Dec. 22, 2015
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Radford University celebrates Winter Commencement

Editor's note: RU Connected will resume publishing following the holiday break.
Winter Commencement

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Alumni News

Brian Hemphill RU soccer Patricia Gainer
Brian O. Hemphill named Radford's next president Five Highlanders earn NSCAA All-South Region honors Patricia Gainer '14 worked as a dresser for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Campus Events

Dec. 22 Wintermester classes begin
Jan. 17 Residence Halls open
Jan. 18 MLK Day of Service
Jan. 19 Spring semester begins
Jan. 26 Spring Internship and Career Fair
11 a.m.-2 p.m., COBE Multipurpose Room

On Campus

Holiday ReceptionPresident Kyle hosts Holiday Reception
President Penelope W. Kyle welcomed faculty, staff and students to the Dec. 12 Holiday Reception. Read more

MOT pinningPinning ceremony highlights Commencement weekend for RU M.O.T. candidates
Radford University's Department of Occupational Therapy pinned its 19-member Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) Class of 2015 as part of the Dec. 18-19 Winter Commencement ceremonies. Read more

Graduate Hooding2015 Graduate Hooding Ceremony takes place at RU
Students were awarded master's and doctor's degrees on Dec. 18 at the Radford University College of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduation and Hooding Ceremony, part of the 2015 Winter Commencement. Read more

Graduate HoodingOURS panel shares impact and value of research and internship experiences
An overflow crowd of Radford University students explored the challenge of undergraduate research and internship experience at the 2015 Summer Research Opportunities Student Panel on Dec. 3 in Heth Hall. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYGreen your holidays has tips for traveling, eating, giving and partying green this holiday season. Read more

In Athletics

Dec. 22
Men's Basketball at Chattanooga, 3 p.m.

Dec. 27
Men's Basketball vs. Central Penn, 3 p.m.

Dec. 29
Women's Basketball vs. Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.

Dec. 31
Men's Basketball at High Point, 7 p.m.

Jan. 2
Women's Basketball vs. Liberty, 2 p.m.

Jan. 4
Women's Basketball at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.

Jan. 6
Men's Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Radford to honor MLK Jr. with a series of special events
Events include the Jan. 20 Commemorative Program, which will feature keynote speaker Angela Davis. Read more

Liz MurrayMcGlothlin Celebration of Teaching announces keynote speaker
Author Liz Murray will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching on April 7 at Radford University's Bondurant Auditorium. Read more

COBE award winnersCOBE honors and celebrates its extraordinary students
The College of Business and Economics celebrated the remarkable achievements of its students Nov. 17 with two ceremonies. Read more

Alumni NewsPhysics graduate Noah Ashbrook '06, a science teacher for Bristol, Virginia Public Schools, was recently awarded the 2015 Virginia Association of Science Teachers RISE Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Jan. 30: Alumni Women's Basketball Reunion and Game
Feb. 27: Winter Celebration 2016
April 16-17: International Student Reunion

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
This time of year we look forward to the New Year and the future. At Radford University, we are thankful to the alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have made a difference in the present and future of the institution through their generosity to the colleges and programs they care about the most. Prior to Dec. 31, please consider a gift to Radford University. A gift of any amount will truly make a difference.
Stay Connected

Radford University's Office of Alumni Relations is planning many events for 2016! Stay connected and up-to-date on the latest activities by visiting the events calendar.

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