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Winter Jam Schedule of Events

Friday, March 1

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Highlander Shopping
Enjoy shopping for all things Highlander at the Radford University Bookstore where you can also purchase a copy of Celebrating the Century: Forging the Future history book of Radford University.
Location: RU Bookstore, Dalton Hall

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weather Report: A Photographic Series by Andrzej Maciejewski
Cost: Free
Location: RU Art Museum - Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts

6 p.m.
The School of Nursing 40th Anniversary Gala
Join fellow nursing alumni for a wonderful evening of cocktails and dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the School of Nursing. Guest speakers include Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle and Dr. Elizabeth Merwin ’76 of Duke University.
Cost: $75 per person
RSVP to: uainvite@radford.edu
Location: College of Business and Economics

6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Women’s and Men’s Basketball Alumni Games 
Cheer on former women’s and men’s basketball players, coaches and managers as they hit the hardwood one more time. Women’s game starts at 6:30 p.m. and men’s game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Dedmon Center

Following the games, alumni are invited to join us for a reception in the Highlander Room for hors d’oeuvres with cash bar.

8 p.m.
Play: Time Stands Still
Journalists and lovers, Sarah and James have worked together for years shedding light on some of the world’s greatest atrocities. Tragedy strikes and clouds the couple’s past and threatens their future. Time Stands Still is a timely and intelligent look at the price of following your heart.
Cost: Free
Location: Porterfield Hall, Dr. James W. and Lilli Hawes Studio Theatre

8 p.m.
Movie: Skyfall
Sponsored by R-SPaCE and Game Room.
Cost: $1
Location: Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center

8 p.m. - midnight
Dance Party
DJ, Karaoke contest, “Make your own photo” photo booth and free food. Sponsored by R-SPaCE.
Cost: Free
Location: Peters Gym

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Evening in the Bonnie
Bowling and billiards sponsored by Game Room.
Cost: Free
Location: Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center

Saturday, March 2

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Highlander Shopping
Highlander Early Bird Special! Don’t miss the special 20% discount on all your favorite Highlander apparel and gifts between 9 a.m. and noon!
Location: RU Bookstore, Dalton Hall

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Highlander Polar Plunge
Plunge into the New River to support the Special Olympics. Sponsored by Radford City and the Radford City Police Department.

  • Check in: 10 a.m.
  • Splashdown: 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $30 per person
Location: Dudley's Landing at Bisset Park
Event Contact: (540) 951-2918 or swoffice@specialolympicsva.org
Register: www.firstgiving.com/polarplungeva

10 a.m.
Campus Tour (advance registration required)
Cost: Free
Location: Tour begins at Martin Hall, Suite 107

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Clinical Simulation Center Open House
RU Epsilon Psi and all nursing alumni will enjoy tours and coffee as they tour the Clinical Simulation Center.
Cost: Free
Location: RU Corporate Park, Building 1, Suite 3500, 6226 University Park Dr., Radford, VA

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Museum of the Earth Sciences
Ever pet a T-Rex? Enjoy a fun and exciting time exploring Earth’s reassures.
Cost: Free
Location: Curie Hall, Room 143

10:30 a.m.
2013 and 2014 Reunion Volunteer Training (advance registration required)
Volunteers put that special touch in reunion planning and help to ensure their success. If you are interested in planning your 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th or 50th class reunions join us for Reunion Volunteer Training. You will receive guidance on how to make your class reunion a memorable occasion.

  • October Reunion 2013: Classes ending in 3s and 8s
  • October Reunion 2014: Classes ending in 4s and 9s

Cost: Free
Location: Hurlburt Student Center, Room 249

10:30 a.m.
Children’s Planetarium Show (advance registration required)
Cost: Free
Location: Curie Hall, Room 43 (check in at the planetarium)

11:45 a.m.
Campus Tour (advance registration required)

Cost: Free
Location: Tour begins at Martin Hall, Suite 107

Noon - 6 p.m - Slam Dunk Events

Noon
Planetarium Show (advance registration required)
Cost: Free
Location: Curie Hall, Room 43 (check in at the planetarium)

Noon - 4 p.m.
Weather Report: A Photographic Series by Andrzej Maciejewski
Cost: Free
Location: RU Art Museum - Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts

2 p.m.
Alpha Sigma Tau 60th Anniversary Tea (advance registration required)
Come join your Alpha Sigma Tau sisters for and afternoon tea before the 60th Anniversary Bash!
Cost: Sister, $30; Guest, $18.99; Children 17 and under, free. Pricing includes both the Tea and Sweetheart Ball.
Location: Muse Banquet Room
Registration: astalum@radford.edu or call (540) 931-5817.

