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Jan 2018

Top stories of 2017

Look back at the most popular stories on, 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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Jan. 17 and 18 schedule changes

Roanoke College will close early at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and will have a delayed opening at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. 

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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 College project digitizes civil rights-era documents preserved by historically black church

From The Roanoke Times: Dr. Gregory Rosenthal's public history class class spent the fall semester digitally preserving more than 200 newspaper clippings collected by Hill Street Baptist Church between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

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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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