Each year during the holiday season, Roanoke College recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of their job duties with the STAR - Service To All Roanoke - Awards.
Toy Like Me moved into its second year in a big way. Led by Dr. Frances Bosch, the group delivered toys to students at Roanoke County's Oak Grove Elementary and Mount Pleasant Elementary Schools.
Winner of 2017 Basically Tarantino Film Fest nominated for an award at the Poe Film Festival College Film Awards in November.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes continued a six-month retreat from their record high of the second quarter, but remain well above the historical average. Home prices are higher than their historical average in all major metro areas across the Commonwealth.
Roanoke College trustee makes a $1 million gift to Roanoke to establish the Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Center for Art.
Sentiment concerning current conditions and expectations of improved household finances suggest a strong holiday season for retailers and other industries in the final quarter of 2017.
For 31 years, Roanoke College students have gained real-world experiences in the nation's capital through what is now known as the Lutheran Washington Semester Program.
On Monday, Nov. 13, students, faculty and staff gathered, along with many local alumni and friends, in Kerr Stadium to create a giant 175 photo opp. Wearing their Maroon gear, they stood in the prepainted "175" formation on the field. A drone was flown overhead to capture a bird's eye view of the field.
With just days remaining in the campaign, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are tied (47%-47%), while Libertarian Cliff Hyra garners three percent of likely Virginia voters.
The Student-Managed Fund (BUAD 322) has been a course offering at Roanoke College every semester since 2004. The class challenges Roanoke students to use their skills, innovation, and teamwork to responsibly grow a real investment portfolio. The initial $500,000 investment has more than doubled and is now worth more than $1,000,000.
Roanoke College Choir performs for the national Reformation 500 worship service at Washington National Cathedral. On campus, a reenactment of the events in Wittenberg 500 years ago is organized by faculty and students.
This student found her passion while completing challenging research on Alzheimer's.
Skylar Paderick's research project teaches him valuable skills that will help him throughout life.
Anne Roemer's job is recruiting astronauts for NASA.
Dr. Sweet's different approach to broaching topics is helping students prepare for their future.
This student is gaining confidence while completing innovative research.
Jamie Almallen's internship and research in the field of law earned her acceptance letters from four different law schools.
Students and staff from the Roanoke community are taking action to aide those affected by the recent devastating hurricanes.
Dr. Robert Benne's latest book looks at the College's 175-year history through the lens of its Christian heritage.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam leads Republican Ed Gillespie by six percentage points, while Libertarian Cliff Hyra garners two percent of likely voters, and only four percent remain undecided.
The Roanoke College Choir, under the direction Dr. Jeffrey R. Sandborg, presents The Mighty Fortress: Luther in Music tour. The tour includes performances at several churches of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
For the annual Constitution Day event, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson discussed his recent book, "All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failures of the 1960s."
In the latest Roanoke College Poll of registered Virginia voters, Republican Ed Gillespie closes the gap on Democrat Ralph Northam. The Poll also shows Virginians favor tax cuts, free community college, and keeping Confederate monuments.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson's tour made a stop on the RC campus, sponsored by the College Democrats. Billed as a voter empowerment rally, the event was Jackson's effort to encourage voter registration and engagement.
On Aug. 21, the Roanoke College Physics Group served as eclipse ambassadors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an official NASA partner site for the solar eclipse.
Sigma Chi will host a Sept. 11 remembrance event on Monday, Sept. 11.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes retreated from the record high of the second quarter, but remain above the historical average. Inventories are lower than this point in the previous two years, keeping prices up. Regionally, home prices remain well above average in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C.
Roanoke College begins a new academic year with a new academic program in Public Health Studies and with new intercollegiate men's and women's swim teams for the Maroons.
Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment is down almost two points since last quarter. The political divide in sentiment grows and is substantially larger than immediately after the November election. Inflation expectations increased slightly from last quarter.
A 14-foot-tall Rooney topiary, located near Kerr Stadium field, will embody the Roanoke College spirit.
Roanoke College and Hollins University announce Perry F. Kendig award nominees. The awards will be presented in late September at an event in Olin Galleries.
Roanoke's newest Maroons arrive Saturday to a whirlwind of activity. They will explore downtown Roanoke and build a Habitat for Humanity house. The next week features Quantico Marine Corps Band to mark Roanoke's 175th, Opening Convocation, dedication of the new living topiary Rooney, and more!
The latest Roanoke College Poll of Virginians shows Democratic candidate Ralph Northam with 7-percentage point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia's upcoming gubernatorial race. President Trump's approval is low in Va.
Roanoke College Physics Group is serving as eclipse ambassadors Monday, Aug. 21 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an official NASA partner site for the solar eclipse, and on the RoanokeCollege SnapChat. No specific events are planned on campus but a limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for the campus community at noon Monday.
President Michael Maxey issues statement to the campus community regarding the recent events in Charlottesville. The Student Government Assocation Executive Board also released a statement about Charlottesville.
