News Releases

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of Nov. 1 »


    Highlighting notable mentions of Radford University faculty and students from local, regional, national and international news outlets. 

  2. Center offers support, advocacy for first-generation students  »


    Approximately 30% of undergraduates at Radford University are first-generation students. The Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility (COSM) opened its doors at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester with this in mind.

  3. Highlanders lend hands (and cans) at Radford Gives Back food drive »


    About 150 university students took part in the Radford Gives Back donation drive and, by Oct. 28, had collected 10,810 items of food to distribute to local schoolchildren on weekends.

  4. Friend of CVPA honored with musical celebration »


    Friends and colleagues celebrated the memory of Johann Norstedt, supporter of the arts at Radford University.

  5. D.P.T. student learns the power to drive lives forward through physical therapy  »


    An injury while wrestling in high school introduced first-year RUC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Austin Slone to physical therapy. Today, he is learning to become a PT so he can give physical therapy patients the power to drive their lives forward without recurring pain and endless rehabilitation.

  6. Bigger Picture March brings students, allies together to oppose racism and injustice »


    Students, faculty, alumni and scores of individuals from the Radford University community gathered on campus on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, for the second annual Bigger Picture March, an event organized to express messages of respect and unity but also discuss concerns and measures in which the university can improve support of Black students.

  7. Radford University faculty share expertise with community through public radio program »


    Radford University faculty are more than dedicated teachers; they are accomplished and influential scholars who regularly share their insights to better inform the communities in which we live. During the summer months, Radford faculty served as guests on the “With Good Reason” public radio program, offering insights from their expertise.

  8. Radford Gives Back returns for fall food drive »


    This week sees the return of Radford Gives Back, the food drive in which Highlanders volunteer with Bobcat Backpacks, the nonprofit organization, to collect weekend meals to deliver to local public-school students.

  9. ‘Chomped chimp’ leads alumna to anthropological find »


    While interning at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in 2018, Sadie Friend ’20 discovered a “chomped chimp,” rare recorded evidence of leopards scavenging on chimpanzees. Her findings led to an academic journal article and mention in Discover magazine. 

  10. For decades, retiring Professor James Lollar has helped students realize their potential »


    After 29 years at Radford, Professor of Marketing James Lollar, Ph.D., is retiring. “It is truly an honor and deeply humbling,” he said of the love and kindness he is receiving upon his retirement, and of the support for the scholarship that will honor his legacy.