August 17, 2016
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President Hemphill presents plans for university's
future to local business leaders

President Hemphillat the business leaders breakfast

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Alumni News

Move-In RU soccer Kevin Rogers
Radford readies for return of students Highlanders sweep the Big South's men's soccer pre-season awards “Radford University built my self-esteem to the point that I was able to take a leap of faith.” - Kevin Rogers ’87

Campus Events

Aug. 25 Fall Convocation
3:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Aug. 25 Late Night @ Muse
9 p.m. - midnight, Muse Lawn
Aug. 26 Residence halls open
Aug. 26 RU Ready Midnight Bash
9 p.m. - midnight, Hurlburt Plaza
Aug. 27 Move In Madness
1 - 4 p.m, Student Outdoor Recreation Complex
Aug. 29 Fall classes begin
Sept. 2 Club Fair
3:30 -5:30 p.m., Moffett Lawn
Sept. 7 Business and IT Internship and Career Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 340 Kyle Hall

On Campus

President Hemphill and facultyPresident Hemphill welcomes new faculty to campus
New Faculty Orientation was held Aug. 10-12. Read more

CVPA StudentsRevamped Community of Artists welcomes incoming students
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is revamping its Community of Artists themed housing in Trinkle Hall. Read more

SVEA ChapterSVEA earns outstanding chapter award
For the third consecutive year, Radford University’s Student Virginia Education Association chapter has won the organization’s Outstanding Standards Chapter Award. Read more


Josh NeaseNease named Sustainability Manager
Radford University has named Josh Nease as its new sustainability manager and academic program manager for the university’s Selu Conservancy. Read more

In Athletics

Aug. 18
Men's Soccer vs. Charleston (exh), 7 p.m.

Aug. 20
Men's Soccer vs. Marshall (exh), 4 p.m.

Aug. 21
Women's Soccer at Howard, 2 p.m.

Aug. 23
Women's Soccer at East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

Aug. 26
Volleyball vs. Wake Forest, noon
Men's Soccer vs. North Carolina State (at Harrisonburg, Va.), 5 p.m.

Aug. 27
Volleyball vs. Norfolk State, 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. St. Francis, 6 p.m.

Aug. 28
Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh (at Harrisonburg, Va.), noon
Women's Soccer vs. Appalachian State, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Professor Matthew J. SmithSchool of Communication hires new program director
The School of Communication at Radford University has a new program director, Professor Matthew J. Smith. Read more

Maj. Stephen RayArmy ROTC welcomes new detachment officer
The Radford detachment of the U.S. Army ROTC welcomed Maj. Stephen Ray as its new detachment officer in charge in June. Read more

Comic-Con participantsRadford professor leads field study to Comic-Con
New School of Communication Director Matt Smith channels his personal love of comics and pop culture into an experience that redefines what is done in the field of communication. Read more

Alumni NewsAdam Justice '02 has accepted the position of assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Aug. 25: Radford University Alumni Employees Kickoff

Aug. 25, 26: Legacy Alumni Family Lunch

Meet Radford University's seventh president, Dr. Brian O. Hemphill:
  Sept. 22: Raleigh, N.C.
  Sept. 28: Charlotte, N.C.
  Sept. 29: Atlanta, Ga.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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