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RU to host 2013 Family Weekend

Kimber, Mason and Clay Miller

Kimber, Mason and Clay Miller enjoy a little time together during Family Weekend at Muse.

Radford University is gearing up to the host the 2013 Family Weekend, an annual celebration of the Highlander community full of socials, seminars, arts and athletics. Family Weekend festivities take place across campus from Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20 and will give parents, family and friends the opportunity to experience life at today's Radford.

Visitors to campus can check-in at the Hurlburt Student Center on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. onwards on Saturday morning. After check-in, the options will seem limitless as every corner of campus hosts a special event.

On Saturday morning at 9 a.m., RU President Penelope Kyle will host the "Conversation with the President" in Bondurant Auditorium. The president will welcome families and provide an update about the university, to be followed by a question and answer session. A light breakfast reception will be held at the conclusion.

Some of the weekend activities planned include dance and theatre performances by students and faculty members, fascinating planetarium shows, seminars hosted by faculty members, open houses for RU's colleges and schools and the beloved Family Weekend Dog Show.

For athletic attendees, there are chances to cheer the Highlanders on to victory in volleyball, enter the 5K Family Fun Run or catch an early glimpse of this year's men's and women's basketball teams at the Highlanders Basketball Preview.

Experiencing everything RU has to offer might make visitors hungry. Dalton Kitchen, the Dalton Terrace Shops and the Hurlburt Student Center Food Court will be open extended hours during the weekend. On Sunday morning, Dalton Kitchen will host the Highlander Family Weekend Brunch, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For a complete schedule or to reserve tickets to a specific event visit the Family Weekend website. Please note that some events require reservations, which can be made until Wednesday, Oct. 16.

See you at RU for a fun-filled weekend!

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.

Oct 10, 2013
Dan Waidelich
(540) 831-7749