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 →
Walking up to Fintel Library, it seems as though not much has changed. However, upon entering the first and main floor, the renovations that have been made over the summer are clear. The smell of fresh paint, the equipment and the obvious lack of books show that the renovations are not [...]Continue Reading →
This year, Roanoke added many new people to the staff, among whom were Aaron Fetrow, Thomas Rambo, and Carla Flahrety.
Aaron Fetrow is the new Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. He graduated from Manchester University and previously held the same job title at Guilford College for a [...]Continue Reading →
This year Catholic Campus Ministries is excited to expand their services in the Roanoke community. They have made numerous changes that seek to engage other students in faith and love to one another.
One of the exciting new changes is an earlier Mass. Catholic Mass will now be held at 5pm [...]Continue Reading →
While you were away, many changes were made on and around campus. One of these changes was made to a place most of us have been to at least once during our time here in Salem. As you might have already noticed, our beloved smoothie and wrap shop on College Avenue [...]Continue Reading →
Thursday, April 10th was the second annual national interfaith tolerance day, known as Better Together Day. The Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago founded this day of service among colleges as a way to show that students, faculty, and staff of different religious and philosophical backgrounds can work together around a common theme such [...]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 →
On Thursday and Friday, April 10th and 11th, Fintel Library was filled with poster presentations and exhibits, displaying the work of over 200 Roanoke students who completed experiential learning projects this semester.
Attendees wandered around students’ displays of internships, service-learning projects, research, and creative/artistic works, and were encouraged to ask questions about students’ [...]Continue Reading →
On April 11th, 2014, schools across the country participated in a day of silence to honor the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The goal of this day was to prevent and draw attention to the bullying and harassment of the LGBT community.
Roanoke College shared their support by allowing the [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On Tuesday, April 8th RC HillelÂ 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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]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 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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]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 →
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, [...]Continue Reading →
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.Â She began giving a little a bit of information about Notre Dame University, directing it towards potential [...]Continue Reading →