April 24, 2015
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Jenna Bush Hagar Radford Baseball Mike Dolinger '91
Top teachers recognized at McGlothlin Awards Higgerson and MacKeith land Big South Weekly Honors "My biggest take away from Radford was the relationships," says Mike Dolinger '91

Campus Events

April 25 Motherland Sarafina
8 - 11:45 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
April 25 Slam Poetry Workshop with Bruce George
2 - 5 p.m., Cook 129
April 25 Upright Citizens Brigade
9 - 11:45 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse
April 25 SC.O.R.E. Film Festival
 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Radford Theater
April 26 Alterations
Noon - 4 p.m., 174 Porterfield Hall
April 27 Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
April 28 Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
April 30 Tropical Silent Disco
9 p.m. - midnight,Hurlburt Plaza
May 1 Boots2Books 5K
8 p.m., Virginia Western Community College

On Campus

Kenna ColleyRadford's next Dean of the College of Education and Human Development selected
Dr. Kenna Colley has been selected as Radford University's next dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Read more

Nutrition and caregivingNutrition majors lend a hand at caregivers conference
Junior nutrition majors recently participated in a day-long conference organized by the Area Agency on Aging. Read more

Autism Awareness on campusWorld Autism Awareness Day
Members of the campus community gathered around the campus fountain on April 2 for National Autism Awareness Day. Read more

diversity awardsDiversity recognized at R.E.D. Awards
The third annual Recognizing Excellence in Diversity awards were presented April 15 at a ceremony held in the Muse Banquet Hall. Read more

chariot racesReady, set - Greeks, go!
Radford University's Greek Life community put their strength, stamina and hand-crafted chariots to the test on April 18 during the annual chariot races and field games. Read more

Hoyoon ChongOriental medicine featured at premiere Transcultural Practice Symposium
The first-ever Transcultural Practice Symposium featured Hoyoon Chong, professor and practitioner at the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine, who explored the science of oriental medicine April 13. Read more

color me comsCommunication students get in touch with their future
During Color Me Coms, this year's Communication Week event, students connected with communication professionals and alumni to learn about what awaits them beyond campus. Read more

RU Reads closing celebrationRU READS campaign wraps up with multicultural celebration
The campaign, which encouraged readers to share their literary inspirations, concluded on April 10 with a Multicultural Dance Celebration in the Hurlburt Student Center. Read more

Twelfth NightRU hosts Ignite Leadership Conference
Scores of student leaders from Radford University clubs and organizations attended the third annual Ignite Leadership Conference on campus on April 11. Read more

Museum of the Earth SciencesFinal 2015 Museum of Earth Sciences Lecture takes on mysterious local landmark disappearance
The investigation of Mountain Lake's mysterious disappearance, conducted by Geology Professor Skip Watts, Geology Lab Coordinator George Stephenson and RU students, was featured in the final 2015 Museum of the Earth Sciences Lecture on April 7 in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Read more


RU SustainABILITYStudents asked to donate unwanted items during Move-Out Week
Radford University Recycling and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys are encouraging RU students to donate their unwanted items to charity while moving out of residence halls instead of tossing the items into the trash. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in Radford University Athletics:

April 25
Softball at Gardner-Webb (DH), 1 and 3 p.m.
Women's Track and Field – Highlander Invitational, all day
Baseball vs. High Point, 4 p.m.

April 26
Softball at Gardner-Webb, 1 p.m.

April 28
Softball at UNC Greensboro (DH), 4 and 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. VMI, 6 p.m.

April 29
Baseball vs. North Carolina A&T, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

April 24BFA Graphic Design Sow Reception, 5 p.m., RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

April 24MFA Studio Show Reception, 6 p.m., RU Art Museum Downtown

April 24Guitar Ensemble in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 27-28danah bella DanceWorks 10th Anniversary Concert, 7:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre

April 29 – May 2 – Making a Scene – Projects of the Advanced Directing Class, Hawes Studio Theatre

April 29 – University Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Guest Artists in Concert, 7:30, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

May 1IBLA Grand Prize Winner's Tour Concert, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Through May 8Melissa Stallard – Photography, Gallery 205

The News Now

employee service awardsRadford honors workers at Employee Service Awards
The annual celebration of employee dedication was held on April 14 in the Muse Banquet Room. Read more

Dr. William A. HazelWCHHS hosts Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. William A. Hazel
Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. William A. Hazel Jr., keynoted the inaugural Interprofessional Gerontology Symposium on April 10 at RU. Read more

Radford ranked among greenest U.S. campuses
The Princeton Review once again has recognized Radford University for its commitment to building and maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly campus. Read more

NRV railRU joins group seeking to bring passenger rail service to the NRV
Radford University has joined an initiative by regional municipalities, businesses and higher education institutions to return passenger rail service to the New River Valley. Read more

transcultural nursing eventAppalachian Studies Chair selected for prestigious summer scholar institute
Radford University's Director of Appalachian Studies Theresa Burriss has been selected as one of 25 scholars to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Concord, Massachusetts this year. Read more

SC.O.R.E. film festivalStudent scientists take to red carpet and big screen for inaugural SC.O.R.E. Film Festival
The SC.O.R.E. Film Festival on April 25 at the Radford Theatre will feature RU students showcasing their original scholarship and research on the big screen. Read more

OURS hosts Student Engagement Forum
More than 300 students displayed their research, scholarship, and creative works at the 24th Annual Radford University Student Engagement Forum (SEF), sponsored by the office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS). Read more

Alumni NewsChemistry alumna Donita Brady '03 was named the University of Pennsylvania's Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Alumni Events

May 1 - Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 2 - Gold Cup, The Plains, Virginia.
May 23 - Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, Floyd, Virginia

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