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The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

Brittany Mayer

Brittany Mayer, News Manager

Brittany is a communications major with a concentration in journalism and is the News Manager of RMU Sentry Media. After getting her degree, she hopes to get a job in either copy editing or publishing.

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Congressman Keith Rothfus talks 2018 election, redistricting of Pa.

Congressman Keith Rothfus talks 2018 election, redistricting of Pa.

April 17, 2018

Congressman Keith Rothfus from the current 12th District is running for re-election in the 2018 election for the new 17th District. According to the New York Times, the redistricting of Pennsylvania...

Astronaut Mark Kelly speaks at RMU

Astronaut Mark Kelly speaks at RMU

April 11, 2018

Retired astronaut and Gulf War Naval Aviator, Mark Kelly along with his wife, Gabby Giffords, Congresswoman, are speaking at the Pittsburgh Speaker Series. The event is being held in Heinz Hall tonight...

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RMU renovating residence halls in next five summers

April 11, 2018

Robert Morris University just announced that over the next five summers, major changes will be made to the 14 residence halls on campus. "Robert Morris University will make major improvements to most...

RMU Media Arts Department documents Sewickley

RMU Media Arts Department documents Sewickley

April 8, 2018

On March 15, the Robert Morris University Media Arts Department held A Portrait of Pittsburgh / Hay-on-Wye event. Seven students and three professors met in Sewickley, Pa., to document the town and share...

In September of 2001, the 130-year-old, haunted Grand Midway Hotel was bought by Blair Murphy for $11,000. Now, that hotel is being turned into an Airbnb.

Haunted Grand Midway Hotel opens as Airbnb

April 2, 2018

In September of 2001, the 130-year-old, haunted Grand Midway Hotel was bought by Blair Murphy for $11,000. Now, that hotel is being turned into an Airbnb. Although it needed things like windows and...

Second annual Global Karneval

Second annual Global Karneval

March 21, 2018

Robert Morris University held its second annual Global Karneval. The event was organized by the Center for Global Engagement. The program was held last year in the Charles L. Sewall Center. Due to the...

John Currie new Executive-in-Residence in Sports Management

John Currie new Executive-in-Residence in Sports Management

March 12, 2018

John Currie, athletics director and college administrator, is coming to Robert Morris University on March 19 through March 23 as an Executive-in-Residence in Sports Management for the School of Business. Currie...

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Wolf Blitzer to speak at RMU’s 93rd commencement

March 2, 2018

Robert Morris University's 800 bachelor and master's degree students will get to hear Wolf Blitzer, news anchor for CNN, addresses the class of 2018 at commencement. Commencement is being held on May...

Demolition Begins on the Sewall Center

Three Sewall Center souvenir packages available

March 1, 2018

Robert Morris University has souvenirs available from the Charles L. Sewall Center. Three souvenir packages are available for purchase at rmu.edu/kentucky. The three packages are: Package 1 - A...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with The Renfrew Center

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with The Renfrew Center

February 28, 2018

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week started on Feb. 26 and will end on March 4, but The Renfrew Center, an eating disorder treatment center, is holding the “This is Me” moment. The “This...

RMU introduces WWE class

RMU introduces WWE class

February 20, 2018

At the beginning of the 2018 academic year, Robert Morris University introduced a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) class. The class consists of three teachers: Michelle Patrick, dean of the School...

AMSOIL Snocross Championships final results

AMSOIL Snocross Championship’s final results

February 17, 2018

AMSOIL held the U.S. Air Force Snocross National in Salamanca, New York, this weekend. Qualifiers were held on Feb. 16, and the champions competed tonight to get their spot on the podium. The competition...

AMSOIL U.S. Air Force Snocross National Championships

AMSOIL U.S. Air Force Snocross National Championships

February 16, 2018

AMSOIL is holding their Snocross Championships in Salamanca, New York, and RMU Sentry Media is covering the action. Katey Ladika The U.S. Air Force Snocross National is happening in Seneca...

Thomas the Tank Engine coming to Kennywood Amusement Park

Thomas the Tank Engine coming to Kennywood Amusement Park

February 15, 2018

This year, Kennywood Amusement Park is introducing a new attraction called Thomas Town to be built in their 120th year of business. Kennywood has partnered with Mattel, the brand owner of “Thomas...

Valerie Gaydos announces candidacy for State Representative at RMU

Valerie Gaydos announces candidacy for State Representative at RMU

February 14, 2018

Valerie Gaydos, the founder and CEO of Capital Growth, Inc., announced her candidacy for State Representative at Robert Morris University on Feb. 14. Photo Gallery: https://www.rmusentrymedia.com/featured-multimedia/photo-gallery/valerie-gaydos-announces-candidacy-for-state-representative/ Gaydos...

