March 28, 2014
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Chick Corea Che' Brown Mason Gates
Chick Corea - the legendary jazz pianist will play a concert as part of the University Performance Series Che' Brown signs professional contract with Houston Aces Entrepreneur Mason Gates '89 says his learning about risk and reward began at RU

Campus Events

March 28 Hog Wild Hoe Down
8 p.m.-midnight, Peters Hall gym
March 31 A Day of Gender Pay Gap Talks and Workshops
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
March 26 Autism Speaks U fundraiser
4-9 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, Christiansburg
April 2 Sand Art
Noon-4 p.m., Hurlburt Plaza
April 3 R&B Artist: Rayvon Owen & Co.
6-7 p.m., Hurlburt Food Court Stage

On Campus

Steven PearlsteinWashington Post columnist to speak at COBE's Global Capitalism event
Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at COBE's Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series event Friday, April 4. Read more

Students, faculty to speak out about gender pay gap in campus forum

Faculty from departments around campus are teaming up to explore the gender pay gap and solutions for equalizing women's pay. Read more.

communications weekCommunication Week offers professional development, alumni connections
Students and faculty in the School of Communication will engage with top professionals in their fields during the fifth annual Communication Week. Read more

Ellen BirxNursing professor offers holistic path to peace and recovery in "Selfless Love"
"Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Others," about complementary alternative medicine, by Ellen Birx, professor of nursing in the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services, has been released by Wisdom Publications. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRecycleMania 2014 ends Saturday

A few days remain in RecycleMania 2014, and we need you to pitch in and help us reach our goal. RU Recycling is striving to reach a minimum of 100,000 pounds of recyclable materials (mixed paper, mixed containers and cardboard). At the moment, 82,960 pounds of recyclables have been collected with the March 29 deadline looming. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, March 28
Softball at Winthrop, 7 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, March 28-29
Track and Field at Raleigh (N.C.) Relays, all day
Track and Field at Winthrop Invitational (Rock Hill, S.C.), all day

Saturday, March 29
Women's Tennis vs. UNC Asheville, noon
Men's Tennis vs. UNC Asheville, noon
Softball at Winthrop (doubleheader) 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Longwood, 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 30
Baseball vs. Longwood, 2 p.m.

Monday, March 31
Baseball vs. Longwood, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2
Softball at Marshall (doubleheader), 2 p.m.
Baseball at Virginia Tech, 5:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Liberty, TBA

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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

Through April 13 - 2014 Juried Student Show, The Bondurant Center for the Arts

March 28 - Senior Percussion Recital – Matthew Holloway, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 29 - Department of Interior Design and Fashion, Annual Fashion Fete, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

April 1 - Guest Artist Recital featuring Ray Luck, Pianist, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 2 - Junior Voice Recital: Molly Cox and Charlee Saul, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Charles Steger and Joseph SheffeyRU hosts regional planning commission dinner at COBE

RU had the honor to welcome regional elected officials and planning commissioners as they came together for the New River Valley Planning District Planning Commission's (NRVPDC) 26th annual dinner on March 12, in the College of Business and Economics Multipurpose Room. Read more

Summer Bridge particpantsCSAT summer science education programs registering students now
Registration is underway for two summer programs hosted by the College of Science and Technology (CSAT): Summer Bridge and Camp Invention. Read more

Lloyd JonesComputer science major earns top prizes at Cyber Aces competition
Lloyd Jones, a senior computer science major from Wise, took third place at the Virginia State Championship of the Cyber Aces competition March 2. Read more

Criminal justice and theater students unite for conflict management workshop
Criminal justice and theater students at RU are teaming up for a unique role playing exercise about conflict management and domestic disputes. Read more

Ben Thompson and Donna BoydAlumna 'living the dream' as Miss Virginia USA
COBE alumna Arielle Rosmarino '13, the current Miss Virginia USA, will compete for the Miss USA 2014 crown in June in Baton Rouge, La. Read more

Alumni News

Kanika Davis, Miss Wheelchair VaKanika Davis '06 was recently crowned Ms. Wheelchair Virginia. The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia organization is to educate, advocate and raise awareness of the abilities and needs of the disability community in order to influence attitudinal, architectural, and social change for all Virginians. Read more

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Alumni Events

April 4-6 - Tri Sigma celebrates chapter Alpha Theta's 85th Anniversary
April 15 - RU Baseball vs. UVA, Charlottesville
April 29 – RU Baseball vs. VT, RU Baseball Field
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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