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April 2014



  • I Love Roanoke Photo Contest

    I Love Roanoke Photo Contest

    Get your camera phones ready for our photo contest during Alumni Weekend and you could win an iPad mini!



  • Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Residential Complex dedicated

    Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Residential Complex dedicated

    The complex of three halls – Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor – is named in honor of a couple devoted to Roanoke College.



  • Kenneth Garren, Lucy Weiss to receive Roanoke College Medal

    Kenneth Garren, Lucy Weiss to receive Roanoke College Medal

    The Roanoke College Medal, presented to recipients on Friday, April 11, recognizes alumni who have demonstrated leadership, intellectual integrity and a dedication to serving their communities.



  • Warner Dalhouse to speak at Roanoke College Commencement

    Warner Dalhouse to speak at Roanoke College Commencement

    Warner Dalhouse '56 is the retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank. Roanoke's Commencement is May 3 at 10 a.m.

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March 2014



  • The Management Institute: Shaping executives for 25 years

    The Management Institute: Shaping executives for 25 years

    The Management Institute is a series of 12 executive management classes. TMI has graduated 460 executives in its quarter century.



  • Spring Break 2014: Hard work, some play, for Roanoke students

    Spring Break 2014: Hard work, some play, for Roanoke students

    Students built houses, taught lacrosse to children and competed in tournaments and track meets during spring break week.



  • Sean Burch '92 and Team Endurance win Ultimate Survival Alaska (with video)

    Sean Burch '92 and Team Endurance win Ultimate Survival Alaska (with video)

    “Face your fears, for that is when you really learn what you’re made of inside.”



  • Roanoke College professor, student advocate for physical education funding on Capitol Hill

    Roanoke College professor, student advocate for physical education funding on Capitol Hill

    Dr. Michael Maina and Jake Brabham'15 traveled to Washington, D.C., March 11-12 for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's annual SPEAK Out Day.



  • Roanoke professor's book gives up-close view of old Egyptian economy

    Roanoke professor's book gives up-close view of old Egyptian economy

    Dr. Leslie Warden, one of few Egyptologists in Virginia, recently completed her first academic book, “Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt,” published by Brill.



  • RC Poll: Virginians support same-sex marriage, Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race

    RC Poll: Virginians support same-sex marriage, Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race

    In early test of possible November match-up, Sen. Mark Warner leads Republican Ed Gillespie by almost 30 points. Virginians also support legalizing same-sex marriage, among other poll results.



  • Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study: Simultaneous Polls – Va, NJ, NY

    Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study: Simultaneous Polls – Va, NJ, NY

    Majority in 3 States Favorable on Hillary Clinton; Voters in NJ, NY & Virginia in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage, National Gun Registry; States Mixed on Obamacare



  • RC closed Mon, March 3

    RC closed Mon, March 3

    Because of the incoming winter storm, Roanoke College will be closed on Monday, March 3.

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February 2014



  • Zdziarski accepts position as Vice President of Student Affairs at DePaul University in Chicago

    Zdziarski accepts position as Vice President of Student Affairs at DePaul University in Chicago

    “Dean Gene” as he is known to students has been very involved in student activities and community life. He will remain at Roanoke through the academic year.



  • Mac Johnson – a mentor to Roanoke students for decades

    Mac Johnson – a mentor to Roanoke students for decades

    The OA program has been named The Mac and Marcy Johnson Outdoor Adventures Program in recognition of his retirement after years of serving Roanoke students.



  • Roanoke student studies international relations in Denmark, joins ambassador program

    Roanoke student studies international relations in Denmark, joins ambassador program

    Hannah Godsey'15 joined the Youth Goodwill Ambassador program while studying in Denmark.



  • Student sees global business at work through study, internship in Italy

    Student sees global business at work through study, internship in Italy

    The world of global business came alive for Kristin Troianello '15, who studied in Italy in Fall 2013, and interned for Pashmere, a cashmere clothing company.



