December 21, 2016
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Alumni News

Radford earns national recognition for community service Rimstad adds NSCAA Scholar All-America honors Penelope Shumate '93 has led successful music career, including performance at Carnegie Hall

Campus Events

Jan. 15 Residence Halls open
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day of service - classes not in session
Jan. 17 First day of classes

On Campus

COBE COBE holds second annual innovation contest
More than 400 students competed this semester in the COBE BB&T Innovation competition, an initiative by the college to spark creative and innovative thinking in the university's student community. Read more

Josh CarrollJournalist Roland Martin announced as keynote speaker of MLK Jr. Program
Renowned journalist Roland Martin, lauded for his honest and hard-hitting news delivery, will be the guest speaker at Radford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program. Read more

Students present findings on Kennedy assassination
Radford University students filled the new courtroom inside the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building on Dec. 6 to present their findings on controversial aspects of the Kennedy assassination. Read more

Professor shapes metal, students
Associate Professor Alison Pack has an affinity for working with metals – and molded that passion into a career as a professor and a metalsmith. Read more

Young Junie B. challenges, prepares students
First-grader Junie B. Jones brought energy and spunk to Radford University in holiday-themed performances in December. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYTen Ways to Green Your Holidays
Here are tips to help you plan ahead to reduce your waste and green your gift giving this year. Read more

In Athletics

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

Dec. 23
Men's Basketball vs. Grace College, 3 p.m.

Dec. 29
Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 31
Men's Basketball at Winthrop, Noon
Women's Basketball vs. Concord, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3
Women's Basketball vs. Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.

Jan. 4
Men's Basketball vs. Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

President Hemphill talks about the university's role in economic development
The president spoke last week to the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance about community partnerships and engagement. Read more

RU Makers utilize planetarium equipment
The RU Maker-themed University 100 course was the first taste of the RU Maker community. Read more

Tom Lillard '79Tom Lillard selected associate vice president for University Advancement
Tom Lillard '79 has been selected to fill the vacant position of associate vice president for University Advancement, beginning January 17, 2017. Read more

Creating a safer environment for wheelchair athletes
Radford University is helping make in-roads that will assist in the long-term health of athletes have physical disabilities. Read more

Radford professor, students visit Nepal
A Radford University assistant professor and two undergraduate students are traveling to Nepal to study music. Read more

Alumni NewsJonathan Sweet '00 has been named county administrator by the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. He is scheduled to assume his duties on January 15, 2017.

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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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