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.

May 2015

May 23, 2015 - Charleston Gazette
Class Notes: May 23, 2015
Charleston resident gets Truman Scholarship The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Zahava Urecki a 2015 Truman Scholar, making her the first Roanoke College student ever to receive the prestigious award. A junior, she is a political science major from Charleston, and is the only state resident to receive the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Truman Foundation awards the scholars

May 13, 2015 - Inside Higher Education
Frye Revived
If you spend much time in libraries, the late Northrop Frye wrote at the start of an essay from 1959, you will probably have seen long rows of dark green books with gold lettering, published by Macmillan and bearing the name of Frazer. These were the collected works of the Victorian classicist and anthropologist Sir James Frazer, author of The Golden Bough (15 volumes) and a great deal else beside

May 26, 2015 - Psychology Today
How Can You Tell if Your Loved One Is Jealous?
Roanoke's Dr. Denise Friedman authors a piece about Roanoke research for Psychology Today. In a study published earlier this year by researchers at Roanoke College, recent graduate, Michael Hudson and colleagues reported that men and women differ in Facebook jealousy responses. Women were found to be more jealous overall which may make sense as they are the heaviest users of the website and h

May 7, 2015 - Fox News
The 21st century case for Christian Zionism
It's time for a new form of Christian Zionism based not on hypothetical End Times scenarios but firmly rooted in the best intellectual traditions of ecumenical Christianity. Why now? As Iran's apocalyptic regime of mullahs strives for nuclear weapons, as the Middle East is engulfed in strife, and as Christians in the region are killed and expelled by ISIS among other enemies, democratic Israel

April 2015

April 27, 2015 - Huffington Post
Colleges and Universities Answer the Call on Climate Change | Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.
This spring is anything but silent on university campuses when it comes to the issue of climate change. Many colleges and universities have been making powerful efforts to speak about the climate problem. On March 26, Clark University in Massachusetts -- a private institution with approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students -- held a campus-wide teach-in on the topic of climate change

April 24, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Invention by Roanoke native is helping solve criminal cases
The Roanoke-native and Roanoke College graduate is now known around the world for his invention. This machine is taking technology to a whole new level.

April 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Bill Pilat gets 300th coaching win for Roanoke College lacrosse team
BRIDGEWATER ??" Roanoke College??(tm)s men??(tm)s lacrosse team achieved a milestone for coach Bill Pilat ??" earning his 300th career win with a 14-4 win over Bridgewater on Sunday. Colin Mackenzie scored five goals for the Maroons (10-5, 7-2 ODAC). Tyler McWilliams added three goals. kAm%96 H:? 2=D@ >2C<65 E96 `fE9 E:>6 :? !:=2E??(tm)D ae D62D@?D E92E E96 |

April 17, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College has first Truman Scholar
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke College now has its first ever Truman Scholar. Zahava Urecki is a Junior Political Science major.

April 10, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Katrina Williams Inducted into Roanoke College's Hall of Fame
SALEM, Va. - Two new members will be added to the Roanoke College Sports Hall of Fame Friday night in Salem, including Glenvar High School graduate Katrina Williams.

April 6, 2015 - Roanoke Times
'Simpsons,' 'King of the Hill' producer Joe Boucher returns as Roanoke College scholar-in-residence
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April 5, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Selby: Appomattox: An end and a beginning
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March 2015

March 21, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students celebrate diversity with peace month
Two weeks ago, two Jews and a Palestinian sat and chatted in the heart of Jerusalem, the middle ground between two peoples locked in a long, bloody war. No, that??(tm)s not the start of a joke. The women are all international relations majors at Roanoke College and were abroad for research and service projects during spring break. Being on opposite sides of the conflict, they used to avoid talki

March 20, 2015 - Fox News
Before bracketology: 1944 'Secret Game' first time blacks and whites tipped off
Long before this year's edition of March Madness tipped off, two teams squared off in a nearly-empty gym, with no reporters and no scorecards, for a game whose historical and social significance may dwarf that of any basketball contest played before or since. It was March 19, 1944, and a fast-breaking team called the Eagles from the North Carolina College for Negroes, today called North Carolina

March 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: poetry and art board the bus in Roanoke
The Roanoke bus system regularly hosts riders, but through the end of April they will host a different kind of passenger: a writer-in-residence. Roanoke College professor Melanie Almeder has already begun taking rides on Valley Metro buses, jotting down ideas for poems and sharing some of her musings on a designated Facebook page. kAmp=>656C??(tm)D =:E6C2CJ EC2G6=D

February 2015

February 25, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Norfolk Southern move discourages property sellers, Roanoke College poll shows
While overall attitudes about the Virginia real estate market have improved since last year, Norfolk Southern??(tm)s decision to relocate 500 jobs out of Roanoke has given sellers concerns about ???Southwest Virginia, according to a new poll conducted by Roanoke College. The poll of 605 Virginia residents showed that people planning to sell property are optimistic about 2015 across the entire sta

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