April 12, 2014
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2014 Mcglothlin awards Rachel Walters Alicia Sable
Office of Diversity and Equity Forum engages RU faculty and staff Walters selected Big South Pitcher of the Week Dave Mattingly '86 credits Radford University and WVRU for his success in broadcasting

Campus Events

April 12 Deliverance Gospel Choir Gospel Explosion
7 p.m.-midnight, Hurlburt Auditorium
April 15 "Racism without Racists" by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
7-9 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
April 16 Pipi's Art
Noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center
April 17 Second Annual R.E.D. Awards
6-8 p.m., Muse Hall

On Campus

CHBS Deans scholarsCHBS best and brightest are named Dean's Scholars
The 2014 Dean's Scholars from the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences were honored on Saturday, April 5, at a reception for the students, their professors, families and friends. Read more

Student leaders with President KylePresident Kyle hosts student leaders

On Tuesday, April 8, President Penelope W. Kyle invited campus student leaders to her home for the annual Student Leaders' Dinner. Read more

Tri SigmaTri Sigma celebrates 85 years at Radford
Greek Life has flourished and thrived on the RU campus for 85 years and that story starts with one sorority: Sigma Sigma Sigma. Read more

domestic violence workshopCriminal Justice and Theater come together in conflict management exercise
Criminal justice and theater students at RU had a chance to share their talents in a unique role playing exercise about conflict management and domestic disputes on April 1. Read more

jeanne-MekolichickGraduate student of the month, Mary Dickerson
This month, the spotlight is on Mary Dickerson, M.S. candidate in the Department of Education. Read her Q&A online.

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 SustainABILITYHonor someone who is Keep'n It Green

The RU Staff Senate is now taking nominations for its annual Keep'n It Green Award, which honors and recognizes an RU employee who exemplifies sustainability initiatives at the university. Read more

Recycling event scheduled for Saturday
RU Recycling is encouraging the campus community to participate in the Household Hazardous, E-Waste and Document Shredding event sponsored by the New River Resource Authority. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, behind Radford High School on Scott Street. Visit the RU Recycling website to learn more.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Sunday, April 13
Softball at Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday, April 13-15
Women's Golf at Big South Championship (at Ninety Six, S.C.), TBA

Monday-Tuesday, April 14-15
Men's Golf at Coca-Cola Invitational (at Spartanburg, S.C.), all day

Monday-Thursday, April 14-17
Women's Tennis at Big South Women's Tennis Tournament (Boiling Springs, N.C.), TBA

Tuesday, April 15
Baseball at Virginia, 6 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday, April 15-18
Men's Tennis at Big South Tournament (at Boiling Springs, N.C.), TBA

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

Through April 15 - MFA Art Show, RU Art Museum in the Covington Center

April 15Student Photography Show Reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Gallery 205

April 15 - RU Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 16 - University Performance Series, Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Chick Corea, 8 - 10 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

McConnell Library Archives opens new reading room
The McConnell Library Archives Reading Room, a new space for scholarship and learning, is open for business on the RU campus. Read more

NODA logoWCHHS research featured at first-ever Interprofessional Symposium and Expo

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) community will convene for its first-ever Interprofessional Symposium and Expo (IPS&E) on Thursday, April 17, in Heth Hall. Read more

NODA logoQuest staff present to National Orientation Directors Association
New students at RU have plenty to do without having to worry about nervous parents. That's where members of the university's Parent Orientation Guide staff come in. Read more

Steve ArnerCarilion Executive talks health care policy and practice with RU DPT students
Steve Arner, senior vice-president of Carilion clinic and president of the Carilion Medical Center, shared a corporate health care perspective and management experience with the doctor of physical therapy students in Dr. Raymond Linville's Health Policy and Administration class on Friday in Roanoke. Read more

BioBlitz eventBats, snakes and voles star at The Wildlife Society's Bioblitz
More than 30 guests, including black rat snakes, snapping turtles, bats and voles joined the RU chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) Saturday at Selu Conservancy for the annual TWS Bioblitz. Read more

Ricky CoxWashington Post columnist speaks of the morality of capitalism at COBE lecture series
Is capitalism moral? That question was posed by columnist Steven Pearlstein, the keynote speaker at the RU College of Business and Economics Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon in the COBE Building. Read more

Alumni News

Curtis MartinAtlanta lawyer Curtis Martin II '92 was featured as attorney of the month in the Metro Atlanta edition of Attorney at Law Magazine.

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Alumni Events

April 15 - RU Baseball at UVA
April 29RU Baseball vs. VT
May 2 – RU Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 3 – Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Close to 200 graduating seniors have gotten their student philanthropy cord for graduation day! Have you?

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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