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May 30, 2013

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WRCT Wins Intercollegiate Radio Competition

Carnegie Mellon's radio station WRCT-FM (88.3) recently beat out 64 college stations to win the intercollegiate radio competition Soundtap Madness 2013, which calculated station listening time over 12 days. The competition included the University of Chicago’s WHPK, Harvard University's WHRB, Columbia University's WKCR and Rice University's KTRU. CMU defeated Rice in the finals with a collective listening time of 3,387 hours. "Winning the Soundtap competition was an indicator of our really strong audience base. We have very loyal fans, and they're the ones who helped us win the whole thing," WRCT General Manager Allison Cosby told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read the full story in the PG.

PAT To Adjust Routes Sunday, June 16

More than 70 Port Authority bus routes will see changes effective Sunday, June 16.
Included in the June schedule adjustments are routing and schedule tweaks to the bus routes affected by the ongoing weight restriction on Swissvale’s Kenmawr Bridge, as well as changes to better serve Bedford Avenue in the Hill District.
Along with regular quarterly routing and scheduling adjustments, Port Authority also will begin the first of several phases of bus stop consolidations next month. Nearly 430 stops across 36 bus routes will be eliminated effective June 16. The stops chosen for elimination are ones that see little to no use.
Details on the service changes and links to new schedules are now posted at under “Service Changes.”

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association To Host Summer Brown Bag Lunches

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) will hold Membership Mixers from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in Rangos 3, University Center, and Friday, July 26 in Danforth Lounge. Members and newcomers are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Water and cookies will be provided. RSVP to Alexa Hansen at For more information about the CMWA visit

Summer Camp To Focus on Science

Applications are being accepted for SUCCEED, a free summer camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2 that aims to inspire current ninth graders to consider careers in science. The SUmmer Center for Climate, Energy and Environmental Decision-making is a five-day program run by Paul Welle and Frauke Hoss. Trips to off-campus locations are planned, and free lunches are provided. Applications are due June 1. For more information and to apply visit:

Athletics Offers Summer Camps for Kids

The Department of Athletics is hosting basketball, fitness, soccer and swimming camps for kids this summer.  Dates are:

  • Basketball Tartans Elite Camp: June 15-16
  • FITT Camp: June 17-21, 24-27; July 8-12, 15-18
  • Boys Soccer: July 25-27 (overnight); July 29-Aug. 2 (day camp); Aug. 5-9 (day camp)
  • Girls Soccer: July 7-10, 14-17 (overnight)
  • Swimming: June 17-21; 24-28

For more information, go to

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