May 16, 2014
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RU Board of Visitors awards tenure to faculty members Quintet of Highlanders makes men's tennis all-decade team Paul Noland '81 is the CEO at International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

Campus Events

May 19 Maymester begins
May 19 Summer Session I begins
May 19 Summer Session III begins
May 20-
July 31
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Art Museum at the Covington Center
June 30 Summer Session II begins

On Campus

Members of the Grimes family at Spring CommencementA Radford University family completes their Legacy
John Grimes, the youngest in a family of Radford graduates, received his diploma during the 2014 Spring Commencement ceremonies. WDBJ7 News in Roanoke was on hand to help celebrate the event and tell the story of his extraordinary Radford family. Read more

2013 camp invention volcanoRU to host Camp Invention June 23-27
Now in its fifth year, RU's College of Science and Technology will host the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program on June 23-27 for children entering grades one through six. For more information and registration, visit their website.

College of Education and Human Development recognizes top students
RU's College of Education and Human Development recognized and honored many of its students during the college's sixth annual awards ceremony on May 9 in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium. Read more


RU SustainABILITYRU students give
before they go

As RU students moved out of residence halls last week, they donated more than five tons of personal items to charity. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Saturday, May 17
Baseball vs. Liberty, 2 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, May 20-24
Baseball at Big South Conference Tournament (at Rock Hill, S.C.), TBA

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Board of Visitors approves 4.28% Tuition and Fees Increase for Academic Year 2014-15

During its May 9 quarterly meeting on campus, the RU Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year. Read more

Doctor of Physcial Therapy graduatesWhite Coat Ceremony marks inaugural graduation by RU DPT students
RU's wardrobe of academic regalia added a new item – a white coat – as 11 Doctor of Physical Therapy students were honored at the inaugural White Coat and Pinning ceremony in Heth Hall. Read more

National Science Foundation research team from RURU students present award-winning research at national science festival in D.C.
At the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., the award-winning RU interdisciplinary team of science students presented their work on a sustainable water purification project during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and Planet Sustainable Design session. Read more

Alumni News

Sally Drescher ReevesSally Drescher Reeve '86 hosted nearly 70 RU alumni at her Baja Restaurant in Virginia Beach this month. Alumni networked and learned about RU volunteering opportunities. Visit Alumni Relations on Facebook for photos.

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Alumni Events

June 12 - RU Highlander Hour at the 1757 Golf Club
June 19 - Charlotte Highlander Hour
Aug. 2 - RU Day at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
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Stay Connected

2014 Fall Homecoming is scheduled for October 10 – 12. RU has many milestones to celebrate including Student Government Association's 100th anniversary and the 85th anniversary of Greek Life on campus. Plan to come back to campus for Homecoming and celebrate with us!

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