October 10, 2013
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Matt Dunleavy Emma Deininger Jordan Watson Jeff Graves
RU Education Professor Matt Dunleavy has been nominated for a SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Highlanders receive votes in NSCAA Southeast region poll Jeff Graves '89 is the perfect example of someone who "seizes the day"

Campus Events

Today   Juggler Ivan Pecel
6:30-7:30 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center auditorium
Tomorrow Brown Bag Lunch on Civic Engagement
Noon-1 p.m., Heth 043
Tomorrow Late Night: Casino Night
8 p.m.-midnight, Hurlburt Student Center
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

Greek LeadershipGreek Executive Leadership Seminar Series Begins

Prospective future leaders of RU's Greek community, nominated by their respective organizations, have gathered to take part in the Greek Leadership and Training Program Executive Seminar Series. Read more

family weekend lunchRU To Host 2013 Family Weekend

RU is gearing up to the host the 2013 Family Weekend, an annual celebration of the Highlander community full of socials, seminars, arts and athletics. Read more

Funding received, location set for new Radford child care facility
To meet the growing need that many RU faculty and staff have for a quality child care center, Radford Child Development Inc., is proceeding with plans to construct a child care facility near campus. Read more.

new mail kioskDigital mail kiosks come to campus
The RU post office has installed an easy-to-use digital kiosk for the benefit of all students and faculty. Read more.

waldron wiredWaldron College hosts interprofessional research social

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services hosted the first-ever Let's Get W.I.R.E.D. event for faculty to gather and and learn about each other's projects. Read more.

The Dining Room"The Dining Room" comes to Pridemore Playhouse
The almost-mythological tradition of sitting down together to a family dinner is the main course of A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," a production of the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Read more.


RU SustainABILITYDrop off hazardous waste and shred papers

RU Recycling and RU Sustainability are encouraging the campus community to participate Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding event at the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA) facility in Christiansburg. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon and is for participants to drop off hazardous materials and keep those materials out of landfills. To learn more about the event, including what items will and will not be accepted, visit the MRSWA website.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, Oct. 11
Swimming and Diving at Virginia Tech Sprint Challenge in Blacksburg, Va. – 5 p.m.
Volleyball at High Point - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12
Field Hockey vs Liberty - 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs UNC Asheville - 7 p.m.
Volleyball at Campbell - 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Campbell - 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14
Women's Golf at F&M Bank Intercollegiate in Clarksville, Tenn. – All Day

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Women's Golf at F&M Bank Intercollegiate in Clarksville, Tenn. – All Day

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Women's Soccer vs. Gardner Webb - 7 p.m.
Field Hockey at Wake Forest - 6:30 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:

Oct. 15, Guest Artist Chris Thompson, Violin with Laura Thompson, Piano, 7:30 p.m., The Performance Hall in the Covington Center

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

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

Through Nov. 3, Art Adjunct Show, The Bondurant Center for the Arts

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

COBE rankingCollege of Business ranked by Princeton Review
The College of Business and Economics (COBE) has been named one of the most outstanding business schools in the U. S. by The Princeton Review. Read more.

new waldron ambassadorsWaldron College names new ambassadors
Five students will serve as ambassadors for the Waldron College of Health and Human Services in the current academic year. Read more.

working in a flipped classroomFlipped Classroom: A new way to solve old problems?

For many at RU and elsewhere, the educational experience can be boiled down to teacher attention and interaction on behalf of the learner. Read more.

Alumni News

You can have the behind the scenes view of the action while the basketball teams practice during the Highlanders All-Access Basketball Preview on Satuday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dedmon Center. Catch an early glimpse of this year's basketball teams as they tip off their 2013-14 season. Visit with head coaches Mike Jones and Mike McGuire, and watch your favorite Highlanders scrimmage. Food will be provided while alumni watch the coaches in action with the team. Cost is $10 for general public, and free to all Radford University Athletics Club members and season ticket holders.
Register for All-Access Basketball Preview through the RU Homecoming event registration website.
Sponsored by RU Athletics Basketball and Outback Steakhouse.

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

Justin AndersonYou can make a difference like biology professor Dr. Justin Anderson. Anderson and his students are investigating mosquitoes and the viruses they transmit. Their goal is to find a way to prevent the spread of viruses such as West Nile or La Crosse. Give online by texting "RU" to 41444. Thank you for making a difference for our students!

Stay Connected

Homecoming is next weekend and the time to register for the special activities scheduled for alumni is now! Check out the list of names for those who have already registered. Make sure you save your spot at your favorite events. The RU campus is the place to be for alumni during Homecoming Weekend Oct. 18-20.

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