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Jun 2019

Roanoke College Poll: Consumer Sentiment in Va. falls

The latest Roanoke College Poll shows the Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by over four points to its lowest level since Aug. 2018. 

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Roanoke College magazine preview: Issue 1, 2019

We peeked into the offices of faculty and staff, and discovered objects that evoked laughter, tugged at our heartstrings, and uncovered little-known facts about the people who help make Roanoke College tick.

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Shaking up philanthropy

From Roanoke College magazine: Micah Spruill '11 breaks traditional giving by contributing Roanoke College's first gift of cryptocurrency.

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Changing of the Guard

From Roanoke College Magazine: Roanoke College Board of Trustees leadership transition will occur in the fall of 2019.

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May 2019

High schoolers can get true college experience in Summer Academy

The Roanoke College Summer Academy offers students an opportunity to learn from Roanoke professors, participate in college prep workshops, spend time with peer mentors, and get a real taste of college life.  

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Olivia Kitt ’20 wins spirit award for enthusiasm in Lutheran College Washington Semester

Olivia Kitt ’20 has been selected by fellow students, faculty and staff of the Lutheran College Washington Semester to receive the Dr. Nancy D. Joyner Spirit Award.

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The Trip to Quatrone – an eye opener for Roanoke environmental students

Working with the Virginia Department of Forestry, Roanoke enviornmental students educated residents of Quatrone, near Smith Mountain Lake, on creating “defensible spaces” around their homes to reduce the threat of extensive damage should a wildfire ever occur.

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Destinee Harper '21 appointed to Fulbright Summer Institute in UK

Destinee Harper ’21, a literary studies major and Spanish minor from Harrisonburg, Virginia, is the 8th Roanoke College student appointed to the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute in the past 7 years.

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Commencement 2019 President's Welcome

President Maxey's welcoming speech for the 2019 commencement ceremony.

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Roanoke appoints new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Melanie Wine Tolan, a communications strategist, has been named Roanoke College’s executive director of marketing and communications. In the newly created position, Tolan—former executive vice president at Edelman, a global communications firm—will join Roanoke College’s senior leadership team.

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Roanoke Gains UCAP Actuarial Science Certification

Roanoke College’s actuarial science program was added to the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs listing, indicating that the program prepares students for success in the profession, including the introductory exams in the field.

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Three Valedictorians, three Salutatorians, Fulbright Scholars, Goldwater Scholar and more! See all the photos from Commencement weekend 2019.

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Roanoke ready for Commencement on May 4

The Class of 2019 will have 457 graduates with three student valedictorians and three salutatorians. Baccalaureate is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Turbyfill Quad.  

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Roanoke College, Hollins Welcome Nominations for the 2019 Perry F. Kendig Awards

Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke region. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 1.

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Apr 2019

Roanoke College in the news

ICYMI: Professor of the year, Roanoke's men's lacrosse goalie, surprise guest for Theatre Roanoke College and more stories about Roanoke College in the news.

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Anna Ford '19 chosen to present research at Washington, D.C. conference

Ford is one of 60 participants chosen out of more than 350 applicants.

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Research goes off campus

Students conduct research and hold internships through the Salem VA Medical Center and Roanoke College Undergraduate Research Experience. 

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Dr. Henold receives Fulbright fellowship to Hungary

Henold, John R. Turbyfill Professor of History, will spend the 2020 spring semester teaching in Hungary as a Fulbright scholar.

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Theatre Roanoke College's [title of show] cast surprised by unexpected guest at last performance

The Theatre Roanoke College cast of the spring musical, [title of show], was surprised by a special guest on their closing night this past Saturday, April 13.

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2019 Alumni Medal awarded to Carole Crotts Rich '78

Alumni Weekend 2019 was highlighted by the presentation of the Roanoke College Alumni Medal to Carole Crotts Rich ’78, former vice president of Hershey Company

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Southard honored for her diabetes advocacy

Roanoke graduate Sally Waters Southard ‘77 received the Living and Giving Award for her service to JDRF.

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Study/Research Fulbright in India Awarded to Linnea Stewart

Linnea Stewart has been awarded a Fulbright to study and conduct research on bird populations on organic and non-organic farms in India.

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Roanoke Model UN and Arab League delegations place at national and regional conferences

Roanoke College students have participated in three diplomatic conferences in recent months, winning awards in each on national and regional levels.

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Freshmen hike 37 miles in 17 hours for Earthbound fundraiser

Over the weekend, freshmen Ian Densley, Connor Kinkema and Cole Hensen took on the legendary Triple Crown hike, a 37-mile loop in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Roanoke College receives two prestigious NEH Grants

The grants will support a Humanities Collaboration Center in Fintel Library and an interdisciplinary archeological curriculum.

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Mar 2019

Umland selected for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

Study abroad opportunities facilitated by Roanoke set afire Umland's passion for travel and led him to apply for a Fulbright.

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Schultz to publish War Memoranda with Taubman Museum of Art

Dr. Robert Schultz and artist Binh Danh are issuing a book honoring Walt Whitman for the 200th anniversary celebration of the poet’s birth.

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Alumni Weekend coming up April 4-7

Make plans now to return to sunny Salem to relive your Roanoke days, visit with friends and see how much dear ol’ Roanoke has changed!

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Roanoke College Poll: Real Estate Market Sentiment Holds Steady, Inventories Continue to Frustrate

The Virginia Real Estate Indexes held fast to the dips in the last quarter of 2018. Buyers appear frustrated by prices which are currently driven by falling inventories which are down 15 percent over the past year.

