I’m writing my weekly update with a quick recommendation for you all — try to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!
As protestors take to the streets around the country, some Roanoke College students learned more about the social justice initiatives going on in their community.
Club offers opportunities to learn, collaborate, get hands-on experience.
Lacey Leonard, assistant director of galleries at Olin Hall Galleries, is wrapping up her first-ever solo art exhibition this week. “Island of Self” is on display at the Alexander/Heath Contemporary gallery in Roanoke.
Dr. Todd Peppers recalls taking his class to hear oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court and a meeting with Justice Ginsburg afterwards. We also share a student essay from the same visit.
The latest news about members of the Maroons family, from job promotions and CD releases to birthday celebrations and wedding announcements.
Wondering how to spend your Friday evening or Saturday afternoon? We have you covered to ensure a fun memory and a laugh or two with your friends, all while keeping each other safe.
Today mid-September, I remain cautiously optimistic as we count down toward midterm exams, crisp weather and ultimately, Thanksgiving break.
From sharks to underwater volcanoes, Rachael Storo is conducting fascinating studies.
Alumni honor Dr. Larry Lynch, retired Roanoke College professor of business administration, with an endowed scholarship.
Lassiter received the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Biology Mentor award for mid-career faculty.
Thanks to everyone in our community for helping to make life at Roanoke College vibrant, no matter where we are.
Check out inductees’ work and performances — and much more — on Roanoke College’s new Maroon Tube channel!
After working through multiple scenarios and hearing from many of you, we have made the decision to allow students to choose between living on campus or staying home for the balance of the semester.
COVID-19 concerns are steady while partisan differences persist. Virginians are less pleased with government response.
Steph Zemba’s research is centered on the religious beliefs of immigrants in Virginia.
President Mike Maxey gives an update on students in isolation and on what those in the campus community can do to help.
Now that positive COVID-19 cases are on campus, it’s a good time to review the process for care and limiting movements and interactions.
The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment climbed almost 8 points over the last quarter, making up half of the COVID-19 losses from the second quarter.
Biden holds lead over Trump in Virginia. Warner leads Gade. Virginians also weigh in on race issues.
Dr. Mary Henold's column focuses on how the women's suffrage movement was far from over in 1920.
The award will help Kyle Grohbrugge ‘20 pursue her physical therapy degree.
As COVID-19 cases increase, no additional residential students will be allowed to move in until Sept. 11.
President Maxey brought students up-to-date with the College’s efforts to become a more diverse, equal and inclusive environment.
The latest news about members of the Maroons family, from career changes to community involvement.
Roanoke is cited as one of best institutions for undergraduate education, and first-rate for business, computer science and psychology majors.
Nearly 500 freshmen are entering Roanoke College this month.
Adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic include the fact that seating capacity in all dining locations has decreased significantly.
Save the Date: May 1, 2021!
Roanoke College has retained an investigator to conduct an independent third-party investigation into the College's Title IX response and related issues.
Roanoke College will implement a phased reopening model and will test all students upon their arrival to campus.
An upcoming week of online workshops aims to help students during their college search.
Bekah Carey now has opportunities that very few people have.
Fall and winter sport competition will be postponed through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
Kelsey McCluskey '21 and Maggie Riggan '21 have been awarded a scholarship that supports students who are pursuing studies in the Human Resource field.
Maroons are on the move! The latest about educational accomplishments, job changes and accolades.
Counseling Services has a new location, and downtown streets have gotten a facelift.
Roanoke values the opportunity to provide a safe and personal educational experience for its students. The College has developed a plan based on best practices from national and state authorities for reopening this fall.
Both students hope to learn about the business world in their programs.
Statement from President Maxey in support of Roanoke's international students as they face regulation obstacles in their return to Roanoke.
A nationwide poll by Reconnect Research and Roanoke College shows views of the nation toward local police, race relations and recent protests across the country.
