February 16, 2014
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RU Spring Enrollment Sets Record RU clinches winning season with student-supported victory over Asheville Mike Morsberger, VP of Development and Alumni Relations at George Washington University, has a contagious passion for RU

Campus Events

Feb. 18 Professional Protocol Dinner
5:30-8 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
Feb. 18 Comedian Jay Dukes
6-7 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Feb. 19 Building satisfying relationships for women
3-4 p.m., Tyler Hall, lower level

On Campus

John Preston McConnellLibrary celebrates McConnell Day
McConnell Library will celebrate the 148th birthday of John Preston McConnell, the first president of RU, on Feb. 21 with lectures, live music and other celebrations of Radford history. Read more

Diversity DialogueDiversity Dialogue to explore inter-racial and/or inter-ethnic relationships
The latest Diversity Dialogue will bring campus voices together to explore community perspectives on the complexity of inter-racial and /or inter-ethnic relationships. The event will be moderated by Assistant Professor of Special Education Brooke Blanks. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRU is taking sustainability to the next level.

Three buildings are now Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified and two more are on the way. Read more

Shred-A-Thon rescheduled for Feb. 20.
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In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Monday-Tuesday Feb. 17-18
Men's Golf at Wexford Intercollegiate (at Hilton Head, S.C.) all day
Tuesday Feb. 18
Baseball at North Carolina A&T, TBA

Wednesday Feb. 19
Men's Basketball at Longwood, 7 p.m.
Swimming and Diving at CCSA Championship (at Knoxville, Tenn.), 6 p.m.

Thursday Feb. 20
Swimming and Diving at CCSA Championship (at Knoxville, Tenn.), 10 a.m. and 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:

Through - March 7 - James and Umut Demirgüç Thurman: Synergies, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

Through March 28 - Beyond the Tartan: Carrie Metheny, Gallery 205

Feb. 19 – 22 - The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Hawes Studio Theatre, Porterfield Hall

Feb. 20 - Faculty Recital – Robert Sanderl, Percussion, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Feb. 23 – Senior Voice Recital, Sam Ramseur, 1 - 3 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

NASABalanced effort drives women's basketball past UNC Asheville
Behind a sensational first half and dominating in the paint, the RU women's basketball team earned a pivotal 64-52 Big South victory over UNC Asheville Thursday afternoon at Kimmel Arena. Read more

NASARU Planetarium earns NASA recognition
The Radford University Planetarium was recognized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its "valuable contributions to its community in the areas of science, technology education and inspiration." Read more

Sperry GrillsRU sophomore to christen Bell of Peace and Freedom at D-Day events in France
As the world gathers on June 6, 2014, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Sperry Grills, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Bedford, will represent the United States and her generation in Bayeux, France. Read more

Adrian AronSchool of Nursing faculty and graduates featured in new geriatric health care book
Virginia Burggraf, distinguished professor of nursing, is the co-editor and School of Nursing faculty and graduates are featured as authors in a soon-to-be published textbook "Healthy Aging: Principles and Clinical Practice for Clinicians." Read more

Biology students pick up two awards at State Wildlife Society meeting
Brenna Hyzy and Fallon Parker, two junior biology students, earned awards at the state meeting of The Wildlife Society (TWS) in Front Royal, Va., on Feb. 1-2. Read more

Alumni News

Join us for the alumni women's basketball game.

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Alumni Events

March 8 - RU CAPS Night at Verizon Center in Washington, DC
March 13 - Atlanta Highlander Hour
April 4 - Tri Sigma celebrates chapter Alpha Theta's 85th Anniversary

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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