May 15, 2015
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Radford University Logo Stephen Hudgens Marty Smith
The Radford University Board of Visitors held its quarterly meeting May 7-8 Radford baseball nationally ranked ESPN commentator Marty Smith '98 delivers memorable commencement address

Campus Events

May 18 Maymester begins
May 18 Summer I begins

On Campus

Student leaders at the Governor Tyler HousePresident Kyle hosts student leaders at Governor Tyler House
More than 90 students were recognized for their contributions to Radford University's clubs and organizations during the Student Leaders Reception on April 21. Read more

CHBS honors outstanding graduate students in inaugural ceremony
Graduate students and their faculty mentors gathered for the inaugural CHBS Graduate Student Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Luncheon April 23 in the Muse Banquet Hall. Read more

COBE outstanding studentsCOBE celebrates its outstanding students and faculty
The College of Business and Economics celebrated the extraordinary achievements of its students April 22 with back-to-back ceremonies in the COBE Building. Read more

greek lifePhilanthropy shines at Greek Life Awards
The annual ceremony recognizing Radford University's more than 20 general sororities and fraternities was held April 28. Read more

bike blenderCampus celebrates Earth Week
Radford University honored Mother Nature with a variety of events during Earth Week. Read more

RU police car with domestic violence messageRUPD patrol car displays important message
A Radford University Police Department vehicle is now decorated in support of sexual assault awareness. Read more

RU team set to plunge into the jungle for research
Caitlin Annear will cap her college career with a flourish, and perhaps a few insect bites. Read more

Cheryl JohnsonGraduate student of the Month: Cheryl Johnson
May's Graduate Student of the Month is Cheryl Johnson, a Master of Arts candidate in Radford University's Criminal Justice Department. Read her Q&A online.


RU SustainABILITYVirginia Recycling Association touts RU program
The Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) has given Radford University its Outstanding University Program award for 2015. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in Radford University Athletics:

Through May 16
Women's Track and Field at Big South Outdoor Championships (High Point, N.C.) All day

May 15
Baseball at UNC Asheville, 3 p.m.

May 16
Baseball at UNC Asheville, 1 p.m.

May 19-23
Baseball at Big South Tournament (Boiling Springs, N.C.), TBA

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

stephen hudgensHudgens honored with prestigious Christenberry Award
Stephen Hudgens of the Radford men's soccer team has been honored with the Big South's Christenberry Award for academic excellence. The award is given to the male and female student-athletes who attain the highest GPA during their college careers. Read more

Board of Visitors announces formation of the Radford University Presidential Search Committee
Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) Rector Mike Wray announced the appointment of the Presidential Search Committee to select the university's next president. Read more

ROTC commissioningRadford ROTC commissions 11 officers
Radford University's Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) commissioned 11 officers Friday in a ceremony in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Read more

School of Nursing pinning ceremonyTwo ceremonies launch RU graduates on health care careers
As part of the 2015 Spring Commencement weekend, Radford University graduates who will enter the health care fields were awarded the symbols of their readiness Friday at a pair of events. Read more

Muliticultural commencement eventMulticultural Congratulatory Ceremony held as part of commencement
Some of Radford University's graduating students joined together in celebration at the 2015 Multicultural Congratulatory Ceremony on May 8. Read more

Winesett Award WinnersWinesett Awards for Library Research announced
The annual awards honor students who have gone above and beyond in research efforts with cash prizes made possible by the Hazel Grove Winesett Endowment. Read more

Undergraduate research meets show biz at SCORE film festival
The inaugural Scholarly Outreach and Research Engagement (SC.O.R.E.) Film Festival brought the campus' scientific research initiatives to the big screen April 25 at the Radford Theatre. Read more

Psy.D students organize to help feed children over the summer
School's Out Lunch Delivery (SOLD) was started six years ago by Psy.D. students. It provides food over the summer to eligible children in the City of Radford who normally qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year. Read more

Model UN cleans up at regional conference
Radford Model UN students walked away with awards and recognition from their peers at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 9-11. Read more

Alumni NewsAltibase, the world's most trusted in-memory DBMS, appoints Kevin Zackman '81 as its new CSO.

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Alumni Events

May 23 - Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, Floyd, Virginia

May 28 - Radford University Alumni Golf Outing

June 13 - Radford University Night at the Diamond

Aug. 8 - Radford University Day at the Nationals Park

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
BAE recently gave $12,000 to support the Radford University College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge Program. The funds will support a curriculum track and scholarships for students to attend the program. Learn more about the Summer Bridge Program.
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