April 26, 2014
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Ebenezer F. Kolajo, Ph.D. Kirsty Condon Kwabena Osei-Sarpong
Forum updates faculty on university's assessment program Condon named women's golf scholar-athlete of the year If anybody knows the rewards of hard work and determination, it's Kwabena Osei-Sarpong '05

Campus Events

April 30 Tie Dye
Noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Plaza
May 2 Last day of classes

On Campus

Joe ScartelliScartelli honored at Arts Society 25th anniversary, Chick Corea concert
The Arts Society celebrated its silver anniversary on April 16, and members took the time to recognize the work of CVPA Dean Joe Scartelli. Read more

McConnell reading roomArchives Reading Room opens to the sound of Appalachian music
The fifth floor of McConnell Library, normally reserved for silent study, was filled with old time mountain music for a special celebration on April 17. Read more

waldron symposium participantsWCHHS students and faculty convene for inaugural inter-professional research event
To share and showcase their diverse original research initiatives, the Waldron College of Health and Human Services community gathered on April 17 in Heth Hall. Read more

scholar citizen2014 Highlander In Action Awards announced by Scholar-Citizen Initiative
Five RU undergraduates will embark on original research this summer thanks to grants from the Scholar-Citizen Initiative. Read more


RU SustainABILITYStudents asked to donate unwanted items during Move Out Week

RU and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys are encouraging RU students to donate their unwanted items to charity while moving out of residence halls instead of tossing the items into the trash. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Sunday, April 27
Softball vs. Gardner-Webb (Senior Day/Pink Game), 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Quinnipiac, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29
Baseball vs. Virginia Tech, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30
Softball at Virginia Tech (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. East Tennessee State, 6 p.m.

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The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Through April 29 - B.F.A. Graphic Design Show, Gallery 205

April 26 - Graduate Percussion Recital – Benji Cantrell, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 27 - Senior Voice Recital, Katie Metzler, 11 a.m.-noon, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 27 - Virginia Music Teachers Association Student Musicale, 3 - 5 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 28 - RU Choral Concert – Spring Oratorio, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 29 - Student Jewelry/Metalsmithing Show Reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Gallery 205

April 29 - RU Jazz Band and Combos & RU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 30 – May 1 - Making a Scene (Projects of the Advanced Directing Class), 7 - 9 p.m., Hawes Studio Theatre, Porterfield Hall

April 30 - RU Band Concert – Wind Ensemble & Faculty Chamber Winds, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

May 1 - 2014 Gala Concert – IBLA International Grand Prize Winners, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

Summer Bridge participantsDominion continues to support young girls' path to RU's Summer Bridge
When RU's Summer Bridge program begins in July, the program will have a familiar partner in its mission of introducing high school girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more

Lindsey MesmerRUBY star takes gold in international competition
Lindy Mesmer, Gold Medalist, Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition-2014 represented Radford University Ballet Youth at the international ballet event in NYC last week. Read more

Teachers of PromiseRU sends future educators to Teachers of Promise
Six RU education majors recently attended the 11th Annual Teachers of Promise Institute in Richmond. Read more

Alumni News

During Fall Homecoming 2014, October 10 – 12, RU will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Greek Life, the 100th anniversary of SGA and the 40th anniversary of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Come back to campus for Homecoming and celebrate the memories of the past and excitement for the future!

Lois WeaverLois Weaver '72 has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014 - US & Canada Competition Creative Arts - Drama & Performance Art). Read more

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Alumni Events

April 29 - RU Baseball vs. VT
May 2 - Radford University Sunset Social
May 3Virginia Gold Cup University Row
May 14 - Interior Design & Fashion Alumni Event
June 12 - RU Highlander Hour at the 1757 Golf Club

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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