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As internships became scarce due to coronavirus disruptions, the Department of Design created a one-credit mentorship class where students would interact with a team of working professionals to network and learn about job-hunting best practices.
Each semester, Radford University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts offers over fifty public events ranging from live music, dance, theatre, fashion shows, art exhibits and more. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the region, the college is developing ways to bring art to the public via online channels of communication.
Radford University’s Department of Design was recently reaccredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This marks the third consecutive time that the program has been reaccredited by the organization.
Senior dance majors Keagan Vickers and Andrew Danaceau are preparing to showcase everything they’ve learned during their studies at Radford University on February 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The two seniors are organizing the Honors Capstone Dance Concert at the Albig Studio Theatre in Peters Hall.
“Next Fall” follows Adam, Luke, Arlene and Butch who, when faced with a horrific accident, find themselves in prickly emotional territory where faith, commitment, and unconditional love merge amid a turbulent setting. This timely and provocative play, hailed by critics as “deeply moving and surprisingly funny,” highlights the preciousness of life with wit and tenderness.
An original 4’x 6’ drawing by Tina Butterfield ‘07 was recently purchased by the state of New Mexico for $35,000 and will be permanently displayed in the Hobbs Allied Health Nursing Building at New Mexico Junior College.
As seniors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate, they leave behind great memories, experiences and valuable life lessons, while simultaneously starting a new chapter as Radford University alumni.
Radford University’s Community of Artists offers first-year and transfer art students the benefit of a living-learning community that promotes interdisciplinary work among different artistic disciplines.
On Friday, December 6, 2019, the Department of Music will present “A Christmas Carol: Songs and Readings of the Dickens Classic.”
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Anna Graham ’16 just cannot stop getting recognized for her talent, initiative and hard work. She has been recognized as one of Professional Remodeler magazine’s 2020 class of 40 Under 40, and her business has been named the Best Interior Design Firm 2020 by the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
Earlier today, Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed 2020-2022 Biennial Budget was released with allocations of additional funding for various entities, including Radford University.
At the 2019 Winter Commencement on December 14, 2019, Radford University conferred degrees upon 562 undergraduate students and officially welcomed its newest group of Highlander alumni.
The Highlanders Pipes and Drums joined the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and over 250 performers onstage for the annual Holiday Pops Spectacular with over two hours of holiday favorites, carols and original material.
Radford University and Shelor Motor Mile collaborate to expand access to education and jobs in the New River Valley »
Through the generous support of Shelor Motor Mile, Inc., Radford University proudly announced a new program available to Highlander students seeking internships and employment in the New River Valley.