May 1, 2017
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Radford University celebrates historic announcement and names the Artis College of Science and Technology

Nancy E. Artis '73 and H. Pat Artis, Ph.D. with President Hemphill

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Alumni News

Student Engagement Forum Abby Morrow Emma Violand-Sánchez
Student research showcased at Student Engagement Forum Abby Morrow Collects third Big South honor of season Political knowledge and skills led Craig Herndon to Richmond to fight on behalf of Virginia's college students

Campus Events

May 1 - 4 Spring Exams
May 4 - 5 Board of Visitors Meeting
May 5 - 6 Spring Commencement
May 15 Maymester begins
May 15 Summer I begins
May 15 Summer III begins

On Campus

Take Back the Night RallyRally raises awareness of campus sexual assault
Hundreds of Highlanders charged across campus on April 12 during Radford University's Take Back the Night Rally. Read more

Participants at the 2016 International BanquetBanquet and recognition mark Radford international community's Class of 2017
The international community at Radford University celebrated its Class of 2017 with regalia and a banquet. Read more

Jeffrety BurkettUSA Today advertising VP serves as COBE executive in residence
COBE alumnus Jeffrey Burkett '93 served as the college's executive in residence for a day, speaking with students and faculty about his role as an advertising executive. Read more

David Kelley speaking at COBEAtlas Society founder speaks at COBE, BB&T lecture series
Atlas Society founder and chief intellectual officer David Kelley delivered the keynote address April 18 at the COBE BB&T Global Capitalism Lecture Series Luncheon. Read more

Firefighters prepare to enter the burn truckArson investigation exercise lights up Radford
Criminal justice students at Radford took part in a unique arson investigation exercise, in which students entered the aftermath of a raging fire donning. Read more

Makers, CVPA ambassadors create recycled dress
CVPA student ambassadors and members of the Makers living-learning community collaborated to bring a unique dress to life, made from only natural or recycled materials. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYKeepin' It Green Award winners announced
Radford University honored three individuals for their commitment to campus sustainability April 21 with the Keep'n It Green award. Read more

In Athletics

May 5
Baseball at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

May 6
Baseball at UNC Asheville (doubleheader), 2 and 5 p.m.
Softball vs. Winthrop, 6 p.m.

May 7
Softball vs. Winthrop (doubleheader), 1 and 3 p.m.

May 9
Baseball at ETSU, 6:30 p.m.

May 10
Women's Track and Field at Big South Outdoor Championships (Charleston, S.C.), all day
Baseball vs. Wake Forest, 6 p.m.

May 10-13
Softball at Big South Tournament (Farmville, Va.), TBA

May 11
Women's Track and Field at Big South Outdoor Championships (Charleston, S.C.), all day

May 12
Women's Track and Field at Big South Outdoor Championships (Charleston, S.C.), all day
Baseball vs. High Point, 6:30 p.m.

May 13
Baseball vs. High Point, 4 p.m.

May 14
Baseball vs. High Point, 2 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The News Now

Presidential Service Award winners Donna Alley and David Horton with President Brian O. Hemphill (center).College of Science and Technology honors Dean's Scholars
Nine outstanding College of Science and Technology students were honored on April 22 at the Dean's Scholars Ceremony. Read more

President HemphillSchool of Communication honors students, faculty
The School of Communication honored students during its annual awards ceremony. Read more

Radford Rugby club members at SeluRugby service project revitalizes team and historic Selu cemetery
This semester, the 30-man-strong team has been helping preserve a historic family cemetery at Selu Conservancy. Read more

Students participate in prescribed burn at Selu
Students in professor Karen Powers Fire Ecology course participated in a prescribed burn at Selu Conservancy. Read more

Erik Miller with Jeff PittgesInformation Science student finds new path at Radford
Senior Erik Miller will graduate this spring with a second degree and a new calling in the Information Science career field. Read more

Regional interprofessional conference to address substance use challenges
Dr. Jack Barber, director of the Virginia Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, will keynote the conference. Read more

Maymester course can open healing and wellness vistas to Radford community
For members of the Radford community, a unique Maymester 2017 course can provide valuable insight into a wide range of emerging healing therapies. Read more

Alumni News

Daniel Thoms '83 has been hired as Chief Revenue Officer of ACES Risk Management, a provider of financial quality control and compliance software based out of Pompano Beach, Florida.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

May 6: Spring Commencement
May 13: Family Night at the Baseball Stadium

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

Hattie Strong scholarship recipientsEducation 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

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Come home to your #Radfordfamily for Homecoming 2017. Mark your calendar for October 6 – 8, 2017 and visit for more information.

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