News & Events

  1. Stormy weather fails to dampen Highlanders’ Homecoming spirit  »


    Despite the rain and chill outside, Radford University gave a cozy, warm welcome to alumni for Homecoming 2022.

  2. Communication master’s now offered at higher ed centers »


    Radford University’s Master of Science in Strategic Communication program is now being offered at higher education centers in Abingdon, Martinsville and South Boston. 

  3. Professor emeritus travels far to deliver climate change address »


    Over the summer, Prahlad Kasturi, Ph.D., visited the Kargil Campus of the University of Ladakh in India to speak about and discuss climate change. The university is located in the Trans-Himalayas, in a region Kasturi said is particularly susceptible to environmental shifts.

  4. Radford University celebrates inauguration of Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D. as president »


    Radford University officially inaugurated Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., as the eighth president in the 112-year history of the institution during a warm ceremony on a chilly Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2022 on the McConnell Library lawn. 

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of Sept. 26 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Alumna Susan Sink '74, M.S. '78, is getting notoriety for her efforts in Virginia's agritourism business; alumni Brixton Albert '10 was featured in Forbes for his successful business efforts in virtual golf; and former volunteer assistant coach Vince Wyatt '15 has a new title leading athletics at a community college in Virginia. 

  6. Highlanders in the News: Week of Sept. 19 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: A new group of exhibits and events, on and around the RU campus, shines a rare light on art emerging from North India’s Mithila region; head baseball coach Alex Guerra ’11 and assistant basketball coach James Haring talk to the pods; and Radford’s Mayor David Horton ’90 prepares for his second term in office. 

  7. Radford among Top 10 affordable college towns for homebuyers »


    Radford, Virginia, home of the Highlanders and Radford University, has been named by as one of America’s Most Affordable College Towns for Homebuyers in 2022. Radford ranked No. 8 on the list of places where, the website notes, “scholarly buyers can go to find a good deal on a home.”

  8. Radford University welcomes sports broadcaster Lauren Sisler for National Recovery Month event »


    Radford University will help raise awareness about National Recovery Month by welcoming ESPN and SEC Network sports broadcaster Lauren Sisler to campus to present “Road to Redemption.”  Sisler lost both of her parents to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction within hours of one another when she was an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University. She will discuss that tragedy and how she was able to overcome the resulting adversity, finding her own path to a successful life and career.

  9. Davis College network event “Firm Night” sees high turnout, record number of employers  »


    Firm Night, a networking event that offers business students face-to-face meetings with potential employers, reached new highs this year. On Sept. 6, more than 80 Highlanders took part and were able to huddle with three dozen prestigious firms – a record level for the Davis College function.

  10. Highlanders in the News: Week of September 12 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Director of Appalachian Studies Theresa Burriss, Ph.D., memorializes regional scholar Helen Matthews Lewis; Radford theater vets Sarah Coleman ‘18 and Drew Callahan ’19 prepare to take the stage in a Roanoke production; and Falyn Taylor ’19 begins her first fleet tour with the United States Navy. 

  11. Cybersecurity program awarded global accreditation »


    Radford University’s School of Computing and Information Sciences degree program in cybersecurity has achieved accreditation by ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.  

  12. Master of Occupational Therapy students host children’s summer camps  »


    Every summer for the last few years, the occupational therapy labs on the main campus in Radford and at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke echo with the sound of children’s giggles, playful screams and excited chatter during free summer camps held for kids ages 3-6. Both the children and the occupational therapy students who run them benefit from the experience.