August 29, 2013
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Our Turn celebrates 20 years student athlete dinner Farron Smith
Radford University formally began its new academic year Thursday with the 2013 Fall Convocation in Preston Hall's Bondurant Auditorium. RU student-athletes, coaches and administrators celebrated the beginning of the 2013-14 athletics season with the Welcome Back Dinner. Families of RU alumni and their children who are starting out as freshmen gathered for lunch in the Hurlburt Student Center.

Campus Events

Friday   Club Fair
3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Heth Lawn
Friday Drop/add deadline for new freshmen and new transfer undergraduate students
Sept. 1 Drop/add deadline for all other students
Sept. 2 Labor Day, classes in session

On Campus

Freshman ConvocationRU and The Buried Life welcome new freshmen to campus

RU's Class of 2017 has arrived on campus and they kicked things off with a bang at this year's Freshmen Convocation. Read more.

Waldron College announces events focused on diversity and scholarship
The Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) will host the first of a six-session Equity Brown Bag Series on Thursday, Sept. 12, at noon. Read more.

SGA dinnerSGA dinner celebrates progress on campus

Students, faculty and administration gathered to kick off the fall semester in style at the SGA Formal Opening Dinner. Read more.

Theresa BurrissTheresa Burriss recognized in Blue Ridge Country Magazine: Part of Generation X

Blue Ridge Country Magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary during July and August, including a profile of Professor Theresa Burriss, a Gen-X honoree. Read more.

man sleepingRU researchers explore heart-healthy sleep

The effect of poor sleep on cardiac rehabilitation patients was the subject of two research presentations by Adrian Aron, assistant professor of physical therapy, and a team of RU researchers. Read more.


RU SustainABILITYThe gift of green

RU students living in off-campus apartments received a treat as they moved in last week. Read more.

In Athletics

Garland SmithMen's soccer knocks off Hokies 2-1 in final preseason match

RU freshman Garland Smith scored a goal and assisted on another to help lead the Highlanders to a 2-1 victory over their New River rivals, Virginia Tech, at Cupp Stadium on Saturday night. Read more.

Coming up in RU Athletics:
Friday: Field Hockey at William & Mary, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. NC A&T, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs Towson, 7 p.m.
Cross Country at UVA Duals
Men's Soccer at Penn State, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Volleyball vs Eastern KY, 10:30 a.m.
Volleyball vs Kennesaw State, 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 1: Field Hockey vs Miami Univ., 11 a.m.
Women's Soccer at Old Dominion, 1 p.m.

Sept. 2: Men's Soccer at West Virginia, 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 4: Volleyball vs CSU Bakersfield, 7 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 Sept. 5: Great War Commander: A Work in Process by Ken Smith, Gallery 205
Sept. 2: At the Close of Summer – Guest Artist Chamber Music Recital, Members of Faculty from RU and VT, 7:30-9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center
Sept. 5: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital with Pianists Erica Sipes and Tracy Cowden, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center
Sept. 5: SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, 8-10 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

New faculty members welcomed50 new faculty members welcomed to campus

RU welcomed its newest group of educators to campus at the New Faculty Luncheon held at the Douglas and Beatrice Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Read more.

Highlanders moving in!RU welcomes Class of 2017 with red carpet treatment

RU rolled out the red carpet for the class of 2017 on Friday for Move-In Day, as part of its Welcome Back Weekend. Read more.

School of nursing celebrates new program successFirst cohort of BSN to DNP graduates

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing hosted a celebration for the first cohort of students to complete its BSN to DNP doctorate program. Read more.

Alumni News

immigration panelJake Crocker '99 stays connected to his RU roots

Jake Crocker is a successful entrepreneur and co-owner of five restaurants and a catering company. In 2012, he was named one of the Greater Richmond area's Top 3 Entrepreneurs by Richmond Magazine. Read More.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Aug. 30: RU at Penn State Men's Soccer game
Sept. 6: RU Volleyball at GMU Invitational
Sept. 12: Richmond Highlander Hour with Coaches
Sept. 12: Virginia Beach Highlander Hour

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

Give to Radford

Chuck HayesChuck Hayes has dedicated most of his life to mentoring, teaching and correcting grammar of RU students in his theatre classes. Because of his efforts, a unique giving opportunity is available to honor his legacy. Learn more about this giving opportunity by calling the University Advancement office at (540) 831-5407. Visit us online to learn more about giving opportunities. Give now!

Stay Connected

"Celebrate your Radford years at Alumni Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Oct. 18 – 20! Honor outstanding alumni athletes at the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, tour RU's Greenhouse and Museum of the Earth Sciences, gather with long-time friends at reunion events and socials, cheer on the Highlanders in volleyball, dine with distinguished alumnae at the Women of Radford Luncheon and compete in the tent decorating contest in the Alumni Village on Moffett Lawn. Check out the weekend's schedule and register for the exciting alumni events and activities planned for Fall Homecoming.

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