September 12, 2013
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RU ranked among best regional universities Big South honors volleyball's Emma Deininger and Jordan Watson Lisa Reed '96 discovered her love of fitness through opportunities and challenges

Campus Events

Today   Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Counseling Group
3 - 4 p.m., Lower Level Tyler Hall
Tomorrow Guest Artist Music Recital Andy Harnsbeger on Marmiba
7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Performance Hall at the Covington Center
Sept. 16 Study Abroad Fair
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hurlburt Plaza
Sept. 17 Peace Corps Information Session
6 - 7 p.m., Hurlburt, Room 249
Sept. 18   Study Abroad 101: Finding, Applying and Funding
4 - 5 p.m., Heth 016

On Campus

Experience Business Casually at COBE
Radford University's College of Business and Economics (COBE) is hosting its fifth annual Experience Business Casually career development event Friday, Sept. 20, in the COBE Building. Read more.

Winesett book collectionsLet Your Books Speak For You in the Winesett Book Collecting Contest
McConnell Library is once again accepting submissions for its annual Winesett Book Collecting Contest from all Radford students who are proud to say they have a personal library. Read more.

LEAD Scholar Program to host information sessions
Freshmen and sophomores who wish to enhance their leadership skills as they prepare to accept leadership positions at the University and in their communities should strongly consider becoming part of the LEAD Scholar Program. Read more.

a look at the new portalExplore the future of the MyRU portal

The Division of Information Technology is launching the first phase of a new MyRU portal this month. Read more.


RU SustainABILITYService and Sustainability Week begins Monday

Service and Sustainability Week continues today with the Volunteer and Service Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bonnie Student Center Plaza. For individuals looking to volunteer with local non-profits and a few for-profits, the fair is an excellent place to begin. Other events include the RU women's soccer game at 7 p.m. Friday at Cupp Stadium. Sustainable living and education will be promoted at the game through the 5 Rights FC organization. To learn more, visit the RU Sustainability website and Facebook page.

In Athletics

baseball helmetsRadford baseball open tryouts on to be held on Sept. 17

Open tryouts for the 2014 Radford baseball team will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17. The tryouts will be conducted beginning at 6 p.m. at the RU Baseball Field. Read more.

Coming up in RU Athletics:
Sept. 13: Volleyball at DePaul at Charleston, S.C., 4 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Southern Virginia, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13-14: Women's Tennis at Liberty Fall Tournament, Lynchburg, All Day

Sept. 13-15: Men's Tennis at Fab Four Invitational, Cary, N.C., all day

Sept. 14: Cross Country at UNC Asheville Cross Country Carnival, Asheville, N.C., 9 a.m.
Volleyball vs. South Carolina State at Charleston, S.C., 10 a.m.
Volleyball vs. The Citadel at Charleston, S.C., 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. UMBC, 6 p.m.

Sept. 15: Field Hockey at UNC, 1 p.m.

Sept. 15-17: Women's Golf at William and Mary Invitational, Williamsburg, all day

Sept. 17: Field Hockey vs. Longwood, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at William and Mary, 7 p.m.

Sept. 18: Volleyball at Elon, 6 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

Visit the Athletics Calendar for more events


The Arts at RU

Coming up in The Arts:
Today through Oct. 27, Lucio Boschi: Andean Lives, RU Art Museum at the Covington Center

Sept. 24, Faculty Jazz Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall at the Covington Center

Sept. 26, Guest Recital - pianist Martin Jones, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall at the Covington Center

Sept. 29 – 30, Oct. 3, Oct. 5, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace, Hawes Studio Theatre

Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 4 – 5, The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, Hawes Studio Theatre

Through Oct. 18, Beyond the Tartan: Suzanne Guppy, Gallery 205

To see more events, please visit the arts calendar.

The News Now

Helen RoybarkCOBE professor wins prestigious accounting research award

Associate Professor Helen Roybark is the joint recipient of the 2012 Abacus Manuscript Award for a research article she co-authored examining the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Read more.

A new look for Dalton HallSay hello to the new Dalton Hall

The dining experience at Radford University has a new look thanks to the customer-oriented renovations made in Dalton Hall. Read more.

Alumni News

Vanessa Quesenberry and Mike DefilippoVanessa Quesenberry '13 and Mike DeFilippo '90, join the Alumni Relations team to help coordinate efforts for regional alumni activities and volunteer engagement. Read more.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Richmond Highlander Hour with Coaches
Virginia Beach Highlander Hour

For more information about upcoming alumni events, call (540) 831-5248 or see our schedule online.

Give to Radford

Highlander Athletics is embarking on a project to renovate the men's and women's basketball locker rooms at the Dedmon Center. These new facilities will offer our student-athletes lounges, new lockers and benches, and an updated design to the decades-old facility. The renovated locker rooms will be a signature piece for the recruitment of the best and brightest prospective student-athletes. The goal for the project is $150,000, which includes the renovation of both men's and women's basketball locker rooms and team meeting areas and the addition of player lounges and coaches locker rooms. Learn more about how you can make a difference for our basketball and baseball teams.

Stay Connected

"Celebrate your Radford years at Alumni Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Oct. 18 – 20! Honor outstanding alumni athletes at the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, tour RU's Greenhouse and Museum of the Earth Sciences, gather with long-time friends at reunion events and socials, cheer on the Highlanders in volleyball, dine with distinguished alumnae at the Women of Radford Luncheon and compete in the tent decorating contest in the Alumni Village on Moffett Lawn. Check out the weekend's schedule and register for the exciting alumni events and activities planned for Fall Homecoming.

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