This year marks Roanoke College's 32nd year of providing life-changing experiences in the nation's capital through the Lutheran College Washington Semester program. Thirteen students are participating in the program this fall.
In the three weeks we had in Seoul, South Korea, we learned more about North Koreans, Korean society, media representations, inter-culture marriage, and education of refugees than we initially hoped.
Republican incumbent Rep. Dave Brat holds a 47%-43% lead over Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger, according to The New York Times Upshot/Siena College Poll.
Amanda Mansfield, the Jefferson Center, and Maury Strauss have been honored with this year's Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes indicate a robust real estate market in the Commonwealth. The index for current real estate conditions increased significantly to the highest value on record.
For Tamara Smith, declaring a business information systems concentration was an opportunity to expand her knowledge of business information technology and databases.
Roanoke College has recognized former City of Salem Police Chief James R. Bryant for his years of service to the Salem community.
Lots of media coverage for Roanoke College and Roanoke faculty over the summer. Check out some of the stories you may have missed while you were away.
The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment fell modestly by two points over the third quarter but remains above the historical average. The dip is largely due to consumer expectations for the coming year. Consumers report improved incomes from a year ago. The party gap increased, reaching the highest value since the 2016 Presidential election.
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley. The award is named for the late Dr. Perry F. Kendig, who was Roanoke's seventh president and an avid supporter and patron of the arts.
Democrat incumbent Senator Tim Kaine holds a 17-point lead over Republican challenger Corey Stewart in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate. Libertarian Matt Waters has four percent of likely voters. Respondents also weigh in on President Trump's job performance, as well as his language and actions.
Olivia Streett '19 received the very competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. She will be using it to study in Leipzig, Germany.
The Princeton Review's 2019 edition of its college guide—"the Best 384 Colleges"—also recognized three of Roanoke's academic programs.
Roanoke College's Society for Human Resource Management chapter wins Superior Merit Award for third year in a row.
Roanoke partners with the city of Salem for a community lip sync.
Data-gathering focused on health barriers in low-income communities.
Adam Johnston is the third student to be awarded a Fulbright this year and he was granted the English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil.
Olivia Streett is the 10th Roanoke College student to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. She will study in Leipzig, Germany this fall with the Roanoke program led by Dr. Robert Willingham.
Dr. Valerie Banschbach uses the momentum behind the "Thinking Animals" course as inspiration for a chapter in the American Educational Research Association's book.
Roanoke College graduates were celebrated in a big way this year-by NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today shows.
The Roanoke College Summer Academy (RCSA) is a four-week program (July 2 - 28) for college credit. RCSA is for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in having an immersive college experience and being academically challenged while earning college credit.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes are mixed. The index for current real estate conditions fell slightly, driven primarily by the buyers' side of the market who face increasing challenges. Home prices are above historical average in all metro areas across Virginia.
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke region.
Maurice Ferguson '77 began publishing poems while in college. With the help of several from RC and the Roanoke Valley arts community, one of his poems was turned into a mockingbird mural in Roanoke's Wasena area.
Democrat incumbent Senator Tim Kaine holds double-digit leads over three potential Republican challengers for his seat. In the Roanoke College Poll prior to Republican primary, the three Republican candidates were largely unknown.
The American chestnut is often remembered as a giant, towering over forests along the East Coast over a hundred years ago. Dr. Rachel Collins' work, published in the Journal of Forestry, however, suggests that those memories may not be entirely accurate.
Rising sophomore Casey Wilson and rising junior Jenna Novosel have been selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to experience the UK through the Fulbright Summer Institute.
Dr. Gregory Rosenthal, along with the introduction to public history class, spent weeks digitizing newspaper clippings detailing the history of desegregation, racism, and the overall racial history of the city of Salem.
Maggie Fitzgerald '18 has received a Fulbright to teach English in Oviedo, a city in northern Spain.
Samuel McKnight '20 has been awarded Roanoke College's first Critical Language Scholarship, which he will use to study the Russian Language in Vladimir, Russia.
Art history major Brieanah Gouveia '17 received a Fulbright Study Award to Scotland's University of Glasgow.
Roanoke College Students and Faculty Leaving for ASIANetwork Fellowship Research Trip to South Korea
Six Roanoke College students and two faculty members will embark to South Korea on Wednesday, May 3rd to conduct a three-week research project called Strangers in Their Imagined Motherland: North Korean Refugees in South Korea.
Maggie Fitzgerald, a senior honors student from Medway, Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright award to teach English in Oviedo, a city in northern Spain.
