February 3, 2017
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Khiana Johnson Lisa Graham
Radford University releases report on regional and state economic impact Khiana Johnson Earns Second Big South Freshman Of The Week award Lisa Graham '01 applies the skills she learned at Radford in her career as a successful real estate agent in New York City

Campus Events

Feb. 3 Escape Room Late Night
9 p.m. - midnight, Hurlburt Student Center
Feb. 4 Planetarium Show - "Saturday Kids' show: Earth's Wild Ride"
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Center for the Sciences Planetarium
Feb. 7 Black History Month Dinner
6 - 8 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall
Feb. 15 Dine on Diversity
Noon - 1 p.m., Heth 157
Feb. 16-17 Board of Visitors quarterly meeting

On Campus

An image from Josh Carroll's "Stellar Origins"Planetarium announces spring semester shows
Spring semester shows have commenced in Radford University's planetarium, including new afternoon programming. Read more

Photography exhibit melds creative minds
University students collaborated with elementary-aged students for a creative poster project. Read more

COBE lecture delves into the economics of drug prohibition
Audrey Redford, an assistant economics professor at Western Carolina University, will speak about the "Economics of Drug Prohibition," Feb. 8 at Radford University. Read more

Appalachian Awareness Day is coming to Radford University
A lineup a speakers and musicians will highlight Appalachian Awareness Day on Feb. 10. Read more

Student Awards Committee seeks nominations for annual honors
The Radford University Student Awards Committee is accepting nominations for annual honors given to outstanding students. Read more

Heather Evans SmithChapel Hill photographer set to visit Radford
Heather Evans Smith, a fine art conceptual portrait photographer, will visit campus on Feb. 6. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYRadford University Sustainability issues Going Green Challenge
Radford University Sustainability is holding a 10-week competition on social media, challenging students to become more sustainable. Throughout the competition, participants have chances to win prizes, including Frisbees and reusable water bottles. Read more

In Athletics

Feb. 4
Men's Basketball at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Winthrop, 2 p.m.

Feb. 7
Women's Basketball at Liberty, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9
Men's Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 7 p.m.

Feb. 10
Women's Track & Field at Marshall Invitational, all day

Feb. 11
Men's Basketball at High Point, 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Appalachian State, 2 p.m.
Women's Track & Field at Marshall Invitational, all day

Feb. 12
Women's Tennis at Virginia Tech, 4 p.m.

Feb. 14
Women's Basketball at Longwood, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Feb. 6 – Dog House Show, 11 a.m. through 1 p.m., Bonnie Plaza

Feb. 6 – Heather Evans Smith Guest Artist Reception and Talk, 7–10:30 p.m., Covington Arts Center

Feb. 7 – Faculty recital: Robert Trent, Guitar, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Arts Center

Feb. 9 – Faculty Recital: Dayl Burnett, Trombone, and Wayne Gallops, Piano, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Arts Center

Through Feb. 11 – Juried Student Show, All-day, Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Feb. 13 – Spring Honors Recital, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Arts Center

Feb. 14 through Feb. 23 – Student Drawing Show, all-day, Gallery 205

Feb. 15 through Feb. 18 – Praying for Rain, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hawes Studio theatre


The News Now

Radford University hosts community forum for economic development and community partnerships
Radford University has embarked on a significant planning effort associated with the development of a five-year comprehensive strategic plan that will shape the university's mission and vision for the 2018-2023 timeframe. Read more

Robert Trent teaching in PortugalSchool of Nursing again achieves excellent licensing exam pass rate results
Graduates of the Radford University School of Nursing have added luster to the school's prestigious reputation. Read more

Bridget MelloArts Society celebrates six years of successful Give Your Heart to Art Events
This year's Give Your Heart to Art evening celebrated donor generosity. The evening provided guest speakers, a first look at upcoming exhibitions, and a special showing of work purchased with proceeds from previous events. Read more

Paul CurrantRadford IEC team takes state and regional leadership posts
International Education Center Director Paul Currant and Assistant IEC Director Theresa King have taken chair positions with organizations focused on deepening the connection between academe and the global community. Read more

COSD students in Belize over WintermesterWintermester service learning project enriches WCHHS team with experience and cultural sensitivity
To extend the Waldron College of Health and Human Services' classrooms, RU students and faculty members "wintermestered" in Belize. Read more

guitar festival in VietnamGuitar festival takes students across the globe
Radford University students and faculty flew to Vietnam and Thailand in December to play in a series of guitar performances. Read more

Roland MartinRadford University hosts tactical police training
Radford University hosted in-depth tactical police training Jan. 9-12 that covered tactical medic training and active shooter protocol. Read more

Alumni NewsAila Boyd '15 has joined the staff of The Pilot Mountain News as a reporter. In addition to her work at The Pilot Mountain News in North Carolina, Boyd will also write for The Stokes News, a sister newspaper.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Feb. 15: Richmond Alumni Cooking Class: From Chrusties to Crostini's
Feb. 17: Alumni Winter Celebration
Feb. 17: Alumni Volunteer Summit

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Radford University is a special place for Darin '93 and Jennifer '96 Ely, who met at Radford University and married while Jennifer was a senior at the university. Darin and Jennifer recently established the Darin M. Ely and Jennifer W. Ely Virginia Asset Group Scholarship for the College of Business and Economics. Darin was a resident assistant for three years while a student and said it helped him break out of his shell. "I was very shy in high school, and something about Radford helped me grow into who I am today," he said.
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Stay Connected

Learn how easy it is to be a volunteer at the Radford University Alumni Summit on Feb. 17 at noon in 340 Kyle Hall. Become an insider and learn about the latest university news from Radford University experts.

Select breakout training sessions to learn more about volunteer roles in career services, admissions, regional chapters and advocacy!

The summit is free and will include lunch. RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations by Monday, Feb. 13 by calling (540) 831-5248 or by registering online.

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