"Defending the Fire" is an exploration of the Native American Warrior. It debuted in August on S.W. Virginia Public TV, digital channel 15. 2.
Focusing on input from students, Roanoke is once again included in one of the nation's top college guidebooks. Three academic programs were also recognized.
The pair's work resulted in the book "A Courageous Fool." Anderson always thought she'd like to write a book one day, but never pictured it happening this soon. "This is a dream come true," she says.
Inspired by economist Milton Friedman and his passion for free markets, the Center for Economic Freedom's mission is to educate students and the community on the freedom of markets and individual choice in a liberal arts setting. Dr. Alice Kassens, will direct the Center.
Young Adults in Global Mission, sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, sends college graduates ages 21 to 29 around the world for various kinds of service.
Dr. Robert Emmett is co-author of " The Environmental Humanities" and one of three editors of "Future Remains - A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene."
From July 24-29, Roanoke and 23 other colleges are teaming up to promote campus visits for Virginia Private College week, an annual six-day initiative sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia.
Several rising high school juniors and seniors are living on campus and taking a class this month as part of the Roanoke College Summer Institute.
Jaina Lanum '17 took first place for a photo that she called "Universal Language" in the first annual Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Young Photographers Showcase. The photo shows a child in Uganda putting his hand up to a window to touch the hand of Lanum's sister, Karlee.
A revised ramp, sidewalk and patio area, and door at the back of the Life Science building and a mailroom intercom/video system were installed in the past few months.
From Thailand to England, students traveled to 10 different countries during May Term.
Of the 327 student chapters for the Society of Human Resources Management across the U.S., Roanoke was one of 149 Superior Merit Award winners.
Peter Lewis, longtime Roanoke City teacher, principal, coach and founder of an educational nonprofit for children, received the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award.
The Maroons hit the big time in just their 15th season as a varsity sport.
As part of the Roanoke College Innovation Challenge, 15 students are tasked with building a business plan for three entrepreneurs. Plans must be extensive and include everything from structure and marketing to finance, accounting and strategic planning.
Readers of The Roanoker magazine chose Roanoke College for the gold award in the magazine's annual Best of Roanoke series, which appeared in its May/June issue.
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley.
Science, history and myth collide during museum's first-ever Dragon Festival on Saturday, June 17 at the museum in Martinsville.
A local retired professor will establish a new student scholarship at Roanoke College that places it among the most generous financial aid packages in the country.
The Roanoke College Baseball team captured the attention of the entire RC Community and baseball world with a run to the 2017 NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Sentiments concerning the Virginia real estate market remain strong. The Virginia Current Conditions Index hit a second consecutive record value for the most recent quarter. Sellers of real estate are more optimistic than in the past four years. Real estate prices took a sharp turn up as inventories remained flat.
Leah Russell '79 received the Clarine Spetzler Guardian Angel award at the 9th annual Children's Trust Golden Halo awards celebration at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke in April.
For several weeks in May, some Roanoke students are hiking, swimming at Cape Hatteras, learning how to win roulette, camping at a music festival and more.
The Roanoke College Baseball team has taken the Maroon Nation on a wild ride in the past few weeks, resulting in the Maroons' first trip to the Division III College World Series. Roanoke is one of eight contenders for the title, and the first four games are Friday, May 26.
The Commonwealth remains divided and consumer sentiment continues to slide from a record high in August 2016.
Marion College's Alumni Association held a special reunion to mark the 50 year anniversary since the college closed in 1967. Located in Marion, Virginia, the college was founded in 1873. In 1967, the college closed and the last graduating class crossed the stage.
The Whitlam Institute, within Western Sydney University, recently announced that Dr. Edward Nik-Khah is a Whitlam Institute Fellow.
The new Eco House community, located on the first floor of Crawford Hall, will house students who are passionate about the environment and want to learn more about environmental sustainability.
Salem, Va. - Bishop James Mauney, the retiring bishop of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will be the featured speaker at Commencement on Saturday, May 6. Approximately 441 graduates will be among the Class of 2017. Commencement will be streamed live, and the link can be found at roanoke.edu/commencement.
Luke Aprile's entry was one of 22 entered in this year's Pitch contest, an annual competition for which aspiring student entrepreneurs present business ideas for prizes.
Roanoke College ceramics students worked this semester to create pieces to showcase in the College's annual Art Majors Show, which ends on May 5.
Dr. Paris Butler '00 is being recognized as one of the 2017 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.
Caroline Peterson and Liam Lambert were named Honorable Mentions in the 2017 Barry S. Goldwater Scholarship competition.
Roanoke College marked its 175th anniversary during Alumni Weekend, and many alumni returned home to celebrate this milestone event. A fantastic fireworks show capped off the weekend.
Stephanie Shields '17 has been selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Germany. She will be doing research in Munich, Germany on vocal learning - the capacity to learn to produce new sounds through imitation - in the bat Phyllostomus discolor.