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Salem Riverfest concert to benefit Roanoke River conservation

Salem Riverfest, hosted by Roanoke College, is a benefit concert for the Clean Valley Council in support of conservation of the Roanoke river. The event features three bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and more!

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Roanoke College alumna serving in top higher-ed post in Liberia

Mawine Diggs '06 is the first woman to head Liberia's National Commission on Higher Education.

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College establishes Center for Community Health Innovation

The Center, directed by Dr. Liz Ackley, supports initiatives to reduce health inequities in the Roanoke Valley.

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The Roanoke College connection to Fred Rogers's Neighborhood

Dr. Brooks Crozier remembers his uncle, Fred Rogers. 

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Student Awarded Project Funding from International Psychology Honors Society

Psychology major, Kiah Coflin ’19, and Dr. Powell awarded funding for research project on romantic relationships from the International Psychology Honors Society.

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Forrest Channels Love of Soccer Into a Career

Andrew Forrest ‘06 is the general manager for El Paso’s professional soccer team where he will oversee all business operations for the team.

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Networking with NASA + Fighting Robots

Physics major Jacob Klein ’19 spent the summer of 2018 at the Virginia Space Flight Academy in Chincoteague, Virginia, teaching robotics to middle and high school campers.

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Quinn Harlan '21 finishes fourth in 60 M final at NCAA track & field national championships

Roanoke sophomore Quinn Harlan qualified for the final race in the 60 m championship. 

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Roanoke College Poll: Sentiment is strong with Virginians, although impacted by political unrest

The Va. Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by almost two points, largely due to gains in consumer expectations for the coming year. The party gap grew amidst political turmoil.

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Feb 2019

Remembering alumnus Kim Kyusik, leader of Korean independence movement, 100 years later

A political and academic leader in Korean efforts to gain independence from Japan, Kim Kyusik, played important roles in the movement and during the establishment of a provisional Korean government. 

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RC Poll: Virginians think Northam, Fairfax and Herring should stay

The latest poll of Virginians looks at leadership issues, sexual misconduct, immigration, socialism and gun control.

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Students compete in statewide Ethics Bowl hosted at RC

Roanoke’s two teams had good showings. Much of the talk at the event centered around an amazing performance by freshman Sophie Kachur, who won two rounds by herself when her teammates were out sick.  

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Dr. Ball launches Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Roanoke County Jail

This is the first course of this kind taught at Roanoke College and the first for the Roanoke County Jail. It is one of just a few Inside-Out programs in Virginia.

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Partial government shutdown delays, but doesn't derail, spring Washington DC internships

Fifteen Roanoke students are interning in Washington now. Three who were assigned to shuttered government agencies volunteered at nonprofits providing food for furloughed workers until they could begin their internship.

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Dr. Valerie Banschbach receives Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Banschbach, professor and chair of environmental studies, received a 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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Six students are Fulbright semi-finalists

This year six seniors are semi-finalists for the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright student scholarships that facilitate study, research, and English teaching assistantships (ETA) around the globe.

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Student's internship leads to documentary appearance

During a summer internship with the Global Owl Project, Julia Mello ’19 was featured in an episode of “Oregon Field Guide” about the organization’s work with the owls and their research.

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Roanoke College to host statewide Ethics Bowl

Roanoke hosts the 20th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl on Sunday and Monday, February 10-11. Sponsored by the VFIC and Wells Fargo, the theme of the event is “Ethics and Social Justice.”

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2019 Juried Biennial Exhibition Winners

The exhibition features works of art from artists within a 200 mile radius of Roanoke College.

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Jan 2019

Enter this year's Pitch competition with your ideas!

The Pitch provides aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to develop a business plan and present it to a panel of judges comprised of local business owners and city employees.

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New books by Roanoke College faculty

Books include a young adult novel and a biography of a Civil War general.

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Roanoke College hosts inaugural International Film Festival

The inaugural Roanoke College International Film Festival will kick off next month, aiming to bring together the campus and Roanoke communities through culture and film. 

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In Case You Missed This News

Forbes goes to Dr. Warden to analyze the latest archeological finding in Egypt. Roanoke was named a Hidden Gem of the Southeast. Dr. Benne publishes an op-ed and Toy Like Me makes Christmas even more special.

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Pearson receives Gilman award to study in Australia

Vanessa Pearson ’21, the 11th Roanoke College student selected as a Gilman Scholar, will spend the Spring 2019 semester in Australia at James Cook University taking psychology, education and Australian history classes.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Commemoration Events

Join us January 19-26, 2019 as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr. with a series of events on and off campus.

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Kuchar serves on national committee for Fulbright

Dr. Martha Kuchar recently served on a Fulbright national committee to screen student applications for Fulbright’s ETA program.

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Rasoul at Va. General Assembly as it marks 400 years

The Roanoke graduate is a member of the oldest legislative body in North America.

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Ocampo receives top Washington Semester award

Gaston Ocampo wins LCWS Spirit Award for his intense interest in program activities and positive influence on his peers.

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History-maker

From Roanoke College magazine: An interview with Maxine Fitzgerald '69, the first African-American to enroll at Roanoke College as a full-time student.

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Building an empire

From Roanoke College magazine: With a great love - and knack - for the business of preparing, serving and selling food, Roanoke College alumni have found success in restaurant ownership. The business is not for the faint of heart, says one of those alumni, Roger Neel '85, the owner and co-owner of six eating establishments.

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A swimming success

From Roanoke College magazine: After exceeding all expectations in their first season, Maroons swimmers continue to excel in season two.

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