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Friday, November 16, 2012


-- Each year, President Dell’Omo and the university's senior leadership team are pleased to announce and recognize employees who have earned Additional Annual Performance Awards (AAPA). This is an annual honor earned by the top 20 percent of RMU non-union staff. This year, 71 employees received the 2012 AAPA and were recognized at an event held on Nov 12. 2012. A list of the 2012 AAPA Award Recipients is here and photos from the recognition event are here.

-- On Nov. 9, Assistant Professor of Education Vicki Donne, along  with several students in RMU special education teacher preparation programs (Tyler Lanciotti,  Amy Burak, Jennifer Kuglar, and Ciara Slaiman-Cutone) gave a presentation at the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Titled "Application of Apps", the presentation provided an overview of the technical background and research supporting use of apps in university and K-12 classrooms. The focus of the session was on the integration to support the content knowledge, communication skills, and social needs of students with a disability. Research on the use of iPads and applications in the Pittsburgh area was shared and favorite apps were demonstrated.

-- You can help students whose families were impacted by Hurricane Sandy through donations to the Student Emergency Fund or to the Red Cross.

*EDITOR'S NOTE -- The Minuteman will not be published on Friday, Nov. 23. Happy Thanksgiving!

You're Invited 

-- The University Honors Program invites everyone to a special event: "Look Homeward, Pittsburgh: A Presentation by Bill Kauffman," Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the International Suite of Sewall Center. Kauffman is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives in upstate New York and writes about American politics and culture. Kauffman celebrates local neighborhoods and small-town American life. He is the author of nine books, including “Look Homeward, America.”  Journalist Tom Bissell wrote of that book, “Bill Kauffman is one of America’s funniest and wisest writers. Not only can he make anarchism seem lovable, he forces you to reassess everything you believe about American politics and culture.” All are cordially invited. Please RSVP if you are bringing a group of students. 

Saturday, Nov. 17
Football vs. Monmouth (noon/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

*Senior and Youth Football/Cheerleader Day Presented by Hometown Pizza
*All ticket proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross to help those in need following Hurricane Sandy
*Free food on the stadium plaza at halftime for RMU students under the tent (presented by Residence Hall Association)
*Senior class T-shirt sales on stadium plaza (cash only)
*Sign up on the plaza for a chance to win $500 in the Clearview Federal
Credit Union Quarterback Challenge at halftime!
**If you can't make the game, listen live on WLFP-AM 1550 Radio*

Monday, Nov. 19
Men's Basketball NIT Season Tip-Off/tickets: 412-397-4949 or
*Cleveland State vs. Alabama Huntsville (5 pm/Sewall Center)
*Robert Morris vs. Bowling Green (7:30 pm/Sewall Center)

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Men's Basketball NIT Season Tip-Off/*tickets: 412-397-4949 or
*Alabama Huntsville vs. Bowling Green (5 pm/Sewall Center**)
*Robert Morris vs. Cleveland State (7:30 pm/Sewall Center**)

NIT SEASON TIP-OFF TICKET PER DAY PRICES...*Reserved Chairbacks $10, General Admission $9, Students $4. RMU Freedom Cards cannot be used for complimentary admission to any of these games.

TOYS FOR TOTS...Collection bins on campus are located in Joe Walton Stadium (first floor main lobby), Sewall Center Arena (main entrance), Sewall Center Third Floor (inside upper doors), Island Sports Center (main lobby), Nicholson Center (across from Heritage Room) and Hale Center (inside third floor doors facing Franklin Center). Please be generous by donating a new unwrapped toy and help us support our partners in this annual venture, the United States Marine Corps Reserve. *Better yet come to the football game versus Monmouth at noon on Nov. 17 in Joe Walton Stadium ,the men's basketball at 7 pm on Dec. 1 versus Ohio University in Sewall Center, the women's basketball game at 1 pm on Dec. 2 versus Duquesne in Sewall Center, the women's hockey game versus Mercyhurst at 7 pm on Dec. 7 at the Island Sports Center and/or the men's hockey game at 7 pm versus Ohio State on Dec. 8 at the Island Sports Center...*bring a new unwrapped toy to these games and get in free!*

*YOUTH HOCKEY DAYS*...The 2013 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey national championship trophy will be on display four times at area Western Pennsylvania rinks between now and the Frozen Four as part of the Pittsburgh Local Organizing Committee's "Youth Hockey Days." While the Robert Morris men's team is running clinics, get your picture taken with the trophy in the facilities. Your first chance is this Sunday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Blade Runners Ice Complex (305 Church Road/Bethel Park).


*MOVEMBER ROLLS ON...*The RMU men's lacrosse and men's hockey teams are partnering this month during Mustache Madness! Both teams are growing out their mustaches for all of November to raise money and awareness for men's prostate and testicular cancer. The squads are inviting all men on campus to grow out their mustaches. Mustache Madness t-shirts will be for sale for
$15 with all proceeds going to the Movember Foundation. Donations also can be made at

Football and ice hockey are free for RMU faculty, staff, and students. For other ticket prices, go to