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Campus Events

Find out what's happening on campus this week.

Magician Steven Stone
8:00 PM, Fri, 10/24/14 - Fri, 10/24/14

Haunted House
7:00 PM, Fri, 10/24/14 - Sat, 10/25/14

RCAD Pumpkin Carving
5:30 PM, Fri, 10/24/14 - Fri, 10/24/14

Women's Volleyball
6:30 PM, Fri, 10/24/14

Women's Soccer
5:00 PM, Fri, 10/24/14

RCAD Kings Dominion
12:00 PM, Sat, 10/25/14 - Sat, 10/25/14

Fall Visit Day
10:30 AM, Sat, 10/25/14 - Sat, 10/25/14

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Off-campus Events

There is a lot to see and do in Roanoke and in the surrounding area. Here's some ideas of upcoming events to check out: 

November 10-11, 2014
Blue Man Group - Roanoke Civic Center

November 13, 2014
Little Big Town - Salem Civic Center

November 21, 2014
Dierks Bently - Roanoke Civic Center

For other ideas, check out the Roanoke Valley page.


Announcements for Current Students

A Biology Department Seminar

"From Roanoke to Vienna, Austria Microbiology, Microbial Communities and Water Pollution" By Dr. J. Brooks Crozier
Contact: Len Pysh
Location: Massengill Auditorium

Adoration Night

CCM is holding Adoration in the chapel from 8:00-9:30 pm. Any and all are welcome to come and join us in prayer. Please feel free to stay as long as you would like.
Contact: Allison True
Location: Chapel


OCTOBER 20, 1922--FROM THE BRACKETY-ACK TAU KAPPA ALPHA HOLDS BANQUET AT CAVERN HILL INN Carleton Penn Delivers Principal Address. The Roanoke Chapter of the Tau Kappa Alpha honorary forensic fraternity held its first banquet of the year on Friday evening at Cavern Hill Inn. Covers were laid for twenty guests. The dining room of the inn was tastefully decorated in honor of the affair and an appetizing five-course dinner was served. George Stelljes, �22 acted as toastmaster and did much to enliven the occasion with his wit in introducing the speakers of the evening. Splendid addresses were made by Dr. A. Pelzer Wagener, of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, Dr. C.H. Huffman, of the English Department, Mr. H. Powell Chapman, Editor of the Roanoke Times, and by Mr. Carleton Penn, attorney of Roanoke. Mr. Penn delivered the principle address of the evening. He elaborated on the life and works of Thomas Jefferson and upon Jefferson�s contribution to the educational system of Virginia and the mark left by him on oratory. Carl W. Seiler responded in behalf of Tau Kappa Alpha to the various toasts of the evening. In a few brief words he told of the work of Tau Kappa Alpha and what it is endeavoring to accomplish in the college. [�] Members of the fraternity present with their guests [included . . . ] Mr. George Stelljes with Miss Lucy Rice, [�] Mr. Ralph Hefner with Miss Thelma Smiley, [�] and Mr. Carl W. Seiler with Miss Bebe Charlton.
Contact: Linda Angle Miller


OCTOBER 21, 1983--FROM THE BRACKETY-ACK STUDENT SEES HIT-AND-RUN By Stephen Olausen There was a hit and run accident in the parking lot behind sections at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, October 15, according to Campus Safety Officer Skip Wilson. Wilson said that the hit and run occurred when a car driven by a local resident, backed out of the lane behind the sixth section hitting a car parked in the lot. The first car hit was pushed into the car parked next to it which in turn hit the car in front of it. The driver of the suspect vehicle got out to inspect the damage and then drove off. Police were able to apprehend the hit and run driver with the help of a student eye witness. Ned Lawrence, who lives in first section, saw the accident. When the driver of the hit and run vehicle left the scene, Lawrence got in his truck and drove after him. He was able to get the license number of the suspect vehicle. Lawrence reported the number to Campus Safety, who in turn related it to the Salem Police Department. Salem Police Officer T.N. Guthrie was in charge of the investigation. The suspect was apprehended later that morning. Officer Wilson said that on behalf of the Campus Safety Office he would like to thank Ned Lawrence and the other students who came forward as eye-witnesses.
Contact: Linda Angle Miller


OCTOBER 22, 1921 --FROM THE BRACKETY-ACK ON TO BLUEFIELD Roanoke men in and about Bluefield are arranging to make a gala event out of the approaching Roanoke-Maryville game at the Fair Grounds in Bluefield on October 22. Large numbers of old students from near-by points such as Princeton, Graham, Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Pocahontas, and Welch are planning to attend the game. Alfred G. Fox, �11, 516 Law and Commerce Building, Bluefield, is arranging for an alumni luncheon at noon and some form of entertainment for the Roanoke Varsity immediately following the game. He desires all Roanoke men planning to attend the game to communicate with him at once and to meet at the Matz Hotel before 12 o�clock, Noon, October 22. President Smith will meet with the Roanoke alumni and a large Salem delegation will be on hand, including several of the College cheer leaders. [Roanoke College was all male at this time. Hence, all the cheerleaders were male.]
Contact: Linda Angle Miller

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session--Today from 11-noon

Do you like to travel? Are you interested in learning a critical language in the country in which it is spoken--and earn college credit while doing so? Would you like this experience to be all expenses paid? On Thursday, Oct. 23, from 11 am-noon in Lucas 215, Amy Cheung from the Critical Language Scholarship will be conducting an information session for interested students. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students. It is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering thirteen critical foreign languages including Hindi, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, and Persian. Applications are due on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Students from all levels (freshmen-seniors) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. For more information about this scholarship, please contact Scott Couchman or Jennifer Rosti.
Contact: Jennifer Rosti
Location: Lucas 215

Law School Admissions Workshop

On Thursday, November 6, the Turk Pre-Law Program will hold a law school admissions workshop at 11:45 a.m. in the President's Dining Room. Lisa Rodocker, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Washington and Lee School of Law, will spend an hour discussing the law school admissions process and answering your questions. Because we will provide lunch, you must let Professor Todd Peppers ( know by Monday, October 27 if you plan to attend.
Contact: Dr. Todd Peppers
Location: President Dining Room, Colket Center

Tim Wise Colorblind: Post-Racial Politics & The Retreat From Racial Equality

Tim Wise, is among the nation�s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally, in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.
Contact: Juliet Lowery
Location: Wortmann Ballroom

What Do the World's Religions Have in Common?

Gerry McDermott, PhD Dr. McDermott's most recent book with Oxford University Press is "A Trinitarian Theology of the World Religions." This fall he is teaching RELG 250 New Religions in America and this May RELG 277 Jesus in the Land of Israel. First Respondent Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris Dr. Larson-Harris teaches RELG 207 Native American Religions, RELG 218 Chinese Religions, and the May term to India.
Contact: Dr. James Peterson
Location: Pickle, Colket Center