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 [...]Continue Reading →
On Saturday February 15th, students gathered in the Allegany Common Room to attend the Alternative Saturday Night Singles Awareness Night. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and two items were on the agenda for the evening: decorating cupcakes and watching a fun movie.
Things started off with the opportunity to decorate either [...]Continue Reading →
On February 14th, students came to Cavern to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Latin Lovers DJ Dance hosted by H.O.L.A. The dance started at 11:00 p.m., with the DJ pumping up the Latin inspired dance hits. Most students stopped in the outer lounge first to sample some food and drinks provided by Alejandro’s Mexican Grill.
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Renowned cultural critic, Susan J. Douglas, started her lecture Tuesday night with a simple observation: “Many young women regard [feminism] as the ideological equivalent to anthrax.”
This is hardly an exaggeration to anyone who’s ever taken a course on gender studies, in which women will often preface their feminist arguments with the phrase “I’m not [...]Continue Reading →
What is love? Around this time of year, a lot of people would likely say “confusing,” “frustrating,” or “completely and totally irrational.” But last Thursday, Psychology professor Dr. Chris Buchholz gave a lecture that broke love, or at least attraction, down into an actual science.
Locals and students alike crowded the front of Mill Mountain [...]Continue Reading →
On Thursday February 6th, Alpha Kappa Psi put on a “What Not to Wear” Fashion show in the ballroom of Colket Center. As the students were finding their seats, music was setting the mood for the fun and lively evening ahead. The host of the evening, Ashby McGarry, currently president of the business fraternity, [...]Continue Reading →
On Saturday, February 8th, six members from six separate teams met in Alumni gym to compete in the Maroon vs. Food competition. One member from each team began seated at each table, their colored T shirts identifying their loyalties. Some teams were made up of particular groups such as the purple team, which was [...]Continue Reading →
Eat and live local was the theme of Jesse Griffin’s talk Monday in Colket. Jesse led us through his reasons why he eats locally grown foods, how he came to grow and create his own garden, where you can find where the food is brought from local farmers, and where you can buy local [...]Continue Reading →
On Monday February 12th, Dr. Alveda King came to the Roanoke campus to speak to the students about her family, social justice, and her pro-life cause. Alumni Gym quickly filled with students, faculty, staff, and many members from the local community, particularly members of the congregations of local churches. The evening was sponsored by Students [...]Continue Reading →
On Saturday February 8th, the Heritage Brass, a quintet with percussion ensemble from the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, entertained students, faculty, and guests of Roanoke College in the Olin recital hall. Dr. Blaha from the music department welcomed the group and reminded the audience that these men also serve as soldiers [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday, February 7th students were invited to share in the cultural experience of the Caribbean Bazaar. One of the main organizers of the event was Juliet Lowery who stated that the importance of the bazaar was “Just to spread information about the various cultures found on the Caribbean Islands. Many students who attend Roanoke [...]Continue Reading →
“If your roommate was a circus act which would she be: a clown, a fire eater, or a human cannonball?” This was one of the final questions in the final round of the Roommate Games.
On Friday, February 7th, CAB hosted The Roommate Games in the Cavern around 7pm. The “Games” consisted of eight roommate [...]Continue Reading →
Saturday, February 1st, Roanoke College students, faculty, and affiliates visited the National Gallery of Art in D.C. Put together by Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris, the day trip provided students with a culture-filled getaway. Though some students visited other places around town, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History or various national [...]Continue Reading →
Tuesday, February 4th, John Selby gave the next chapter of our “Last Lecture” series. Dr. Selby received his bachelor degree from the University of Arizona and his further degrees from Duke University, and began working at Roanoke College in 1986. Since coming to Roanoke College he has won many accolades and has become very distinguished. [...]Continue Reading →
On Sunday, February 2nd students and sports enthusiasts gathered in Cavern at 6:30 to watch the 48th annual Superbowl at the Superbowl Party hosted by the campus Intervarsity group. This year marks the 4th year that Intervarsity has held this event, and this year’s party was led by Rachel Glick who stated that she feels [...]Continue Reading →
Last week President Obama gave his address to Congress and expressed his wishes and goals for 2014. While Obama is to be a lame duck president in a couple of years, he did tackle some very ambitious topics on which he urged Congress to consider.
Some of the key points of President Obama’s speech are [...]Continue Reading →
Monday February 3rd was Hug A Jew day on The Roanoke College Campus! This was an event put on by RC Hillel or the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. This cultural organization has been present at all the activities fairs and is an open club to all those interested in increasing awareness and tolerance. RC [...]Continue Reading →
Last week Roanoke College put on its annual Maroon Madness events to pump up students for the basketball games on Saturday the 25th. This year, Maroon Madness and Spirit Week happened in the same week so the events combined to create one large celebratory week.
During the week, many events were available for students to [...]Continue Reading →
During the first week of February, HEAT (Health Education Awareness Team) will be hosting various gatherings to raise awareness of domestic violence. In Patterson, located in the Colket Center, on Monday February 3rd and Wednesday February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm, students will have the opportunity to design t-shirts relevant to the awareness of domestic [...]Continue Reading →
On Thursday, January 23, Roanoke College hosted a blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross in the Wortman Ballroom from 11 am – 4 pm. With a steady flow of volunteers and donors, it was exciting to see so many students giving to such a worthy cause.
One donor, freshman Marian Shaw, talked about [...]Continue Reading →
Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke
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 [...]
- Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke