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-- Last call for your Sewall Center souvenirs! If you haven't done so already, show your #ColonialPride by getting your exclusive Sewall Center souvenir. Take home a limited edition frame, commemorating the five-year anniversary of RMU's biggest upset in sports history - beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2013 NIT. You can also grab yourself a piece of the actual Sewall Center court, or a commemorative "Never Forget The Chuck" t-shirt, all while supporting RMU Athletics. Get one, two, or all three of these unique souvenirs at

-- RMU Sentry Media was awarded second place in the Best Multimedia Package category of the 2018 David L. Adams Apple Awards last weekend. The news came during the College Media Association conference in New York City. 

-- RMU in the News has been updated for February.

Special Note -- The RMU community mourns the recent passing of Sister Mary Rene Procopio, known affectionately as Sister Rene, who led the Mooncrest Afterschool Program for at-risk youth in the Mooncrest housing development in Moon Township. RMU has a longstanding relationship with the Mooncrest After School Program, where many students have volunteered over the years, and Sister Rene had a starring role in a 2010 commercial for the university.


-- Arif Sirinterlikci, head of the Department of Engineering, is co-teaching an online 3D printing course through Sirinterlikci's session titled Metal Additive Manufacturing for Industry and Art will teach students about numerous applications of 3D printing in metal, both industrial and non-industrial. 

-- The work of Michael Smithhammer, adjunct professor in the Department of Media Arts, will be on display at Orr’s Jewelers, 532 Beaver St., Sewickley, through March 19. This exhibition is in conjunction with the conference at the David L. Lawrence Convetion Center of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Smithhammer's work is Luminaire, forms emitting light, that are constructed using English porcelain. The material is formed as thin as possible, perforated thousands of times with a needle tool, drilled and then fired to maturity around 2200 degrees. A light source is installed and the pieces glow and sparkle.


-- You're invited to the opening reception of the 13th Annual Gold Show Invitational!R obert Morris University’s Department of Media Arts presents the outstanding student work as selected by the Media Arts Faculty. This exhibit highlights projects from Foundations, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Digital Cinema and Television and Photography. It will be on display in the Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 20, noon to 2 p.m.
Exhibition dates: March 20 to April 6

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Or by appointment 

-- The Women's History Month Committee will hold the Women's History Month Reception and RMU Woman of Achievement Award Presentation on Wednesday, March 28, at Yorktown Hall at 4 p.m. This year we invite you to host a table for up to seven students who you ask to be your guests. Please RSVP to the Office of Student Life at no later than Monday, March 26 with the names of students you're inviting. There is no cost for this event.

-- The Center for Veteran and Military Families has partnered with veterans who are business leaders in Western PA to host a discussion about navigating the transition from service member to civilian professional. Sharing their own experiences as veterans, panelists will address some of the unexpected hurdles that service members may encounter during this transition along with many unique opportunities made possible by their military experience. The event takes place April 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. in Yorktown and RSVPs are required by Friday March 30.


Saturday March 17...
No. 17 Men's Lacrosse vs. Sacred Heart - (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Sunday March 18...
Women's Lacrosse vs. St. Bonaventure - (2 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

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