December 06, 2013
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Niels Christensen Big South Volleyball Champs Paula Squires
RU Honors Academy prepares for a bright future Volleyball to play no. 10 Minnesota in NCAA first round Paula Squires '76 has been digging for stories for three decades

Campus Events

Dec. 6 Last day of classes
Dec. 9 - 12 Fall exams
Dec. 13 - Jan. 20 Winter Break
Dec. 13 - 14 Winter Commencement

On Campus

Winter CommencementWinter Commencement is right around the corner
Winter Commencement is coming and you can get the most up-to-date information on the commencement website. Join us on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 to celebrate the newest graduates of Radford University.

Ride SolutionsGetting around just keeps getting easier, thanks to new Google Transit
Radford Transit has partnered with RIDE Solutions and the Pulaski Area Transit to provide up-to-date routing and schedule information via Google Maps. Read more

The Selu ConservancyFinish out your holiday shopping at the Selu Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Market

Selu Conservancy will host the second annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Market Dec. 14-15. Read more

The constellation leoHeavenly holiday stories featured in special RU Planetarium show
Stars and stories unite in the RU Planetarium's "Tis the Season" holiday show through Dec. 19. Read more

GIS day participantsRU GIS Day makes volunteers and campus richer
Demonstrating the detailed data that can emerge from volunteers using the latest geographic information system (GIS) technology was the focus of the annual GIS day celebration on Nov. 20. Read more


RU SustainABILITYMoffett Hall earns EPA's Energy Star certification

Moffett Hall recently was awarded Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, Dec. 6
Volleyball NCAA tournament at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7
Women's Basketball at Liberty, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina A&T, 4 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 Dec. 7 – Tri-State Chamber Music Festival, Covington Center

Dec. 6 - 7 – Madrigal Dinner, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall

Dec. 10 - School of Dance and Theatre Exam Final Scenes: Directing I, 9 - 10:50 a.m., Hawes Studio Theatre

Through Dec. 14 – BFA Graduation Show, All Day, Art Museum at the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Verizone Check presentationVerizon Foundation makes contribution for women's resources
A Verizon Foundation grant of $20,000 has been given to support Peaceline Plus, a sexual assault and dating violence awareness program co-sponsored by Radford University and the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley. Read more

Gary SchirrRU professor named on Twitter top 50 list
His number of followers does not match those of pop icons Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, but on Twitter, Gary Schirr is kind of a big deal. Read more

Nathan PoppRU MFA student featured on Watercolor Artist list
Nathan Popp, a graduate student in the RU Department of Art, is one of nine artists featured on the 2013 Watercolor Artist "Ones to Watch" list. Read more

Alumni News

More than 100 Highlanders joined in the fun at the social prior to the RU vs. VT basketball game on Nov. 29. Visit the Alumni Relations Facebook page for photos of the fans and the game.


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Alumni Events

The "jolly ol' elf" will be coming to RU Saturday morning. This holiday breakfast with Santa is a 20-year tradition. Families enjoy a delicious feast, hear wonderful holiday tales and visit with Santa. There are still a few spots left. Call (540) 831-5248 or visit alumni relations to register today!

Give to Radford

Alumni and friends of Radford University make a difference in the lives of students and the future of the university. Please consider making a gift online to the Radford Fund by December 31, 2013. Your gift to RU supports scholarships for worthy students and helps address the university's most pressing needs as they arise. Thank you for your support!

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