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Friday, March 16, 2012
-- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a panel discussion about reducing hospital readmissions on Tuesday, March 27, in Dining Rooms A and C of the Sewall Center. A reception with light refreshments will take place at 6 p.m., and the discussion gets underway at 7. The panel, “Care Transitions,” will specifically address hospital readmissions among senior citizens, which are particularly high. Overall, preventable hospital readmissions cost the United States $17 billion annually in Medicare costs alone. The panel will be moderated by assistant professor Joseph Angelelli, director of the Health Services Administration program.

-- RMU students traveling to Nicaragua and University Professor of Nursing Carl Ross were featured recently on Nicaraguan television in a story about the care they provide to residents there. View the story here. (Most of it is in Spanish.)
-- The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science is hosting its sixth annual Science Bowl on Saturday, March 17, for teams of high school students who compete against one-another in a game-show like format featuring science questions.

-- RMU will host a performance of a new musical, Kingdom Come, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in Massey Theater. Led by interview-style vignettes, Kingdom Come strives to take the audience back to “where you were,” on Sept. 11, 2001, and challenges you to move into the future. Told through singing and dancing, monologues and scenes, the stories transport the Voice and the audience to a seventh grade classroom, the streets of New York City, a grocery store, a college party, and ultimately a cliffside. Donations at the performance are welcome and will support its production in New York City. 

*WELLNESS TIP* Keep a food journal. Monitoring your daily intake of food and beverages will help prevent indulging. Listen to your body. Stop eating when you are no longer hungry. Only snack on foods that you love. Savor those favorite holiday treats you don't get any time of year.


Below are a sampling of upcoming events. For other events, including Women's History Month events, go to

March 16, Media Arts Department presents "Talking Out of Turn: Polyphonics in Documentary."

March 17, The Vagina Monologues

March 23, Diversity Speaker Series

March 26, CEO Lecture Series

March 27, Care Transitions Panel

March 29, Women's History Month Luncheon

Saturday, March 17
*Women's Lacrosse vs. Davidson (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

-Take the Wendy's halftime lax shootout challenge for the chance to win free food!