Rochester College Presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

Photo credit: Rochester College Theatre Department

Rochester College’s theatre department will present Dancing at Lughnasa, written by Brian Friel and directed by Robert Arbaugh. Dancing at Lughnasa is a beautiful memory play as seen through the eyes of a young boy, an illegitimate child of one of five unmarried sisters eking out a living in a small village in Ireland in l936. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio that they acquired at the time of the festival of Lughnasa. Widely … [Read more...]

City Manager Vettraino to Serve the Community in a New Position

Jaymes Vettraino

During the City Council meeting on May 26, 2015, Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino informed City Council that he has accepted a new position in the community that will allow him to serve the greater Rochester area in a different way. He will be leaving his office at City Hall and will begin serving Rochester College as the College’s first Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the press release stated. Mr. Vettraino said, “The City of Rochester is a great community. I … [Read more...]

Rochester College Signs New Hockey Recruit

Jacob Burford

Defenseman Jacob Burford of Grand Island, NY has committed to play hockey for Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI. Rochester College is in its third year as a college hockey program and the Warriors head coach Nick Tomczyk said he's impressed with Jacob's competitiveness and play making ability, along with his character and integrity. Read the full story on the East Niagara Post. … [Read more...]

Rochester College Concert Band To Perform Classic & Patriotic Selections

Rochester College Concert Band

Rochester College’s Concert Band will perform a combination of classical band and patriotic music on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the weeklong Academic Symposium that the college presents at the end of every school year. The first half of the program will feature music by Puccini, Jacob, Bogenschutz, Bocook, and the band masterwork “Incantation and Dance.” Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 60th anniversary of the end of … [Read more...]

“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...]