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.
Maggie Hedrick found work with the Smithsonian a positive step on her path to teaching.
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.
Aspiring attorney Chris Besse calls his experience with the Washington Semester Program “absolutely amazing.”
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.
Ben Rappold, a junior from Northern Virginia, hopes to someday work on counter-terrorism for the FBI.
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.
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.
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 students involved in environmental groups and classes on campus have joined efforts with faculty and staff to plant new trees and replace fallen ones.
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.
Tyler Puckett '05 is vice president of sales for LXM Pro Tour.
After years in front of the camera, actor RJ Konner ’73 steps behind and launches an independent film production company.
College has a growing attraction for lacrosse players from Canada.
Roanoke College celebrates a century of basketball
Marty Snortum's Rocketbuster custom cowboy boots aren't your run-of-the-mill western footwear.
With the struggling economy and rising cost of higher education, scholarships often are the tipping point in making education possible for students.
12 minutes, 12 seconds.
Run through the tape. Roanoke College Coach C. Homer Bast delivered that mantra to his track athletes with regularity.
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.
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.
Dudley Woody '74 is national president of Pi Kappa Phi.
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.
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 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.
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.
The theater prepared John Brooks ’70 for a career as a U.S. Air Force pilot and international communicator.
Gretchen Winterer is assistant general curator for the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Supporting student athletes
Maroons place 4th in D-III Championship
Shelley Olds realizes dream of Olympic competition
Doug Rohrbeck ’97 produces Fox News’ “Special Report.”
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.
A champion of innovation and a huge believer in the entrepreneurial spirit, Brooks Whitehurst also is a beloved friend of Roanoke College.
Nancy Mulheren ’72 finds tremendous reward in helping shape Roanoke for future students.
A pair of Roanoke College Maroons sweep the ODAC's top honors for highest athletic, academic honors.
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.
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.
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 enjoys a proud tradition of excellence in science that extends from the latter part of the 19th century to the present.
For Dethie Fall, basketball opened to door to a college education in the U.S.
Bryan Krupin ’94’s clients are among the Who’s Who in entertainment and sports.
Carmen Graves runs into record books.
Brandon Ketron and Adam Skaff excel athletically and academically.
Author pens third book
Collection includes copper in silver, Vesuvian stones and dinosaur bones.
What’s next for the Emmy Award-winning producer?
“I want to be able to help students both professionally and personally like my professors did for me.”
Dr. Thomas Butt pursued his passion for music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 project, which Hailey Doss has been working on for more than a year, is a study in printmaking and Appalachian botany.
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.
Brick by brick, aging wall is dismantled and rebuilt.
Ali Hamden sees NASCAR fans' passion for racing upclose through her job coordinating events and guest services for the North Carolina speedway.
MaDee Boxler wanted to share her story. Now, with the help of her family and writer Kimberly Fowler, Boxler's memoir, "Dancing in the Rain," is on bookshelves.
Program gives recent grads opportunities to network and give back
Lauren Harrison '07 enjoys career as Newsday reporter
Stewart at Eastern U., Ross at Bates College
Creasy, Buriak launch Efficiency of Movement program
Alumna authors book about modern-day dating
Book examines America's religious foundation
New chairman has decades-long devotion to College
Chairman Robert Wortmann retires from College's Board of Trustess
What makes Roanoke one of the nation's top 20 Most Beautiful Campuses?
Philip Conserva '95, co-producer of "CSI:Crime Scene Investigation," has been with the top-ranked TV show since its inception in 2000.
A professor calls Chis "naturally gifted. He's one of those students who's able to...recall information in a way that is critical and analytical."
Dr. Alice Kassens received the Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship to help fund her ongoing research this summer and next spring on the effect of clinical depression in the labor market.
Roanoke biology professor, Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, invited her former students, Amanda Smolinsky and Laura Kellam, to volunteer on a paleontological dig in Caroline County.
With a knack for business studies, Internet communications and intramural flag football, Emily Crew found interests that she never knew existed when she came to Roanoke College.
Klingensmith’s appreciation for her own freshman orientation experience have led to her becoming involved in the College’s R Days orientation program.
Roanoke College students study the impact of a senior assistance program
In November 1893, the Roanoke Collegian proudly announced that on October 14, students had played their first game of a "new and popular" sport.
Tamara Duricka Johnson ’98 writes an open letter to her former professor, Dr. Darwin Jorgensen, to let him know how much he inspired her.
