Lecture Series

2023 Spring Semester ElderscholarSM Presents:

The Elderscholar Spring program will be presented live on campus, as well as broadcast live virtually through Zoom Webinar. Registration is required. 


Participants may choose to attend class in the Colket Center or virtually through Zoom Webinar. 
On-site participants will be served a buffet lunch in the Wortmann Ballroom following the lecture.

(All classes begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Tuesday, March 14    
Aged to Perfection: Using Physical Activity to Flourish in Older Adulthood
Dr. Taylor W. Rowley ’10: Asst. Professor of Health and Exercise Science

Wednesday, March 15  
The Untold Stories of Roanoke Valley Veterans
Mr. Owen Collander ’23: Senior, Roanoke College History

Tuesday, March 21     
President Kennedy’s Enduring Popularity
Dr. John G. Selby: History Professor Emeritus

Wednesday, March 22   
Theater: The World’s Second Oldest Profession
Professor Audrey G. Hamilton: Visiting Professor of Fine Arts

Tuesday, March 28        
My Roanoke/Personal Musings: Three Decades Worth
Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya: Professor of Public Affairs

Wednesday, March 29        
Achieving Global Gender Equality for Women and Girls
Leila Hanafi: Professional Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University

Tuesday, April 4        
Myth and Memory in Roman Greece
Dr. Jason Hawke: Associate Professor of History

Wednesday, April 5        
The National Parks: Explore Your America
Dr. Christopher S. Lassiter: Professor of Biology

Tuesday, April 11         
Our March Continued Toward Salem: The Second 1864 Valley Campaign and the Battle of Hanging Rock
Mr. Alexander J. Burke ’16: Assistant Director Salem Museum

Wednesday, April 12    
History of American Music
Hannah Cox: Community Engagement & Education Director at Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Mail-in Registration

Online Registration (available mid-February)



  2023 travel opportunities

Adventure Scholar

Inclement weather and cancellation policies are active during on-campus programming.

FOR CLASSES HELD AT THE ROANOKE COLLEGE CAMPUS ONLY: In the event of inclement weather, please call the weather hotline (540) 375-7777 or Community Programs at 540-375-2323 after 8 a.m. the day of the class to verify if the program will run as scheduled.

If the College is closed or closing early, there will be no Elderscholar program that day. If the College is under a delayed opening, or operating on a normal schedule, Elderscholar MAY BE CANCELED in order to protect the safety of the Elderscholars. If the program is canceled due to weather, Community Programs will make every effort to reschedule at a later date.

If the scheduled presenter is not available at a later date, an alternate lecture will be provided.