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Facilities Management responding to fluctuations in weather

February 9, 2018

As Pittsburgh temperatures have been fluctuating, Robert Morris University’s Facilities Management has been planning to plow, spread salt on roadways and answer students' calls. RMU Colonial Central...

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, saw his shadow, thus predicting 6 more weeks of winter on the 132nd Trek to the Knob this GroundHogs Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Punxsutawney Phil sees six more weeks of winter in 2018

February 2, 2018

Today was the 132nd annual trek of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in Gobbler's Knob where Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter. People gathered from around the country...

Sexual violence normalized on college campuses

Sexual violence normalized on college campuses

January 26, 2018

Every day a new sexual harassment or assault charge is being brought to light in celebrity, political and daily news. This fall, Robert Morris University has joined a movement in the Pittsburgh region...

Demolition Begins on the Sewall Center

Learn how to get Sewall Center memorabilia at the men’s basketball game

January 11, 2018

Robert Morris University tweeted last night that fans could learn how to receive a floorboard from the Chuck of the Charles L. Sewall Center at tonight's men's basketball game. "We have a lot of the...

Safety expert gives college campuses advice on handling threats

Safety expert gives college campuses advice on handling threats

November 8, 2017

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...

Sponsored Content: Audrie & Daisy Screening

Sponsored Content: Audrie & Daisy Screening

October 25, 2017

On Oct. 28 from 2-4:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Action Against Rape will be hosting a screening of the Netflix documentary, "Audrie & Daisy."The screening will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh...

RMU Police prepare students and faculty for emergencies

RMU Police prepare students and faculty for emergencies

October 10, 2017

The Robert Morris University Police Department believes they would be prepared in the case of an active shooter, and they would like students to be prepared as well.   RMU’s police force has...

2 killed, 1 injured in crash near RMU campus entrance

2 killed, 1 injured in crash near RMU campus entrance

October 3, 2017

  UPDATE: The names of the victims of the car accident outside the Robert Morris University entrance on Oct. 3 have been released. According to the TribLIVE, Albert Wilkinson, 55, and Samuel...

RMU mourns the passing of student

RMU mourns the passing of student

October 1, 2017

Robert Morris University student Ryan McCutcheon died on Sept. 30 in a car crash. According to WPXI, McCutcheon's car crashed on Toms Run Road in Kilbuck Township. McCutcheon was a sophomore accounting...

360-degree tour, announcement from Student Recreation, Fitness Center

360-degree tour, announcement from Student Recreation, Fitness Center

September 25, 2017

The new Student Recreation and Fitness Center is tentatively set to open on Sept. 27 with two floors of rooms with fitness features for all students. While the inside of the building has fitness opportunities...

Student Recreation and Fitness Center opening postponed

Student Recreation and Fitness Center opening postponed

September 23, 2017

Originally set for Sept. 25, the full Student Recreation and Fitness Center is now tentatively set to open on Sept. 29. An email from Campus Recreation was sent to Robert Morris University students...

University presidents unite against sexual violence on campuses

University presidents unite against sexual violence on campuses

September 21, 2017

University presidents of Southwestern Pennsylvania are coming together to say no more to sexual violence. Southwest PA Says No More is a program that is working towards creating a safe environment for...

RMU grieves passing of student

RMU grieves passing of student

September 18, 2017

Robert Morris University is mourning the death of Joshua Merriman, a senior finance major. Merriman was 21 years old and a member of RMU Men's D3 Club Ice Hockey Team. He was from Wintersville, Ohio,...

RMU wins 1 out of 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

RMU wins 1 out of 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

September 9, 2017

RMU has won one College/University Student Production awards out of 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations. Out of the nominated are 22 students and one faculty member. Students have been...

University crediting portion of recreation facility fee back to students

University crediting portion of recreation facility fee back to students

August 31, 2017

The Student Recreation and Fitness Center opening date has been delayed, and Robert Morris University is crediting some of the fee back to students. An email was sent out by Student Life to all undergraduate...

Fire department called to Joe Walton Stadium on RMU campus

Fire department called to Joe Walton Stadium on RMU campus

August 30, 2017

The fire department was called to the football side of Joe Walton Stadium on Robert Morris University campus around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department answered a call from...

President Howard talks demolition of Sewall Center

August 27, 2017

Robert Morris University’s eighth president, Christopher B. Howard, sat down with RMU Sentry Media to talk about the upcoming 2017-18 academic year on Aug. 21. President Howard talked about his plans...

Fire in Concord Hall on RMU campus

Fire in Concord Hall on RMU campus

August 22, 2017

A fire started at Robert Morris University in Concord Residence Hall on the third floor on Aug. 21. From an initial call made to the police department, it was believed that the fire was caused by a...

