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June 20, 2013

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Use Your Tuition Benefit To Advance Your Career

The Master of Public Management (MPM) program at the Heinz College is a professional management degree that may be completed through part-time, evening study. Full-time CMU employees eligible for tuition remission can apply their benefit and complete the degree in as little as two years. Individuals with three+ years of professional work experience and their bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. To learn more or to register for upcoming information sessions on June 25 and 26, visit the MPM website.

Seeking Senior Citizens for Classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Annabelle Joseph, director of the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at the School of Music, is recruiting active senior citizens to participate in classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method that engages brain and body in response to music.

Maintaining mental alertness and agility is essential as we age. Four areas of learning: physical, cognitive, social and emotional are involved in this process. All four areas are at play in a Dalcroze Eurhythmics class as participants experience the joy of music.

Classes will be available to 15 people age 65 and over. Participants should be mobile and able to attend four afternoon sessions from 3 - 4:30 p.m.,  July 2, 3 and July 9,10 at Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 119.  For more information and to register, contact Joseph at

EH&S To Conduct Building Evacuations July 5

To comply with the City of Pittsburgh’s All Hazards Plan, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) will conduct evacuations of CMU’s five high-rise buildings on Friday, July 5. The affected buildings and evacuation schedule is as follows:

  • Mellon Institute, 9 a.m.;
  • Gates/Hillman, 10 a.m.;
  • Doherty Hall, 11 a.m.;
  • Wean Hall, 1 p.m.; and
  • Hamerschlag Hall, 2 p.m.

An evacuation announcement will be made over the building’s public address system, followed by the sounding of the fire alarm. Once the fire alarm sounds, occupants should quickly leave the building via your nearest exit and assemble in the building’s designated assembly area, which can be found at

Failure to leave a building when the fire alarm sounds is a violation of a City of Pittsburgh ordinance and can result in a fine and court appearance.

Questions about the evacuations should be directed to Rick Caruso at 412-951-3089 or

Alumni Award Nominations Now Open

The Alumni Association is accepting nominations in the Achievement and Service categories for the 2014 Alumni Awards. Each year, the Alumni Association honors alumni, students and faculty for outstanding service to the university and alumni who have achieved exceptional success in their chosen professions. 
An online nomination form and descriptions of each award category can be found on the alumni website. Complete packets may also be submitted via email (, fax (412-268-7239), or campus mail (Attention: Alumni Award Nominations, Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, PPG 6, 14th Floor). See the list of past award winners. The nomination deadline is Sunday, Sept. 1.

University Store Sale

The University Store is having a special sale in which you can take an additional 50 percent off clothing and gifts already on clearance. The sale runs through Saturday, June 22.

Hunt Library Elevator To Be Out of Service

The Hunt Library elevator will be out of service for major repair from June 25 through mid-August. A total shutdown is required to fix electrical damage sustained from flooding in the library last summer. The library will be open during the elevator shutdown. Access to the upper floors and basement will be by stairs only. The library has contingency plans and can provide some help for those unable to use stairs. Please contact Erika Linke if you have questions or concerns, or 412-268-7800.

Andy Award Nominations Due July 10

Nominations for this year’s Andy Awards, the university-wide staff recognition program, are due July 10. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.

Awards are given in six categories: Dedication, Commitment to Students, Innovation, Culture, University Citizenship and Community Contributions. 

For more information on the awards program, the nomination process and the nomination form, go to