Master Your Future
The Newsletter of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
October 2014

Student Engagement Forum showcases RU's finest students

Student Engagement ForumThe Student Engagement Forum showcases the highest levels of academic achievement and creation of new knowledge at Radford University. Read more

Spirits high as students, faculty and guests celebrate Spring Commencement

spring commencementNearly 2,000 students graduated from Radford University during the May 9-10 Spring Commencement ceremonies. Read more

White Coat Ceremony marks inaugural graduation by Radford University DPT students

DPT graduatesRU's wardrobe of academic regalia added a new item – a white coat – on Friday as 11 Doctor of Physical Therapy students were honored at the inaugural White Coat and Pinning ceremony on May 9 in Heth Hall.. Read more

College of Education and Human Development recognizes top students

RU's College of Education and Human Development recognized and honored many of its students during the college's sixth annual awards ceremony on May 9 in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium. Read more

Students tackle intense simulation to learn about crisis communication

School of Communication students jumped out of the frying pan and into a full-fledged crisis simulation on Thursday, May 1. Read more.

RU doctor of physical therapy program earns prestigious accreditation

DPTThe Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at RU is now fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Read more

Communication Sciences hosts three RiteCare© clinics

Scottish Ritecare©RU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Scottish Rite Foundation sponsored three clinics to help children develop and enhance their communication and literacy skills while providing support to their families. Read more

Graduate student takes silver at National ADDYs

AddysFor Radford University graduate student Ashley Marlowe, a whimsical digital portrait of a classy octopus led to a National Student Silver ADDY - an impressive recognition of her skills. Read more

RU launches virtual campus tour

virtual tourRU recently launched a new virtual tour that gives users an opportunity to visit campus buildings inside and out, hear testimonials from students and faculty and experience interactive features that provide a sense of being on campus without actually traveling to Radford. Read more

Construction commences at site of new home of CHBS

new CHBS buildingThe new academic facility for CHBS, announced in February, will house many of the college’s departments, currently scattered across the Radford University campus in seven different locations. Read more

Federal grant to help RU advance health care professional education

RU's Waldron College of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Read more

Scottish Rite philanthropy enables RU COSD Summer RiteCare camps

scottish ritecareA program filled with music, dance and laughter, capped the 2014 RiteCare© Clinics summer of helping children develop and enhance their communication and literacy skills. Read more

Radford again recognized among nation's "Best Bang for the Buck" universities – is top Virginia institution in ranking

RU has been recognized as a "Best Bang for the Buck" institution by Washington Monthly magazine for the second consecutive year. Read more

Art Exhibits open Radford University's 2014-15 museum season

art exhibitsNew Jersey multimedia artist Alison Weld and RU alumnus Bill Fisher MFA '90, begin the Radford University Art Museum 2014-15 season. Their exhibits are in the RU Art Museum at the Covington Center and Gallery 205, respectively. Read more

RU hosts visiting Iraqi Kurdish educators

Kurdish teachersThe Language and Culture Institute at Radford University (LCI@RU) engaged RU and visiting faculty and administrators from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq in a unique international forum about English language education on Aug. 12 in Heth Hall. Read more.

Radford University Foundation receives donation of renovated historic Radford home

Halwyck HouseThe Radford University Foundation has received a donation of a renovated house for use as the RU president's home. Read more

RU's COBE Building earns LEED Gold status

LEED gold awardRU's College of Business and Economics Building is now the university's fourth LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold building, marking another achievement in RU's sustainability initiatives. Read more.

CEHD's Abingdon cohort: 20 years of success

Each school district in far Southwest Virginia staffs competent school counselors who effectively serve its K-12 population. Read more

RU administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ice bucket challengeSeveral of Radford University's senior administrators found a new way to stay cool with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August. Read more

Radford University named as a Top Public Regional University

US News & World ReportsRU has been recognized among the best regional public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" 2015 rankings. Read more

RU names director of MBA program

Stacey TurmelStacey Turmel has been named director of the RU College of Business and Economics' MBA program. 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 March through May.

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