December 19, 2013
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Editor's note: RU Connected will resume publishing on January 16, 2014, following the holiday break.

Winter commencement


On campus news




Alumni News

wintermester Emma Deininger Kevin Donahue
Wintermester keeps the
learning going
Emma Deininger makes Capital One Academic All-America® team Kevin Donahue '95 always welcomes new adventure

Campus Events

Dec. 13 - Jan. 20 Winter Break
Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 Winter Holiday
University offices closed
Jan. 19 Residence halls open
Jan. 21 Spring classes begin

On Campus

COBE dean candidates visit campus
The search for the next dean of the College of Business and Economics (COBE) progressed to the next stage when the selection committee invited the top four candidates to campus to offer their ideas for positioning the college for the future. Read more

Spring 2014 Research Fellowship Program seeking candidates
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has announced a Research Fellowship Program for Spring 2014. Read more

Winter commissioningArmy ROTC holds winter commissioning ceremony
RU's Army ROTC commissioned Cadet Lilyan G. Field as a U.S. Army officer in a ceremony Friday in the foyer of the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Read more

Psychology department wraps up busy fall semester
The faculty and doctoral students of the Radford University Department of Psychology had a banner semester, winning awards and gaining acceptance in research journals and reference materials around the country. Read more


RU SustainABILITYEnergy-saving Tips for the Holidays

Whether your holiday plans include family dinners, trips to visit friends or quiet time at home, they can mean increased energy use and utility bills. Check out these seasonal energy-saving tips from Virginia Energy Sense.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Saturday, Dec. 21
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22
Men's Basketball vs. Sacred Heart (Las Vegas, Nev.) 3 p.m. (EST)

Monday, Dec. 23
Men's Basketball vs. FAMU or FGCU (Las Vegas, Nev.) TBA

Saturday, Dec. 28
Women's Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30
Women's Basketball vs. Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Houghton, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 2
Men's Basketball vs. The Citadel, 5:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 4
Women's Basketball at Presbyterian, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Hampton, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8
Men's Basketball vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

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The News Now

architectural rendering of the new CSAT buildingConstruction continues on campus
As fall classes wrap up for students, construction crews are hard at work all across the campus. Read more

appalachian regional commissionAppalachian Studies students present at national conference
Appalachian Studies students from RU had the chance to represent their region and their school at the 2013 Appalachian Teaching Project Conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 and 7. Read more

Alumni News

Paige KenleyPaige Kenley '12, sings solo in the Kennedy Center's annual Messiah Sing-along. Read more


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Alumni Events

Dec. 27 - Ashburn Winter Highlander Hour
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Jan. 4 - RU vs. Hampton University
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Jan. 9 - Baltimore Highlander Hour
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Jan. 10 - RU vs. High Point
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Give to Radford

Through Dec. 31, 2013, you may gift IRA assets to Radford University with no additional tax liability. Discover how you can take advantage of this special opportunity to support RU.

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