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Mar 2023

Warden delivers presentation at international workshop on ancient Egypt

The Feb. 7 event was hosted by the Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies in Belgium.

Clark receives PEACE Award from Southeastern Association of Housing Officers

Rachael Clark is associate director of Residence Life & Housing at Roanoke College, where she also serves as the LGBTQ+ coordinator on campus.

Roanoke College adds Large Business of the Year Award to its accolades

The honor was presented by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce during the 2023 Business Awards Breakfast. 

Roanoke College and Virginia Tech sign partnership for accelerated student pathways in computer science and computer engineering

The partnership between the two institutions gives Roanoke College students direct admission into computer science and computer engineering master’s degree programs.  

North Korean defector and author speaks at Roanoke College

Yeonmi Park engaged a packed crowd about her incredible journey as part of the David L. Guy Lecture Series.

Alumni News - March

The themes for this month's edition of Alumni News are finance and hospitality. Dive in to find out how some of our alumni are contributing in those fields.

Students produce audio guides for Taubman Museum of Art

A reception on Saturday afternoon will celebrate a collaboration between the museum and students in Associate Professor Julia Sienkewicz’s contemporary art class.

Roanoke College Board of Trustees welcomes new member

Christopher Merrill, a 1993 graduate of Roanoke College, is founder, chairman and CEO of a real estate private equity firm in Chicago.

Chad Morris presents at Palau Health Summit

Morris traveled to Palau to present on two topics, including one report developed from the work of Roanoke College student researchers.  

Roanoke to host second annual Virginia Conference on Race

The conference, which will take place March 30-31, draws faculty and students from higher education institutions to Salem to share ideas and discuss experiences related to race.

Roanoke College Poll looks at top issues in Virginia

The latest Roanoke College Poll measures the opinions of Virginians on economy, jobs and inflation, as well as opinions on political leaders and the overall direction of the commonwealth. 

President Emeritus Maxey honored by higher education council

The award is one of the highest national recognitions bestowed by the Council of Independent Colleges.

‘Crossing the River Styx’

A new book co-authored by a Roanoke College professor guides readers through the shrouded world of death row.

Feb 2023

Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report for Feb. 2023

IPOR's latest survey says consumer sentiment in Virginia is up, buoyed by slowing inflation rates and robust labor market. 

New class of Pedagogy Fellows announced by Teaching Collaborative

The fellows will pursue projects that enhance ongoing efforts to improve teaching evaluations, holistic student advising and the well-being of students, staff and faculty.

'Let us speak their names and broaden our truth'

On Sunday, Roanoke College paused to honor the memories of enslaved workers. The annual vigil coincides with a larger campus effort to document and memorialize the history of enslaved people in the region. 

Curtain up: Theatre Roanoke College brings Oscar Wilde comedy to life

The funny and facrical classic "The Importance of Being Earnest" will be on stage at Olin Hall Theater through Feb. 25.

Student leaders organize expert panel to mark one-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion

The event, happening at noon on Thursday, will feature three faculty members with professional and personal insights into the Ukrainian region.

Black History Month commemorations continue with candlelight vigil, themed dinners

On Feb. 26, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Student Alliance will host a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of enslaved people in the history of Roanoke College.  

Roanoke students place second in national sports analytics contest

James Rowe, Selam Mekonnen and Cyrus Pace, all seniors at Roanoke College, competed as a team in the game analytics portion of the championship.

Sienkewicz curates exhibition, participates in panel discussion

Associate Professor Julia Sienkewicz has guest curated an exhibition at a West Virginia art museum, where she will also participate in a panel discussion on Friday evening.

Alumni News – February

It’s time to check in with some outstanding Maroons who are making a difference in their professions and communities.

Roanoke College receives artists' concepts for memorial to enslaved laborers

The project to build a memorial to enslaved individuals is part of a wider effort to uncover the history of Roanoke College and its surrounding region.

5th annual Roanoke College International Film Series happening Feb. 15-26

The program is hosting eight, free film screenings at venues across the Roanoke Valley.

Rosenthal invited to speak at Virginia Festival of the Book event

The author of "Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City" is part of the speaker lineup announced by the literary festival taking place next month in Charlottesville.

Carry offers context for schools confronting complex past

Higher education administrator and author Ainsley Carry, whose second book tackles the challenge of negotiating memorial disputes on college campuses, spoke at Roanoke College on Wednesday as part of the Memorials, Monuments & Memory Lecture Series.

