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Campus Events

Oct. 2 Sustainability Week Kickoff
Hurlburt Plaza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 2 Campus Sustainability Scavenger Hunt
Campus Fountain, Noon-1 p.m.
Oct. 3 Diversity University
Hurlburt Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Radford by Bike
Recreation and Wellness Center, 4-5 p.m.
Oct. 4 DIY Terrariums
Hurlburt Plaza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 4 Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
Muse Banquet Hall, 6-7 p.m.
Oct. 6 State of the University
Bondurant Auditorium, 11 a.m.
Oct. 6-8 Homecoming/Family Weekend

On Campus

Hannah Curran and Lea Gwyn Radford University partners with nonprofit Fear 2 Freedom
For the third consecutive year, the Radford University family united to support the global nonprofit organization Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) that brings hope and healing to those affected by sexual violence. Read more

Dr. Marisela Rosas HemphillDr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill to keynote Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
The event is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Muse Banquet Hall. Read more

James P. JonesPrelaw Society hosts U.S. District Court and FISA judge
The Prelaw Society at Radford University hosted James P. Jones, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Virginia. Read more

Langley AndersonMFA student hosts solo exhibition
MFA student Langley Anderson held the first solo student exhibition in the newly named Andrew W. Ross Student Gallery in McConnell Library. Read more

Maj. Wendi McBride-RentschlerNew ROTC major shares goals, vision for the program
Newly appointed ROTC Maj. Wendi McBride-Rentschler, also an assistant professor of Military Science, leads Radford University's detachment from its on-campus home of Russell Hall. Read more

An image from Coburn's exhibitionRadford University Art Museum hosts faculty artist
The Radford University Art Museum recognizes artistic accomplishments by Radford University faculty and staff, with the latest exhibition featuring artwork by Lee Coburn, director of Creative and Marketing Services in University Relations. Read more

Emily StinsonLegacy student finds home in Honors Academy
As a Radford University legacy student, sophomore education major Emily Stinson is following in the footsteps of successful Highlanders. Read more

Steve OakeRadford University student found his passion and is rising to the top
Steve Oake transferred to Radford during the fall 2013 semester to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology while specializing in software engineering and database administration. Read more


Radford SustainABILITYShred-A-Thon is Oct. 5
Radford University Recycling is conducting Shred-A-Thon Oct. 5 to give the university community an opportunity to safely and securely shred and recycle unwanted documents. 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.

Sept. 30: Radford Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 7: Niko's Exotic Bird Rescue, Radford Public Library, 2-3 p.m.


In Athletics

Sept. 29
Volleyball at Campbell, 7 p.m.

Sept. 30
Volleyball at High Point, 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at High Point, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1-3
Men's Golf at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate (Cullowhee, N.C.), TBA

Oct. 2-3
Women's Golf at F&M Bank APSU Invitational (Clarksville, TN.), TBA

Oct. 3
Volleyball vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4
Men's Soccer at Presbyterian, 6 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

Oct. 6-8
Men's Tennis at Mercer Invitational (Macon, Georgia), all day

Oct. 7
Women's Soccer vs. Gardner-Webb, 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. High Point, 5 p.m.
Volleyball at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.

Oct. 10
Men's Soccer at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11
Women's Soccer at Longwood, 7 p.m.

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts at Radford University

Coming up in The Arts:

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

Oct. 3-6 – Art Education Show, all-day, Gallery 205

Oct. 3 – Crimes of the Heart, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 4 – Great Russian Composers: Radford University Wind Symphony Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 5 – Fall Honors Recital, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center

Oct. 5-6 – Fall Dance Fest, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Oct. 5 – Opening reception for Finding a Voice: Articulation in Silence by Lee Coburn, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Oct. 5-7 –Finding a Voice: Articulation in Silence by Lee Coburn, 5-7 p.m., Radford University Art Museum Downtown

Oct. 5-7 – Crimes of the Heart, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 7 – Fall Dance Fest, 2-4 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Oct. 7 – Fall Fashion Show, 4-5 p.m., Hurlburt Auditorium

Oct. 8 – Crimes of the Heart, 2-4 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse

Oct. 9 -12 – Art Education Show, all-day, Gallery 205

Oct. 10 – Festival of South African Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The News Now

Radford University awarded NSA grant to boost cybersecurity outreach
Radford University is the recipient of a $140,250 National Security Agency grant that will enhance the university's robust cybersecurity outreach. Read more

Ann Marie KlotzRadford University selects next VP for Student Affairs
Radford University has named Ann Marie Klotz, Ed.D., to be the University's next vice president for Student Affairs. Read more

Radford University ranks among greenest college campuses
The Princeton Review has again recognized the university for its commitment to building and maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly campus. Read more

Globlal education conferenceRadford University Board of Visitors hold quarterly meeting
The board convened on campus Sept. 14-15. Read more

Growth4VA logoRadford University announces support of Growth4VA campaign
President Brian O. Hemphill announced the university's support of the newly launched Growth4VA campaign to promote reform and reinvestment in Virginia's top-ranked higher education system. Read more

Mary Ann hovis '65Board of Visitors honor the late Mary Ann Hovis '65
The BOV unanimously approved a resolution in honor of Hovis, who at the time of her death Aug. 26 was a member of the BOV. Read more

members of the Board of VisitorsBOV recognizes Radford University IMPACT program with resolution
The BOV approved a resolution that recognizes the university's brand new competency-based education program, Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training. Read more

delegates Nick Rush and Joseph YostCommonwealth leaders push for passenger rail service to enrich the New River Valley
Radford University hosted more than 70 municipal leaders and community organizations representing the citizens of the New River Valley for the New River Rail 2020 Legislative Reception on Sept. 20. Read more

Honors academy studentsPresident Hemphill applauds Honors Academy students
Honors Academy students were invited by the president to the Governor Tyler House Sept. 13 for a reception to honor their achievements. Read more

Book Buddies participants in front of the Radford Public LibraryBook Buddies gets boost from alumnus Frank Beamer
The retired football coach and Radford alumnus recently made a donation to help promote literacy and aid education majors in the university's Book Buddies program.Read more

Alumni News

Tim Kehoe '95 was promoted to lieutenant with the Chesterfield County Police Department. Kehoe has been with the department for 22 years and received a Meritorious Service Award for his six years of service on the SWAT team as operator and team leader.

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Alumni Events

Oct. 6–8:Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 6:Radford University Athletics Hall of Fame
Oct. 21:Radford Highlanders Festival

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