News and Events

  1. 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. 

  2. Physician Assistant Faculty Luke Swatyzna Named 2023 Virginia PA of the Year »


    Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) Luke Swatzyna has been named the 2023 Virginia PA of the Year by the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA). Swatzyna, who is also a 2011 graduate of the PA program, accepted the award at the VAPA state conference in Virginia Beach in July.

  3. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 3, 2023 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Camp Carilion bounced back last month with a four-day session held in part at Radford University Carilion; recent Boys State attendees kicked off their visit to the campus by lending about 800 hands to assist Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, a local nonprofit; and country singer Morgan Wade tells People she found her muse while studying at what is now RUC.

  4. Camp Carilion Visits RUC »


    Labs at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke were buzzing with excitement on June 20 as local high school students participated in Camp Carilion, a four-day immersive experience that provides them with the opportunity to learn life-saving information through exercises and interactive demonstrations.

  5. Highlander Highlights: Week of May 1, 2023 »


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

  6. Spring Commencement 2023: Rachel Warren, Waldron College of Health and Human Services »


    Rachel Warren always knew she wanted a healthcare career. Four years ago, she chose the Respiratory Therapy program at RUC because she liked the idea of being an expert on one system in the body. Today, she says that decision was one of the best she's ever made and she can't wait to start the job she has lined up at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital this summer. 

  7. Spring Commencement 2023: Rory Croke, School of Nursing »


    Radford University Carilion senior nursing student Rory Croke wants to change the system as a whole, combining mental and physical health treatments to help people heal holistically.

  8. Traditions Week offers something for all Radford undergraduates  »


    The event began as a single day in 2018 but has rapidly expanded to cover six days and celebrate freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke.

  9. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visits Radford University Carilion for healthcare workforce roundtable »


    As part of a series of events held throughout Southwest Virginia over the course of a week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Radford University Carilion on Wednesday, April 12. Sen. Kaine led a roundtable discussion about how to best support the development of the healthcare workforce and address issues such as staffing shortages.

  10. From Egypt to RUC: English professor represents women scholars worldwide »


    Courtney Watson, Ph.D., a professor of English at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke, is known for her prolific travels around the world. In March, however, Watson made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Women of the World International Conference, hosted by the faculty of education in the English department at Alexandria University in Egypt.