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December 2012



  • Research by Roanoke College professor, students could lead to healthy changes for community

    Research by Roanoke College professor, students could lead to healthy changes for community

    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

    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.



  • Johnson recognized with Student Affairs Legacy award from VASPA

    Johnson recognized with Student Affairs Legacy award from VASPA

    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.”



  • Strut worthy

    Strut worthy

    Marty Snortum's Rocketbuster custom cowboy boots aren't your run-of-the-mill western footwear.



  • Building lacrosse’s fan base

    Building lacrosse’s fan base

    Tyler Puckett '05 is vice president of sales for LXM Pro Tour.



  • Olympic Dreams: Peter Tainer ’16

    Olympic Dreams: Peter Tainer ’16

    12 minutes, 12 seconds.



  • Olympic Dreams: Shelley Olds ’03

    Olympic Dreams: Shelley Olds ’03

    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.



  • Olympic Dreams: Dick Emberger '60

    Olympic Dreams: Dick Emberger '60

    Run through the tape. Roanoke College Coach C. Homer Bast delivered that mantra to his track athletes with regularity.



  • Roanoke’s Canadian connection

    Roanoke’s Canadian connection

    College has a growing attraction for lacrosse players from Canada.



  • Profound impact

    Profound impact

    With the struggling economy and rising cost of higher education, scholarships often are the tipping point in making education possible for students.



  • The First 100

    The First 100

    Roanoke College celebrates a century of basketball



  • On the big screen

    On the big screen

    After years in front of the camera, actor RJ Konner ’73 steps behind and launches an independent film production company.



  • Annual educators' conference to focus on multimedia teaching skills

    Annual educators' conference to focus on multimedia teaching skills

    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."

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November 2012



  • Through Fulbright, Hanstedt helps Hong Kong transform its educational system

    Through Fulbright, Hanstedt helps Hong Kong transform its educational system

    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.



  • Campus flags represent student diversity, unity

    Campus flags represent student diversity, unity

    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.



  • RC Poll: Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

    RC Poll: Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report

    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.



  • President Mike Maxey: Take advice from wise people

    President Mike Maxey: Take advice from wise people

    Do well in life. Do good in life. Listening to wise people will help you accomplish both.



  • Alumnus keeps fraternity connection alive as national president of Pi Kappa Phi

    Alumnus keeps fraternity connection alive as national president of Pi Kappa Phi

    Dudley Woody '74 is national president of Pi Kappa Phi.



  • D-Day book connects class material, family history

    D-Day book connects class material, family history

    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.

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October 2012



  • Roanoke College Poll: Late deciders push Romney to narrow lead over Obama in Va.; Allen overtakes Kaine in Va. Senate race

    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.



  • In Memoriam: Dr. Curt Camac

    In Memoriam: Dr. Curt Camac

    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.



  • Roanoke senior dives into Scottish literature and culture during summer study program

    Roanoke senior dives into Scottish literature and culture during summer study program

    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

    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, chair of Salem School Board, receives Charles Brown Award

    Sally Southard, chair of Salem School Board, receives Charles Brown Award

    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.



  • Roanoke College Poll: Obama opens significant lead over Romney; Kaine outpolls Allen in Senate race

    Roanoke College Poll: Obama opens significant lead over Romney; Kaine outpolls Allen in Senate race

    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.

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September 2012



  • Dr. David Taylor speaks like a pirate at Opening Convocation

    Dr. David Taylor speaks like a pirate at Opening Convocation

    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.



  • Roanoke College students connect China's Silk Road with modern culture

    Roanoke College students connect China's Silk Road with modern culture

    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 College gives residence hall furniture to help homeless families

    Roanoke College gives residence hall furniture to help homeless families

    Roanoke professor, Katie Elmore, stores furniture in her garage for Family Promise of Greater Roanoke to give to homeless families.



  • U.S. News again names Roanoke College an Up and Coming institution

    U.S. News again names Roanoke College an Up and Coming institution

    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 for Teaching the Rule of Law is established at Roanoke College

    The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law is established at Roanoke 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.