“Fulfillment for me is about playing the role I have been given in the most sincere way possible.”
“There’s always stuff to explore.”
“I can’t think of anything more important to me than being recognized by the college I went to more than 50 years ago.”
“I learned a lot about passion and dedication at Roanoke…so I was well-prepared for the challenge ahead of me.”
After attending a boarding school that required students to play three sports, it was no surprise that Gina Valles ’11 decided to come to Roanoke College and play two.
Men’s Lacrosse Team reaches NCAA Div. III semifinals after capturing the ODAC crown
“We get the ‘creepy’ thing, but we also get the ‘cool’ factor.”
Washington Semester Program offers vast experiences, opportunities
100 years ago this year, Roanoke College was in the throes of a battle over academic freedom
New issue of Roanoke College Magazine features story on graduate-level research projects that give RC students a competitive edge
Roanoke College students hope the results of a green roofs study would reduce rainwater runoff at some of downtown Roanoke's buildings and save energy costs for the city.
Paris Butler's skill with students caught the attention of UVA's teaching community
Celebrating the rich tradition of RC Athletics, the Maroon family honored John Pirro as the College's inaugural 'Walk of Inspiration' icon.
The duo from the Health and Human Performance department watch sports on television, but they aren’t always looking for the score. Instead, they watch for the progress that they are making in the way that athletic officials are trained.
Bates credited Roanoke College with preparing her for varied roles and interests. She has said that the College provided her with "the most well-rounded education possible."
The Roanoke College Women's Soccer Team traveled to Costa Rica on Aug. 4-12 for a preseason trip, spending nine days in San Jose, La Fortuna and Flamingo Beach.
Looking back on the 15 years since he graduated from Roanoke College, Rick Oglesbee '95 said he realizes just how influential his college experiences have been in his life.
John "Jack" P. Fishwick '37, one of Roanoke College's most distinguished alumni, died on August 9, 2010, at the age of 93. Fishwick, a Roanoke College Medalist, served as president of Norfolk & Western Railway from 1970 to 1981.
College Archivist reflects on the 1985 flood.
Maroons Volleyball player Maggie Wagner finishes a very successful season.
In a big state with a monstrous football presence, Jason Gildea '95 is quickly carving a sizable niche for lacrosse.
The Roanoke College Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Argentina on Aug. 9-16, 2010. The international excursion was chockfull of great soccer play. What follows are portions of journal entries that Scott Allison ’79, RC athletics director and head men’s soccer coach, e-mailed to the Athletics Department during the trip.
Roanoke grad of 2010 reveals himself as the first school mascot.
A two-month-long restoration project has returned The Solar Wind, a sculpture by internationally-renowned sculptor Alice Aycock, to its gleaming, otherworldly splendor.
A look back through the one-hundred years of Sutton Commons.
RC is proud to have tied for seventh place as U.S. News & World Reports' National Liberal Arts Up and Comers list
When Cutlip headed to California shortly after graduate school, she wasn’t sure what to expect. It turns out she left the world of education only to become an educator (albeit in an atypical field) herself.
This Maroon says her summer experience prepared her for life after college. The knowledge she gained in her field of interest has reaffirmed her desire to work with archives.
This Maroon alumna has joined The Martin Agency, named U.S. Agency of the Year in 2009 by Adweek.
A student turned teacher of athletic training, this Maroon believes that he has come full circle in his experiences—and followed his passion the whole way.
This Maroon spent the summer teaching in Guatemala as a way to cement her Spanish language skills while giving back to and working with an indigenous community.
Sarmadi does a lot more than fetch coffee for financial brokers, including Roanoke alum Brandon Reynolds ’00. He has been able to research liquidations and help create portfolios for clients while also attending and participating in conferences and meetings during his summer internship in Atlanta, Ga.
On March 12th and 13th, Roanoke College seniors Samantha Sterba ‘09 and Virginia Hopkins ‘09 accompanied Dr. Alice L. Kassens to the 2009 Virginia Association of Economists (VAE) 36th Annual Meeting. This trip really began, however, during the fall semester of 2008.
“As students, I think it is our responsibility to take what we learn at Roanoke and use it to better the communities around us,” says Fender.
The Health and Human Performance department holds a “journal club” once a semester. Athletic training students and area health professionals come together to discuss current articles related to sports medicine and the health field.
