November 9, 2013
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AP faculty senate Highlander Hall of Fame Deejay Gray
President Kyle briefs AP Faculty Senate Individual game and mini-plan basketball tickets now on sale Deejay Gray was recently featured in Style Weekly as the youngest member of their 2013 Top 40 Under 40 issue

Campus Events

Nov. 11   Veterans Day Ceremony
Noon - 1 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Nov. 11   Scholar-Citizen Initiative Faculty and Advisory Council Meeting
4 - 5 p.m., Hurlburt 210
Nov. 11   Author Jeannette Walls
7 - 8 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Nov. 13   Introduction to Nonviolent Communication: A Model for Optimizing Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness
2 - 5 p.m., Heth 022

On Campus

Christopher CoyneCOBE Global Capitalism speaker to explain reasons humanitarian actions often fail
Christopher Coyne, director of graduate studies of the Department of Economics at George Mason University, will be the featured speaker at the COBE Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series event next Monday. Read more

participants in the work-life balance panelWork/Life Balance Panel brings student leaders and professional women together
RU President Penelope W. Kyle was joined by four other professional women on Tuesday in Heth Hall for a panel discussion with student leaders on the challenges of balancing career, family and self. Read more

presenters at the summer research symposiumSummer Research Celebration highlights RU undergraduate research efforts
The first-ever Summer Research Celebration was an intensively scientific version of "How I spent my summer vacation" that featured ecophysiology, curriculum development, theoretical mathematics, geophysics and archeology among other disciplines. Read more

University of LimerickNursing student enriches her academic experience with semester abroad

With adept planning and help, Kacie Grunau was able to step away from her rigorous nursing program for a semester abroad at Ireland's University of Limerick. Read more

Kick off International Week at The Fair for the Nations
It's time to escape the daily life of RU and take a trip around the world at the second annual Fair for the Nations, to take place on Nov. 4, in Bondurant Auditorium. Read more


RU SustainABILITYStuart, Peery halls compete to reduce energy and water

The battle is on between residents of Stuart and Peery halls as they compete to see which group can reduce energy and water usage in their building the most of over a two-week period. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Sunday, Nov. 10
Women's Soccer at Big South Tournament finals (Conway, S.C.), 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 11
Men's Basketball vs. Chattanooga, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Women's Basketball vs. Lynchburg, 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Big South Tournament Quarterfinals, TBA

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The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Nov. 12 - RU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Through Nov. 15 - Student Ceramics Show, Gallery 205

Through Nov. 14 - Use of Graphics, ID&F Window Displays, McGuffey 206

Through Nov. 20 - MFA art show, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Rock the VoteProfessor discusses band competitions and their effects on children
Can too much competition stifle a young musician's growth? Yes, says Wayne Gallops, director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education at RU. Read more

Dale MyersScholar-Citizen Initiative class to join small house movement

The Department of Interior Design and Fashion is proposing a Scholar Citizen Initiative course that will have its students designing a portable high-tech dwelling that will be fully sustainable and off the grid. Read more

Alumni News

Cheer on the Highlanders men's basketball team as it takes on the Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg on Friday, Nov. 29. Join us before the game on the 6th floor of Cassell Coliseum for an alumni and friends social. Learn more and purchase game tickets!


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Alumni Events

The Office of Alumni Relations has created the Highlander Success Series for alumni to network, build professional relationships and learn from each other through professional development seminars. The first two seminars are scheduled for Nov. 14 in Ashburn and Winchester, Va. Register and learn more!

For more information about upcoming alumni events, call (540) 831-5248 or see our schedule online.

Give to Radford

Show your Highlander spirit through the Highlander 5 senior gift challenge. All graduating seniors who make a gift of $5 or more will receive the red and white student philanthropy cord and be recognized during December's commencement ceremony. Your gift can be designated for the college, department or program of your choice. Beginning next week until graduation, you can get your cord at the Highlander 5 table in the Hurlburt Student Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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