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Alumni News

VAHPERD participants Hall of Fame Bob Marshall
Workshop gives students, educators a leg up on physical education RU 2014 Hall Of Fame Class induction Oct. 10 Bob Marshall '01 says he likes to encourage students to have the courage to be risk-takers.

Campus Events

Oct. 4 BraveHeart 5K
7–10:30 a.m., Bisset Park
Oct. 4 Radford Highlanders Festival
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Bisset Park
Oct. 6 All-Campus Forum on Student Retention
1–2:30 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Oct. 7 Majors and Minors Fair
1–3 p.m., Heth Hall, lower level
Oct. 7 Collision of Rhythm
6–8 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Oct. 10–12 Family Weekend
Oct. 10–12 Fall Homecoming

On Campus

Retention forum scheduled for Oct. 6
To explore how each member of the university community can contribute to a strong, vibrant academic community, RU will host an All-Campus Forum on Student Retention Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. Read more

Diversity Awareness Week at Radford
RU is home to a wealth of experiences, perceptions and voices. That diversity will be brought to the fore during the Fall 2014 Diversity Awareness and Celebration Week, scheduled from Oct. 13 through Oct. 16. Read more

Zulika GonzalezZuleika Gonzalez, artist and domestic violence survivor, to visit Radford
Gonzalez, who turned her experiences of abuse into art, will speak at RU on Oct. 20 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read more

Mohsin KazmiJunglekeeper tells RU students that life in the Amazon is amazin'
Mohsin Kazmi shared the lure of the Amazon and opportunity for original research in a presentation to over 40 aspiring scientists on Sept. 23 in Reed Hall. Read more

planetarium showPlanetarium features new star show trip
From a cozy RU Planetarium seat, viewers can virtually experience several off world adventures on a unique tour of the solar system. Read more

Sarah AbercrombieGraduate Student of the Month: Sarah Abercrombie
Sarah is a student in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. Some of her research interests include multicultural and women's issues, rural mental health issues and spirituality, and resilience. Read her Q&A online.


RU SustainABILITYHoliday for energy-efficient items

Virginia's sales tax holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense-qualified products is Oct. 10-13, making it more affordable to purchase energy-saving appliances and light bulbs for your room or home. Learn more about the holiday at Virginia.gov.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Oct. 3-5
Women's Tennis at Hokie Fall Invitational, all day
Men's Tennis at UVa Fall Classic, all day

Oct. 4
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Greater Louisville Classic, 9 a.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Longwood, 2 p.m.
Volleyball at Gardner-Webb, 5 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Liberty, 6 p.m.

Oct. 5
Softball vs. Richard Bland (at Botetourt), Noon
Softball vs. Roanoke College (at Botetourt), 2:30 p.m.
Men's Tennis at UVa Fall Classic, all day
Women's Tennis at Hokie Fall Invitational, all day

Oct. 8
Women's Soccer at Liberty, 3 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Longwood, 6 p.m.

Oct. 10
Volleyball vs. High Point, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11
Softball vs. King University, 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Campbell, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Campbell, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Kwan YiOctober to feature multiple musical performances
RU's Department of Music brings musical diversity to campus for an exciting month of performances. Read more 

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Oct. 17 - Beyond the Tartan: Bill Fisher, Gallery 205

Through Oct. 26 - The Visual Diaries of Alison Gordon Weld, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Oct. 5 - Paint Like Pollock II, 3 p.m., Corinna de la Burdé Sculpture Court

Oct. 6 - Faculty Recital: Kwan Yi – Piano, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 7 - Guest Artists Recital: Mary and Rodney Stucky, voice-guitar duo, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

Christine SmallRU Biology Department welcomes new chair
Christine Small, professor of biology, has been named chair of the RU Department of Biology. Read more

Highlanders festival Highlanders Festival at Bisset Park this weekend
The 19th annual event will take place with an exciting schedule of events planned for the entire family at Bisset Park on Oct. 4. Read more

Career FairFair allows students to explore academic offerings
The Fall Majors and Minors Fair will be held on Oct. 7. Students will be able to explore majors, minors, student activities, academic programs, student resources and leadership opportunities. Read more

RU COSD family gathers for celebration of department's growth
Alumni, faculty and students from the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will celebrate its 40th anniversary as part of RU's Homecoming festivities. Read more

Appalachian Folk ArtsAnnual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival set for Oct. 11 at RU
RU's Appalachian Events Committee (AEC) is presenting the 29th annual Appalachian Folks Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, on Heth Lawn. Read more

Scott BeaulierSpeaker to discuss how markets encourage ethical behavior
The RU Economics Students Association is hosting Scott A. Beaulier, chair of the Division of Economics at Troy University, to campus Oct. 8, to discuss "The Virtue of Business: How Markets Encourage Ethical Behavior." Read more

Upcoming sessions to discuss LEAD Scholar Program
RU students are invited to learn about the LEAD Scholar Program at several informational sessions planned throughout October. Read more

The Magazine of Radford UniversityRead the latest Radford Magazine
The Magazine of Radford University brings you everything you love about RU--fresh ideas, the joy of learning, new connections, a dose of reminiscence, and a whole lot of fun. Read more

Alumni News

GERT suitDesign alumni don Nursing's gerontology suit to walk in seniors' shoes
Two alumni of RU's interior design department and a professional colleague who design and operate senior living centers joined Nursing Professor Katie Katz for a lesson in empathy. Read more

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Oct. 10-12 - Fall Homecoming
Oct. 21 - RU Men's Soccer vs. UVa pregame social
Nov. 14 - RU Men's Basketball vs. Richmond and Pre-Game Social

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
There is only one week left in the Greek Life 85th Anniversary Giving Challenge! The sorority or fraternity with the highest giving percentage and most money raised will be recognized on Oct. 11 during Homecoming Weekend. Celebrate 85 years of Greek Life today.
Stay Connected

Visit the Office of Alumni Relations Facebook page for the latest alumni news, events and photographs from alumni activities. Stay connected to your alma mater!

Visit www.radford.edu/alumni to learn more.

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