NOKELive: The Art of Your Story and Why it Matters

NOKELive: The Art of Your Story and Why it Matters

Contact: Roanoke College Office of Alumni & Family Relations,

The Roanoke College Alumni Association invites you to:

NOKELive: The Art of Your Story and Why it Matters
Featuring Kathryn Elmore, Jennifer Jackl, Ph.D., and Melanie Wine Tolan

Friday, March 12, 2021
12 p.m. EST
Live On YouTube

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Stories are not just for children’s bedtime. We tell and hear stories throughout our day and our lives. Stories have power in how we connect to others and even how we view ourselves. Join us for a discussion to explore how to be intentional and attentive with how we tell our stories. Plus learn how to engage others by hearing their stories, which can be an important and helpful tool in all aspects of our lives.

Kathryn Elmore is a teaching associate in the education department, where she has taught future teachers for twenty-two years. She created a new course entitled “The Power of Story” in which her students learn the art of telling a great story as well as the gift of listening. Katie fell in love with storytelling when she was an elementary school teacher and has performed her own stories at local storytelling events. When not teaching, Katie loves adventuring, running, yoga, and spending time outside.

Jennifer Jackl, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of communication studies at Roanoke College. Her research and teaching centers around the knowledge that storytelling is an integral part of our everyday lives. Dr. Jackl has studied untold tales in the separate contexts of romantic relationship origin stories, parenthood, and, most recently, caregiving. Her work has been published in communication studies journals at the state, regional, and national levels.

Melanie Wine Tolan is the vice-president of marketing and communications at Roanoke College. She was formerly the executive vice president at Edelman, a New York City - and Chicago - headquartered global communications firm.  Since Melanie joined Cabinet in August 2019, she has contributed significantly to the advancement of Roanoke College. She also delivers creative ideas and experience that have helped enhance the work of communications and marketing for Admissions, Student and Academic Affairs, Resource Development, and Athletics.