Roanoke College in the News

Roanoke College faculty, staff, students and alumni are frequently featured or quoted in the news media. Whether a story features a faculty author or expert, an outstanding student research project, the latest Maroon sports accomplishments or an interesting alumni story, this news coverage shows what’s best about Roanoke’s classic experience and how it prepares people to make an impact. Below you will find some of the latest stories featuring Roanoke College and its outstanding people. Please note that some media Web sites may require a subscription to log into their stories.

March 2014

March 26, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"So Percussion" to Take The Stage at Roanoke College
Modern percussion ensemble So Percussion has been thrilling audiences around the world for over a decade. For more than a decade, the instrumental ensemble, ?So Percussion? has been creating music that explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.?On April 16, at 7:30 p.m., the four-member group founded by graduate students at the Yale School of Music, will perform in Roanoke College

March 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Bilingual Theater
This year?s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: ?La Mision? an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and ?Coser y Canter? a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida. ?La Mision?, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a Mexican woman, who is pl

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Photo: Rep. Morgan Griffith meets with RC's Maina
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, stands with members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), including (on the far right) Dr. Michael P. Maina of Salem. Dr. Maina is an associate professor with Roanoke College?s Department of Health and Human Performance. Submitted by Andrea Pivarunas

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Surgeon Robert Keeley kept busy, but made time for needy
Roanoke lost its true Renaissance man when Dr. Robert Keeley died Sunday at the age of 92. Keeley, who co-founded the still-thriving Jefferson Surgical Clinic in 1956, was described by a colleague as a ?master surgeon.? He was a patron of the arts; a lover of music and reading; and a man who picked out specific books for dozens of friends and employees every Christmas. He was a man of faith, who

March 14, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
6th Annual Tyler's Trek for Autism Awareness by Julie Stout
National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler?s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of Tom Turner, Roanoke?s former Director of Campus Safety. Dean Gene is noted in saying that T

March 14, 2014 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Tim Miller
Tell us the basics: Who are you, what?s your company?s name and how long have you been at this company? I?m Tim Miller, the chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships (Sept. 19-27, 2015) and the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals (May 2-4, 2014). I founded the organization in 2003 as the CapTech Foundation, which operated t

March 13, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Salem School Board approves new instructional leaders
The Salem School Division is pleased to announce that Kristyn Shepherd has been named principal at G.W. Carver Elementary School. The formal board approval of her internal promotion was made official at last night?s School Board meeting. She will begin her new position on July 1, 2014. "I am very excited to join the faculty and staff at G.W. Carver as their new principal," says Shepherd. "They

March 11, 2014 - The Washington Post
5 Va school groups get alcohol education funds
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2:53 AM RICHMOND, Va. ? The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded five grants for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives on Virginia college and university campuses. Officials say the grants totaling nearly $5,000 will support campus-based educational efforts of student organizations at the College of William & M

March 10, 2014 -
Roanoke College poll weighs in on Hillary Clinton etc.
A joint late-February phone poll conducted in part by Roanoke College shows Hillary Clinton would win a race for the president against Republicans Chris Christie, Rand Paul or Paul Ryan, at least in the states of Virginia, New Jersey and New York where the poll was taken. A majority in each state supports raising the minimum wage to 10.10 an hour?and legalizing medical marijuana in all 50 states.

March 10, 2014 -
Roanoke College Women's Forum to kick off March 12
Relationship advice, female empowerment and the impact of women in the film industry are some of the topics of events headlining this year?s Women?s Forum at Roanoke College. This month, Roanoke will host its 8th Women?s Forum series of events, which celebrate National Women?s History Month. The events will include lectures, films and discussions that focus on women and their influence in s

March 5, 2014 -
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey. And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligi

March 10, 2014 -
New Roanoke College Poll: More Virginians Support Same Sex Marriage
Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke College's new poll finds that most Virginians support same sex marriage. The poll is split, however, on Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to side with the plaintiffs in the legal challenge to Virginia's same sex marriage ban. About 46% disagreed with that choice and 45% agreed. Some 57% polled think the attorney general should defend every law of the st

March 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, W&L earn ODAC honors
Roanoke College??(tm)s Jessica Mejia was named the female athlete of the meet at the ODAC indoor championships. W&L??(tm)s Mac Strehler and Dana Lee have been named the male and female rookies of the year, respectively. Mejia won the 200 meters and the 400 meters at Sunday??(tm)s league championships. She also took eighth in the 60 meters and helped the Maroons win a relay. She helped the Roa

March 10, 2014 -
In photos: Habitiat Homes for SC
Ramatu Mohammed, 19, and others load unused bricks from the site onto a truck to be sold at the Habitat for Humanity Restore later. This is the 27th year that Roanoke College in Salem, Va., has sent a group of students, during their ?Alternative Spring Break?, to build Habitat For Humanity homes in South Carolina. "Lutheran liberal arts education has always been about prepping our students to be r

March 10, 2014 -
New poll shows Clinton with lead over potential rivals
Roanoke College, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Sienna College in New York all conducted identical polls at the same time.

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