May 30, 2014
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Study Abroad RU Baseball Bill Lavinder
RU joins effort to double number of students who study abroad Highlanders baseball players receive Big South honors Bill Lavinder '93 says that people are ultimately the key to a successful business

On Campus

RU Board of Visitors awards tenure to faculty members
At its May 8-9 meeting, the Radford University Board of Visitors approved tenure for 15 faculty members, effective with the start of the 2014-15 academic year. Read more

International Banquet brings global flavor to RU
The annual International Banquet at RU brings together international students, study abroad students and American students to celebrate their cultures through food, performances and presentations. Read more

Tong Hsin MinCOBE announces Outstanding Faculty Award winner
Retiring Marketing Professor Hsin-Min (Carl) Tong is the recipient of the College of Business and Economics Outstanding Faculty Award for 2014. Read more

Parvender Sethi Sojourn to technological innovator engages RU geology professor
For Parvinder Sethi, applying emergent technology to the educational process is as much a joy as teaching geology. Read more

Lynn ZochLynn Zoch wins further acclaim

For the second time this year, School of Communication Director Lynn M. Zoch had an article about the relationship between PR and news gathering gain national acclaim. Read more

Open source physical therapy journal housed and edited at RU to premiere soon
A new open source journal, The Journal of Physical Therapy Practice (JPTP), is currently in production and will premiere in June. Read more


RU SustainABILITYAnnual Keepin' It Green Award winner announced

RU Recycling Coordinator Pavan Muddanna was named the 2014 Keep'n It Green Award winner by the Radford University Staff Senate at its annual picnic on May 14. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday-Saturday, May 30-31
Track and Field at NCAA East Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.), all day

Wednesday-Saturday, June 11-14
Track and Field at NCAA Outdoor Championships (at Eugene, Oregon), all day

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Dan MetzRU Biology major embarks on ESA Fellowship and exciting research opportunity
Truly passionate about parasite biology, Radford University senior Dan Metz will leave on May 30 to pursue his unique passion for inquiry and understanding in a completely new environment. Read more

Kasey CampbellMay graduate gives back to the NRV community

Recent graduate Kasey Campbell was awarded a grant to complete a community outreach project at the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. Read more

Alumni News

Slash ColemanSlash Coleman's memoir Bohemian Love Diaries is nominated by the Library of Virginia for the 2014 People's Choice Award for best non-fiction book by a Virginia writer. The winner of the award will be determined by the public's votes on the People's Choice Award website.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

June 12 - RU Highlander Hour at the 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, Va.
June 19 - Charlotte Highlander Hour
August 2 - Radford University Day at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Selu Conservancy is Radford's link to the natural world. Join us in celebrating the conservancy's 25th anniversary and ensuring its future by donating to the Selu Endowment Fund. Donors who contribute $100 or more by August 30, 2014, will be named Friends of Selu and receive an invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration scheduled for October 19, 2014.
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