News & Events

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 19, 2023 »

    6/23/2023

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Former Radford infielder Spencer Horwitz ’19 takes his first swings at Major League Baseball; Professor Emeritus Matthew J. Franck espouses literature out loud; and Heather Obleada ’95 is a North Carolina Pilates guru and a mom with aplomb. 

  2. Radford University once again named a College of Distinction »

    6/14/2023

    In addition to being tapped as one of this year’s Colleges of Distinction by the national guide for college-bound students, Radford University was also cited as one of the best public schools in Virginia. It received accolades for its undergraduate programs in business, education and nursing and for its student support services for career development and military personnel. 

  3. Esports marketing students learn about the hard work that goes into having a good time  »

    6/12/2023

    The business course curriculum, launched this year, revolves around the planning and coordination of a large-scale esports event. On April 25, the students held a gaming tournament at Cook Hall that was watched by more than 140 viewers and involved 15 live competitors. 

  4. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 5, 2023 »

    6/9/2023

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Graduate student, opera singer and Miss Virginia contestant Grace Pfleger gives voice to her recent activities in a WVTF radio profile; Vince Wyatt ’15 enjoys a friendly interview with WSLS; and Assistant Professor of Accounting Robert Warren weighs in on what sounds like a holy mess.

  5. Young actor’s plum role in “Nightmare” moves her closer to her cinematic dreams »

    6/5/2023

    Soon after she earned her theater degree, Lauren Faulkner ’15 headed for the West Coast to try to break into the entertainment industry. Since then, the young actor has made steady progress onstage and in shorts and recently appeared in her second feature film, “Spring Break Nightmare,” now showing on the Lifetime Movie Network.

  6. Highlander Highlights: Week of May 29, 2023 »

    6/2/2023

    Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research and work happening on campus through the tireless effort and curiosity of our students and faculty. This week, we have stories of a student selected to the Voting Honor Roll, a major endorsement for the Clinical Simulation Center and two student-athletes who have winning GPAs.

  7. Choose Radford – Carli Wadas »

    6/2/2023

    Carli Wadas ’23 says being an English major at Radford University is “pretty awesome.” If you listen to her speak about it – about the helpful and caring faculty, about the close-knit community of students, about the opportunities to learn through sharing of ideas – it’s likely you, too, will come away with the same impression.

  8. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 22, 2023 »

    5/26/2023

    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. 

  9. Tax prep assistance program, supported by the Davis College, sees expansive growth in its second year »

    5/22/2023

    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. 

  10. Highlander Highlights: Week of May 15, 2023 »

    5/19/2023

    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.

  11. “A gentle leader”: Friends, faculty and colleagues remember student Paulette Wright »

    5/16/2023

    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.

  12. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 8, 2023 »

    5/12/2023

    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).