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.

November 2015

November 20, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College students discuss recent global incidents
SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College students came together Friday afternoon but not for class. They met with professors to discuss and learn about world issues including the Syrian refugee crisis and the terror attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Roanoke College poll shows increasing regional economic sentiment
Roanoke Colleges quarterly Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment, released Wednesday, is predicting a strong holiday buying season from Virginia consumers. Virginians reported being better off financially today than a year ago, and many say they plan to spend at least as much money as last holiday season in some shopping categories, including recreation and apparel, the report said.

November 19, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College to hold 'Divas Ascending' closing reception Dec. 11
Roanoke College will host a closing reception for the exhibition "Divas Ascending" Friday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Olin Gallery. The reception will feature soprano arias by Pattie Clevenger, Sabrina McIntyre, and Marianne Sandborg, starting at 6:30 p.m. E.V. Day??(tm)s presentation for Roanoke is an exhibition featuring four suspended sculptures from her "Divas Ascending" series made fr

November 19, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College poll: Presidential candidates not viewed positively
SALEM, Va. - Virginians weighed in on presidential hopefuls, and the results are mixed for some main contenders. In Virginia, likely Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is tied with Republican hopeful Ben Carson (44 percent-44 percent) and statistically tied with Marco Rubio (45 percent-41 percent), but leads Donald Trump (50 percent-36 percent), Jeb Bush (46 percen

November 17, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Choir to perform Handel's Messiah, Part 1, on Dec. 19
The Roanoke College Choir will present Handel's Messiah, Part 1, from 8 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke. Performing will be Marianne Sandborg, soprano; Martha Prewitt, mezzo-soprano; Brian Thorsett, tenor; David Newman, bass; Jeffrey Sandborg, conductor; and orchestra. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. Tickets at the doo

November 10, 2015 - Roanoke Times
RC children's lit class seeks donations for Books on Buses
Roanoke College students taking Mary Crockett Hill??(tm)s children??(tm)s literature class got a real treat ??" and not just the opportunity to sample Brooks-Byrd pharmacy??(tm)s famous limeade, either. Newbery Award-winning author CeCe Bell welcomed the class into her childhood home on the picturesque North Broad Street and took them on an ???El Deafo tour of Salem.??? Students sitting on porch

November 7, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College students raise awareness about homelessness
50 students spent their Friday evening building shacks in the back quad.

October 2015

October 29, 2015 - Salem Times Register
Putting books in children??(tm)s hands
– Local author Cece Bell leads a Roanoke College class on a tour of downtown Salem, which began outside of her childhood home on Broad Street. Photo by Kelsey Bartlett.Cece Bell grew up on Broad Street in Salem. Now, as a distinguished author, her childhood home sets the scene for her children??(tm)s books. Mary Hill, an English professor at Roanoke College, went to high school with Be

October 28, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Macie Hoback is first school nutrition intern for Botetourt County
The school nutrition program in Botetourt County Public Schools has brought on its first-ever intern. "Macie Hoback is a senior at Roanoke College, and she is interning for the school division several days per week," said school nutritionist??Chris Morris. Hoback has been busy since she became an intern for BCPS. Her major is in health and exercise science, and she plans to get an advanced degre

October 28, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College building named for Douglas Ayres, alumnus and former government leader
When Douglas Ayres arrived on the Roanoke College campus more than six decades ago, he needed a job. So the self-described ???hillbilly from West Virginia??? walked across the street to the municipal offices of the town of Salem and asked for work. He was hired on the spot to labor on the trash truck at 30 cents per hour. Now that building where he was hired bears his name. On Oct. 15, college

October 27, 2015 - MTV
9 Colleges With Actual 'Game Of Thrones' Courses - MTV
If youre the kind of Game of Thrones fan who totally noses up whenever someone else tries to take you on about this theory or that and they havent even read the books GAH, then listen up. Because all that time and energy youve expended theorizing every shred of detail about the series book form first, of course is not for naught. In fact, as far as these nine colleges are concerned, George R.R

October 27, 2015 - Roanoke Times
National Book Award finalist to speak at Roanoke College on Thursday
Patrick Phillips, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in poetry, will read his poetry at Roanoke College on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Fintel Library. The reading is co-sponsored by the Writing Center and Roanoke??(tm)s Creative Writing program. Phillips is a finalist for the national award for his newest book, ???Elegy for a Broken Machine.??? Throughout his poetry, Phillips fin

October 29, 2015 -
Top 10 Schools That Throw Down for Halloween
Campus Halloween Rankings - #2 Roanoke College Ghost Class For those of you who want to be in the Halloween spirit all semester, Roanoke offers a class called Intellectual Inquiry: Ghosts and Human Perception. Dr. Tom Carter?s class focuses on paranormal activity and ghosts throughout history. Students even spend a night in Monterey House, a historic (supposedly) haunted house on campus to see if

October 22, 2015 - The Roanoke Times
Fridge Magnet
Brian Murtagh, production chef at Roanoke College, said delicata and red kuri squash are among his favorites. ?The delicata?s skin is tender enough that you can get away with not peeling it,? he wrote in an email when I sought his advice. ?It?s not as sweet as butternut or acorn so it can be very versatile for both sweet and savory applications.?

October 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Huntsman lecture, 'Sense & Sensibility' among fall events at Roanoke College
Roanoke College presents an array of art, music, theater and lecture events in November. Check out the month??(tm)s lineup below. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Our Future with China, Jon Huntsman Monday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Bast Center Free tickets are required and available at The Henry H. Fowler Program contributes to Roanoke Colle

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