RMU students compete at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

RMU students compete at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

August 4, 2017

On Aug. 5, 2017, five Robert Morris University students will take on 39 other teams in the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta hosted by Red Bull. Five engineering students at RMU have formed a team...

RMU receives 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

RMU receives 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

August 3, 2017

Robert Morris University has received four nominations in the Mid-Atlantic Emmy chapter’s College/University awards this week. The announcement was made Tuesday at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards...

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RMU first PA university in Amazon Web Services’ Academy program

July 27, 2017

Robert Morris University has become the first member of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Academy program in Pennsylvania.   AWS Academy is a program which will allow RMU to give courses on AWS...

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RMU students raise voices in protest of recreation facility fee

July 13, 2017

It was announced in December 2016 that Robert Morris University would be building a recreation center on campus, and that a $125 fee per semester for resident students and a $60 fee per semester for commuter...

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RMU email accounts hacked

May 3, 2017

Student and faculty email accounts are being compromised. If you have received an email to "hhhhhh" to your Robert Morris University email address, do not open it. Delete it and do not allow it access...

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Phi Beta Lambda places at State Leadership Conference

April 25, 2017

Phi Beta Lambda, the business club at RMU, received three awards for their work in business at the Student Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on the weekend of April 7. PBL is the college...

RMU suffers passing of student

RMU suffers passing of student

April 2, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, Mohammed A. Alsabi died. President Christopher B. Howard sent out an email giving the news. "This loss is no doubt devastating to Mohammed's family and friends," said President...

Photo credit: Paul Wintruba

Universities respond to Trump’s executive orders

January 30, 2017

  On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive ordering banning citizens of certain nations from entering the U.S. Robert Morris University has a large population of international...

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New feminist makerspace comes to Pittsburgh

January 28, 2017

A new feminist art and engineering studio, called Prototype, opened in Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, 2017, allowing feminists of all genders to pursue their creative interests in a safe space. Prototype, known...

New recreation, fitness center fees will be added to all students tuition

New recreation, fitness center fees will be added to all students’ tuition

December 1, 2016

As of a Nov. 1 Student Government Association meeting, student organizations and the student body were fully made aware of Robert Morris University's new student recreation and fitness center and all the...

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Moon Township Wal-Mart opens today

November 16, 2016

The Moon Township Wal-Mart had its anticipated official grand opening today, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m.The Wal-Mart has been an ongoing project on University Boulevard for seven months and had the official ribbon-cutting...

Donald Trump at speaking in Pittsburgh in April 2016. RMU Sentry Medias Eddie Sheehy attended the rally. Photo credit: Eddie Sheehy

RMU Sentry Media denied third time for Trump rally

November 7, 2016

RMU Sentry Media attempted to receive media credentials for the Donald Trump rallies in and around Pittsburgh three times and was denied each time.Trump held a rally just recently in Moon Township on Nov....

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SCJ 2016 presidential election night coverage

November 4, 2016

Election night is approaching on Nov. 8, 2016, and RMU Sentry Media and the RMU chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists will have live coverage of the showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald...

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Moon Township Wal-Mart grand opening date announced

October 27, 2016

The Moon Township Wal-Mart grand opening is set for Wednesday, Nov. 16. Final preparations to the store are being made in the upcoming weeks for the 150,000 square foot building located at 7500 University...

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2017 FLEAP program destinations announced

October 18, 2016

The Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAPs) were announced in the Rogal Family Chapel on Oct. 13. The FLEAP program is heading to 13 different countries in the spring 2017 semester. There are...

Donald Trump at speaking in Pittsburgh in April 2016. RMU Sentry Medias Eddie Sheehy attended the rally. Photo credit: Eddie Sheehy

Media credentials denied for Trump rally

October 11, 2016

RMU Sentry Media set out to go to Ambridge, Pa. for the Donald Trump rally on Oct. 10, however, media credentials were denied. While Trump appreciates all the media coverage, his campaign had to limit...

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Christopher Howard inaugurated as RMU’s 8th president

October 7, 2016

Students, faculty and members of the community came to Robert Morris University Friday for the inauguration of President Christopher B. Howard, D.Phil. David L. Jamison, J.D., provost and senior...

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Michelle Obama comes to Pittsburgh to endorse Hillary Clinton

September 28, 2016

First lady Michelle Obama greeted a boisterous crowd at Fitzgerald Field House at the University of Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Obama arrived in Pittsburgh, after visiting Philadelphia, to persuade young...

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Saudi National Day returns for the third time at RMU

September 16, 2016

Returning for the third time to Robert Morris University, the 86th Saudi National Day was held by the Saudi Student Club in the Sewall Center on Sept.16, 2016.The Saudi Student Club made improvements to...

