Wednesday, June 6, 2012
An RMU spokesperson said the university is "evaluating its options."
Robert Morris University has hired the Ontario-based firm World Air Structure Assistance to determine what to do with its Neville Island golf dome that deflated last week after heavy winds. The white polyvinyl dome, which stood 100-feet and 80-feet high, deflated a wind microburst on the island tore a hole in the structure's roof, causing it collapse. Ten people, including staffers and golfers, were able to walk out of the dome before it toppled. RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said World Air Structure has evaluated the deflated dome and presented the university with options to repair and rebuild it. No re-opening date has been announced for the sports dome, which is located next to the university's Island Sports Center arena. "We've …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Children's and maternity clothes, cribs, strollers, toys, books and more are on sale.
If you are looking for a one-stop shop to buy children's and maternity items at a fraction of their retail price, then you need to see the consignment sale organized by two Pine Township moms. Kristin Krause and Michelle Hall—working as franchisees for Just Between Friends of Pittsburgh North— are holding their spring sale in the golf dome at Robert Morris University's Sports Center on Neville Island. They will be open today (Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday everything is half off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. "It's a one-stop shop (for buyers) looking for bargains," said Krause. "You can find it all under one roof." At last fall's sale, more than 60,000 items from 300 consignors were included. The women also had 150 volunteers help out…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Laura Ward is recognized for her work on "Changing Clothes."
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Teachers of Video & Television Spring Film Festival at Robert Morris University recently awarded Seneca Valley freshman Laura Ward an Award of Excellence in Digital Cinema for her work Changing Clothes. The TVT spring festival is the Academy Awards for local middle school and high school film students who have submitted their work for judging by RMU faculty. In all, more than 500 entries were submitted this year from 30-plus schools from the Tri-State area, To watch Changing Clothes, click on the above video. Ward’s piece, along with many other student works from the Seneca Valley television production classes, also can be seen by visiting the SVTV page of the district website. -- Photo and information submitted by Seneca Valley School…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Stars from the 1977 Paul Newman film take to the ice at Robert Morris University's arena.
Fans filled the stands at Robert Morris University's Island Sports Center Saturday to watch Slap Shot stars reunite for a good cause. Dave Hanson and brothers Steven and Jeff Carlson appeared in the annual "Pucks and Sticks" charity hockey game as their alter egos the Hanson Brothers, stars of the 1977 hockey comedy Slap Shot. The game featured local celebrities, including KDKA's Ross Guidotti and RMU hockey head coach Derek Schooley, vying against Pittsburgh-area EMS staffers. Funds raised at the event will benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation. Hanson now serves as the director of the Island Sports Center. Event organizer John Chamberlain said Slap Shot's cult status among hockey fans has grown in the three decades since…
Friday, March 23, 2012
The long-running MTV reality show 'MADE' holds a casting call at the Moon university.
Joseph Kapela has never had a girlfriend, but he's hoping MTV will soon change that. "I want to get made into a ladies' man," said the 20-year-old, clutching an issue of Sports Illustrated featuring a scantily clad model. "I've never had a girlfriend before, but you know, I'm hoping MTV can give me some help picking up the ladies." Kapela, whom his peers recently crowned "Mr. Robert Morris University," auditioned Wednesday for the Emmy-winning MTV reality show MADE, a documentary-style series that follows young people as they pursue and achieve their goals. The show's producers stopped by RMU's Nicholson Center to interview students about appearing on the show. Past MADE stars have morphed before MTV cameras into beauty queens, …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The network will be casting on the campus for its reality show MADE.
MTV producers will conduct a casting call next week at Robert Morris University for its long-running reality show MADE. Producers will be at the campus Wednesday to interview students about appearing on the show. John Locke, RMU's student life director, said more than 20 students have already signed up for the casting, which will take place at the university's Nicholson Center. The reality show follows young adults as they try to realize their goal. Past MADE stars have turned themselves into beauty queens, musicians and athletes. "In the past the show has focused on high school students and teenagers," Locke said. "They said that they want to shift the focus more on college students and cast people from campuses." Locke said the show's …