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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

A Preview of Activities this Week

Wed, Oct 22 - Tailgate in support of Field Hockey vs. W&L, 6:30PM, Kerr; Thurs, Oct 23 - Speaker Tim Wise, 7PM, Ballroom; Fri, Oct 24 - RCAD features Pumpkin Carving, 5:30PM, Atrium + KA Lipsync, 7PM, Alumni Gym + Magician Steven Stone, 8PM, Cavern + movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show," 8PM, Massengill. Sat, Oct 25 - CAB's Trip to King's Dominion, 12 Noon + Video Game-a-thon, 3PM, Pickle + Dodgeball Tournament, 7PM, Bast Coming after next week: Fri, Oct 31 - RCAD Halloween DJ Dance, 11PM, Cavern; Sat, Nov 1 - Chi-Yoga, 3PM, Ballroom + CAB's Tie-Dye Station, 5PM, Colket.
Contact: Student Activities Center

An MCSP Conversation Series Talk: "Evaluation of Natural Tracers in Optical Flow Measurements"

Come hear Roanoke college MCSP student Amanda Wright talk about her research from this past summer! "This talk will discuss how particle image velocimetry is used in application to measuring fluid flow. Natural tracers, such as algae and saltwater particles, were investigated to ensure validity of measurements for future oyster larvae experiments."
Contact: Daniel Robb
Location: Massengill Auditorium

Carilion Clinic Career Focus Dinner November 6, 4:30-7pm

Large health care organizations offer a variety of opportunities for employment, internships, and research to students in many majors - Business, social sciences, and healthcare related fields. Come and hear from one of our local health care systems - Carilion Clinic - about such opportunities, as this could be useful in looking for similar settings in other locations. Registration is required by Thursday, October 30, through Career Services. This program takes place off-campus and includes dinner at no cost. Rides are available if desired or needed. For more information, contact Career Services.
Contact: Toni McLawhorn
Location: off-campus site TBD


If you need to take a graduate admissions exam and want to know what they are like beforehand, you should sign up to take a FREE PRACTICE exam here on campus on Saturday, November 8, 10am-2pm. Exams available on that day will be the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. Use the registration link provided to sign up. Please only sign up if you can definitely attend, as we are limited in space due to number of computers. If you are interested in a more specialized exam such as PCAT or OAT, contact Toni McLawhorn in Career Services for information.
Contact: Toni McLawhorn
Location: West Hall

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

New Movie Extras Needed - Oct. 24 and Nov. 1

Alexander Films is looking for extras on Friday, Oct. 24 for an elegant art show scene for the film, �Where Are You Bobby Browning?,� a romantic comedy. The filming will take place from 6 p.m.- until completion at the Vinton War Memorial. It's not a black tie affair, but the clothing should be very dressy. Please bring 2 extra outfits along with the first outfit that you wear to the location. No bright colors or anything with a logo on it please. Also on Nov. 1, Alexander Films will be shooting a prom scene and could use as many students as possible. For this you can wear appropriate homecoming/prom attire. This is a family friendly film. If you are interested, please contact Lacy or Kathryn of Alexander Films by phone 540-266-4397 or email
Contact: Community Programs

Peace Corps Info Session

The regional Peace Corps recruiter will be on our campus Wednesday, October 29. She will hold an Information Session from 12-1pm, and we will provide pizza since this is a lunchtime workshop, so please register through Career Services by Tuesday, October 28. Come and learn about the various types of opportunities open to recent college graduates through this organization, along with the criteria for selection, and the timeline required. The application process is longer, so giving early consideration to what they seek will help students be better positioned for acceptance. It's not too early to start looking!
Contact: Toni McLawhorn
Location: Kime Conference Room, Colket

Requesting a room set-up in the Colket Center? Read this!

Please be reminded that if you are requesting a room set-up or need a/v equipment for your event, you must inform the Colket Center Info Desk. Do not request equipment from or provide set-up information to the Catering Office - Catering handles food requests only. Two weeks notice would be appreciated!
Contact: Mark Petersen

Showing a movie on campus?

Legal and Acceptable Use of Video Tape and DVD Movies � Home viewing � Movies that you have rented or purchased may be viewed only in private living spaces, i.e. residence hall rooms. � Public Performances � Only movies for which you have purchased public viewing rights (copyright) may be shown to the public. Copyright purchase for film currently varies per showing for popular titles from major movie distributors. Independent films could cost less but must be negotiated with the holder of the copyright for those particular films. Purchasing public viewing rights does not depend on variables such as audience size or charging of admission. Regardless of whether there are three people or three hundred people, size is not considered in determining if public viewing rights need to be purchased. (Size may, however, influence the amount of the public performance fee.) Likewise you still have to purchase the copyrights even if you are offering the movie/film to the audience for free. Almost all movie viewings in the Colket Center are considered public performances. � Class showings � For classroom instruction by a faculty member, colleges and universities are exempt from public performance fees. The faculty member may show the film/movie outside the normal class period; however, it may only be shown to students who are registered for the class. The movie must also be shown in spaces that are designated for instruction (at Roanoke, library screening rooms, individual carrels, and in some cases residence halls may qualify). Keep in mind that just because you have rented or purchased a movie, it is not legal to show it publicly unless you have also purchased the public performance rights. Failure to adhere to these guidelines for any purpose can result in fines ranging from $750 to $30,000 per showing, and up to $150,000 plus one year in jail if the organization/event planner receives some commercial or personal finance gain. If you have further questions, please contact the Director of the Colket Center & Student Activities, Mark Petersen, at 378-5125 or Director of the Fintel Library, Mr. Stanley Umberger, at 375-2293.
Contact: Mark Petersen

Textbook Returns

The Bookstore has begun its return of overstock textbooks. If you still need to purchase a book for this semester, please come to the Bookstore as soon as possible.
Contact: Kristi Kirby

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