October 17, 2013
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Alumni News

Dale Myers Britney Kendall Dylan Roukous
A new, convenient way for students to vote is coming to RU Britney Kendall tabbed Big South Attacking Player of the Week Dylan Roukous '10 has a future so bright, he has to wear shades

Campus Events

Tomorrow   Can Uoy Raed This?
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Plaza
Oct. 18-20   Family Weekend 2013
Oct. 18-20   Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend
Oct. 19   Second City: Happily Ever After Tour
8-9p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Oct. 22   Comedian Lynne Koplitz
All Day, Hurlburt Student Center Food Court

On Campus

Paul BogardAuthor Paul Bogard discusses "The End of Night" at RU

Author and educator Dr. Paul Bogard will visit RU to read from his new book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light." Read more

Graduate Student of the Month – Julie Hawkins
Julie is currently an MFA student in the Department of Art. Her research interests include mixed media paintings and drawings that touch on the use of landscapes and memory. Read more

Robb TraversRobb Travers to speak on health issues in the transgender community

RU's Center for Gender Studies has invited Dr. Robb Travers, a leader in Canada’s community-based research movement, to discuss some of his work on understanding the effects of social exclusion on gender and sexual minorities. Read more

Laken CooperFirst-ever Summer Research Celebration highlights RU undergraduate research efforts
Twelve RU undergraduates who conducted research during the summer will present their work at the first-ever Summer Research Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Read more

ACS logoFaculty presentations headline National Chemistry Week at RU
Two events exploring the lighter and heavier sides of chemistry will highlight the RU chapter of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) commemoration of National Chemistry Week. Read more


RU SustainABILITYHazardous waste drop-off event happens Saturday

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. 18
Volleyball vs. Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
Radford Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 7 p.m.
Cross Country at Blue Ridge Open
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional
Men's Tennis at ITA Regional in Charlottesville, Va., All Day

Saturday, Oct. 19
Volleyball vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.
Women's Swimming vs. Campbell, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball All-Access, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball All-Access, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer at High Point, 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals
Men's Tennis at ITA Regional

Sunday, Oct. 20
Field Hockey at Longwood, 1 p.m.
Men's Golf at ODU/OBX Invitational
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional
Men's Tennis at ITA Regional
Men's Soccer at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21
Men's Golf at ODU/OBX Invitational
Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals
Men's Tennis at ITA Regional

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Men's Golf at ODU/OBX Invitational
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional
Men's Tennis at ITA Regional

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Men's Soccer vs. High Point, 6 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Jim BorlingProfessor Jim Borling helps write the book on music therapy
For more than 30 years, Jim Borling, professor of music and the director of music therapy at RU, has used music to help people heal themselves. Read more

Coming up in The Arts:

Oct. 17-19, Fall Dance Fest 2013. 7:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

Oct. 17-19,Visual Merchandising Display: Shape and Form, 210 McGuffey

Oct. 18, Fall Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

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

Oct. 19, Fall Fashion Show, 4 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium

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

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Irvin ClarkRU appoints associate vice president and dean of students

Irvin R. Clark has been named associate vice president and dean of students at RU. Read more

Paige ReeseRU senior participates in prestigious marketing program
Senior Paige Reese was one of a select group of marketing students who participated this summer in the Interactive Marketing Immersion Xperience (I-MIX). Read more

Dale MyersKennedy assassination expert visits RU to commemorate the event's 50th anniversary
John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963 changed the face of American history and has spawned countless criminal and academic investigations, cultural shifts and conspiracy theories. Read more

Alumni News

Virginia LarsenRU alumna named Virginia School Psychologist of the Year
Virginia Gallup Larsen '92 of Alexandria, Va., was named Virginia School Psychologist of the Year by the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists (VASP). 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

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Homecoming is this 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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