May 19, 2017
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George Harvey, Sr. receives honorary degree during Spring 2017 Commencement  Naihla Rose-Delia throwing the shot put Eric Ayala
Community leader George M. Harvey Sr. awarded honorary degree Track and Field collects Big South honors "The entire Radford University economics department gave me a passion for business and economics," says Eric Ayala '93

Campus Events

May 29 Memorial Day, no classes
June 1 Quest presentation for faculty/staff
2 p.m., Hurlburt auditorium
June 8 Transfer Quest
June 9 Transfer Quest
June 12-13 Quest
June 15-16 Quest
June 19 Quest Express
June 20 Quest Express
June 22 Transfer Quest
June 23 Transfer Quest
June 26-27 Quest
June 29-30 Quest

On Campus

DPT Chair Kristen Jagger presenting the white coatWaldron College graduates to step into professional world
Two ceremonies were stepping-off points for the graduates of Waldron College of Health and Human Services to begin their health care professions. Read more

OSA winnersStudents recognized for campuswide accomplishments
Dozens of Radford University students were honored at the April 28 Student Awards Ceremony. Read more

CHBS graduate awards recipientsOutstanding graduate students honored by CHBS
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences at Radford University honored outstanding graduate students on April 28 in an intimate ceremony. Read more

COBE studentsCOBE honors and celebrates its extraordinary students
The College of Business and Economics celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of its students with a ceremony April 25. Read more

COBE honors students with BGS induction
Radford University's College of Business and Economics inducted 23 new student members into Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in an April 25 ceremony. Read more

2017 Winesett Awards winnersWinesett Awards for Library Research winners honored
The 2017 winners of the Winesett Awards for Library Research were announced and honored in McConnell Library on April 28. Read more

Greeks awarded at April 25 ceremony
Members of Radford University's Greek Life community were awarded on April 25 for their academic, athletic and philanthropic accomplishments during the 2016-17 academic year. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYKeep your picnics green this summer
If you're planning a summer picnic or outdoor gathering soon, consider these simple earth-friendly tips from

In Athletics

May 19
Baseball vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m.

May 20
Baseball vs. Winthrop, 2 p.m.

May 23-27
Baseball at Big South Tournament (Lexington, S.C.), TBA

May 25-27
Women's Track and Field at NCAA East Preliminary at Lexington, Ky., all day

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

May 25 – July 21: Selections from the permanent collection, all-day, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center, RUAM Gallery Downtown


The News Now

Radford University logoBoard of Visitors holds quarterly meeting
The Board met on campus May 4-5. Read more

Radford University logoBOV establishes tuition and fees for 2017-18 academic year
During its quarterly meeting on campus, the Radford University Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee rates for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read more

Multicultural ceremony celebrates Radford University's diverse campus
Dozens of soon-to-be graduates, along with proud families and friends, gathered on the eve of commencement to celebrate and embrace Radford University's diverse Highlander family. Read more

Josh CarrollPhysics graduate shoots for the stars
Josh Carroll '17 left his legacy on campus as he graduated the first Radford University student to create a planetarium show. Read more

mock trial participantsCHBS, COBE collaborate on mock trial
Two Radford University faculty used information from a well-known case from nearly 40 years ago to build an innovative mock trial course this semester for criminal justice and business students. Read more

USGS map donated to Boy ScoutsGeology Department digitizes and donates maps to Scout reservation
As a community service project, a team of Radford University Department of Geology faculty and students has been mapping the geology of the 16,500-acre Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in Pulaski County. Read more

rusecure team membersRUSecure Capture the Flag contest crowns champion at event finals
A full day of competition and some creative answers to challenges allowed one team to reign supreme in the 2017 RUSecure Capture the Flag competition sponsored by the Department of Information Technology. Read more

Professor, students celebrate NASA
The combination of dance and science helps the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrate its storied history and accomplishments. Read more

Professor uses science, graphic design to showcase medical work
The combination of medical science and art is realized in the graphical work created by Radford University Department of Art Assistant Professor John O'Connor. Read more

Alumni News

Pamela Feick '90 has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue. Feick will direct and oversee the hotel's sales, marketing, public relations and social media teams and be responsible for the continued promotion of the hotel.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

June 3: Black Alumni Networking Group
June 8: National Capital Region Golf Tournament

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

More than 200 Radford University supporters caught the "fever" and contributed to some of their favorite programs during the week-long fundraising challenge in April. Learn more

Stay Connected

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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