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Friday, December 12, 2014


-- The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that RMU’s master’s program in human resource management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 367 programs in 269 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. The Department of Management is now working to align its undergraduate program with SHRM’s guidebook and templates.

-- RMU has been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities. Schools are evaluated by their achievement in the military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and any online support services.

-- Check out RMU in the News for the month of November, which includes Brian O'Roark, Daniel Barr, Peggy Outon, and RoMo, among many others.

-- Students in communication professor Jenn Strang's Media Management class recently finished the Colonial Care Raffle, a three-week-long campaign to raise food and funds for the Coraopolis Community Food Bank. The students used this campaign as part of their final project and raised $336 and 533 non-perishable goods for the food bank. All donors were entered to win prizes like Starbucks, Moe's, Giant Eagle, and Eat'n Park gift cards, Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, Venture Outdoors basket and more. 


-- Nursing Professor Kirstyn Kameg and Linda Raimondi, program coordinator of the Access to Interprofessional Mental Health Education project (AIME), earned a Media and Mental Health Award for "We Can Do Better for the Mentally Ill," an op-ed they wrote which was published in January in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kameg is the director of AIME and program coordinator for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Kameg and Raimondi worked with Jonathan Potts, senior director of public relations, to place the op-ed in the Post-Gazette.

--Stuart Allen, associate professor of organizational leadership and Michael DiLauro, director of the Academic Media Center have been awarded the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) Mini-Grant. The two will team up with Northcentral University graduate dissertation chair, Peter Williams to create a 15-20 minute instructional video for use in higher education and leadership development. ALE's research shows an increase in workers’ interests in spirituality and religion as well as a desire to engage spirituality in the workplace. As a result of this, the video will highlight connections between leadership, religion, and spirituality and review key concepts, historical perspectives, and theoretical practices of leadership.

"Many students and faculty recognize the challenges of the diverse workplace, as well as the influence of spirituality and religion on leaders, and we are very grateful to ALE for the opportunity to create a video that will stimulate students' awareness and thinking," says Allen.

The project starts in January and will be presented at the Association of Leadership Educators conference in July 2015. 



-- Please join the Department of Media Arts as they present the outstanding work of 13 graduating seniors:

Fall 2014 Senior Showcase
Through Dec. 18  
Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- Please join us for President Dell’Omo’s Annual Winter Holiday Luncheon for Faculty & Staff Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the PNC Colonial Cafe: 

11:30 a.m. - Registration & United Way Donation Station, Raffle for Baskets, Autographed Steeler Jerseys and Hi-Tech Prizes

Noon - Buffet Luncheon & Dessert Bar

1 p.m. – United Way Live Raffle Drawing

2 p.m. – Winter Break Begins

RSVP By Dec. 15 to

In addition to celebrating the season with good food, good cheer and good company, this is also the last appeal for RMU’s United Way Campaign. Your United Way gift supports a worthy cause and helps RMU contribute to our region. 


Plus, your United Way gift entitles you to be part of our Raffle, earning three (3) raffle tickets for every $10 given to the United Way. This year's Raffle includes a variety of Holiday Baskets, five autographed Steeler jerseys, an iPad and a GoPro camera.

All prizes will be awarded at the Dec. 23 Holiday Lunch. We'll have your Raffle tickets ready for you at check-in. (Max 30 tickets per person)

Saturday, Dec. 13
Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne (4 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!

Sunday, Dec. 14
Women's Basketball vs. Duquesne (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949
First 100 fans receive a Colonial Basketball Growth Chart Poster thanks to Allegheny Health Network
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Hoop Shoot might win $500!

RMU HOCKEY AT CONSOL ENERGY CENTER!...There is an exclusive presale link for Robert Morris fans only for tickets to the 2014 Three Rivers Classic. Click the “More Info” tab to go straight to seats in the RMU section. No password necessary! This offer is for the two-day package only and time is limited. The dates are Dec. 29-30. Penn State, Colgate and Western Michigan join the Colonials in this year's field. Here's the link

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