Presidential Elections, Parties, and Popularity in the Early American Republic

Presidential Lecture Series Ideals and Political Realities Join Dr. David Greer from Rochester College on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for his presentation that explores several features of American presidential elections under the country’s new Constitution in 1781, from the unanimous selection of George Washington in 1789 to the bitter contest between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams nearly forty years later. Our Founding fathers struggled with the notion of political … [Read more...]

History in your Backyard Program

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Tour of Lake Norcentra at Rochester College Join BT Irwin for a tour of Lake Norcentra at Rochester College on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. Museum Members are free, Nonmembers are $5 and all proceeds will be donated to Rochester College to aid in the preservation of this historic site.  Please register at or 248.656.4663. This site was originally home to Stanley Kubrick, a Detroit advertisement executive and Irish … [Read more...]

Experience A Day In The Life Of Charlie Brown At Family Musical

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Rochester College’s theatre department will present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical by Clark Gesner and directed by Meredith Gifford, over two weekends in late September and early October.  Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown reminds us that the little moments in life can make a world of difference. In this family musical, we see Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy and others as they experience a day … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Mural Voting

The Clinton River Trail is your trail. Lake Norcentra Park at Rochester College is your park. And Rochester/Rochester Hills is your community. Here’s your chance to choose your new public art landmark. Voting is open through midnight, Friday, July 8. The artist who wins will install her or his mural on the Clinton River Trail starting this summer. You may vote once a day through July 8. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Vote Now! … [Read more...]

Rochester College Band To Perform Spring Concert

Rochester College’s music department will present a concert featuring the Rochester College Concert Band on Tuesday, April 19,​ at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of a week-long Academic Symposium, presented by the​ college at the end of every school year. The 70-member Rochester College Concert Band includes RC undergraduates and faculty, students from other area colleges, advanced high school musicians and adult community members. The group is directed by RC music instructor Paul DeRubeis, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills State of the City 2016 with VIDEO

Ten Years of Addresses The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City address was held Tuesday evening with a Hollywood Oscar Theme – red carpet entrance, awards, changing wardrobes – hosted by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. This was Barnett’s 10th address as mayor. Held as Stoney Creek High School, the event nearly filled their large auditorium and provided a wonderful stage to tell the audience about the successes of the city from the past year. “The City of Rochester Hills has had … [Read more...]

Autumn and the Rochester College Concert Band

Rochester College Musicians Join Together For Showcase  Rochester College’s music department will present its annual Music Department Showcase featuring the Rochester College A Cappella Chorus, Autumn and the Rochester College Concert Band on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. The 40-member chorus will present a program spanning many years, nationalities and styles. It will include Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia,” a recent setting of “Ave Verum” by Philip Stopford and a Mark Butler … [Read more...]

Rochester College presents Outside Mullingar

Rochester College’s theatre department will present "Outside Mullingar," written by John Patrick Shanly and directed by Dr. David Keller. The author of Doubt and Moonstruck revisits his Irish heritage through the story of middle-aged farmers Rosemary Muldoon and Anthony Reilly, whose only inheritances are the stone walls of a resistant Irish earth, a painful jilting, a personal grudge, and a long-standing property dispute. Is it ever too late to find happiness and love? Can they find the … [Read more...]

Rochester College Presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

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 regarded … [Read more...]

City Manager Vettraino to Serve the Community in a New Position

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 am so … [Read more...]