News & Events

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of August 22 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: The Class of 2026 arrives on campus to start the fall semester; and writers, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Radford University women’s basketball icon Charlene Curtis ’76. 

  2. President celebrates university, staff at convocation »


    Radford University welcomed faculty and staff back to campus during its annual university convocation on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. It was a moment to look ahead to the upcoming academic year, welcome new faces and celebrate the achievements of the Highlander community. 

  3. English professor’s travels follow literary pathways »


    As a literary tourist, associate professor of English Courtney Watson is a frequent visitor to sites like Rowan Oak; and Key West, Florida; and Monroeville, Alabama; and Paris, where writers like William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty and Robert Wright lived, wrote, and set scenes that made them the beloved writers they are today. 

  4. At New Student Convocation, incoming Highlanders receive warm welcome from ‘freshman’ president »


    The incoming freshmen who arrived on Radford University’s campus Aug. 18 and 19 were greeted by a new president, mild summer temperatures and lots and lots of handy shopping carts. 

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of August 15 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Longtime WDBJ7 producer and anchor Travis Wells joins the Hokies; push-ups prove profitable (and philanthropic) for softball player Tori Boyd; and a student, a professor and an alum have all recently made splashes in the realm of art. 

  6. Note of Sadness: Charlene Curtis »


    It is with great sadness that I share the news that Board of Visitors member Charlene A. Curtis passed away this morning. Charlene truly loved Radford University and made a positive impact on the university and our students.

  7. Tax assistance program, partnered with Davis College, prepared 400 returns and saved taxpayers thousands »


    Earlier this year, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program was able to use office space and staffers from Radford University to expand its reach and its expertise across the New River Valley.

  8. Emergency services student journeys to an EMS career at RUC »


    For De’anthony “DJ” Taylor, a third-year student in the emergency services program at Radford University Carilion (RUC), it took a leap from a big pond to a small pond to find his comfort zone and path to a career.

  9. Note of Sadness »


    Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of Susan Whealler Johnston upon her passing. Susan, a former member of the Radford University Board of Visitors, contributed tremendously to the university, chaired the search committee for our current president Bret S. Danilowicz, and led NACUBO as CEO since 2018.

  10. Highlanders in the News: Week of August 8 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Ben Carlin ’12 and his brother, Jonathan, scale the heights of YouTube with their popular channel; chemistry professor Kimberly Lane, Ph.D., weighs in on the recent emergence of a formidable designer opioid; and the Radford University Emergency Management office takes part in active threat training.

  11. Young women focus on science at Summer Bridge camp »


    Over the course of a week, the STEM campers were in labs and classrooms all around the Center for the Sciences. They watched a show at the state-of-the-art Radford University Planetarium, learned about the chemistry of space, piloted drones, built surface rovers, launched rockets and engaged with women who work in science careers at Novozymes Biologicals and TORC Robotics.

  12. Highlanders in the News: Week of August 1 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Professor Emeritus of Economics George Santopietro, Ph.D., pens a Roanoke Times op-ed and takes a summer job; a tech-centric website rates Radford University in the upper half of its list of the top 10 online colleges in Virginia; and Digital Spy uses the school’s serial killer database to analyze a new Apple TV+ drama.