May 9, 2018
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Alumni News

Graduate students celebrated in hooding ceremony Radford baseball beats Virginia Tech Haley Young ’08 knew ‘there was no other choice’ for college
Graduate students celebrated in hooding ceremony
Harless named Big South freshman of the week
Young knew 'there was no other choice' for college

Campus Events

Two-day Quest
Freshman Orientation: June 14-15, June 25-26, June 28-29, July 9-10 and July 14-15

One-day Quest
Freshman Orientation: June 22 and July 18

Transfer Quest
Transfer Orientation: June 19 and 20, July 12 and 17

On Campus

While flanked by her family and DPT Chair Brent Harper, Anusha Atyam dons her white coat, ceremonially bestowed by Professor Kristen Jagger.2018 Waldron College of Health and Human Services ceremonies mint new health care practitioners
Radford University health care professionals from the Waldron College of Health and Human Services advanced toward their new careers. Read more

COBE honors students; inducts 19 into BGS honor society
The College of Business and Economics inducted students into its Beta Gamma Sigma honor society chapter and honored its top students, faculty and alumni in April 26 ceremonies at Kyle Hall. Read more

2018 Graduate Student Award recipientsCHBS honors graduate students
Outstanding graduate students in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences were honored for their work in research, teaching and academia in an intimate ceremony on April 27. Read more

Education students who received this year's Hattie Strong Scholarship were honored at a ceremony April 19 in Peters HallHattie Strong scholarships awarded to education students
Six students in the College of Education and Human Development teacher preparation program have each been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation. Read more

Guy SmithStudent shines as inspiring advocate for those with disabilities
Radford University junior Guy Smith not only identifies autism as his primary disability, but openly discloses his diagnosis in an effort to spread awareness and acceptance. Read more

art galleryExhibition celebrates work of graduating students
Graduating students receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibited their best work at the Radford University Art Museum. Read more

Winesett AwardsMcConnell Library honors Winesett Award recipients
The 2018 winners of the Winesett Awards for Library Research were announced and honored in the Andrew W. Ross Student Art Gallery in McConnell Library on April 27. Read more

Students listen to Director Dion give a talk at the spring Prelaw Society event.Prelaw Society hosts director of Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services
The Prelaw Society at Radford University hosted Shannon Dion, director of Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services, on April 19 in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Read more


Radford University Sustainability logoKeep'n It Green Award winners announced
Radford University honored three individuals April 19 for their commitment to campus sustainability with the 2017-18 Staff Senate Keep'n It Green awards. 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.

May 9-19
Veteran's Art Exhibit: New River Valley Disability Resource Center, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

May 12
Radford Farmers' Market 2018 Opening Day: Norwood Square, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.


In Athletics

May 9-11
Women's Track and Field at Big South Outdoor Championships (A), all day

May 9-12
Softball - Big South Tournament (H), TBA

May 11
Baseball at Liberty (A), 6 p.m.

May 12
Baseball at Liberty (A), 4 p.m.

May 13
Baseball at Liberty (A), 2 p.m.

May 14
Baseball vs. VMI (H), 6 p.m.

May 15
Baseball at Appalachian State (A), 5 p.m.

May 17
Baseball vs. Campbell (H), 6 p.m.

May 18
Baseball vs. Campbell (H), 6 p.m.

May 19
Baseball vs. Campbell (H), 2 p.m.

May 22-26
Baseball Big South Tournament (at Lynchburg), TBA

For more Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.


Coming Up in the Arts

June 21 - July 28
Radford City Fine Arts Show, all-day, Radford University Art Museum on Tyler

For more arts events, go to the CVPA calendar.


The News Now

Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill presents the Presidential Employee Service AwardEmployee Service Recognition honors faculty, staff and retirees
Radford University recognized more than 240 employees and retirees for their many years of dedication and contributions to the university. Read more

Dean's ScholarsCHBS seniors honored as Dean's Scholars
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences celebrated 12 outstanding seniors with family, faculty and friends at the CHBS Graduation Reception on May 4. Read more

Junior biology major Attia Mohamed explains his research to Board of Visitors member Debra McMahonStudents present research to Board of Visitors
Between committee meetings on May 3, Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) members had a chance to talk one-on-one with students about research projects they have been involved with throughout the academic year. Read more

SON students close out undergrad career with medical outreach trip and valuable experienceSON students close out undergrad career with medical outreach trip and valuable experience
Four May 2018 nursing graduates joined nursing faculty to contribute to an interprofessional team of health care providers on a medical outreach trip to underserved areas of the Dominican Republic. Read more

Student Sara Herold administers the King-Devick concussion protocol test to an athlete at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville.Researchers collect concussion data to aid wheelchair athletes
A group of faculty and student researchers worked with athletes at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville last month, testing players for concussions and collecting valuable data. Read more

COSD Instructor Terri Shelor works with graduate student Cody Huber to experience Vital Stim, a therapy tool that enables SLP’s to help patients with muscle education and development of throat muscle use patterns.Radford COSD students introduced to latest swallowing therapy technology
To help patients recover from swallowing disorders, aspiring speech language pathologists in the Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders now have access to the latest therapy technology. Read more. For a video on VitalStim's hands-on experience, click here.  

Alumni News

Will Darmstead '16 is the stadium operations and merchandising manager, as well as corporate sales executive for the Potomac Nationals, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Prior to joining the Nationals, Darmstead worked for the Pulaski Yankees, the Short Season affiliate of the New York Yankees.

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Alumni Events

May 12
Radford Night at Trophy Brewing

May 19
Alumni Day at the Ballpark in Radford

May 24
Radford Night at Studio Brew

Learn more about these upcoming events.

Give to Radford

This spring, 577 graduating seniors made their first gift to Radford University, for a total of $6,135. Now they are challenging our alumni and supporters to match their giving! Make your gift to help meet the challenge before our fiscal year ends on June 30.

Stay Connected

The inaugural Highlander Hometown Tour highlights a variety of establishments owned by Radford University alumni. You helped us plan the road trip by nominating restaurants, breweries, wineries, inns, bakeries and food trucks. Now, you are invited to join us on the tour! Please visit the Highlander Hometown Tour page for the full schedule.

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