Monday, May 13, 2013
Robert Morris University held it 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. Congratulations 2013 graduates.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The event drew about 180 ringers from various churches and communities.
The St. James Parish Handbell Choir recently took part in the 13th Annual Western Pennsylvania Handbell Festival, which took place on Saturday, April 13, at Robert Morris University. About 180 ringers from various churches and communities attended, and together they presented a final concert. The WPA Festival is produced by Three Rivers Ringers and was conducted by one of today’s leading handbell composers and conductors, Timothy H. Waugh. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
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.
Friday, March 1, 2013
More than 23,000 federal workers and retirees live in Allegheny County. How will sequestration affect them—and the economy to which they contribute?
Allegheny County is home to more than 23,000 federal employees and retirees who contribute to its economy and potentially could be affected if sequestration budget cuts are enacted today. The numbers shown here reflect the number of federal employees in each Pennsylvania by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 23,229 federal employees and retirees who live in Allegheny County, the greatest number—9,818—are retirees, according to the data. While the cuts will affect veterans programs, they are not specifically …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The campus has closed due to a widespread power outage.
A widespread power outage today has left much of the Robert Morris University campus in the dark, leading university officials to close the campus for the afternoon. RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said several buildings on campus are now without power. He said he could not confirm if the outage, which occurred earlier today, affected all campus facilities. Potts said he could not comment on the exact cause of the outage, though Duquesne Light crews have been called to the Moon Township campus. RMU's student newspaper The Sentry reports that power lines are down behind the university's Nicholson Center, which serves as a hub for student activity on campus. The women's basketball game scheduled for tonight at the university's Sewall Center …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hundreds pack Robert Morris University for a public hearing on Marcellus shale gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport. The potential deal could generate an estimated $500 million for the airport.
Former Moon resident Gary Sheffler said his civil engineering firm PVE Sheffler struggled in the years after U.S. Airways abandoned its hub and cut flights at Pittsburgh International—a move that triggered a downturn in the overall airport corridor economy. "To put a personal face on this, my company went from 15 employees down to three employees," said Sheffler, speaking before hundreds Thursday at a public hearing at Robert Morris University. The burgeoning natural gas drilling industry in Western Pennsylvania has helped his company grow to hire a staff of 70, he said. "I would have a hard time telling 70 people with families and kids, 'I think we have got to shut it down because of the environment,' " he said. Allegheny County …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Local professionals, including one former Moon resident, will attend this year's Pittsburgh-based One Young World summit.
The Robinson Township-based Bayer Corp. will sponsor ten employees as delegates at this year's One Young World summit in Pittsburgh. The One Young World nonprofit hosts its annual gathering of Millennials from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22 in the city. Former President Bill Clinton will serve as the event's keynote speaker on Thursday. More than 1,200 young professionals and leaders, age 18 to 30, from across the world will gather to discuss global issues, ranging from human rights to sustainable development. The attendees will then spearhead projects in their home cities, focused on realizing goals discussed during the event. Bayer and Robert Morris University, of Moon Township, are among the event's leading sponsors. Much of the summit will …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
An RMU spokesperson said the university is "evaluating its options."
Robert Morris University has hired the Ontario-based firm World Air Structure Assistance to determine what to do with its Neville Island golf dome that deflated last week after heavy winds. The white polyvinyl dome, which stood 100-feet and 80-feet high, deflated a wind microburst on the island tore a hole in the structure's roof, causing it collapse. Ten people, including staffers and golfers, were able to walk out of the dome before it toppled down. RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said World Air Structure has evaluated the deflated dome and presented the university with options to repair and rebuild it. No re-opening date has been announced for the sports dome, which is located next to the university's Island Sports Center arena. "We'…
Friday, June 1, 2012
A spokeswoman for the Moon-based university said no injuries have been reported.
No one was injured when Robert Morris University’s Golf and Sports Dome collapsed Friday afternoon on Neville Island. RMU Police Chief Randy Mink said a wind microburst that moved through the area shortly before 5 p.m. tore a hole in the dome's roof, causing it to deflate slowly. “Everyone is safe,” spokeswoman Kyle Fisher said. Mink said a dozen employees of the university's Island Sports Center were inside the dome at the time of the storm, but were able to escape safely. He said the dome, which stood 100-long and 80-feet high, has never collapsed prior to this instance but that a similar structure in Texas recently fell after a storm. The Neville Island facility, located on the grounds of the university's Island Sports Center, was …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The retired former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan is slated to speak today at Robert Morris University.
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will speak today at Robert Morris University's Sewall Center. McChrystal is slated to speak before students and faculty at 1 p.m. in the Sewall Center's International Suite and again at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall as a part of the university's ongoing Pittsburgh Speaker Series. The event at the Sewall Center is open to the public and free to attend. The four-star general was the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until 2010 and the leader of the Joint Special Operations Command. Under his command, U.S. forces in 2003 captured former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and in 2006 killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. McChrystal, a 1976 West Point graduate, spent much …