Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Farewell to Chuck Van Ryn


Charles (Chuck) Van Ryn taught Marketing at RMU for many years, mainly at the Pittsburgh Center. He was well known for his sense of humor and his rapport with his students and his colleagues. Although retired, he remained actively interested in RMU, attending events such as the Faculty/Staff Christmas Party and the 20 year club dinners. Chuck Van Ryn will be greatly missed.

Obituary from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette March 30, 2010

Age 67, of McCandless, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010. Husband of the late Judith C. (Carraher); brother of Dolores (Charles) LeGrand, Ilona Van Ryn, Denise (Gary) Schnelle, Deborah (Mark) Connors and the late Shirley (the late Sonny) Rodgers; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Chuck was a retired marketing professor at Robert Morris University and he was an avid Nascar fan. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 7-9pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. 412-364-4444 where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation/MMRF, 383 Main Ave., Fifth Flr., Norwalk, CT 06851.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

AMA/Sport Mgt Assoc. Speaker - March 30th

This upcoming Tuesday, March 30th at 9pm in Hale 301, in a joint effort between the American Marketing Association and the Sport Management Association, Marc Smith will be coming to Robert Morris University to speak to students about his career at one of the most prospering YMCAs around the world. Mr. Smith is the Senior Director for Youth, Teen & Family at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to hear about Mr. Smith's career in corporate America and the nonprofit sector.
Best Regards,
Joe Kramer

Joe Kramer | Robert Morris University
President | American Marketing Association
VP of Professional Development | Sport Management Association
jrkst22@mail.rmu.edu | 412.779.7279

Marketing Research Presentations - Spring 2010

Senior Finance Manager Larry E. Nolph reviewed Marketing Research Presentations on Friday, March 19th. The students were presenting the research results for two new product concepts. These concepts were developed in conjunction with a class of engineering students. Based on the research results Mr. Nolph chose which of the two proposed concepts would go into development. The engineering students will now develop a prototype for the winning concept and present their prototypes in late April.

AMA Professional Chapter Digital Marketing Summit

Pittsburgh American Marketing Chapter
3rd Annual Digital Marketing Summit
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Find out how experts piece together the Digital Puzzle and learn to master tools such as search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, video streams, social media, and more!
Hear about how thought leaders are utilizing digital marketing tactics to improve their bottom line.

Hear from our all star line up including:
Jeremy Zimmer, Dir. of New Media, Pittsburgh Penguins

Jeremy oversees electronic marketing initiatives with an emphasis on online and mobile technologies. He graduated from Miami of Ohio with undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Information Systems and completed his MBA at the University of Kansas.

Stay tuned to learn more about our other speakers:
Peter Goldstein, VP of Sales & Business Dev., Mixpo
Scott Calise, Sr. Mgr. of Digital Research, MTV Networks

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh
$50 - AMA Member/$75 - Non-Member
$60 - Guest of AMA Member/$25 - Student with valid I.D.
Please register no later than April 5, 2010.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=d4843b1f-66a0-4c66-ba56-d6ff5047e65d


Innovations & Sustainability Luncheon
May 13, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel,
Downtown Pgh

New Member Breakfast
May 20, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
BNY Mellon
500 Ross Street
Downtown Pgh

American Marketing Association - Pittsburgh Chapter P.O. Box 2859 Pittsburgh PA 15230

Friday, March 19, 2010

Celebrating Dr. Jacobs' birthday

Dr. Jacobs is a presented with a beautiful shovel to use for the groundbreaking of the new School of Business building.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Steelers Speaker - Thursday, March 18th

This upcoming Thursday, March 18th at 9:30pm in Hale 301, in a joint
effort between the American Marketing Association and the Sport Management
Association, Mike Marchinsky will be coming to Robert Morris to speak to students about his career in marketing and the professional sports
industry. Mr. Marchinsky is the Youth Football/Marketing Manager of the
Pittsburgh Steelers as well as an RMU Alum.

Joe Kramer | Robert Morris University
President | American Marketing Association
VP of Professional Development | Sport Management Association
jrkst22@mail.rmu.edu | 412.779.7279

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

AMA Collegiate Chapter Event sponsored by the professional chapter

Pittsburgh AMA Spring Marketing Field Trip
Friday March 19th, 2010

See and hear marketing concepts your students are learning in class applied to business problems
Have your students gain a better understanding of how marketing-planning works through real-life examples
Let Pittsburgh marketers teach your students about their research and marketing-planning process

Scheduled speakers are from the following organizations:

The Priory - Hear about how one of Pittsburgh's most exciting hotel and event locations developed their new product

UPMC Health Plan - Learn about marketing in a turbulent environment

Kennywood Park - Marketing an amusement park isn't all fun and games


7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Program Begins
12:30 pm Wrap-up

Where: Mellon Board Room - Chatham University Campus

Cost: 3 canned food items per student to be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

RSVP: Send an email with the number and names of students attending to: collegiate@amapittsburgh.org

Seating is limited to approximately 80 students, so RSVP promptly.

Due to limited parking on campus, students are encouraged to use the Chatham Shuttle service and/or carpool.