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RU celebrates 2014 Winter Commencement

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Alumni News

greek life food drive Teresa Williamson Trina Lambert '00
Holiday food drive stocks shelves of local pantry Cross Country's Williamson featured in Big South spotlight profile "When I discovered graphic design, I found my passion," says Trina Lambert '00

Campus Events

Dec 24 - Jan. 2 University offices closed
Jan. 20 Spring classes begin

On Campus

Holiday open housePresident Kyle hosts a holiday open house
President Penelope W. Kyle welcomed the campus and Radford community to the new home of the RU President for a Holiday Open House on Dec. 16. Read more

MLK day of serviceMexican Proyecta visits campus with LCI
Random objects, creative name badges and mask making brought new insights when RU art education majors shared an interactive class with nine students from Mexico Dec. 1. Read more

MLK day of serviceMeet the Highlander: Nicholas Baity
For the past three years, Nicholas Baity '14 has led a double life. By day, he was an enthusiastic and personable criminal justice major at RU. But on nights, weekends and game days, he slipped away to entertain and inspire his campus as the Highlander, Radford's burly, beloved mascot. Read more

Popular Wintermester begins
RU's popular Wintermester continues to grow as the innovative program offers additional opportunities for students who are looking to earn additional credits or get ahead in their academic pursuits. Read more

Adrian AronRU professor discusses sleep apnea on public radio program
Adrian Aron, an associate professor in RU's Department of Physical Therapy, will discuss his sleep apnea research on the With Good Reason public radio program. Listeners in the New River Valley can hear the program at 6 p.m., Dec. 30, on Public Radio WVRU 89.9. Read more

Gary SchirrMarketing professor listed among social media's top influencers
Associate Marketing Professor Gary Schirr has been named by Brand Quarterly to its 2014 list of 50 Marketing Thought Leaders over 50.
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Judy HelfinHeflin receives Outstanding Student Major Award from VAHPERD
Recent graduate Judy Heflin received an Outstanding Student Major Award at the 2014 Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance state convention in Virginia Beach in November.
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RU SustainABILITYDid you get a new recycling bin?
RU's Recycling Office has distributed 1,160 new recycling bins to offices around campus. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Dec. 21
Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Cornell, 2 p.m.

Dec. 28
Men's Basketball vs. Central Penn, 3 p.m.

Dec. 30
Women's Basketball at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.

Dec. 31
Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville, 4 p.m.

Jan. 3
Men's Basketball at Longwood, 5 p.m.

Jan. 5
Women's Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 7 p.m.

Jan. 8
Women's Basketball at Presbyterian, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.

Jan. 10
Women's Basketball at Longwood, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Presbyterian, 4 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

change through innovationVirginia higher education community convenes to talk change, innovation and collaboration
A team of RU administrators joined their colleagues in Charlottesville on Dec. 3 for a Leading Change Through Innovation and Collaboration forum. Read more

virtual tourRU Virtual Tour Wins Digital Marketing Award
Radford University's virtual tour received accolades this month from the Higher Education Marketing Report (HEMR). Read more

procurement awardRU recognized at Department of General Services Forum
Radford University won another statewide award in Procurement at the DGS Forum. Kathy Burnett accepted the DGS Statewide Electronic Procurement Xcelerator Award 2014 on behalf of the university. Read more

national community service honor rollRU named to national community service honor roll
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named Radford University to its President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. Read more

Honors Academy names its inaugural class of Faculty Fellows
The first appointments of Faculty Fellows for the Honors Academy will include five RU faculty members. Read more

Josh WalkerRU CSAT students present at professional conferences
Josh Oliver and James Walker from the College of Science and Technology capped their fall semesters by making research presentations at regional professional conferences. Read more

Alumni News Propmaster Faye Armon-Troncoso '95 is known industry-wide as the best of the best when it comes to hunting down, building and teaching the use of unusual and challenging stage props and special effects. Read her profile in the current issue of Stage Directions.

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Alumni Events

Feb. 3 - RU Men's Basketball vs. High Point Pre-game Social
Feb. 28 - RU Winter Weekend

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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