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February 2012
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Roberts Raiders Kick Off | Cupcake Social | Alumni & Friends Enrichment Breakfast | Amerks Game | Roberts On the Road | CLC Calendar | Sports Schedule

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Roberts Raiders Kick Off First Ever Men's and Women's Lacrosse Seasons

Support the Raiders as they play their inaugural lacrosse games!

The men's and women's Raider lacrosse teams begin competition in the next few weeks. Come out and support the teams as a new tradition is begun at Roberts. The men's team has its first home game on Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 pm against Alfred University. The women's team begins its 2012 season on Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 pm against Elmira College.

The men's team is led by head coach Rocky Delfino. Coach Delfino comes to Roberts after 9 seasons as head coach of men's lacrosse at Monroe Community College, having amassed an overall winning record 105-32. Delfino was named Region III Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 2005. He led the 2010 team to a program-record 17 victories. In addition to his position as head coach, he is also an assistant professor for MCC's Health and Physical Education Department.

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The women's team is led by Domenica Marino. Coach Domenica is a 2002 graduate of East Rochester High School. As a six-year varsity starter, Domenica was selected to the All-County 2nd team in 1999, All-County 1st team from 2000 to 2002, and selected to the 2000 and 2002 Section Five All-Tournament team. In 2002, Domenica was named a 2002 Lacrosse All-American and was granted a Division I scholarship to the University at Albany.

Domenica graduated from the University at Albany in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Italian. After taking a fifth year at Albany, due to a redshirt year, she graduated in 2007 with a second Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Domenica returned to Rochester to work for the Xerox Corporation. While working at Xerox, she attended SUNY College at Brockport for a Master of Arts in Communication which she completed in 2009.

For the past nine years Domenica has also been the assistant director and coach for Lady Roc Lacrosse, a premier lacrosse club in Rochester. Domenica also assisted the varsity lacrosse coach at East Rochester High School from 2003 and 2008. After leaving her assistant position at East Rochester, she became a volunteer assistant of SUNY College at Brockport in 2009.

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CUPCAKE SOCIAL FOR WOMEN ALUMNAE

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Location: Fireside Room, Golisano Library

Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost:  $10 per person. Registration is required.

Join us with special guest Kathryn Martin to see old friends and meet new ones at this event just for Roberts Alumnae.

You’ll enjoy a unique experience at the Mobile Cupcake Bar in the beautiful Golisano Library Fireside Room. Baristas will assist you in assembling your cupcake, just the way you like it! Choose your cake flavor, filling, frosting, and toppings. Savor your delicacy over a cup of coffee as Roberts First Lady Kathryn Martin shares around the fireside in a truly unforgettable evening!

Reserve your spot today! Registration ends March 1.

For questions contact Michelle Cronk at 585.594.6837 or alumni@roberts.edu.

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ALUMNI & FRIENDS ENRICHMENT BREAKFAST WITH NICHOLAS CARR

Location: Shewan Recital Hall, Cultural Life Center

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Cost: Admission is free. Registration is required. Seating is limited.

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, will be the special guest speaker at Roberts Wesleyan College on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 a.m.  Carr has spoken on technology, culture, economics, and innovation at Harvard, MIT, Wharton, Berkeley, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, NASA, the University of Sydney, and Moscow State University and has given keynote addresses at dozens of industry, company, governmental, and professional events in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on this relevant topic.

Nicholas Carr will be on campus as a part of the two-day RWC 2012 Biennial Academic Conference on The Future: Opportunities and Challenges, Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13, 2012.  Carr will offer a keynote address on Tuesday entitled, The Mind in the Net at 9:15 a.m. in Hale Auditorium in the Cultural Life Center followed by more than a dozen concurrent seminars addressing interdisciplinary topics related to “The Future” presented by RWC/NES faculty, alumni, and community leaders -- in such fields as media, finance and economy, church life, physics, health care, farming and food production, criminal justice, relationships, and community.  Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, will give a luncheon address entitled, Insights of the Future of Greater Rochester in the Ellen Stowe Room for conference leaders, community members, and invited guests.

Reserve your spot today! Registration ends March 6.

For questions cont contact Michelle Cronk at 585.594.6837 or alumni@roberts.edu.

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AMERKS GAME

Location: Blue Cross Arena

Friday, March 30, 2012 
6:30 p.m. Pre-game Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Hangout (No Cost)
7:30 p.m. Rochester Amerks vs. Toronto Marlies
Cost:  $12 per person. Registration is required

Enjoy a great night of hockey and reuniting with your Roberts Family! Alumni and their family members are invited to join us for a pre-game hangout where we will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, salad, and more. We have a limited amount of reserved seating, so be sure to register today! We hope to see you there.

Reserve your spot today! Registration ends March 23.

For questions cont contact Michelle Cronk at 585.594.6837 or alumni@roberts.edu.

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ROBERTS ON THE ROAD


Roberts may be coming to a city near you! In an effort to reach out to our alumni, a number of regional events are being planned and scheduled. We look forward to an opportunity to hear from you and bring updates on the great things happening in the lives of our students and on our campus. Watch for information from us about upcoming events in your neighborhood!

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CULTURAL LIFE CENTER CALENDAR

Location: All events take place in the Andrews B. Hale Auditorium

Girls Night Out" with Mandisa and Special Guests Britt Nicole and Laura Story

Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.

Contemporary Christian recording artist Mandisa, a two-time Grammy nominee and Season 5 American Idol finalist, will be joined by Sparrow Records’ artist Britt Nicole and Dove Award winner, Laura Story in concert for “Girls Night Out”!

Tickets are available NOW or call (800) 927-9083 or (607) 776-4151.

Ticket Prices:
 Artist Circle - $22.00
 Gen. Admission - $18.00

 

Acclaimed Violinist David Kim Performs with RWCCO

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.

David Kim, one of the world's most celebrated concert violinists, comes to Roberts for a very special show – accompanied by the RWCCO. Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Kim began playing the violin at age 3 in his hometown of Carbondale, Ill.

Tickets are available NOW call (888) 222.1048 or (585) 594-6008.

Ticket Prices:
Community - $19.00
 RWC/Alumni - $16.00
 Senior/Veteran - $16.00

 

Phil Keaggy and Band

Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
Arguably the most admired guitarist in music today, Phil Keaggy returns to Roberts for an evening of beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. Phil's threedecade solo career has spawned more than 50 solo albums – both vocal and instrumental – plus eight releases with his band, Glass Harp. A sought-after studio guitarist, Phil continues to sell out concerts with an ever-changing style that ranges from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumentals. What will he play in Rochester?

Tickets are available NOW call (888) 222.1048 or (585) 594-6008.

Ticket Prices:
 Community - $19.00
 RWC/Alumni - $16.00
 Senior/Veteran - $16.00
 Student - $8.00

 

Great American Songbook

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. Get ready for an evening of rousing contemporary American favorites by such celebrated songwriters as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers and many others. A showcase for talented student vocalists and the Mike Van Allen Trio, the RWC Great American Songbook is not to be missed.

Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
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RWC Prism Concerts

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. With a repertoire of choral works from all major artistic periods, the gifted singers in this select student vocal ensemble, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dr. Jamie Spillane, combine their talents to deliver spirited and memorable performances.

Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
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RWC Chorale

Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. With a repertoire of choral works from all major artistic periods, the gifted singers in this select student vocal ensemble, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dr. Jamie Spillane, combine their talents to deliver spirited and memorable performances.

Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Click here for more information.

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SPORTS SCHEDULE

Check out the Raider Athletic schedule and attend as many events as you can!

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