Sept. 29, 2016
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Alumni News

Radford logo Meet the Coaches
Board of Visitors holds quarterly meeting Radford set to host "Meet the Coaches Night" Oct. 4 Homecoming 2016 planned for Oct. 14-16

Campus Events

Oct. 5 Criminal Justice and Government Internship and Career Fair
11 a.m - 2 p.m., Muse Banquet Room
Oct. 6 Employee Wellness & Benefits Fair
11 a.m - 2 p.m., Muse Banquet Room
Oct. 6-13 Inauguration Events
10 a.m. - noon, Moffett Lawn
Oct. 8 Highlanders Festival
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Bisset Park
Oct. 14-16 2016 Homecoming


On Campus

climate sensors used in Barrow AlaskaMeet the Makers: Faculty-mentored research
The MakerSpace facilities and Radford University faculty allow for unique mentored research projects and ideas to take shape on campus and beyond. Read more

planetariumNew planetarium takes viewers on stellar experience
This fall, spectacular shows will take people on tours of the night sky, the solar system and the broader universe on a greater scale than ever before in Radford University's new state-of-the-art planetarium. Read more

student media centerStudent media offices move back on campus
Located in Tyler Hall, the program's new center showcases Radford's seven student-run media organizations. Read more

studio in CHBSGetting ready for primetime
The new CHBS building contains a mixture of both new and upgraded tools that will aid and increase student learning. Read more

exterior shot of the new CHBS buildingCriminal Justice kicks off semester with career fair
The Department of Criminal Justice will host a career fair on Oct. 5. Read more

Physical education workshop comes to Peters Hall
About 150 health and physical education professionals from regional K-12 schools and a group of Radford University physical and health education teaching majors participated in the VAHPERD workshop Sept. 23. Read more

RU Makers hold first Saturday workshop
The RU Makers Living-Learning Community hosted its first workshop of the semester in early September. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYNational Campus Sustainability Month
October is National Campus Sustainability Month, and the Sustainability Office is planning several activities for the campus community to make Radford University a greener place. One activity will be Project Green Challenge. Read more

In Athletics

Oct. 1
Men's and Women's Cross Country at UNC Asheville Challenge, TBA
Men's Soccer at Gardner-Webb, 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
Volleyball at UNC Asheville, 4 p.m.

Oct. 3
Women's Golf at Starmount Forest Fall Classic (Greensboro, N.C.), all day

Oct. 4
Women's Golf at Starmount Forest Fall Classic (Greensboro, N.C.), all day

Oct. 5
Women's Soccer vs. Longwood, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7
Volleyball vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8
Women's Soccer at Gardner-Webb, 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb, 4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11
Men's Soccer at Virginia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12
Women's Soccer vs. Campbell, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 – National Poster Retrospecticus, all-day, Radford University Art Museum in the Covington Center

Sept. 13 through Oct. 8 – Art Faculty Show, all-day, Radford University Art Museum Gallery Downtown

Oct. 5 - Radford University Wind Symphony Concert, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 11 - The Diary of Anne Frank, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 11 - Radford University Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

The News Now

cyber imageGov. McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Cyber Range
Radford University is partnering in a statewide initiative to develop the workforce needed to keep data and systems safe from cyber threats. Read more

Center for Innovation and AnalyticsCOBE opens Center for Innovation and Analytics
The College of Business and Economics is combining innovation and analytics in a new center designed to challenge minds, cultivate talents and connect students and faculty in a technology-rich learning environment. Read more

Radford Gives backCampus to collect food items for local community
The Radford family is encouraged to participate in the Radford Gives Back community service project as part of the week-long celebration of President Hemphill's inauguration. Read more

Highlanders, chat!
Radford University students are encouraged to continue conversations with their professors, mentors and advisors beyond the classroom through a new program called Highlander Chats. Read more

Waldron faculty and students swap research experiences and opportunities
For the fourth year, Waldron College shared research interests and explored potential collaboration at the annual Waldron Interprofessional Researchers Engaging in Dialogue event Sept. 20. Read more

department of design shark tank awardDept. of Design presented the first Shark Tank Award
The Department of Design awarded the two Shark Tank scholarship award winners on Sept. 19. Read more

Alumni NewsErica Bernstein '08 has been appointed Director of Outreach at the Chlorine Institute. Bernstein will assist in planning and executing the Chlorine Institute's emergency preparedness training activities and will also provide staff support to the institute's Product Stewardship Issue Team.

Read more alumni news
Alumni Events

Oct. 1: Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach
Oct. 1: Women's Soccer Alumni Day
Oct. 14–16: 2016 Homecoming

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford
Please join the Highlander Family in honoring Radford University's seventh president Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. as he leads Radford University's transformation into an innovative, premier university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond with a keen focus on teaching, research and service.

As we prepare to celebrate his inauguration, we invite you to make a gift to the Presidential Endowed Scholarship Fund to show your support for President Hemphill and Radford University's deserving students.

The Presidential Endowed Scholarship Fund is named in honor of all presidents of Radford University and their commitment to excellence in higher education and serving students. The Presidential Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen who have excelled during their high school career. This scholarship helps provide access to a Radford University education for the best and the brightest students.
Give today!
Stay Connected

Register online for Radford University's Homecoming Weekend and plan to attend the many events in the Alumni and Family Village. This will be the main gathering location for all alumni, family and friends.
For a full listing of Homecoming events, visit

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