March 7, 2015
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RU celebrates diversity at Diversity Program and Reception

Editor's note: RU Connected will resume publishing on March 19, 2015, following spring break.
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Alumni News

McGlotlhlin Becky Mantel and Abby Morrow Samantha Nelson '96
McGlothlin Award Ceremony highlights RU students broadening their educational horizons internationally Mantel, Morrow named Big South Softball Players Of The Week Samantha Hoey Nelson '96 says that her experience at Radford University has helped to shape the person that she is today

Campus Events

Mar. 7 - 15 Spring Break
Mar. 18 Dine on Diversity
Noon - 1 p.m., Tyler Hall, Lower Level
Mar. 18 Exploring Jefferson's Ideals: Educating Servant Leaders
7 - 9 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

On Campus

Give your Heart to ARtArt Society brings Gond art to campus
The RU Art Society's annual Give Your Heart to Art fundraiser event provided a sneak peak of the upcoming Gond art exhibit. Read more

Career FairOne step closer to becoming a teacher
RU Career Center's education fair gave students a chance to meet, network and potentially interview with professionals from many Virginia school districts. Read more

GenerationsGrowing through the generations
The annual Women's History Month celebration at RU kicked off March 2 with the Circle of Life Intergenerational Dialogue. Read more

Crystal HankGraduate Student of the Month: Crystal Hank
Crystal Hank is a first-year student in the PsyD program in the Department of Psychology . Read her Q&A online.


RU SustainABILITYThe value in being green
Radford University has been named one of the "30 Best Value Green Colleges" in the United States by Best Value Schools. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

March 8
Softball vs. Tennessee Tech (at Johnson City, Tenn.), 11 a.m.
Men's Tennis at Howard, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Winthrop, 1 p.m.
Softball at East Tennessee State (at Johnson City, Tenn.), 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. College of Charleston, 1 p.m.

March 9
Men's Tennis at Navy, 6 p.m.

March 9-10
Men's Golf at Bash at the Beach (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.), all day

March 10
Women's Tennis vs. Bryant (at Orlando, Fla.), TBA
Baseball vs. Youngstown State, 4 p.m.

March 10-11
Women's Golf at Seminole State Invitational (Lake Mary, Fla.), all day

March 11
Men's Tennis at Monmouth, 6 p.m.
Softball at Appalachian State (doudbleheader), 1 and 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Youngstown State, 4 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

March 17 – Student Photography Show Reception, 5 p.m., Gallery 205

March 17 – 27 - Design Department Senior Exhibition, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

Through March 28 – 2015 Juried Student Show, RU Art Museum at the Bondurant Center for the Arts


The News Now

Laura LaRueRU nursing professor earns prestigious professional accolade
Assistant Professor of Nursing Laura LaRue has been awarded the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP) Education Award for outstanding contributions to nurse practitioners in the area of education and patient care. Read more

Office of Undergraduate Research logoMarch is the Month for Undergraduate Research
Student groups from across campus are using OURS grants to bring their research to the academic community. Through March, OURS grant recipients will travel to conferences and symposia to present their work. Read more

Cliff and Donna BoydRUFSI co-directors take lead to shift perception of forensic anthropology from applied to real science
To define and demystify the theory underpinning forensic anthropology, Radford University's Cliff and Donna Boyd co-moderated a wide-ranging session at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the leading national forensic science professional society. Read more

Polar Plunge participantsHighlanders make a splash for Special Olympics
Radford University students joined hundreds of participants at the Highlander Polar Plunge on Feb. 28. The cold dip in the New River at Bisset Park is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics. Read more

Alumni NewsThe Washington Business Journal honored 25 local minority business leaders across all industry sectors, including Marquett Smith '85, the regional president of Washington/Baltimore/Virginia markets of Verizon Wireless.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

March 20 - SGA 100th Anniversary Dinner
April 14 - Radford Baseball vs. UVA
Apr. 21 - Radford Baseball vs. Virginia Tech

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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