April 11, 2015
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Alumni News

Criminal justice students play 'CSI' Baseball Sue Willliams
Criminal justice students try their hand at "CSI" Baseball wins 10th straight over VMI Sue Williams '94 to be inducted into Big South Hall of Fame

Campus Events

April 11 Karnaval
8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Hurlburt Plaza
April 13 SALUTE Honor Society Info Session
1 - 2 p.m., Calhoun Hall
April 13 SCI Student Development Meeting
6 - 7 p.m., Heth 044
April 15 Dalton Purple Dinner
4:15 - 7:15 p.m., Dalton Dining Hall

On Campus

Womens' History MontCampus reflects on Women's History Month at closing reception
The campus community gathered April 1 to reflect on the month-long Women's History Month celebration that occurred throughout March. Read more

History DayGreek Week events planned
The Radford University Greek Life community will celebrate their accomplishments and contributions on campus with their annual Greek Week from April 13-19. Read more

Ann CuddKansas professor speaks about women and capitalism
Ann Cudd, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, spoke at COBE's Global Capitalism Lecture Series on March 30. Read more

David DancoIT One-Hour Mentor event features alumnus advising aspiring RU IT students
IT Governance and Project Management Officer David Danco M.B.A. '12 joined Radford University Information Technology (IT) students for the final 2015 One-Hour IT Mentorship program March 27. Read more

Fifth graders step off the bus, step onto the stage
More than 100 fifth-grade students from Westside Elementary School in Roanoke visited Radford University, getting an early look into the excitement of college life. Read more

guitar festivalInternational Guitar Festival returns to Radford
The 14th Annual Radford University International Guitar Festival will bring internationally noted guitarists to Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts, April 10-12 Read more

Twelfth NightTwelfth Night takes the stage
Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identities will premiere in Pridemore Playhouse on April 16. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRecycling events concluded with impressive results
Results are in for a trio of recent campus recycling events, all of which support Radford University's participation in RecycleMania 2015. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in Radford University Athletics:

April 11
Baseball vs. Winthrop, 4 p.m.

April 12
Men's Tennis vs. Old Dominion, 11 a.m.
Softball at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Winthrop, 2 p.m.

April 13
Women's Golf at Big South Women's Golf Championship, first round (Georgetown, S.C.), all day

April 14
Men's Tennis at South Carolina State, 10 a.m.
Women's Golf at Big South Women's Golf Championship, second round (Georgetown, S.C.), all day
Baseball at Virginia, 6 p.m.

April 15
Men's Tennis at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Big South Women's Tournament, TBA
Women's Golf at Big South Women's Golf Championship, final round (Georgetown, S.C.), all day
Softball at Appalachian State (DH), 5 and 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

April 16 – 18 - Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Pridemore Playhouse

Through April 17Tournées Film Festival

Through April 18 – BFA Studio Show, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

Through May 8Melissa Stallard – Photography, Gallery 205

The News Now

Jenna Bush HagarRegion's top teachers to be honored at McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching
Jenna Bush Hager will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching on April 16 at Radford University. Read more

Highlander in actio awards2015 Highlander-in-Action Awards announced by Scholar-Citizen Initiative
Four Radford University undergraduates will embark on original research projects this summer thanks to grants from the Scholar-Citizen Initiative. Read more

waldron symposiumWCHHS students and faculty convene for second annual interprofessional research symposium
To showcase its diverse research initiatives, the Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) community will host its second annual Waldron College Interprofessional Symposium and Expo on April 14, in Heth Hall. Read more

COSD presentationsCOSD students develop professionally across state
For professional development, students from the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) traveled across the Commonwealth. Read more

transcultural nursing eventHealth care across disciplines to be featured at premier SON transcultural practice event
Hoyoon Chong of the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine will keynote the first-ever Transcultural Practice Event, sponsored by the School of Nursing, on April 13 in COBE 320. Read more

Run for HopeRU Pre-Dental Club hosts Run for Hope 5K
The Pre-Dental Club at Radford University is hosting the second annual Run for Hope 5K on April 12, at 1 p.m. in Bisset Park. The race will benefit the Mission of Hope, a surgical clinic in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Read more

Alumni NewsLast fall, Joshua Bradley Psy.D. '12 accepted the position of director of Behavioral Health with Tri-Area Health, a rural community health center serving communities in Carroll, Floyd, Franklin and Patrick counties.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

April 14 - Radford Baseball vs. UVa
April 21 - Radford Baseball vs. Virginia Tech
May 1 - Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 2 - Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Spring Commencement is a little more than a month away! May graduates - show your Highlander Pride during Commencement and support your university. All graduating seniors who make a gift of $10 or more will receive the red and white student philanthropy cord and be recognized during May's commencement ceremony. Your gift can be designated for the college, department or program of your choice. From now until graduation, you can get your cord in Martin Hall, room 226.
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