October 15, 2015
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Safety Walk athletics Jessica Maples
SGA organizes upcoming Safety Walk Big South offensive leaders square off in Rock Hill When Jessica Maples '01 came to Radford University, she had one goal in mind: to become an interior designer

Campus Events

Oct. 16-18 Family Weekend
Oct. 16-18 Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 17 Fall Fashion Show
4 - 5 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium
Oct. 21 Dine on Diversity
Noon - 1 p.m., Tyler 25

On Campus

COBE begins second year of Executive in Residence program
Amy Nisenson, executive director of The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, met with COBE students and faculty as part of the college's Executive in Residence program. Read more

Banquet celebrates Latino Heritage Month
The banquet, held Oct. 12, was a spirited celebration of Radford's Latino and Hispanic communities. Read more

Bryan CollierRadford welcomes world-renowned illustrator
Bryan Collier, author and illustrator of children's books, has earned the Coretta Scott King Award for many works and is a three-time recipient of the Caldecott Honor. His Oct. 8 visit was part of the BE S.E.E.N. student engagement campaign. Read more

Global CapitalismCOBE hosts Global Capitalism lecture series
Former University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke at the COBE BB&T Global Capitalism Lecture Series luncheon on Oct. 7. Read more

President Obama with telescopeRU joins White House for local Astronomy Night observation
The RU Planetarium, the Society of physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, will join the White House to celebrate Astronomy Night Oct. 19 with special planetarium shows and campus celestial observations. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYHow to Recycle
Learn more about how to recycle in Radford University academic/service halls. Read more

In Athletics

Oct. 16
Men's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional Championships (Blacksburg), all day
Women's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional (Lynchburg), all day
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Wake Forest Invitational (Kernersville, N.C.), 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17
Men's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional Championships (Blacksburg), all day
Women's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional (Lynchburg), all day
Volleyball vs. Charleston Southern, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. High Point, 6 p.m.
Women's Soccer at High Point, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18
Men's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional Championships (Blacksburg), all day
Women's Golf at Fighting Camel Classic (Buies Creek, N.C.), all day

Oct. 19
Men's Golf at Phoenix Invitational (Burlington, N.C.), all day
Women's Golf at Fighting Camel Classic (Buies Creek, N.C.), all day

Oct. 20
Men's Golf at Phoenix Invitational (Burlington, N.C.), all day
Women's Golf at Fighting Camel Classic (Buies Creek, N.C.), all day
Men's Soccer at Liberty, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Oct. 15-17The Waiting Room, 7:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 15 -16 - Fall Dance Fest 2015, 7:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

Oct. 17 - Fall Dance Fest 2015, 2 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium

Oct. 17 - Fall Fashion Show, 4 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium
Oct. 18The Waiting Room, 2 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 18 - Guest Artist Recital - Stefano Raponi, guitar, 3 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 19 - Guest Artist Recital - Vocali3e, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Through Oct. 25 - Painted Songs & Stories: Contemporary Gond Art from India, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Through Nov. 19 - The Things They Carried: Military Art Exhibit by Ken Smith, Radford University Art Museum Gallery Downtown

The News Now

Robert HuberGeology student parlays research experience into professional award
Robert Huber, working under the mentorship of Dr. Watts in geology, was named one of four Martin L. Stout Scholars by the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists Foundation. Read more

2015 Waldron AmbassadorsWaldron College names 2015-16 student ambassadors
The Waldron College of Health and Human Services named its 2015-16 Student Ambassadors to represent their disciplines. Read more

Winesett Awards accepting submissions
McConnell Library will host the seventh annual Winesett Book Collecting Contest to showcase students' personal book collections and celebrate the joys of reading. Read more

Richard StrawProfessor offers guided tour of Virginia history on "With Good Reason"
The public radio program is re-airing an interview with Professor of History Richard Straw in which he discusses his book, "Rockbridge County: The Michael Miley Collection." Read more

Alumni NewsHomecoming is this weekend! Visit www.radford.edu/homecoming for a schedule of events and to register.

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Alumni Events

Oct. 16-18: Homecoming 2015
Nov. 16: RU vs. VCU Men's Basketball Game

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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During fiscal year 2015, supporters of the university gave more than $5.1 million dollars to make a difference in the lives of our students and the future of our programs. Supporters have donated to facility enhancements, scholarships, academic and student life programs, our athletics and some of the greatest needs of the University as they arise. Thank you so much!
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