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The Center on Halsted Tour

August 14, 2017

Global Health students explored the city and got a tour of the Center on Halsted in the Lakeview neighborhood. They learned about the social and emotional services provided through the facility.


Typography Field Trip

July 31, 2017

Professor Glenn Canigiani took his Typography 1 class to the Chicago Design Museum. The students were able to explore the work of Dan Friedman, one of the pioneers of post-modern typography. The city is our campus!


Robert Morris University Illinois and Steinmetz High School Partnership Provides College Opportunities for Students

June 20, 2017

On Monday, June 19, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, representatives from Chicago Public Schools and RMU President Mablene Krueger celebrated the first year of a partnership between Robert Morris University and Steinmetz College Prep High School that provides college credit and higher education experiences for Steinmetz students. Steinmetz is located at 3030 N. Mobile on Chicago’s northwest side.

Over the past year, students completed dual credit courses, were involved in campus visits, art and sports clinics, seminars, and became eligible for RMU scholarships toward a bachelor’s degree. They met with Robert Morris alumni, explored athletic opportunities in the expansive sports and performing arts program at RMU and were assisted in the college application process.

The RMU-Steinmetz Partnership has involved over 650 junior and senior students in various activities. It is an example of efforts to achieve the CPS goal of helping all students with the option of a plan for higher education as they graduate high school. RMU President Mablene Krueger commented that the partnership is an example of the University’s efforts to fulfill its mission of offering professional, career-focused education in a collegiate setting to diverse communities. “So many of our successful alumni started their college careers at RMU as CPS graduates,” she said. “We are proud of the long relationship RMU has had with Chicago Public Schools and particularly this growing partnership with Steinmetz.”


Shady Oaks Camp

June 16, 2017

Dr. Denise Gray and Pooja Shah, an RMU nursing student, assisted the Orland Park firemen to give a CPR class at Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen, Illinois on June 15. Shady Oaks Camp is a live-in camp for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Most of the campers are in wheelchairs.

The camp counselors are international college students coming from places like Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Korea, and Malaysia. These counselors are interested in helping others and some are pursuing healthcare careers.


Carlos Vale is an Emerging Leader

June 9, 2017

Congratulations to RMU's own Carlos Vale for being highlighted as an Emerging Leader by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Follow the link to read the profile on Carlos:


It’s official! The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is now CCNE Accredited

May 30, 2017

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Robert Morris University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Students can view program details ( including a course list ( to learn how to become a nursing professional at RMU. The College of Nursing & Health Studies accepts 40 students to the BSN program each Fall, which begins in September. Apply before the August 1 deadline! (

Full accreditation details for CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791 can be found at

Robert Morris University Illinois Welcomes Insurance Reps to Professional Development Week

May 15, 2017

Students in Morris Graduate School of Management at Robert Morris University participated in a panel discussion on employment trends with representatives of the insurance industry. Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of The Jackson Group, an executive search firm; Lisa Paschal, chief human resources officer at Ryan Specialty Group and Annette Reid, head of talent for Aviva, spoke to students on the changing employment needs of insurance companies in Chicago and around the country.

Ms. Milkint explained that the average age of agents in the industry is 59 and that many are looking to retire within the next five years. “This presents an opportunity for young graduates,” she explained. Ms. Paschal added that the field includes positions in marketing, communications, and human resources, so students earning degrees with these concentrations should expand their employment searches to include insurance.

Ms. Reid provided additional suggestions for interviewing and the preparation candidates should undergo in order to demonstrate that they would be assets to a company as employees. “First of all, do your homework. Check out the company’s website. Learn about their mission and core values. Research the job description and requirements. Think in terms of how your education and experience can fulfill their expectations.”

The panelists invited students to ask questions and offered “real world” suggestions as they anticipated their entrance into the job market.


What Makes America Great

April 27, 2017

The State Street Gallery is partnering with Creative Action Network for an upcoming exhibition this summer. They have a campaign called "What Makes America Great" and RMU students and alumni have been invited to submit work into the exhibition. Each day for the President's first 100 days, they will feature one poster. Our very own John B. Hayes was featured! He is a freshmen in the graphic design program and a member of the Art Guild. Faculty/Division Chair, Carolyn Pavelkis, also had her poster featured in the Creative Action Network campaign.

Check out the exhibit here:


Dearborn Denim

April 21, 2017

Three RMU business classes welcomed Rob McMillan, founder of Dearborn Denim in Chicago. Rob explained how he decided to start his own business after several years as a trader at the CBOT. His company is located not too far away, 3300 west on Harrison, where he makes jeans from American-loomed denim and sells only online for $59 a pair. His next move may be to open a retail store selling his jeans in Hyde Park. Check out his site at


RMU Student Symposium

April 10, 2017

On Friday, April 7, Robert Morris University hosted the First Annual Student Symposium. RMU alumni and students presented projects and internship synopses based upon their CMT Capstone classes. Spearheaded by Dr. Catherine Stark and Dr. Ed Dixon, everyone attending had the opportunity to share lunch, renew friendships, make new contacts and become involved in valuable faculty interaction.

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