March 7, 2014
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2014 McGlothlin Travel Grant recipients announced

Editor's note: RU Connected will resume publishing on March 20, 2014, following spring break.

McGlothlin Travel award recipients


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Alumni News

blue ridge science fair Eddie Butler Stephan Cassaday
College of Science and Technology to host regional science fair March 7 and 8 Baseball alumnus named a major league 'potential ace' Stephan Q. Cassaday '76 named Virginia's #1 financial advisor

Campus Events

March 7 Transfer Open House
All day
March 8 - 16 Spring break

On Campus

Can't choose a major? Pre-major Advising Center has you covered
RU's Pre-major Advising Center and the Office of Career Services are offering two "What Can I Do with a Major In _________?" workshops for students who may be having difficulty choosing a career path or major. Read more

career fairEager-to-teach students flock to Spring Education Career Fair
RU Career Services hosted its annual Education Career Fair on Friday with more than 300 students attending to learn more about career opportunities in PK-12 education Read more

Butch DooleyTreasures of Carmel Church excavation highlights the March Museum of the Earth Sciences lecture
Scientific interpretation of the story told by just a few bone fragments was the subject of the March Museum of the Earth Sciences Lecture by Dr. Butch Dooley, paleontology curator of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, on March 4, in the Hurlburt Auditorium. Read more

Nara CavalcantiGraduate student of the month, Nara Cavalcanti
This month, the spotlight is on Nara Cavalcanti, in her second year in the Corporate and Professional Communication program. Read her Q&A online.


RU SustainABILITYHere's a tip:

If you want your residence hall to win the Highlander Cup Competition, consider this helpful pointer from RU Sustainability: While brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the water. Reducing water usage could win your residence hall a bottle-filling station or custom recycling bin during the Highlander Cup Competition. Find more tips on the RU Sustainability Facebook page.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Tuesday-Sunday, March 4-9
Men's and Women's Basketball at Big South Conference Tournament at Conway, S.C.

Friday, March 7
Women's Tennis at Coastal Carolina, 11 a.m.
Baseball vs. Bryant, 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 8
Softball at Elon (doubleheader), 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.
Softball at Elon (doubleheader), 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Bryant, 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 9
Softball at Elon, 2 p.m.
Men's Tennis at UC Santa Barbara, 1 p.m. PT
Baseball vs. Bryant, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 10
Women's Tennis vs. Robert Morris at Orlando, Fla., TBA

Monday-Tuesday, March 10-11
Men's Golf at Bash at the Beach, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., all day

Tuesday, March 11
Men's Tennis at Cal Poly, 11 a.m. Pacific
Baseball at William & Mary, 4 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:

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

Through March 28 - Beyond the Tartan: Carrie Metheny, Gallery 205

March 6 – RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 17 – "Almost Spring" Faculty Recital – Nitza Kats, piano, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Stuart DiamondSpring 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow comes to RU
Stuart Diamond, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will be in residency at RU from March 17 – 21. Read more

Health fairRU Students host Community Health Fair
Nursing, dietetics and physical therapy students practiced skills and did research as part of the 3rd Annual New River Valley Health and Wellness Fair at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Read more

RU contingent to present at statewide communication sciences convention
RU faculty and students will make a series of presentations at the upcoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) conference in Williamsburg. Read more

Lickety BritchesGraphic Design students take home advertising awards
Several students from the Department of Art took home American Advertising Awards last weekend, including a special award for judges choice. Read more

Alumni News

Bill GarneBill Garne '85 and his wife Lilo Navales, founded Leather Goods of Spain in 1997. Read more

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Alumni Events

March 8 - RU CAPS Night at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
March 13 - Atlanta Highlander Hour
April 4-6 - Tri Sigma celebrates chapter Alpha Theta's 85th Anniversary
May 2 – RU Sunset Social, Virginia Beach
May 3 – Virginia Gold Cup, The Plains, Va.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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