Monday, May 13, 2013
Robert Morris University held its 88th commencement ceremony on Friday and Saturday.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald offered three pieces of advice to approximately 220 Robert Morris University students receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees Fitzgerald was the keynote speaker at Friday's commencement ceremony in the Sewall Center Arena on the Moon Township campus. On Saturday, May 11, approximately 500 students received bachelor’s degrees at RMU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Bob Rogers, president of Development Dimensions International, was the keynote speaker. Patch congratulates the 2013 graduates.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and DDI President Bob Rogers are keynote speakers for the events.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and DDI President Bob Rogers will be the keynote speakers at Robert Morris University’s 88th commencement ceremonies in the Sewall Center Arena at RMU’s Moon Township campus Fitzgerald will speak to approximately 220 students, who will receive master’s and doctoral degrees, at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10. On Saturday, May 11, approximately 500 students will receive bachelor’s degrees at RMU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. Rogers will be the keynote speaker and also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Robert Morris. Rogers has overseen the day-to-day operations of Development Dimensions International, a global talent management company, since 1990. During…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The seven-day fundraising drive needs 300 donations by midnight April 30.
Robert Morris University has launched a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise 300 donations in seven days. RMU 300 could unlock $50,000 in donations to help needy students at the university if 300 donations are made before midnight April 30. Funds support the Student Emergency Fund, which has been used over the years to help students purchase textbooks, pay for car repairs and new clothes for a job interview, and even to cover student travel expenses to visit sick loved ones. The minimum donation is $10. As of Thursday night, 119 donors had given nearly $3,000.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The NCAA tournament wraps up Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
The Robert Morris University-hosted Frozen Four Tournament at Consol Energy Center could have an $11 to 13 million economic impact on the Pittsburgh region, according to a university official. Marty Galosi, RMU assistant athletic director, said the tournament, running at the arena through Saturday, is expected to bring more than 13,000 college hockey fans to Pittsburgh. Galosi said the university secured a bid in 2012 to host the tournament, which marks Pittsburgh's first NCAA championship. "I would hope that this is drawing people from outside of the area into Pittsburgh," he said. Yale and Quinnipiac will meet tomorrow in the tournament's final round. "This is increased visibility for our program," Galosi said. "It's national …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Hopewell native and member of RMU's football roster has planned a blood drive.
Tyler Potts was a senior at Hopewell Area High School when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For Potts, now 22, the diagnosis meant a change of plans. The football standout was sidelined for the Vikings' undefeated 2009 season, while he instead battled with his illness during his senior year. Cancer also meant putting his college football dreams on hold. "I dropped down to under 200 pounds—which is small for me," Potts said. "I had to start from square one. I was trying to get scholarships to go to school and play football, but no one was talking to me (as a result of the illness)." Football brought Potts to the Moon Township-based Robert Morris University, where he transferred after attending Geneva College for two …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The final score is 13-to-2.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Veterans meet to share stories at Robert Morris University.
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Monday, March 25
Veterans are invited to a regular breakfast meeting and storytelling event at Robert Morris University. The Veterans Breakfast Club will hold its next meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at RMU's Sewall Center. The club is a nonprofit, Pittsburgh-area organization that sponsors and hosts events for veterans. No membership is required to attend. Non-veterans are also invited. The cost to attend a breakfast is $10. Attendees can RSVP by calling 412.623.9029. Upcoming veterans events in Moon Township are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Visit the organization's website for more.
Aaron Thomas will replace Donna Belas as superintendent.
The Cornell School Board has hired Aaron Thomas as the district's latest superintendent. The board appointed Thomas on March 21. His tenure as superintendent for the district will begin on July 1, said school board member Robert Dinell. Thomas has served as a high school principal at Cornell since 2009, where he previously worked as a high school teacher. Thomas replaces current Superintendent Donna Belas, who retires after 41 years of service in the district in July. Thomas earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education, social students, from Robert Morris University, where he also earned his master's degree. He is now completing doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh. He resides in North Fayette with his wife Casey and two…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Dozens of RMU students volunteer to assist in the event.
More than 100 students at Robert Morris University will volunteer today at a Special Olympics bowling event. RMU student Joel Gray said fellow students played an active role in organizing the competition, working on a committee to bring the event to fruition. Students today will be bused to the event, where they will lend a helping hand to athletes, pass out awards, and take part in a welcome rally for participants. "You would think college kids would want to go and have fun during the weekend," said Gray, a junior sports management major. "But we've been going around to get volunteers, and everyone says 'Please sign me up for this weekend.'" More than 500 Special Olympics athletes are expected to take part in today's event. Opening …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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