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Governor’s School Under Way at RU
Governor's schoolThe rising temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up the campus of Radford University, where hundreds of Virginia’s brightest young stars are showcasing their talents as part of the 2010 Summer Residential Governor's Schools in the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts. Read More>>

Read The Magazine of Radford University Online
The Magazine of Radford UniversityThe Summer 2010 edition of The Magazine of Radford University is now available online. The latest issue looks at the public service career of RU’s first male African-American graduate, visits with a young alumna as she instills love of service in others and walks with forensic anthropologist Donna Boyd in Haiti as she helps earthquake-ravaged country.

RU Eases Students, Parents into College Life
Quest 2010Radford University begins preparing their students for success the moment they step on campus for new student orientation in June. That's when an army of RU faculty, staff, and student "New Student Orientation – Quest" assistants meet with hundreds of fresh-out-of-high-school students -- and their parents -- to teach them everything there is to know about living and learning at Radford University. Read More>>

Unleashing Creative Genius at RU
School children who love to explore new ideas and tinker with the unknown satisfied their curiosities at Radford University recently during a week-long camp designed to engage the young students in learning more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It's all part of Camp Invention, a summer enrichment program created specifically for rising first through sixth graders. Camp Invention seeks to reinforce the traditional school year with STEM activities through inquiry-based, hands-on learning activities. The camp was hosted by RU's College of Science and Technology. Read More>>

A Commemorative History of RU’s First 100 Years
RU History BookA new book commemorating RU’s Centennial is now available for purchase. Radford University: Celebrating the Century, Forging the Future draws from official sources and personal accounts to chronicle the university’s first 100 years while capturing and preserving RU’s unique culture. Much of this engaging story is told through photographs, anecdotes and the voices who lived it. Radford University: Celebrating the Century, Forging the Future can be purchased for $30 each through Dec. 31 and for $40 each beginning Jan. 1, 2011. Books will be delivered in April 2011. To reserve your copy, send an e-mail to


Nigerian Grad Finds Welcoming Arms at Radford
They may not know what a Radford Highlander is in Urualla, Nigeria, but 5,888 miles away, master's graduate Anthonia Obianuju Anamege is looking to change all that. Shortly after turning the tassel on her graduation mortarboard during Radford University's Centennial commencement ceremony, the Nigerian-native Anamege took the moment in, expressing how much it meant to have her family travel the globe to share her special day. "It's overwhelming, so emotional. This will not only change my life, but the lives of my family," she said. "Nothing in my background, or the background of my family, would ever suggest that I'd ever get to be here, nothing at all. It's all about dreaming big." Read More>>

Severely Wounded in the Line of Duty, RU Alumnus Embraces Future
Josh HimanJosh Himan ’06 has never been one to give up. Losing the use of his legs from a devastating injury suffered while serving in Afghanistan as a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal, the 26-year-old alumnus tries not to dwell on what he’s lost; instead, he is focused on the new mission set before him, repeating two simple words, “Semper Fi.” There were several reasons for enlisting in the Marines shortly after college graduation, but Himan best explains his decision in terms befitting his finance major. “I had a great investment with my four years at Radford,” he said. “So I decided to make another four-year investment in the Marines.” Read More>>>

Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, August 28
Seattle, Washington Alumni & Friends Event
Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Wash.
Event contact and host: Jim Bove ‘96 at

October 1-2
Welcome Back Reunion
Family Weekend
Black Alumni Weekend
Partners in Excellence Luncheon
Golf Tournament
Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swim and Greek Reunions
Highlander Festival
Radford University Campus and City of Radford
Event contact: RU Alumni Relations at

Monday, October 25
NOVA Golf Tournament
Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Centreville, Va.
Registration: 11 a.m.; Shotgun Start: Noon
$150 per player (includes golf and dinner)
Event contact and host: Tom Hanton ‘90 at

Visit the Alumni Relations Web site for a complete events schedule.


Former Highlanders Making Major Progress in Minors
Raphael Turner signs with the Lake Erie Crushers; Reggie Keen continues his hot start with the Helena Brewers; and Alex Gregory is in his second season in Savannah as the professional baseball circuits hit the halfway mark in 2010. Read more about former Highlanders who are now working their way through the minor leagues. Read More>>

Art Parakhouski Joins Boston Celtics’ Summer League
Former Radford University basketball star center Art Parakhouski joined the defending NBA Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics in the 2010 Orlando Summer League. Parakhouski pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds in his professional debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder, flashing the potential which made him the two-time Big South Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-America selection. Despite only playing at Radford for two years, Parakhouski ranked as one of the school’s career leaders in scoring, scoring average, total rebounds, rebounds per game, field-goal percentage and blocked shots. Read More>>

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