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Alumni News

Jacobsen women's volleyball Eugenio Pineiro '79
Prospective grad students explore future opportunities at RU Volleyball begins title defense in Big South Tournament Eugenio Pineiro '79 appointed U.S. Commercial Commissioner

Campus Events

Nov. 22-30 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 1 Kevin Pearce
7–8 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Dec. 2 McConnell Library Stress Buster
10 a.m.–10 p.m., McConnell Library
Dec. 3 Photo Magnets
Noon–4 p.m., Hurlburt Food Court

On Campus

President KyleCOBE classes welcome President Kyle
President Kyle recently visited two COBE classes, taught by Radford Mayor Bruce Brown, M.S. '78, to field questions from students curious about current issues and happenings at the university. Read more

3 minute thesisYou have three minutes to present your thesis… Go!
Thirteen RU graduate students participated in the 3 Minute Thesis competition Nov. 12. The inaugural event was hosted by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Read more

International Education chordsStudy Abroad cord ceremony highlights International Education week
At a ceremony as part of International Education Week, RU students who have studied abroad received the distinctive cord they will wear with their robes at the upcoming December Commencement.
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McConnell Library hosts THATCamp
THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.
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RU SustainABILITYTyler Hall claims Recycleathon 2014 victory
Congratulations, residents of Tyler Hall, winners of Recycleathon 2014. Read more

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Nov. 23
Volleyball at Big South Conference championship (Conway, S.C.), 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Catawba, 3 p.m.

Nov. 26
Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Texas Christian, 7 p.m. Central

Nov. 28
Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina A&T (Corpus Christi, Tx.), 12:30 p.m. Central

Nov. 29
Men's Basketball vs. Mississippi Valley State or Texas A&M (Corpus Christi, Tx.)

Nov. 30
Women's Basketball at Appalachian State, 2 p.m.

Dec. 2
Women's Basketball vs. William & Mary, 7 p.m.

Dec. 3
Women's Track at Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (Lynchburg, Va), all day

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Dec. 10MFA Studio Show, Bondurant Center for the Arts
Through Dec. 11BFA Graduation Show, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

The News Now

food driveGreek Life hosts Holiday Food Drive
The RU community's goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food this season to donate to area charities. The drive runs through mid-December. Read more

WawrzyckaWawrzycka named to Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation
Short of being elected the Foundation's president, this is the highest distinction that the Joyce community of scholars worldwide can bestow on its members. Read more

David TomalaCOBE's executive in residence program continues
David Tomala, senior director for Advanced Analytics at ExpressScripts, served as the executive in residence last week for the College of Business and Economics. Read more

McConnell Library hosts sixth annual Winesett Book Collecting Contest
It was time once again to celebrate the magic of books as the RU community gathered on Nov. 18, for the sixth annual Winesett Book Collecting Contest. Read more

Alumni News Barry Ratcliffe '85 will be joining the cast of the Fox 2000 production "The Longest Ride." Ratcliffe will play the auctioneer in the film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. The film, directed by George Tillman Jr., is due in theaters April 2015.
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Alumni Events

Dec. 6 - Holiday Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7 - RU Men's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech Pre-game Social

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Celebrate generosity and make a difference at RU! #Give2RU on #GivingTuesday Dec. 2

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