Written in the dark days of WWII, this concert is an inspiring story that is now regular tradition at the Carnegie Library. You can purchase tickets for this event by clicking here: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students tickets $5.

-- With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to Give From Your Heart. With a minimum donation of $5 to the 2018 Class Gift, you will receive a "Give From Your Heart" sticker and have the option to wear jeans on Friday, February 9.

You can make your gift online or by printing out this form. This year the Class of 2018 is raising funds to support the Student Affairs Fund.

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Arif Sirinterlikci, university professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering and head of the Department of Engineering, was a panelist for 3D printed prosthetics at the Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit held at the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C. on January 22 & 23. Experts in medical, dental 3D printing, intellectual property, and government regulation, along with business analysts participated. The Mayo Clinic and GE Additive, each of which employ RMU alumni, were part of the discussion. 

-- Christine Holtz, professor of media arts, has photographic works included in Uncertain TimesThe exhibition juried by Deborah Willis explores the uncertainty of our times, race, gender and politics and will be on view at Hamilton and Arronson Galleries at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia until March 4.  

-- 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh is broadasting a story by Joann Kielar, part-time faculty of communication, this week on the Moth Radio Hour. Her story, Big, Bad Wolf broadcasted last night and will appear again this Sunday at 2 p.m. Kielar told this story on the Pittsburgh Moth stage about five years ago and it is set on the Northside and features the Garden Theater.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-- Join the Center for Global Engagement on Feb. 5 as we hear from Sara Nyobe, Rooney Visiting Scholar, who will speak on The French Cultural Model. From noon-1:30 in the Wheatley Atrium Nyobe will enrich us on the principles of the French Republic and the values that matter most to the French, and institutions, such as the welfare systems and universities. Additionally, learn about the "French management" system and the most important things to know to enjoy a successful stay and business relationship in France.

-- The School of Education and Social Sciences, RMU Athletics, the Deptartment of Sport Management in the School of Business, and the Women's Leadership & Mentorship Program are hosting the Fourth Annual Girls & Women in Sport Symposium on Wednesday, February 7 from 3:30-5:30 in Yorktown Hall. Cheryl Cooky from Purdue University will be the speaking on No Slam Dunk: Gender, Sport, and the Unneveness of Social Change. RSVP today here.

-- The Enrollment Management Division is offering a professional development opportunity for RMU staff members to learn more about college affordability. Vice President Wendy Beckemeyer will present the modules in the College Affordability Academy®.

The first session, which will cover Trends in Student Aid, How RMU Measures Up, and Loan Entrance Counseling, and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 from 10:00 – 12:00.  Session 2 will be held on April 4 from 10:00 – 12:00, Session 3 will be held on April 11 from 10:00 – 12:00 and the Capstone Presentation and Luncheon will take place on April 26 from 12:00 – 2:00. All meetings will take place in Franklin 204, and the Capstone Presentation and Luncheon will take place in Franklin 203.

ATHLETICS

Saturday Feb. 3...

Men's Basketball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (2 pm/PPG Paints Arena/tix 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com)
Special halftime ceremony recognizing the 27th class of inductees into the Robert Morris Athletic Hall of Fame
Sign up on the arena concourse to take the Clearivew FCU Hoop Shoot Challenge...you might win $500!

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