March 2013 News for Radford University Alumni and Friends

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Snapshot of the Month

AST sisters at winterjam
Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters Laurencia Porter, Lakisha Ferguson and Regina McDade enjoy the tea party celebrating the sorority's 60 years at RU. The event was part of Winter Jam homecoming weekend March 1 and 2.

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This Month in RU History

March 10, 1910: The State Normal and industrial School for Women at Radford was established. According to records in the McConnell Library archives, "Radford would open its doors for classes in September 1913 after several years of hard work."

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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

Henry Winkler to give keynote address at McGlothlin event

Henry Winkler, the iconic actor, author, director and producer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching on April 18 at Radford University.

Henry WinklerWinkler, who became famous for playing Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli on the 1970s and '80s TV series "Happy Days," expanded his career into directing and producing films, plays and more than 20 TV series. He began his own production company to make high-quality children's programming and is the co-author of a popular Hank Zipzer series of children's books.

After being diagnosed at age 30 with dyslexia, Winkler made a commitment to help children with learning difficulties. He has received international awards in recognition of his service to children with special needs.

Alumnus receives honor from the Vatican

Patrick GoldenMonsignor Patrick Golden '87 received an unexpected notice from the Vatican on Feb. 1. It was all the more special because it would be among the last official notices from Pope Benedict XVI, who retired from the papacy on Feb. 28.

Golden, rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, was notified by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo that he and another monsignor, Timothy E. Kenney, had been conferred the pontifical honor of Chaplain to His Holiness in the Richmond Diocese. Golden said later, "I have great respect for Pope Benedict, and I commend his decision." The monsignor celebrated Mass just before the pope stepped down and now recalls that occasion as the last time he mentioned the pontiff's name during a service.


March 23
Highlander Day
All students admitted to RU for fall 2013 are invited to spend a day on campus.

March 29
Office of Admissions junior open house
An opportunity for high school juniors and their parents to spend an afternoon on campus.

March 30
Fashion Fete
Alumni and friends are invited to an evening of fashion at the close of the Department of Interior Design & Fashion's senior exhibition.
Reception at 5 p.m. in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts, followed by the Spring Fashion Show at 7 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium.
Cost of $50 includes the reception and reserved seating at the fashion show.
RSVP to (540) 831-5407.

April 4
School of Social Work Alumni Reception and Continuing Education Presentation
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon.
Reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation by David Boehm.
RSVP to (276) 492-8104.

April 13
Highlander Day
All students admitted to RU for fall 2013 are invited to spend a day on campus.

RU Spirit Baseball Tailgate, Highlanders vs. High Point, RU Baseball Complex
Social at 2:30 p.m., game at 4 p.m.
RSVP to (540) 831-5407.

Soccer Alumni Reunion Weekend
Patrick Cupp Stadium
11 a.m., RU Men's Soccer game
1 p.m., RU Women's Alumni game
3 p.m., RU Men's Alumni game
6 p.m., Social at BT's
Contact: Marc Reeves,

April 13-14
Swim and Dive Alumni Reunion Weekend
5 p.m. Saturday, social at BT's
10 a.m. Sunday, breakfast at River City Grill
Contact: Ian Coffey,

April 27
Highlander Day
All students admitted to RU for fall 2013 are invited to spend a day on campus.

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