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Apr 2018

Understanding Research Leads Student to Embrace Dentistry

While at Roanoke College, Cooper Tyree was able to complete an independent study that led him to his career path.

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Study Abroad Develops More than Just Language Skills

Emily Crane had the opportunity to study abroad with the Roanoke-Saint-Lô Sister Cities exchange program. Find out what she learned.

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Two Faculty Members Awarded Dean's Exemplary Awards

The annual Dean's Exemplary Awards are presented to Adam Childers for teaching and Chris Lassiter for service.

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Student Leadership and Organization Awards

The Student Organization and Leadership Awards for the 2017-2018 school year are given in recognition of the leaders and organizations that demonstrate excellence in their fields and disciplines across campus. 

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Roanoke names residence hall in memory of Prof. Jean Beamer

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. 

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Lambert receives Goldwater Scholarship – the preeminent undergraduate science scholarship

Liam Lambert, a double major in physics and math, is Roanoke's fourth Goldwater. 

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Commencement 2018 — Events and Details

The commencement speaker will be Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

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Rethinking 3D Printing Leads to Student-Professor Research Project

William Lambert, a double major in physics in math, has been working with Dr. Saoub to improve the efficiency of 3D printing.

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Student’s Passion for Technology Leads to Business Information Systems Concentration

Robyn Mitchell has had a lifelong passion for technology that she has been able to explore at Roanoke College.

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Basically Tarantino Film Festival will screen six award-nominated student films

The third annual Basically Tarantino Film Festival and awards presentation is happening at the Grandin Theatre on Tuesday, April 17th.

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April 18 - Our Day to Rise

Something BIG is happening on Wednesday, April 18th! The entire Roanoke College community is coming together for a 24-hour giving day.


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Alumni Weekend Networking Event

The inaugural Maroon Connections: Alumni Career Fair will take place on Thursday, April 12, the week of alumni weekend, on the main floor of the Colket Center.

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2018 Roanoke College Medalist Recipients

Roanoke College is honored to welcome Dr. D. Rae Carpenter, Jr. '49 and Wesley Graves VI '63 back to campus to accept the Roanoke College Medal during the 2018 Alumni Weekend.

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Busse awarded Fulbright to study in Denmark

Kaitlin Busse '18 has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and study in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School. She is the twelfth Fulbright student recipient at Roanoke College. 

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Roanoke College in the next round of adventure school bracket!

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.

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McKnight receives Roanoke’s first Critical Language Scholarship to study in Russia

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. 

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Award Recipient Grew Through Study Abroad

Anna Ford was able to use her Gilman Award and the Freeman Asia scholarships in order to study abroad in Japan for a full year.

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David Mowen named Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer

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. 

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Noke Hour storytelling event and more new additions to Alumni Weekend

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.

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Mar 2018

Professor-Assistant Team Tackles Nanoscience

Dr. Balasubramanian and her research assistant, Rachel Lindsay, have been working in the field of nanoscience. They hope to build nanomesh of graphene oxide to serve as a filtration system to remove salt and heavy metals.

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Ben Cowgill ’17 Explores a Different Side of Ministry Research

During his time at Roanoke College, Benjamin Cowgill '17 completed research on youth persistence in the Anglican Church.

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RC Poll: Current Real Estate Markets Strong as Inventories Remain Low

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.

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Lt. General James Clapper to speak at Roanoke College Thursday, March 22nd

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. 

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Roanoke College Recipients of ASIANetwork Fellowship Award

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.

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Students learn value of community outreach through work in schools

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.

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What. A. Moment.

Young player from Team IMPACT shares big news with his Roanoke soccer team members. Read the post from Sam Rauf '18.

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RC Poll: Consumer Sentiment close to historic record high

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. 

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Feb 2018

Roanoke College Statement on High School Student Protest Participation

Participation in peaceful and legal protests will not negatively impact admissions decisions for students applying to Roanoke College. 

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Virginia Western and Roanoke College sign guaranteed admission agreement

Business administration students can now pursue seamless transfer between Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke College.

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McGill helps Roanoke College move forward by learning from an uncomfortable past

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. .

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Become a Social Media Ambassador

Would you like to be part of a select group of alumni, faculty, staff and students? Are you a Roanoke super fan? Do you use social media? Then, join the Roanoke College Social Media Ambassadors group!

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Roanoke College is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

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.

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Paper Blooms

The Paper Blooms Project is an art initiative over two years in the making that has finally come to flourish. The exhibit features individually hand-crafted paper flowers by the community, for the community.

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Young opens cupcake business in Virginia Beach

Young, who worked at a Head Start preschool program after graduating from Roanoke, always wanted to teach in underprivileged schools. But her heart yearned to bake.

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Black History Month

Roanoke College celebrates Black History Month with a number of speakers and events. 

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Six Roanoke College Student Finalists for Fulbright Scholarship

For the second year, six Roanoke College students are finalists for the Fulbright scholarship.

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Blog: Images from January events

Roanoke College kicked the semester off right with several noteworthy events.

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Jan 2018

Meet the Maroons: Jacob Friedrich

Jacob Friedrich's dorm room at Roanoke College is an eclectic blend of his interests and hobbies.

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Professor’s Love For Sports and Math Creates Unique Classroom Experience

Dr. Roland Minton's love for sports helps to engage students in mathematics, a subject where it is usually difficult to visualize the material. 

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One student relates work in sleep research to real life as student athlete

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.

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Blog: WRKE plans continued growth with interest meeting

WRKE is hoping to add more shows to this semester's lineup by holding an interest meeting on Sunday, January 28.

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Hadaway inducted into National Hall of Fame for ADs

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. 

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Blog: In Case You Missed It -- News stories

Several great stories about Roanoke students, professors, classes and alumni were featured in the media recently. 

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Top stories of 2017

Look back at the most popular stories on Roanoke.edu/news, Facebook and Instagram.

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Members of RC community receive Roanoke SCLC Drum Major for Justice Awards

Recipients include two alumni, one staff member and one parent.

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Leipzig Program will Take Roanoke Students to German City

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.

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Alixandra Hunter '19 Receives Top Washington Semester Award

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.

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Inez Good 1923-2018

Inez Good, associate professor of modern languages, emerita, died on Jan. 7. Good taught at Roanoke for many years. Listen to the interview with her from 2008.

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Roanoke project digitizes civil rights-era documents

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.

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Student’s Love for Computational Astrophysics Explored Through Summer Scholars

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.

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Roanoke Alumna Wins ADDY Award

Brenda Prieto-Velazquez '17 is the recipient of a gold student ADDY award for a video she did focusing on student life at Roanoke College, both extracurricular and academic.

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Young blacksmith forges Roanoke career

From The Roanoke Times: Roanoke grad Jed Curtis set up Heart and Spade Forge in Roanoke in August 2016. His handcrafted garden tools and cookware recently won the gear category in Virginia Living Magazine's Made in Virginia awards.

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