With the expansion of the History department's costume assortment, Roanoke History students increasingly are dressing in period garb to reenact historical classroom debates, celebrate College history and more.
Dr. Michael Enz receives first-place Best in Class award.
Doug and Peggy Horn believe it is important to help Roanoke continue to provide a great educational experience for young people.
Roanoke English professor is the first Roanoke College faculty member recognized as the Commonwealth's top professor by the Carnegie Foundation and CASE.
At Roanoke, parents are invaluable members of the College family.
Susan Dunagan coached the Maroons women's basketball team for 33 years.
Judy A. Smith, inspiration for ABC's "Scandal," shares the ins and outs of crisis management.
The Cregger Center will serve as a setting for what Roanoke does best - educating the mind, body and spirit.
Reportedly incomes are higher and prices are low, setting the stage for a strong holiday shopping season, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll.
Erin Keating '17 also researched gender roles in Shakespeare's plays during a Fulbright Institute program in London this past summer.
Tarter visited campus recently to spend time with students and present a talk on her work to unlock the voices of silenced women - from those accused of witchcraft centuries ago to today's prisoners.
Burch is hiking 20 hours a day in an attempt to land his seventh world record for achieving the most first ascents in the history of the unclimbed Mongolian mountains.
The award, presented by the College, is given each year to a Salem resident who has contributed significantly, both professionally and civically, to the city's quality of life.
Two Can, made entirely of cans of food, is the tongue-in-cheek creation of a Roanoke College team that will participate this week in the 2014 Canstruction Southwest Virginia competition.
Biology professor will be working on the design, promotion and use of a central online hub for biologists and mathematicians to collaborate to improve students’ understanding of quantitative reasoning.
RC Poll: Gillespie closes gap, but Warner still holds Senate race lead; Likely voters offer views on Ebola, ISIS, economy
A plurality of poll respondents named an economic issue as the most important problem facing the country.
Through the Mail Art Project, on display Oct. 24 through Dec. 5, Roanoke has received art from such places as Japan, Serbia and South Africa.
The awards, co-sponsored by Roanoke College and Hollins University, recognize distinction in arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley.
As a sophomore, Maggie Anderson interned in Sen. Mark Warner's office. Three years later, she landed a full-time job in the same office.
Four faculty members from Roanoke College attended the Kroc Institute's 6th Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development.
RC Poll: Virginians think McDonnell’s behavior typical, but deserving of prison, also weigh in on Medicaid and budget shortfall
Most Virginians support a combination of budget cuts and tax and fee increases to offset the state's future budgetary problems.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner has the highest favorable ratings of any statewide elected official.
Howland Blackiston '73, author and business owner, will talk about the threat to "30 percent of everything we eat" because of the decline in bee population. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Roanoke College.
As a marketing intern, Gabby Gery '17 worked firsthand with Virginia International Raceway's social media.
Byron Pitts, anchor and chief national correspondent at ABC, was guest speaker at 2014 Associates Evening.
James Perry cares for the nation's most-visited national park.
For the fourth time in recent years, Roanoke College is ranked among the nation’s top Up and Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Little change in real estate perceptions, Northern Virginia remains strong.
Student: “Just tell me what you want.” After 25 years as a professor, Dr. Paul Hanstedt finally comes clean on what he (and other professors) want from their students.
We The Kings, a rock and power pop band, has made an impact in the music scene since the band's start in 2007. Watch a special video message for RC from the band.
Jessica Compton, a Literary Studies major, plans to earn her master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Virginians are more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole.
The Women in Politics College Edition spotlights women involved in student government on college campuses nationwide.
Roanoke named one of best colleges in the U.S. by Princeton Review
Rambo most recently worked at Susquehanna University, where he was assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Public Safety.
Dr. Gerald McDermott co-led a seminar that examined the relationship between religion and politics in the period of the American Revolution, founding and early republic.
