January 16, 2014
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RU to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK celebrations 2014


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RU flags RU over High Point Buddhi Athauda
Governor Appoints New Member to Board of Visitors Highlanders fly past High Point on national TV Alumnus elected to chair three organizations based in The Hague

Campus Events

Jan. 19 Residence halls open
Jan. 20 RU's MLK Day of Service
Jan. 21 Spring classes begin
Jan. 22 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration Program
Keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson, 6-8 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

On Campus

Spring 2014 Research Fellowship Program recipients named
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has named the recipients of the first-ever Research Program Fellowships. Read more

Mary BlitzGraduate student of the month, Mary Biltz
This month, the spotlight is on Mary Biltz, M.S. candidate in the Department of Education. Mary is working to obtain teaching licensure. Read her Q&A online.

Marci JenkinsJenkins headlines VaSID recognition for volleyball
RU volleyball head coach Marci Jenkins was named the 2013 VaSID Coach of the Year, while juniors Emma Deininger and Rachel Wiechecki were selected to the all-state first team. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRecyclemania 2014 begins next week

As the spring semester kicks off, so does the 2014 RecycleMania. RU is again participating in the annual nationwide challenge that ignites classic college rivalries and rallies students, faculty and staff to increase campus recycling rates. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Thursday, Jan. 16
Women's Basketball vs. Longwood, 7 p.m.

Friday Jan. 17
Men's Tennis at Southeastern, TBA

Friday - Saturday, Jan. 17-18
Track and Field at VT Invitational, all day

Saturday, Jan. 18
Swimming and Diving at Georgia Southern, noon
Men's Basketball vs. Longwood, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Men's Basketball at Campbell, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Jan. 23 – Pianists Living on the Edge: A Sight-reading Spectacular – Faculty and Guest Recital by Erica Sipes and Richard Masters, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Jan. 26 - Joint Faculty Voice Recital, 3 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 - The G.A.S.A. Show, Gallery 205

Jan. 30 - March 7 - James and Umut Demirgüç Thurman: Synergies, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

CEHD announces changes to admissions requirements for Elementary Education Program
Recognizing the call for raising the quality and performance of teachers in our nation's classrooms, the Elementary Education Program faculty in CEHD has modified its admissions requirements for future elementary teachers. Read more

RU hosts math competition for regional aspiring mathematicians
For approximately 30 regional high school students, the road to the International Math Olympiad starts from RU on Feb. 4. Read more

Molly Gift receives award at state VAHPERD conference
Recent graduate Molly Gift received an Outstanding Student Major Award at the 2013 Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) state convention in November. Read more

Alumni News

Paige KenleyEd W. Clark '91, becomes new superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Read more


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Alumni Events

Alumni gathered to celebrate the holiday season and cheer on the Highlanders across Virginia last month. Visit the RU Alumni Relations Facebook page to see photo galleries from recent events in Baltimore, Ashburn, Hampton and Richmond.

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