November 22, 2013
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Editor's note: RU Connected will resume publishing on Thursday, Dec. 5, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Group photo from the second annual diversity reception


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Alumni News

COBE outstanding student awards recipents Big South Volleyball Champs alum Trevor Stewart
COBE honors top students Radford wins eighth Big South regular season title Abby Springmann ‘10 learned the value of networking at RU

Campus Events

Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4 Highlander Special: Photo Ornaments
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hurlburt Food Court Stage

On Campus

"Investigating the Kennedy Assassination" course wraps up
In a final commemoration, students in the semester-long course "Investigating the Kennedy Assassination" will present new, modern interpretations of the case before a panel consisting of Kennedy experts, academics and law enforcement officials on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Read more

RU welcomes AASIS Scholars to campus
Approximately 115 regional high school students visited Radford University Wednesday, Nov. 13, to get a vibe for what life is like on a college campus. Read more

OURS summer panelStories of a busy, productive break highlight Summer Opportunities Student Panel

A summer spent pursuing career aspirations and learning from professionals is time well-spent - and fun, according to three Radford University seniors who were panelists at the Summer Opportunities Student Panel in Floyd Hall on Nov. 13. Read more

Winesett awards winnersFifth Annual Winesett Awards Celebrated
Book enthusiasts from across campus gathered together on Nov. 19, to celebrate the winners of Radford University's fifth Annual Winesett Book Collecting Contest. Read more


RU SustainABILITYBolling cleans up for Recycleathon victory

Congratulations, residents of Bolling Hall. You are the winners of the inaugural Recycleathon competition between Radford University residence halls. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Friday, Nov. 22
Swimming and Diving at H2Okie Fall Invitational (diving only), Christiansburg Aquatic Center, all day

Friday, Nov. 22-Saturday, Nov. 23
Swimming and Diving – Highlander Invitational, all day

Friday, Nov. 22
Women's Basketball at Wake Forest, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Liberty at Big South Tournament semifinals (Clinton, S.C.), 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23
Men's Basketball at Binghamton, 2 p.m.
Volleyball at Big South Tournament finals (Clinton, S.C.), TBA

Monday, Nov. 25
Men's Basketball at Cornell, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Women's Basketball at Clemson, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 29
Men's Basketball at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 2
Women's Basketball at Campbell, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Men's Basketball vs. Central Penn, 7 p.m.
Track and Field at Liberty Kickoff (Lynchburg), all day

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Enjoy holiday performances at Radford University
The holidays are approaching and it's the perfect time to enjoy the arts at RU with friends and family. Read more

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Dec. 6 – Light and Shadow: ID&F Window Displays, All Day, McGuffey 206

Dec. 3 – RU Jazz Band and Combos Concerts, 7 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Dec. 3 - 13 – History of Photography Show, All Day, Gallery 205

Dec. 4 - 14 – B.F.A Graduation Show, All Day, Art Museum at the Covington Center

Dec. 5 – Informance, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Art Museum at the Covington Center

Dec. 5 - 7 – Tri-State Chamber Music Festival, Covington Center

Dec. 6 - 7 – Madrigal Dinner, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Verizon to present $20,000 gift to RU
On Friday, representatives from Verizon Communications will visit RU to present a check in the amount of $20,000 to support Peaceline Plus, a sexual assault and dating violence awareness program co-sponsored by RU and the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley. Read more

Wendy PhillipsRU adjunct professor is awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year for technology education
Wendy Phillips, an adjunct literacy education professor in Radford University's School of Teacher Education and Leadership, has been named the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Read more

Alumni News

Put on your Radford red and cheer the Highlanders to victory as Men's Basketball as the team takes on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, Nov. 29, in Blacksburg.
Mark '93 and Sarah Woolwine of Roanoke are hosting a pre-game social at noon on the sixth floor of VT's Lane Stadium. Mingle with fellow alumni and enjoy classic tailgate fare in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere before the 2 p.m. tip off in Cassell Coliseum.
Tickets for the social are $20 per person and tickets for the game can purchased at the social. RSVP and order tickets online or by calling 1-888-478-4723 until Nov. 26.

The Office of Alumni Relations just launched a professional development Highlander Success Series for alumni by alumni. Check out the photo gallery of the first two events held last week in Ashburn and Winchester.


Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Nov. 29: RU vs. VT Men's Basketball Game and Social
Register and purchase tickets

Dec. 5: Roanoke Alumni Holiday Party
Learn more and RSVP

Dec. 7: Holiday Breakfast with Santa
Learn more and RSVP

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

Give to Radford

Alumni and friends of Radford University make a difference in the lives of students and the future of the university. Please consider making a gift online to the Radford Fund by December 31, 2013. Your gift to supports scholarships for worthy students and helps address the university's most pressing needs as they arise. Thank you for your support!

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