March 21, 2014
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Stuart Diamond Mens Basketball Lynne Geisz
Visiting Fellow Stuart Diamond brings big ideas to RU RU invades PAC-12 arena, advances 96-92 over Oregon State Lynne Geisz '90 serves as the COO for PartnerMD

Campus Events

March 22 - 24 V-Day RU 2014: The Vagina Monologues
7-8:30 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
March 25 "What Can I Do With a Major In __?" Workshop
10-11:00 a.m., Walker 221
March 25 Young Women Learning to Expect Less & Do More
3:30-4:45 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
March 26 Wax Hands
Noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center
March 26 Circle of Life Inter-Generational Dialogue
2-3 p.m., Heth 022

On Campus

Meet the COBE Ambassadors
RU's College of Business and Economics is introducing a team of student ambassadors. The group of approximately 25 COBE students serves in a variety of capacities, such as working COBE functions and advising students on internships and study abroad opportunities. Read more

RU softball dugoutRU Softball to be featured on ESPN3

RU Softball will have two regular season games broadcasted on ESPN3. As part of the Big South Conference's spring ESPN package, the Highlanders' will be on March 29 at Winthrop, and again at a home contest at the newly renovated RU Softball Field on April 26 against Gardner-Webb. Read more.

MBA candidatesGet your MBA at RU online or on campus in as little as 12 months
For busy professionals who think they may not have time to pursue a master's of business administration degree, RU's College of Business and Economics will soon offer its MBA program online. The online MBA program begins with the Fall 2014 semester with two classes: accounting and innovation. Read more

billiard rackBilliards Tournament scheduled for March
Pool sharks from colleges around the state will descend upon the Bonnie for the annual RU Billiards tournament on March 27. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRU recognized for reducing its carbon footprint… via laundry machines

ASI/Mac-Gray Campus Solutions presented RU with a Carbon Neutral Certificate of Recognition on March 13, in recognition of the university's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing its overall sustainability. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, March 21
Softball at Campbell (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Baseball at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 22
Men's Tennis vs. Coastal Carolina, noon
Softball at Campbell, 1 p.m.
Track and Field at Virginia (Charlottesville), all day
Baseball at Charleston Southern, 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 23
Men's Tennis vs. Winthrop, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Winthrop, 2:30 p.m.
Baseball at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 23-Monday, March 24
Women's Golf at Low Country Intercollegiate (Hilton Head, S.C.), all day

Sunday, March 23-Tuesday, March 25
Men's Golf at Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate (Williamsburg), all day

Monday, March 24
Men's Basketball at Old Dominion (CBI Quarterfinals), TBA

Tuesday, March 25
Baseball at James Madison

Wednesday, March 26
Women's Tennis at Longwood, 1:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Charlotte (doubleheader), 3 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 28 - Beyond the Tartan: Carrie Metheny, Gallery 205

Through March 31Interior Design & Fashion Senior Exhibition, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

March 22 – Junior Voice Recital - Brandon Goss, 4 - 6 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 24 – Senior Voice Recital - Deana Walker, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 25, 27-30Cabaret, Pridemore Playhouse

March 26 – Faculty Recital - Robert Sanderl, percussion, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 27 – RU Jazz Band and Combos Concert, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

U.S. Senator Warner, RU and Virginia Tech host Virginia Young Professionals Summit
RU is partnering with Senator Mark R. Warner and Virginia Tech to host the fourth annual Virginia Young Professionals Summit on Saturday, March 29. Read more

RU school of nursingTwo RU nursing students earn VALOR scholarships and opportunity to serve veterans
Nursing students Chasity Campbell of Glade Hill, Va., and Teresa Williamson of Chesapeake, Va., have been selected to participate in the 2014 Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR) program. Read more

Ben Thompson and Donna BoydRU team presents research at prestigious international forensic science meeting
Ben Thompson, a senior from Roanoke majoring in anthropological science, presented a research project co-authored with Eminent Professor of Anthropology Donna Boyd at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 17-22. Read more

Dan DavidsonCOBE professor publishes second edition of business law textbook
Dan Davidson, chair of RU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law, has published the second edition of his textbook, "Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment." Read more

Alumni News

Greek Life will celebrate 85 years at RU on Oct. 11. Join the celebration at Fall Homecoming Oct. 10 – 12.

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Alumni Events

March 25 - Nursing Alumni Dinner, Clifton, Va.
April 4-6 - Tri Sigma celebrates chapter Alpha Theta's 85th Anniversary
April 15 - RU Baseball vs. UVA, Charlottesville
May 2 – RU Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 3 – Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Show your Highlander spirit through the Highlander 10 senior gift challenge. All graduating seniors who make a gift of $10 or more will receive the red and white student philanthropy cord and be recognized during May's commencement ceremony. Your gift can be designated for the college, department or program of your choice. From now until graduation, you can get your cord in Martin Hall, room 226.

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