Dr. Elizabeth Holbrook and two of her students set out this fall to find ways to improve healthy habits for residents in Roanoke's West End community. Their suggestions could be incorporated into a city revitalization plan for the area.
Pakistani student among winners of video contest documenting semester of study at American colleges and universities
Amreek Kataria, who is in his fourth year of medical school in Pakistan, has spent the past few months as a student at Roanoke. A video documentary of his time at the College's Salem campus is one of three winners in a competition of about 30 Pakistani college students.
Mac Johnson, Roanoke’s former dean of students for 27 years, is recognized for his career in Student Affairs. Johnson is now a senior advisor to the president and cabinet. “The most important reward for me has been the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of individual students across the years.”
Marty Snortum's Rocketbuster custom cowboy boots aren't your run-of-the-mill western footwear.
Tyler Puckett '05 is vice president of sales for LXM Pro Tour.
12 minutes, 12 seconds.
The 2012 Olympic Women's Road Race on July 29 gave spectators the kind of edge-of-your-seat drama that live athletic competition so often provides - an 87-mile chase through the streets of London, full of sprints and spills and blistering paces.
Run through the tape. Roanoke College Coach C. Homer Bast delivered that mantra to his track athletes with regularity.
College has a growing attraction for lacrosse players from Canada.
With the struggling economy and rising cost of higher education, scholarships often are the tipping point in making education possible for students.
Roanoke College celebrates a century of basketball
After years in front of the camera, actor RJ Konner ’73 steps behind and launches an independent film production company.
The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for its 14th annual conference, held at Roanoke. The theme of this year's residential conference, which is June 17-19, is "Engaging the Net Generation as Learners."
Paul Hanstedt was one of the campus leaders when RC revised its general education curriculum. He published "General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty" earlier this year. As a Fulbright Scholar, he advised universities in Hong Kong.
While the United States, Virginia and Roanoke College flags remain constant, the fourth rotates with a different country's flag every week, representing Roanoke's current international students.
Va Consumer Sentiment report shows Virginians not as confident in the economic future. Central Va and Shenandoah Valley have positive outlook, while optimism drops sharply in Northern Va.
Do well in life. Do good in life. Listening to wise people will help you accomplish both.
Dudley Woody '74 is national president of Pi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Tom Carter’s book, "Beachhead Normandy," comes from his father’s involvement in D-Day. His students benefit from this close relationship with the story of one of America’s most famous military operations.
Roanoke College Poll: Late deciders push Romney to narrow lead over Obama in Va.; Allen overtakes Kaine in Va. Senate race
Romney overtakes Obama by narrow margin in Va. according to RC Poll conducted after Presidential debates. Rep. Allen enjoys 5 point lead over Dem. Tim Kaine for the U.S. Senate seat in Va.
Roanoke College psychology professor Dr. Curt Camac passed away on Oct. 6. During his 26 years at Roanoke, Dr. Camac left an immeasurable impact on faculty, staff and students. One of his proudest accomplishments was promoting student research.
In Scotland, Emily Cranwell, an English major, studied Scottish literature from July 23 to Aug. 4 at the University of Edinburgh. Her program was intense, covering 12 works in nine days.
Roanoke College graduate and professional actor returns to campus to teach and perform with New York theater company
Cory Lawson '08 is an actor with The New Yorkers, and he launched his own New York theater company, Ready, Set, Go Theatre. The New Yorkers performed Oct. 5 at Olin Theater.
Sally Southard '77, a native of Maryland, is known for her work both in children's medicine and in the community. She is the 16th recipient of the Charles Brown Award.
President Obama opens an 8 pt. lead over Governor Romney. Tim Kaine holds a 10 pt. margin over George Allen for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
Dr. David Taylor used "Speak like a Pirate" day as his inspiration for the 2012 Opening Convocation address. Good advice for students, whether new Maroons or those who have been on campus for years.
Summer research gives four Roanoke students a window into Chinese culture as it relates to religion, medicine and the nation's identity. They will present their findings at a national conference in March.
Roanoke professor, Katie Elmore, stores furniture in her garage for Family Promise of Greater Roanoke to give to homeless families.
Roanoke College is No. 4 on a list of six liberal arts institutions ranked by U.S. News & World Report. This is the second time in three years Roanoke has been recognized as an "Up and Coming" national liberal arts college.
The Center's mission is to enlighten people everywhere about the importance of the rule of law in providing justice, equality, fairness and stability in the world.
The next five days at Roanoke will be chock-full of activity, with new students moving in, orientation ramping up and fall classes starting next week.
Roanoke is again included in Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges” guide book.
This fall, some new faces will be teaching classes at Roanoke. Classes begin Aug. 28.
A champion of innovation and a huge believer in the entrepreneurial spirit, Brooks Whitehurst also is a beloved friend of Roanoke College.
Gretchen Winterer is assistant general curator for the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Roanoke's newest and largest residence hall, located next to the Caldwell Allegheny Ritter complex (C.A.R.), opened in August and houses 243 students.
Doug Rohrbeck ’97 produces Fox News’ “Special Report.”
