April 4, 2014
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2014 Mcglothlin awards Casey Burns Alicia Sable
Region's top teachers to be honored at McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching Softball's 600th victory leads to league series win at Winthrop Alicia Sable '01 works alongside John Goodman in the new Amazon series Alpha House

Campus Events

April 7 Autism Speaks U Fundraiser
5-9 p.m., BT's
April 7 MLK Commemorative Celebration
6-8 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
April 8 Sand Art
Noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Plaza
April 8 Office of Diversity and Equity Open House
Noon-3 p.m., 314-B Tyler Place

On Campus

Steven PearlsteinHaute couture featured at RU Fashion Fête
Haute couture was on display at the spring Fashion Fête, the annual showcase of work by students in the RU Department of Interior Design and Fashion. Read more

World Autism DayRU lights up blue for World Autism Awareness Day

RU asked members of its campus community to "Light It Up Blue" by donning their favorite shade of blue on Wednesday, April 2, to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. Read more

Operation SmileRU student groups create April 5k race craze
As March exits like a lion, April enters with its running shoes. On behalf of charity, Radford University student groups are hosting three 5K running events, beginning this weekend. Read more

tabletop emergency exerciseStudents Test Skills in Mock Disaster Recovery Drill
Professional emergency personnel and students gathered to guide RU's recovery from a simulated crisis in a state-mandated "tabletop" exercise in Heth Hall, on March 25. Read more

International Guitar FestivalThe melodies of the Radford University International Guitar Festival return
The Radford University International Guitar Festival includes two days of concerts, food and learning experiences. Read more

jeanne-MekolichickRU Names Interim International Education Director
Jeanne Mekolichick has been named interim director of the International Education Center (IEC) at RU. Read more

Irvin ClarkClean with the Dean
The Office of the Dean of Students and the SGA are teaming up to tidy up the town at the annual Clean with the Dean event on April 19 and 20. The event is a staple for the RU community that gives students and faculty a chance to give back and do their part in making Radford shine. All members of the Radford community are invited to Clean with the Dean, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Heth clocks. Dean of Students Irvin Clark will join students as they tackle trash and pick up litter.


RU SustainABILITYOffice Clean-Out and GreekMania events support RecycleMania 2014

RU Recycling completed two successful events over the last two weeks in March to complement the university's participation in RecycleMania 2014. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday-Saturday, April 4-5
Track and Field at Liberty Collegiate Invitational, all day
Track and Field at VertKlasse Meeting (High Point, N.C.), all day

Saturday, April 5
Women's Tennis at Presbyterian, 10 a.m.
Men's Tennis at Longwood, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Presbyterian (doubleheader), 2 p.m.
Men's Golf at Liberty Match Play Invitational (at Amherst, Va.), all day
Baseball at Winthrop, 3 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6
Women's Golf at UNC Seahawk Invitational (at Wallace, N.C.), all day

Sunday, April 6
Women's Tennis at Gardner-Webb, 1 p.m.
Softball at vs. Presbyterian, 1 p.m.
Baseball at Winthrop, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 7
Women's Tennis at Coastal Carolina, Noon
Men's Tennis vs. Bluefield, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8
Softball vs. Liberty (doubleheader), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9
Women's Tennis vs. Winthrop, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Liberty, 2 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. James Madison, 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. James Madison, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Through April 11Student Drawing Show, Gallery 205

Through April 13 - 2014 Juried Student Show, Bondurant Center for the Arts

April 3–5Dancing on the Edge, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

April 4MFA Art Show Opening Reception, RU Art Museum in the Covington Center

April 4–6RU International Guitar Festival, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Richard StrawHistory professor to be featured on With Good Reason

Interested in strolling through the landscape of historic Rockbridge County, Va., without ever leaving home? Just turn up the radio. Read more

RU librarians receive research accolade
A group of McConnell Library research librarians' 2013 study has been named one of the best library research articles of the year. Read more

Students take their work on the road
Eight RU psychology students traveled to Williamsburg for the College of William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) on March 21-22. Read more

Geological society of america logoRegional geology professional association conference features RU presentations
RU geology students and faculty will present talks or poster sessions of their research at the Southeast Section of the Geological Society of America conference on April 10-11 at Virginia Tech. Read more

Phi Beta LamdaPhi Beta Lambda Chapter Earns Eight Awards at State Leadership Conference
RU's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) participated in the organization's State Leadership Conference Saturday, March 29, in Richmond and picked up a few awards along the way. Read more

Ricky CoxRU professor honored with inaugural Appalachian studies teaching award
English Instructor Ricky Cox is the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Appalachian Studies Award, given by the Appalachian Studies Association. Read more

Alumni News

After JackRachel Blankenship-Tucker '09 and her high-energy Appalachian band After Jack will be performing April 18 at RU.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

April 4–6 - Tri Sigma Celebrates Chapter Tri Theta's 85th Anniversary
April 15 - RU Baseball at UVA
April 29 - RU Baseball vs. VT

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Show your Highlander spirit through the Highlander 10 senior gift challenge. All graduating seniors who make a gift of $10 or more will receive the red and white student philanthropy cord and be recognized during May's commencement ceremony. Your gift can be designated for the college, department or program of your choice. From now until graduation, you can get your cord in Martin Hall, room 226.

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  Career Development
  Alumni Speakers' Bureau
  Alumni Admissions Recruitment Program
  Regional Leader
  Affinity or Class Reunion Leader
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