Sept. 1, 2017
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President Hemphill speaking to Business Leaders Radford Highlanders Women's Tennis Mary Ann Hovis '65
  Radford, NOVA sign
landmark agreement
  Palmer named Big South
player of the week
  Alumna Mary Ann Hovis '65
passes away

Campus Events

Sept. 5 Presidential Open Forum for Faculty
Hurlburt Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 Presidential Open Forum for Students
Hurlburt Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 6

Presidential Open Forum for Faculty
Hurlburt Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 6 Presidential Open Forum for Students
Hurlburt Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 Student Appreciation Day
Hurlburt Student Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sept. 7 Club Fair
Moffett Lawn, 4-6 p.m.
Sept. 8 IMPACT launch event with Gov. McAuliffe
Kyle 340, 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 8 Freshman Picnic
Governor Tyler House, 4 p.m.
Sept. 23 Jumpstart Career Development Conference
Bondurant Auditorium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m
Oct. 6-8 Homecoming

On Campus

Students helping with move-inRadford University welcomed incoming students
Radford University welcomed a freshman class of nearly 1,900 Highlanders, an 8.5 percent increase over last year on Thursday, Aug. 24. Read more

President Hemphill speaks at the 2017 ConvocationConvocation celebrates opening of Radford's 2017-18 academic year
To commemorate the opening of the 2017-18 academic year, President Brian O. Hemphill welcomed the Radford University family back to campus at Convocation in Bondurant Auditorium on Aug. 24. Read more

Shaelyn McNiel & Claire YeltonMeet 20 from Radford's Class of '21
As the new freshmen were welcomed into the Highlander family, 20 members of the class of 2021 were asked about why they chose Radford and what they hope to accomplish at the University. Read more

adford University Provost Graham Glynn and faculty member Kevin AyersRadford hosts fourth annual Institutional Effectiveness Day
Radford University faculty and administrators came together on Aug. 21 for Institutional Effectiveness Day to discuss educational achievement and campus life. Read more

President Hemphill hosts open forums for A/P and Classified Staff
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill welcomed the University's employees in a heartfelt conversation on Aug. 18 during two Presidential Open Forums in the Hurlburt Student Center auditorium. Read more

Quest welcomes freshmen and transfer students to campus
As students began moving into residence halls Thursday and Friday, Radford University's New Student Programs staff hosted two final Quest sessions, one each for transfer students and freshmen. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYGreen means go for new student sustainability team
The new Student Sustainability Leadership Team will work this academic year to develop events and projects designed to improve awareness of sustainability issues and promote participation in campus and community events. Read more

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.

Through Sept. 13: Water and Diaper Donations for Texas, Radford Fire Dept., Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 2: Radford Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sept. 4: Radford Fiddle and Banjo Jam, River City Grill, 7-10 p.m.
Sept. 9: Read to a Therapy Bird, Radford Public Library, 1-1:50 p.m.
Sept. 14: Escape Room at The Library, Radford Public Library, 3-8 p.m.


In Athletics

Sept. 1
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Hokie Invite, 6:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Davidson, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Wofford, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon (Tucson, Arizona), Noon
Volleyball vs. Eastern Kentucky (Tucson, Arizona), 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 2
Volleyball vs. Arizona (Tucson, Arizona), 3 p.m.

Sept. 5
Women's Soccer vs. East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

Sept. 8
Women's Soccer at Mount St. Mary's, 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Miami Ohio (at Columbia, South Carolina) 10 a.m.
Volleyball vs. Eastern Kentucky (at Columbia, South Carolina) 4 p.m.

Sept. 8-11
Men's Tennis at Bulldog Invitational (Athens, Georgia), All day

Sept. 9
Men's Soccer at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. South Carolina (at Columbia, South Carolina) 2 p.m.

Sept. 10-11
Women's Golf at William & Mary Fall Invitational, TBA

Sept. 11-12
Men's Golf at Joe Feaganes Invitational (Huntington, West Virginia), TBA

Sept. 13
Men's Soccer at East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

Through Sept. 21 – Adolf Dehn: Nocturnal Travels: Works from the Permanent Collection, All-day, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Sept. 7-9, 11-15, 18-23 and 25-30 – Art Adjunct Show, All-day, RUAM Gallery Downtown

Sept. 7 – Opening Reception for the Art Adjunct Show, 5-7 p.m., RUAM Gallery Downtown

Sept. 26 – Radford University Faculty Jazz "Kicks" Big Band concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Sept. 27 – Radford University Faculty Jazz "Kicks" Big Band concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Sept. 29 – Opening reception for Strange Weather: Erin Turner Exhibition, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

Sept. 29 to Oct. 13 – Strange Weather: Erin Turner Exhibition, All-day, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center

The News Now

Radford advances in 2017 'Best Bang for the Buck' university rankings
For the fifth consecutive year, Radford University has been recognized as a "Best Bang for the Buck" institution by Washington Monthly Magazine in its annual College Guide and Rankings. Read more

ACSAT faculty convene to explore avenues to further enrich learning culture
At the REALISE Kick-off and Expo, the Artis College of Science and Technology launched an ambitious program on Aug. 25 in the SELU Conservancy Barn. Read more

New SGA president talks 2017-18 initiatives
Junior Julianna Stanley discussed the agenda for this year's Student Government Association. Read more

new infant nurse simulation modelRadford Simulation Centers add dynamic capabilities with new obstetrics simulators
With the arrival of a mother and child, the Radford University Clinical Simulation Center can mirror the complexity of patients' health needs more accurately than ever. Read more

Iris MullinsMullins named SON associate director of graduate programs
Iris Mullins has been named associate director of graduate programs for the School of Nursing in Radford University's Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Read more

solar eclipse demonstration
Eclipse Celebration creates unique science education experience
More than 1,300 people joined Professor of Physics Rhett Herman and colleagues from the Artis College of Science and Technology to experience a solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Read more

Campus Office relocations
Since the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester, several university offices have relocated. Read more

Alumni News

Rebecca Ebert '76 has received the American Association of University Women "Woman of the Year" award. Ebert is the archivist of the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives of the Handley Regional Library and the Winchester Frederick County Historical Society.

President Hemphill and alumniGenerations of Highlanders come together at the Alumni Legacy Lunch
One hundred and fifty Radford University alumni and future alumni participated in the Legacy Alumni Family Luncheons hosted by the Radford University Office of Alumni Relations on Aug. 24-25. Read more

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Alumni Events

Sept. 14: Radford Athletics Meet the Coaches Night
Sept. 18: Radford Night at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club
Sept. 20: Alumni Charity Challenge

Learn more about these upcoming events.

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Take the Greek Life Challenge!

Celebrate the memories, friendships and leadership experiences you gained through Greek Life at Radford University with your gift today. The Greek organization that raises the most money during the Greek Life Challenge will be named champion during Homecoming Weekend's Alumni Village Saturday, Oct. 7.

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