Shelley Olds realizes dream of Olympic competition
Maroons place 4th in D-III Championship
Supporting student athletes
The theater prepared John Brooks ’70 for a career as a U.S. Air Force pilot and international communicator.
Roanoke is updating its alumni data and directory through Publishing Concepts Inc.
The book, "Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans," was published in May by the University of Virginia Press, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Western Virginia in Roanoke.
Shelley Olds '03, who crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds, was the top finisher among the four U.S. Women's Cycling team members who competed in the 89-mile Olympic race through the streets of London.
Roanoke and other colleges across Virginia are preparing for Virginia Private College Week when crowds of high school students and their parents are expected to visit.
Until this year, Dick Emberger was the only Roanoke graduate to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games. In 1964, Emberger placed 10th in the decathlon at the summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Roanoke graduate Shelley Olds ’03 soon will be off to London with the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team. Olds, who played soccer for the Maroons, competes in the women’s road cycling race on July 29.
Roanoke College graduate and teacher takes learning full circle at prominent summer education conference
Now a full-time teacher, Danny McNamara '01 has returned to the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning as a participant and a small group leader for the past two years.
Nancy Mulheren ’72 finds tremendous reward in helping shape Roanoke for future students.
Roanoke College officials are making every effort to appeal to the U.S. Congress for restoration of Upward Bound funding. However, due to the uncertainty of the funding situation, the College had to cancel the 2012 summer residential program.
George and Nancy Akers spent a combined 72 years in classrooms throughout Virginia and Maryland.
Carmen Graves finished fourth in the NCAA Div. III championship race in Claremont, Calif., with a time of 2 minutes, 8.45 seconds. Her outstanding finish earned her the title of All-American.
"I am so proud to represent my country in London and I will perform there to the best of my ability for myself and for everyone who has supported me from the beginning as I chased my dream," Olds said.
Senior Ebony Spriggs is the first Roanoke student to receive a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for study in a foreign country.
Nine Roanoke College faculty and staff members are retiring after 10 or more years working for the College.
Poles' environmental science education is giving her a strong foothold as coordinator of distance learning in the new Nature Research Center wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
A pair of Roanoke College Maroons sweep the ODAC's top honors for highest athletic, academic honors.
The task for the two Roanoke teams was to set up a theoretical plan for placing campsites along an isolated river.
Roanoke Maroons Softball Team finished the season in a manner most people never expected — in the NCAA Division III Championship tournament, the “World Series” of softball. The success of the season resulted in Softball Fever on campus.
Roanoke students are conducting research on globalization and health issues during the May Term Intensive Learning course in Palau. Alex DeLaricheliere, one of the group members, is blogging about the trip.
Jeremy Johnson, a chemistry major from Bluefield, Va., is one of 282 students from colleges and universities nationwide selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
For Dethie Fall, basketball opened to door to a college education in the U.S.
Collection includes copper in silver, Vesuvian stones and dinosaur bones.
Roanoke College students from across the political spectrum are getting involved in local, state and national politics - from the City of Roanoke mayoral campaign to Virginia General Assembly and Congressional races to the presidential election.
“I want to be able to help students both professionally and personally like my professors did for me.”
What’s next for the Emmy Award-winning producer?
Author pens third book
Carmen Graves runs into record books.
Brandon Ketron and Adam Skaff excel athletically and academically.
Bryan Krupin ’94’s clients are among the Who’s Who in entertainment and sports.
Roanoke College enjoys a proud tradition of excellence in science that extends from the latter part of the 19th century to the present.
Dr. Thomas Butt pursued his passion for music.
The Student Life Council's 2011-2012 leadership award recipients are Candace Lewis, Nathanial Castellano, Juliet Lowery and the student club, RC electric.
Donald Kerr ’60 and Roger Sandt ’64 each were given the Roanoke College Medal during the Society of 1842 & Medalist Recognition Luncheon in April during Roanoke’s Alumni Weekend.
After adopting their own deaf dog and teaching it American Sign Language, Chris Lee, a Roanoke College professor, and his wife, Christina, launched a website called "Deaf Dogs Rock." They post photos and information about deaf dogs that are in need of homes all over the United States.
As a diabetic and a pediatric nurse, Sally Southard '77 focuses on supporting children, in particular those with diabetes. She finishes her sixth term on the Salem School Board in December 2013.
The society's Roanoke chapter, Alpha Beta Gamma, recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies. The College added a new communications studies major last fall.
Roanoke College was the platinum winner in its category, followed by Hollins University with gold and Virginia Tech with silver.
Members of the Class of 2012 represent 27 states and 17 countries, including Mongolia, Senegal, Romania, Bulgaria and Zimbabwe.
For the last three years, Adam Rutledge '04 has been the lead singing, Fender guitar-playing front man for the hard driving local country group, Rutledge.
A student organization that explores alternative energy sources is restoring a 1939 Pontiac by converting it from gas to electric power. The Pontiac debuted in its partly finished form during Roanoke's Commencement weekend.
Dr. Jane Ingram, who was chair of the computer science, physics and mathematics department at Roanoke, helped to start the College's computer science major.