Dr. Alice Kassens will serve on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists, which advises the governor and the secretary of finance on Virginia's economy.
Tommy East, who is president and CEO of American HealthCare in Roanoke, manages the nursing home industry as a member of the state's board of health.
The main floor will have a completely new layout that will include specific zones for learning as well as expanded seating in the CUPS café area, up-to-date technology and new carpet, paint and lighting.
RC alumna Shelley Olds '03 placed a fantastic fifth place in the inaugural La Course, the Tour de France's new women's event.
RC Poll: Virginians split on Medicaid expansion, but oppose unilateral action; think McDonnell acted wrongly
More than half of Virginians polled think former Gov. Bob McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with the CEO of Star Scientific. McDonnell’s trial begins next week. Also, Virginians are divided on Medicaid expansion.
RC Poll: Warner lead Gillespie in Senate race; Clinton keeps edge over possible 2016 Republican rivals; Obama approval down
Mark Warner holds 25 point lead over Ed Gillespie. In possible presidential matchups, Hillary Clinton leads three main Republican candidates. President Obama's approval rating down but Congress is lower.
For the second year, the Roanoke Valley colleges have teamed up to co-sponsor the Kendig awards, recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations in the arts.
As part of Virginia Private College Week, students will receive application fee waivers if they visit at least three participating institutions.
This year's Power in the Spirit conference includes keynote speakers Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and the Rev. Rolf Jacobson, music and small group workshops.
The book, co-written with Madelyn Rosenberg, is a young adult novel, billed as a "paranormal romance."
The Roanoke College pre-law program is named for Turk and his brother Maynard '49.
Isabel Castillo of Harrisonburg has gone to great lengths to advocate for opportunities for undocumented young adults to earn an education and make a living in the United States.
The RC Poll shows overall sentiments about the real estate market. About 30 percent of respondents are more optimistic than pessimistic about the market today.
Sumi Yi '16 is studying in South Korea and Jessica Fuller '16 will travel to Argentina through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.
Fetrow most recently was vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Guilford College in North Carolina.
A memorial service was held June 14 at Roanoke College's Antrim Chapel.
Interfaith YouthCore’s 2014 Better Together Day award goes to Roanoke! Tyler Coles '14 wins first Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award.
Dr. Kelley Deetz figured that kitchen trash stashed underground would lead to information about slavery's history at Roanoke.
In "Beachhead Normandy," Dr. Tom Carter writes about the impact of landing craft tanks during World War II.
"Roanoke is more than a utilitarian place. It is a place of values and virtues that serve society, exemplified in the graduates we produce."
"I received the call to aspire to the highest standards possible loud and clear during my college years. I'm glad I answered the call." - John Hummel '91
"My life experiences allowed me to show people, through my leadership, that hope is real, second chances do happen and one can overcome obstacles through perseverance, faith and love."
Working with families who live on less than two U.S. dollars per day, Tuck’s non-profit focuses on micro-lending in Central America.
"After years of advocating for groups of people who do not always have a voice in public policy, I switched from being an entrepreneur to working with individuals."
Segerstrom works with legislators and land management agencies to put young people to work on public lands.
Almost three years after accepting the position as head coach of the Israeli National Lacrosse Team, "I have been able to change hundreds of lives, including my own."
Roanoke College inspired her to take an active role in her community; now, she’s fighting for the health of the Gila River.
"As I work with refugees, people at our church food pantry and those on my Meals on Wheels route, I see so many elderly and disabled folks who for many different reasons are barely getting by with little or no hope of a comfortable future. If I can make their lives a little brighter, I hope I have helped the community and I have a sense of fulfillment."
"The College's devotion to service and providing opportunities to students to become active citizens within their community was a significant building block in my journey toward making community-based nonprofits my long-term career path."
"I am excited about the opportunity we have to make a difference in the lives of individuals, in the capacity of institutions and in the economic empowerment of communities."
Helping others has been a constant goal for Varrell, and his experiences at Roanoke College have only solidified his desire to serve.