Many colleges provide opportunities for students to study abroad for a semester or year, but some students choose to study at a different location in their own country. Since Roanoke became one of the founding colleges of a program in 1986, its students have been able to study and earn credit in a residential Washington, D.C. program.
Rob Harbert’s innovative research project won a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from The American Society of Plant Biologists.
This “girly girl” roughs it in the wilderness as a trip leader and office manager of Wilderness Adventure.
The Tanyard House excavation, located on the southeast corner of the main campus, is the site of a unique learning opportunity.
“Leaving high school, I never thought I would be able to find a group of friends that I would be as close to as the ones I had in high school,” said Giles.
Kim is one of Roanoke's most illustrious alumni, important in international politics and a hero of the Korean independence movement of the 20th century.
With top coaches who show long-term commitments to their programs, it's no wonder that the Maroons enjoy so much success.
"He's an excellent student... I'd call him brilliant. He is fluent in five languages. He's fit in here in an incredible way, and the students like him."
"He's an excellent student... I'd call him brilliant. He is fluent in five languages. He's fit in here in an incredible way, and the students like him," says coach Scott Allison '79.
One plays volleyball and the other runs track, but each of these athletes also plays basketball, a shared passion that sparked abiding friendship and successful teamwork.
"Knowing how to think on my feet is my biggest success factor. I emphasize that every time I talk to Roanoke College students."
His products are described as “jewelry for the home” and crafted by hand at his family’s 150-year-old decorative hardware company.
"My mission is to make a difference in somebody's life."
"I really liked... Charlie Moir, who was a class guy and treated his players well," writes Jones.
Every student at Roanoke had worked on a house for Habitat for Humanity. Few, if any, other colleges can make such a strong statement.
"We always have lots going on around campus and give everyone an opportunity for some great fun on campus instead of leaving for the weekends."
"Usually, the core courses are the ones you want to just cross off your list, but at Roanoke, these are the courses you want to take," says Bloss.
The group planned to work with ConstruCasa a nonprofit organization to help build basic homes for people in need.
“I’m doing it! I’m living a dream. I still have a long way to go, but I’m positive that continued perseverance will result in many milestones for this new venture.”
This honors student from Louisiana has traveled far and wide to teach others the sport about which she is passionate.
After 10 years in the tourism industry, Rebekah Cain set out to find a job at a non-profit organization. She found one that would allow her to help rebuild and empower the people of Louisiana.
An English major at Roanoke, this Maroon has applied the skills she learned at the College in a variety of ways. From blogging about 31 dates in 31 days to writing for a television show, Duricka sure knows how to keeps things interesting.
Roanoke now has a record-setting eight endowed professorships, which enables appointed faculty members to research and write. Their pursuits benefit their students and the College.
On the basketball court at Roanoke College, Morris Cregger ’64 earned a reputation as a fierce competitor. That spirit is the driving force behind Cregger’s success in business today.
The Gaeng family has livened up the courts and fields at Roanoke College with their Maroon spirit and athletic ability.
Roanoke College values firsthand learning and students in many departments find themselves gaining important real-world skills.
Robinson has had a lot of callings. The Eagle Scout and economics major served in the U.S. Army and the administrations of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. As special advisor to Secretary of State George Schultz, he was named “Ambassador” in 1983. Now he is launching a new career, planning a book, and heading up a national organization.
John Sullivan ’79 was the Most Valuable Player when he played goalie for the 1978 NCAA Champion Roanoke College lacrosse team and made the final save of the game. Now Sullivan is in the business of saving lives.
The Mill Mountain Star was first lit 60 years ago. The Kinsey brothers helped to build the Roanoke landmark that was designed by their father. The Star has 2,000 feet of neon tubing on a 100-foot frame.
It took Yahia Abu Hashem a year to arrive at Roanoke College after being offered a scholarship through the Hope Fund, but since he’s arrived the College has changed his life for the better.
Fans all over the world are watching many RC sports games live on the Web.
Between faculty meetings and finals, Drs. Maina, Buchholz and Grant find time to march to the beat of their own drums after creating a faculty band last fall. None of the aforementioned faculty can be found in the music department, but these three still know how to perform for a crowd.
Dr. Richard Grant, associate professor of physics, knows the importance of practicing what he preaches. Grant uses his teaching and writing skills with a two-fold approach, working with a publishing company as he continues to teach.
Roanoke College has been the center of several statewide political activities in the Fall of 2009.
