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RU SGA, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Theta Chi Come Together to Celebrate
the Final Weeks of the Centennial Year

RADFORD -- With the Bonnie Student Center decked out in balloons, streamers, party masks and cardboard cutouts, Radford University students bid farewell to their school’s Centennial year.

birthday bash at the Bonnie
Students celebrate the end of the Centennial.

The Student Government Association, along with Sigma Sigma Sigma and Theta Chi, celebrated Radford University’s 100th year with a masquerade-themed party in the Bonnie Student Center. The celebration, which took place on Tuesday, Dec. 7, featured the Quincy Mumford Band, Centennial-themed pictures in front of a green screen, a themed cake and punch and the Bonnie game room opened at no charge.

“This is so fun!” said RU senior Jamie Tolison. “I’ve never seen the Bonnie decorated like this and with so many neat things to do. It’s great that clubs offer events like this for students to come to and enjoy for free.”

The Birthday Bash 2.0 was a follow up to SGA’s Birthday Bash, which took place last spring during Charter Day festivities. SGA Executive Vice President Allison Howard took charge of organizing the party as “one last Centennial event from the students to the RU community,” and an opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to celebrate their school’s achievement.

Along with organizing and hosting parties and celebrations throughout the 2010 school year, the SGA and other on-campus organizations participated in the Centennial Service Challenge, a service-focused project that challenges the campus community, alumni and friends, along with local and global communities, to consider a contribution of service.

The SGA also brought TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie to campus to speak about his one-for-one movement at last March’s Charter Day Celebration. Greek Life Organization recently sponsored a “Fill the Truck Food Drive” with a goal to collect 10,000 pounds of food to donate to area food banks. These and many other community service projects show the dedication the RU community has put in to making Radford’s Centennial year one to remember.

“Having my college celebrate its 100th year of existence makes me proud to be a student here,” said McKenzey Sayers, senator for the College of Business and Economics. “I hope we continue to celebrate our school’s accomplishment for the next 100 years and beyond. Happy birthday, RU!”

December 16, 2010
Stephanie Cashwell; 540-831-5182

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