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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...

Humans of RMU: The Taste Tester

Humans of RMU: The Taste Tester

Maura Linehan

January 18, 2017

Almost 150 years ago, Henry John Heinz founded the food company that still bears his name. While the company is now known around the world, it is still a hometown landmark and a part of the homes of the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a history center. It isn’t hard to find a si...

Humans of RMU: The international poet

Humans of RMU: The international poet

Maura Linehan

December 9, 2016

Poetry is considered one of mankind’s greatest forms of self expression. Through it, you can communicate with others in a way that breaks down the traditional barriers of language. Tess Barry, a part-time faculty member with the RMU English Department, knows this all too well as both a teacher an...

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Maura Linehan

November 14, 2016

While Oscar Wilde once said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life,” RMU Visiting Documentary Filmmaker Nadine Patterson makes it clear that life and art are truly part of each other. For Patterson, in residence for the fall semester of 2016, there is no imitation; instead, ar...

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Maura Linehan

October 31, 2016

“I started telling stories a long time ago,” Jeffrey Irvine said.Irvine, a part-time member of the RMU Social Sciences faculty, remembers the first time he told a group of people a ghost story. As a college student and summer camp counselor, he discovered that he could engage them and build...

Humans of RMU: The Home Improvement Volunteer

Humans of RMU: The Home Improvement Volunteer

Maura Linehan

October 21, 2016

Taking a timeout from college coursework for Thanksgiving or Spring Breaks has traditionally given students with some well-deserved downtime where they can relax and recharge. It also means heading back home to spend time with family and friends, but for Nicole Stone, a senior at RMU, a break from sc...