Sept. 27, 2014
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Radford University Board of Visitors met Sept. 18-19

President Kyle with members of the RU Board of Visitors

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Alumni News

Keela Dooley Rimstad Mark Simmons
Second annual Summer Research Celebration features undergraduate research efforts Katie McCormick named Big South Defensive Player of the Week Mark Simons '95 founded his own IT company, The Goal Inc.

Campus Events

Oct. 1 Architecture Names
Noon–4 p.m., Hurlburt food court stage
Oct. 4 Brave Heart 5K
7–10:30a.m., Bisset Park
Oct. 4 Radford Highlanders Festival
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Bisset Park
Oct. 10–12 Family Weekend
Oct. 10–12 Fall Homecoming

On Campus

board of Visitors receptionBOV hosts faculty reception
The RU Board of Visitors hosted a reception in the Douglas and Beatrice Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts in honor of the RU faculty in conjunction with the board's Sept. 18-19 meeting. Read more

Greek life leadershipPresident Kyle hosts Greek Life leadership dinner
Representatives of Radford University's Greek Life enrolled in the Greek Life Leadership and Fraternal Values class taught by Professors Tod Burke and Steve Owen joined President Penelope W. Kyle on Sept. 19 for a special dinner in honor of the students' leadership initiatives. Read more

Mid-Autumn Festival brings Chinese culture to RU
With the generous support from the International Education Center, the RU Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival will be held on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Covington Center. Read more

Wilderness Institute group pictureWilderness Institute builds strong bonds between students and nature
Wilderness Institute is an intense four-week outdoor training course designed to utilize experiential learning to promote the development of an individual's leadership skills and ability to work within a group. Read more


RU SustainABILITYMapping campus sustainability efforts

Find great sustainability-related locations around campus on this printable, self-guided tour! The map was designed by Sustainability work-study student Alyssa Pull to share many of the campus' green initiatives happening around the university.

In Athletics

Coming up in RU Athletics:

Sept. 27
Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian, 6 p.m.

Sept. 29-30
Women's Golf at Forest Oaks Fall Classic (Greensboro, N.C.), all day

Sept. 30
Volleyball at East Tennessee State, 6 p.m.

Oct. 1
Men's Soccer at UNC Asheville, 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Campbell, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3
Volleyball at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

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.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

Jack Goes BoatingTheatre season shoves off with "Jack Goes Boating"
The students of the Department of Theatre and Cinema will hit the ground running this year with the season's first production in the Hawes Studio Theatre, "Jack Goes Boating" by Bob Glaudini. 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

Sept. 29Artist Reception: Alison Gordon Weld, 5 p.m., Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Oct. 1Sousa Returns: Heritage of the Band!, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall at the Covington Center

The News Now

President KylePresident Kyle appointed to governor's task force
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Sept. 22 the appointment of 30 members to the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. Read more

Danny Kemp Danny Kemp named to Innovation Network Board of Directors
RU Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Danny Kemp has been appointed to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Innovation Network Board of Directors. Read more

Career FairBusiness career fair matches students with employees
The RU Career Center provided business-minded students an opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies at its Business and Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 17. Read more

Sarah GilbertRU's Gilbert discusses issues for caring for older adults
Sarah Gilbert will discuss her research into caring for an aging population on the With Good Reason public radio program. Read more

FIRMAccounting, Finance and Business Law treats students to Firm Night
RU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law provided students an opportunity to meet and communicate with local accounting, business and finance firms. Read more

Career FairMuseum of the Earth Sciences announces Fall Lecture Series
The Grand Canyon, Virginia's geologic attractions and bizarre bugs will be featured topics in the 2014 Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by the RU Museum of the Earth Sciences. Read more

Alumni News

During Fall Homecoming Oct.10-12, join us under the big tent at the Alumni Village to celebrate recently published works of alumni authors:
Penny McCann Pennington '84, It Burns a Lovely Light
Ed Zimmerman '85, Your Leadership Map
Jim Ruland '92, Forest of Fortune
Holly Oliver '99, Blessings in Disguise
Richard Sarver '05, Taking the Heat: A Steelworker's Story

Register for Homecoming today.

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Alumni Events

Sept. 27 - Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
Oct. 10-12 - Fall Homecoming
Oct. 21 - RU Men's Soccer vs. UVa pregame social

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Calling all winter 2014 graduates! Visit the winter commencement graduation fair Oct. 1–2, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in the RU Bookstore. Visit the SoRad table to pick up your red and white philanthropy cord, then during commencement, show your Highlander pride by wearing your cord. For more information, call Jocelyn Stephens at (540) 831-5344.
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