August 15, 2013
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RU selected for Princeton Review's Best in Southeast

2014 Best in Southeast

Radford University has been named by The Princeton Review as one of 138 institutions in its "Best in the Southeast, 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" edition. Read more.


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Alumni News

Our Turn celebrates 20 years Alex Guerra Farron Smith
Our Turn is celebrating its 20th anniversary of discussing best teaching practices, providing essential training opportunities and offering insights into new campus initiatives. Former standout Alex Guerra returns to RU as an assistant baseball coach for the Highlanders. As co-founder of the Edith Bolling Wilson Homeplace Museum, Farron Smith '75 probably knows as much about President Woodrow Wilson's wife Edith than anyone.

Campus Events

Aug. 22   Faculty convocation
3 p.m., Bondurant auditorium
Aug. 23 Move in day for incoming freshmen
Aug. 24 Move in day for returning students

On Campus

3D printer in COBEWashington Hall renovations

Students will return to campus to find a brand new Washington Hall, the latest residence hall to be renovated on the Radford campus. Read more.

Tod Burke and Steven OwenTal Zarankin's research is featured in online publication

Online publication Psychology Progress is featuring on its website a research article co-written by RU Management Assistant Professor Tal Zarankin. Read more.

Amy Johnson and familySky Castles

"Sky Castles" is one of 17 historical objects competing for inclusion in Virginia's Top Ten Endangered Artifacts list, coordinated by the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM). Read more.


RU SustainABILITYEnterprise CarShare offering membership discount

Enterprise CarShare, RU's car sharing program, is offering a discounted membership fee for individuals who enroll by Sept. 30.

In Athletics

Eddie ButlerThe 2013-14 Highlander sports season is underway!

The RU women's soccer team, the defending Big South champion, opened its exhibition season on Tuesday in Cupp Stadium. Read more.

Coming up in RU Athletics:
Aug 17: Women's Soccer vs. GMU (Exh): 7 p.m.
Aug. 20: Men's Soccer at UVA (Exh): 7 p.m.
Aug. 23: Women's Soccer at Villanova: 4 p.m.
Aug. 24: Men's Soccer vs. VT (Exh): 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:
Aug. 26-Sept. 5: Great War Commander: A Work in Process by Ken Smith
Sept. 9-Oct. 18: Beyond the Tartan: Suzanne Guppy
Sept. 12-Oct. 27: Lucio Boschi: Andean Lives

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Lloyd JonesRU and NASA team up to enrich math curricula

NASA Langley Research Center and RU sponsored a two-week simulation-based engineering and science MODSIM (modeling and simulation) workshop for high school mathematics teachers in Hampton in July. Read more.

Tony RamseyNew Science in Action video highlights another RU undergraduate research

Follow RU undergraduate students as they look to make a unique contribution to biological research in the latest Science In Action video, called Undergraduate Research in Biology. Read more.

Alumni News

immigration panelAlumni gather for RU at the ballpark

More than 50 alumni and guests came out to the Salem Red Sox game at Lewis-Gale Field in Salem on Aug. 8 for the RU at the Ballpark event. RU coaches and athletic director Robert Lineburg discussed and fielded questions about the upcoming Highlanders seasons. See more photos on Facebook.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 17-18: RU Volleyball Alumni Reunion
Aug. 22: RU Alumni Employees Kickoff
Aug. 23: RU Legacy Parent Picnic

For more information about upcoming alumni events call (540) 831-5248 or see our schedule  online.

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