February 22, 2014
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Campus Events

Feb. 26 Street Signs
noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center

On Campus

Give your heart to artArts Society dinner inspires RU efforts to enrich campus
The RU Arts Society gathered Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts Foyer for its third annual Give Your Heart to Art dinner. Read more

Make-up days announced for missed snow-day classes
RU has designated Saturday, Feb. 22 as the official makeup day for classes cancelled on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, March 1 for classes cancelled on Friday, Feb. 14. Read more

5K runRU groups announce 5K run
Early registration is underway for the RU Pre-Med and Pre-Dental Clubs' "Run for Hope" 5K on April 6 to purchase new surgical instruments for the Mission of Hope Medical Mission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Read more

CEHD alumni come back to campus to share experiences
RU's Center for Gender Studies hosted two former students Feb.11 to share their experiences working with compliance issues in public school systems. Read more

Ignite LeadershipStudent Leadership Conference is putting out the call for presenters
This year's Ignite! Student Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, March 29, and the Department of Student Activities is seeking proposals from all faculty, staff members and students for educational sessions during the conference. Read more

Nominations open for Outstanding Student
The RU Student Awards Committee is accepting nominations for annual honors given to outstanding students. Read more


RU SustainABILITYHere's a tip…

If you want your residence hall to win the Highlander Cup Competition, consider this helpful pointer from RU Sustainability: Use CFL or LED light bulbs and don't forget to turn off lights when they're not needed. Find more tips on the RU Sustainability Facebook page.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Sunday, Feb. 23
Softball vs. Tennessee Tech (at Chattanooga, Tenn.) 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m.
Baseball at Wake Forest, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Baseball at Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Softball at Virginia Tech, 5 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Campbell, 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:

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

Feb. 25 – Faculty Recital – Robert Trent, Guitar, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Feb. 27 - Spring Honors Recital, 7:30-9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

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

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Dan MetzRU Biology major named national research fellow
RU senior biology senior Dan Metz has won one of three national fellowships, valued at $12,000, from the Ecological Society of America. Read more

Courtney BosworthPR students take on local project
Dr. Courtney Bosworth's public relations students will spend their semester helping the Montgomery County Tourism Office develop a plan of action for future campaigns. Read more

Nozar HashemzadehCOBE professor published in Virginia Economic Journal
Economics Professor Nozar Hashemzadeh recently co-authored an article in a peer-reviewed journal discussing how improvements in assessment measures can increase students' college experience. Read more

My Fair LadyRU Alumni in Japanese exhibit
Two RU graduate alumni have been invited to share their work at the National Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibit runs through the end of the month. Read more

Alumni News

Save the date for Fall Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 10 – 12. The weekend's all Greek reunion celebration details will be unveiled soon.

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Alumni Events

March 8 - RU CAPS Night at Verizon Center in Washington, DC
March 13 - Atlanta Highlander Hour
April 4-6 - Tri Sigma celebrates chapter Alpha Theta's 85th Anniversary
May 2 – Alumni Baja Beach Blast, Sandbridge, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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