Monday, October 15, 2012

Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony

Hello All,

You are still cordially invited to Robert Morris University School of Business "Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony."    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is playing Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection", by Gustav Mahler with Manfred Honeck, conductor.  More information is provided on the attached sheet.

The event is a networking opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the School of Business.  You are invited to receive a School of Business pin before the concert and to attend a complimentary dessert reception following the concert.  All RMU students are invited as guests of the School of Business.  So, please invite your friends to accompany you to Heinz Hall.

Students also receive complimentary bus transportation to and from Heinz Hall and a complimentary ticket to the concert.  Buses will depart from the Lower Sewall Center parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Friday October 19.  I ask that you be at the parking lot by 6:10 p.m.  Please contact Laura Whitaker ( or 412-397-6356) to reserve a seat on the bus and a concert ticket.

A little bit on the Conductor 

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Manfred Honeck conducts Gustav Mahler's sublime Symphony
No. 2. This programmatic work proclaims the composer's
belief in life after death. Hear this monumental performance
on the Heinz Hall stage before the PSO performs it on the
2012 European tour.

Date : Friday October 19 
Time 8:00 pm
Venue: Heinz Hall

Recap: 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges Ethics Workshop

Last week’s 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges ethics workshop was a success!  Over 80 SBUS students, SBUS faculty and staff joined together for an engaging discussion of ethics and group case analysis exercise.  Thanks to the following students in Professor Grim’s Advanced Labor Management Relations class who served as group facilitators:  Jason Beadle, James Biedrzycki, Brennon Dauginikas, Rehema Emanuel, Sean Gergacs, Jake Hayes, Kylie Jorden, Jordan Kristek, Jamie Kusevich, Adam Mills, Evan Penner, Michael Renda, Ryan Schwartzel and, Lauren Wagenhoffer.

At the end of the case exercise, it was difficult to select only one group from the outstanding case analyses submitted; instead faculty identified two groups that developed insightful analyses of the ethical dilemmas and suggested feasible and relevant recommendations. Congratulations to the following students who worked in these groups:  Nicole Masciola, Sarah Gordon, Marcus Paxton, Cody Redmond, Roberto DaSilva, Melissa Cleis, Heather Niewierski, Deborah Naples, James Biedrzycki, Carissa Smith and Rehema Emanuel

Benefactors, Rande and Georgia Somma, were on hand to acknowledge our Somma Integrity First Scholarship recipients.  Congratulations to our 2012 recipients:  Andre L. Coiro, Clarence V. Ford II, Tyler C. Montabon and Steven M. Tessaro.  Mr. Somma, RMU Alumnus, former Corporate Officer and President of the Automotive Systems Group Johnson Controls - Worldwide and current President and CEO of Rande Somma & Associates LLC a leadership, coaching and development company shared his experiences managing the issues associated with ethical decision making.

And finally, thanks to Jodi Potter, Gayle Marco, Laura Whitaker, Maureen Brant, Mike Yahr, Frank Flanegin, Steve Clinton, David Budziszewski, Zhou Yang, Peter Freymark, Darlene Motley, Wayne Grim, Jeff Guiler, Pat Litzinger, and the SBUS Ethics Committee members Denis Rudd, Richard Mills, Lou Swartz, Michele Cole, Jasmin Lin, Katie Hetherington Scott Branvold or their help in planning the event and evaluating the group case analyses! 

Check out the pictures of this event!!

Daria Crawley, Ph.D.
Chair, SBUS Ethics Committee

                                  Workshop attendees

Professor Mike Yahr observing student groups during the 2012 Ethics Workshop

 Mr Rande Somma RMU Alumnus and President and CEO Rande Somma & Associates LLC a leadership, coaching and development company discussing ways to handle ethical dilemmas

2012 Integrity First Scholarship recipients: Andre L. Coiro, Clarence V. Ford II, Tyler C. Montabon and Steven M. Tessaro pictured with Rande and Georgia Somma, Dr. Patrick Litzinger, Interim SBUS Dean and Dr. Daria Crawley, SBUS Ethics Committee Chairperson

 Group case  winners : Nicole Masciola, Sarah Gordon, Marcus Paxton, Cody Redmond, Roberto DaSilva, Melissa Cleis, Heather Niewerski, Deborah Naples, James Biedrzycki, Carissa Smith and Rehema Emanuel
Student Attendees

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Services at RMU

Just a reminder of some of the services available to RMU students :

Services for Students with Disabilities
Robert Morris University is committed to equal opportunity for students with disabilities and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and activities. Qualified students with a disability are eligible to receive accommodations and services which may include academic adjustments, modification or alteration of course examinations, and the provision of auxiliary aids. For more information about these services, please contact Tracy Gorrell at or 412-397-5859.

Tutoring Services
Over 20 tutors are available to assist students in a variety of course subject areas. Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend tutoring is available by appointment. Requests for weekend tutoring must be made by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Professional tutors are also available for writing, communications, mathematics and study skills assistance. For more information about our tutoring program, please contact Nicole Hammond at hammond@rmu.edu412-397-2220 or visit the RMU website for a complete tutoring schedule.