The updated center, now in the Bast Center, was dedicated to McMillan "Mac" and Marcy Johnson. Mac Johnson ‘70, retired vice president and dean of students, created and led the College's Outdoor Adventures program for many years.
Students negotiate current issues in international relations simulations and learn that forming alliances is the cornerstone to small state diplomacy.
Dr. Mark Miller, the David Bittle College Historian, will speak at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture on Tuesday, April 11. Miller is joined on the program by Dr. Idella Goodson Glenn, of Hollins University. Each will be addressing their institution’s 175th anniversary and some of the history involved in the development of each college.
Dr. David Gring and his wife, Susan, and Dr. Norman Fintel and his wife, Jo, received Roanoke College medals during an awards luncheon in the College's Cregger Center on April 7. Norm Fintel, who had been battling cancer, passed away on April 7.
Norm Fintel, Roanoke's eighth president, spearheaded significant growth at Roanoke from 1975 to 1989. The campus grew with the additions of the Bast Center, Olin Hall, the former Roanoke County Courthouse and the purchase of the Elizabeth campus. Enrollment and endowment grew as well.
In celebration of the Class of 2017’s upcoming graduation in a month, several seniors shared their favorite Roanoke College memories, their advice for future and present Maroons, and plans post-graduation. Read about each of them and check out the photo gallery.
Theatre Roanoke College's "Becky Shaw" runs through Sunday.
The Fishwick Literary and Debate Society is named for John P. Fishwick, a 1937 Roanoke graduate who served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from Harvard Law School. Mr. Fishwick endowed a professorship in the English department, which is held by Dr. Robert Schultz, the John P. Fishwick Professor of English.
Brieanah Gouveia received Fulbright Study Award to Scotland's University of Glasgow for an art history program titled Collecting and Provenance in an International Context.
Virginia is for Lovers and Roanoke College has loved its home in Virginia for 175 years. As part of the celebration of 175 years, the Virginia LOVE letters time has been extended to Friday, April 21.
Roanoke College students have earned a record number of Fulbright awards this year. Five students, all women, learned this month that they would be doing research and studying in Austria, Spain, Mexico, Germany and Scotland with the prestigious Fulbright program.
Janet Vass Sarjeant '73 shares her memories of Roanoke in the early 1970s as she and others make plans for their 45th Reunion -- Revolution 45. All alumni from around the Maroon nation prepare to return to campus for Alumni Weekend on Roanoke's 175th year. Don't miss it!
See you soon, Maroons! Register today for Alumni Weekend. Roanoke College marks its 175th anniversary in 2017 and alumni from all over are planning to return home to campus to help celebrate this milestone anniversary. Many events are planned throughout the weekend and it's all capped off by a fantastic fireworks show on Saturday night.
Savannah Scott '17 has accepted a Fulbright study/research award to study at the University of Technology of Vienna, Austria. Scott, who is from Huntington, N.Y., is a member of the Honors Program and a biology major, with minors in chemistry and French. She will be studying water quality in Austria from October 2017 to June 2018.
Eight Roanoke students are living and studying in Yucatan, Mexico, for the College's first semester abroad course.
Pam Pierce '72 founded Silver Bullet Productions, a nonprofit educational film company in New Mexico. She will speak and show one of her award-winning documentary films on March 15 at Roanoke College as part of Women's Forum.
Sentiment concerning the Virginia real estate market remains strong in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment is down since a record high in August. Sentiment is below the national February value. Republicans and Democrats remain divided, particularly about the future health of the economy.
Watch rehearsal scenes and interviews with the cast and stage crew of Theatre Roanoke College's "Circle Mirror Transformation."
Restoration work at the Clay Street House is expected to be complete this year.
RC Poll: Virginians not enamored of President Trump, lean left on immigration; Democrats and Republicans divided
Virginians generally disapprove of Trump's presidency so far and think he is moving too quickly on policies. Overall, a majority of Virginians see the nation divided regarding the important issues facing the U.S.
From February 22-26, Roanoke College and City of Salem host the VHSL Track meet and ODAC Championships at the Cregger Center.
Roanoke College and Hollins University celebrated an important anniversary year in a unique way. In February, Roanoke and Hollins students gathered at Feeding America SWVa to package food items for needy families.
Roanoke College was one of 14 Chamber businesses with more than 100 years of membership in the regional chamber.
Antrim Chapel receives a new cross, the Bittle Tree of Life Cross, made from the wood of the Bittle tree planted by Roanoke founder David Bittle himself.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program chose six Roanoke students as finalists for study, research and English teaching assistantships around the globe.
Out of 48 students in the Lutheran College Washington Semester's fall program, Hayley Moe '18 received the Dean Nancy D. Joyner Spirit Award.
Numerous students trekked to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, on Jan. 20 and the Women's March on Washington, a grassroots rally, on Jan. 21.
"Daylily Day," written by Steph Spector '16, has appeared at film festivals in New York and Virginia this past year.