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Robert Morris University Illinois

Robert Morris University Illinois, formerly Robert Morris College, is an educational institution in the U.S. state of Illinois that has multiple sites, including locations in Chicago (main campus), Aurora, Elgin, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Peoria, Schaumburg, Springfield, and Waukegan. Robert Morris University-Illinois was formerly known as Robert Morris College; however, the institution changed its name to Robert Morris University-Illinois on May 1, 2009. It is a private, accredited, not-for-profit institution with 501(c)(3) status. It offers associate and bachelor's degrees through the School of Business Administration, Institute of Art and Design, Institute of Technology & Media, Institute of Culinary Arts, and the College of Nursing & Health Studies. In 2006, the Morris Graduate School of Management was established, providing Master of Business Administration and Master of Information Systems programs at the Chicago, DuPage and Orland Park campuses. The graduate program has now expanded to all locations across Illinois. Robert Morris University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Robert Morris University Illinois
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TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Established1913
PresidentMablene Krueger
Students3,233
Undergraduates2,649 full-time, 132 part-time[1]
Postgraduates23 full-time, 429 part-time[1]
Location
ColorsMaroon and Gold
NicknameEagles
AffiliationsNAIA, ACHA
Websitehttp://www.robertmorris.edu

Like the university of the same name in Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University is named after Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and financier of the American Revolution. However, the universities are not affiliated with each other.

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HistoryEdit

 
The Second Leiter Building houses the university's main campus in Chicago.

Robert Morris was founded in 1913 in Carthage, Illinois, taking over the former location of Carthage College.[2] In 1975 it acquired/merged with the Moser School of Business and moved to Chicago (eventually moving the Carthage location to Springfield). Since 1988 it has opened numerous additional sites around Chicago and Central Illinois.[3][4]

MembershipsEdit

The University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Generally complies with the general guidelines as set forth by:

AthleticsEdit

The Robert Morris athletic teams located at the Chicago campus are known as the Eagles. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). The current Athletic Director is Jared Williamson.

Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball, while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Men's and women's ice hockey compete in their respective divisions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

In 2014 RMU became the first university to offer gaming scholarships for a varsity e-sports team which currently competes in League of Legends, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Dota 2 competitions.[5][6]

Sports sponsoredEdit

Branch campus athleticsEdit

The universities branch locations Robert Morris–Lake County, Robert Morris–Peoria and Robert Morris–Springfield are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

Robert Morris–Lake County EaglesEdit

Men's sports include soccer, while women's sports include bowling and soccer.

Robert Morris–Peoria EaglesEdit

Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, club football, and ice hockey, while women's sports include basketball, bowling and soccer.

Robert Morris–Springfield EaglesEdit

Men's sports include baseball, basketball, ice hockey and soccer, while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cheerleading, dance, soccer, softball and volleyball.

  • Women's softball has had much success at Robert Morris–Springfield, winning the USCAA National Championship in 2006 and 2010, reaching third place in 2007, and reaching second place in 2008 and 2009.

Notable AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Higher Learning Commission". Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Our Rich History". Carthage College. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ Haney, Dave (May 11, 2009). "Robert Morris College becomes Robert Morris University". Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Our Mission, History, and Credentials – Robert Morris University". Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Robert Morris University Athletic News". Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  6. ^ "A League of Their Own: Robert Morris University Offers Scholarships to Gamers". The Official NVIDIA Blog. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Victor Herrera | Alumni | Robert Morris University". alumni.robertmorris.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  8. ^ "April Sutton | Alumni | Robert Morris University". alumni.robertmorris.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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