Monthly Archives: March 2016

Allegheny Health Network is seeking 30+ Entry-Level Associate IT Systems Analysts

Attention Information Technology and Communication Graduates!

Allegheny Health Network is seeking 30+
Entry-Level Associate IT Systems Analysts

It is important to apply ASAP as phone interviews will be done immediately and onsite interviews will begin Monday April 4th.

Email Cover letter and Resume to:

Christopher Meaner

Allegheny Health network, an integrated delivery network focused on preserving health care choices and providing affordable care to people in the communities.  Their healthcare expertise ranges from primary care to complex surgical procedures.

Job Summary:

Provide analysis services for a defined project.  Develops requirements and extra specifications for new applications, or analyze change requests in existing applications.  Collaborate closely with customers and partners to identify application needs, project specifications, business case development, and cost sheet analysis.


  • Work with customers and partners to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality business solutions.  Involved in the full system development lifecycle documents/deliverables.
  • Provides assistance with application development project deliverables.
  • Manages job and project requirements so that projects are completed on time, in scope, within budget, and with minimal defects.
  • Provides required business and/or technical support for both project and production related activities.
  • Assures compliance with required standards and that all necessary approvals have been obtained throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Interfaces with the business areas, customers, partners, vendors, technical staff and project teams to drive value, enhance return on investment, and create innovative solutions.
  • Accountable for the testing of solutions to ensure minimal defects occur


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Analyzes data processes, business processes, and interfaces to support the operational business areas.
  • Utilizes project management methodologies to produce project deliverables.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Provides ad-hoc training to users and team members.
  • Follows standard precautions and/or other appropriate precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
  • 0-2 years relevant subject matter experience


The Integrated Program

The integrated program allows for students to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in any computer related programs offered by Robert Morris.  The program requires about 150 credits for most students.  Any interested students can apply for the program, including current undergrad students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Students can pursue one of five masters degrees, choosing from the following:

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics (MS-DTAN)
  •  Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MS-ISA)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Project Management (MS-ITPM)
  • Master of Science in Internet Information Systems (MS-ISS)

Each Degree has a different set of prerequisite programs with a foundation in business and information technology.  The specific program prerequisites can be viewed here. Each degree requires 27 credits in graduate classes, of which the requirements can be viewed here.  Most of these required courses fall into the INFS category of classes, and a few fall into the COIS category.

To apply for the integrated program as a current student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.8
  2. Minimum major QPA of 3.0
  3. Minimum QPA of 3.0 for computing courses
  4. Applied 87-108 credits towards bachelor’s degree with at least 18 credits earned at RMU

To apply to the program as an incoming freshman student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum score of 1100 on the SAT exam and a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. An aggregate score of at least 1700 using the following formula:

Aggregate score = SAT score + (200 x high school QPA)

To apply to the program as a transfer student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. If transferring from a school with a specific articulation agreement: a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. If transferring from a school without a specific articulation agreement: same requirements as current RMU students (above).


Once students submit the enrollment agreement to enter the integrated program, they will be placed on the University’s blended tuition rate. This rate is a hybrid of the current per-credit rates of undergraduate and graduate tuition. Students should recognize that they are saving the cost of tuition for one undergraduate and one graduate course by completing the integrated program.

The application process varies depending on what you are applying to the program as, be it current student, future student, or transfer student.  The following however are required of all those applying to the program:

  1. A completed program application
  2. Two letters of recommendation (At least one from a university professor, or high school teacher)
  3. A current resume or vita

For more information on available financial aid, the graduation process, or the integrated program itself, visit the webpage here.  More information on the graduate programs and degrees can be found on the RMU website under the academics section.

If you have any questions that were not answered by either this article or the webpage, then you can contact John C. Turchek with the following information:

John C. Turchek M.Ed., M.S.
Department Head, Computer and
Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-6434 Phone
Wheatley Center 309
Moon Campus

Opening for a Mobile Engineering Intern in San Mateo, California

JobsIn Tech is currently hiring a Mobile Engineering Intern for an immediate start date. The company is looking for an applicant who fulfills the following criteria:

-Passion for mobile devices and the iOS or Android platform.
-For iOS: familiarity with Objective­C and Cocoa.
-For Android: familiarity with Java and Android.
-Interested in all things from visual and interaction design to building sleek UIs, working on back­end/API integrations, Bluetooth communications and everything else that will enable a world­ class experience for Tile users.

In order to be considered for the internship, the applicant must also be pursuing at least a BS in a Computer Science related field. They also require strong programming fundamentals and excellent written and verbal communications.

The company fosters a cooperative business environment, complete with loads of teamwork, team lunches, and company wide events. Onsite gym access is also a plus mentioned in the posting!

Interested candidates can apply on ColonialTRAK:

Good luck!

