Feb. 23, 2018
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School of Communication Director Matthew J. Smith Jenny Davis, Big South Defensive Player of the Week Lavina Harless
Professor turns hobby into opportunity   Jenny Davis named Big South Defensive Player of the Week   Lavina Harless '98 MSW '00 says that being at Radford was the best time of her life

Campus Events

Feb. 27-March 1 SGA Election Voting Period
March 1 SGA Elections Announcement
5-8 p.m., Hurlburt Food Court
Feb. 22 Spring Career & Internship Fair
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Recreation and Wellness Center
April 2-13 Fall 2018 registration groups open

On Campus

Radford UniversityRadford University Board of Visitors holds quarterly meeting
At its quarterly meeting Feb. 15-16, the Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) reviewed university progress and activity. Read more

Janessa SteeleBuilding connections through research: Founding associate director of OURS announced
The newly expanded Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) named Jenessa Steele, professor of psychology, as its founding associate director. Read more

Before and Beyond Words"BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS" cast reflects on performance
The School of Dance and Theater wrapped up two performances of the collaborative work "BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS" on Jan. 26-27 at the Albig Studio Theater. Read more

Collector's Choice Exhibition at the Covington Center
The Art Museum in the Covington Center is currently hosting the Collector's Choice art exhibition. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYChefs cook up strategies to eliminate food waste
Dalton Kitchen chefs are on a mission to reduce campus food waste. Read more

City Happenings
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Feb. 25: Sunday Movie Matinee for Families: Leap, Radford Public Libary, 2-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 27: Volunteer Tutors Training for Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley, Radford Public Library, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In Athletics

Feb. 23
Women's Lacrosse vs. Robert Morris (H), 3 p.m.
Baseball at Jacksonville State (A), 4 p.m.
Women's Tennis at George Mason (A), 6 p.m.
Softball vs. Akron (A), 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 23-24
Women's Track and Field at Big South Indoor Championships (A), all day

Feb. 24
Softball vs. Drexel (A), 9:30 a.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Belmont Abbey (H), noon
Baseball at Jacksonville State (A), 2 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Presbyterian (A), 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis at George Washington, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Longwood (A), 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Mercer (A), 4:15 p.m.

Feb. 25
Baseball at Jacksonville State (A), 2 p.m.

Feb. 26-27
Men's Golf at Wexford Intercollegiate (A), TBA
Women's Golf at Oyster Shuck Match Play (A), TBA

Feb. 27
Baseball at Virginia Tech (A), 4 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Big South Conference – first round (A), TBA
Women's Basketball at High Point (A), 7 p.m.

Feb. 28
Softball at Virginia Tech (A), 7 p.m.

March 2
Baseball vs. Maryland (A), 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Jacksonville State (A), 12:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Appalachian State (A), 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Georgia (A), 3 p.m.

March 3
Softball vs. Jacksonville State (A), 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. Ball State (A), 11 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse at LIU Brooklyn (A), 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Campbell (H), 2 p.m.
Softball vs. UNC Greensboro (A), 5:30 p.m.

March 4
Softball vs. UNC Greensboro (A), 10:30 a.m.
Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina (A), 3 p.m.

March 5
Men's Tennis at Bethune-Cookman (A), 2 p.m.

March 5-6
Women's Golf at Battle at Boulder Creek (A), TBA

March 6
Women's Lacrosse at Columbia (A), 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Florida A&M (A), 6 p.m.
Baseball at William & Mary (A), 6 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. South Dakota (A), TBA

March 7
Men's Tennis vs. Toledo (A), 3 p.m.
Baseball at William & Mary (A), 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Florida A&M (A), 5p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Norfolk State (A), TBA

March 8
Men's Tennis vs. Xavier (A), 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Wayne State (A), TBA

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The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Feb. 26 – Faculty Recital, Robert Trent – Guitar, 7:30-9:30, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Feb. 27-March 15 – Student Watercolor Show, all-day, Gallery 205

March 1 – Paradigm Shift, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre

March 13-21 – Senior Designer Showcase Exhibit, all-day, Radford University Art Museum in the Covington Center

March 17 – Fashion Fete Dinner, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Covington Center

March 17 – Fashion Fete, 8-10 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall

The News Now

Kristy CondonStudent-athlete alumna used foreign language, golf to unlock career
From across the pond, Kirsty Condon '13 left the home that she knew to explore a new culture – something she always dreamed of doing. Read more

Radford's cyberdefense teamCyber defense team advances to regional competition
For the fifth time in seven years, the Radford University cyber defense team has qualified for a spot in the regional finals of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Read more

Kyle Hall on the main RU campusMBA courses to be offered in Abingdon
The College of Business and Economics is offering two MBA courses in the fall semester at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Read more

Colleen O'ConnellLanguage calling: Student athlete experiences joys and pains of learning a foreign language
When Colleen O'Connell looked down from the Great Wall of China, she knew her choice to study Chinese was the right one. Read more

Luke William Hunt, left, on WFXR 21/27's morning show.
Professors, students provide expertise
Radford University professors and students continue to provide their expertise to media outlets. Read more

design students with mobile museumStudents pitched mobile museum designs to Montgomery County educators
Students in Design 205 at Radford University embraced the local history of the Christiansburg Institute in their mobile museum concept designs for Montgomery County K-12 educators on Feb. 7. Read more

Amtrack train in profileRail service now available in Roanoke
After a 38-year hiatus, passenger rail service returned to Roanoke on Oct. 31, 2017. The return of the service connects the Radford University community to the Northeastern United States via Amtrak's Northeast Regional Service. Read more

Alumni News

Mary Lou Merkt '80, MBA '90 has been named the 2017-18 chair of the National Association of College and University Business Officers Board of Directors. Merkt currently serves as vice president for finance and administration for Furman University.

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Alumni Events

March 3: Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk

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Winter's in full swing, but it's never too early to look toward the spring. Join us in April for our second annual Spring Fever, a one-week fundraising competition among Radford University's colleges and departments. Stay tuned for more information!

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