Virginia Real Estate Index: Majority of Virginians believe real estate market has improved since last year, but some are cautious about the coming year.
Virginia ConsumerSentiment slides since the last quarter, but short and long-term price expectations remain stable.
Dr. Chad Morris, assistant professor of anthropology, receives the inaugural Harris Rising Star Award from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
Stephanie Melnik '09 turned a quest for a healthy energy bar into a flourishing startup.
Eddie Wiggins '41 is best known for leading the Northwest Jazz Band.
Ritter, a retired Roanoke College professor of religion and an alumnus of the College, died Nov. 19.
Shaun McConnon '66, CEO of BitSight Technologies, has become a major force in the technology industry.
Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Englisih professor at Roanoke College, examines the merits of a liberal arts education.
John Stafford '57 is a great believer in scholarship support and is happy to serve as an example to others.
MacKenzie Tyree '14 is the face of Friday Night Football.
Paul Dellinger '60 recalls his days in Homer Bast's world history class.
A historic look at Roanoke College's contribution to the Roanoke Valley economy.
Dr. Ben Huddle, who retired in 2012 after 44 years as a chemistry professor at Roanoke, received the Gene Wise Award from the Society's Virginia Blue Ridge section on Nov. 19.
RC’s Xi chapter recognized for excellence recruitment and retention. Senior Josh Wolinski named Archon of the Year and Tim Cywinski received the national Philanthropist of the Year Award.
A painter, a businessman and the area’s only professional theatre for children are the winners of this year’s Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards.
A poll of likely Va. voters shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a 15-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Libertarian Robert Sarvis claimed 9% in 2013 Gubernatorial election.
Roanoke College is one of at least 80 colleges and universities nationwide that is partnering with TurboVote, a non-partisan group that helps Americans, particularly college students, manage the election process online.
The choir will be special musical guests for the Lutheran Reformation Service this Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral.
Several Roanoke students spent the government shutdown's furlough days volunteering with Washington, D.C., area nonprofits and advocacy groups.
Bruce Melchor III, the longest-serving member of the current Roanoke College Board of Trustees, died suddenly on Oct. 6. in Norfolk, Va. He was 64.
"My professors really helped me find my path," King says. She hopes to work in an art museum after graduate school.
Dr. James Peterson, Roanoke's Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics, was invited to be a member of the International Society for Science & Religion.
Patrick Dowling studied with nine other American students at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom as part of the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe opened 6 point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli with Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis pulling in 9% of likely Va voters in 2013 gubernatorial election.
Will Groth of Roanoke made the trek with four cyclists who he connected with through Adventure Cycling Association. The group met up in Virginia in May and set out on the TransAmerica Trail, also known as "the classic route to cross America by bicycle."
Bob Rotanz '78, owner of Mac & Bob's restaurant, is known for his generosity and love of Salem and RC.
Besse, who majors in political science and criminal justice, worked as an intern in Washington, D.C., and in the commonwealth attorney's office.
Colleen Quigley, Juliet Lowery and Sarah Battaglia recently received awards for outstanding work as part of Roanoke's Division of Student Affairs.
Coles spent part of his summer as an Interfaith Youth Core student coach this summer. He also laid the foundation for the College’s Interfaith Council.
Nine Roanoke students posed for pictures in "War Memoranda," a Civil War photo book produced by artist Binh Danh and Dr. Robert Schultz, a Roanoke English professor.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli but it's close and Libertarian Robert Sarver claims 8 percent. Races for Lt. Gov. and Attorney General are also very close.
Roanoke is the nation's No. 2 Up & Coming national liberal arts college, the third time in recent years the college has been recognized as Up & Coming.
Virginians weighed in with their opinion of the economy, their financial situation, general business conditions and the price outlook for near and long term.
Roanoke's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter received the Delta Gold award for its growth, while Roanoke junior Rebecca Siar received the honor society's JoAnne J. Trow Scholarship.
John Pirro '77 was a legendary lacrosse player and coach at Roanoke. He is honored with a bronze bust near the College's Kerr Stadium.
The annual honors, which will be presented on Nov. 3, celebrate the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley.
For the third consecutive year, the guidebook has named Roanoke among the nation's best 378 colleges. Three academic major programs were recognized as well.
The international relations major received two prestigious scholarships in 2013 to study in Japan.