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August 2012



  • Campus gears up for new and returning Roanoke College students

    Campus gears up for new and returning Roanoke College students

    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 College featured in The Princeton Review

    Roanoke College featured in The Princeton Review

    Roanoke is again included in Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges” guide book.



  • New faculty join Roanoke College

    New faculty join Roanoke College

    This fall, some new faces will be teaching classes at Roanoke. Classes begin Aug. 28.



  • Scientific Mind, Kind Heart

    Scientific Mind, Kind Heart

    A champion of innovation and a huge believer in the entrepreneurial spirit, Brooks Whitehurst also is a beloved friend of Roanoke College.



  • History runs in her genes

    History runs in her genes

    Gretchen Winterer is assistant general curator for the National Museum of the Marine Corps.



  • Building fine living

    Building fine living

    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.



  • Driven by passion

    Driven by passion

    Doug Rohrbeck ’97 produces Fox News’ “Special Report.”



  • At her peak

    At her peak

    Shelley Olds realizes dream of Olympic competition



  • Softball Fever!

    Softball Fever!

    Maroons place 4th in D-III Championship



  • Maroon Club off to an impressive start

    Maroon Club off to an impressive start

    Supporting student athletes



  • After decorated career, John Brooks enters “phase 3”

    After decorated career, John Brooks enters “phase 3”

    The theater prepared John Brooks ’70 for a career as a U.S. Air Force pilot and international communicator.



  • Get back in touch with Roanoke College friends. Alumni directory update project begins.

    Get back in touch with Roanoke College friends. Alumni directory update project begins.

    Roanoke is updating its alumni data and directory through Publishing Concepts Inc.



  • Lost papers of Civil War veteran yield book for Roanoke College history professor

    Lost papers of Civil War veteran yield book for Roanoke College history professor

    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.

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July 2012



  • Olds’ seventh place is best Olympic women’s road race finish by American in 20 years

    Olds’ seventh place is best Olympic women’s road race finish by American in 20 years

    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 prepares for Virginia Private College Week

    Roanoke prepares for Virginia Private College Week

    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.



  • Former U.S. Olympian and Roanoke College track athlete and swimmer recalls glory days

    Former U.S. Olympian and Roanoke College track athlete and swimmer recalls glory days

    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.



  • Olympic Games: Go Shelley-O! Go USA!

    Olympic Games: Go Shelley-O! Go USA!

    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.

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June 2012



  • Roanoke College graduate and teacher takes learning full circle at prominent summer education conference

    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.



  • Dynamic doer

    Dynamic doer

    Nancy Mulheren ’72 finds tremendous reward in helping shape Roanoke for future students.



  • Roanoke College Upward Bound program not funded by federal government

    Roanoke College Upward Bound program not funded by federal government

    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.



  • Long-time educators receive top teaching honor at Roanoke College

    Long-time educators receive top teaching honor at Roanoke College

    George and Nancy Akers spent a combined 72 years in classrooms throughout Virginia and Maryland.



  • Track star Carmen Graves races to fourth place finish in national championship

    Track star Carmen Graves races to fourth place finish in national championship

    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.



  • Shelley Olds '03 named to the U.S. Olympic Road Cycling Team

    Shelley Olds '03 named to the U.S. Olympic Road Cycling Team

    "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.



  • Roanoke senior awarded Gilman  scholarship for travel to the Netherlands

    Roanoke senior awarded Gilman scholarship for travel to the Netherlands

    Senior Ebony Spriggs is the first Roanoke student to receive a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for study in a foreign country.



  • Faculty and staff retire after long careers at Roanoke College

    Faculty and staff retire after long careers at Roanoke College

    Nine Roanoke College faculty and staff members are retiring after 10 or more years working for the College.



  • Roanoke graduate brings science to life at North Carolina museum

    Roanoke graduate brings science to life at North Carolina museum

    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.



  • Witt and Ketron Win Top ODAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

    Witt and Ketron Win Top ODAC Scholar-Athlete Awards

    A pair of Roanoke College Maroons sweep the ODAC's top honors for highest athletic, academic honors.

