Friday, April 12, 2013
The dance takes place at 7 p.m. tonight.
Moon Area High School students will celebrate prom this year at the Hyatt Pittsburgh International Airport. For students, the dance begins at 7 p.m. Promenade, open to both parents and members of the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Moon Area High School Auditorium. District spokeswoman Megan Edwards said the theme for this year's dance is "vintage." -- Are you going to attend the promenade? Snap a photo of the fete and upload it to the gallery on this article. Just log into Patch and click the 'upload photos and videos' button.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The university is launching a new degree program in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Moon-based Robert Morris University is launching a program based at a facility in downtown Pittsburgh as well as several regional satellite campuses, according to a university spokesman. In the fall, RMU will open a "RMU Downtown," located at Heinz 57 Center on Sixth Avenue. The program will offer bachelor's and master's degrees for part-time students. RMU's new Bayer Center for Non-Profit Management, which is now located at the Regional Enterprise Tower, at 600 Sixth Avenue, will be moved to Heinz 57 Center. Six degree programs and two certificates will be offered at RMU Downtown, according to the university. Plans are also underway to offer degree programs at locations in Southepointe in Washington County and Monroeville, said …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Upcoming commencement ceremonies are scheduled for the school districts.
Seniors in Montour High School's class of 2012 will graduate Friday at Robert Morris University Moon. The school district will hold its ceremony at 7 p.m. in the university's Sewall Center arena. Parking will be available on campus. The last day of classes for students in the district is Thursday. Moon Area High School seniors will graduate at 7:30 p.m. June 15 in the district's high school gymnasium. Members of Moon's class of 2012 must attend rehearsal at 9 a.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. June 15 in the gymnasium. Parking for the ceremony will be available at the county Port Authority Park-n-Ride lot on University Boulevard, behind Sheetz. Shuttle buses will transport guests from the parking lot to the high school from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. that…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Robert Morris University students and faculty today began a five-day trip down the Great Allegheny Passage. The destination: Washington DC.
It started out as a trip Todd Hamer would take each year with his father—a chance to bond over the 340 miles of bike trails that snake between the Pittsburgh area and Washington DC. But this year, Hamer, who is the head strength and conditioning coach for Robert Morris University, will take a few others along for the ride. Hamer alongside RMU architect Bill Joyce are leading a group of RMU students and faculty members on a five-day bike trip down the Great Allegheny Passage and Cumberland Trail. This year marks the second RMU-sponsored bike trip to Washington DC. The group gathered earlier today at RMU's Moon campus, but they will begin the trip in Confluence, PA. They plan to bike nearly 70 miles a day, and stop to rest at motels and bed…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Moon-based university hosts its annual commencement ceremony.
More than 500 Robert Morris University undergrads will receive their bachelor's degrees Saturday during the university's 87th annual commencement ceremony. The ceremony is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sewall Center Arena. Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise, will be featured as the event's keynote speaker. Also speaking at the undergraduate ceremony will be class of 2012 president Besart Stavileci, who also will receive the university's Presidential Transformational Award. RMU will host its graduate student commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday, also in the Sewall Center Arena. More than 200 master's and doctoral students will receive diploma's, including Polly Dell'Omo, wife of RMU president …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Proceeds from 'RMU Feud' will benefit the Marco Giovengo Memorial Fund.
Robert Morris University students will remember an RMU senior who died in March with a live webcast on RMUSentryMedia.com. Communications students will host a live online broadcast of "RMU Feud," a spin on the daytime TV staple Family Feud. Proceeds from sponsorships of the broadcast will benefit the Marco Giovengo Memorial Fund. Christine Sonsen, a media management student at the university, said the game show is the perfect way to remember Giovengo, a senior who died in his residence hall in March of complications from Muscular Dystrophy. "He was so fun-loving," she said. "So this is just really fitting." Sonsen said students sold sponsorships for the broadcast to area businesses, which will directly benefit Giovengo's memorial. …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Communications students try to give up social media for 48 hours.
Lisa Folli, a freshman at Robert Morris University, never noticed how glued she was to her smartphone until this week. "Most of the time when we talk to people, we're not looking at them—we're looking at our phones," Folli said. "I actually started to look at people and see their reactions when I was talking to them." Folli and her classmates in an RMU survey of mass communications course this week turned off their cell phones and logged out of their Twitter, Facebook and Pintrest accounts for 48 hours, testing just how much technology intertwines with their lives. For many students, the assignment was a lot easier said than done. Instructor Yvonne Bland challenged the class to go two days without texting, cell phone calls or social …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The long-running MTV reality show 'MADE' holds a casting call at the Moon university.
Joseph Kapela has never had a girlfriend, but he's hoping MTV will soon change that. "I want to get made into a ladies' man," said the 20-year-old, clutching an issue of Sports Illustrated featuring a scantily clad model. "I've never had a girlfriend before, but you know, I'm hoping MTV can give me some help picking up the ladies." Kapela, whom his peers recently crowned "Mr. Robert Morris University," auditioned yesterday for the Emmy-winning MTV reality show MADE, a documentary-style series that follows young people as they pursue and achieve their goals. The show's producers stopped by RMU's Nicholson Center to interview students about appearing on the show. Past MADE stars have morphed before MTV cameras into beauty queens, …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The network will be on the campus while seeking participants for its reality show MADE.
MTV producers will conduct a casting call next week at Robert Morris University for its long-running reality show MADE. Producers will be at the campus Wednesday to interview students about appearing on the show. John Locke, RMU's student life director, said more than 20 students have already signed up for the casting, which will take place at the university's Nicholson Center. The reality show follows young adults as they try to realize their goals—past MADE stars have turned themselves into beauty queens, musicians and athletes. "In the past the show has focused on high school students and teenagers," Locke said. "They said that they want to shift the focus more on college students and cast people from campuses." Locke said the show's …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Moon students have been selected to perform in a host of regional events.
Moon Area High School band students last week performed in the Western Allegheny County Area Honors Band at Chartiers Valley High School. More than 160 local band students from area high schools participated in the annual event. The school district reports that 28 students took part in the event, which requires a rigorous two-day rehearsal. In addition, Moon junior Mark Bartus was selected as the first chair pianist in the PMEA honors jazz band earlier this month at Baldwin High School. Four students were selected to take part in Senior High District Band at North Allegheny High School, including senior trumpet Chris Nan, sophomore bassoon Adam Sniezek, sophomore French horn Nicholas Giralico and sophomore trombone Eric Homol. Sniezek and…