Basic human instinct tells most to fear bugs, and most people don’t have the inclination to do research on the very creatures that send a shiver down their spines. Firebaugh’s instincts told her differently, and she is spending much of her time at Roanoke College researching the critters about which she is passionate.
Imagine skiing in the Alps, getting stranded and having to build a snow cave for protection. Ben Wescott '09 had such an adventure and credits survival television shows and his time at Roanoke for saving him.
Michael Barrett '04 began researching the effect of shipwrecks on the environment during a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. Three years later, he became the youngest person to ever receive a National Geographic grant to continue his work.
Career Services has launched MaroonNet, an online site for the entire Roanoke College community and any employer who contacts Career Services with a job listing. MaroonNet helps job seekers find work and employers find employees through a network filled with the College’s classic connections.
Aaron Riggleman '09 is a true supporter of Roanoke College, and he challenges his peers to show their Maroon spirit. A native of Newport News, Va., Riggleman says getting the campus excited about events unifies the school.
Tope Olubuyide '98 knew from the age of nine that she would be an OB-GYN.
Maintenance workers come across a lot of things, but it’s not often they come across 30-year-old class rings. Bob Shupe knew he was doing work for the future of Roanoke College as he worked on the walkways outside of the new residential complex, but he had no idea that he would find something of the past along the way.
Many students never come across the opportunity for undergraduate research experience. It is even more far-fetched that an undergraduate environmental science major would find himself researching in a biology lab. At Roanoke College, Garrett Schaperjahn ’10 learned that all you have to do is ask.
At most undergraduate research labs, students can be found washing dishes. Here at Roanoke College, students are part of the entire research process. Students Geoff Bader ’11 and Bryan Piatkowski ’12 work with Dr. DorothyBelle Poli gaining invaluable firsthand learning experience.
When she was younger, all Erica Daniel '09 wanted to be was a doctor. Now, she credits her close relationships with her Roanoke professors for a more detailed and suited career in international public health, focusing on maternal and child health policy.
The former studio arts major at Roanoke College designs and builds custom puppets for his clients from his basement workshop in Roanoke. He founded Thistledown Puppets in 2006.
Pam Cabalka '76 says her sense of belonging at Roanoke College was immediate, beginning with her first days on campus and extending decades later as the current president of the Alumni Association.
The NCAA folks have been setting up shop in Salem once again for basketball, softball and lacrosse championships, and as always that means one thing - a trip to Mac and Bob's.
As a result of Dr. Jon Crawford’s guidance, Hery now hopes to have a career in international education. She claims that her experience in the office was “the first time I’ve ever actually been able to visualize my career path and decide what I would like to do.”
Stephanie Doyle ‘99 was named Virginia’s top teacher for her devotion to students that goes far beyond her commitment in the classroom.
The contest is a test of wits and ingenuity that requires students to submit papers which explain a proposed puzzle and provide a solution to it.
Power Shift 2009 urges young people to promote conversation about justice, equity, economic reform and clean living.
"We want to show students that they don't have to hit the treadmill, that they can play rec basketball and soccer. We provide all the equipment, so they just basically have to have athletic shoes and shorts, like showing up for P.E. class," says Ryberg.
"Being the most climbed mountain in the world, Mt. Fuji is a symbol for world environmental preservation, and it is crucial that everyone continues their efforts to not only protect the most recognizable image of Japan, but all of the world's outdoor icons and nature," said Burch.
“Roanoke helped me feel comfortable to research what I want,” Hughes said.
The college is experimenting with a trayless initiative in the Commons to promote environmental awareness among the college's community.
Elvis, the 6-year-old pet of Dr. Tim Pennings, has found his way into the hearts of calculus lovers across the country by ingratiating himself in the world of calculus. Dr. Roland Minton discusses how he discovered Elvis and the relationship he has developed with both Elvis and Dr. Tim Pennings.
"I grew up on a farm and went to a one-room country school, then rode a bus to high school, an hour each way. The campus was my first look at the real world. I didn't know what was beyond the first mountain," Kegley says.
“Throughout all my studies, history hasn't been as much fun as tonight,” Karim said. “It's firsthand experience hearing it from him and these people. This is just amazing.”
"America was always a dream in my mind. I thought it was just glass and diamonds; I always imagined America to be the last step to heaven," Rubongoya said.
