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An adventure to remember:
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Alumni News

President Hemphill speaking to Business Leaders Radford Highlanders Women's Tennis Taylor Ricotta
  RU showcases strong partnerships with area businesses   Women's tennis earns ITA academic awards   "Radford University is the pinnacle of my memories,"
says Taylor Ricotta '12

Campus Events

Aug. 24-27 Move-In Days
Aug. 24-25 New Student Move-In
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. 27 Freshman Convocation
Aug. 28 First day of classes
Sept. 5 Presidential Open Forums for Faculty
Hurlburt Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 Presidential Open Forums for Students
Hurlburt Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 Presidential Open Forums for Faculty
Hurlburt Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 Presidential Open Forums for Students
Hurlburt Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 6-8 Homecoming

On Campus

image of sunrise over earth from spaceUniversity to host eclipse celebration
Several on-campus activities scheduled to celebrate Aug. 21 eclipse. Read more

Brent HarperNew chair takes helm of DPT program
Associate Professor Brent Harper has been named chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Read more

Changes to Radford Transit
Beginning Aug. 28, Fairfax Street Station will open for use. Read more

Student Counseling Services transition
The University is in the process of transitioning to an in-house counseling services division, meaning services will be provided by the University, rather than a contracted company. Read more

Jessi WollmannStudent-athlete Jessi Wollmann excels in the classroom and on the field
Student-athlete Jessi Wollmann applies the skills and knowledge gained in the Honors Academy both in the classroom and on the field. Read more

With Good Reason logoPhysics professor speaks about the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Rhett Herman recently appeared on public radio to discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse and how the RU Planetarium will celebrate the event. Read more

Radford offers diverse slate of certification courses for RNs
To stay current in the fast-evolving healthcare fields, registered nurses can turn to Radford University's School of Nursing for a rich slate of continuing education courses in multiple specialties. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYTeaching students the importance of sustainability
Radford University's second annual Global Education Conference is Saturday and campus Sustainability Manager Josh Nease will speak about integrating sustainability strategies into curriculum. Visit the conference website to learn more and register.

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. 18: Bobby Parker in Concert, Preston's at the River Course
Aug. 19: Radford Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 21: 2017 Radford University Eclipse Celebration, Radford University planetarium, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 22: Fiddle Jam, Pizza House, 7-9 p.m.


In Athletics

Aug. 18
Women's Soccer vs. Howard, 7 p.m.

Aug. 19
Men's Soccer at Appalachian State (exhibition), 7 p.m.

Aug. 20
Women's Soccer at USC Upstate, 7 p.m.

Aug. 21
Men's Soccer vs. Chowan (exhibition), 5 p.m.

Aug. 23
Volleyball vs. Randolph-Macon (exhibition), 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 25
Men's Soccer at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. UT Chattanooga, 7 p.m.

Aug. 25-26
Volleyball at Lehigh Fall Classic (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Sept. 1 to 21 – Adolf Dehn: Nocturnal Travels: Works from the Permanent Collection, All-day, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Sept. 7-9, 11-15, 18-23 and 25-30 – Art Adjunct Show, All-day, RUAM Gallery Downtown

Sept. 7 – Opening Reception for the Art Adjunct Show, 5-7 p.m., RUAM Gallery Downtown

Sept. 26 – Radford University Faculty Jazz "Kicks" Big Band concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

City of Radford announces traffic pattern changes
The City of Radford has released several traffic pattern changes that University students, faculty and staff should be aware of as they return to campus for the start of fall classes on Aug. 28. Read more

PRSA logoSchool of Communication receives PRSA re-accreditation
The School of Communication received Public Relations Society of America re-accreditation. Read more

Amazon dancerSecond cohort of RARE researchers return from the Amazon
Students and faculty returned Aug. 6 from a three-week adventure in the Amazon. Read more

M.F.A students featured in Artful Lawyer Gallery
The work of Radford University graduate students Leslie King and Lam Dinh is currently featured in Blacksburg's Artful Lawyer Gallery. Read more

Lifeline, by Ken SmithProfessor wins fourth George Gray Award
Ken Smith, associate professor of graphic design at Radford University, recently won his fourth George Gray Award of Artistic Excellence at the 36th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Read more

Alumni News

Cathy Cruise '88 published her first novel, "A Hundred Weddings," in December 2016. The novel can be found on all major online retail stores.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 24-25: Legacy Alumni Family Lunch
Aug. 24: Radford Alumni Employees & Friends Kick Off to the School Year
Aug. 26: Radford Night at the Durham Bulls, Durham, N.C.
Oct. 6-8: Homecoming Weekend 2017

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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