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

Graduate student Nara Cavalcanti has sights set on enhancing communication

Nara CavalcantiAre conversations at the water cooler a professional form of communication? Ask second year graduate student Nara Cavalcanti and she'll likely say yes. Read more.

First cohort of BSN to DNP graduates complete program and celebrate their doctorates

School of NursingThe Waldron College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing hosted a celebration Aug. 19, in the COBE multi-purpose room for the first cohort of students to complete its BSN to DNP doctorate program. Read more.

RU and NASA team up to enrich math curricula for Virginia's high school teachers and students

NASA Langley Research Center and RU sponsored a two-week simulation-based engineering and science MODSIM (modeling and simulation) workshop for high school mathematics teachers in Hampton in July. Read more.

RU selected for Princeton Review's "Best In The Southeast"

The Princeton ReviewRU has been named by The Princeton Review as one of 138 institutions in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" edition. Read more.

RU DNP candidate takes nursing to the fields and farms

Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson's ambitious Doctor of Nursing Practice capstone project springs directly from her roots. Read more.

Preschool Language Lab's playful atmosphere belies important development work underway

students at the protocol dinnerFrom behind a two-way mirror, it appears to be a particularly busy preschool playroom in which a handful of precocious children push toy trucks through shaving cream, play red light/green light or sing songs. Read more.

RU marketing professor helps area business people get LinkedIn

cobeProfessor Gary Schirr participated in LinkedIn's first ever workshop designed to offer tips to entrepreneurs and small business users on how to most effectively use the professional networking website. Read more.

RU Professor is Gen-X honoree in Blue Ridge Country Magazine

Theresa BurrissBlue Ridge Country Magazine is celebrated its 25th anniversary this summer. One of the featured profiles of the anniversary edition – The Future of the Mountains: 25 Gen-X and Gen Y-People Making a Difference – is Professor Theresa Burriss, director of the Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center. Read more.

Festive program wraps up Communication Science and Disorders-led RiteCare© camps

scottish rite campWith a program filled with music, dance and laughter, the RU Department of Communication Science and Disorders capped an ambitious RiteCare© Clinics summer devoted to helping children develop and enhance communication and literacy skills. Read more.

RU ranks nationally in teacher prep survey

Radford UniversityRU has earned top national marks in an examination of university teacher preparation programs released this week by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). Read more.

Honors come to RU's Virginia Burggraf

Virginia BurggrafFor her 40-year career as nurse, faculty, policy analyst and grant writer, Virginia Burggraf, professor of nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS), has recently accumulated additional honors. Read more.

Hooding, multicultural ceremonies honor graduates

graduate candidateWith families, friends and RU officials on hand to honor them, more than 200 students were awarded master's and doctor's degrees on May 10. Read more.

MBA students learn from the pros

L3MBAIt's not every day a Fortune 200 company invites college students to its facilities to meet top executives and decision makers. Cyber-security company L-3 Stratis National Security Solutions recently provided such an opportunity to six RU MBA students. Read more.

Doctoral student's work published in national journal

Jennifer GlassJennifer Glass, a doctoral candidate in RU's Department of Psychology, is the lead author of an article in the April 2013 issue of Prevention in Counseling Psychology. Read more.

RU hosts 7th Annual Music Therapy Symposium

The power of music as a healing force was the focus of RU's Seventh Annual Music Therapy Symposium, held on campus in April. 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 for May through August.

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