“The parents of other players come here and are so impressed with this beautiful campus. Then they look at me – not only have I had two children here, but I went here as well. They see my continuing connection to Roanoke as a wonderful thing,” says Love.
“Perseverance pays off,” Karen Olson ’82 says, encouraging aspiring writers. “This is not something that happens overnight, but if you’re a good writer and have a good book to market, someone will see that. And if it doesn’t happen the first time, don’t give up.”
“Art doesn’t have to be just an object on the wall. It can move you or amuse you, or you can have an interaction with it that will change the way you look at something,” says Cassullo.
“I’m hoping to make an impact on other prosecutors to go after these cases as hard as they can,” Deegan explains. “They’re time consuming and expensive, but I’m hoping to stress their importance.”
“Classic for Tomorrow” takes in the appearance of Roanoke’s campus, the style of teaching, the curriculum, the authentic relationships between faculty and students and the valuable hands-on learning. It is based on the strengths that already exist and not something that the College has to manufacture.
The former lacrosse goalie used his knowledge of the ocean to save a surfer from drowning in Hawaii’s infamous “Pipeline.”
“Roanoke gave me my voice,” Adiyah Ali ’02 says. “Coming from high school to college, I learned that you can have opinions that are different from those of your professors, and it’s OK. It’s important to have an opinion and be able to defend it. I see it every day. Roanoke gave me that experience.”
“One of the most important aspects of going green is simply the amount of energy that will be saved,” says Cassandra Lord ’10. “This is not only good for the environment, but it is also something that will be monetarily beneficial in the long run.”
“Roanoke College provides its students with the opportunity to interact on a personal level with the faculty. There are a number of professors on campus who motivated me on a daily basis, especially within the health and human performance department,” says Dowell.
“Working with kids is always rewarding and challenging,” Mulchay said. “Sometimes you can just see a kid get it, and that’s great.”
The Roanoke College community pulls together in protecting the environment.
Book’s release coincides with the 40-year anniversary of Sweet’s death in Vietnam. He is being remembered by many fellow alumni.
Student also will spend a semester in France in an effort to further the connection with the manuscript she has studied.
Travel courses ventured far and wide to locations such as the Bahamas, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy, France and Germany.
"...at a time in life when most retired people's incomes are decreasing, mine has increased," says Whitehurst.
"These four scholarships reflect the generosity and leadership of Roanoke alumni and friends. Through the endowment process scholarships such as these benefit students by providing financial aid now and into the future," states Kim Blair '93
"What has always attracted us to Roanoke College is the attention to the outside: the beauty of the campus and the fit of the school within the town," Greg explains. "We wanted to see the same care given to the inside."
On June 30, 1987, the $5,000 challenge goal was met and the Powell Scholarship Fund was officially established.
"So when he pledged his support of the College and his fraternity, he saw that as a lifelong commitment."
My family and I just felt that something wasn't quite finished because of Jeff's accident. We felt like the College had made such a lasting impact on him, and he on the College, and we wanted to honor that. That's what the award is really about," said Childs
"Kam was beyond special to me," states Collins-Carruth. "To be able to set up an endowment in his honor, at Roanoke - where I had the privilege of meeting some of my dearest friends - will hopefully keep his spirit alive not only for me but for all that knew, loved and enjoyed him."
"Such endowed professorships enable the College to attract outstanding new faculty as well as to recognize faculty who have served the College for a number of years."
“Having this opportunity to plan and implement lessons for a year has been a real benefit,” says Musgrove. “I know that the kids have also benefited – how could you not from learning about another culture?”
Editor Dr. Paul Hanstedt, associate professor of English, teaches students the fundamentals in creative writing and publishing.
“The two main objectives of the project are team work and communication,” Gibbs said. “It offers active learning and professional skills that are assets to graduates.”
“Learning by experience and doing things firsthand is the best way to learn and study something,” says Beck. “You can always read something in books, but to go and do it on your own – there’s nothing like it.”
After the conference, all three students say that they are able to connect the topics discussed with their classes and majors.
Cynthia Atkins, lecturer in Roanoke’s English department, publishes new book of poetry entitled “Psyche’s Weathers”
Atkins said that weather is a great metaphor for the ever changing “storms” in our souls.
Dr. Daniel Sarabia named the first-ever book review editor for the interdisciplinary sociological journal “Nature and Culture”
“This is not only a privilege for me, but it’s also exciting that through the journal Roanoke College is linked with schools all over the world,” Sarabia said.
