Aug. 8, 2014
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RU hosted young scholars with Virginia STEAM Academy

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Governor's School theater students RU Women's Tennis Matt Donlon '82
RU biology student savors Highlander-In-Action research and travel experience Senior Jalen Carethers invited on European goodwill basketball tour Matt Donlon '82, cyber security expert and entrepreneur, has served an alphabet soup of high-profile organizations

Campus Events

Aug. 12 New Faculty Luncheon
COBE multipurpose room, noon
Aug. 21 Fall Convocation
Bondurant Auditorium, 3 p.m
Aug. 22 Move-In Day for freshmen
Aug. 24 New Student Convocation
Bondurant Auditorium, 7 p.m.

On Campus

jeanne MekolichickRU names Interim Assistant Vice Provost for High Impact Practices
Jeanne Mekolichick, current chair of the Radford University Department of Sociology and interim director of the International Education Center, has been named interim Assistant Vice Provost for High Impact Practices. Read more

Halwyck HouseRadford University Foundation receives donation of renovated historic Radford home
The Radford University Foundation has received a donation of a renovated house for use as the Radford University president's home. Read more

RU names director of International Education
RU has named Dr. Paul Currant as director of International Education. Dr. Currant comes to RU from the University of Mauritius in Reduit, where he served as pro-vice chancellor for Planning and Resources. Read more

Paige TanCHBS welcomes Dr. Paige Tan
The RU faculty has gained another passionate and dedicated scholar in Paige Tan, the new chair of the Department of Political Science. Read more

Judy MannGraduate student of the month: Judy Mann
Judy Mann is working on a Master's of Science in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary licensure combined. Read her Q&A online.

SELU retreat and conservanceyFall Our Turn highlights Selu's 25th anniversary

Our Turn, a peer training opportunity for faculty and staff, will feature a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Selu Conservancy during its upcoming Fall 2014 sessions. Read more


RU SustainABILITYHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Aug. 9

RU Recycling is encouraging the campus community to participate in the New River Valley Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event runs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, in the rear parking lot of Pulaski County High School. The program is sponsored by the New River Valley Resource Authority. To learn more, see the announcements section on the RU Recycling website.

In Athletics

womens basketballSchedule for 2014-15 Women's Basketball released

Women's basketball head coach Mike McGuire has announced the Highlanders' 2014-15 schedule. The 29-game regular season features nine non-conference opponents, including three from the ACC. Read more

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Women's Soccer vs. Miami (Exh), 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16
Women's Soccer vs. William & Mary (Exh), 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 19
Men's Soccer at Duke (Exh), 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

School of nursingGovernor appoints new member to RU Board of Visitors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the appointment of Christopher Wade to the Radford University Board of Visitors. Read more

RU seeks hosts for international students
Organizers of RU's International Friendship Program are asking the campus and Radford communities to open their homes and lives to the university's new international students during the fall 2014 semester. Read more

Alpha sigma tauRU chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau recognized at national convention
The Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau at Radford University has added another honor to its growing list of achievements. Read more

Alumni News

Alumni and family members at Nationals ParkRU alumni and friends spent Aug. 2 cheering on the Washington Nationals during RU Day at Nationals Park.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 10 -Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival
Aug. 15 - RU at the Ballpark, Lewis-Gale Field
Aug. 21 - RU Alumni Employee Kickoff
Aug. 22 - RU Legacy Picnic

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
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