News & Events

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 6 »

    6/10/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Radford export Tamara Schuster, M.A. ’95, talks about her efforts to preserve her adopted hometown; photographer Bill Ratcliffe ’06, MFA ’09, takes out the trash in a new exhibit; and several RU graduates rise in the ranks of Roanoke County schools. 

  2. Radford University School of Nursing Launches Preceptorship Program with Universal Health Corporation »

    6/7/2022

    The Radford University School of Nursing has partnered with Universal Health Corp. to provide clinical placements and hours for graduate students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner programs (M.S.N. and D.N.P.). The collaboration will provide opportunities for Family Nurse Practitioner students to obtain clinical experience at Universal Health locations across Virginia.

  3. Stockton Maxwell finds environmental secrets in tree rings »

    6/3/2022

    As a dendrochronologist, Associate Professor of Geospatial Science Stockton Maxwell focuses much of his research on vegetation dynamics and fire disturbance history using tree-ring analysis. He’s cored trees for research all across the United States, from Virginia to Maine to California, and exotic locations around the world, helping with efforts in Peru, Brazil and Zambia. Maxwell is a teacher, too, willing to talk with anyone, of any age or stature, about the science that captured his imagination nearly 20 years ago. 

  4. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 30 »

    6/3/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Science students Kaleb Martin and Sam Williams have written about the ways in which teaching can be educational, and geography professor Grigory Ioffe, Ph.D., evaluates how the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine affects neighboring Belarus. 

  5. Planetarium events celebrate Webb telescope, spotlight STEAM »

    6/3/2022

    Excitement is building over the first images NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will send back to Earth this summer, and the Radford University Planetarium is giving astronomy and science enthusiasts of all ages a chance to learn about the telescope – plus a whole lot more. The planetarium is joining hundreds of sites across the United States on June 10-11, 2022, to celebrate test images released from the telescope, which NASA launched in 2021 as its next great science observatory.

  6. History professor discusses hitchhiking and the counterculture on ‘With Good Reason’ »

    6/3/2022

    Radford University Professor of History Richard Straw, Ph.D., will appear on the With Good Reason radio program this week to share his research into hitchhikers who thumbed their way across the U.S. in the 1960s and ’70s. Straw is writing a book about the topic.

  7. Recent graduate, facing illness in his senior year, succeeded by design »

    6/2/2022

    In the midst of completing his senior year, fashion design student Nay-Quan Bryan last fall discovered other daunting challenges he would have to face: A cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy.  

  8. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 23 »

    5/27/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Lt. Col. Parker Hahn ’02 takes command; Peace Corps volunteer Anne-Kirk Terry ’21 is headed for The Gambia; and band director Andrew Johnson ’12 returns to an old alma mater.

  9. The Master of Healthcare Administration program was a perfect fit for healthcare communicator »

    5/26/2022

    Hannah Curtis, M.H.A. ’20, had a thriving career with Carilion Clinic as a media relations specialist and public information officer when she decided she wanted to build on her professional experience with a graduate degree. For Curtis, the Master of Healthcare Administration program at RUC was a natural fit.

  10. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 16 »

    5/20/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Sports Illustrated examines Highlanders men's basketball guard Joshiah Jeffers' time in the transfer portal; Malina Richardson ’17 and Maya Richardson ‘19 continue their comeback from a 2017 crash; and Army veteran Olivia Nunn ’01 takes a guest spot on a recent podcast.

  11. Pioneering martial arts educator guests on ‘With Good Reason’ »

    5/20/2022

    Retired Radford University faculty member Jerry Beasley, a ninth-degree black belt in karate and member of the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame, recently spoke to the With Good Reason radio program about his more than four decades of teaching self defense and a variety of martial arts at the university and the Asian martial arts minor he helped institute.

  12. Growing as an educator through the Doctor of Health Sciences program at RUC »

    5/18/2022

    Julia Castleberry, DPT, D.H.Sc., ’21 says the Radford University Carilion Doctor of Health Sciences program offers a self-paced curriculum and 100% online coursework, which helps professionals to work on their terminal degrees in harmony with the other demands in their lives. For her, that included working full-time, raising her sons, caring for a small farm and commuting long distances for work.