Kristen Wicander '17 was awarded a Fulbright Student Award as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in La Rioja, Spain.
Dr. Stella Xu, an associate professor in the History department, was recently asked to speak as part of a panel titled, "China and North Korea: Past, Present, and Future."
The Public Affairs Society at Roanoke College offers students the unique opportunity to encourage public discourse between the various disciplines of the public affairs department.
While at Roanoke College, Cooper Tyree was able to complete an independent study that led him to his career path.
Emily Crane had the opportunity to study abroad with the Roanoke-Saint-Lô Sister Cities exchange program.
The annual Dean's Exemplary Awards are presented to Adam Childers for teaching and Chris Lassiter for service.
Formerly known as Allegheny Hall, the residence hall overlooking Roanoke's Maroon Athletic Quad will be renamed as Beamer Hall later this year. This will mark the first building on Roanoke's campus to be named for a woman.
Liam Lambert, a double major in physics and math, is Roanoke's fourth Goldwater.
William Lambert, a double major in physics in math, has been working with Dr. Saoub to improve the efficiency of 3D printing.
Robyn Mitchell has had a lifelong passion for technology that she has been able to explore at Roanoke College.
Leah Weinstein's minor in foreign politics helped ready her for a global society.
The third annual Basically Tarantino Film Festival and awards presentation occurred at the Grandin Theatre on Tuesday, April 17th.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is currently conducting its annual Top Adventure College bracket challenge. Roanoke made it to the second round and is now matched against Sweet Briar.
Samuel McKnight, a sophomore, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian language this summer in Vladimir, Russia. He is the first Roanoke College student to receive this competitive award.
Roanoke concludes search with appointment of David Mowen, who is currently the executive vice president of finance and administration at Mary Baldwin University. He joins Roanoke in August.
This year's Alumni Weekend brings the usual fare as well as some new additions, including an alumni/student networking event, social media ambassador reception, family karaoke night, a rite of remembrance and the first annual Noke Hour.
During his time at Roanoke College, Benjamin Cowgill '17 completed research on youth persistence in the Anglican Church.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes are mixed. The index for current real estate conditions rebounded from a six-month drop and finished close to its historical record from May 2017, while the index for the future real estate conditions remained strong, but fell from last quarter.
Clapper's appearance is part of the Henry H. Fowler Program and the Delta Gamma Ethics in Leadership Program. General Clapper will speak on ethics and the current and future importance of intelligence gathering, continuing this year's academic theme, The Next America.
For the second time since 2012, Roanoke College is a recipient of the ASIANetwork's fellowship award. The College is one of eight recipients of the Student-Faculty Fellows 2018 award.
Members of the Society of Physics Students have been working with local elementary school students through an after-school STEM program and learning the value of community outreach.
Consumer sentiment in February was close to historic record high despite stock market turmoil and legislation such as the tax reform bill and the budget deal.
Participation in peaceful and legal protests will not negatively impact admissions decisions for students applying to Roanoke College.
Business administration students can now pursue seamless transfer between Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke College.
Joseph McGill travels to storied institutions around the country to shed light on forgotten people and their stories. At Roanoke College, he's helping students and faculty properly memorialize the Monterey slave quarters. .
Roanoke is one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright U.S. students. Roanoke-which has produced at least one Fulbright student in each of the past five years, with a record six students for the 2017-18 academic year. Roanoke is the only Virginia college included on the Fulbright students list for bachelor's degree institutions.
For the second year, six Roanoke College students are finalists for the Fulbright scholarship.
Dr. Roland Minton's love for sports helps to engage students in mathematics, a subject where it is usually difficult to visualize the material.
Dr. Jim Buriak and Dr. John Creasy have been conducting research on how the amount of sleep a college athlete gets relates to anxiety and depression.
WRKE is hoping to add more shows to this semester's lineup by holding an interest meeting on Sunday, January 28.
Sandy Hadaway '74 has been inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Athletic Directors. She already holds a spot in Roanoke's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Recipients include two alumni, one staff member and one parent.
Do you want to study abroad, but are concerned about costs and credit transfers? A new study abroad program that takes students to Leipzig, Germany might just be the perfect option.
Alixandra Hunter '19, one of 41 students who participated in the Lutheran College Washington Semester program last fall, has received the Christopher C. Joyner Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.
From The Roanoke Times: Dr. Gregory Rosenthal's public history class spent the fall semester digitally preserving civil rights era newspaper clippings collected by Hill Street Baptist Church.
Austin Bane was able to spend his summer working on research with Dr. Matthew Fleenor in the field of computational astrophysics through the Summer Scholars program.