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April 2015



  • Professor's bilingual one-act play performed this month at Miami theater

    Professor's bilingual one-act play performed this month at Miami theater

    "La Mision," written by Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, is one of several short plays performed at the Micro Theater Miami.



  • Roanoke student to teach English in Laos through Fulbright program

    Roanoke student to teach English in Laos through Fulbright program

    Courtney Vaughan '15, a literary studies major from Pennsylvania, will spend the next year in Laos as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.



  • Roanoke's Urecki receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

    Roanoke's Urecki receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

    Zahava Urecki ’16 is Roanoke's first Truman Scholar and one of just 58 student in the U.S. selected for this honor.



  • Roanoke professor's book dives into young adult ethical quest

    Roanoke professor's book dives into young adult ethical quest

    "The Ought" is written for young adults who wonder where morals originate and why they vary between individuals. Wisnefske partnered with a student illustrator on the book.



  • Roanoke professor rides, writes to promote local artists and public transit

    Roanoke professor rides, writes to promote local artists and public transit

    As the transit resident, Dr. Melanie Almeder is riding Roanoke bus routes and trolleys to observe the people and communities in which she interacts and to record her experiences.



  • Husband, wife receive Roanoke College Medal

    Husband, wife receive Roanoke College Medal

    More than 59 years after they met at Roanoke, the Rev. Dr. Theodore "Ted" Schneider and Doris Lee Smith Schneider, both 1956 graduates, are this year's alumni medalists.



  • Brandon Mayer headed to India on Fulbright Study/Research grant

    Brandon Mayer headed to India on Fulbright Study/Research grant

    The business major will spend nine months at Delhi University analyzing how foreign aid impacts local business.



  • Roanoke student brings fossil fuel divestment initiative to campus

    Roanoke student brings fossil fuel divestment initiative to campus

    Glenn Rhodes'15 has created RC Divest at Roanoke College. His efforts, along with those of other Roanoke students, recently were recognized.



  • New beekeeping society buzzing at Roanoke

    New beekeeping society buzzing at Roanoke

    Tyler Quigley '15, along with several other students, founded the College's first Beekeeping Society. Recently the group installed a beehive on campus, where they hope to harvest honey.

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March 2015



  • Students create Israel Palestine Peace Month

    Students create Israel Palestine Peace Month

    Jewish and Palestinian students work together to create Roanoke's first Peace Month. The series features a visit from the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S.



  • Dr. Robert Hudson: A Man of Character

    Dr. Robert Hudson: A Man of Character

    Dr. Robert Hudson, professor emeritus of physics, died in February 2015. He is remembered by students and alumni for his role in the classroom and for his Model T rides.



  • Roanoke professor turns love of games into probability textbook

    Roanoke professor turns love of games into probability textbook

    Dr. David Taylor's book "The Mathematics of Games: An Introduction to Probability," discusses the basics of probability through games like poker, Yahtzee, Monopoly, blackjack and even bingo.



  • Roanoke student organizations take on environmental issues

    Roanoke student organizations take on environmental issues

    Learn more about the student-led organizations focused on environmentalism at Roanoke.



  • Roanoke ready to assist Sweet Briar students

    Roanoke ready to assist Sweet Briar students

    Roanoke College is saddened at the news of the impending closure of Sweet Briar College and is ready to assist any Sweet Briar students interested in Roanoke.



  • Campus wide teach-in to spotlight climate change issues

    Campus wide teach-in to spotlight climate change issues

    The teach-in invites all faculty, no matter the department, to spend one class period on March 12 or 13 discussing climate change.



  • Winter weather delays Maroons Baseball

    Winter weather delays Maroons Baseball

    Baseball doubleheader for Sat., March 7 and Sun., March 8 have been postponed.

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February 2015



  • Snow Days at Roanoke College

    Snow Days at Roanoke College

    Check out these photo and video scenes of Roanoke's snow-covered campus this month.



  • Nancy Agee, Carilion CEO, to speak at Commencement

    Nancy Agee, Carilion CEO, to speak at Commencement

    Roanoke's Commencement exercises are scheduled for Saturday, May 2. Baccalaureate will be Friday, May 1.



  • Virginia Real Estate Index: Consumer sentiment rebounds from modest dip

    Virginia Real Estate Index: Consumer sentiment rebounds from modest dip

    Declining mortgage rates, low home prices and higher incomes are driving real estate market optimism.



  • Admissions Scholars event is ON.

    Admissions Scholars event is ON.

    Scholars registration begins Monday at 7:45 am in Olin Hall. Choir and several athletic events postponed due to snow.



  • Roanoke student researches cell phone addiction, receives national grant

    Roanoke student researches cell phone addiction, receives national grant

    Sara Dorrance received $5,000 from Psi Chi for a research project on people's dependence on cell phones.



  • Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiment at record levels across the Commonwealth

    Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiment at record levels across the Commonwealth

    Rising incomes and low prices on certain goods are some reasons that consumers are positive about the economy.



  • Roanoke College professor, students lobby Capitol Hill legislators for health, physical education support

    Roanoke College professor, students lobby Capitol Hill legislators for health, physical education support

    Five students and Dr. Michael Maina visited Washington D.C., as part of SHAPE America's SPEAK Out Day events.



  • Travel the World with Darwin Days 2015

    Travel the World with Darwin Days 2015

    Darwin Days celebrates young Darwin's scientific curiosity with a week of exciting speakers and activities. The events begin Feb. 9 and end Feb. 13.



  • Walt Whitman, Civil War exhibit by Roanoke professor and artist on display at Taubman Museum of Art

    Walt Whitman, Civil War exhibit by Roanoke professor and artist on display at Taubman Museum of Art

    Several Roanoke students interning at the Taubman Museum are helping to promote and speak about the exhibition and its history.



  • Federal program to roll out solar power at Roanoke College

    Federal program to roll out solar power at Roanoke College

    Through the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, Roanoke and 14 other Virginia colleges will receive support to create and implement a solar energy plan.

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January 2015



  • R-House #9 is now a home

    R-House #9 is now a home

    Homeowners Laxman and Pingala Kadariya, along with their two children and Laxman's mother, moved into R-House after a January dedication ceremony. Watch television news coverage of the dedication ceremony.



  • Alumna's essay on science of falling in love published in New York Times, receives national attention

    Alumna's essay on science of falling in love published in New York Times, receives national attention

    On Jan. 9, the New York Times published Mandy Len Catron's essay, "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," as part of its Modern Love column.



  • RC Poll: McDonnell a good governor but should serve prison time; Opinions divided on Michael Brown, Eric Garner cases

    RC Poll: McDonnell a good governor but should serve prison time; Opinions divided on Michael Brown, Eric Garner cases

    Virginians agree with Ferguson, Mo., ruling but disagree with decision in New York City choking case.



  • RC Poll on Issues for Virginia General Assembly

    RC Poll on Issues for Virginia General Assembly

    Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; Favor protecting gun ownership but support background checks.



  • Stan Umberger remembrance

    Stan Umberger remembrance

    Roanoke's longtime Director of the Library died in Nov. 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Umberger was remembered by friends, library co-workers and colleagues in a College memorial service on January 13.



  • College mourns loss of Vernon Mountcastle '38, father of neuroscience

    College mourns loss of Vernon Mountcastle '38, father of neuroscience

    Mountcastle did some of the earliest work on how the brain responds to sensory information.



  • Roanoke College employees recognized for star work

    Roanoke College employees recognized for star work

    Bill Martin, Ronda Philips and Leigh Guidi received the annual Service to All Roanoke Award last month.

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