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Friday, March 9, 2018


-- Get your Sewall Center Souvenirs! If you haven't done so already, show your #ColonialPride by getting your exclusive Sewall Center souvenir. Take home a limited edition frame, commemorating the five-year anniversary of RMU's biggest upset in sports history - beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2013 NIT. You can also grab yourself a piece of the actual Sewall Center court, or a commemorative "Never Forget The Chuck" t-shirt, all while supporting RMU Athletics. Get one, two, or all three of these unique souvenirs at

-- Five RMU photography students were finalists from over 12,000 photographs that were submitted globally for the Photographer’s Forum 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. Bethany Barbis, Carmen Swasey, Dominique Murray, Jordan Thompson, and Katey Ladika will have their work published in the Best of College & High School Photography 2018.

-- Colonial Guide Download Week begins March 12 and runs through the 16th. Now available to all students, Colonial Guide is a student-centered mobile app that provides personalized information to help keep students on their path toward academic success. All students who download the app are eligible to win prizes Friday, March 16, from noon to 2 p.m. Please encourage all your students to download the app to better assist them in their journey through Robert Morris.

-- Beginning Monday, March 12, the walkway located behind the UPMC Events Center will be closed to pedestrians. During this time the gravel walkway from the Upper Sewall parking will remain open. The pathway is expected to reopen after Friday, March 16.


-- Luann Guzzetti Richardson, an associate professor of nursing, will join the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. Richardson is a Beaver Falls graduate who received a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Alabama in 1979. She joins RMU alum Reggie Smith '03, a New Brighton native who’s in his ninth season as a football referee in the Big 12 Conference.


-- All are invited to attend Overcoming Statistics: Empowering Women in Actuarial Science, on Thursday, March 15, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel. Women comprise only 30 percent of Society of Actuaries members, and fewer than a third of actuarial science graduates on our campus are women. While actuarial science is a growing major at RMU, the female-to-male ratio of majors is declining and 50 percent of female students leave the major. Join us for a reception and panel discussion as we address the gender leadership gap in this growing field. RSVP today by clicking here.

-- Research and Grants Administration cordially invites you to RMU's 3rd Annual Research & Grants Expo on Thursday, March 15, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the Franklin Center. This event encourages research and provides a venue for sharing research work at RMU. We will showcase research from 34 faculty and staff members. Register here or send your RSVP to Lisa Nauman at or call x6227.

-- The Women's History Month Committee will hold the Women's History Month Reception and RMU Woman of Achievement Award Presentation on Wednesday, March 28, at Yorktown Hall at 4 p.m. This year we invite you to host a table for up to seven students who you ask to be your guests. Please RSVP to the Office of Student Life at no later than Monday, March 26 with the names of students you're inviting. There is no cost for this event.

-- The Center for Veteran and Military Families has partnered with veterans who are business leaders in Western PA to host a discussion about navigating the transition from service member to civilian professional. Sharing their own experiences as veterans, panelists will address some of the unexpected hurdles that service members may encounter during this transition along with many unique opportunities made possible by their military experience. The event takes place April 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. in Yorktown and RSVPs are required by Friday March 30.

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