February 2013 News for Radford University Alumni and Friends

News for Radford University Alumni and Friends
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Snapshot of the Month

winter commencement
Crasha Perkins, director of RU's Center for Diversity and Inclusion, shares a light moment with Tavis Smiley (left) and Cornel West at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program.

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This Month in RU History

Radford State Teachers College
Feb. 13, 1924: Name changed to Radford State Teachers College

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In Memory

Radford University honors classmates and friends who have passed away this month. View the memory list.

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In the News

ALUMNI HOMECOMING: WINTER JAM, MARCH 1-2: The only thing missing from Winter Jam weekend is YOU!

winter jam

Before the men's and women's basketball games, join us at the Highlander Hoopla. You can register for fabulous door prizes, sample chili and vote for your favorite recipe, and enjoy a baked potato bar, side items, desserts and a cash bar. This is also the gathering place for the young alumni reunion (classes of 2002-12)!

Following the men's basketball game: Power Hour

Meet the men's and women's basketball teams, and get your photo taken with players and coaches. Did we forget to mention the Highlander? He will be there and ready to pose with fans. Bring your camera!

Martini bar with cocktail snacks Meet the basketball coaches and toast each other and RU. Cheers, Highlanders!

In addition to these highlights, check out all the events of the weekend and register at www.radford.edu/winterjam.

send an ecardEncourage classmates to attend Alumni Homecoming: Winter Jam weekend, or just say hello by sending a personal Highlander e-card.

  1. Choose your photo.
  2. Write your message.
  3. Hit "send."

It's that simple! Send your message now...


Alumnus's YMCA career grew from his Radford years

Cal JohnsonCal Johnson '76, who will retire this summer as president and chief executive of the YMCA of Roanoke Valley, is part of Radford University's history. He was one the first male undergraduate students when Radford College went coed in the 1970s.

Johnson chose Radford after hearing from a friend about the recreation major, which offered field experience as well as classroom instruction. His studies led him to a successful 26-year career with the YMCA.


Road Trip to High Point

RU road trip to High Point
RU alumni put on your red and join us for a Happy Hour at Liberty Steakhouse before heading off to cheer on the men's basketball team as they play against the High Point Panthers. The first 20 alumni that RSVP in advance will receive two free tickets each to the basketball game, which you can pick up at the happy hour.

Please join your chapter leader Taniko Williamson '96, Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg and members of the RU Athletics Administration for an exciting and spirited evening!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
    Liberty Steakhouse
    914 Mall Loop Road, High Point, NC 27262
    Highlanders meet at the bar area
    Food and drinks are not included
  • Men's Basketball Game begins at 7 p.m.
    Millis Center, 922 West College Drive, High Point, NC 27262
  • RSVP to uainvite@radford.edu by February 25, 2013.

Office of Admissions

  • March 1: Transfer open house
  • March 29: Junior open house
  • March 23, April 13 and April 27: Highlander Days