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Friday, January 16, 2015

NEWS

-- During the spring convocation on Jan. 9, President Dell'Omo awarded the 2013-14 Faculty Achievement Awards. Winners were:

Scholarship: Carolina Loyola-Garcia, associate professor of media arts, whose numerous achievements last year in scholarship included the completion of her documentary film, Sobre las Olas: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.

Service: Karen Paullet, assistant professor of computer and information systems, was recognized for her exceptional work in student engagement, including as advisor to the Top Secret Colonials student organization and her related work with the Washington Center Academic Seminars.

Teaching: Artemisia Apostolopoulou, professor of sport management, earned this distinction as one of the most highly regarded professors in the School of Business, earning its inaugural School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. 

PERSONAL MENTION

-- Scott Irlbacher, director of special programs and student community standards, has been named to the Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Project as a Review Team member. 

-- Valerie Powell, university professor of computer and information systems, gave a presentation in November at the AIMA 2014 Annual Symposium. Powell's presentation was titled "Meaningful Use and EHR Scope," and she and her collaborators argued that electronic health records need to incorporate information about a patient's complete medical and dental history. Electronic medical records often do not include dental history, even though diseases of the mouth can be a symptom of, and contribute to, other medical problems. Powell collaborated with Amit Acharya of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin; Robert H. Posteraro of the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University; and Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

YOU'RE INVITED

-- Join the RMU community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, in the Sewall Center Arena for the women's basketball game and to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The first 75 students will receive complimentary T-shirts from the Office of Multicultural Student Services. Tip off time is at 2 p.m. and admission is free. 

-- The campus premiere of We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Massey Theater. We Built This City is a documentary produced by the RMU Academic Media Center, with Michael A. DiLauro, as producer-director and David L. Jamison as scriptwriter and co-producer. DiLauro is the director of the Academic Media Center and Jamison is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light reception followed by the screening at 6 and a Q & A at 7.

-- The Mountain and the Bumble Bee, a traveling exhibition of photography, sculpture, painting, digital, and poetic verse, will be on display at the Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center through Feb. 6. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

ATHLETICS

Friday, Jan. 16
Women's Hockey vs. Quinnipiac (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
#20 Men's Hockey vs. AIC (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or 
rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
Free continuous student shuttle between campus -- Lexington/Concord Halls -- and ISC 2-10 pm!
First 100 fans at women's game and first 300 at men's get a RoMo bobble head courtesy of Trib Total Media.
Men's Basketball vs. St. Francis-Brooklyn (9 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
Game is live on ESPNU! First 400 fans get a RoMo bobble head compliments of Trib Total Media.
First 800 fans get an official NCAA Basketball red Robert Morris rally towel!
First 600 RMU students get a free long sleeve t-shirt thanks to Student Life/Class Officers

Saturday, Jan. 17
Women's Basketball vs. St. Francis-Brooklyn (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
Basketball Alumni Weekend! First 100 fans get a RoMo bobble head courtesy of Trib Total Media.
Women's Hockey vs. Quinnipiac (3 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
#20 Men's Hockey vs. AIC (7 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or 
rmucolonials.com; free for RMU students and employees)
Second Annual Military Appreciation Night (free admission with military ID card)

Sunday, Jan. 18 (Basketball Alumni Weekend)
Men's Basketball vs. Sacred Heart (1 pm/Sewall Center/tix 412-397-4949 or rmucolonials.com)

Monday, Jan. 19 (RMUnity Day)
Women’s Basketball vs. Sacred Heart (2 pm/Sewall Center/free)
All fans admitted free thanks to the RMU Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Male Leadership Development Institute
Special halftime program in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. 

HOBEY BAKER AWARD VOTING - Go to www.hobeybaker.com and select RMU senior forward Cody Wydo, currently NCAA Division I's second-leading scorer, for college hockey's Heisman Trophy!

RMU BASKETBALL COACHES SHOW featuring Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole continues this Monday, Jan. 19 from the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Southpointe at 7 pm. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Toole bring you up to date on all things Colonial Basketball! The show airs live each Monday through March 16 on the flagship for RMU Basketball, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh.

RMU HOCKEY COACHES SHOW featuring Colonial head man Derek Schooley debuted last week and picks up at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Brothers Grimm Bar & Restaurant (136 Old Beaver Grade Road/Robinson). Come out and get the inside scoop on Robert Morris Hockey from the coach as well as radio announcers Mike Prisuta and Steve Kolbe. The show airs live each Tuesday from now through March 10 on the home for RMU Hockey, 970 AM ESPN Pittsburgh.

SPECIAL $1 TICKET OFFER! Print and give to off-campus friends! We need to Pack the Chuck for this nationally televised hoops game this Friday, Jan. 16.

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