September 5, 2013
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Neils Christensen RU Women's soccer over ODU Farron Smith
Keeping pace with Radford University's Niels Christensen Senior Sydney Golden's overtime goal gives RU women's soccer a win at ODU Scott Moore '81 is proof positive that an RU education will take you to places and careers you've never imagined

Campus Events

Today   Rise-Up Meet and Greet
6 - 8 p.m., Hurlburt game room

Radford After Dark: 2nd annual girls night in
9 p.m. - midnight, Hurlburt
Tomorrow Radford After Dark: sports clubs extravaganza
9 p.m. - midnight, Hurlburt
Sept. 7 COED outdoor 3v3 volleyball tournament
Noon - 5 p.m.  
Sept. 9 Study Skills Workshop
6 - 8 p.m., Heth Hall, Room 043

Open Mic Night
6 -8 p.m., Hurlburt food court stage  

On Campus

Kathleen CoxRU School of Nursing welcomes new Associate Director

Kathleen Cox has been named associate director of the School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Read more.

Mary Jo CollieGraduate student of the month, Mary Jo Collie

This month, the spotlight is on Mary Jo Collie, a DNP candidate in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Read her Q&A online.

Melinda WagnerRU's Melinda Wagner receives grant to study sustainable communities

RU is one of 16 universities approved by the Appalachian Regional Commission to participate in the 2013 Appalachian Teaching Project. Read more.


RU SustainABILITYService and Sustainability Week begins Monday

RU is hosting Service and Sustainability Week September 9-15. Events include sustainability-themed movies and documentaries, a blood drive, a volunteer and service fair and a clean-up of Mountain View Cemetery in Radford. Information booths concerning sustainability topics will be set up at various campus locations throughout the week. To learn more, view the full schedule and visit the RU Sustainability website and Facebook page.

In Athletics

basketball posterBasketball season ticket packages on sale now

The RU Athletic Ticket Office has announced that it is now accepting orders for 2013-14 basketball season tickets. Read more.

Coming up in RU Athletics:
Friday: Volleyball vs. Temple, 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Delaware State, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Volleyball at George Mason, 1 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Saint Louis, 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Princeton, 5 p.m.

Sept. 7-8: Women's Golf at Bucknell Invitational, all day

Sept. 8: Field Hockey at Indiana, 1 p.m.

Sept. 9-10: Men's Golf at Raines Development Intercollegiate, all day

Sept. 10: Volleyball vs. James Madison, 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Appalachian State, 6 p.m.
For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events

The Arts at RU

photos of Lucio BoschiWorld renowned photographer to exhibit and lecture at RU
Renowned Argentine photographer Lucio Boschi will be exhibiting some of his dramatic images of Andean peoples from Sept. 12 – Oct. 27 in the RU Art Museum at the Covington Center. Read more.

Coming up in The Arts:
Through today: Great War Commander: A Work in Process by Ken Smith, Gallery 205
Sept. 5: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital with Pianists Erica Sipes and Tracy Cowden, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center
Sept. 5: SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, 8-10 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Sept. 9 - Oct. 18: Beyond the Tartan: Suzanne Guppy, Gallery 205

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Abhay KaushikCOBE professor's studies attract attention of financial experts

Abhay Kaushik has the financial world buzzing since publishing his research article "Performance and Persistence of Performance of Actively Managed U.S. Funds that Invest in International Equity" this summer in The Journal of Investing. Read more.

Hannah HolladyVolunteer experience enriches RU nursing student

To push back the boundaries of her comfort zone and earn additional career experience, Hannah Holladay served as a health care volunteer in Costa Rica this summer. Read more.

Alumni News

RU alumni are wearing their Radford red Sept. 12 for RU Highlander Hours at Virginia Beach's Gordon Biersch and Jake Crocker '99's new restaurant F.W. Sullivan's Canal Bar and Grille in the Canal District of Richmond.

Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads alumni will gather at Gordon Biersch beginning at 6 p.m. to enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

Beginning at 5 p.m., Richmond alumni will be the first to see the new F.W. Sullivan's Canal Bar and Grille and enjoy savory complimentary appetizers from Crocker's menu. Highlander basketball coaches Mike McGuire and Mike Jones will be on hand in Richmond to talk about the upcoming basketball seasons. Visit the Alumni Relations calendar of events for more information.

RSVP for both events by emailing with the event name in the subject line.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Sept. 6: RU Volleyball at GMU Invitational
Sept. 12: Richmond Highlander Hour with Coaches
Sept. 12: Virginia Beach Highlander Hour

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

Give to Radford

Chuck HayesMark Curran '82 is spearheading an effort to raise $75,000 to dedicate the stage at Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall in honor of retired Professor of Theatre Charles Hayes. Learn more.

Stay Connected

"Celebrate your Radford years at Alumni Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Oct. 18 – 20! Honor outstanding alumni athletes at the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, tour RU's Greenhouse and Museum of the Earth Sciences, gather with long-time friends at reunion events and socials, cheer on the Highlanders in volleyball, dine with distinguished alumnae at the Women of Radford Luncheon and compete in the tent decorating contest in the Alumni Village on Moffett Lawn. Check out the weekend's schedule and register for the exciting alumni events and activities planned for Fall Homecoming.

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