October 3, 2013
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Liz Lanter Emma Deininger Jordan Watson Kathy Johnson
Marketing professor Angela Stanton nominated for SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Highlander fans are invited to join RU basketball coaches and teams for the annual Highlanders All-Access event on Saturday, Oct. 19 The proverbial "glass ceiling" was no obstacle for Kathy Johnson '71

Campus Events

Today   Reading by local author and musician Ralph Berrier Jr.
7 p.m., 249 Hurlburt Student Center
Oct. 7 Success Starts Here: James Tworkowski, To Write Love on Her Arms
7-8 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
Oct. 9 Highlander Special: Write on Rice
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Food Court
Oct. 12   Radford Highlanders Festival
All Day, Moffett Field
Oct. 18-20   Family Weekend 2013
Oct. 18-20   Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend

On Campus

Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and DanceStudents, local teachers break a sweat at VAHPERD workshop

More than 100 health and physical education professionals from regional schools along with RU physical and health education teaching majors broke a sweat while participating in the VAHPERD workshop. Read more.

Ruth Riding-Malon and group leadersRU helps vulnerable African youth become 'Resilient'
Assistant Professor of Psychology Ruth Riding-Malon and psychology doctoral candidate Stirling Barfield traveled to South Africa to assess the work of a faith-based non-governmental organization. Read more.

Ralph BerrierRU hosts author Ralph
Berrier Jr.

Award-winning journalist Ralph Berrier Jr. will be reading from his book, "If Trouble Don't Kill Me," at 7 p.m. today, in the Hurlburt Student Center, room 249-250. Read more.


RU SustainABILITYTax-free weekend coming soon for energy-saving products

RU Sustainability is reminding everyone that Energy Star and WaterSense-qualified items purchased on the four-day holiday weekend of Oct. 11-14 will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. Eligible products must be priced at $2,500 or less for each item, and be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For details, visit the Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products Holiday page.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, Oct. 4
Swimming and Diving vs. James Madison, 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.
FH at VCU, 6 p.m.
Men's Tennis at U.Va. Fall Classic in Charlottesville, Va., All Day

Saturday, Oct. 5
Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Longwood, 7 p.m.
Men's Golf at Big South Tri-Match, Ninety Six, S.C., All Day
Women's Golf at Big South Tri-Match, Ninety Six, S.C., All Day
Men's Tennis at U.Va. Fall Classic, Charlottesville, Va., All Day

Sunday, Oct. 6
Field Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis at U.Va. Fall Classic, Charlottesville, Va., All Day

Monday, Oct. 7
Women's Golf at CSU Wendy's Invitational, Mount Pleasant, S.C., All Day

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Women's Golf at CSU Wendy's Invitational, All Day

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Women's Soccer vs. Liberty, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Longwood, 7 p.m.
Field Hockey at JMU, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Youth BalletBallet Youth program encourages young dancers to explore their art
The art of dance is alive and well in the greater Radford University community thanks to the Department of Dance and the Radford University Ballet Youth program. Read more.

Coming up in The Arts:

Oct. 3: Guest Artist Recital- Jason Vleaux, Guitar, 7:30-9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 3, Oct. 5, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace, Hawes Studio Theatre

Oct. 3 - Nov. 3, Art Adjunct Show, Bondurant Center of the Arts

Oct. 4 - 5, The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, Hawes Studio Theatre

Through Oct. 18, Beyond the Tartan: Suzanne Guppy, Gallery 205

Through Oct. 27, Lucio Boschi: Andean Lives, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Lisa ChildressRU welcomes new Director of International Education Center Lisa Childress
Dr. Lisa Childress has been named director of the International Education Center at Radford University. Read more.

I-Ping FuDr. I-Ping Fu receives Teaching Excellence Award from Taiwan

In honor of her work as an educator, the government of Taiwan has recognized Dr. I-Ping Fu with a Teaching Excellence Award. Read more.

Alumni News

Alumni Village on Moffett Lawn is the place to be on Saturday, Oct. 19! All alumni and reunions will celebrate the weekend at the Alumni Village, the largest weekend event. Alumni and student groups will be decorating their own tents to show their Highlander Spirit. Who will have the best decorated tent and bring home the 2013 Highlander Spirit Rock? Come out and make your own choice. Class and affinity groups can request a small tent, table and chairs that they can decorate to showcase their school spirit. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-478-4723 to reserve your spot. Read more.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Oct. 18-20: Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend!
Nov. 8: RU vs. GWU basketball game and Alumni Social

For more information about upcoming alumni events, call (540) 831-5248 or see our schedule online.

Give to Radford

Many alumni enjoy giving to commemorate their time at Radford with a reunion gift. All gifts can be designated to the area of the university that means the most to you. You can give a one-time gift or make an extended five-year pledge. A five-year pledge is a great way to make a big impact! Gifts can be made to celebrate a memory, a favorite professor, a Radford tradition or to establish a legacy. For more information about Reunion Giving contact Tony Lee at (540) 831-5926.

Stay Connected

The RU Alumni Relations Office is on the road to meet alumni in many regions of the country! To learn more about the regional network in your area, go online and view the volunteers in your area. If you would like to become an alumni volunteer or to create an alumni regional network in your area, contact Sandra Bond at (540) 831- 6757.

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