“Imagine This” Seminar To Cover Tax Management

Joe Angell

Certified Public Accountant Joe Angell will present "Paying the Piper: Managing Taxes While Living Within the Rules" on Thursday, March 19, from 6-7 p.m. at Rochester College. Angell, tax manager for Angell & Company, PLLC, will help participants learn how to become empowered and equipped to get a head start on taxes each year. He will answer questions and help clear up tax confusion. Angell's presentation is part of "Imagine This," a series coordinated by Rochester College and … [Read more...]

“Women of Faith” Explores Three Abrahamic Religions

Rochester College is partnering with the Niagara Foundation of Michigan and the Turkish American Society to host the second annual "Women of Faith" on Wednesday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature three female speakers: one Jewish, one Christian, and one Muslim. Each will speak for approximately 10 minutes about a woman from her scriptures. After the three speeches, a panel-style question and answer session will be conducted. The three speakers and their subjects … [Read more...]

Superheros Swoop in to ‘Save’ Rochester for Celebration 2015

RC Superhero

More than 60 Rochester College students will present Celebration 2015, a night of live, must-see performances featuring “super” music and hilarious skits. The theme for this year’s Celebration is “In the Style of Agents of SHIELD,” where local superheroes help keep the city safe from villains. Four RC social clubs will present their specialized performances with appearances by favorite super heroes from the past and the present. Student hosts for the evening are Ryan Woods, … [Read more...]

‘Eleemosynary’ Debuts at Rochester College

From L to R: Caroline Dilliplane as Artie, Sara Kmiec as Echo, and Nicole Mullaly as Dorothea.

Rochester College’s theatre department will present Eleemosynary, written by Lee Blessing and directed by Dr. David Keller, professor of interdisciplinary studies. The play follows the story of Echo, a 16-year-old prodigy raised by a partially paralyzed and eccentric grandmother, as she strives to become a spelling bee champion and so prove her worth to the mother who abandoned her. “The play’s title, Eleemosynary reflects something about words other than the importance of … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Leading with Integrity

Please note: The following Op-Ed piece is from Dr. Rubel Shelly, author, minister, and the former president of Rochester College (currently a Professor of Philosophy and Religion Chancellor there). These thoughts are solely his and Rochester Media is simply giving him a forum to express them. The first duty of a leader is personal integrity. Whether in politics, athletics, business, education, or family, who the person is counts for more than what she does. His title, fame, or salary … [Read more...]

Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS


Rochester College announced that it will once again host the Travis Bass Classic Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) On Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., at Rochester High School located on 180 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The event honors Travis Bass, a collegiate football teammate and best friend of Rochester College’s men's head coach, Klint Pleasant. The two met in 1994 at Abilene Christian University and remained close friends for years after … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Returns to Rochester College

Rochester College Hosts the Ice Cream Olympics on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The Ice Cream Olympics are Sunday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. The Scoop Last year, Rochester College held the Ice Cream Olympics in conjunction with welcoming in their new president, Dr. Tyson. John Tyson replaced Dr. Rubel Shelly, who had served as the institution’s president from 2008 until 2013. Seven local ice cream companies provided the cool treats as alumni, students and guests sampled and voted for the best. It was a beautiful evening of lights, music and ice cream. … [Read more...]

Rochester College to host “Evening Under the Stars”

Rochester College's new dome, which houses a Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain 14-inch telescope.

In a recent press release, Rochester College's Science Department announced it is hosting an "Evening Under the Stars," which will provide information and viewing of celestial objects, on Saturday, July 26, in the Richardson Academic Center, room HL115. This astronomy event features Gerry Chevrier, a member of NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. The evening begins at 9 p.m. with an informative presentation about a star cluster, nebulae, galaxy and planet. The group will head outside … [Read more...]

‘Petticoat Surgeon’ play to debut at Rochester College

Hannah Wasil, who plays Dr. Van Hoosen in "Petticoat Surgeon"

Our local history comes to life starting tomorrow when Rochester College debuts the play - Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, dramatized by Dr. David Keller. Born in Avon Township (Rochester Hills) in the midst of the Civil War, Bertha overcame the prejudices against women physicians to become a world-renowned surgeon, teacher, and researcher who practiced medicine for more than 60 years. The founder of the American Medical Women's Association, Bertha was inducted into … [Read more...]

Rochester College presents original play about life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen

Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen at a dissecting table

"Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen," an original play based upon the Rochester doctor's 1947 autobiography, will be performed in May and June at Rochester College and the Van Hoosen Museum, according to a press release from the school. Dr. David Keller, dean of Rochester College's School of Humanities, penned the play after reading Van Hoosen's autobiography "Petticoat Surgeon." Keller structured the play in a “reader’s theatre” format, which is accessible for … [Read more...]