Renée Turk has spent decades serving Salem in various roles since graduating from Roanoke College.
We will share the detailed action plan with you by mid-July, but wanted to give you an idea of what to expect in the meantime.
A new center for studying racial history made headlines around the country, and multiple professors published insightful opinion pieces.
A message from Wes Brusseau, LGBTQ coordinator, about the importance of the month of June and LGBTQ+ rights.
Gracie Goodpasture’s interest in sustainability and farm-to-table education allowed her to be selected for this prestigious program.
A message to campus from President Michael Maxey and the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC).
Bennet Franz is one of 20 students nationwide selected by Phi Beta Kappa for this inaugural group of Key into Public Service Scholars.
Maroons are active! They are volunteering with the Peace Corps, mentoring young people, and leading non-profit programs and institutions.
For the first time in its 178-year history, Roanoke College is recognizing Juneteenth, a day commemorating the effective end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.
A photo project had students out in nature in and out of southwest Virginia.
This medication targets blood clots in patients’ lungs and allows them to breathe easier.
Center for Studying Structures of Race will expand opportunities for student instruction, faculty-student research projects and public discourse.
Roanoke College to begin two weeks early, skip fall break and complete semester by Thanksgiving.
Written by the daughter of Roanoke College’s ninth president, the book was originally meant for his grandchildren but grew into much more as Barbara Fintel Collins explored the influences that shaped his life.
They learned about each other’s home countries, culture and cuisine.
SGA, BSA and Shades of Maroon voted on a joint resolution in support of black students, community members and Americans and to condemn acts of prejudice and hatred.
“I call on all of us to come together in our community as we work to make our College and larger community more just for all.”
From Roanoke College magazine: Class of 1970 establishes an endowed scholarship in honor of Donald M. Sutton Sr., former dean of men and financial aid director at Roanoke.
The tree represents a fusion of art and science, and is perfectly at home on Roanoke’s campus.
From Roanoke College magazine: A few truths from two alumnae writers
Claire Kirchoff ‘17 will teach English in a rural community.
From Roanoke College magazine: Dr. Liz Ackley's work to improve community health inequities is gaining momentum and garnering national attention.
From Roanoke College magazine: Dr. Todd Peppers, Henry H. & Trudye H. Fowler Professor in Public Affairs at Roanoke College, has written a one-act, one-man play about the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Virginians are concerned about the medical and economic impact of COVID-19. However, most Virginians see “normal” as months or longer away.
Funds will go to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maroons are helping distribute face masks, earning nationwide honors and more.
The Va. Index of Consumer Sentiment plummeted almost 16 points over last quarter. However, Virginians exude confidence about the future of the economy and pulling out of the recession quickly.
They share how they were able to succeed and stand out at Roanoke.
Paige Stewart ’20, a communications and Spanish major, will teach English after interning in similar roles.
Former VP Biden still leads Pres. Trump in Virginia. Sen. Warner leads TBD Republican. Gov. Northam's approval soars.
The new issue of Roanoke College magazine will be in mailboxes soon. Can't wait? Click 'Read More' and flip through for a preview.
Commencement has been delayed, altered and even canceled in the past.
We are pleased to offer you some good news during these challenging times.
Maroons are responding to a variety of pandemic-related needs. Join your fellow Maroons Serving with Purpose in helping our region, your region and the entire country overcome the challenges of these unprecedented times.
Challenges, victories and drama await the readers of new books by Roanoke College authors.
Dr. Jorgensen and his wife, who teaches at the University of Lynchburg, collaborated on the award-winning paper.
His advice proved applicable even to students not looking to get into the television industry.
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke region. The deadline for nominations has been extended to September 1.
The historic Conferral of Degrees was held on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Student Health and Counseling Services, along with Residence life, are challenging Roanoke College students, faculty and staff to actively engage in caring for their mental health as part of Mental Health America’s campaign.
Members of the Class of 2020 are now officially Roanoke College alumni.
