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Holiday Food Drive fills local food pantries

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Alumni News

Linshang Wang and President Hemphill track and field Ashley Rosenbaum
Radford to explore international partnership with Chinese university Four Highlanders victorious in season-opening meet Clothing brand of alumna Ashley Rosenbaum '15 now featured in British Vogue

Campus Events

Dec. 9 Last day of classes
Dec. 10
Holiday Food Drive
Drop off food items at Hurlburt Student Center, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m
Dec. 16-17 Winter Commencement
Jan. 15 Residence Halls open
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day - classes not in session
Jan. 17 First day of classes

On Campus

COBE honorsCOBE celebrates its highest achievers
The College of Business and Economics honored the extraordinary efforts and achievements of some of its top students at ceremonies in November. Read more

Josh CarrollRecreation, Parks and Tourism faculty member earns prestigious award
The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association has presented its 2016 Outstanding Professor Award to Josh Carroll. Read more

Criminal Justice revives professional bulletin
The newsletter consists of a broad range of topics that encompasses the field of criminal justice. Read more

Tis the SeasonFestive planetarium show explores stars and constellations of the season
The holiday season has arrived, and so has Radford University's festive planetarium show. Read more

BattleBotsRadford welcomes community for Hebocon, Battlebots
Radford University hosted Hebocon, a community event in which participants fought homemade robots in a sumo-style competition in November. Read more

Sixth graders become Highlanders in Training
The School of Teacher Education and Leadership hosted over two days more than 273 sixth-grade students from William Byrd Middle School as part of the College in Six program. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYWater bottle filling stations added to residence halls
SGA has taken steps to ensure students have adequate water filling stations in residence halls. Read more

In Athletics

Dec. 8
Women's Basketball vs. Western Carolina, 11 a.m.

Dec. 10
Men's Basketball vs. Elon, 4 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Wake Forest, 2 p.m.

Dec. 17
Men's Basketball at UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m.

Dec. 18
Women's Basketball at Kentucky, 2 p.m.

Dec. 20
Men's Basketball at West Virginia, 7 p.m.

Dec. 21
Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Dec. 7 – Radford University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Dec. 8 – Radford University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Dec. 9 – Student Graphic Show and Alumni Meet-and-Greet, 5-7 p.m., Sharkey's On Top in downtown Radford

Dec. 9 – Radford University Choral Ensembles Benefit Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., St. Andrews Church, Roanoke.

The News Now

Radford guitar playersHighlanders to perform in Saigon, Bangkok
This month, Radford University students and faculty will fly to Vietnam and Thailand to perform in a series of guitar performances. Read more

With Good Reason logoFaculty talk research on the air
Two faculty members recently discussed their research in interviews aired on the With Good Reason radio program. Read more

Philip MonganRadford social work professor shares insight into school shootings
Philip Mongan, assistant professor of social work, is seeking clues before the crime. Read more

Alexis DruryInstead of running away over Thanksgiving break, Radford nursing student takes to runway
Alexis Drury, a junior nursing and psychology major from Roanoke, competed in the 2016 Miss Virginia pageant. Read more

Fashion lands safely in nation's capital
High-flying fashion landed at Reagan National Airport this fall. Read more

Tammy Robinson, Caitlin Kincaid and Meg WeddleStudent designs ad, runs in Roanoke Times
Sophomore Caitlin Kincaid designed an advertisement for a local business, which ran in the Roanoke Times in November. Read more

Alumni NewsGreg Franklin '94 was named director of fleet and facilities for Ruppert Landscape. Franklin most recently served as senior distribution center manager for the Kellogg Co. in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Dec. 30: Radford University Alumni & Friends Smokehouse Live Social
Feb. 15: Richmond Alumni Cooking Class: From Chrusties to Crostini's
Feb. 17: Alumni Winter Celebration

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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