February 8, 2014
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RU to construct new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building

Architectural rendering of the new CHBS building


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Net Tutor Ayana Avery Nicole Robinson
RU students now have access to a free online service that provides tutoring in all subjects Ayana Avery collects second Big South Player of the Week Nicole Robinson credits advice from a professor for helping her to become the youngest VP of SES Government Solutions

Campus Events

Feb. 10 Doll House Live
6-8 p.m., Hurlburt food court stage
Feb. 12 Building satisfying relationships for women
3-4 p.m., Tyler Hall, lower level
Feb. 12 The Mayhem Poets
6-7 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Feb. 12 Queen of Hearts-Drag Show
8-10 p.m., Muse Hall

On Campus

Waldron College announces upcoming special events
This Spring 2014 semester, the RU Waldron College of Health and Human Services announces two college-wide events - the inaugural research symposium and brown bag series. Read more

Alumnae return to educate students about equality in education
The Center for Gender Studies this year has invited Josie Loomis and Lisa Pluska to give a presentation entitled "Equality in the School System: Title IX and Compliance." Read more

Amy ShaverGraduate student of the month, Amy Shaver
This month, the spotlight is on Amy Shaver, Master's candidate in Educational Leadership from the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. Read her Q&A online.

Bernice L. McFadden Author visits Radford for reading, dinner
Bernice L. McFadden is reading from "Gathering of Waters," her newest title. McFadden will first do a reading for the general public and then join interested book lovers for a more informal discussion. Read more

MS office logosDon't settle for 'proficient,' become a Word or Excel expert
Complete the Microsoft Office certification tests on campus through the College of Business and Economics' Certipoint Certification Center. Read more


RU SustainABILITYWalker Hall improvements complement sustainability efforts

The Walker Hall Technology Center recently underwent renovations that will enhance students' educational experiences and align the computer lab with RU's commitment to sustainability. Read more

The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Through - March 7 - James and Umut Demirgüç Thurman: Synergies, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

Feb. 10 - March 28 - Beyond the Tartan: Carrie Metheny, Gallery 205

Feb. 11 - Faculty Recital – Youngmi Kim, Soprano, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Feb. 19 – 22 - The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Hawes Studio Theatre, Porterfield Hall

Feb. 20 - Faculty Recital – Robert Sanderl, Percussion, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Quiz bowlVeteran RU Quiz Bowl team advances to sectionals
Fresh off its best-ever finish at the Big South Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament, RU will compete at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Mid-Atlantic Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Virginia Tech. Read more

VMCA logoRU researchers to make presentation at state mosquito conference
Original research done by four undergraduates in RU's Arbovirus and Medical Entomology Lab will be presented Feb.12-14 at the Virginia Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Virginia Beach. Read more

Charles and Ellen BirxNursing professor to appear on With Good Reason public radio
Just ahead of Valentine's Day, nursing Professor Ellen Birx and her husband, Charles, will talk on the With Good Reason public radio program about how exploring a spiritual practice can enhance intimacy and partnership. Read more

Alumni News

Join the Radford University community for Winter Weekend 2014 on Feb. 14-15.
Take a plunge in the New River to benefit the Special Olympics and cheer for fellow alumni during the Alumni Basketball Game. Don't miss out on the fun. Register today!

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

March 8: Radford University Night at the Washington Capitals Game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Pre-game alumni and friends event at Penn Social at 4 p.m. and game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information

Give to Radford

You can make a difference for Radford University students! Donate today to the Radford University Endowed Scholarship Fund to help deserving students receive the financial assistance they need to succeed. Visit www.giveto.radford.edu and give to the RU Endowed Scholarship Fund.

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The Office of Alumni Relations offers an exciting range of volunteer opportunities for all alumni to participate with the university in personally meaningful ways. Help Radford University students receive internships at your company. Become an admissions volunteer to help recruit outstanding students. Speak to a class about your experiences after graduation and what it takes to succeed professionally. We need you! Volunteer today by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (540) 831-5248.

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