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May 2012



  • Roanoke math whizzes rack up honors in problem solving competition

    Roanoke math whizzes rack up honors in problem solving competition

    The task for the two Roanoke teams was to set up a theoretical plan for placing campsites along an isolated river.



  • Softball Fever: Maroons place 4th in the NCAA D-III Softball Championship

    Softball Fever: Maroons place 4th in the NCAA D-III Softball Championship

    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 studying in Palau receive warm welcome from U.S. Embassy

    Roanoke students studying in Palau receive warm welcome from U.S. Embassy

    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.



  • Roanoke College student receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    Roanoke College student receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    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.



  • Hoop Dreams

    Hoop Dreams

    For Dethie Fall, basketball opened to door to a college education in the U.S.



  • Bittle Mineral collection uncovered and restored

    Bittle Mineral collection uncovered and restored

    Collection includes copper in silver, Vesuvian stones and dinosaur bones.



  • Roanoke College students take to campaign trails for Republican and Democratic candidates

    Roanoke College students take to campaign trails for Republican and Democratic candidates

    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.



  • Gilliam studies in Madrid as Fulbright Scholar

    Gilliam studies in Madrid as Fulbright Scholar

    “I want to be able to help students both professionally and personally like my professors did for me.”



  • The continuing adventures of Joe Boucher

    The continuing adventures of Joe Boucher

    What’s next for the Emmy Award-winning producer?



  • 3 Questions for Dr. Larry Arrington

    3 Questions for Dr. Larry Arrington

    Author pens third book



  • Wings on her feet

    Wings on her feet

    Carmen Graves runs into record books.



  • Golf co-captains headed for medical and law school

    Golf co-captains headed for medical and law school

    Brandon Ketron and Adam Skaff excel athletically and academically.



  • Star Power

    Star Power

    Bryan Krupin ’94’s clients are among the Who’s Who in entertainment and sports.



  • Science Giants

    Science Giants

    Roanoke College enjoys a proud tradition of excellence in science that extends from the latter part of the 19th century to the present.



  • Roanoke loses beloved ‘Singing Dentist’

    Roanoke loses beloved ‘Singing Dentist’

    Dr. Thomas Butt pursued his passion for music.



  • Roanoke College recognizes outstanding campus leaders

    Roanoke College recognizes outstanding campus leaders

    The Student Life Council's 2011-2012 leadership award recipients are Candace Lewis, Nathanial Castellano, Juliet Lowery and the student club, RC electric.



  • Alumni receive Roanoke College’s highest honor

    Alumni receive Roanoke College’s highest honor

    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.



  • Silent Shelter Success

    Silent Shelter Success

    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.



  • A Life of Service

    A Life of Service

    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.



  • New communications honor society at Roanoke inducts first members

    New communications honor society at Roanoke inducts first members

    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.



  • Readers of The Roanoker name Roanoke top college

    Readers of The Roanoker name Roanoke top college

    Roanoke College was the platinum winner in its category, followed by Hollins University with gold and Virginia Tech with silver.



  • Roanoke graduates 434 at Commencement

    Roanoke graduates 434 at Commencement

    Members of the Class of 2012 represent 27 states and 17 countries, including Mongolia, Senegal, Romania, Bulgaria and Zimbabwe.



  • String Music

    String Music

    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.



  • Classic Conversion: Roanoke students transform 1939 Pontiac into electric-powered vehicle

    Classic Conversion: Roanoke students transform 1939 Pontiac into electric-powered vehicle

    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.



  • Ingram retires after 34 years teaching math and computer science at Roanoke

    Ingram retires after 34 years teaching math and computer science at Roanoke

    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.

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April 2012



  • Creator of Roanoke College's first website retires after 31 years

    Creator of Roanoke College's first website retires after 31 years

    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 College’s Center for Religion and Society named in honor of Dr. Robert D. Benne

    Roanoke College’s Center for Religion and Society named in honor of Dr. Robert D. Benne

    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.



