Oct. 13, 2017
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State of the University address
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IMPACT program Haley Kleespies Women of Radford luncheon
  Historic grant propels Radford University to national forefront   Kleespies named Big South defensive player of the week   Celebrating Radford University's Wonder Women during Homecoming's Women of Radford Luncheon  

Campus Events

Oct. 18 Speed Sketchers
Hurlburt Food Court, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 20 Haunted House and Escape Rooms
Heth Hall, lower level, 9 p.m.-midnight
Oct. 21 Highlanders Festival
Bisset Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 25 Adventures for Change
RU Outdoors office, 3-7 p.m.

On Campus

William Iandolo '81, M.S. '82, and his wife Lynn Radford community combines memories and dreams for festive weekend
Radford University rolled out the red carpet of welcome to Radford alumni Oct. 6-8 for its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Read more

President Hemphill visits with parent Mark YostPresident Hemphill engages with parents at the Conversation with the President
Parents shared their students' successes and concerns with the president during breakfast on Oct. 7. Read more

Dr. Marisela Rosas HemphillDr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill keynotes Hispanic Heritage Dinner
Dozens of students embraced their Hispanic roots and shared their stories at the third annual event on Oct. 4. Read more

School counselors get the scoop on Radford University visit day
Admissions hosted a workshop designed to provide school counselors with opportunities to interact with campus leadership and share ideas for strengthening the relationship between Radford University and their schools. Read more

100 girls of code participants100 Girls of Code event helps empower young women in information technology
Robots, planets, bits and bytes were the subjects of the day on Sept. 30 as girls from across the New River Valley gathered at Radford University to take part in a 100 Girls of Code event. Read more

RU Mobile app screenshotRU Mobile rolls out new features
The RU Mobile app now has two of the most sought-after features that allow users to save time and be more productive while on the go. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYGreenhouse gas inventory
Radford University annually conducts an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions. The process collects data about emissions sources related to university operations and calculates the association between these operations and greenhouse gas emissions. Read the latest inventory results spanning July 1, 2015 to July 30, 2016.

City Happenings
The information in this section is provided as a courtesy from third party websites and does not imply official endorsement by the University.

Oct. 17: Digging into the Past, Radford Public Library, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Oct. 21: Highlanders Festival, Bisset Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 25: An Evening with Author Sharyn McCrumb, Radford Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m.


In Athletics

Oct. 13
Men's and Women's Cross Country at HPU Vertcross Invitational (High Point, N.C.), 4 p.m.
Women's Golf at Campbell (Ninety-Six, S.C.), TBA
Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 13-17
Women's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional (Blacksburg), all day

Oct. 14
Women's Golf at The Citadel (Charleston, S.C.), TBA
Men's Soccer vs. Gardner-Webb, 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Winthrop, 4 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Presbyterian, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16-17
Men's Golf at The Phoenix Invitational (Elon, N.C.), TBA

Oct. 17
Men's Soccer at Virginia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18
Women's Soccer vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19-23
Men's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional (Lynchburg), all day

Oct. 20
Volleyball at Charleston Southern, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21
Women's Soccer at Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
Volleyball at UNC Asheville, 4 p.m.

Oct. 21-22
Men's Golf at The Camden Invitational (Columbia, S.C.), TBA
Women's Golf at Winthrop Intercollegiate (Rock Hill, S.C.), TBA

Oct. 25
Men's Soccer vs. Longwood, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Nov. 16 – Finding a Voice: Articulation in Silence by Lee Coburn, all day, Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Oct. 16 to Dec. 3 – Strange Weather: Erin Turner Exhibition, all day, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Oct. 17-26 – Student Painting Show, all day, Gallery 205

Oct. 19 – Radford University Jazz Ensembles Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 19-20 – Spoon River Anthology 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 25-28 – Speech & Debate, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall

Oct. 27 – Guest Artist Recital: Judicael Perroy – Guitar, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 29 – Speech & Debate, 2-4 p.m., Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall

The News Now

Rick Schwein '83CHBS presents alumni award
The College Humanities and Behavioral Sciences presented its Outstanding Alumni Award at a reception. Read more

Sian Viktoreya Brown, Nancy Artis '73, Jaimi Evans and Department of Design Associate Professor John JacobsGenerosity drives Shark Tank Competition
Two students were awarded scholarships in design by Nancy Artis '73. Read more

Kimber Cheek was part of the Summer Undergraduate Research FellowshipResearch shines light on juvenile blunt force trauma
Research recently conducted by professors Donna and Cliff Boyd and senior Kimber Cheek could help mitigate and perhaps prevent fatal outcomes of pediatric blunt force trauma. Read more

data analytics in COBECOBE's Center for Innovation and Analytics provides skill training for powerful analytics software
Radford University's College of Business and Economics is providing students, faculty and staff with access to some of the most powerful analytics software available. Read more

CHBS Dean Katherine Hawkins, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Graham Glynn, and Professor of English David BeachCHBS opens new Writing Center
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences unveiled the CHBS Writing Center on Sept. 25. Read more

Junior Drew Wolford studied an unusual fungus called cordyceps.Students reflect on Amazonian adventure at RARE symposium
Students shared their research and talked about the study abroad opportunity at the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition event. Read more

Kate Leonard, center, and Lizzy Kunde, right, in LondonMusic therapy students travel to London
Two Radford University music therapy students presented their research on personal identity influencing personal music preferences, "The Effect of Socio-Cultural Identity on Musical Distaste." Read more

Chris Boggs at the White HouseSummer at the White House
Senior economics major Chris Boggs spent the summer interning in the Office of Administration in the White House Information Technology department. Read more

Alumni News

alumni volunteer luncheonRecognizing outstanding alumni during Volunteer Leadership Luncheon
ESPN journalist and television host Marty Smith '98 was one of four honorees at the 2017 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Business Lunch and Awards Ceremony. Read more

Honoring the Class of 1967
President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., welcomed alumnae from the Class of 1967 to the Governor Tyler House to celebrate their Golden Reunion. Read more

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Alumni Events

Oct. 20: Scotch and Ale Social at the Nesselrod Pavilion
Oct. 21:Radford Highlanders Festival
Nov. 2: Roanoke Alumni Chapter Planning Meeting
Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

If you are 70 ½ years or older, the IRA Charitable Rollover permits you to roll over up to $100,000 from your IRA to Radford University and avoid paying federal income tax. To learn more, visit www.radford.edu/planned-giving or call Bruce Cunningham at (540) 831-2009.

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