September 11, 2015
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fall convocation Maddie Palmer and Haley Kleespies Nicholas and Kate Stewart
A new academic year begins with the 2015 Fall Convocation Palmer, Kleespies garner Big South volleyball honors Alumni Nicholas and Kate Stewart share story of art and romance

Campus Events

Sept. 12 Career PREP Conference: A student professional development event
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium
Sept. 16 Business and Government Internship and Career Fair
11 a.m.-2 p.m., COBE 320
Oct. 16-18 Family Weekend
Oct. 16-18 Homecoming Weekend

On Campus

Students return to classBack to class
Excitement and nerves accompanied thousands of students on their first day of classes for the fall semester. Read more

New recreational fieldsStudent recreation opportunities enhanced for fall semester
The Radford University community will be greeted for the fall semester to a campus with exciting new recreation and wellness opportunities that will include the opening of the new Student Outdoor Recreation Complex and access to a first-class regional recreational swimming facility. Read more

new students moving into campus dormsNew students move to campus
Radford University experienced a double dose of new school year excitement during new student move-in activities Aug. 27 and 28. Read more

SGA leadersSGA looks to another successful year
Members of Radford University's Student Government Association and administrators gathered for a banquet on Aug. 26. Read more

RA-RD dinnerResidence hall leaders recognized at dinner
Resident hall assistants and directors were recognized Aug. 25 at the Governor Tyler House during a dinner hosted by President Penelope W. Kyle. Read more

More options available for faculty, staff fitness
The Department of Health and Human Performance is offering faculty and staff a number of wellness and fitness options during the fall semester. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYCutting down on junk mail
Monitoring the mail you receive is a great way to cut down clutter. You'll have less to dispose of, you'll feel less overwhelmed and you'll take a step toward helping to save our environment. Read more tips on cutting the clutter.

In Athletics

Coming up in Radford University Athletics:

September 12
Men's Soccer at Georgetown, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Grambling State (Georgia State Invitational), 11:30 a.m.

September 13
Women's Soccer at Tennessee Tech, 1 p.m.

September 13-15
Women's Golf at William & Mary Fall Invitational (Williamsburg), all day

September 15
Volleyball at Norfolk State, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at RU

GondContemporary Gond tribal art from Central India comes to Radford
Bright colorful depictions of tribal mythology are the subject of a Radford University Art Museum exhibition of modern-day Pardhan Gond art from central India, curated by John H. Bowles. Read more

Coming up in The Arts:

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

Sept. 10 - Oct. 10Beyond the Tartan: Nicholas & Kate Stewart, Radford University Art Museum Galley Downtown

Sept. 17 – Faculty Recital: Kwan Yi, piano, with Kristin Lee, violin, and Mihai Marica, cello, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Sept. 18 – Faculty Voice Recital: Joann Martinson, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

Best Bang for the BuckRadford University again named "Best Bang for the Buck"
Radford University has been recognized for the third year in a row as a "Best Bang for the Buck" institution by Washington Monthly magazine and was ranked as the top Virginia university. Read more

Donna DunnCEHD establishes Donna Dunn Memorial Scholarship
The College of Education and Human Development has announced the creation of a memorial scholarship to honor Donna Dunn, a beloved former employee who passed away in May. Read more

jyotsna SharmanNutrition faculty member named fellow
Jyotsna Sharman, assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, has been recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more

Summer BridgeCSAT, EQT Foundation and Project Discovery build bridge for young women¹s science aspirations
To help young women attend the 2016 Summer Bridge Program at Radford University, the EQT Foundation has awarded Project Discovery of Virginia a grant of nearly $16,000. Read more

Alumni NewsAlums and legacy students move in and share a meal before moving on
Anticipation mixed with nostalgia at the Alumni Legacy Luncheons hosted by the Radford University Office of Alumni Relations Aug. 27-28 as part of move-in activities. Read more

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Sept. 12: Radford vs. Georgetown Men's Soccer Game & Social

Sept. 26: Radford at the Neptune Festival

Sept. 30: Alumni Charity Challenge

Oct. 16-18: Homecoming 2015

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Join the Arts Society and support the arts at Radford University. Arts Society members provide much needed private support for the College of Visual and Performing Arts programs and students. Please consider making a gift online and become a member of the Arts Society. Thank you for your support!
Stay Connected

Last week, many alumni helped their children move in to their residence halls and apartments in Radford. Check out the Radford University Alumni Facebook page for the latest posts and pictures of this exciting day for our legacy families!

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