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Friday, November 4, 2016


-- Terri Devereaux has joined the School of Nursing and Health Sciences as the new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program director. Devereaux earned a bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration from Point Park University; a master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, a masters in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph. D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University at Pittsburgh. 

-- Check out RMU in the News and see the spotlight that was shined on RMU during the month of October. RMU engineering, health care administration, psychology were among the programs and expertise highlighted, and President Howard made news for his inauguration and an op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post.

-- Tomorrow (Saturday, November 5) at 9 a.m. the Robert Morris Sport Management Association will be hosting The 11th Annual Susan K. Hofacre 5K Race. This race is in remembrance of the late Susan Hofacre, former RMU atheltics director, and it benefits the Susan Hofacre Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Sport Management Association. The deadline for early registration is today, October 28 or $20 the day of the race. Students can show their Freedom Card to register for only $10. Students who don't run can earn SET credit by volunteering to help out. Please contact John Clark at for more information.

-- November is NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month! Participants commit to writing a number of words over the month, perhaps 10k, 20k or even 50k, then track their progress and keep in touch with other writers through the Revolution portal for the RMU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honorary society. While the national group focuses on novels, any writing is good, including faculty working on research publications. The fraternity will be posting the RMU total number of words in Wheatley. For more details, see Sigma Tau Delta's portal or contact Sylvia Pamboukian at 

-- The School of Engineering, Mathematics & Science is hosing a STEM Networking Conference: "STEM Speed Dating" at RMU on Saturday, November 5 (tomorow) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for girls in ninth through eleventh grades. During the event, the attendees will meet one-on-one with female STEM professionals and learn more about STEM careers through the personal stories of those working in those fields. Register here.

-- The Society for Collegiate Journalists at its Atlanta conference last month awarded "Chapter of the Year" honors to RMU. The student officers of the SCJ chapter also collected a first place award for long-form documentary at the College Media Association Fall Film Festival in Atlanta for "Hail to RMU", plus third place and honorable mention for two other Sentry Media productions. They also visited CNN and two TV stations with student media advisor Carrie Moniot.


-- Read the latest from Todd Hamer, head strength and conditioning coach, at elitefts. Hamer will be speaking in January at the University of Hawaii strength and conditioning clinic.


-- The Center for Global Engagement, in collaboration with the Media Arts Gallery, is excited to announce the first International Show, a juried exhibition featuring artwork created by RMU students while studying abroad and by international students while studying in the U.S. The show is free and open to the public.

There will also be the opportunity for members of the RMU community to share their international experiences. The wall in the Wheatley Atrium will be available for students, faculty, and staff to hang their photos or other international mementos to display during the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: November 3-25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-- The Tenth Annual Veterans Day Breakfast is scheduled for November 11 at 8 a.m. in the International Suite of the Sewall Center, and today, Friday, November 4 is the final day to RSVP to Heather Jericho at

-- RMU Colonial Theatre’s production of Elephant’s Graveyard is November 9-13 in Massey Theatre. A play by George Brant and directed by Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, RMU is bringing the circus to town! For more information, go to

-- Annette Foerster, the Fall 2016 Rooney International Visiting Scholar, will give another public lecture this fall, "German Politics in Times of Crisis" on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Library in Patrick Henry Center. Terrorists attacks, the financial crisis, Brexit, the refugee crisis - German politics are confronted with Herculean tasks that challenge the political and social order of the republic, giving rise to populist movements. The presentation explores and comments on current developments within German politics.   


Friday, Nov. 4
Women's Hockey vs. Syracuse (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
The first 200 fans receive a Christmas tree ornament courtesy of Sewickley Savings Bank!
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!

Saturday, Nov. 5
Women's Hockey vs. Syracuse (3:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!
Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State (7:05 pm/84 Lumber Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949 or
Sign up in the arena to take the Clearview FCU Skill Shot might win $500!

Sunday, Nov. 6
Men's Soccer vs. Saint Francis U (1 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)--SENIOR DAY

TOYS FOR TOTS...The RMU Athletic Department has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on this annual community outreach program every year since 2008 collecting hundreds of toys for area youths thanks to the generosity of many Colonial fans. Collection bins on campus will once again be located beginning Tuesday Nov. 1 in Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center (main arena and third floor), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Admissions Office) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy. Or better yet bring a new unwrapped toy to any or all of these Robert Morris "Toys for Tots" home games and get in free! 

  • Women's Hockey - Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 3:05 pm vs Syracuse (Island Sports Center)
  • Football - Saturday, Nov. 12 @ noon vs. Wagner (Joe Walton Stadium)
  • Men's Hockey - Saturday, Dec. 3, @ 5:05 pm vs. Sacred Heart (Island Sports Center)
  • Women's Basketball - Sunday, Dec. 4 @ 1 pm vs. Howard (Sewall Center)
  • Men's Basketball - Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 4 pm vs. Oakland (Sewall Center)
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