News & Events

  1. Vesna Cotić Costello named interim chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy »


    Vesna Cotić Costello, D.H.Sc. has been named the interim chair of the Radford University Occupational Therapy Department. As one of the four original faculty members in the department that was founded in 2009, she brings valuable experience into her new role and plans to lead with humility and grace.

  2. Radford University recognizes Colorado Chief with Excellence in Policing Award »


    Radford University’s Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research presented its 2023 Excellence in Policing Award to City of Boulder (Colorado) Police Chief Maris Herold during a ceremony at the 31st annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference in Boulder in early August.

  3. Radford University Announces Fall Semester 2023 Enrollment Census Data »


    Radford University’s total enrollment for the 2023 fall semester is 7,418 students, including 5,638 undergraduates and 1,780 graduate students, according to census data collected on Sept. 4. Enrollment at Radford University Carilion (RUC) in Roanoke is 1,069 students, including 677 undergraduates and 392 graduate students.

  4. Highlanders in the News: Week of Aug. 28, 2023 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Blacksburg freshman Tori Barnard begins her first year at college with a scholarship; Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Arnold talks ChatGPT with Scientific American; and local artist and recently retired teacher Clay Walthall ’79, M.S. ’82, looks back on more than three decades of making art.

  5. Radford University freshman Class of 2027 achieves highest high school GPA »


    Radford University's reputation for academic excellence reaches new heights as the Class of 2027 achieves a remarkable milestone: attaining the highest GPA in the university's history.

  6. Radford University RN-BSN program named best in Virginia by »


    Radford University’s RN-to-BSN program has been ranked the best in Virginia by for 2023. The website points to the program’s affordability for the ranking, as well as its flexibility for working nurses, featuring a 100% online curriculum and accelerated 10-month completion time.

  7. Radford University Board of Visitors to Hold Quarterly Meetings Sept. 7 and 8 »


    The Radford University Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meetings on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 in Room 340 of Kyle Hall (701 Fairfax Street) in Radford.

  8. Counselor education professor spends summers at camp – helping kids »


    For Department of Counselor Education Professor Wally Scott, this camp has all his favorite things.

  9. Goals reviewed, faculty honored at annual convocation »


    A common thread wove through the fabric of the annual Faculty Convocation on Aug. 18, with many speakers at the event focusing on efforts to stabilize enrollment and further solidify Radford University’s position as one of the premier institutions of higher education in Virginia.

  10. Highlander Highlights: Week of August 21, 2023 »


    Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research and accomplishments happening on and off campus through the tireless work and curiosity of our students and faculty.

  11. Criminal justice professors build on groundbreaking research to further students’ careers »


    Rachel and Roberto Santos have built a policing model from practice and research that provides police leaders around the U.S. a clear path for institutionalization of crime reduction. They’ve also established a crime analysis and criminal intelligence minor designed to help Radford students build a foundation of knowledge and skills that is already translating to careers as law enforcement crime and intelligence analysts.

  12. During Fall Move-In, Radford’s campuses came alive with new arrivals, volunteers, warm welcomes »


    New and returning students reported for the upcoming semester across the third week of August, a process that, by all accounts, moved smoothly. It was facilitated by Highlander help, careful planning and special events.