“URAP projects gives faculty a better understanding of students and brings a broader perspective for everyone,” said Roanoke College’s archivist.
“I’m happy at how closely our relationship resembles the graduate relationship that I just left,” Wallace Fuentes says. “I expect that Katie will have ideas that’ll floor me and I look forward to that.”
Samantha Strickland '08 has not only given herself a competitive edge on her graduate school applications, but also developed some ideas about what areas of research she might pursue later in her career.
Distinguishing both the students and the College, this unique program involves students from practically their first days on campus in research methods usually not introduced to students until they're in graduate or post-graduate educational arenas.
While many students thrive in the classroom setting, some find more inspiration through hands-on learning opportunities in the lab.
“I was inspired to donate to Roanoke College because I had such positive, wonderful experiences while I was there,” Higginbotham says.
“We hope that future generations can experience Roanoke as we did,” the Devines say.
Research inevitably leads to publication and close relationships with their mentors.
Joseph Weeren '03, Roanoke College's former lacrosse standout, was injured earlier this year in an explosion in Iraq
“He is a proud and humble person and has always thought of his teammates, classmates and friends before himself,” said Bill Pilat, Roanoke College's Lacrosse head coach.
Rand Dotson '90 recently published book titled Roanoke, Virginia, 1882-1912: Magic City of the New South
Dotson credits history professor Dr. John Selby for introduing to him the importance of the past.
“Roanoke was a great learning experience for me, especially in handling pressure situations and in communicating effectively,” Barnes says.
“Dr. Swain is one of Roanoke's most distinguished graduates,” Roanoke President Michael C. Maxey says. “She will bring considerable talent and expertise to this important assignment for the good of our country.”
“We’re constantly pushing each other to ask why we hold our beliefs, which is why we do research,” the faculty researcher says.
Dr. Lassiter devotes his time to his experiments and to training aspiring researchers.
“I try really hard to bring my research into the class,” says Willingham. “We’re actually expected to do research and teach at Roanoke. I’m expected to back up what I teach with a degree of scholarly expertise.”
Roanoke’s published professors still focus on students
Financial health and generous donors launch our largest-ever building boom
“Our first goal will be to accelerate our progress as a leading college. Roanoke is known as a college on the move, but we want to move even faster and higher. This will bring facilities, new and improved programs, and a greater reputation.”
“I was thrilled when Mike was named president,” says Terri Maxey.
“I pledge to do all that I can do to polish the precious gem of our aspirations into a brighter, more faceted Roanoke of tomorrow,” Maxey said.
Kassens finds that despite the health risks, obese people usually do nothing to change.
Munley’s 2005 lecture in Laos, “The Science of Global Warming,” centered around challenges posed against global warming over the past 100 years and why humans are the reason global warming is becoming such a hot issue.
Dr. Fleenor, physics professor, hopes to further the College’s space research along with introducing students to the “awe-inspiring nature of the universe.”
“If I can help pique my students’ interest in research and scientific careers, I feel that I have done my job as a professor to promote an extended education,” Dr. Balasubramanian says.
“I'm very passionate with politics and it’s very energizing and empowering to help your state,” says Wescott.
Roanoke seniors close their undergraduate careers with a seminar course, which puts their sociology skills and knowledge to use.
Southers explores treatments for cardiovascular, metabolic and endocrine diseases
“Peru is one of the better places to study abroad. There are not a lot of Americans [there] and so many natural wonders to see,” says Beck.
Two students are among those reading from a group of poems during this “Studio Virginia” show, which aired on WVTF.
"On Dream Street" captures Almeder's skill as a "fearless poetry with perfect pitch."
As an artist and professor, Heil's work and teaching develops along with advancements in computer graphics.
Theatre Department Benefits From Ruhland's Creativity
Hoffman dispels stereotypes about drug offenders through service learning. “By being involved with the project, students develop a sense of empathy that they cannot get from a textbook,” she says.
“As an English major and communications concentration, my classes at Roanoke definitely helped me with my writing and editing skills,” Clark said.
The College Choir has sung for diverse audiences and with famous musicians around the world.
“I like to look at things slowly. I like for things to look hand-made,” says Shortridge.
Roanoke College provides student with the opportunity to work inside hospital labs, running blood tests and gaining medical school experience.
