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Humans of RMU: The Guitar Player

Humans of RMU: The Guitar Player

Maura Linehan

September 25, 2018

When he heard the distinctive guitar line of the “The Munsters’” theme song, Joe Hale, RMU Academic Media Center’s TV engineer, decided that he loved the sound of the electric guitar. The feeling it gave him was the reason he started playing, and his relationship with music has continued unabated....

Humans of RMU: The psychology professor

Humans of RMU: The psychology professor

Maura Linehan

April 19, 2018

Understanding one’s self — who you are and why you are — can be a complicated process. In fact, knowing why you are programmed to do certain things can help you gain insight into who you are. Stephen Paul, Ph.D., who is now a professor of psychology, found his own career while he wa...

Arby’s “Meat Mountain” challenge

Arby’s “Meat Mountain” challenge

Garret Roberts, Contributor

April 12, 2018

Food challenges have existed for years, ranging from wings to massive burgers, yet the most recent challenge to haunt the stomach’s of Americans is none other than Arby’s “Meat Mountain.” Enticing challengers with the “Meat Sweats,” a sweat suit with a meat pattern from top to bottom, the...

Humans of RMU: The WLMP director

Humans of RMU: The WLMP director

Maura Linehan

March 28, 2018

In 1987, the United States declared March as Women’s History Month. According to womenshistorymonth.gov, it recognizes the contributions of women to the nation. Over four years ago, Lauren Rauscher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, came to RMU and took on the role of Director for the Wome...

Humans of RMU: The poison author

Humans of RMU: The poison author

Maura Linehan

January 25, 2018

For many, the iconic animated films of their childhood provide warm memories of growing up. Taking a closer look at the story lines, viewers may not remember how many times someone gets poisoned as part of the film. From the apple that makes Snow White fall into an endless sleep to the little brothers tu...

Humans of RMU: The sculptor

Humans of RMU: The sculptor

Maura Linehan

October 20, 2017

Awards — whether they bring international celebrity or simply recognize a good deed — typically come with a statue or plaque to commemorate the occasion. What might not be so obvious is that someone had to design the award long before anyone actually received it. For one of the awards presented here...

Humans of RMU: The Tuch

Humans of RMU: The Tuch

Maura Linehan

September 20, 2017

Decades of RMU students have enjoyed the beautiful campus landscape, while Colonials fans have been amazed by the voice of an RMU staff member singing the national anthem. In an amazing coincidence, one single man is responsible for both. That man is John Tucci.Tucci, better known as “The Tuch,R...

Humans of RMU: The musician

Humans of RMU: The musician

Maura Linehan

April 21, 2017

Inspiration to discover those things that you come to love in life can take many forms and come from many places. For a 7-year-old Heather Pinson, Ph.D., who is now the Department Head, Communications, an Associate Professor of Communication and an Associate Professor of Media Arts, that was the time wh...

Humans of RMU: The visiting bookseller

Humans of RMU: The visiting bookseller

Maura Linehan

March 1, 2017

For almost three decades, Robert Waskowicz has been selling books. It all began as he studied for a master's degree in English at IUP, and it has since made him a familiar face at Robert Morris over the past 20 years. Back in the beginning, it was the combination of being an avid reader and a chance...

Humans of RMU: The aspiring author

Humans of RMU: The aspiring author

Maura Linehan

February 10, 2017

As an adult, Dr. Chester Thompson, D.Sc., RMU’s Director for Student Support and Community Outreach Programs, learned a family secret that would change his life forever. What came about through that experience has led Thompson to undertake the writing of a book about his life, but what he learned fr...