January 19, 2017
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Record number of people spring to volunteer for
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

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Alumni News

Rimstad Dale Ardizzone
President Hemphill welcomes back campus community Jo Vetle Rimstad drafted by D.C. United; first Highlander in the MLS The education I received at Radford University played a vital role in my professional development - Dale Ardizzone, Esq. '85, M.S. '86

Campus Events

Jan. 20 Winter Club Fair
3 - 5 p.m., Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Jan. 27 Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Muse Banquet Room
Jan. 28 Chinese New Year celebration
2 - 4 p.m., Covington Center

On Campus

Roland MartinCommemorative Program celebrates King's legacy
Renowned journalist Roland Martin was the guest speaker at this year's event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

new CHBS TV studioLights, camera, action: High-tech TV studio ready for primetime
The lights are ready to shine and the cameras roll inside the CHBS new television studio. Read more

Molly Hood in hamletTheatre professor uses Hamlet to teach students
Molly Hood uses her real-world experience of portraying Hamlet to teach Radford University students about theatre. Read more

Michael MeindlTeaching moments transform experience into practical knowledge
Assistant Professor Michael Meindl turns his diverse experience into professional training for students. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYGoing green in 2017
Radford University Sustainability has a few New Year's resolutions ideas to help you go green in 2017. Read more

In Athletics

Jan. 21
Men's Basketball vs. High Point, Noon
Women's Basketball at Charleston Southern, 3 p.m.
Women's Track & Field at Hokie Invitational, all day

Jan. 24
Women's Basketball vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Campbell, 7 p.m., Big South wild card game on ESPNU
Women's Tennis vs. James Madison (at Blacksburg), 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 27
Men's Tennis at South Carolina State, 1 p.m.
Women's Track & Field at Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (at Lynchburg), all day

Jan. 28
Men's Basketball at UNC Asheville, Noon
Men's Tennis vs. USC Upstate (at Conway, S.C.), 11 a.m.
Women's Basketball at UNC Asheville, 2:30 p.m.
Women's Track & Field at Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (at Lynchburg), all day

Jan. 29
Men's Tennis at Coastal Carolina, 11 a.m.

Jan. 31
Women's Basketball at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Jan. 20 – Give Your Heart to Art, 6-10 p.m., Covington Center

Jan. 26 – Juried Student Show Opening Reception, 5–7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 – Juried Student Show, All-day, Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Jan. 31 through Feb. 19 – Graduate Art Student Association Show, 7:30-9:30 p.m., all-day, Gallery 205

The News Now

2016 Advocacy DayStudents to participate in Advocacy Day 2017
Dozens of students will travel to Richmond on Jan. 31 through Feb. 1 to participate in the annual Advocacy Day. Read more

Robert Trent teaching in PortugalRadford professor performs in Portugal
Robert Trent traveled to the birthplace of Portugal – Guimarães – to perform in a guitar festival inside the historic Castle of Guimarães. Read more

Appalachian Studies students give life to Clinch River stories
A group of students spent the fall semester assisting the Clinch River Valley Initiative to collect stories from people who live in towns along the river. Read more

Alumni NewsTimothy S. Jones '97, M.S. '04 has been appointed chief of the Roanoke Police Department. Jones served as acting chief of the department for four months prior to his appointment.

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Alumni Events

Jan. 28: NRV watch party for Men's Basketball
Feb. 15: Richmond Alumni Cooking Class: From Chrusties to Crostini's
Feb. 17: Alumni Winter Celebration

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Bowen Sheng '16 has the opportunity to pursue his dream of going to medical school and becoming a physician thanks to the Dr. Ann S. Ferren MCAT Preparation Scholarship.

While taking the MCAT, he felt confident in his knowledge. "I remember coming out to the waiting area at each break time absolutely beaming, with the feeling of succeeding at the previous sections carrying me through each subsequent section," said Sheng.

Sheng is very thankful to Ann Ferren for believing in Radford University students like him and providing the support they need to succeed.
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