Provost Jamison talks hiring after cuts

Provost Jamison talks hiring after cuts

September 1, 2016

David L. Jamison, J.D. is back for another year as RMU’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. With many changes coming to RMU this year, Provost Jamison discussed new projects,...

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Counseling Center adopts new dog to become Therapet

August 26, 2016

August 2016 was an exciting month for the RMU Counseling Center because of an addition to their team, the puppy Violet.Violet, a mix of the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier, is six months old. She is the...

RMU begins to restructure

RMU begins to restructure

May 26, 2016

On May 24, a letter was sent from the Office of the President of the University to discuss an RMU reconstruction project. “RMU has experienced substantial growth in several key enrollment segments,”...

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College affordability session helps students understand college costs

April 4, 2016

Financial aid is a process most college kids will have to deal with in their college career; that is why RMU held a College Affordability Session. The session was held on March 31 in the Charles L....

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Center for Global Engagement talks about studying abroad

March 29, 2016

Out of the approximate 5,358 students enrolled at Robert Morris University, 541 of the students are international. "If you study abroad," said Rick Moslen, manager and international support services...

RMU celebrates St. Patricks Day

RMU celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

March 20, 2016

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, there was an Irish Banquet in the International Suite of the Charles L. Sewall Center. The room was full of green decorations that the Communications Seminar team, Global...

RMU increases cost of attendance 3.99 percent for 2016-17 year

RMU increases cost of attendance 3.99 percent for 2016-17 year

March 15, 2016

On March 14, an email was sent to inform all students by Jonathan Potts, director of presidential communications, about the increase of tuition and housing in the 2016-17 academic year. For the 2015-16...

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Annual town hall meeting held for spring semester

March 7, 2016

The Town Hall Meeting for "Robert Morris University 2016 and Beyond" was held in the International Suite of the Charles L. Sewall Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 3. The meeting started off with a few...

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RMU gets educated about recycling

February 22, 2016

RMU is going green, so on Feb. 18 in the John Jay Science Lab, Erika Deyarmin, public affairs coordinator, and Terri Fischer, education solutions representative from Waste Management, came to educate RMU...

Malcolm Thomas speaks to RMU

Malcolm Thomas speaks to RMU

February 18, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, the Multicultural Student Services and the Black Student Union invited Malcolm Thomas to come and present in the fourth installment of the Diversity Speaker Series on Feb....

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RMU knows how to deal with inclement weather

January 31, 2016

With temperatures declining and snow fall increasing, Facilities Management here at RMU has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to keeping the roads and walkways clear. Robert Morris University is a...

RMU welcomes newest Rooney Scholar

RMU welcomes newest Rooney Scholar

January 24, 2016

Another international scholar has arrived at RMU. A reception was held at the Rooney House on Jan. 21 to introduce Misha Segal to students and faculty.Segal is an Israeli composer, arranger, conductor,...

Blizzard Bazaar rings in the holiday season

Blizzard Bazaar rings in the holiday season

December 9, 2015

The holiday season is upon us, and the perfect place to go gift shopping was the Blizzard Bazaar Holiday Vendor Show held in Sewall Center on Dec. 6. The event was a project by the Communication Seminar...

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Diversity speaker series celebrates Native American Heritage Month

November 22, 2015

In an exciting display of music and dancing, the third installment of the Diversity Speaker Series took place on Nov. 19 in the International Suite in Sewall Center. The event featured the Center on the...

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Make-A-Wish Foundation receives large donation from The Dream Team Communications group

November 16, 2015

The Dream Team Communications group held a heartwarming showing of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event was held in Hopwood Hall of Patrick Henry on...

FIFA tournament benefits food bank

November 8, 2015

Walking into Patrick Henry on Nov. 5 was like walking into Superbowl Party. This, however, was a FIFA Tournament hosted as a service project by a group for their Communications Seminar class. The 2016...

Second annual Share Your Culture Dinner

Second annual ‘Share Your Culture Dinner’

October 30, 2015

Free food and college kids go hand in hand, according to the members of the Carpe Mundum club, a student group that promotes acceptance of different nationalities and cultures. The Share Your Culture Dinner...

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Saudi National Day

October 7, 2015

Walking into the Gus Krop Gym on Thursday Sept. 24 students were greeted warmly by the Saudi Student Club with wristbands, bracelets, and information about the Saudi Arabian Culture for the 85th Saudi...

RMU kicks off first of diversity speaker series

RMU kicks off first of diversity speaker series

September 20, 2015

On Sept. 17, native Pittsburgh entrepreneur, Kevin Carter, came to speak for the Diversity Series for the RMU Multicultural Student Services. Carter is the CEO of the nonprofit organization Adonai,...

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