Lecture Series

2019 Spring Semester Elderscholar SM Presents:



Tuesday's class will be held in the Colket Center, Pickle Lounge

(Tuesday begins at noon)

March 12

The Meaning of Life 
Dr. Brent Adkins, Professor and Chairperson of Religion/Philosophy 

March 19

Who Gets In? Spain's Immigration Dilemma
Dr. Lynn Talbot, Professor of Modern Languages

March 26

Church of the Assumption in San Vicente del Valle in Spain
Dr. Victor Martinez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

April 2

Art Go Bloom at the Taubman 
Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Education, Taubman Museum of Art

April 9

Women in Politics
Dr.  Marit Berntson, Professor of Sociology 


Wednesday session will be held in the Colket Center, Pickle Lounge

(begins at 11:45am)

March 13

LGBTQ History and Why it Matters
Dr. Gregory Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History 

March 20

The State Funeral
Mr. Thomas E. Bowers, Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Salem

March 27

Exploring Environmental Justice
Dr. Laura Hartman, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (her class will be joining us)

April 3

Alfred Hitchcock and World War II
Dr. Brent Stevens, Director of the Writing Center, Hollins University 

April 10

Model Minority or Criminal Threat? Asian Americans at Virginia Tech Following Horrific Crimes

 Dr. Daisy Ball, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

All lectures are followed by lunch in Sutton Commons.  See registration for more details. See Registration Page to register.


International Trip: British Landscapes - England, Scotland, Wales

May 2-11, 2019 

$3,549 per person/double occupancy (BASED ON AVAILABILITY/Cost subject to change after deadline)


NEW: 3/day 2/night Trip to Chattanooga, TN

May 21-23, 2019 with Dr. John Selby for a Civil War and cultural exploration.  Register between March 1 and March 22.

see Brochure for prices

Go to Adventure Scholar for more details

Inclement weather and cancelation policies

In the event of inclement weather please call the weather hotline (540) 375-7777 or Teresa Quinn from Community Programs at (540)375-5233 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.

Local and overnight trips coordinated by Roanoke College are non-refundable.  The International trip to England through Collette Tours offers fully refundable trip insurance if purchased at the time of registration.  Substitutions may be approved by contacting the office of Community Programs or the trip vendor. 

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