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RCPT in the News

  1. Domo arigato, Dr. Wagstaff »


    Mark Wagstaff has blazed a trail in outdoor leadership education in Japan.

  2. Wilderness Institute builds strong bonds between students and nature »


    Whittington, an associate professor in RU's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, runs the department's Wilderness Institute, an intense four-week outdoor training course

  3. Hiking miles for smiles »


    If you tell Tucker White and Dan Reinis to take a hike, they'll gladly do it. And you may not see them again for months.

  4. Students Donate Spring Break Time to Help Others »


    Think of spring break, and you picture college students painting houses with Habitat for Humanity or planting trees at sites ravaged by mountaintop removal.

Radford University students immersed in New River course

By Robby Korth robby.korth@roanoke.com 381-1679 | Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:00 am

RADFORD — Going to class was a little different for six Radford University students last week. Rather than meet up in classrooms on campus they learned lessons from canoes on the New River as part of an immersive program: Radford’s Semester on the New. Read More

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