March 7, 2016
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Radford University men's baseball Apryl Alexander
Congressman joins RU nursing students for leadership class lecture Ridgely wins first Big South Pitcher of the Week award "When someone hears that I went to Radford University, they know there is no question about the quality of my education," said Dr. Apryl Alexander M.S. '07

Campus Events

March 5-13 Spring Break
March 18 Education Career Fair
1:30 - 5 p.m., Peters Hall Gym
March 19 Polar Plunge
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dudley's Landing at Bisset Park

On Campus

STEM career fairRadford STEM students get head start on career planning
Almost 200 Radford students visited company booths that filled the main floor of the new Center for the Sciences for the STEM Career and Internship Fair. Read more

protocol dinnerProtocol Dinner teaches proper dining etiquette
Hundreds of students received a crash course on how to dine in a professional environment. Read more

Korean nursing studentsKorean exchange students wrap up whirlwind campus experience
Four Korean nursing students who spent two weeks with their Radford colleagues bid a fond and reflective farewell. Read more

Chinese New Year Celebration is a festive annual campus event
The year of the monkey was celebrated at Radford with the annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Read more

bitcoinWill Bitcoin survive?
Monetary economics expert William Luther will speak about Bitcoin's prospects at COBE's "Economics is Everywhere" lecture series in March. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYTake a bike
Biking can help get you in shape for spring and summer, but it can also get you closer to your community and protect the environment. You can travel thousands of miles by bicycle without creating air pollution. Here are some tips to get you cycling. Read more

In Athletics

March 8
Baseball at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. (CT)
Men's Golf at Bash at the Beach (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.), all day
Women's Lacrosse at Stetson, 7 p.m.

March 9
Softball at Norfolk State (doubleheader) 1 and 3 p.m.
Baseball at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. (CT)

March 10
Men's Tennis vs. Troy (at Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.), 11 a.m.

March 11
Men's Tennis at West Florida, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Presbyterian at Big South Tournament quarterfinals (Asheville, N.C.), 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. Kent State, 4 p.m.

March 12
Women's Tennis at Presbyterian, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Kent State, 2 p.m.
Softball at Western Carolina (doubleheader) 2 and 4 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Big South Tournament semifinals (Asheville, N.C.), TBA

March 13
Men's Tennis vs. Eastern Kentucky (at Pensacola, Fla.), 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. Kent State, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis at Gardner-Webb, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Big South Tournament championship (Asheville, N.C.), TBA

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

March 14-18 – Student Photography Show, Gallery 205

March 15–26 – Department of Design Senior Exhibition, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

March 15 – Faculty Recital: Youngmi Kim, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 16 – Paradigm Shift, 7:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre

March 19 – Department of Design Senior Exhibition Reception, 1 p.m., Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

March 19 – Fashion Fete, 7:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

The News Now

summer bridgeCSAT announces summer science and technology fun
Registration is underway for summer programs hosted by the College of Science and Technology (CSAT): Summer Bridge and Camp Invention. Read more

Techno promUniversity partners with local school on high-tech prom project
Local middle school students had the chance to learn from RU's professional designers, scientists and programmers while talking with RU students about their classes, majors and projects. Read more

IECESDESMOUFrench school becomes Radford's newest exchange partner
Radford University and the ESDES School of Business and Management signed an exchange agreement that will enable Radford students to study at the prestigious business school in France. Read more

NRV health fairHealth fair showcases Radford's nursing elite
RU nursing students from Emeritus Nursing Professor Maggie Bassett's Community Health class embraced their role as educators at the New River Valley Health and Wellness Fair. Read more

Terry SmithUniting teachers through global resources
As a National Geographic educator, STEL Assistant Professor Terry Smith is helping K-12 teachers bring the world's resources into their classrooms. Read more

Jim FoxMusic business CEO to visit campus
Jim Fox, CEO of Lion and Fox recording studios, will share his insights on multi-media production, starting a business and building a customer base during a SCI event collaboration. Read more

Alumni NewsJason Rigoli '93 has been hired as a partner by Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense and government focused investment firm. Rigoli most recently worked as a principal at LLR Partners, where he led the Washington, D.C. office.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

April 16-17: International Student Reunion
May 7: University Row at Virginia Gold Cup

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
This semester we will kick off our first annual March Fund Madness challenge! This is a three-round competition to see which of the six colleges on our campus can raise the most funds over a three week period. The funds you help raise will benefit your college and its programs!

Beginning March 21, you will have the opportunity to help your college excel beyond all others by showing your support!
Stay Connected

Save the date for Homecoming 2016 scheduled for Oct. 14-16! Stay tuned to the Office of Alumni Relations Facebook page for the latest developments regarding schedule, lodging and registration!

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