May 3, 2016

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President Kyle honored at building dedication, luncheon

Kyle Hall Dedication

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Employee Service Awards Ryan Meisinger Phil Martin
Radford University honors employees at 2016 service awards A conversation with Ryan Meisinger "The size of Radford's campus is what drew me in as I knew I would feel comfortable and could excel," said Phil Martin '08

Campus Events

May 5-6 Board of Visitors meeting
May 6-7 Spring Commencement
May 16 Summer I, Summer II, Maymester begin

On Campus

Open HouseOpen House and reception honors President Kyle
The Radford University community gathered to recognize President Penelope W. Kyle at an open house and reception. Read more

Dean's ScholarsDean's Scholars recognized at awards ceremony
Family, friends and faculty celebrated 12 outstanding seniors at the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Scholars Award Ceremony. Read more

Annual R.E.D. awards applaud diversity efforts
Students, faculty and staff were honored at the Recognizing Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony. Read more

student leadersStudent Activities staff award standout students
Students who have gone above and beyond in their service to Radford University were honored at the 2016 Student Awards Ceremony and Reception. Read more

BB&T luncheonGreeks rewarded at annual ceremony
The Greek Life Awards program was held April 26. Read more

BB&T luncheonVirginia Chamber of Commerce president speaks at COBE BB&T luncheon
Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, delivered the keynote address at COBE BB&T Global Capitalism Lecture Series Luncheon. Read more

BGS inductionCOBE honors students with BGS induction
COBE inducted 21 new student members into Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Read more

COBE honorsCOBE honors and celebrates its extraordinary students
The College of Business and Economics celebrated the remarkable achievements of its students with a ceremony. Read more

international dinnerInternational community celebrates milestone
Hundreds of students and alumni attended the 25th annual International Banquet. Read more

COMS weekCarnival brings successful Communication Week to a close
Communication Week reached new heights when faculty, students and friends came together to enjoy a fun-filled evening at the "Game of COMS" carnival. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYGreen Picnic Guide
Gearing up for a summer picnic? Here are some earth-friendly ideas to help keep your outdoor gatherings fun, simple and green. Read more

In Athletics

May 6
Softball at Campbell, 6 p.m.
Baseball at High Point, 7 p.m.

May 7
Softball at Campbell (double header), 1 and 3 p.m.
Baseball at High Point, 5 p.m.

May 8
Baseball at High Point, 1 p.m.

May 10-12
Women's Track and Field at Big South Championships (Lynchburg, Va.), TBA

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Hattie Strong scholarshipEducation students awarded Hattie Strong scholarships
Six students in the College of Education and Human Development's teacher preparation program have each been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation. Read more

Radford University thanks its donors
The university welcomed more than 150 of its most generous supporters to a stewardship event hosted by the Radford University Foundation. Read more

Special dinner held for out-of-state students
President Penelope W. Kyle hosted on April 14 a special dinner for Radford University's out-of-state students. Read more

Student Leaders DinnerPresident Kyle hosts Student Leaders Dinner
More than 50 students gathered at the Governor Tyler House on April 13 for the spring Student Leaders Dinner. Read more

Lambda Alpha EpsilonCriminal Justice fraternity chapter raises funds for local K-9 unit
Lambda Alpha Epsilon's Chi Nu chapter of Radford University raised funds for the Radford City Police Department's K-9 unit. Read more

Peer Health EducatorsPeer Health Educators recognized at spring conference
The student educators received the Outstanding Peer Group award at the NASPA BACCHUS Initiative Region 3 Spring Conference. Read more

PlanetariumPlanetarium and Museum of Earth Sciences offer sneak previews
At its Science Exploration day, the Radford University Center for the Sciences opened its doors and members of its faculty celebrated the joys and fun of science and technology. Read more

Olivia ThompsonOlivia Thompson, first student to join SCI, to graduate in spring
Olivia Thompson will graduate this spring with a double major in psychology and sociology and an extensive portfolio of original research. Read more

Students light up the silver screen at film festival
Aspiring student filmmakers and actors tuned in to watch their very own short films on screen at the 2016 Radford Film Challenge Festival. Read more

Alumni NewsStephen Cassaday '76 president and CEO of Cassaday & Company, has been recognized by Barron's on their list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors in the nation, as well as the No. 1 Financial Advisor in the state of Virginia for 2016. Cassaday founded Cassaday & Company in 1993 as an independent investment advisory and financial planning firm located in McLean, Virginia.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

May 7: University Row at Virginia Gold Cup
May 11: Political Science and Criminal Justice Student and Alumni Networking Reception

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
More than $32,000 was recently raised for the Radford University Presidential Scholarship Fund in honor of President Penelope Kyle. The Presidential Scholarship is named in honor of all presidents of Radford University and their commitment to excellence in higher education and serving students. The Presidential Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen who have excelled during their high school career.
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Fall Homecoming 2016 is scheduled for October 14-16. Stay connected on and the Office of Alumni Relations Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

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