Elderberry's plans to shift its Salem shop at 304 E. Main St., across the street to an approximately 1,600-square-foot College-owned space at 13 and 15 N. College Aves.
An internship during his junior year at Roanoke confirmed Conserva’s career direction.
Virginia Private College Week is designed to encourage students to visit colleges that are members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, including Roanoke College.
Roanoke College opened Harrison’s eyes to a career as a newspaper reporter.
More than half of voters polled said they have not followed the Star Scientific investigation involving McDonnell.
Tessa Sydnor, a Roanoke College sophomore, has received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study in South Korea during the fall semester.
Briscoe and Kenan White and their son, Ben White '11, created an endowment fund that supports experiential and firsthand learning opportunities for Roanoke students in the environmental studies program.
Gilliam discovered her passion for editorial work at Roanoke.
"Giving back to Roanoke is not an obligation - it is an opportunity."
George Kegley '49, retired chaplain the Rev. Paul Henrickson, and Tim Cywinski, a Roanoke senior, received the Hearts & Hands Service Awards from Lutheran Family Services of Virginia.
From exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado to hiking 72 miles in Spain, students experienced true hands-on education through May's Intensive Learning classes.
Doris Ennis, who has held numerous positions with Roanoke City Schools in the past 50 years, received the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award.
Dr. Paul Hinlicky's research is funded by the Virginia Foundation for Independent College's Maurice L. Mednick Fellowship.
Rising sophomore Patrick Dowling is studying at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom as part of a Fulbright Summer Institute.
Kathleen Ouyang '13 is headed to China this summer for a 14-month language learning and research trip through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She will research the impact of heritage tourism in the city of Xi'an.
The Rev. Chris Bowen comes to Roanoke College from St. Michael Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach. He will begin his work at Roanoke in July.
This month, students are writing about Cambodian travel, exploring farm life, touring national parks across the United States, studying marine biology in Mexico and more during Roanoke's May Term courses.
The Roanoke College Poll: consumer sentiment is up despite the sequester; Northern Va and Tidewater lead with Southside and Shenandoah Valley more cautious.
C. Homer Bast, a legend at Roanoke for his work in the classroom and on the track, passed away May 20. He was 98 years old.
Aspiring attorney Chris Besse calls his experience with the Washington Semester Program “absolutely amazing.”
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Criminal justice and sociology major Monica Weaver used to think she wanted to work for the FBI. Then she spent a semester in Washington with the ATF.
By the end of his internship at the State Department, Chris Beckman was looking at graduate schools in the area with plans to study peace and conflict resolution.
Sophomore Evelyn Clark made Roanoke’s Washington Semester Program part of a plan to get as much hands-on experience as possible while she prepares for law school.
Maggie Hedrick found work with the Smithsonian a positive step on her path to teaching.
Roanoke's website, www.roanoke.edu, landed the silver award in The Roanoker Magazine's annual Best of Roanoke contest. The College was again named best college in the Roanoke area.
President Maxey announced to the campus on May 15 the appointment of G. Michael Pace, Jr. as Roanoke's first General Counsel and the upcoming retirement of McMillan H. "Mac" Johnson '70.
This summer, 14 Summer Scholars will do research ranging from observing bird populations at the Roanoke River to analyzing bilingual children's stories and assessing the impact of school nutrition polices in Palau.
This year's team of Ed Hrinya, Jared Meadows and Kat Jansen received the second highest ranking of Meritorious, which placed them in the top 1 percent internationally in the Mathematical Competition in Modeling.
Regine Archer, chairman and former president of Blue Ridge Beverage Co., and Steven White, principal guest conductor and artistic advisor for Opera Roanoke, received honorary degrees on May 4.
Award for the second that Melissa Carr '05 received in April. Alumna Susan Sine '90 received the Red Apple.
Communication studies major Wil Cleaveland was recognized with an award for his paper analyzing TV news coverage of third party candidates.
Maroons record-holder joins the ranks of athletes and coaches who have made a major impact on sports in Va.
Ben Rappold, a junior from Northern Virginia, hopes to someday work on counter-terrorism for the FBI.
Dr. Virginia Stewart received the Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award while Dr. Monica Vilhauer received the Exemplary Professional Achievement Award.
The Rev. Paul Henrickson said to Roanoke's 461 graduates “Somewhere out there, your name is being called to something very special. Follow it wherever it might lead you.”
