Master Your Future
The Newsletter of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
March 2014

RU to construct new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building

new CHBS buildingRU has received authorization from the state to commence construction on a planned 143,600 square-foot academic facility that will serve as the new home to the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Read more.

RU receives national "best value" recognition as a top 75 U.S. public university

Best Value schoolFor the second consecutive year, Radford University has been lauded as one of the best value institutes of higher education in the nation with its inclusion in The Princeton Review's "The Best Value Colleges: 2014 edition," which profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities. Read more.

RU partners with Virginia Tech to bolster international education

RU and Virginia Tech are partnering to establish the Language and Culture Institute at Radford University (LCI@RU). This collaboration combines the 40 years of experience the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute has in providing English language programs with the unique academic opportunities available at RU. Read more.

Tajik educators seek expertise in teaching reading from STEL faculty

educatorsEducation professionals from Tajikistan visited professors and students in RU's School of Teacher Education and Leadership learn more about STEL's practices in teaching primary grade reading. Read more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service engages RU students and staff

MLK day of serviceTo answer the question: "What can we do to help," more than 50 Radford University students and staff members fanned out Jan. 20 into nearby communities for a Day of Service. Read more.

News Video: WSLS joins students at day of service activities

WSLS 10 caught up with a team of RU students as they answered the question: "What can we do to help," during Monday's Day of Service at the Blacksburg Library.

RU professor discusses sleep apnea on public radio program

SCHEVAdrian Aron, an assistant professor in RU's Department of Physical Therapy, has worked on understanding the consequences of sleep apnea, especially on the cardiovascular system. Read more.

RU alumnus elected to chair three organizations based in The Hague

Buddhi AthaudaRU alumnus Buddhi Athauda '93, MBA '98 currently serves as Sri Lanka's ambassador to the Netherlands and recently was elected to chair three world renowned organizations. Read more.

Spring 2014 Research Fellowship Program recipients named

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has named the recipients of the first-ever Research Program Fellowships. Read more.

Spring 2014 Research Fellowship Program seeking candidates

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has announced a Research Fellowship Program for Spring 2014. Read more.

RU graduate student featured on Watercolor Artist list

Nathan PoppNathan Popp, a graduate student in the RU Department of Art, is one of nine artists featured on the 2013 Watercolor Artist "Ones to Watch" list. Read more

RU adjunct professor is awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year for technology education

 Wendy Phillips, an adjunct literacy education professor in Radford University's School of Teacher Education and Leadership, has been named the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Read more

COBE lecture series focuses on improving humanitarian actions

Christopher CoyneChristopher Coyne, the director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Economics at George Mason University, outlined some reasons why the best intentions of people and national leaders often prove to be unsustainable. Read more

RU M.F.A. candidate featured in national exhibition

Jerry FrechJerry Frech, an RU Master of Fine Arts candidate and U.S. Air Force veteran, is currently showing "The Journals of Artist/Airman Jerry Frech" in a national exhibition that celebrates America's military service members. Read more

RU recognized among nation's "Best Bang for the Buck" universities

RU has been recognized as a "Best Bang for the Buck" institution by Washington Monthly magazine. Read more.

Governor appoints new member to RU Board of Visitors

Steve RobinsonGov. Bob McDonnell announced today the appointment of a new member to the Radford University Board of Visitors. Read more.

Graduate students of the month

Each month, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies features on its website a graduate student of the month. Click the links below to read Q&A interviews for December through February.

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