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Highlanders in the News: Week of May 22, 2023
This week in Highlanders in the News: Former faculty member Jim Minick chronicles the 1955 disaster that laid waste to a tiny Kansas town; nursing graduate Sarah Morris talks about working in medicine and then education; and Theresa Burriss, Ph.D., has been tapped to lend her expertise to a new project that examines Appalachia.
Tax prep assistance program, supported by the Davis College, sees expansive growth in its second year
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which operates in part out of Kyle Hall and uses Radford student volunteers, filed returns for 777 people this year, a 94% increase over 2022.
Highlander Highlights: Week of May 15, 2023
Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research happening on campus through the tireless work and curiosity of our students and faculty. This week, we have stories of students who are keeping AM radio alive, winning People’s Choice awards in cybersecurity and earning honors for work on the soccer field and in the classroom.
“A gentle leader”: Friends, faculty and colleagues remember student Paulette Wright
The history and social science major died in a December traffic collision, just months before she would have graduated. A posthumous degree was presented in Wright’s name at commencement on May 6.
Highlanders in the News: Week of May 8, 2023
This week in Highlanders in the News: The 110th Spring Commencement ceremonies and its graduates hit the papers; “Mountain Stage” executive producer Adam Harris ’05 helps public radio’s venerable music show celebrate its big 4-0; Professor of Psychology Niels Christensen is a guest of “honors” on the “Alma Matters” podcast; and Jon Murrill, M.F.A. ’12, paints the town (or at least a part of Vinton, Virginia).
Radford, Brazilian teams join for research on Internet of Things
A small group of Radford University faculty members and students recently teamed with researchers from Brazil to begin constructing a framework for a collaborative relationship focused on cybersecurity and entrepreneurship.
Radford graduates receive their degrees at Spring Commencement 2023
Radford University conferred degrees on 1,198 undergraduate and graduate students at commencement ceremonies May 5-6, 2023.
Highlander Highlights: Week of May 1, 2023
Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research happening on campus through the tireless work and curiosity of our students and faculty.
IRS training program offers a daylong “adrenaline shot” for business students, plus career prospects
About 50 students took part in the Davis College of Business and Economics’ tax academy, where they were coached by special agents in conducting interviews, forensic investigation of documents and even executing a raid on a shady business.