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-- Travis Williams, chief operating officer of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be the keynote speaker for our first annual Student Recognition and Celebration Dinner for Veteran and Military Family students. Currently in his 10th season as a senior executive with the Penguins Travis oversees finance, legal, tech, business development and arena operations for our five-time Stanley Cup champs. Join us at the event on Wednesday, April 4 in Yorktown at 6 p.m. RSVP by emailing Heather Jericho by Friday, March 23. 

-- A group of 10 students accompanied by two staff members went on Alternative Spring Break to Knoxville, Tenn., earlier this month. In collaboration with the Knoxville Leadership Foundation. The group replaced the roof and built a 40-ft ADA-compliant ramp on the house of an elderly couple. Students who participated were:

Keyshawn Andress
Joy Carey
Sydney Clark
Dillan Gaydos
Zaithwa Gwaza
Paige Luellen
Ian Morrison
Justin Papa
Kennedy Richey
Alexandra Stangle


-- David Hess, assistant professor of accounting, took 11 students to the IIA Spring Case Competition, in which his first team took third place overall, winning a $300 prize. Students involved in the competition were:

First Team - Zach Davis, Jackie Caton, Holly Brennan, Charlie Meyer, Austin Ness, and Matt Miller
Second Team - Eric Albright, Cole Blake, Aerial Bednar, Nicki Florio, Stephanie Nix, Mekhi Daniels, Alexis Brezny, Leslie Pekular, and Courtney McKinnis 


-- RMU Colonial Theatre presents "Seussical the Musical," which opened Wednesday night at Massey Theatre! This fun and colorful musical is open to all ages and tells the delightful and sometimes touching story of some of Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters. Tickets are available for $10 at Student Life or at the door. Performances are tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

-- 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.

-- Robert Morris University, in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation Team and BNY Mellon, brings you the Inclusive Innovation Week's City-Wide Kick-Off Event "Tackling the World's Wicked Problems: A Celebration of Social Innovation Champions.” Join RMU's Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the gathering of Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation community as we celebrate amazing Pittsburgh residents who are launching innovative solutions to the world's most complex problems

Monday, April 2nd, 5 - 7 p.m. 
BNY Mellon Innovation Center 
12th Floor, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, 15258

Find more details and RSVP at to 

-- The Center for Veteran and Military Families has partnered with veterans who are business leaders in western Pennsylvania 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.


Saturday March 24...
Women's Lacrosse vs. Louisville - (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

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