2 p.m.
Play: Time Stands Still
Journalists and lovers, Sarah and James have worked together for years shedding light on some of the world’s greatest atrocities. Tragedy strikes and clouds the couple’s past and threatens their future. Time Stands Still is a timely and intelligent look at the price of following your heart.
Cost: Free
Location: Porterfield Hall, Dr. James W. and Lilli Hawes Studio Theatre

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Tours
Come explore the RU Greenhouse during their open house for alumni and friends.
Cost: Free
Location: Reed Hall

7 – 10 p.m.
Alpha Sigma Tau 60th Sweetheart Ball
Cost: Sister, $30; Guest, $18.99; Children 17 and under, free. Pricing includes both the Tea and Sweetheart Ball.
Location: Norwood Room, Downtown
Registration: astalum@radford.edu or call (540) 931-5817

8 p.m.
Play: Time Stands Still
Journalists and lovers, Sarah and James have worked together for years shedding light on some of the world’s greatest atrocities. Tragedy strikes and clouds the couple’s past and threatens their future. Time Stands Still is a timely and intelligent look at the price of following your heart.
Cost: Free
Location: Porterfield Hall, Dr. James W. and Lilli Hawes Studio Theatre

8 p.m.
Movie: Skyfall
Sponsored by R-SPaCE and Game Room.
Cost: $1
Location: Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Evening in the Bonnie
Bowling and billiards sponsored by Game Room.
Cost: Free
Location: Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center

9 p.m.
Alumni Late Night (advance registration required)
Alumni can keep the celebration going at one of your favorite hangouts from your college days in downtown Radford.

Slam Dunk Events

Winter Jam Package
Adults, $23; children 10 and under, $17
Includes a ticket to the Women’s and Men’s basketball games and Highlander Hoopla.
Registration

Highlander Hoopla Package
Adults, $13; Children 10 and under, $7. Includes a ticket to the Highlander Hoopla only. You must have a pre-purchased game ticket to enter the arena to attend the Hoopla. To purchase game tickets, please call the RU Ticket Office at (540) 831-RUTX.
Registration

Noon – 4 p.m.
Alumni Check-in
Stop by to pick up a schedule of events, pre-purchased basketball game tickets, Highlander HOOPla passes and to ask any questions about your special weekend that you may have for staff.
Location: Dedmon Center - Riverside Entrance

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Highlander Hoopla (advance registration required)
All alumni, family and friends attending are entered to win fabulous door prizes. You will enjoy tasting and voting for your favorite chili along with a baked potato bar, side items and desserts.
The Hoopla will feature the Young Alumni Reunion for the Classes of 2002-2012. Cash bar available. Sponsored by RU Dining Services.
Cost: Adults, $13; Children 10 and under, $7. Includes a ticket to the Highlander Hoopla only. You must have a pre-purchased game ticket to enter the arena to attend the Hoopla. To purchase game tickets, please call the RU Ticket Office at (540) 831-RUTX
Location: Dedmon Center, Volleyball Court

2 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Gardner-Webb
Location: Dedmon Center

4:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Liberty
Location: Dedmon Center

After the Men's Game
Say "Cheese"
Get your photo taken and meet the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches. Did we forget to mention the Highlander? He will be there and ready to pose with fans. Don’t forget your camera.
Location: On the court

I'll Have an Olive with That
Meet the basketball coaches and have a toast to each other and to RU. Cheers Highlanders!
Martini Bar with Cocktail Snacks, Cash Bar.
Location: Volleyball Court

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