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  1. $1 million grant, professors highlight Radford’s recent media appearances  »


    $1 million grant, professors highlight Radford’s recent media appearances.

  2. CEHD recognizes top students »


    The College of Education and Human Development recognized and honored many of its students during the college's ninth annual awards ceremony May 5 in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium.

  3. Recreation, Parks and Tourism faculty member earns prestigious award »


    The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association has presented its 2016 Outstanding Professor Award to Radford University Assistant Professor Josh Carroll.

  4. Summer in the Park »


    Recreation, Parks and Tourism major Seana Wilson spent six days this summer in the Partners in the Parks program at Zion National Park in Utah. 

  5. WOAH! That sounds fun »


    Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Associate Professor Anja Whittington will serve as special guest instructor for the upcoming WOAH! Weekend on Sept. 23-25 at Camp Carysbrook in Riner.

The Monarch Massacre

Dr. Whittington was recently interviewed about Wilderness Institute and her work outdoors by public radio. Hear her interview at 20:00 minute mark.

RCPT River Course on the Front Cover of Roanoke Times NRV Section
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.

Most of the students are taking five courses that will incorporate teachings from a six-day, 61-mile float trip, from a landing near campus at Bisset Park all the way to Shanklin’s Ferry near Bozoo, West Virginia. This is the first time the university has offered the program.

It’s a semester-long grouping of five classes that heavily features the river in various ways: environmental biology, survey of world religions, topics in critical inquiry, introducing Appalachia and a seminar overview. Read more on this story online.