The Minuteman


  • The Covestro Center for Community Engagement released its fall newsletter, Building Bridges. Read it today to find out more information about board member training, its current programs, and how you can get involved.
  • As a reminder, the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management has published its new professional development catalog, and as always, classes and webinars are free to RMU employees with the exception of hands-on tech classes and individual clinics. Register online at and simply indicate in the comments section that you are an RMU employee to register for free classes. 

Personal Mention

  • Peggy Outon, assistant vice president of Community Engagement and Leadership Development, and Kenya Boswell, RMU alumna and president of BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, were named Women of Influence 2020 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The theme for this years Women of Influence is "Building a Strong Foundation," and highlights 26 women across the Pittsburgh region who show leadership and determination in their respective fields. The awards ceremony, which was meant to be held in March, was postponed and the PBT is now honoring them through their personal profiles, which can be viewed here

Upcoming Events

  • RMU will host its 18th actuarial science career fair over the week of September 28 to October 2 in a fully virtual format. Cigna has agreed to again sponsor the fair for the second year. Fifteen firms have registered with several additional firms expected to be added over the next few weeks. The career week will consist of virtual information sessions, chat rooms, and virtual interviews. Student turnout has been equally strong as in prior years with a total of 131 students registered. All alumni and students are invited to participate and questions can be referred to the fair’s organizer, Sara Durzo at
  • Wellness Week takes place October 12-16 and is full of great ways to stay active and healthy. All sessions will be held virtually, and each one is 30 minutes. Links to register for each event will be emailed out closer to the date of the sessions.
    • Monday, October 12
      10:00 a.m.    Making Informed Food Choices
      2:00 p.m.    Breast Health Tips / Cancer Awareness

    • Tuesday, October 13
      10:00 a.m.   Chronic Conditions
      12:00 p.m.   HealthJoy Webinar
      2:00 p.m.   Changing for Good

    • Wednesday, October 14
      10:00 a.m.   Love Your Lunch
      12:00 p.m.   Behavioral Health
      2:00 p.m.   Stress and Overeating

    • Thursday, October 15
      10:00 a.m.   Healthy Eating on a Budget
      12:00 p.m.   CM101 (Consumer Medical) *Available to FT Staff Enrolled in UPMC Medical
      2:00 p.m.   Healthy Aging

    • Friday, October 16
      10:00 a.m.   Warming Up for Winter
      12:00 p.m.   Keeping Kids Healthy During COVID
      2:00 p.m.   Perfect FITT


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