Roanoke Professor compares the philosophies of three contemporary thinkers in his new book on life and death
Project allows student to challenge traditional interpretations of themes in Jane Austen's “Emma”
Lauren Harrison Discovers That “You Can't Know Where You're Going Until You Know Where You Came From”
“I love capturing famous sites from a different, unconventional perspective,” Isaac Campbell says.
“I remember the simulations we did in Warshawsky's classes. They create a connection between domestic and foreign politics that is experienced first hand.”
The Kandinsky Trio has achieved a special harmony not only with each other and their music, but with the Roanoke College community.
Crime investigation shows likes CSI, Law and Order, and Without a Trace will be a classroom and laboratory experience taught by Dr. Benjamin Huddle
“It is uncommon for undergraduates to even have the opportunity to intern in the chambers of a federal judge,” says Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Dr. Todd Peppers.
“I've always owned guns, and I've always been interested in politics. The two subjects fit well together,” says Wilson, professor of public affairs.
The projects cover the last juvenile executed in Virginia as well as the rules and norms of hiring federal law clerks.
“Not many students can say they have national championship exposure, but our students can,” says Buriak.
Dr. Robert Benne has written his sixth book, Reasonable Ethics: A Christian Approach to Social, Economic, and Political Concerns.
“After all, learning how to present ideas in a way that will excite students is part of the creative scholarship process,” says Berenson.
“There are really beautiful facets of East Asian cultures, specifically Chinese and Japanese, which deserve attention from students.”
“It was very humbling, very unsettling to be without my usual materials or usual artistic space,” says Hardwig.
Pysh says he believes in providing opportunities for freshmen.
Dr. Brooks Crozier says he is proud that his undergraduate student assistants are involved in graduate-level research.
Student researchers are given full control of the experiment, with Addington monitoring from the sidelines.
Students' writing will focus on eastern and western religions, chaos theory, happiness, self-esteem, meditation, neuroscience and the placebo effect.
The award is presented to a person who makes extraordinary contributions to the education and achievement of girls through work in the community.
“Because of my Proctor & Gamble experience, I can better convey to students what it’s like to conduct research in an industrial setting.”
“At Roanoke, first semester freshman use instruments that are available only to seniors or grad students at many other schools,” says Dr. Gail Steehler.
“This is going to put me at an advantage, not only for graduate school, but jobs, as I’ll be coming in with 3 years of research experience.”
The research measures the attitudes of college students regarding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
Kristi Hoffman extends learning outside the classroom with hands-on experiences
Each year, Roanoke College trains teachers from every region of the country how to employ the latest techniques in K-12 education
“Being a writer allows me to be a more effective professor,” Shultz says.
For the last 10 years, Grant has conducted workshops in teaching science in the schools, mainly at the elementary level.
Students seeking teacher licensure are prepared as never before. They’re taking advantage of student teaching and internships the College now offers in Germany and Italy.
Their research will help wireless companies search for ways to use the least number of channels that will allow the greatest number of users.
The research opportunities Roanoke College offers its students helped Bennett win the scholarship through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Real world examples, challenging writing exercises and the integration of technology within the text, make it accessible to all students.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic heard Dr. Frank Munley speak about the challenges they will face.
The house is one of the oldest in Salem and would provide insight into the lower socioeconomics of the 1850s.
Each project employed Kim Eslinger’s skills in various manners, with her primary work being conducted in the laboratory.
The 16th Century Journal consists of essays and book reviews that are written and read by history scholars worldwide.
The campus buildings listed in the National Register include Monterey, the Old Roanoke County Courthouse and the Main Campus Complex.
His book, A Star Chamber Court in Ireland: the Court of Castle Chamber, 1571-1641, is a detailed follow-up to his 1993 book Anglicizing the Government of Ireland.
In 1871, the first person was buried and Salem residents are still permitted to be buried in East Hill Cemetary.
Course involves case studies, an advanced business simulation, workshops, labs, readings of top-tier articles and lectures on strategy.
Sharon Gibbs chose to work first so she could teach students about real-world work environments.
Each team was required to create a comprehensive business plan to include manufacturing, marketing and financial strategies for their products
“The happiest I’ve ever been was the first time I broke three hours for a marathon.” says Kassens.
Many colleges and universities have something similar in the form of a “mock” portfolio, but Roanoke College is unique in that they are using real money.
With the help of Dr. Matt Rearick and his expertise on the study of human motion, Hess performed research that has prepared him well for graduate school.