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Campus Events

Find out what's happening on campus this week.

Men's Soccer
7:00 PM, Tue, 10/21/14

Women's Volleyball
6:30 PM, Tue, 10/21/14

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

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: 

October 3, 2014
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Jefferson Center

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


INFORMATION MEETING regarding English-language SEMESTER ABROAD at the UNIVERSITY OF �ILINA (at the crossroads of Europe) in Religious Studies, Christian Theology and/or Parish Youth Ministry for Fall Semester 2015, possibilities also for other majors/minors. The meeting will take place on Tuesday November 4 in Ramsey-Beamer (Room 223) in Colket from 6 to 7pm. A brief video will be shown and brief presentations with opportunity for questions and answers will be made by Dr. Paul Hinlicky, student Danielle Bosdel and Mr. Scott Couchman from the International Education Office.
Contact: The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky
Location: Colket Center Room 223


OCTOBER 19, 1923--FROM THE BRACKETY-ACK YELLOW JACKET TEAM SUCCUMBS TO ROANOKE MAROONS; SCORE 66-0 Hurt Makes Long Run--Goes Eighty-Five Yards for Touchdown on Kick-Off; Ashlanders Unable To Make Headway. Presenting one of the hardest hitting set of backs and most solid lines that Roanoke has ever turned out, the Maroon squad sent the Yellow Jacket pilgrims back to Ashland Saturday with the blank end of a 66-0 score. Through the entire contest the Maroons displayed the master game. Only in the last quarter were the visitors able to earn a first down, a feat, however, which they accomplished three times in succession, the first by a pass, then by two trips through the line, and the last one by a thirteen yard pass from Croush to Rash. This was the total sum of the Randolph Macon gains. Only one time during the fracas were they able to penetrate the Roanoke defense for more than four yards. Hurt [A.D., '26], continuing his level of performance, furnished the sky-lights of the game. At no time was this line plugging back unable to carry the ball for long gains through the line. It was he, too, who cut short the Yellow Jacket rally in the last quarter by intercepting a pass. Above all, though, was his spectacular eighty-five yard run for a touchdown from a kick off in the third quarter. Hurt had his first try-out as quarter back during the first half and ably directed the attack which netted the Maroons thirty-four points of the total sixty-six. Oakey was never denied his yardage around either of the ends. This speedy back furnished the bulk of the thrills with his long gains around the flanks. Bissinger and Caldwell, running in the back, offered one of the best interference games seen for some while on the local field. To them should be given much credit for many of the long gains as they proved deadly in sending down opposing tackles. The entire line played such a game that it would be unfair to name any one for distinction. To this factor must be attributed the inability of the visiting backs to keep the ball. Ould and McConnell proved to be flank men living up to their established reputations for their ability in snatching the passes from the air.
Contact: Linda Angle Miller

Are you presenting in the Colket Center? - read this!

Collegues and students - If you are presenting a PowerPoint slide show or using a computer in the Colket Center, we strongly recommend that you come prepared with your files saved on a jump drive and use our equipment. All of our laptops are configured to project properly on our screens; switching to your personal laptop may cause configuation problems. In all cases, we also recommend that you arrive early to test the equipment.
Contact: Mark Petersen


In Thomas Wolfe's novel -You Can't Go Home Again-, the central character George Webber claims, "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time...." How has your experience of "home" changed since you began college? Tell us your six word stories October 20th-26th. To submit to our contest, "Like" the Writing Center @ Roanoke College on Facebook and submit your entry as a "Comment" under the Weekly Theme Wall Post. The contest is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Weekly winners will be published in Winning Wall Posts and receive a $10 gift card to Sheetz. Weekly winners will be considered for the Fall 2014 Six Word Memoirist $100 cash prize! Weekly themes will be announced on Facebook and Daily Email, but you'll have to go to our Facebook page to enter. So. What six words tell YOUR story?
Contact: Sandee McGlaun

Collegiate Readership Program

USA TODAY and the ROANOKE TIMES are provided at no cost to our students by the Colket Center. USA TODAY is distributed Mon - Fri while the ROANOKE TIMES is distributed daily including Saturday & Sunday. Students can pick up a copy of the paper at the entrance to the Sutton Commons.
Contact: Colket Center

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session--Thursday, Oct. 23

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. For more information about this scholarship, please contact Scott Couchman or Jennifer Rosti.
Contact: Jennifer Rosti
Location: Lucas 215

Information Technology Maintenance Window

In order for Information Technology to keep the vital systems on campus up and running smoothly, it is necessary for there to be time each month when system updates and patches can be applied and routine maintenance performed. The next scheduled time for routine maintenance is Tuesday, October 21st starting at 10:00pm until 2:00am. All systems may be down at various times (between 10:00pm and 2:00am) to all system restarts. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep our systems secure and operational. If you have any concerns or questions about this maintenance window please feel free to contact me.
Contact: Terri Austin

On the First Amendment: Freedoms of Assembly and Religion Under Fire

Dr. John Inazu is an attorney and professor at the Washington University School of Law in St Louis and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent book with Yale University Press is Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly.
Contact: Dr. James Peterson
Location: Pickle, Colket Center

The Meaning of the 2014 Elections

The congressional elections of 2014 promise to be both hotly contested and significant in their political and policy consequences. The College will offer post-election discussion with two distinguished commentators who will offer their independent analyses of the elections� outcomes. The two speakers are Kirsten Powers and John Inazu. Ms. Kirsten Powers is a columnist with USA Today and a Fox News commentator who has worked for the Clinton White House and the Andrew Cuomo campaign. Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, the New York Observer,, The Daily Beast, the New York Post, Elle magazine, and American Prospect online. Dr. Inazu is an attorney and professor at the Washington University School of Law in St Louis and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent book with Yale University Press is "Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly." Free tickets will be available on line and from the student center information desk. Sponsored by The Henry H. Fowler Program and the Robert Benne Center for Religion & Society
Contact: Dr. Bill Hill or Dr. Jim Peterson
Location: Bast Center