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  • Robert Morris University has been awarded Gold status as a Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business and the premier military marketing company in the country. Only 162 of more than 1,200 universities and professional schools participating in VIQTORY’s 2021-2022 survey have been selected for Gold award status. The designation of Gold status is a promotion from RMU’s last ranking as a Bronze Military Friendly® School. Read more about this honor here.

  • The M.S. in Counseling Psychology program has received accreditation from the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council through 2029. The graduate program was launched in 2016 and is now one of only two in the Pittsburgh area accredited by MPCAC.

Personal Mention

  • Christine Holtz, professor of media arts, presented a paper “Fifty Greenspace Dumpsites” at the Seventeenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability hosted by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on February 24. 

Upcoming Events

  • The RMU Center for Innovation and Outreach invites you to attend their second Virtual Innovation Speaker Series event today (February 26) from 2 - 3 p.m. featuring Christine Furstoss, former General Electric Officer and CTO. Christine will be presenting "Innovation Success and Failure: Lessons Learned." RMU employees should check their emails for the invitation and registration link or email Rika Carlsen at to register for the event.

Weekend Sports

  • Friday, February 26
    • Women's hockey vs Syracuse, 7 p.m. at the Island Sports Center - Watch and listen on the RMU Gameday App
  • Saturday, February 27
    • Women's hockey vs Syracuse, 2 p.m. at the Island Sports Center - Watch and listen on the RMU Gameday App


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