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The Minuteman

Friday, October 7, 2011


--RMU was named a Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. RMU was one of 15 other large local companies (those with more than 500 employees) to make the list, which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Read more about RMU being named one of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces.

--The eighth annual Sport Management Conference takes place today in the Sewall Center. The event features networking and career advice for students from graduates of RMU's signature sport management program. More details here.

--The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science will host the fifth annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference Saturday, Oct. 15, to expose middle and high school girls to careers in science and technology. Read more here.

--The RMU Honors Program and Intercollegiate Studies Insitiute will present a lecture by scholar Gary L. Gregg II titled "Tempting Washington: George Washington and the Birth of Constitutional Statesmanship" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Sewall Center Dining Room. A reception takes place at 5:30 p.m. Gregg, a Pittsburgh native, is the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville and one of the nation's foremost experts in the U.S. presidency. He is the author of six books.

--Homecoming is tomorrow, and once again the university is making history: The Colonials will be playing their first night football game at Joe Walton Stadium against the St. Francis University Red Flash. Festivities include a concert by Scott Blasey of The Clarks and a post-game fireworks show. For details go to

--The latest edition of RMU in the News is online. 


--Ken LaSota, associate professor of geology and earth sciences, has been named to the board of directors of the Allegheny County Land Trust. LaSota is the mayor of Heidelberg.

*WELLNESS TIP* Stretch to help your joints. Stretching increases the lubricating fluid that encourages more nutrients to travel to the cartilage. This improves range of motion and reduces joint degeneration.


Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, go to

Oct. 7: Sport Management Conference

Oct. 7: DisCanto Ethnic Abruzzo Concert

Oct. 8: Homecoming

Oct. 12: National Association of Women MBAs

Oct. 12: Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Ron Chernow

Oct. 13:
School of Business Rande Somma Ethics Seminar

Oct. 15: Expanding Your Horizons

Oct. 16: "When Religion Becomes Culture" and Italian Language Mass

Friday, Oct. 7
*Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (7:05 pm/Island Sports Center; Clearview Arena/free)
*Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game (8 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free)

Saturday, Oct. 8
Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game (10:30 am/Joe Walton Stadium/free)
*Softball Alumni Game (noon/North Athletic Complex/free)
*Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood (2:05 pm/Island Sports Center; Clearview Arena/free)
*Women's Volleyball vs. Bryant (3 pm/Sewall Center/)

--Special on-court recognition ceremony for the Colonial Volleyball alumni in attendance after the second game

*Football Alumni Flag Football Game (3 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free)

*Football vs. Saint Francis (7 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free)

--Gates open at 5:30 pm; tickets may go fast; WEAR WHITE!!!!!

--Homecoming Presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union

--Free magnet schedule for all fans thanks to Clearview Federal Credit Union

--Other giveaways for all fans...glow in the dark necklaces pregame; commemorative glow in the dark mini footballs postgame

--Flags to be presented pregame by the RMU ROTC Color Guard

--Special on-field recognition ceremony for '96 ECAC Bowl champion RMU Football Team end of first quarter (15-Year Anniversary)

--Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 by playing the Clearview Quarterback Challenge at halftime!

--RMU student halftime tent featuring free food and soft drinks courtesy of Angelia's Pizza on the Joe Walton Stadium Plaza

--Stay in your seats after the game...postgame fireworks beginning 10 minutes after final horn, performed by Pyrotecnico!

Note: There will be two additional entrances to Joe Walton Stadium beginning this Saturday. RMU students are encouraged to use the entrance at the east end of the stadium nearest the parking circle while visiting fans are urged to use the gate at the west end of the stadium nearest the scoreboard. The main portal entrance in the center of the stadium remains a general entrance for all ticket holders.

Sunday, Oct. 9
*Women's Volleyball vs. Central Connecticut State (1 pm/Sewall Center/free admission)

Monday, Oct. 10

Men's and Women's Golf Holiday Inn Colonial Classic (11:30 am/The Club @ Shadow Lakes/Aliquippa/free)

*Junior Varsity Football vs. Gattaca (4 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free) 

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Men's and Women's Golf Holiday Inn Colonial Classic (9 am/The Club @ Shadow Lakes/Aliquippa/free)

Ice hockey and football are free for RMU students, faculty, and staff. For more ticket information go to