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About Me

I'm a Morris Graduate School of Management student, pursing my MBA with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. I am also a full-time paralegal specializing in unemployment law. When I'm not working or studying, I'm watching Hockey or Baseball or attending concerts.


Previously on Real Life @ RMU

The Oscars!
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A customary Sunday pastime in February, besides the Super bowl, is the Oscars.  I always try to catch the Oscars, despite having other things to do, like homework and blogging. I love to watch Hollywood and all the glitz and glamour that make the Oscars entertaining. The fashions on the red carpet, which famous designer are the actors or actresses wearing, the expensive jewels that sparkle and shine, and the magic that makes Hollywood.  I am not the only one who shares this fascination and interest in the Oscars.  All over the city of Chicago, bars and homes are hosting Oscar parties.  Attendees can dress in formal wear just like the real red carpet.  This Sunday night, I am watching the Oscars with family (and no formal wear, just PJ’s).

There are nine movies nominated for best picture and I saw one out of the nine.  I saw “Money Ball” with Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the losing Oakland A’s, who was progressive for his time and used sabermetrics to obtain players.  Sabermetrics is the use of statistical analysis to rank a player’s ability and predict their performance.   Our statistics teachers at RMU would be proud to know that I understood some of the statistical concepts that were mentioned in this movie. Good ole MGT 508, Statistics, was helpful when I watched this movie. Perhaps, RMU should implement teaching that “Money Ball” in our Statistics classes.  If we don’t pay attention to the concepts at least we have something good to look at during the movie, Brad Pitt.   Oh yes! Brad Pitt is still gorgeous.

Besides the glitz and glamour of the Oscars, the academy recognizes the artistry and craft of movie making.  The magic they bring and the emotions our favorite movies elicit.  A pastime that is timeless and fun to watch (of course after I am done with my homework and studying). I hope which ever movie, actors/actress, or screen play you are rooting for wins an Oscar.

In RMU news, on February 28th and 29th, the Student Services will host the “Getting Involved Fair.” RMU organizations will have tables with information and sign up and learn more about how to get involved in RMU.   Morris Women will be in attendance, so I hope you stop by and sign up and learn more about our club. 

If you want to learn more about Morris Women, you can e-mail us at morriswomen@robertmorris.edu, follow as twitter @Morriswomen. We are also on LinkedIn under groups, Morris Women. 


Cheers!
 

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Mentoring Panel Discussion
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On April 11, 2012, the Morris Women will host a panel discussion regarding "Mentoring and the importance of mentors". This will be Morris Women’s first event and will be held at the Chicago Campus in rm. 622. 

The panelist include several faculty member from RMU, including Dean Stephanie Caldwell, Bob Marshall, Senior VP of McDonalds Restaurants, Jonathan Eisler, Project Manager, and Jacob Elster, owner/founder of Crop to Cup.  Moderated by Morris Women’s faculty advisor Associate Dean Jennifer Muryn Kaminski.

The purpose of the event is to inform students about the importance of mentoring and how having a mentor can help one succeed in their careers. Each of the panelists has either been a mentor or had a mentor who helped them in their personal and professional careers and have volunteered to speak about their experience. 

As the founder of Morris Women, I had someone guide me and offer advice on how to get the project started at RMU. Without that guidance and advice Morris Women would not be a student run organization. I can also attest to the importance of having a mentor and I hope that students and faculty will join us to learn more about mentoring. 


To learn more about the even or RSVP by April 9, 2012, e-mail Morriswomen@robertmorris.edu.

 

Real Life @ RMU

Nina

Program: Master of Business Administration Hometown: Chicago, IL Campus: Chicago
International Women's Day

March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world.  The day has historical roots dating back into the early 1900’s.  The tradition was usually celebrated on the last Sunday in February.  It was a day filled with protests for the women’s movement towards rights and liberation. As time went on other countries adopted the tradition to promote movements that were important to women and their country. Today, the tradition of celebrating International Women’s Day continues and has spread to several countries including those in the middle east where women are denied basic rights such a voting and being independent.

One day should not be the only day that we bring recognition to the women who made a difference in the world and fought for women’s rights and liberties.  We should embrace those liberties like voting, holding public office, and the privilege to drive.  Yes, being able to drive is considered a privilege. I recently read an article that stated that some countries prohibit women from driving cars.  Women caught driving can suffer punishment that may include imprisonment.  

So during the week of March 8th, we celebrate the women that made a difference in the world, but we should also celebrate the women who make a difference in our everyday lives.

Who are some of the women who you look up to or have been influential in your life?  You can e-mail me at rodrn222@robertmorris.edu to weigh in or join Morris Women on the LinkedIn group to add a comment.