October 26, 2016
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Optimism and renewal mark Radford University
Inauguration ceremony

Inauguration of Brian O. Hemphill

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Alumni News

Homecoming 2016 New Hall of Fame Members T.C. Johnstone
Homecoming festivities a hit; alumni say Radford University is a fit for future Highlanders Five added to Radford Athletics Hall of Fame "Just about everything that Radford University has taught me, I still use today with my filmmaking career," says T.C. Johnstone '96

Campus Events

Oct. 27 Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story
6:30 - 8 p.m., Heth 043
Oct. 28 Zombie Prom
All day, Muse Banquet Halll
Oct. 29 Trunk-or-Treat
5 - 9 p.m., Cook Hall parking lot
Oct. 30 Halloween Bash
6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Hurlburt Café Stage
Nov. 3 Study Abroad presentation
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Heth 043

On Campus

Marisela Rosas Hemphill is guest speaker at Women of Radford Luncheon
Hemphill, wife of President Brian O. Hemphill, expressed her passion for education and making a difference in the local community. Read more

Campus provides input for provost search
The Radford University family gathered on Oct. 20 to provide input on the search for a new provost. Read more

CSAT ribbon cuttingCenter for the Sciences grand opening a scientific spectacle
Radford University formally celebrated the opening of the new Center for the Sciences on Oct. 14. Read more

WCCHS panelSymposium to build future health care providers' teamwork and cultural competency
To introduce students to the dynamics of interprofessional teamwork and the effects of local culture, the Waldron College of Health and Human Services will host the fifth annual Interprofessional Education and Practice Symposium on Nov. 4. Read more

New Highlanders atheltic logoRadford Athletics unveils new logos
Radford Athletics introduced a new branding system that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. Read more

Hugh AynesworthDistinguished journalist visits campus, gives advice and insight
Few people know as much as journalist Hugh Aynesworth when it comes to the Kennedy Assassination. Read more

CSAT donorsCSAT honors generous supporters during the Center for the Sciences ribbon cutting
After the ribbon was cut on the College of Science and Technology's new Center for the Sciences, Dean Orion Rogers honored those who have named spaces in the building through financial support. Read more

alumni honoredLuncheon honors alumni who have made an impact in their professions, community and their alma mater
The event hosted more than 80 alumni, family and friends of Radford University. Read more

Katie GroveGraduate Student of the Month: Katie Grove
Grove is working toward her M.S. in Counseling and Human Development in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track and will be graduating in the spring of 2018. Read her Q&A online.


Radford SustainABILITYSustainability Steering Committee is back to work
The Princeton Review again recognized Radford University for its commitment to building and maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly campus. Read more

In Athletics

Oct. 26
Men's Soccer at Longwood, 6 p.m.

Oct. 28
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Big South Championships (Asheville, N.C.), TBA
Women's Soccer at Big South Quarterfinals, TBA
Women's Tennis at Hokie Fall Invitational, All day
Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29
Men's Soccer vs. Campbell, 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Hokie Fall Invitational, All day

Oct. 30
Men's Golf at Kiawah Classic (Kiawah Island, S.C.), All day
Women's Tennis at Hokie Fall Invitational, All day

Oct. 31
Men's Golf at Kiawah Classic (Kiawah Island, S.C.), all day

Nov. 1
Men's Golf at Kiawah Classic (Kiawah Island, S.C.), all day
Volleyball at High Point, 7 p.m.

Nov. 2
Men's Soccer at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Nov. 4
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Hokie Open, TBA
Women's Tennis at Wofford Invitational, all day
Volleyball vs. Campbell, 7 p.m.

Nov. 5
Men's Basketball vs. Washington and Lee (exhibition), TBA
Women's Golf at Big South Preview (Ninety Six, S.C.), all day
Women's Tennis at Wofford Invitational, all day
Volleyball vs. Presbyterian, 4 p.m.

Nov. 6
Men's Soccer at Big South Quarterfinals, TBA
Women's Golf at Big South Preview (Ninety Six, S.C.), all day
Women's Tennis at Wofford Invitational, all day

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Oct. 27 – Poe – Dark Genius, Troubled Life, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hawes Studio Theatre

Nov. 1 through Nov. 10 – Student Photo Show, All-day, Gallery 205

Nov. 1 – Radford University Guitar Ensemble, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Nov. 2 through Nov. 5 – Dancing On Checkers' Grave, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hawes Studio theatre

Nov. 6 – Dancing On Checkers' Grave, 2–4 p.m., Hawes Studio Theatre

Nov. 9 – Radford University Opera Workshop Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Nov. 10 – Guest Artist Recital – Martin Jones, Piano, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Nov. 11 through Nov. 12 – The Nutcracker, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Nov. 12 through Nov. 13 – The Nutcracker, 2-4 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The News Now

Reed Curie HallReed and Curie Halls approved for $34M renovation planning
Radford University's College of Science and Technology recently received exciting news that a nearly $34 million renovation approved for funding in the 2016 bond package has been authorized to proceed with planning. Read more

School of Nursing Triage drillSenior nurses earn valuable triage experience with mock disaster drill
Shrieks and wailing of victims injured in a mock rock concert gone wrong ripped Selu Conservancy's stillness on Oct. 12. Read more

CHBS Advisory Board awards alumni at Homecoming
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board established two awards in the fall 2015 that were presented during Homecoming weekend. Read more

CHBS exteriorKick-off dinner celebrates new Prelaw Society
A group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the area's legal community will gather for a dinner on Oct. 27 to celebrate the founding of a new Prelaw Society at Radford University. Read more

Darren MinarikSTEL instructor writes guide for special education educators
School of Teacher Education and Leadership faculty member Darren Minarik is co-author of a new book that serves as a guide for elementary through high school educators who teach social studies in inclusive general education settings. Read more

Seife DendirAt what age do soccer players peak?
Economics Associate Professor Seife Dendir's research into the peak age of professional soccer players has been published in the Journal of Sports Analytics. Read more

Dan FarhatEconomics is boring, you say? Put a stake in it!
COBE Assistant Professor Dan Farhat uses vampires to teach economic decision making. Read more

Alumni NewsKimberly Sink '02 has been named principal of Riverlawn Elementary School in Fairlawn. Sink was recognized as Walmart Teacher of the Year during her teaching career in Pulaski County.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Nov. 2: National Capital Region Business and Government Leaders Meeting
Nov. 6: RCPT Alumni Social
Nov. 11: Radford Men's Basketball vs. Wake Forest Pre-Game Social
Dec. 3: Holiday Breakfast with Santa

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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