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Josh Himan RU Highlander Rick Walker
RU hosts Joshua Himan as keynote speaker at Veterans Day Ceremony RU men's soccer ends season nationally ranked For Rick Walker '87, M.S. '89, Radford University was a powerful change agent

Campus Events

Nov. 8 Fight For Freedom 5K
9 a.m.–noon, Bisset Park
Nov. 11 Veterans Day Ceremony
11 a.m, Hurlburt Auditorium
Nov. 12 Dine on Diversity: When Do You Take a Stand?
Noon–1 p.m., Tyler Hall, lower level
Nov. 12 Initial This!
Noon–4 p.m., Hurlburt Food Court
Nov. 12 3 Minute Thesis Competition
3–5 p.m., Heth Hall, room 022
Nov. 13 Open Mic Night
6–8 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium

On Campus

Worlds of MexicoRU team competes with top schools at cyber security event
At the CyberSEED Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge, the RU Cyber Defense Club served as a cyberwarfare unit in a scenario where they breached the computer security systems of an oil company for information on a rumored oil find. Read more

Russell SobelCOBE lecture series focuses on economic freedom and prosperity
Russell S. Sobel, visiting scholar in entrepreneurship in the School of Business Administration at The Citadel, spoke at the College of Business and Economics (COBE) Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series Oct. 31.
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bench dedicationRU fraternity honors former "Little Sister"
During Radford University's 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend, members of the Mu Hexaton chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa dedicated a bench in honor of Patricia "Trish" McGrath Morgan '79.
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Middle-school students explore life on RU campus
More than 250 sixth-grade students from William Byrd Middle School in Roanoke visited RU Oct. 21-22 to experience life on a college campus.
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Bob JenningsGraduate Student of the Month: Bob Jennings
Bob is a graduate student in the School of Education and pursuing a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Read his Q&A online.


RU SustainABILITYShow the world your recycling selfie

The next time you're in the process of recycling, grab your phone and take a selfie. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Nov. 7
Volleyball at Campbell, 7 p.m.
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Hokie Open, all day

Nov. 8
Volleyball at High Point, 2 p.m.

Nov. 11
Men's Soccer – Big South Conference quarterfinals (Radford), 6 p.m.

Nov. 14
Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Big South Conference semifinals (at Greensboro, N.C.), TBD
Men's and Women's Cross Country at NCAA Southeast Regional (at Louisville, Ky.), TBD
Men's Basketball at Richmond, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15
Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville, 4 p.m.

Nov. 16
Women's Basketball at UVa, 1 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Big South Conference (at Greensboro, N.C.), TBD

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Nutcracker dancersRU's Nutcracker is a study in pure collaboration
The magic in the "Nutcracker" ballet goes beyond the mesmerizing Tchaikovsky holiday story. Read more 

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Nov. 14Student Ceramics Show, Gallery 205
Through Nov. 14Graphics Visual Merchandising Student Showcases, McGuffey 172
Nov. 12Percussion Ensemble in Concert, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

economic forum on campusRU hosts Virginia economic forum
Radford University participated Oct. 31 in a virtual roundtable discussion regarding Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order, which calls for the establishment of the "New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan." Read more

entrepreneur-forumRegional higher education representatives meet for Entrepreneur Roundtable
Representatives from colleges and businesses around the region met at RU to discuss the future of entrepreneur education and student business development in the area. Read more

RU establishes new Bioethics Certificate program
Health care and health policy are ever-changing, and thanks in part to a new partnership between Radford University and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, both institutions remain on the cutting edge. Read more

Chemistry studentsRU chemistry students connect with Nobel Prize winner
Four RU chemistry students, including two who are conducting fullerene research, met with Sir Harry Kroto, the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, about the hollow, multi-shaped molecules composed of carbon. Read more

Heather BowdenRU MSW student makes building and sustaining an African school a personal quest
An undergraduate study abroad experience to Africa for RU Master of Social Work candidate Heather Bowden has proven to be a lifelong calling. Read more

wounded warriorRadford University ROTC sponsors 5K
RU Army ROTC will sponsor a 5K at Bisset Park on Nov. 8 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Read more

Alumni News Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Atlanta Region President Mike Donnelly '88 were honored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation for exemplary support for public school improvement in Georgia during the foundation's "A PAGE Turning Event" in September.

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Alumni Events

Nov. 14 - RU Men's Basketball vs. Richmond and pre-game social
Nov. 17 - RU Men's Basketball vs JMU and pre-game social

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