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Construction of the UPMC Events Center is underway

Construction of the UPMC Events Center is underway

Briana Lewis

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to the construction of Robert Morris University’s new UPMC Events Center, there have been changes made to campus for the duration of the project. According to the university, the new home of Colonials basketball and volleyball is planned to open in January 2019. The $50 million project will i...

Alpha Chi Rho camping in cold temperatures to raise awareness

Alpha Chi Rho camping in cold temperatures to raise awareness

Delenn Poe

November 10, 2017


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“Freezing for a reason.” That is the saying that is getting Alpha Chi Rho through the week. They have been camping outside the Nicholson Center for a special cause for its annual fundraiser in which members live in tents and get donations from passing students and faculty. As part of their philanthropy,...

Magicians win Comedy for a Cause

Magicians win Comedy for a Cause

Sam Buck

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Nov. 8, Robert Morris University's Residence Hall Association hosted the second annual Comedy for a Cause. This event was to get members of RMU’s community to put together a comedy skit that could win up to $500 for a charity for the group's choosing. The event started at 9:15 p.m. the with ...

Police Blotter 10/31/17-11/06/17

Police Blotter 10/31/17-11/06/17

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Police Blotter, Top Stories

10/31/17 -Fire Alarm-Guardian reported a trouble alarm activated in Concord Hall.  Officers and Maintenance responded and found the cause to be from a space heater that overheated.  Maintenance reset the alarm system, and the student was advised to stop using the space heater.(closed) 10/31/17 -As...

Safety expert gives college campuses advice on handling threats

Safety expert gives college campuses advice on handling threats

Brittany Mayer, News Manager

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Safety may be at the front of many students’ minds since the attacks like the Texas church shooting and the Las Vegas shooting. Kathleen Kiernan is a campus public safety expert who gives students strategies to keep themselves and others safe on a college campus. Kiernan worked in federal law enforcement fo...

Campus Chapel celebrates 15th anniversary

Campus Chapel celebrates 15th anniversary

Morgan Nagle

November 3, 2017


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"In a fast paced ever changing world, it is important to have a place on campus dedicated for meditation/contemplation and worship," said RMU's Campus Minister, Gary M. Slifkey, during an email interview in regards to the importance of having access to a campus chapel. RMU's Rogal Chapel celebrated...

RMU-TV congratulated by Moon Township Board of Directors for Student Production Award

RMU-TV congratulated by Moon Township Board of Directors for Student Production Award

Malyk Johnson

November 2, 2017


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RMU-TV was honored during the November Moon Township Board of Supervisors Meeting for winning a Student Production Award at the Mid-Atlantic Emmys. RMU-TV won the award for "Colonial Sports Network: RMU Men's Basketball vs Bryant" in the Sports-Live Event category. "All of that would not hap...

Power outage in Moon Township, Yorktown hall affected

Power outage in Moon Township, Yorktown hall affected

Delaney Hassell, Social Media Manager

November 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

UPDATE: Power has been restored to Yorktown Hall. -- A transformer blew in Moon Township, causing a power outage in the area on Thursday evening. One of the buildings affected was RMU's Yorktown residence hall. RMU police report that no one was trapped in the elevators in the building. There...

Police Blotter 10/24/17-10/30/17

Police Blotter 10/24/17-10/30/17

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Police Blotter, Top Stories

10/24/17 -Fire Alarm- This department was advised of a fire alarm activated in Braddock Hall.  Officers responded and found the cause to be from a hair dryer.  Maintenance was on scene and reset the alarm system.(closed) 10/24/17 -Accident-A student reported damage done to their vehicle while parked in ...

RMU to begin paving Student Recreation and Fitness Center roads

RMU to begin paving Student Recreation and Fitness Center roads

Rebekah Wilford

October 28, 2017


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On Oct. 23, an email was sent to all students regarding upcoming road work on campus.On Oct. 24, T.A. Robinson Asphalt Paving Inc. began preparing to expand the parking lot and repave the roadway near the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. This preparation process is expected to last about four days...