Coffee Shop Talks

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The Roanoke College Coffee Shop Talks provide a relaxed forum for discussion and inquiry on a wide range of topics. Talks are free and open to the public and are held at 8pm on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at Mill Mountain Coffee in Salem. Please join us!

Upcoming Events:

Coffee Shop Talks: North Korean Refugees in South Korea

In May 2018, Dr. Stella Xu and Dr. Whitney Leeson led a group of six students to South Korea to study the plight of North Korean refugees there. They will discuss their trip and their research.  

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Date | Time: Thursday, September 06, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Location: I Bast Center

Dr. K.C. Mayer, Assistant Professor, Sport Management: “Fanhood: From Stadiums to Screens, How Sports Impact Fans”

Dr. Mayer's research focuses on Sport Consumer Behavior and Sport Marketing, particularly with game attendance (e.g., motivations and constraints to attendance, stadium elements, luxury seating, student attendance at college sports, sport sponsorships, and so forth).

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Date | Time: Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Location: Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, 17 E. Main St. Salem

Dr. Chris Lee, Associate Professor, MCSP, and Christina Lee: “Deaf Dogs Rock: Can One Puppy Change the Lives of Thousands?”

In this conversation they will talk about how simple life decisions can lead to the joy of finding vocation and the challenges of working with a community of deaf dog supporters that now has grown to over 60,000 on Facebook.

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Date | Time: Thursday, November 01, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Location: Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, 17 E. Main St. Salem

Dr. Julia Sienkewicz, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts: Visions of Virginia: Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s Immigrant Watercolors”

This talk, drawn from Dr. Sienkewicz's forthcoming book Epic Landscapes: Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Art of Watercolor, analyzes watercolors made by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who later designed the US Capitol, during his first years in the United States. 

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Date | Time: Thursday, December 06, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Location: Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, 17 E. Main St. Salem