  • RC Poll: Va Real Estate Index. Sellers Optimistic but Market faces Challenges

    RC Poll: Va Real Estate Index. Sellers Optimistic but Market faces Challenges

    Virginia Real Estate Index: Sentiments on the real estate market have improved since November. Sellers are optimistic in No.Va. and Central Va.



  • RC Poll: Va Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations

    RC Poll: Va Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations

    Virginians view of the economy seems to be on an upward trend but the Shenandoah Valley region remains stagnant.



  • Roanoke math, computer science and physics students win awards at national conference

    Roanoke math, computer science and physics students win awards at national conference

    Thomas Lux '15, Randall Pittman '16, Maya Shende '14, John Guidry '14 and Natalie Wilkinson '16 presented research at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges.



  • Admissions open for the weekend; Pack the House for Basketball

    Admissions open for the weekend; Pack the House for Basketball

    Elderscholar registration moves to Monday. Admissions Scholars Competition is on schedule for Monday.



  • Laying the Groundwork for a Virginia Delegate

    Laying the Groundwork for a Virginia Delegate

    Sam Rasoul was not into politics during his four years at Roanoke College, but the seeds of his service were planted then.



  • Roanoke gears up for annual Darwin Days

    Roanoke gears up for annual Darwin Days

    The plight of bees is the theme of this annual series of events that celebrates the life and accomplishments of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. The College's weeklong celebration begins Feb. 11.



  • Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., to speak at Roanoke College

    Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., to speak at Roanoke College

    King, a notable civil rights activist, will speak Feb. 10 about the civil rights movement and the right to life for all members of society, including the unborn.

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January 2014



  • USDA internship provides hands-on experience for Maroon in D.C.

    USDA internship provides hands-on experience for Maroon in D.C.

    Haley Toresdahl’s semester in Washington gave her amazing experiences – and cemented her career aspirations. “I never thought I would be working that close on healthcare.”



  • Merrill interns at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Merrill interns at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Senior history major Tyler Merrill gains valuable experience in Washington.



  • Semester on Capitol Hill opens student’s eyes to life in Washington

    Semester on Capitol Hill opens student’s eyes to life in Washington

    Elli Fields says her first-hand experience working in Washington has her pondering a future in government work.



  • History and digital media meet for Anna Lewis at National Archives

    History and digital media meet for Anna Lewis at National Archives

    The junior history major got hands-on experience and incredible history lessons during her semester in Washington, D.C.



  • Roanoke's longtime campus safety director retires

    Roanoke's longtime campus safety director retires

    Tom Turner has retired after 31 years at Roanoke, where he shaped the College's safety procedures and was a statewide leader in collegiate law enforcement.



  • Roanoke student co-authors medieval fantasy novel

    Roanoke student co-authors medieval fantasy novel

    Inspired by the HBO series "Game of Thrones," Ian LeViness used his creativity to compose the page-turning novel, "Twilight of an Empire."



  • RC Poll: Virginians' views on ethics, mental health reforms, Medicaid expansion plus Warner vs. Gillespie for US Senate

    RC Poll: Virginians' views on ethics, mental health reforms, Medicaid expansion plus Warner vs. Gillespie for US Senate

    Virginians strongly support mental health and ethics reforms, but are divided on Medicaid expansion. Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race.



  • Kaitlyn Bell - “Beyond my horizons”

    Kaitlyn Bell - “Beyond my horizons”

    Bell credits her success at Roanoke to strong relationships with professors: “They've pushed me to go beyond my horizons... and realize that I can do things that I didn't necessarily think that I could.”



  • Joe Gutowski presents at VAHPERD Convention

    Joe Gutowski presents at VAHPERD Convention

    Joe Gutowski recently had the opportunity this past November to present his research project at the VAHPERD convention.



  • Three Roanoke College employees honored for outstanding service

    Three Roanoke College employees honored for outstanding service

    Peggy Akers, Bobby Minnix and Tom Turner received the 2013 STAR Award.



  • June educators' conference accepting applications

    June educators' conference accepting applications

    The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning is set for June 23-25.

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