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Roanoke College honors contributions of enslaved laborers during plaque unveiling ceremony

The plaque dedication is part of a longer research process that is seeking to better understand the history of slavery at Roanoke College.

Roanoke College to honor enslaved laborers who helped build early College buildings

At an April 8 ceremony, the College will unveil commemorative plaques on the Administration Building, the oldest and most prominent building on campus.

Rare, bright, pungent flower blooms in greenhouse

The voodoo lily serves as an example of the diverse plants in the Roanoke College greenhouse. Biology professors and students want to make the greenhouse even more diverse in the coming years.

Students gain valuable, real-world experience through Washington Semester internships

Despite uncertain times this semester, five Roanoke College students have taken the opportunity to study and intern in the nation's capital.

Alumni in law enforcement encourage students to enthusiastically pursue careers

These Roanoke alumni got where they are today by relentlessly pursuing their passions, not getting discouraged, and being as well-rounded as possible.

Professors receive statewide award for dragon research

Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman earned the honor for the Dragon Research Collaborative.

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Teaching in COVID-19 Times

Dr. Rachel Collins has had to get creative to find bacteria samples on campus.

Virtual visit provides immersive campus experience

The new version of the tour includes more stops and more videos to get to know campus even better.

Two trees removed on campus

Those returning to campus for the spring semester might notice a change in the College's landscape.

Professor's adopted puppy in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl

Updated: Dr. Chris Lee, math professor, and his wife have welcomed a deaf dog, Marshall, to their crew, and he was one of the big stars on Super Bowl Sunday 

Roanoke College Events

Elderscholar Program

The Elderscholar Program is in its 37th year of offering lectures for adults 55 and older. The program features Roanoke College faculty and guests speaking on areas of their expertise. This spring, the program will be virtual. Participants can watch the live seminar through Zoom from the safety and comfort of their home.  Registration is required. 

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Date | Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual

Elderscholar Program

The Elderscholar Program is in its 37th year of offering lectures for adults 55 and older. The program features Roanoke College faculty and guests speaking on areas of their expertise. This spring, the program will be virtual. Participants can watch the live seminar through Zoom from the safety and comfort of their home.  Registration is required. 

Learn more

Date | Time: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual

Oh the Places You’ll Go

Hear from eminent Roanoke College International Relations alumni who will share their career path experiences with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Development Agency, Corporate Law,  Contractor with the Federal Government, and National Aeronautics and Space Agency(NASA).  There will be time allotted for an audience's questions and answer. 

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Date | Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual Zoom

The 2021 Henry H. Fowler Distinguished Public Speaker Program

P. J. O’Rourke, leading political commentator and humorist, is often described as “the funniest writer in America."

Registration is required for this public VIRTUAL program which is a featured Alumni Weekend event.  

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Date | Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Location: VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR