April 19, 2014
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Secretary of Education Anne Holton to deliver Spring 2014 commencement address

Anne Holton to speak at commencement


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2014 Mcglothlin award winners Nicholas Sayer Rachel Blankenship
McGlothlin Awards honor region's top teachers Nicholas Sayer named Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year Rachel Blankenship-Tucker '09 says attending RU and collaborating with other musicians helped to inspire her

Campus Events

April 19 Making a Mix: A Night of Rock Music featuring Media Downfall
7-9 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

On Campus

sigma theta tauRU School of Nursing inducts 37 to nursing honor society
Thirty-six Radford University nursing students were inducted into the Epsilon Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing at a ceremony on April 12, in the Muse Banquet Room. Read more

2014 CHBS ambassadorsCollege of Humanities and Behavioral Services Ambassadors program is looking towards the future
CHBS is preparing new student ambassadors for the coming year. They will act as the "go-to" student experts on the college and facilitate needs of guests, speakers, fellow students and CHBS Advisory Board members. Read more

Nathaniel BishopJefferson College President talks health care and career development with DPT students
Nathaniel L. Bishop '88, president of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, shared his unique perspective and experiences as a health care professional with RU Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Read more

Greek Week 2014Greeks recommit to serving RU
Members of RU's vibrant Greek Life community celebrated Greek Week by giving back with events like the Faculty/Staff Luncheon and the Fraternal Values Society Induction Ceremony. Read more

Irvin ClarkClean with the Dean
The Office of the Dean of Students and the SGA are teaming up to tidy up the town at the annual Clean with the Dean event on April 19 and 20. The event is a staple for the RU community that gives students and faculty a chance to give back and do their part in making Radford shine. All members of the Radford community are invited to Clean with the Dean, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Heth clocks. Dean of Students Irvin Clark will join students as they tackle trash and pick up litter.



RU SustainABILITYRecycleMania results are in: RU has its best year ever

During RecycleMania 2014, RU produced its best results yet in its six-year participation in the competition among higher education institutions. Read more

Celebrate Earth Week!
Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22, and RU Sustainability has a number of events planned to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. See the schedule.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Saturday, April 19
Baseball vs. Campbell, 2 p.m.

Monday-Wednesday, April 21-23
Men's Golf at Big South Championship (Ninety Six, S.C.), all day

Tuesday, April 22
Softball vs. Coastal Carolina (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. North Carolina A&T, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23
Softball vs. Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m.
Baseball at East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

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The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

April 19 - Making a Mix: A Night of Rock Music featuring Media Downfall, 7-9 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

April 21 - Senior Recital – Stefan Castro, Trombone, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 22 - RU Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 23 - RU Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 23–April 29 - B.F.A. Graphic Design Show, Gallery 205

April 23–24 - Student Choreography Showcase, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre

April 24 - Graduate Guitar Recital – Robert Weintraut, 4 - 5 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 24 - Senior Guitar Recital – Steven Christian, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

RU CSAT to initiate unique retention and scholarship program

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $602,101 to the College of Science and Technology for a scholarship, retention and career development program called "RU-NextGen: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in Science, Technology and Mathematics." Read more

23rd Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Forum to feature almost 200 presentations

The Student Engagement Forum, will take place April 22-24 in Heth and Peters Halls and the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Read more

Jay IpsonHow a family escaped the Holocaust: Survivor Jay Ipson shares story at RU
Holocaust survivor Jay Ipson visited campus April 8, to share his story of how he, his mother and father escaped the occupying forces of Nazi Germany and hid for months in an underground room his father dug by hand. Read more

Jim BorlingProfessor talks healing with music on public radio program
Professor and music therapist Jim Borling uses rock and metal music to help teenagers externalize their internal struggles. He will discuss his practices on the radio program "With Good Reason" beginning April 19. Read more

Lynn ZochArticle co-authored by SOC Director named one of the "five best"
An article submitted by Lynn M. Zoch, director of the School of Communication, was selected as one of the five best articles of the past year by Public Relations Journal, the academic publication of PRSA. Read more

wirgau and goodwardRU hosts regional chemistry meeting, RU student among honorees
RU senior Dennis Godward was among 11 regional undergraduate chemistry students honored at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate and High School Poster Session, sponsored by the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society. Read more

Alumni News

Spring is upon us, but fall will be here before we know it. Save the date for Fall Homecoming 2014 scheduled for Oct. 10–12. Radford is celebrating significant milestones this year including the 100th anniversary of the Student Government Association and the 85th Anniversary of Greek Life on campus. Join us as we celebrate our Radford past, present and future!

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

April 29 – RU Baseball vs. VT, RU Baseball Field
May 2 – RU Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 3 – Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Arts Society celebrates silver anniversary. For 25 years, the members of the RU CVPA Arts Society have given their time, effort and generous donations to the cause of supporting the arts on campus.
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