The Class of 2020 degree conferral ceremony marks a historic time at the College, with most students completing their studies at home, online, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.
Their patience and compassion made a tough time a little easier.
All of us at Roanoke College are working to prepare for an on-time, on-campus start in August.
Updates about Roanoke graduates Brenda Prieto Velazquez ’17, Dr. Sade Younger ’08, the Honorable Sarah A. Rice ’79 and David M. Forbes ’82.
Thanks to a family connection and an ability to form tight relationships, this Maroon was able to sign the most sought-after college football player of the year.
Athletes remain motivated even with seasons canceled.
Students are still getting good jobs and graduate school placements while working remotely.
Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of business administration degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2020 in a Facebook Live broadcast.
Many students are rethinking college plans due to the impact of COVID-19. Roanoke recognizes that many students may now wish to stay closer to home and are re-thinking previous decisions.
Dinner conversation was full of stories from around the world.
From dance parties to online counseling sessions, Maroons remain active and healthy.
From the Administration Building to the Chef’s Burger Bar, students are creating ways to experience campus from afar.
The program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Even though ceremonies are taking place online, students are still wrapping up the school year in style.
The project examines the relationship between community connection and health.
"It’s a place that you can make your new home. You can still have that independence that you crave and you can also still spend time away from it."
"You can create your own experience even if you are within the Salem area. It’s totally up to you in terms of what you want."
"I was 10 times happier at Roanoke than I ever was at my big school."
Local students are pleasantly surprised with the diversity of the campus community.
Attending Roanoke College as a local student can change the way you view the place you grew up.
Many Southwest Virginia students find it easy to have an independent college experience without having to leave the area.
In accordance with the federal Clery Act, this message is to inform the campus that a Roanoke College student, who resides off campus, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Prorated credits for room and board as well as prorated meal plans for off-campus students.
Roanoke will be reducing capacity for campus services with more staff at home. Information about the holiday weekend and recommendations for anyone planning to travel.
Masks will be donated to Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke, or people can donate masks to other places of their choosing.
More states are allowing for telehealth services across state lines. Summer conferences and summer camps originally scheduled for June are canceled. Changes to mail services for campus.
Following the latest CDC recommendation, Roanoke College is now recommending individuals wear fabric face masks on campus.
Updates on retrieval of student belongings, summer research, Fintel Library and more.
Maroons are doing what they can to keep their communities as healthy as possible.
Find out ways to be healthy as you go to the grocery store, order food from restaurants and cook for yourself.
The Virginia Real Estate Indexes remain strong going into 2020 buoyed by low mortgage rates and robust labor markets and consumer sentiment prior to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Limiting distractions and not being afraid to ask for help can go a long way as students adjust to life outside the classroom.
As we continue to navigate this unprecedented and challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful for the support and encouragement we are receiving from the Roanoke College community.
New Campus Store hours, Admissions Virtual Visits, Summer Orientation and take home dinner from the Commons.
Student Activities, SGA and Campus Activities Board are working hard to create remote activities and services that will keep us connected and together as a community.
KK Sharkey is screening people for free as part of her internship, while taking proper precautions to stay safe.
Roanoke faculty deliver updated policies in response to current challenges.
Unsure if graduation would be postponed, some students improvised.
A message from President Mike Maxey.
Both world wars and a previous pandemic have tested the College in the past.
A team effort is helping Roanoke students continue their education during unprecedented times.
The health, safety, and well-being of our alumni and friends is our highest priority.
You should be proud of how the College community has answered the call to act in the face of the worldwide threat posed by COVID-19.
IT Resources for Remote Learning and more.
COVID-19 Update covering test results, athletics, ride sharing and taxi vouchers, information technology tips and more.
"At this time, it's imperative that we do our part to continue to protect the health of our community and the world at large,” Director of Athletics Scott Allison said.
Essential campus services remain operational
Games will be streamed online.
