-- RMU has been named the 2014 Academic Seminar University of the Year by the prestigious Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Thirty-two RMU students majoring in cyber forensics and information security have participated in the center's National Security Academic Seminar in Washington, D.C., over the past two years. During the two-week program, students and faculty advisors learn from the nation’s leading national security experts, including current and former government officials as well as scholars. The award will be presented to RMU at The Washington Center’s Liaison Advisory Board and Academic Seminar Advisory Council dinner on Sept. 28. RMU will also be recognized at an Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon on Sept. 29. The seminar this May was particularly eventful for the 20 RMU students who participated, as they visited the Chinese Embassy hours after the U.S. government announced it filed criminal charges of cyber espionage against Chinese officials for allegedly hacking six Pittsburgh-area businesses, including US Steel, Alcoa, and Westinghouse. Read more about this achievement and recent trip.
-- Class of 2014 graduate Travis Denny of the RMU tennis team was named the 2013-14 Northeast Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Sponsored by the league's Faculty Athletic Representatives, the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is bestowed annually upon the male and female student-athlete who has exhausted their eligibility, graduated and posted the highest cumulative GPA in the conference at the conclusion of the academic year. Denny compiled a 3.93 GPA in earning a bachelor of science degree in biology. Read more about this honor.
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-- Associate Professor of Media Arts Ferris Crane's design work was shown in Barcelona, Spain, on May 17, at the Disseny Hub (Barcelona Design Museum) in conjunction with OFFF, a festival for artists and designers working in the post-digital culture. Her work was shown with the Laser Cat group.
-- Carrie Monoit, student media/new media advisor, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News, Sports, Programming, Public Service and Technology.
-- Graduate Admissions has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to support students in preparing for the GMAT exam. On June 18, a Kaplan GMAT expert will be speaking at a Lunch and Learn presentation hosted by Graduate Admissions at RMU Downtown from noon to 3 p.m. The presentation will focus on GMAT testing strategies and how to prepare for the exam. To compliment the Lunch and Learn, a GMAT test prep session will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 26 at RMU Downtown. Attendees will be able to take a free pracice exam and review the results with a GMAT expert. Both events are free; however, space is limited and RSVP is required by going to http://www.rmu.edu/gmatprep.
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