In August, Kassens begins her five-year term as the John S. Shannon Professor in Economics at Roanoke.
Roanoke College senior and softball standout interns with Washington international police communications organization
Alea Bier '13 is one of many Roanoke students who has lived and interned in the nation's capital through the Lutheran College Washington D.C. Semester Program.
Roanoke lost one of its historic icons, the Bittle Tree, which was removed due to safety issues. The tree was planted by Roanoke’s founding President David Bittle.
RC Poll: Virginians Support Immigration Reform; Split on Same-Sex Marriage; favor firearm regulations
Virginians support allowing those currently living in the U.S. to remain here legally and half support a path to citizenship for them. Residents of the Commonwealth are split on issues of same-sex marriage. Gun control regulations are supported but Virginians doubt the effectiveness of such regulation.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the latest Roanoke College Poll. More than a third of Virginians are undecided in the 2013 Gubernatorial election.
Judy Hall ’69 and Geoffrey Ottaway ’69 are Roanoke College’s 2013 alumni medalists. Each received the Roanoke College Medal - the College’s highest honor - at an April 12 recognition luncheon.
Two former field hockey standouts, Jodi Godbout '02 and Nicole Yodice '03, along with two basketball stars, Amy Athey '97 and Bryant Lee '95, were honored for their contributions to Roanoke Athletics on April 12.
Roanoke College launches the largest campaign in its history with a $25 million pledge from alumna Nancy Mulheren.
FOTQ, class reunions, golf tournament, outdoor adventures, receptions, the campaign kickoff and other events are featured in this year's Alumni Weekend.
With the Virginia General Assembly's legislative session officially ended, IPOR presents this report on how the actions of the legislature compare to the sentiments of citizens polled.
Roanoke students involved in environmental groups and classes on campus have joined efforts with faculty and staff to plant new trees and replace fallen ones.
This year marks the third year that Roanoke has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities for dedication to community service.
The Rev. R. Paul Henrickson, who in his previous career was an aerospace engineer for NASA, has had an enormous impact at Roanoke, where he is known for his non-preachy ability to build relationships with students.
Roanoke College alumna named first female president of prestigious professional and academic society
Dr. Bettie Sue Masters '59 was named the 2013 president-elect for the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).
Roanoke College Women’s Forum to spotlight dating, oppression, work-life balance and other topics relevant to women
This year's Women's Forum kicks off on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colket Center's Wortmann Ballroom with Zach Wahls, author of "My Two Moms."
Consumer Sentiment in Virginia retreats while price expectations are on the rise. See all of the latest news from Roanoke College's Institute for Policy & Opinion Research.
Adrian Gillem’s Japan study trip is funded, in part, by two prestigious scholarships — the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Freeman-ASIA scholarship.
Due to inclement weather, Roanoke College is operating on a delayed schedule today, Friday, Feb.8.
Roanoke's Olin Gallery hosts the Roanoke Reef and Phenomenal Indicators exhibitions through March 4. The gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
Virginians favor firearms regulations but doubt their effectiveness. And Virginians support armed security at schools but oppose arming teachers.
Virginians weigh in on transportation, texting, uranium mining, education and more as the General Assembly makes important decisions. Virginia residents are largely undecided on Cuccinelli and McAuliffe for Governor in 2013.
Dr. Paul Hanstedt is the fourth Roanoke professor in 10 years to receive Virginia's highest honor - SCHEV's Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Hanstedt was recognized in Richmond earlier this month.
Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and Offices open at 10:30 a.m.
Allen is considered to be one of the most prolific college basketball players in Virginia Intercollegiate basketball history. He started at Roanoke in 1967 as the first African-American student-athlete at Roanoke.
Dr. Gerald McDermott’s book, “The Theology of Jonathan Edwards,” has been named the top theology/ethics book in Christianity Today’s 2013 Book Awards.
CUPS on Campus, a new shop serving snacks, coffee, tea and other drinks, now is open inside Fintel Library's first floor lobby. Its opening marks the first day of spring semester classes at Roanoke and the first Salem location for coffee shop proprietor, Michelle Bennett.
Toni McLawhorn, director of Career Services, received the Southern Star Award, which is one of the highest honors given each year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE).
The Rev. Paul Henrickson, Judi Pinckney and Berta Lawrence received Roanoke College's STAR Award for 2012.