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Radford University logo  Zack Ridgely was named Big South Pitcher of the Week and Jonathan Gonzalez was tabbed Big South Co-Player of the Week Jean Bliss with President Hemphill
Frank Beamer to serve as Radford University 2017 Spring Commencement Speaker Ridgely and Gonzalez earn Big South weekly honors Jean Bliss '45 reflects on her parents' support, Radford experience

Campus Events

March 29 Second Annual Monopoly Tournament
6 - 7:30 p.m., Kyle Hall, Room 340
March 30 Planetarium Show - "The Sky's the Limit"
4 - 5 p.m., Center for the Sciences Planetarium
March 31 Women's History Month Closing Reception with Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill
3 - 4 p.m., CHBS atrium
April 3 Registration for summer classes begins
Get ahead this summer!
April 11 Veterans Fair
1 - 4 p.m., Hurlburt Plaza

On Campus

John M. BrooksNew Associate VP for Human Resources announced
Radford University has named John M. Brooks Jr. as assistant vice president of Human Resources. Read more

Accounting certificate program begins in fall 2017
The university will begin offering an accounting certificate in the fall. Read more

Career Fair participantsEager-to-teach students flock to education career fair
Armed with smiles and resumes, students looking for pre-K-12 teaching opportunities packed Peters Hall for the Spring Education Career Fair. Read more

Radford SON joins regional substance abuse consortium for overdose emergency training
A REVIVE training session focused on how to save the life of the victim of an opioid overdose will be facilitated by the Radford School of Nursing and One Care of Southwest Virginia on April 1. Read more

Robyn ToranHonors Academy sophomore earns VCHC Emerging Scholar of the Year award
Robyn Toran has been named the 2016-17 Virginia's Collegiate Honors Council Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year. Read more

CVPA ambassadorsCVPA launches ambassador program
The College of Visual and Performing Arts launched an ambassador program aimed at increasing student involvement in on-campus events and recruiting efforts. Read more

WCHHS scholarship and service on display at annual symposium
Students and faculty from the Waldron College of Health and Human Services will gather for its fifth annual Interprofessional Symposium and Expo on April 11. Read more

Participants at the 2016 International BanquetISAC welcomes Radford community to festive evening of global culture
Sights, sounds and aromas of cultures from around the globe will fill Muse Banquet Hall when Radford's international community gathers for the 26th annual International Banquet. Read more

Greek Week begins April 9
The weeklong celebration includes the annual Greek Olympics and Philanthropy Carnival. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYNominate someone for the 2017 Keep'n It Green Award
The Keep'n It Green award is back for 2017. Read more

In Athletics

March 30
Men's Tennis vs. UC Riverside, 3 p.m.

March 31
Women's Track and Field Vertklasse Meeting (High Point, N.C.), all day
Women's Track and Field at Florida Relays (Gainesville, Florida), all day
Men's Tennis vs. Presbyterian, 2 p.m.
Baseball at Presbyterian, 3 p.m.

April 1
Women's Track and Field Vertklasse Meeting (High Point, N.C.), all day
Women's Track and Field at Florida Relays (Gainesville, Florida), all day
Women's Tennis vs. Presbyterian, 11 a.m.
Men's Tennis at Campbell, 1 p.m.
Baseball at Presbyterian, 2 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Longwood, 2 p.m.
Softball at Gardner-Webb (doubleheader), 2 and 4 p.m.

April 2
Baseball at Presbyterian, 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. UNC Greensboro, 1 p.m.
Softball at Gardner-Webb, 2 p.m.

April 3
Men's Golf at Coca-Cola Invitational (Spartanburg, S.C.), all day
Women's Golf at The 2017 Oyster Shuck Match Play (Charleston, S.C.), all day

April 4
Men's Golf at Coca-Cola Invitational (Spartanburg, S.C.), all day
Women's Golf at The 2017 Oyster Shuck Match Play (Charleston, S.C.), all day
Baseball at Liberty, 6 p.m.

April 5
Men's Tennis vs. James Madison, 3 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Gardner-Webb, 4 p.m.
Softball at East Carolina (doubleheader), 3 and 5 p.m.

April 7
Men's Tennis at Charlotte, 9 a.m.
Men's Tennis at Pfeiffer University, 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Liberty, 6:30 p.m.

April 8
Women's Lacrosse at Winthrop, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Charleston (doubleheader), 1 and 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Liberty, 4 p.m.

April 9
Men's Tennis vs. Liberty, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Longwood, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Liberty, 2 p.m.

April 11
Baseball vs. Virginia Tech, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

March 29 - April 5 – MFA Show, all-day, Radford University Art Museum Downtown

March 30 - April 1 – Dancing on the Edge, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

March 31 - April 2 – International Guitar Festival, all-day, Performance Hall in the Covington Center

March 31 – MFA Show Reception, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum Downtown

April 3 – Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg: Elusive Desires, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum in the Covington Center

April 3 – Favorite Songs and Arias from the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Eras, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 4 – April 13 – Student Jewelry/Metal Show, all-day, Gallery 205

April 5 – Radford University Opera Workshop Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 7 – April 16 – BFA Studio Show, all-day, Radford University Art Museum Downtown

April 7 – BFA Studio Show Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum Downtown

April 7 – Boston Brass, 7:30-9;30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

April 8 – Radford University Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

April 11, April 13 – 15 – The Importance of Being Ernest, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

April 14 – Curtain Up! The Importance of Being Ernest, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse


The News Now

Prem Uppuluri with General James ClapperProfessor joins former national intelligence director at technology summit
Associate Professor Prem Uppuluri presented and participated in a panel discussion on cybersecurity at the March 22 Making Connections conference. Read more

2017 SURF award recipients announced
Sixteen students have been named recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship awards for 2017. Read more

Virginia CyberCup participantsRU Cyber Defense Club earns second in statewide competition
Radford University's Cyber Defense Club earned second place at the inaugural Virginia Fusion Cyber Cup Competition. Read more

STEL program gives math teachers opportunity to study with NASA scientists
For the past eight years, Radford University's M.S. in Education: Math Education Content Area Studies program has offered the NASA Institute for High School Mathematics. Read more

Jessica Mundy and Matti HamedStudents present research at international higher ed conference
Radford University students Jessica Mundy and Matti Hamed, along with Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Joseph Wirgau, recently presented at the ninth annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Read more

Saigon Guitar QuartetInternational guitar festival makes its way to Radford
The 16th annual festival is scheduled for March 31-April 2. Read more

Geology students to present at Geological Society of America conference
The GSA Southeastern Section Meeting is scheduled for March 30-31 in Richmond. Read more

Sarah HastingsFormer Psy.D. student, professor among those published
Professor of Psychology Sarah Hastings urges students to think about where they want to be - including desired career and locality - five years to a decade down the line. Read more

DPT conference participantsDPT faculty and students join colleagues for national conference
Seven faculty of the Radford University Doctor of Physical Therapy program and 10 doctoral students joined more than 14,000 colleagues at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sessions Meeting. Read more

Jolanta Wawrzycka with conference attendeesEnglish professor, students travel to international conference
A graduate and undergraduate student journeyed to Rome, where they presented papers at the 10th annual James Joyce Italian Foundation Graduate Conference. Read more

Alumni News

Jason Patten '12 is now a senior accountant at Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C., a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based accounting firm.

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Alumni Events

March 30: Radford University Alumni Networking in New York
April 6: Radford University Black Alumni Networking Group Mentoring Outreach & Presentation
April 8: Sigma Epsilon Day of Work

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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