Master Your Future
The Newsletter of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
February 2013

D.P.T. student gets sweet deal from Dr Pepper

Phillip ThomasDoctor of Physical Therapy student Phillip Thomas '15 is getting help with his education from an unconventional source: soft-drink maker Dr Pepper. Thomas entered Dr Pepper's Discover Bowl Championship Series and won a $2,500 scholarship. Read more.

Professor shares secrets of portrait painting

Z.L. Feng PortraitureFor more than 20 years, Professor Z.L. Feng has taught Radford University art students how to capture perfect portraits. Now he is sharing his techniques in a recent edition of the national magazine Pastel Journal. Read more.

Psychology professor appointed to rural health panel

Tracy CohnTracy Cohn, assistant professor of psychology, has been appointed to the American Psychological Association's eight-person Committee on Rural Health. Read more.

Graduate students teach civics lessons at President Obama's inauguration

Kristen Straniero and Blair YenowineKristen Straniero and Blair Yenowine were selected by the American Civics Center to teach classes and lead educational tours for high school students visiting the nation's capital leading up to the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Read more.

M.F.A. graduates' works on display from coast to coast

HillCrest HouseThree Radford University alumni artists are making names for themselves and displaying their work in exhibitions around the country. Read more.

RU maintains prestigious international accreditation

aacsb logoThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International announced that the Radford University College of Business and Economics has maintained its accreditation. Read more.

83 receive graduate degrees from RU

graduate degrees awardedRadford University's College of Graduate and Professional Studies awarded degrees Dec. 14 to 83 students and recognized the first three graduates from RU's Doctor of Psychology program. Read more.

RU sets record for degrees awarded at Winter Commencement

record number of degrees awardedRadford University celebrated the accomplishments of its newest alumni during its 2012 Winter Commencement ceremonies. More students were awarded undergraduate degrees at the ceremonies than at any previous Winter Commencement, a total of 417. Read more.

Art graduate's work in national spotlight

artwork of Cheng Fen YehThe lively watercolors of Cheng Fen Yeh, a local artist and Radford University graduate, are featured in two nationally distributed arts publications. Read more.

Psychology professors publish adolescent distress study

Faculty members Tracy Cohn and Valerie Leake have published results from a study they conducted to examine and compare distress among homosexual and heterosexual adolescents in rural and urban areas. Read more.

COBE honors its top students

cobe award winnersThe College of Business and Economics recognized seven of its top students at the 2012 COBE Winter Honors Program on Nov. 28 and inducted 32 members into the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary fraternity. Read more.

Struggling in college? It's not a first-generation thing, RU researchers say

Radford University psychology faculty and student researchers have a whole new way of thinking about first-generation college students based on a recent study conducted in the university's Department of Psychology. Read more.

Waldron symposium emphasizes health-care collaboration

Twenty faculty members from Waldron College of Health and Human Services met with more than 130 students in November to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration among health-care professionals. Read more.

Doctor of psychology program earns accreditation

cobe award winnersRadford University's Doctor of Psychology program has earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation. Read more.

Students test skills in mock disaster drill

As professional emergency personnel responded to a simulated crisis in a state-mandated "tabletop" exercise in Heth Hall, about 40 Radford University graduate and undergraduate students mirrored the incident for an unusual applied learning experience. The November exercise engaged students as responders to the scenario, which began with a chlorine leak from a wrecked tanker truck at the edge of the RU campus. Read more.

Alumna completes police officer training

Katherine HolcombeKatherine Holcombe '09, M.S. '10, recently graduated from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, completing the six-month training required for new Vienna Police Department officers. 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 November through February.

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