Master Your Future
The Newsletter of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
September 2012

RU Confers Its First Doctor of Psychology Degrees

Radford University has awarded the first degrees in its four-year-old Doctor of Psychology program. Graduates Joshua Bradley, Kevin Simonson and Zetta Nicely will be recognized at the 2012 Winter Commencement ceremony in December. Read more.

Professor, Students See Rural Health-care Needs Firsthand

nursing studentsRU Nursing Professor Gini Weisz and two students traveled to Wise to survey patients at a fair sponsored by the global charity Remote Area Medical. Read more.

Grant to Benefit Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Thanks to a two-year grant of $86,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, children in the New River Valley will continue to have a place at Radford University where they can enhance their learning and communication skills. Read more.

Sponsors Help to Boost Enrollment for RU Summer Bridge

Summer BridgeThis year, 79 girls from across Virginia attended Summer Bridge, an increase from 62 participants a year earlier. Increased enrollment was possible in part because of new scholarships, funded by gifts from private donors and corporate sponsors. Read more.

Former Dean Linville Reflects on His Career at a Crossroad

As Raymond Linville transitions back into the classroom after serving as dean of Radford University's Waldron College of Health and Human Services, he is lauded by his colleagues and campus administrators as a visionary, an advocate, a man of integrity and faith, and a friend. Read more.

RiteCare© Clinic Concludes with Scottish Rite Luncheon

scottish rite studentsThe 30 children on Radford University's campus for the Summer RiteCare© Clinic shared the thrill of victory and cheered each other on during a three-week session built on the theme "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work." Read more.

D.N.P. Program Wins Accreditation

DNP accreditationIn a milestone event for Radford University's graduate programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program has been granted full initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in Washington, D.C. Read more.

Accounting Students Earn Professional Honors

Two accounting students from the College of Business and Economics have received professional honors. Read more.

Guitar Festival Brings 'Music of the Americas' to RU

Music and Poetry of the Americas"Music and Poetry of the Americas" was the theme for the 11th International Guitar Festival on campus. This year's event featured seven internationally acclaimed guitarists. Read more.

Rita Riddle Writing Scholarship Awarded

Brenta BlevinsBrenta Blevins, a master's degree candidate at RU, received the 2012 Rita Riddle Creative Writing Scholarship, co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Read more.

Car-sharing Arrives on Radford Campus

ford focusCar sharing has come to Radford University. The university is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer WeCar, an alternative to keeping and maintaining a personal motor vehicle. Read more.

Music Professor Performs on 'Daytime Blue Ridge'

Back in Radford after a concert tour in Brazil, Radford University Professor Robert Trent, an acclaimed classical guitarist, appeared on the WSLS-TV talk show "Daytime Blue Ridge." Read more.

Radio Show Features RU Professor on Healing with Music

Professor and music therapist Jim Borling uses rock and metal music to help teenagers externalize their internal struggles. He discussed his practices on the radio program "With Good Reason." Listen.

San Diego Art Exhibition Features Alumnus' Work

Radford University alumnus Shaun Whiteside, M.F.A. '11, is an artist on the move. Two of Whiteside's works were featured in New Action in Painting, art exhibition at Garage 4141, a gallery in San Diego. See a collection of Whiteside's work on his Facebook page.

Graduate Student Profile: Stephanie Miller

Stephanie MillerStephanie Miller began playing the piano in kindergarten and has been singing in choirs since the fourth grade. Music has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Read more.

Graduate Students of the Month

Each month, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies features on its website a graduate student of the month. Click the links below to read Q&A interviews with students of the month from May through September.

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