News Releases

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 18 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Geologist Joshua Bolling ’02, M.A. ’04 pulls off a Lions Club hat trick; Stephanie Duncan ’07 watches her Augusta County business take root and flower; and busy student Kirby Smith sets her sights on becoming the next Mrs. America.

  2. ‘Topping-out’ ceremony marks Artis Center milestone »


    As construction continues on Radford University’s new Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity, representatives from the university and Skanska, the company erecting what soon will be the largest academic building on campus, gathered near the building site for a “topping-out” ceremony, marking a significant milestone for the project.

  3. Incoming Highlanders follow Quest for knowledge »


    Approximately 1,800 soon-to-be freshmen and transfer students will participate in Quest events before this fall semester begins. Since 1979, Quest has served incoming Highlanders as part orientation, part celebration, part cram session and part social.

  4. In radio interview, English professor discusses locations in literature »


    Associate Professor of English Courtney Watson, Ph.D., has traveled throughout the southern United States and various locations around the world to examine the legacies of well-known authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright and William Faulkner. Watson talks about her travels and research in an interview on the “With Good Reason” public radio program, which will air July 22-28, 2022 and be available as a podcast.

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 11 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Matthew Dunleavy, executive director of the Vinod Chachra IMPACT lab, talks about new cybersecurity learning options funded by a recent $1.2 million grant, and the campus’ new Esports center lands with a virtual splash.

  6. Boys State ‘citizens’ make annual visit to Radford campus »


    Four hundred young men, all decked out in traditional white T-shirts and blue shorts, scattered and scurried across the Radford University campus the week of June 19-25, 2022, to learn all about Virginia state and local governments and the roles they can serve as citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

  7. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 4 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Tazewell County farmer John Rhudy ’97 swaps riding for writing; Radford baseball welcomes former player and new coach Alex Guerra ’11; and Roanoke County’s longtime director of economic development, Jill Loope ’88, charts her next move.

  8. Radford University Police Department pledges to advance women in policing »


    The Radford University Police Department signed on to the 30x30 Pledge – a series of low- and no-cost actions policing agencies can take to improve the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement.

  9. Governor appoints new members to the Radford University Board of Visitors »


    Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced the appointment of four new members to four-year terms on the Radford University Board of Visitors. The appointments include Jeanne Armentrout of Fincastle, Virginia; Jennifer Wishon Gilbert of Mount Jackson, Virginia; George Mendiola Jr. of Manassas, Virginia; and James C. Turk Jr. of Blacksburg, Virginia.

  10. Danilowicz begins duties as eighth president of Radford University »


    Friday, July 1, Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., officially began his role as the eighth president of Radford University. The Radford University Board of Visitors announced Danilowicz’s selection as the president-elect in December. A strong advocate of shared governance and transparency, Danilowicz brings 22 years of higher education leadership experience to the presidency.