August 4, 2016
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Summer Bridge RU volleyball Stephan Cassaday and RU alumni
Radford University recognized as a College of Distinction Radford volleyball earns AVCA team academic award for fourth straight year "Radford University puts the finishing touches on people." - Stephan Cassaday '76

Campus Events

Aug. 25 Late Night @ Muse
Muse Lawn
Aug. 26 Residence halls open
Aug. 27 Move in Madness
Student Outdoor Recreation Complex
Aug. 29 Fall classes begin
Sept. 7 Business and IT Internship and Career Fair
340 Kyle Hall


On Campus

Angela JoynerRadford University appoints VP for Enrollment Management
Radford University has appointed Katherine "Kitty" McCarthy as the university's vice president for Enrollment Management. Read more

Angela JoynerCareer Services appoints new director
Radford University has named Angela Joyner as its executive director of Career Services. Read more

Kim GaynorCollege of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences welcomes interim associate dean
English Professor Kim Gainer will serve as interim associate dean for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Read more

Mark Shanley with students at his retirement receptionReception honors retiring Vice President Mark Shanley
Vice President for Student Affairs Mark Shanley is retiring after six years of service to the university and more than 40 years in the student affairs profession. Read more

Amy DamronUniversity appoints new coordinator for Greek Life programs
Amy Damron is the new coordinator for Greek Life Programs. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYChoosing a Better, Greener, Sunscreen
It's important to protect your skin from UV damage by wearing sunscreen daily, but some sunscreen ingredients are risky to our health and the environment. Here's what those ingredients are doing and how you can make better choices when shopping for protection. Read more

In Athletics

Nate ParsleyNate Parsley takes over as softball's pitching coach

Head coach Aileen Morales announced the addition of Nate Parsley to the Radford softball staff as the program's new pitching coach. Read more

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The News Now

remote area medical volunteersSON joins massive healthcare outreach collaboration
School of Nursing faculty, alumni and students provided healthcare services at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Southwest Virginia. Read more

remote area medical logoSchool of Nursing welcomes its first-ever Certified Nurse Educator
Nursing Instructor Wendy Downey has become the School of Nursing's first faculty member to earn the National League of Nursing's certification as a Nurse Educator. Read more

Scott Dunn on airProfessor talks about how visits and local ties influence voters
School of Communication Professor Scott Dunn discussed how national politics affects Virginia voters with two local media outlets. Read more

with good reason logoBiology on the air
Biology Assistant Professor Sara O'Brien will appear on the With Good Reason radio program to discuss her research of synthetic hormones. Read more

Alumni NewsMichael Tursi '92 has been appointed interim superintendent for the Shaker Regional School District in Belmont, New Hampshire.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 6: 2016 Radford University Day at Nationals Park

Meet Radford University's seventh president, Dr. Brian O. Hemphill:

  Aug. 11: President Hemphill Alumni Tour at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke
  Aug. 14: President Hemphill Alumni Tour at Sinkland Farms in Christiansburg
  Aug. 17: President Hemphill Alumni Tour at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Now is the time to get in the game! Become a member of the Radford Athletics Club (RAC). The Radford Athletics Club provides support for our athletics department's annual funding needs, including scholarships, academic services, facility improvements, equipment upgrades, recruiting and travel support. Contact Andrew Hartley at to learn more about how you can get in the game with the Radford Athletics Club.
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Continue to be a part of the Radford University experience as alumni. Join the RU alumni volunteer network today. Visit the alumni volunteer page and sign up. We look forward to working with you!

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