RC President Mike Maxey and his wife Terri accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge on August 24 in front of the entire freshman class and O-group leaders. This was just one of the many exciting things to happen around campus at this year’s orientation, but also highlighted the spirit of what it means [...]Continue Reading →
The school year is starting strong and so is construction for the Cregger Center. Bowman Hall was fully demolished this July, and in its place construction crews have been working every day across from CAR and New Hall, preparing the ground for the new athletic center that should be completed for [...]Continue Reading →
Darlene Harris, a Roanoke College senior, is directing a 30 minute excerpt from the hit Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, for her senior project, which will be performed in the Studio Theater at 4 on Saturday, April 19th.
Spring Awakening is about a group of teenagers who begin to explore their sexuality all while dealing with [...]Continue Reading →
Thursday afternoon at 12:45, the Market Street Complex dorms were rechristened the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex dorms in honor of a very special couple. The Brackety-Ack as well as WDBJ7 covered the event.
Robert and Mary Wortmann reside in New Jersey but they can often be seen in other [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
On Sunday night, the Phi Mu National Executive Committee officially suspended Roanoke College’s Phi Mu chapter (Gamma Eta). Â 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.Â National and [...]Continue Reading →
Saturday, April 5th, at 1pm, The Live Poets Society will host Roanoke College’s 2nd Annual Litpalooza on the first floor of Fintel Library. The event will feature many of Roanoke College’s Undergraduate Creative Writing majors and minors. Some of the readers include Hillary Ferguson, Frank Geurrandeno, Andrea Benson, and Rachel Barton.
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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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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
On February 23 at 3pm, Roanoke’s Oriana Singers, the all- women choir, will be featured in a concert at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The concert is called South Meets North: Music of Italy and Estonia, and will feature pieces by Vivaldi, PÃ¤rt, Tulev, and KÃµrvits.
The Oriana Singers will be singing two pieces, and will [...]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 →
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 →
Wesleyan University gets commencement speaker: Joss Whedon
(the bitter) Victoria Zelvin
It’s official. Joss Whedon, 1987 alum of Virginia Wesleyan University, will be the commencement speaker for Wesleyan’s Class of 2013.
Whedon is an award-winning writer, director, and producer, whose career has been characterized by his steadily growing, but already enormously devoted fan base. Beginning [...]Continue Reading →
NSSE is Coming!
Starting February 12th, seniors and first year students will have the opportunity to give feedback to Roanoke College on various aspects of the college experience.Â The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures student involvement in academic, co-curricular, and social activities that form the college experience.
NSSE has been given at the [...]Continue Reading →
On February 11th, the members of Delta Gamma enjoyed a day of giving back to the Salem community at the Fort Lewis Elementary School’s Winter Carnival. Each sister helped out at a different station; varying from basketball games, beanbag tosses, putt-putt games, and much more. By the days end, I do
On February 28th [...]Continue Reading →
Olin Hall O-news
Romance and comedy come together on Roanoke College stage
Salem, Va.â€”Escape to the mythical town of Almost, Maine, where romance and humor run wild under the wintry skies.
Theatre Roanoke College presents this whimsical story, featuring an array of characters who fall in love and break hearts in a series of funny [...]Continue Reading →
Delta Gamma has started off the Spring semester right with a great group of 11 new members! We would also like to congratulate Alpha Sigma Alpha, Chi Omega, and Phi Mu on their successful recruitment. Along with the most recent recruitment of Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Chi. Lastly, congratulations [...]Continue Reading →
Mu Beta Psi has just finished with their Spring 2012 Rush Week and extended bids to four people, all of whom accepted. This past week has been what is known as Big-Little Week. Good luck to all of those Littles trying to figure out their Big’s identity! The Mu Beta Psi brothers would like to [...]Continue Reading →
Dr. Jack Steehler
Director of Institutional Research
Roanoke College is preparing for the National Survey of Student Engagement. Â The NSSE collects information about the undergraduate student experience from over 1400 schools across the country allowing us to better understand the Roanoke College student experience and compare our students’ responses to responses at other colleges and [...]Continue Reading →