Thursday, March 22, 2012
The long-running MTV reality show 'MADE had a casting call at the Moon university.
Joseph Kapela has never had a girlfriend, but he's hoping MTV soon will 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 realize 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, athletes and …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The network will be casting on the campus for its reality show MADE.
MTV producers will conduct a casting call this 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 …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The play will be staged today through Sunday.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Robert Morris University's Colonial Theatre will present Landford Wilson's The Rimers of Eldritch this week its Moon campus. The play will begin at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Massey Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. The production depicts a murder mystery, chronicling life in the town of Eldritch after an attack on a young girl and murder of the town's lunatic, according to the university. Contact the university's Student Life department at 412-397-5408 for more information.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Quaker Valley sophomore has organized a soccer ball collection and a 3-on-3 tournament for Friday to benefit Kick for Nick.
Although Quaker Valley sophomore Molly Wicker isn't a soccer player, an organization that focuses on helping kids through soccer really spoke to her. For her personal project at school, Molly decided to focus on Kick for Nick, an organization founded in honor of Nick Madaras, a U.S. solider killed in 2006 while serving in Iraq. Molly organized a soccer ball collection as well as a 3-on-3 tournament that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Robert Morris University. All proceeds will benefit the foundation. Sewickley Patch recently spoke with Molly about why she felt compelled to raise awareness for Kick for Nick. Patch: Why did you decide to take on this specific cause? Molly: This cause jumped out at me, not because I play soccer — I don’t…
Monday, January 16, 2012
Patch offers five things for you to do to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.
Americans are encouraged on Monday, Jan. 16 to have a "day on, not a day off" and to provide service to their communities as part of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sewickley Patch suggests five ways on this national holiday to get involved and celebrate in honor of the civil rights leader. 1. Join a candlelight vigil. As part of MLK Week 2012, Robert Morris University is holding a vigil to honor Dr. King's legacy at 5:30 p.m. at Rogal Chapel. The vigil will be followed by an MLK memorial service at 6 p.m. at the chapel, located behind the John Jay Center and across from the Nicholson Center on the Moon Township campus, 6001 University Boulevard. 2. Read. Local schools and the library are closed today, but that doesn't mean…
Monday, November 21, 2011
Landowner and Pennsylvania Environmental Council official, speaking at a Moon Township forum, say property owners should band together when considering leasing land to drilling companies.
Marian Schweighofer said it started for her on an evening four years ago, when a group of her fellow farmers in Wayne County gathered around a kitchen table. The group met to discuss the increasing number of offers each of them was fielding from natural gas drilling companies seeking to lease large tracts of eastern Pennsylvania farmland to drill for Marcellus Shale gas. The neighbors collectively owned 10,000 acres of land. “We needed to find a way to pull our community together,” Schweighofer told a small audience of property owners Saturday at Robert Morris University. “We needed to be proactive now rather than reactive later. “Please realize that every part of the lease is negotiable,” she said. Schweighofer and a group of industry …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The night is filled with music, marching and much more as high school bands from around the region perform in Martorelli Stadium at North Hills.
Nine area bands performed on Saturday in the 51st Annual North Hills Marching Band Festival. Participating marching bands came from Quaker Valley, Bethel Park, Fort LeBoeuf in Erie County, Franklin Regional, Hampton, Northgate, North Hills and South Park high schools. The event also included a performance by the Robert Morris University band.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Proposed cuts to education create challenges for local campuses
It’s said that everyone loves surprises. But when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett proposed approximately $1 billion in cuts to education, love wasn’t the word state educators used to describe the news. Corbett’s proposal would mean drastic cuts for schools from kindergarten all the way through the university level. At Penn State-Beaver, Chancellor Gary Keefer was anticipating cuts before the announcement was made. He wasn’t, however, anticipating a proposed 52 percent cut to Penn State’s funding. According to the university, that cut translates to approximately $182 million. “Nobody knew. The governor kept everything very close to the vest,” Keefer said. The proposed cuts create a unique challenge for Penn State, in part because of where its…
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The 2011 girls Tier I National Hockey Championships are being held at the Onyx and Suburban Ice Macomb in suburban Detroit.
Several players from Western Pennsylvania and three teams will participte in the ongoing 2011 girls Tier I National Hockey Championships at the Onyx-Rochester and Suburban Ice Macomb arenas in suburban Detroit. Teams from around the country are battling to see who will hold the national title, including teams sponsored by Little Caesars and the Honeybaked Hockey Club. Among those top-tier teams are three from Western Pennsylvania: Team Pittsburgh U16 (for players 16 and under), which plays out of the Airport Ice Arena in Moon, and the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U14 and U12 teams, which play at Robert Morris University's Island Sports Center in Neville Island. Local players include Team Pittsburgh's Kelli Mackey, a ninth-grader at Sewickley …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Shahla Talebi, an Iranian native, will appear at the Penguin Bookshop for a reading and book signing at 5 p.m. Friday.
In 1977, Shahla Talebi was both sleeping and awake. It was a trick she learned from a fellow Iranian political prisoner, a woman who was forced to stand for days as her legs and feet gradually swelled. Her eyes covered with a jacket, the woman stood alert yet dormant. For her possession of leftist literature and revolutionary ideals, Talebi was imprisoned in Iran from 1977 to 1978 and again from 1983 to 1992. She underwent torture and interrogations under both the Pahlavi regime and later, the theocratic rule of the Islamic Republic. Talebi admits she was never able to physically master the trick others practiced. For her, instead, it became a state of consciousness, a way to block out her surroundings without disconnecting herself from …