  • Roanoke College professor to attend prestigious art institute in Italy

    Roanoke College professor to attend prestigious art institute in Italy

    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 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 College recognized for green campus renovations

    Roanoke College recognized for green campus renovations

    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.



  • Romney opens lead over Obama but faces enthusiasm gap; Kaine trails Allen in Senate race

    Romney opens lead over Obama but faces enthusiasm gap; Kaine trails Allen in Senate race

    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.

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March 2012



  • Roanoke College sophomore receives scholarship for academic and leadership success

    Roanoke College sophomore receives scholarship for academic and leadership success

    Timaria Hammond-Downing received the Altria Student Leadership scholarship, which awards a total of $10,000 over two years to select Virginia college students.



  • CSI Producer Phil Conserva ’95 to speak at 2012 Commencement

    CSI Producer Phil Conserva ’95 to speak at 2012 Commencement

    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.



  • Dr. Stella Xu awarded Freeman Fellowship and named Rising Star in Korean Studies

    Dr. Stella Xu awarded Freeman Fellowship and named Rising Star in Korean Studies

    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

    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.



  • Roanoke College to bring rapper Big Sean to Salem

    Roanoke College to bring rapper Big Sean to Salem

    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.



  • Roanoke College track star to race at Division III national championship

    Roanoke College track star to race at Division III national championship

    Watch Carmen Graves race 800-meters live at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Iowa.



  • Roanoke College to kick off Women’s Forum 2012

    Roanoke College to kick off Women’s Forum 2012

    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

    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.

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February 2012



  • Climbing for Blake

    Climbing for Blake

    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

    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.



  • Andy Warhol exhibition stops at Roanoke College

    Andy Warhol exhibition stops at Roanoke College

    "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

    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.



  • Lutheran Writers Project to hold Writing about War workshop and symposium

    Lutheran Writers Project to hold Writing about War workshop and symposium

    The public workshop and symposium will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, featuring authors Mark Mustian and Dr. Robert Schultz.



  • Roanoke College professor and student collaborate on World War II book

    Roanoke College professor and student collaborate on World War II book

    Dr. Robert Schultz, Fishwick Professor of English, has co-authored a newly released book, We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman's Pacific War.



  • Roanoke senior lands art fellowship for eco-friendly printmaking work

    Roanoke senior lands art fellowship for eco-friendly printmaking work

    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 interviews former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

    Dr. Harry Wilson interviews former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

    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.



  • Roanoke College employees recognized for exceptional work

    Roanoke College employees recognized for exceptional work

    Dr. Kim Filer, Melissa Lacombe and Betty Miller received Roanoke's coveted STAR (Service to All Roanoke) Award.



  • Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment and Price Expectations in Virginia

    Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment and Price Expectations in Virginia

    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.



  • History Department featured at American Historical Association meeting

    History Department featured at American Historical Association meeting

    Each year, American Historical Association videos feature institutions that have distinguished themselves through their history departments or historical research.



  • McClymond to speak about "Jonathan Edwards and Future of Global Christianity" Feb. 10

    McClymond to speak about "Jonathan Edwards and Future of Global Christianity" Feb. 10

    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, co-founder of JanSport, to speak at Roanoke College

    Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport, to speak at Roanoke College

    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.

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January 2012



  • Roanoke College kicks off coffee shop talk series

    Roanoke College kicks off coffee shop talk series

    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."



  • Middle East expert and former U.S. ambassador to visit Roanoke College

    Middle East expert and former U.S. ambassador to visit Roanoke College

    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?”



  • Prescription for the economy: Roanoke students-turned-economists put knowledge to the test

    Prescription for the economy: Roanoke students-turned-economists put knowledge to the test

    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.



  • Political commentator and social activist Jeff Johnson to speak at Roanoke College on Jan. 22

    Political commentator and social activist Jeff Johnson to speak at Roanoke College on Jan. 22

    Johnson has contributed commentary for numerous news broadcasts and publications, including CNN and The Huffington Post.

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