Friday, April 23, 2010

Focus on Renewal thanks AMA students

Robert Morris University Students Show Support For Focus On Renewal

April 20, 2010

Robert Morris University

American Marketing Association (AMA) students hosted a kick-off event at a recent RMU men’s basketball game, where they sold raffle tickets on behalf of Focus On Renewal FOR . Those who purchased a raffle ticket were entered in a free throw contest.

From L to R: Jamie Hayden (RMU AMA member), Justin Bellvia (RMU AMA member), Tricia Zagorski (RMU AMA FOR Chair) and Kelly Zekany (RMU AMA VP of Community Service).

In addition, the RMU AMA chapter won an outstanding community service award for its work with the local nonprofit organization, Focus On Renewal

. Of 298 schools, 10 were chosen for this award!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

RMU AMA Chapter wins multiple awards

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that the Robert Morris University chapter of the American Marketing Association has been recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Collegiate Chapters for the 2009-2010 academic year. Last weekend at the American Marketing Associations 32nd Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, LA, eight members of the RMU chapter represented the 37 member organization and attended the conference. At the conference, RMU was recognized for Outstanding Chapter Planning, Outstanding Professional Development, and Outstanding Community Service. These awards put the chapter among the Top 8 Collegiate Chapters and the RMU chapter was then recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Small School chapters.
It is with great pride as the advisor to this organization that I make this announcement. The ten Executive Officers have been among some of the very best Ive worked with over the past ten years. These officers are:
Joe Kramer, President
Shannon Glantz, Vice President
Morgan Lesoski
Tricia Zagorski
Cassie Schneider
Marisa Taylor
Ryan Boynes
Brittany Khalil
Kelly Zekahy
Josh Jardine

Students attending the conference were:
Joe Kramer, President
Shannon Glantz, Vice President
Marshall Davis
Cassie Schneider
Marisa Taylor
Kelly Zekahy
Candice Dougherty
Eddie Kaikai

Please join me in congratulating these fine student leaders!

Jill Maher,
Advisor, RMU AMA
Jill Kurp Maher, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Robert Morris University
School of Business
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108
Please note the new phone number.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cookout - April 27, 2010 12-4 p.m. Rudolf Gardens

Please RSVP to Maureen Brant at by April 16th.

School of Business Students,

There is only good news at the School of Business as we end the academic year. Recently, RMU's Board of Trustees approved the groundbreaking of our "New Business Building" which will begin in May 2010 around Rudolf Gardens next to Massey Hall.

As the flagship School of Robert Morris University, this building will provide the best technology and the best educational experience for our students in every classroom and study space. This building will be devoted entirely to student learning and research with state-of-the-art technology facilities.

In addition to multimedia lecture classrooms and computer laboratories, the building will house the PNC Trading Center, the U.S. Steel Videoconferencing and Technology Resource Center and Allegheny Technologies Global Business Library. The PNC Trading Center will replicate for students the experience of working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. Steel Videoconferencing and Technology Resource Center will allow us to provide for students the experience with technologies that corporations use in their daily business conducts. The Allegheny Technologies Global Business Library will provide our students with information resources as well as a comfortable and sophisticated study and research space for individual study and for team projects that are an integral part of our curriculum. This new building will be a signature building on our campus and it will be a transformative facility that will move our Business School and our University to another level.

In celebration of your new home and your accomplishments in this academic year, Business Faculty and I invite you to join us for a cookout on April 27, 2010, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Rudolf Gardens. You may stop by at anytime during this time period. This is scheduled during the finals week to allow you to enjoy a meal served by us in the School of Business. Please RSVP to Maureen Brant at by April 16th.

I look forward to seeing you on April 27th.
Derya A. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Business
Robert Morris University
Massey Hall 206
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 397-5858 (phone)

Pictures - AMA Marketing Career Fair at RMU (4/12/10)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One Speaker - Final AMA SpeakerS - Wednesday, April 14th

Note: Chaz Kellem has had to cancel. Eric Slomer will still be presenting on Wednesday.

This upcoming Wednesday, April 14 at 8:15pm and 9:00pm in Hale 301, in a joint effort between the American Marketing Association and the Sport Management Association, there will be TWO Speakers in ONE night! Eric Slomer will be speaking to students about his career at Federal Home Loan Bank and Robert Morris University. Mr. Slomer is the Manager - Marketing and Bank4banks for the Federal Home Loan Bank as well as a part-time literature professor here at Robert Morris University.
Also, Chaz Kellem will be coming to Robert Morris University to speak to students about his career and inspirational life. Mr. Kellem is the Manager of Diversity Initiatives of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mr. Kellem is also the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Colts, the city's oldest and most successful minor-league football team. Please take advantage of these great opportunities to hear about Mr. Slomer & Mr. Kellem's remarkable careers in management, marketing, sales, and public relations. Mr. Kellem will also be speaking about both internship and job opportunities with the Pirates and Colts.
As always, thank you very much for your time and continued support!

Joe Kramer

Joe Kramer | Robert Morris University
President | American Marketing Association
VP of Professional Development | Sport Management Association | 412.779.7279

Monday, April 5, 2010

AMA RMU Marketing Career Fair

AMA RMU Marketing Career Fair
Monday April 12th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
International Suite - Sewall Center

There will be about 20 companies attending. Some of them are hiring while some of them are just there to provide students with information about various businesses. Some companies that are attending are Prudential Financial, Arthritis Foundation, PLS Logistics Services, Chartiers Country Club, W.K. Merriman, Covelli Enterprises, VJ Events, and many more.