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.

April 2014

April 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: A life of quiet influence
Sally Fishburn Crockett was the living embodiment of the Fishburn family's charitable legacy in the Roanoke Valley. Her death this month marks the end of a remarkable six decades of community service. As was the Fishburn way, her own lifetime of giving was built on the work of previous generations, in particular that of her mother, Katherine Nelson Fishburn. "The one thing my sister and I learne

April 22, 2014 -
Deaf Dogs Rock: Salem couple's website helps dogs nationwide
One couple's love of their dog has grown into a nationally recognized web site and is now the spot to match deaf dogs with forever homes.

April 18, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
RC Interfaith Council Hosts Better Together Day
This year, Roanoke College?s interfaith service activity was ?Micah?s Backpack.? On Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 10th, students gathered change and packed lunches outside of Commons to raise money to provide food for local elementary school students. The purpose of ?Micah?s Backpack? was to raise awareness of the needs of local elementary school students faced with hunger. Many of thei

April 21, 2014 - Winston Salem Journal
Olds wins women's road race at Cycling Classic
American cyclist Shelley Olds emerged from the peloton at the last possible moment to win the women?s professional road race at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on Friday morning. With a massive pack of riders coming up the final stretch to the finish line on Sixth Street between Cherry and Trade Streets, Olds, of Ale Cipollini, jumped to the outside and took the lead, holding off Joelle Numai

April 21, 2014 -
Dorm complex at Roanoke College renamed after influential couple
Three residence halls at Roanoke College will now form the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex. The school made the announcement today. Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor halls house all classes, mostly in two bedroom units. Robert Wortmann graduated from Roanoke College in 1960 and was chairman of the board of trustees for much of the past decade. "To see this quad being named in ou

April 21, 2014 - Inside Higher Ed
Commencement Speakers Announced: Babson, Colby, Colorado College, Emmanuel, Fresno Pacific, Hamilton, Mississippi College, Montclair State, Roanoke, St. Charles CC, Wheelock
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014: Roanoke College: Warner Dalhouse, retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank in Roanoke, Va.

April 21, 2014 -
Activist 'belonged to the community,' widow recalls
Carl Cooper was often so busy with his volunteer work in Roanoke, even his wife never knew which meeting he was off to next. ?I used to tell people, ?If you see Carl, tell him I said hello,??? Leijiah Cooper said. ?He belonged to the community.? Carl Cooper died April 3 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. Cooper was involved with numerous neighborhood, community

April 7, 2014 -
The stress of college admissions a two way street
"They can apply to many colleges with one click, so to speak and so we are seeing more applications, all colleges are," said Brenda Poggendorf. Poggendorf has worked in Roanoke College's admissions office for nearly 30 years. She says we're a far cry from the days of paper applications. So while students are stressing about which school will let them in, college admissions officials stress

April 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for April 2014
Our monthly guide to live theater in and around the Roanoke Valley. Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in May, please email ? Mike Allen Broadway in Roanoke Performance: ?Green Day?s American Idiot? Venue: Roanoke Performing Arts Center, Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Summary: Bas

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
1974 Roanoke tornado -- a look back
(This was first published in The Roanoke Times on Sunday, April 21, 2002) ?? PINK FINGERS OF lightning etched the sky. Century-old trees bowed to touch the ground. ??? "It was like the sky was charged with static electricity," recalled Karl Lankford of Roanoke. ??? Lankford, a Roanoke College senior at the time, had been asleep less than two hours that April morning in 1974 when he awoke to a s

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Banker to speak at Roanoke College graduation
Retired banker and civic leader Warner Dalhouse will be the featured speaker at the May 3 Roanoke College commencement. Dalhouse is a Roanoke native and a member of the class of 1956. He retired in 1996 as chairman and chief executive officer of Dominion Bank, which was based in Roanoke and was the largest bank in Western Virginia. A series of mergers over the years changed the bank?s name from D

April 3, 2014 - National Public Radio
Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?
hide captionFort Hood Fort Hood For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home. His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to

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

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