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Waldron College creates new Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice Women's Lacrosse named IWLCA academic honor squad "Radford University's size allowed me to become involved in different interests." Cindi Napier '93, MBA '95

Campus Events

Aug. 18 Presidential Open Forum for Administrative and Professional Faculty
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Aug. 18 Presidential Open Forum for Classified Staff
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Aug. 21 Institutional Effectiveness Day, "Student Learning Is Our Business"
Kyle Hall Multipurpose Room, 8 a.m.
Aug. 24 Fall Convocation
Bondurant Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 24-25 New Student Move-In
Aug. 27 New Student Convocation
Aug. 28 First day of classes
Oct. 6-8 Homecoming

On Campus

RU ALERRT police trainingRUPD participates in ALERRT training
Radford University hosted in-depth police training July 19-20 that covered tactical medic training and active shooter protocol. Read more

ADDY winning piecesRecent alumna wins national advertising award
After three student submissions to the American Advertising Awards – formerly the ADDYs – Shawna Hession won a national award at the American Advertising Awards in June. Read more

COBE hosting secondary educators for Economics Teacher Conference 2017
The Department of Economics is offering a two-day conference designed for secondary school educators who teach economics in Southwest Virginia schools. Read more

Outdoor NationCampus to participate in national outdoor challenge
The Outdoor Nation (ON) Campus Challenge calls for campus communities to join together to see who can get the most people outside and active. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYChoosing a better, "greener" Sunscreen
It is important to protect your skin from UV damage by wearing sunscreen daily, but some sunscreen ingredients are risky to our health and the environment. Read about how you can make better choices when shopping for protection. Read more

City Happenings
The information in this section is provided as a courtesy from third party websites and does not imply official endorsement by the university.

Aug. 4: 12th Annual Dana Palmer Weekend - Dana Palmer Music Fest, Bisset Park, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 4-5: Steppin' Out music and arts festival, downtown Blacksburg
Aug. 5: Auto Racing: CMC Supply Late Model Twin 75's (Students & Educators Night), Motor Mile Speedway, 7-10 p.m.
Aug. 5: Radford Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 8: Free Ice Cream Day for the Kids, Lucie Monroe's, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


The News Now

Information Science and Systems launches new health-care concentration to meet industry demand
Radford University's Department of Information Technology is partnering with the School of Nursing to offer a dynamic new health care concentration. Read more

Amy BalijaChemistry professor earns national award for undergraduate teaching
Amy Balija received the Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention. Read more

Professor, graduate student travel to international conference
Graduate student Anthony Kaseoru and Associate Professor Trish Winter traveled 36 hours to Japan to present at the World Music Therapy Conference and at the Nagoya College of Music and Mukogawa Women's University. Read more

CEHD students in MalawiCEHD students, professors travel to Malawi
Students in the College of Education and Human Development traveled across the globe to Malawi this summer. Read more

Alumni News

Robert Barrett '07 was chosen as one of the Bosch Foundation Fellows of young American professionals. He is participating in an intensive yearlong professional fellowship program in Germany that concentrates on business, economics, journalism, law and public affairs. Barrett was previously an in-house counsel for Advance Auto.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 8: Black Alumni Golf Outing
Aug. 12: Radford University Day at Nationals Park
Aug. 13: Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival

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