No doubt it was President Obama's recent ill-advised remarks, and not the fearsome Robert Morris University public relations machine, that sparked coverage over the weekend of the local Special Olympics bowling competitions. (See here and here.)
Nonetheless, we're happy that these athletes got the positive attention they deserve. And we have selfish reasons as well -- dozens of RMU students volunteered to help bring the event together, and we're grateful their efforts were recognized.
I'm sure the president would be proud.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Indianapolis Star has an article today exploring the challenges that veterans face in making the transition from combat to college (link). That's why, in conjunction with the recently announced RMU Military Service Award, Robert Morris University is launching the Veterans Education and Training Services Center (VETS Center)-- to provide counseling and other transitional services to veterans and their families.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Kudos to City Charter High School for receiving an Effective Practice Incentive Community Award. This makes us particularly proud given the number of RMU alums who work there, which can you read about in this recent Foundations magazine article.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We're pleased to see that other institutions are joining RMU in offering free tuition to qualified veterans of the U.S. armed services. Seton Hill is the latest local university to join us. One note: RMU is not capping the number of veterans who can qualify under the program. The more, the merrier.