February 28, 2014
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Katz and Young Athletics Marquett Smith
RU researchers featured as nursing honor society rising stars RU opens last week of regular season against Liberty Marquett Smith '85 says, "Sometimes you need to measure your success by those you help along the way."

Campus Events

Feb. 28 Queen of Hearts drag show
8 - 10 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
March 3 Teaching from the Past: Teaching for the Future
Noon - 1 p.m., Hurlburt 249
March 3 New MyRU Portal available
March 3 Culture Shock
7 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
March 5 "What Can I Do With a Major In __?" Workshop
2 - 3 p.m., Walker 225
March 5 Circle of Life Inter-Generational Dialogue
2 -3 p.m., Heth 022

On Campus

2014 Career FairSpring Career Fair Week!
RU students took their futures in hand on Wednesday at the Spring Career and Internship Fair, sponsored by Career Services. Read more

portrait of John McConnellLibrary holds McConnell Day celebrations
McConnell Library celebrated the 148th birthday of RU founding president John Preston McConnell on Friday, Feb. 21 with lectures, music and refreshments. Read more

Savannah FenderRU fashion design major studies for a semester halfway around the world
For Savannah Fender, a semester study abroad experience in New Zealand was world-expanding, not to mention earth-shaking. Read more


RU SustainABILITYThe results are in for Shred-A-Thon

The campus community recycled a total of 5,160 pounds of materials during last week's inaugural Shred-A-Thon event, sponsored by RU Sustainability and RU Recycling. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28 – March 1
Track & Field at Big South Indoor Championships (Blacksburg) all day.

Saturday, March 1
Men's Tennis vs. Kennesaw State (at Richmond, Ky.), 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. High Point, 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Missouri (at Kissimmee, Fla.), 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Notre Dame (at Kissimmee, Fla.), 5:45 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Baseball vs. Siena (doubleheader), noon and 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 2
Baseball vs. Siena, 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis at Eastern Kentucky, 9 a.m.
Softball vs. Auburn (at Kissimmee, Fla.), 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Florida (at Kissimmee, Fla.), noon

Sunday-Tuesday, March 2-4
Women's Golf at Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Classic (Kiawah Island, S.C.), all day

Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4
Men's Golf at Davidson Invitational (Davidson, N.C.), all day

Tuesday-Sunday, March 4-9
Women's Basketball at Big South Conference Tournament (at Conway, S.C.)
Men's Basketball at Big South Conference Tournament (at Conway, S.C.)

March 4
Baseball vs. Temple, 4 p.m.

March 5
Baseball vs. Temple, 4 p.m.

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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

March 3 - Mid-Winter Madrigals, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 5 - RU Band Concert – Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 6 – RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Dan MetzProfessors Talk Hazing on With Good Reason Radio
The With Good Reason radio program is re-airing on March 1-7 an interview with RU's Tod Burke and Stephen Owen in which they discuss their study "Hazing in Student Organizations: Prevalence, Attitudes and Solutions." Read more

Jolanda WawrzyckaProfessor, students attend international conference
Earlier this month Dr. Jolanta Wawrzycka and students Riley Dishner and Martha Gilchrist traveled to Italy to present at an international conference on the works of Irish author James Joyce. Read more

Tucker White and Dan ReinisHiking miles for smiles
If you tell Tucker White and Dan Reinis to take a hike, they'll gladly do it. And you may not see them again for months. Read more

Alumni News

Save the date for Fall Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 10 – 12.

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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.
May 3 – Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

The Cassidy Achievement Resources and Equality Fund (C.A.R.E.) at Radford University assists students from diverse ethnic backgrounds at Radford University who experience an immediate personal need for funds to continue their college education. Created by alumnus Marquett Smith '85, this endowed fund will assist current and future students to reach their goal of a Radford degree. Join Smith in helping students today.

Stay Connected

Would you like to make a difference by becoming an alumni volunteer? You can mentor students by speaking to classes or assist them in landing an internship. Learn more by calling the RU Alumni Relations Office at (540) 831-5248 or visit www.radford.edu/alumni.

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