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Friday night students began the 12 hour walk for Relay for Life organized by the Relay Committee. The walking trail was around the front quad with inflatables, tents, and tables filling inside the circle. This is the 12th year that Roanoke College has hosted a Relay event and this year the event had a [...]

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Popular Broadway tunes flooded out of Bast Gymnasium Saturday as the Roanoke College Choir, Oriana Singers, and select soloists performed their annual “Off Broadway, On Campus” concert.

Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg directed both college singing groups through medleys of popular Broadway tunes. The Oriana Singers performed after the first selection of soloists, singing a medley [...]

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On Tuesday, April 8th RC Hillel hosted a Holocaust Memorial Service in memory of everyone who suffered during the tragic events of World War Two. In commons during lunchtime, white roses were handed out in memory of those who had died. The evening service that began at five opened with the speaker making his way [...]

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On Monday, April 7, a small group showed up at the Wortmann Ballroom to hear Christine M. Montalvo speak on behalf of the RC chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She spoke about leadership styles, characteristics, and principles.

Montalvo said leadership styles include coaching, autocratic, situational, strategic, team, and exchange. She said [...]

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Early in the semester, the Brackety-Ack reviewed a huge event put on by Roanoke College’s professional business fraternity, The What Not to Wear Event. This event presented in a clever way the appropriate attire for interview wear.

President Ashby McGarry’s goal of “creating a positive presence on the campus” is certainly starting to take place. [...]

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On April 1, Robert Wittman delivered a talk in the Wortmann Ballroom about his time at the FBI working on the Art Crime Team.

The talk started a little late because the ballroom was filled to capacity, and more chairs needed to be set up for the large audience. The talk lasted an hour an [...]

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Thank you for your good coverage of the Forum on Ukraine held on March 14 in Miller Hall. The Russian incursion into Crimea has resulted in the illegal seizure of territory and the trampling of a sovereign nation’s right to govern. Sadly the crisis in Crimea may be just a foretaste of what is to [...]

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On Sunday night, the Phi Mu National Executive Committee officially suspended Roanoke College’s Phi Mu chapter (Gamma Eta).  They are suspended for a period lasting for at least four years, and the suspension is effective immediately.

Phi Mu National President Kris Bridges said, “The decision to close a chapter is never easy.  National and [...]

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From February 28 to April 4, Tif Robinette’s exhibit is being displayed in the Olin Galleries. Upon entering through the gallery doors, the eerie feeling that surrounded the exhibit was overpowering. Her work is described as “sickly-sweet multi-media projects that reference environments, relationships, and her own history with a sense of excess and frivolity, [...]

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On Monday night, Dr. Cindy S. Bergeman came to Roanoke College to give a talk entitled “How Stress Gets Under the Skin”. Dr.Bergeman has a P.HD from Penn State and is currently a professor at Notre Dame University.  She began giving a little a bit of information about Notre Dame University, directing it towards potential [...]

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There are many misconceptions about smart phones. Most consumers, by no fault of their own, are misinformed about what’s going on in the cellular market. The first major point of confusion is operating systems.

When the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it introduced the world to apps. Even though the original iPhone OS had [...]

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Wednesday night, Andrea Cooper came to speak to RC about her daughter, Kristin’s, rape and suicide. Kristin committed suicide New Year’s Eve in 1995. Her mother and father discovered her body in their living room around 2 a.m. after they returned home from a party. Kristin had shot herself. Cooper was surprised to see her [...]

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A Roanoke College senior is directing a one-act play, being performed tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm in the Studio Theater. Kris Halverson, the director of the one-act play, “Does This Woman Have a Name?” is earning her degree in Theater and a concentration in Performance and Design.

Q: What is the play about?

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On Thursday, March 13th, two nationally touring actors visited Roanoke College and set up in the ballroom for a night of improvisation and fun that nonetheless had a very important message behind it. From the beginning, it was clear that this event was going to call for active audience participation. When students walked through the doors, [...]

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Crisis of the Ukraine

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A forum was held by RC faculty on Friday, March 14, to discuss the current crisis in the Ukrainian area of Crimea. The panel of professors consisted of Dr. Martha Kuchar of the English Department, Dr. Rob Willingham from the History Department, and Dr. Andrea Mihalache-O’Keef from the Public Affairs Department.  These teachers, with strong [...]

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Bilingual Theater

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This year’s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: “La Mision” an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and “Coser y Canter” a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida.

“La Mision”, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a [...]

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This spring break, Professor Jesse Griffin, along with Program Assistant Richard Grant took ten Roanoke students on a service trip to Ochomogo, Nicaragua. I had the pleasure of accompanying them, and it was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. The trip was part of a ROA 125 class called “Self, Culture, and Civic [...]

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National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler’s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of [...]

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For the past eight years, Roanoke College has hosted the Women’s Forum, which consists of a series of lectures, film screenings, and presentations dedicated to the topic of women who are shaped by the liberal arts. The Women’s Forum takes places in the month of March, which is commonly known as the Women’s History Month. [...]

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On February 18th, the second night of Interfaith week, Wortman Ballroom began filling with students, faculty and a large number of members of the community. As a college, this is our fourth annual Interfaith week at Roanoke College, a string of events that show we can work together and embrace our differences. Two students worked [...]

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