Student athletes give back in a variety of service projects.
Roanoke College has a proud tradition of service to others.
Tidewater is optimistic with steady sentiment across the state. A brutal winter has turned to spring, bringing renewed economic vigor.
Bowman Hall, set for demolition in June, was built on land given to the College by Alpheus Bowman Jr., a 1906 graduate and a longtime member of Roanoke's Board of Trustees.
Alease Kinney competes in the 400-meter run, while Brynn MacDougall, Alexis Janney, Jessica Mejia and Kinney make up the 4x400 relay team.
"You have to have a dream and kind of go for it at times," said Joe Boucher '87, producer for "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" television series, to Roanoke students during Alumni Weekend 2014.
Each fall and spring, Elderscholar participants come to campus to hear weekly lectures given by members of Roanoke's faculty.
The book, co-authored by Dr. Gerald McDermott, evaluates Christians' treatment and debates about other religions and proposes a direction for the future.
Co-valedictorian, Jennifer Blaney, and Commencement speaker, Warner Dalhouse '56, expressed concerns about an unequal pay scale nationally for women, compared with their male counterparts.
Warner Dalhouse '56 of Roanoke, and Dr. Marvin M. Phaup '62 of Washington, D.C., received honorary degrees during Roanoke's Commencement on May 3.
Roanoke students traveled to 12 countries for the College's May Term.
Bowman Hall will be demolished in June. Other construction includes underground utility work, grading for new parking and changes at Kerr Stadium.
It was a beautiful day for more than 450 Roanoke graduates to receive diplomas during Roanoke's commencement ceremony on the Turbyfill Quadrangle.
The new issue of Roanoke magazine features 10 Roanoke College alumni who are living testaments to what is central to the College's mission and purpose: service within the human community.
RC is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the US and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
Kaitlyn Bell ’14, has been accepted into the Fulbright’s English Teaching Assistant Program in Peru, while Erin Keating ’17 will study at Shakespeare’s Globe in London this summer.
See all the entries, more than 100 photos, in the #ILoveRoanoke photo contest. Sarah Merrill ’04 won the contest. With so many good choices, a second Maroons’ Choice prize was awarded.
Get your camera phones ready for our photo contest during Alumni Weekend and you could win an iPad mini!
The complex of three halls – Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor – is named in honor of a couple devoted to Roanoke College.
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 '56 is the retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank. Roanoke's Commencement is May 3 at 10 a.m.
The Management Institute is a series of 12 executive management classes. TMI has graduated 460 executives in its quarter century.
Students built houses, taught lacrosse to children and competed in tournaments and track meets during spring break week.
“Face your fears, for that is when you really learn what you’re made of inside.”
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.
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.
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.
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
Because of the incoming winter storm, Roanoke College will be closed on Monday, March 3.
“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.
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.
Hannah Godsey'15 joined the Youth Goodwill Ambassador program while studying in Denmark.
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.
Virginia Real Estate Index: Sentiments on the real estate market have improved since November. Sellers are optimistic in No.Va. and Central Va.
Virginians view of the economy seems to be on an upward trend but the Shenandoah Valley region remains stagnant.
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.
Elderscholar registration moves to Monday. Admissions Scholars Competition is on schedule for Monday.
Sam Rasoul was not into politics during his four years at Roanoke College, but the seeds of his service were planted then.
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.
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.
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.”
Senior history major Tyler Merrill gains valuable experience in Washington.
Elli Fields says her first-hand experience working in Washington has her pondering a future in government work.
The junior history major got hands-on experience and incredible history lessons during her semester in Washington, D.C.
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.
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
Virginians strongly support mental health and ethics reforms, but are divided on Medicaid expansion. Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race.
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 recently had the opportunity this past November to present his research project at the VAHPERD convention.
Peggy Akers, Bobby Minnix and Tom Turner received the 2013 STAR Award.
The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning is set for June 23-25.