News and Events from Radford University July 18, 2013
RU Today

Rhodes named 2012-13 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Megan Rhodes in action against UNCRadford senior women's soccer standout Megan Rhodes added to an impressive resume Tuesday when she was named the female 2012-13 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and became the second RU female student-athlete to earn the conference's highest academic honor.

The News Now

President Kyle and summer bridge attendees

President Kyle addresses aspiring women scientists at Summer Bridge

On Thursday night in the Norwood Room in downtown Radford, RU President Penelope W. Kyle addressed almost 80 aspiring scientists who attended the annual summer Bridge program at RU.
Preschool Learning labs

Preschool Language Lab's playful atmosphere belies important development work underway

From behind a two-way mirror, it appears to be a particularly busy preschool playroom in which a handful of precocious children push toy trucks through shaving cream, play red light/green light or sing songs.
Governor's School students

Governor's school readies students for college and career experience

For the fourth year in a row, Radford University had the privilege to host nearly 400 of the commonwealth's most talented high school students for the Virginia Summer Residential Governor's Schools in the Humanities and the Visual and Performing Arts.
RU Connected

New electronic newsletter will keep "RU Connected"

We are excited to announce that we will soon be rolling out a new electronic newsletter that brings the campus and alumni news together.

RU Clinical Simulation Center Team takes SimTheater to the Las Vegas Strip

Representing Radford University's Clinical Simulation Center, a team of six presented SimTheater, a series of acts designed to immerse nursing professionals in a variety of simulation experiences, at the recent International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference in Las Vegas.
Diane Millar

RU Autism Research Featured at National Speech /Language Conference

Diane Millar, chair of the department of Communication Science and Disorders (COSD), recently presented a paper called "Using Research to Create a Unique Treatment Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Families, and Speech-Language Pathologists" at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Schools Conference in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend.
George Lyon and Diane Glliam

Highland Summer Conference sponsors reading by Appalachian authors and poets

Author and poet George Ella Lyon and poet Diane Gilliam will present a public reading tonight, at 7:30 p.m., in McConnell Library.

Around Campus

Sarah Rogis

New hire focusing on career and internship development in Northern Virginia

Radford University has hired Sarah Rogis to serve as its associate director for career and internship development in the Northern Virginia region. In the newly created position, Rogis will work to develop internships and experiential learning opportunities for Radford University students.
Delegate Yost with President Kyle

RU updates Delegate Yost on progress of new Center for the Sciences

Delegate Joseph Yost '06, M.A. '08 visited his alma mater to see firsthand the construction of RU's new Center for the Sciences.
Gary Schirr

Marketing professor helps area business people get LinkedIn

College of Business and Economics Professor Gary Schirr participated recently in LinkedIn's first-ever workshop designed to offer tips to entrepreneurs and small business users on how to most effectively use the professional networking website.
Brittany Ash

Graduate Student of the Month: Brittany Ash

Each month the College of Graduate and Professional Studies features a student on its website. For July, the spotlight is on Brittany Ash, a candidate in the Department of Counselor Education. Read her Q&A on the College of Graduate and Professional Studies website.


sustainability logo

Recycling bins coming to residential halls

RU Recycling is installing recycling bins in each room of all campus residential halls starting this fall.

"You have the ABILITY!" is a weekly reminder from RU Green and RU's Sustainability Steering Committee about how you and RU can make a difference. To find out more and become a friend of RU Sustainability on Facebook, visit the RU Green page and click on the "Find Us on Facebook" icon.

RU Athletics

Radford student-athletes excel academically in 2012-13

RU's student-athletes not only achieved in their respective sports, but also had an exceptional year in the classroom.
For more on this and other Highlander highlights, visit RU Athletics.

The Arts @ RU

Check the arts calendar to see what's coming up next!

The next art exhibition begins August 26. Learn more about the exhibition and other CVPA events at the arts calendar.

Connected (News from Alumni)

RU alumnus and club rugby player used passion for the game to make a difference

Tal Bayer, 1993 alumnus and club rugby player, used his passion for the game to change lives in inner-city Washington, D.C. As the rugby coach for Perry Street Prep Public Charter, he used this power sport to provide structure and direction for his players. Recently he had to say "good-bye" to his team, but his work will have a lasting legacy for all of the players and their families it touched.


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