Writing/Communications Tutoring
Professor Roger Gillian provides writing and communications tutoring in Wheatly Center (SCIS building), Room 326. The writing and communications tutoring hours are:
Monday 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 2:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Personal & Mental Health Counseling Services
The Center for Student Success provides general counseling, mental health counseling, and direct referrals to health care and psychiatric facilities in our area. Call the Center for Student Success at 412-262-4349 or by email

Location/Office Hours/Telephone
The Center for Student Success - Nicholson Center, 2nd Floor
Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday- 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Job Fair

-Noon (12pm) OCTOBER 15 is the deadline for FREE online pre-registration for the WestPACS Job and Internship Fair
 --Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10am-3pm --Location: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
 FACTS: *  119 organizations registered at 10/5/12 *  Employers recruiting for part-time, full-time and internship positions *  FREE registration if you register at before noon 10/15/12 *  If not pre-registered online, $10 (cash only) walk-in fee at the door. *  Limited transportation available for RMU students- check with the Career Center for details*  Refer a friend and be entered in a drawing to win one of 10 $50 gas cards! Have your friends register by noon October 15th. When they register, be sure they put your name and college in the referred by friend field. You must attend the job fair to be eligible to collect your prize.
*  Join the buzz on Facebook at WestPACS Job & Internship Fairs.
 WHY GO? *  Opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face to make a great first impression!
*  WestPACS is a consortium of more than 40 Western PA colleges and numerous employers; this Job and Internship Fair is the largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region for college students and alumni.

* Professional dress required! * Take lots of error-free resumes! * Only college level and alumni job-seekers (full-time, internship, part-time) permitted into the fair (No parents, children or significant others!) * Seminars on How to Make the Most of a Job Fair  (including networking at the job fair, how to approach an employer, how to sell yourself and how to follow up after the job fair) will be offered at the WestPACS fair at 10:15am and 11:00am..  Visit the 'For Candidate' portion of for details.
 HELPFUL ADVICE: *  Visit to see listing of participating organizations, searchable by major and type of opportunities available (internship/full-time/part-time) *  A Job Fair tip sheet is available at the RMU Career Center or online at RMU's Career Center website ( ) under the Student Services section. *  Useful video clips from employers on how to make a favorable impression are available on the 'For Candidate---Job Fair Prep' section of*  Research the organizations you are most interested in before the fair.  Fill out website applications, if applicable. *  Have a one-minute commercial about yourself, relating your skills and interests to the position you are seeking.
 ---REMEMBER to visit ColonialTRAK's Events and Announcements sections for a listing of other upcoming job fairs, seminars and events.---
 For more information please contact: Carole Weldon-

Etiquette Dinner

The Office of Student Life would like to call to your attention an Etiquette Dinner program for students.
This dinner workshop is an excellent opportunity for students to learn valuable information about dining and businessetiquette.  The menu for the event will be wedding soup, mixed greens salad, choice of entree (sliced roast beef or fettuccine alfredo), vegetable, and chocolate layer cake.       
Interested students can contact our office at 412-397-4352 or for more information or to make a reservation and dinner selection.  Professional attire is recommended for the program.  We request that students RSVP to our office no later than Friday, November 9.
Thank you for your support.

Day : Wednesday November 13 
Time : 4:30 - 6 pm 
Place: Sewall Center
Cost : $10 per person and resident students may deduct this cost from their campus meal plan

Monday, October 1, 2012

Career Expo - Organizations coming for you !!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the Tuesday (10/2) RMU Career Expo-Organizations coming for YOUR MAJOR!
RMU CAREER EXPO---96 employers as of 9/28/12!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sewall Center Arena · Moon Township, PA  

The job market is still very tight.  Career Fairs are a great way to:
· Learn about current and potential internship and full-time opportunities
· Make networking contacts
· Have you, versus your resume, make a first impression with a potential employer.....stand out from those who only apply online!
 Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for talented RMU students and alumni to connect with 95+ employers. 
Attached is a listing of organizations, first with those who indicated an interest in BUSINESS MAJORS (broken down by major) as of September 28. The listing also contains a summary of organizations who stated they had internship openings (bottom of list).  Also, in case you have friends in other majors, pass the listing on to them, too, because the listing has a complete breakdown by all majors after the business majors.

 To view a listing of ALL participating organizations or to search organizations by MAJORand/or POSITION TYPE (INTERNSHIP OR FULL-TIME), go to the EVENTS tab on the top toolbar of ColonialTRAK.  Click on 'Search' and select 'View Employers' on the Career Expo 2012 line.  Then do an ADVANCED SEARCH.
Some hints to make the most of the Career Expo:
· Dress professionally (a cleaned, pressed suit is best; if you don't yet have a suit, wear a dress shirt and slacks/skirt or dress business casual).  No jeans, t-shirts or tennis shoes!
· Bring plenty of error-free resumes.  (Your Freedom Card or a resume is necessary for admission to the Career Expo.)
· Research the organizations you are most interested in and apply for positions that may currently be posted on ColonialTRAK or the organization's  website before the Career Expo.
· Be prepared with your 1-minute commercial to introduce yourself to the employer ( gives great advice on developing this elevator speech.)
Additional job fair and resume tips are available at under the Student/Alumni link.  Also, you can view video clips of employers providing their advice for making a great impression at a job fair on the WestPACS YouTube Channel at

If you have any questions, contact Carole Weldon at or call the Career Center at 412-397-6333.