Sporting events are still set to take place.
The Va. Index of Consumer Sentiment rocketed up almost four points in February 2020 coming in only a point and a half away from the historic peak, despite a volatile stock market and coronavirus fears.
Elderscholar is postponed for a week. May Term to Italy is canceled. Dining Services makes changes. Don't forget to wash your hands!
Work is first phase of the city’s Downtown Plan.
Out of an abundance of caution, Elderscholar spring lectures will be postponed beginning Wed., March 11 through Wed. March 18.
In light of recent developments related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I’m writing to let you know Roanoke College is continuing to monitor circumstances related to the national and international spread of the disease.
Engineering courses will begin in the fall of 2020. The engineering science major is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Drs. Poli and Stoneman make connection between prehistoric 100-foot tall plant fossils and dragon folklore
The two professors, with the assistance of the scholars in the Dragon Research Collaborative, combed through the literature about the plant location and tracked folkloric histories throughout the years.
Recent news about Roanoke College alumni Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class James Buriak '12, Kenneth Tyral '16, and Sean Ryan '18.
Sandy McGhee, Roanoke's director of student health and counseling, sent a message to campus regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and spring break travels.
Roanoke College Poll: Virginians prefer all Democrats to Trump but many Dems underwater on favorability
As Super Tuesday approaches, Roanoke College Poll looks at possible November election matchups. At this time, each of the Democratic candidates leads President Donald Trump in Virginia.
Roanoke will play in the National Association of Collegiate esports in the fall of 2020 teams in League of Legends, Rocket League and Counter Strike Global Offensive.
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment, women’s suffrage, students are invited for tea, cakes, and suffragette selfies in Colket on Friday, February 21st.
“Sunday Today” will air a segment about how community support has helped the cherished Salem restaurant, founded and owned by Roanoke College alumni, conquer challenges in the past year.
Here's the latest round up of news from the Maroon Nation. Read stories about alumni saving lives, helping children, and supporting worthy community groups.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs has arranged a variety of student centered events to mark Black History Month.
Monica Lewinsky shares details of life during and after public scandal with Roanoke College students, faculty and staff.
Two Roanoke College students in Washington Semester program sit in on Senate impeachment trial.
The rapidly evolving field requires a blend of technical skills, critical thinking and strong communication skills.
Roanoke’s Summer Academy provides immersive college experiences for rising high school sophomores, upperclassmen and incoming college freshmen.
Four Roanoke College students will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 21st annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 9-10, at University of Lynchburg.
Three Roanoke College students made an eye-opening voyage to Zambia, Africa with Orphan Medical Network International.
Campus Safety officers collected $1,200 for the Ronald McDonald House – all for the rare (for police) privilege of sporting facial hair.
Recent news about Roanoke College alumni David Phipps '88, Michener Chandlee '91, Jonathan Hausner '93, Dr. Nina Barzachka '03 and Shelbi Holloman '17.
President Mike Maxey is known for being a friendly face – one that is almost always framed with a bow tie!
The Maroons will begin competition in Fall 2021 with wrestling as Roanoke’s 22nd NCAA Division III program.
From Roanoke College magazine: In 2018, Joe Shea '09 opened Tiller Baking Co. in Charleston, South Carolina. Tiller Baking is known for its handcrafted hearth loaves made with fresh-milled whole grains.
The Office of Marketing and Communications is rolling out a new email signature for all Roanoke College employees.
From Roanoke College magazine: How Dr. Chris Lee, mathematics professor, and his wife, Christina, founded a national organization dedicated to saving deaf dogs.
From Roanoke College magazine: How Roanoke College has endured during the most difficult of times over the decades.
From Roanoke College magazine: Life after Roanoke has led members of the College's Class of 2019 to graduate and professional schools, including those at Harvard University.
From Roanoke College magazine: Five alumni share how the prestigious scholarships and fellowships they received during their years at Roanoke changed their lives.