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Art and Design and Culinary joined forces to create "Fusion" - a symposium on the latest in design and in the world of food. Students from RMU campuses met in Chicago to learn about entrepreneurship in both fields, food photography, and design and polyscience in culinary. They also took part in making "yumograms," artwork created with food. Great speakers, great activities and a great day!


2015 Spring Career Fair

RMU students and alumni gathered at the Conrad Hilton for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 16. The fairs are organized by Career Services and held in the fall and the spring. Each one presents students with opportunities to meet employers who are ready to hire. Some new companies joined the fair this time, including Cision - a marketing software company, Eataly, Blaine's Farm and Fleet, Six Flags, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Apple, Chipotle and Uber.
The RMU Alumni Relations Department also provided a photographer and backdrop for grads and students who were interested in a photo for their resume or LinkedIn page.


Spring Concert

RMU Performing Arts presented the Spring Concert at the Arlington Heights campus on Friday evening. Under the direction of Michael Zaremba, student musicians, singers and actors in the Performing Arts Program presented and evening of wonderful entertainment. For more pictures of Saturday's event, go to


RMU's Women's Hockey Teams

On Saturday, April 11, members of past RMU Women's Hockey Teams gathered for a game at The Edge in Bensenville. Over 30 former players participated, renewing friendships, reconnecting with team mates and enjoying some time back on the ice in their familiar RMU uniforms. For more pictures of Saturday's event, go to


Alumnus Peter Katowicz

This week, alumnus Peter Katowicz, an RMU BBA and MBA graduate, spoke to students in Professor Robert Tenuta's business class. Peter played hockey on both the RMU Maroon and Gold teams. Today he is a State Farm insurance agent with his own office in Bloomingdale, Illinois. He provided RMU students with motivation and encouragement in striving to achieve personal success. "The key," he says, "is hard work, and then more hard work.".


Join RMU on WGN!

Please join RMU Athletics this Thursday in the State Street Gallery from 7am-10am as this year's St. Baldrick's event will be broadcast LIVE on the WGN morning news "Around Town" segment. Please share this with your friends & family, and don't forget to stop by and donate for a great cause in your RMU maroon & gold!

The People

Don't miss the final performances of The People, a one act play by Susan Glaspell, showing on Thursday, February 26, at 10:15 and 12:15 in the auditorium on the 8th Floor. Director Gerry Dedera and a corps of RMU Performing Arts students will present this play that focuses on free speech.


RMU hosted the Faculty Advisory Council of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

On Friday, February 20, Robert Morris University Illinois hosted the Faculty Advisory Council of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. RMU mathematics professor and curriculum chair Patricia McNicholas, a representative on the Council, and RMU Provost Mablene Krueger, welcomed representatives from colleges and universities across the state.

Special guests at this meeting of the Council were Illinois State Senators Martin A. Sandoval (11th District) and Kimberly A. Lightford (4th District). As part of the agenda, the senators opened a discussion with the higher education representatives on funding for colleges, particularly in light of the anticipated cuts in the state budget. Both Sandoval and Lightford expressed their support for higher education, their concerns over the cost and financial burden of tuition, and making a college degree within reach for all Illinois students.
Pictured from left to right: State Senator Martin Sandoval; faculty member Patricia McNicholas and Provost Mablene Krueger of Robert Morris University; Marie Donovan of DePaul University and Senator Kimberly Lightford.


Bite Nite

For information on Bite Nite featuring Chef Danielle from Eyrie, click the image below.  For tickets to this event, click here.


Gourmet Lollipops

Students lined up to purchased gourmet lollipops in the Student Center on Tuesday, just in time to get a little sweet something for your sweetie for Valentine's Day. Proceeds go to the RMU Scholarship Fund.


Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

In the State Street Art Gallery, RMU welcomed Roy S. Yen, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago.  The office sponsored the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, bringing a beautiful collection of artifacts, kimonos, headpieces and statuettes which will be on display in the gallery.  Students stopped by the enjoy the exhibit and a Chinese lunch.


Nursing students honored

The Robert Morris University College of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to announce that the following students, members of the Class of 2015, have received their nursing pins: Danielle Ask, Rene Franklin, Kandice Gustafson, Meaghan Hansen, Antoinette Ibidapo, Carla Martinez, Morgan Miller, Taylor O'Sara and Juli Peck.

These students received their pins and congratulations from Dean Lora Timmons, Jonell Benson-Cobbs, faculty advisor; Raegan Quandt, curriculum chair; Dr. Denise Gray, nurse administrator, and Provost Mablene Krueger. Kari Koster, RMU alumna and faculty member, was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award.

Additionally, the following students were recognized as 2015 alpha Delta Nu Honor Society inductees: Andrea Balici, Maria Benitez, Kandice Gustafson, Sanam Patel, Stephanie Poli and Kathryn Thayer.

Congratulations to all our students, their parents and our faculty. 

Nursing students show Dr. Gray their love and affection for all her support.


Dr. Gray presents Kari Koster with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.​


Check out the latest in Blending magazine...

Two RMU students who studied with Prof. Shelley LaMantia in Italy have had their work published in the latest issue of Blending magazine. Matthew Shegog of Chicago wrote an article on boxer Leonard Bundu and Blake Detherage of Springfield created the photography for an article on Galileo and Florence. Way to go, Matt and Blake!

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Look out SNL!

If you happened to stop in the auditorium on Thursday afternoon, there was a great reason everyone was having a good time. IMPROV AT RMU had arrived!
Professor Gerry Dedera and a group of students presented our own version of Second City with some classic improvisational comedy routines. Performing arts students are developing their “chops” with such exercises as “freeze” and scenarios suggested by audience words or phrases. Look for more IMPROV AT RMU presentations – it’s sure to be great fun. And who knows, you might find yourself participating.




























































Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.