Dr. James Dalton, who came to Roanoke to work as a chemistry professor, created the College's first website and email system. He retired in April.
Roanoke’s Center for Religion and Society will be renamed the Robert D. Benne Center for Religion and Society in honor of the leading theologian, Lutheran scholar and professor who directed the center since its founding in 1982.
Dr. Jane Long, an art historian and Roanoke's Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Professor of Art History, is one of 25 scholars chosen to study Leonardo da Vinci and the intersection of his art with science at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.
Evangelical Christians favor Romney over Obama but have reservations; Virginians assess the role of religion and offer views on Mormonism
Evangelical Christians in Virginia would vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president, though Virginians remain focused on the economy regardless of religious affiliation.
Roanoke received a Pride in Salem Green Award for its energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly renovation of Lucas Hall, its first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building.
Likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney opened a 6-point lead over President Barack Obama in Virginia. Republican George Allen maintains an 8-point lead on Democrat Tim Kaine in the likely matchup for the U.S. Senate seat from Va.
Timaria Hammond-Downing received the Altria Student Leadership scholarship, which awards a total of $10,000 over two years to select Virginia college students.
Phil Conserva, co-producer of the hit TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” will be the keynote speaker at Commencement on Sat., May 5 at 10 a.m. on the John R. Turbyfill '53 Quadrangle.
History Department’s Xu will travel to China with four Roanoke College students to do research. This is Roanoke’s first Freeman Fellowship research team and they are one of 14 research teams chosen nationally.
How do mobile and digital devices impact family communications? Find out Thursday at Roanoke College
Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark, author of the soon-to-be available book, "The Parent App: Understanding Families and Media in a Digital Age," will kick off the Virginia Humanities Conference on Thursday at Roanoke.
Big Sean will perform at the Salem Civic Center on April 10 at 8 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Roanoke's Campus Activities Board.
Watch Carmen Graves race 800-meters live at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Iowa.
The two-week forum starts March 13 with lectures, performances, discussions and other events that celebrate women's achievements.
RC Poll: Va. Republican Primary poll shows Romney leads Paul but Republicans still skeptical of Presidential hopefuls
Mitt Romney leads Ron Paul by 35 percentage points in Super Tuesday Republican Presidential primary election in Va. Romney leads Paul in every demographic group, although Paul does best with younger voters.
In January, David Robinson climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to honor his 11-year-old nephew, who has a disease that affects his brain, spinal cord, nerves and skin. Robinson also raised more than $33,000 for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
RC Poll: Allen leads Kaine in potential US Senate race; Republican hopefuls viewed negatively compared to Pres. Obama
Republican George Allen opened an 8-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine in likely November matchup for the U.S. Senate seat from Va. President Obama leads all Republican candidates except Mitt Romney, with whom he is statistically tied.
"In the Event of Andy Warhol," a collaborative exhibition of Warhol photographs and contemporary artists, closes April 1 so visit Olin Gallery this week.
From international trade consulting to Spanish cooking, Roanoke College alumni launch new careers after teaching English in Spain
Roanoke graduates teach English and learn Spanish culture through the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program. The program has inspired several Roanoke alumni to forge new career paths.
The public workshop and symposium will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, featuring authors Mark Mustian and Dr. Robert Schultz.
Dr. Robert Schultz, Fishwick Professor of English, has co-authored a newly released book, We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman's Pacific War.
The project, which Hailey Doss has been working on for more than a year, is a study in printmaking and Appalachian botany.
Dr. Harry Wilson, Roanoke College professor and director of the College's Institute for Public Opinion Research, conducted a one-hour interview with Donald Rumsfeld in front of an audience of 350 at Roanoke's Jefferson Center.
Dr. Kim Filer, Melissa Lacombe and Betty Miller received Roanoke's coveted STAR (Service to All Roanoke) Award.
IPOR surveyed 616 Virginians about their thoughts on their finances, business conditions and their inclination for purchasing durable goods. Overall, Virginians surveyed remain optimistic about the future.
Each year, American Historical Association videos feature institutions that have distinguished themselves through their history departments or historical research.
Michael McClymond, a historical theologian and an internationally recognized Jonathan Edwards scholar, will speak in Antrim Chapel on Friday, Feb. 10. McClymond co-authored a book on Edwards with Roanoke's own Dr. Gerald McDermott.
Skip Yowell's lecture, "The Hippie Sharing the Vision of Founding JanSport," will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Colket Center's Wortmann Ballroom. Yowell is the keynote speaker for Roanoke's Honors Conference Week.
Roanoke will host a series of discussions on the first Thursday of each month at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea in Salem. The next is March 1 with Dr. Jane Long leading the conversation, "Good Girls Don't: Salome in Renaissance Art."
While at Roanoke, Dunford, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 1, discussing “The Arab Awakening: Where Is It Going and Why Should We Care?”
Students in the Fed Challenge have a mere 20 minutes to present a well-researched summary of the current economic situation. They also propose actions that the Federal Reserve Bank should take to help improve the economy.
Johnson has contributed commentary for numerous news broadcasts and publications, including CNN and The Huffington Post.