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...]

Rochester College solicits input on land development

Rochester College invites area residents to attend a Community Public Forum on Thursday, April 24, from 5-9 p.m. to give their input about development of the Lake Norcentra area, which is located where the Clinton River and Clinton River Trail intersect. The Lake Norcentra area comprises about 30 acres of high bluffs, historic buildings, wetlands and woodlands. Rochester College solicits ideas on how to make this land into one of Rochester most active and vibrant spaces. Guests will be … [Read more...]

Rochester College Open House for Adult Learners

Rochester College will host an Open House specifically designed for working professionals on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at its main campus in Rochester Hills. The event will feature information on RC’s accelerated degree programs, which are geared toward working professionals who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers. Participants can expect to: Explore degree options and speak with faculty members Work with advisers to create a personalized … [Read more...]

Rochester College to host Open House for Adult Learners

Rochester College will host an Open House specifically designed for working professionals on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at its main campus in Rochester Hills. The event will feature information on RC’s accelerated degree programs, which are geared toward working professionals who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers. Participants can expect to: Explore degree options and speak with faculty members Work with advisers to create a personalized … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking for a Cause: Rochester College hosts scrapbooking events to benefit scholarships

Love to scrapbook? Never heard of it? Everyone is in luck as scrapbook enthusiasts and first-time scrapbookers alike are invited to experience a day of sharing ideas and techniques with others who enjoy showcasing their memories. Rochester College will be hosting a Scrapbook Crop Fundraiser on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Fletcher Center Cafeteria on the campus of Rochester College, 800 W Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, Mich. The cost for the event is $30 and includes … [Read more...]

Rochester College hits $1 million mark in funds raised for new gym

Former Rochester College basketball coach Garth Pleasant (left) with good friend Bill Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet.

Rochester College has reached the $1 million milestone in its fundraising for the Garth Pleasant Gymnasium, which will provide much-needed facilities for its athletic teams. The college began raising funds for the project in late July 2013 and hit the $500,000 mark in less than six months. Bill and Shirlee Fox, owners of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, matched the amount of $500,000, bringing the total raised to date to $1 million. The couple also has pledged another $500,000 as a … [Read more...]

Rochester College presents Anne of Green Gables

RC Anne of Green Gables

Rochester College’s theatre department will present five performances of Anne of Green Gables, a play based on the beloved classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Feb 20-23, in the Rochester College theatre. In Anne of Green Gables, elderly bachelor Matthew Cuthbert and his spinster sister, Marilla Cuthbert, are in need of a nice, sturdy boy to help Matthew on the farm. So they decide to adopt an orphan. But the orphanage mistakenly sends a girl instead — a mischievous, talkative redhead who … [Read more...]

Rochester College’s Student Magazine ranked ‘First Class’

Shield horizontal

The Shield magazine, which is planned, written, edited and created by Rochester College students, earned a First Class Ranking from the Associated Collegiate Press, the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. Dr. Joanne Simpson, ACP judge, said, "This is an incredible volume of work to review. Your staff is working hard to provide a magazine that is both credible and entertaining." The quarterly magazine earned three Marks of Distinction … [Read more...]