CIS Faculty Participate in the RMU Research & Grants Expo

On March 15, 2016, RMU held a Research & Grants Expo in Sewall Center highlighting a variety of faculty research and grant projects.  All of the RMU campus was invited to attend to learn more about the research going on here at RMU.  The CIS Department’s own Dr. Fred Kohun was a speaker/panelist, along with other faculty members from RMU, CMU, and Pitt for a Panel Discussion titled Research First or Grant First:  The Dilemma.

Dr. Peter Wu

Dr. Peter Wu

Several other CIS faculty members showcased their research during the Poster Exhibition at the event, which highlighted 39 research posters and 13 grant-funded research posters.  Dr. Peter Wu presented his research titled Making a Difference in Software Quality – The Journey, a grant-funded research project that he co-authored with Sushil Acharya (SEMS, Engineering), Priyadarsdhan Manohar (SEMS, Engineering), Connie Ruzich (SCIS, Communication), and Mary Hansen (SESS, Education).  Software quality is a crucial issue in software development.  Industry’s general lack of appreciation of verification and validation (V&V) benefits, and more importantly the shortage of V&V practitioners poses a multitude of problems in the software industry.  This project will improve software education at the undergraduate level and enhance on-the-job professional training, thereby increasing the pool of professionals with V&V knowledge and skills.

Dr. Jamie Pinchot and Dr. Sushma Mishra

Dr. Jamie Pinchot and Dr. Sushma Mishra

Dr. Jamie Pinchot presented her research titled Mobile Forensics and Security Project, an NSF grant-funded project.  Dr. Pinchot is a Co-PI on the grant, along with Dr. Karen Paullet (PI), Dr. Sushma Mishra, (Co-PI), and Dr. Fred Kohun.  Mobile security and forensics is an underrepresented area of study and research.  This research will advance both knowledge and education in the field of mobile cybersecurity and mobile forensics by creating an online Mobile Forensics and Security certificate program and developing a train-the-trainer program for Computer Information Systems faculty.  The researchers will be involved in training an additional 50 faculty members from universities across the country in mobile security and forensics.

Dr. Wenli Wang

Dr. Wenli Wang

Dr. Wenli Wang presented her grant-funded research titled Contemplative Information Systems Use – Find the Balance from the Inside Out.  Technology addiction, technology-induced stress, and information overload have become both individual and societal problems.  With a combination of economic analysis  of opportunity cost, experiential learning, and cognitive reflections, this research aims to demonstrate that recognizing and developing one’s own inner “technology of the mind” through contemplative practices would reduce a technology user’s attachment to the outer technology.  Dr. Wang’s research will examine the roles of spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness in mediating the relationship between contemplative practices and technology use.

20-Year Club Annual Scholarship – Applications due April 1st


This is a one-time award which will be applied towards tuition and books during the 2016-2017 academic year.

$2600 Scholarship


  • Full-time undergraduate student enrolled at RMU
  • Minimum 60 credits (at least 30 earned at RMU) as of 1/1/16; Maximum 90 credits
  • Minimum GPA = 3.5

Note: full institutional tuition scholarship recipients are not eligible.  Also, previous winners of the 20-Year Club scholarship are not eligible.

The scholarship winner will be selected based upon a blind review of applications by the 20-year scholarship club committee.  Committee members will review the application and the required essay to determine the winner.

To receive an application, please email Dr. Cathleen Jones at  Applications are to be submitted electronically to Dr. Jones and must be received by April 1, 2016.

Registration for Fall 2016 Semester begins April 12

Just a reminder that registration for the Fall 2016 Semester will begin on April 12.  Your individual registration date and time can be found if you login to Sentry Secured Services on the RMU web site and look under Registration Status.  You need to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss scheduling before you will be able to register online!  Make sure to find out your registration date and plan ahead.

Also, remember that a Course Planner is provided as part of the CIS Blog.  This planner indicates the semesters in which courses have been offered in the past.  It is not a guarantee for future schedules, but it can be helpful as you plan ahead for future semesters to know when courses are typically offered.

Registration for Summer 2016 Semester begins March 21

Just a reminder that registration for the Summer 2016 Semester will begin on March 21.  Also, remember that a Course Planner is provided as part of the CIS Blog.  This planner indicates the semesters in which courses have been offered in the past.  It is not a guarantee for future schedules, but it can be helpful as you plan ahead for future semesters to know when courses are typically offered.

SDLC Partners – Monday, March 21st

SDLC Partners, L.P., headquartered in Monroeville, PA, opened its doors in 2004 as an alternative to large consulting organizations. The firm’s high performing employees take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to regional and national customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”. The event will be held on Monday, March 21st from 4:00-5:45 PM in the Wheatley Atrium.

Here is the schedule of events:

4:00 – 4:15 PM –  SET Registration and free pizza

4:20 – 5:00 PM –  SDLC Presentation

5:00 – 5:30 PM –  Q & A session