MEET A MAROON | Lauren Kennedy-Metz ’14

Meet Lauren Kennedy-Metz ’14, Assistant Professor of Psychology

MEET A MAROON | Fadzai "Faffy" Gracious Nyarugwe '24

Meet Environmental Studies Major Fadzai "Faffy" Gracious Nyarugwe '24

MEET A MAROON | Taylor Rowley '10

Meet  Health and Human Performances, Professor Taylor Rowley

Meet a Maroon | Arlo-Andre Allotey ’24

Meet International Relations major Arlo-Andre Allotey ’24

MEET A MAROON | Jamie Pan '23

Meet environmental studies major Jamie Pan '23

A once-in-a-lifetime trip

A student-faculty team is heading to South Korea in May for a research expedition supported by a national grant.

Shushok featured on Blue Ridge PBS’ “What It Takes”

Host Tom Landon held a wide-ranging conversation with Roanoke’s 12th president.  

“The science of broken hearts”

A Roanoke professor is carving out a niche as a leading researcher on “ghosting.”

Olin Hall Galleries names winners of 2023 Biennial Juried Exhibition

The exhibition, which celebrates a diverse array of regional artists, will be on display until March 26.

Jan 2023

Sekoni featured in TechGuide article

Assistant Professor Adewale Sekoni was interviewed by the technology website TechGuide for a column that offers advice to students interested in technology.

New campus pantry meets student needs at no cost

A campus pantry that offers hygiene products, food and other necessities at no cost to students has opened on the lower level of Wells I alongside a refurbished commuter lounge.

McCutcheon honored by statewide group for dedication to disability advocacy

The founder of Toy Like Me at Roanoke College was presented with a 2023 disAbility Law Center of Virginia Impact Award.

Roanoke team to deliberate on “Ethics and Digital Media” at statewide Ethics Bowl

The three-person team is set to compete this weekend against other schools from across Virginia.

Hartman advocates for everyday bus riders

Laura Hartman creates a safe space for regular bus passengers to voice their opinions. 

Disability studies concentration created to expand student understanding and careers

The concentration meets a growing demand from students who want to be better prepared to be advocates for people with disabilities.

Alumni News - January

As the new year kicks off, we take a look at some recent alumni accomplishments.

James Suleyman ’24 named outstanding student of Washington Semester

The criminal justice and sociology double major was nominated for the award by his classmates and professors in the fall semester of the program.

Gallery: Day of service pays tribute to Dr. King's legacy

On Monday, students, faculty and staff gathered at the Environment Center for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

From the magazine: Shooting for the moon

Terry St. Clair '65 was recently inducted into the NASA Hall of Honor for his significant career contributions.

Murawski honored by communications group

Carrie Murawski, assistant professor of English and communication studies, recently won the Scholar-Activist Award for her work in feminist and gender studies.

2022 R House dedicated in December

Constructed by the new students in summer of 2022, the 17th annual R House was completed and dedicated in December. The project is a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley. 

Roanoke College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The campus will commemorate Dr. King's legacy with an event series and environmental service project.

Creating a community of helpers

In the face of a growing national opioid crisis, a student-alumni team worked to bring a life-saving training event to campus.

From the magazine: 'A beautiful surprise'

After spending most of his life at big universities, Dr. Frank Shushok Jr. never imagined himself leading a small liberal arts college like Roanoke College. Now, just five months into his term as the school's 12th president, he can't imagine being anywhere else.

From the magazine: Side by side

As her husband settles into the Roanoke College presidency, the Rev. Kelly Shushok is ready to put her own strengths to work for their new community.

Employees, alumni make local 40 Under 40 list

Two Roanoke College employees and three alumni were named to The Roanoker magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 list, which highlights young professionals making a difference in the valley.

Mulder recognized for role in annual meeting

Arnica Mulder, a lecturer in Roanoke’s Business Administration and Economics Department, was praised for planning the SEINFORMS annual meeting in October. 

Roanoke College magazine preview: Much to celebrate and anticipate

Get to know President Frank Shushok and the Rev. Kelly Shushok in the latest issue of the alumni magazine, which also features NASA Hall of Honor inductee Terry St. Clair '65, new cycling coach Shelley Olds '03 and much more.