July 21, 2017
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Radford University lands in top 10 of Virginia universities in MONEY ranking Rolando Vargos tabbed new men's tennis coach "I teach and train people how to believe in themselves." — Pam Cowan Sowder '79, Chief Networking Officer for It Works!©

Campus Events

July 30 Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story
Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast, 4-9 p.m.
Aug. 21 Institutional Effectiveness Day, "Student Learning Is Our Business"
Kyle Hall Multipurpose Room, 8 a.m.
Aug. 24 Faculty Convocation
Bondurant Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 24-25 New Student move in
Aug. 27 Freshman Convocation
Aug. 28 First day of classes

On Campus

Seniors win first place in competition
A final project for three Department of Design students at Radford University provided clarity for their educational experience, where the students took home the top prize for a group project. Read more

Michael Harris
Economics major ranks among the top in Phi Beta Lambda national competition
Michael Harris placed in the top 10 among competitors at a Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference competition in Anaheim, California. Read more

CEHD hosting RU World Ready? Global Education Conference 2017
Andrew J. Morikawa, a leader in community-building and engagement, will serve as keynote speaker at CEHD's second annual Global Education Conference. Read more

Admissions moves to Russell Hall
Radford University's Office of Admissions has moved to the first floor of Russell Hall. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYEliminating E-waste
Toxic pollution created by discarded cellphones, televisions, ink cartridges and batteries can cause harm to people and the environment. However, there are things we can do as consumers and citizens to address the problem. Read more

City Happenings

NRV Shipping! Is now open at 1804 E. Main St., Radford

July 22: Radford Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 22: Pantry Fest 2017: Benefit for Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread & Meals on Wheels, noon to 6 p.m.
July 30: Mary Draper Ingles Outdoor Drama Series, 4 p.m.
Aug. 4-5: Steppin' Out music and arts festival, downtown Blacksburg


The News Now

Two ACSAT departments awarded Council on Undergraduate Research consultants, funding
The consultation is part of CUR's Transformations Project, aimed at enhancing undergraduate research curricula. Read more

Federal grant to boost rural health care with opportunities for advanced practice nurses from Radford
The Waldron College of Health and Human Services and the School of Nursing have been awarded a two-year, $1 million Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Read more

map showing the solar eclipse path across the United StatesRadford University team prepares for August's total solar eclipse
Radford University solar physicist Mike Freed will lead a group of students to Nashville to witness the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Read more

With Good Reason logoSocial Work professor speaks about his research into school mass shootings on public radio program
Philip Mongan was a guest recently on the With Reason public radio program, "Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings." Read more

Alumni News

Robert Barrett '07 was chosen as one of the Bosch Foundation Fellows of young American professionals. He is participating in an intensive yearlong professional fellowship program in Germany that concentrates on business, economics, journalism, law and public affairs. Barrett was previously an in-house counsel for Advance Auto.

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Alumni Events

Aug. 8: Black Alumni Golf Outing
Aug. 12: Radford University Day at Nationals Park
Aug. 13: Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival

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Come home to your #Radfordfamily for Homecoming 2017. Mark your calendar for Oct. 6-8, 2017 and visit www.radford.edu/homecoming for more information.

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