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  • Supported by a state education grant of nearly $200,000, Robert Morris University will train seven teachers from high-needs schools this year to become principals. It's the second year RMU has received state support to train aspiring principals for their certification while supporting them through a year of clinical experience on the job. Four teachers from Propel Charter Schools participated last year in the program, titled “Leadership by Design: Expanding Principal Certification for the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Corps.” All four graduates from last year's program are now principals or assistant principals in a high-needs school. 
  • The RMU Wellness Center will open next month at Center for Hope, a Beaver County faith-based charity. Developed and led by faculty from the undergraduate nursing and D.N.P. programs in the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies and funded by a three-year grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation, the RMU center will provide improved access to care for Center for Hope's clients. It also will provide RMU students with clinical opportunities to work in collaborative teams, experience community-based care, and work with complex patients who often have numerous psychosocial needs.
  • RMU students have received two Mid-Atlantic College/University Emmy nominations: 
    • Student Production - News: General Assignment
      "Monster Pumpkin Festival is a Smash Hit”- Robert Morris University
      Gage Goulding, Reporter, Megan Shandel, Camera
    • Student Production Talent
      Gage Goulding
  • It was a surprisingly busy month in July for news media coverage of RMU. Check it all out at RMU in the News.

Personal Mention

You're Invited

  • The RMU CEO Lecture Series will resume Wednesday, Sept. 4, with a talk by Thomas Tull -- entrepreneur, philanthropist, film producer (The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Inception), and minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- from 3 to 5 p.m. in the UPMC Events Center. RSVP at

Weekend Sports

  • Women's Soccer vs Purdue Fort Wayne - Friday, 1 p.m. at the North Athletic Complex

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