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 2016

April 17, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Regionals: Pilat reaches career milestone for Roanoke lacrosse
VIRGINIA BEACH ??" Tyler McWilliams scored five goals and Will Pilat (Hidden Valley) added four Satuday as 14 players scored goals for the Roanoke men??(tm)s lacrosse team in a 23-8 conference win over the Virginia Wesleyan. Pilat surpassed 200 career points in the match. He has 44 points this season and 201 in his career. kAm#@2?@<6 W``\c[ e\` ~sprX @FED9@E E96 |2

April 15, 2016 - Roanoke Star
Student Written, Produced Film Premieres Saturday at Roanoke College
Stephanie Spector holds a day-lily, the central image in her movie. Stephanie Spector could not get the image of a day-lily out of her mind. About a year ago, she penned her first screenplay for a contest at Roanoke College. But she needed a central image The day-lily dawned on her. She and her father often take walks together in parks in their New Jersey town. One June day several years

April 15, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Folding flowers
Roanoke College wants to grow a new flower garden. Mind you, this isn?t a typical green thumb project, involving soil and water. Adding to this garden requires folding paper. kAm~C82?:K6CD 9@A6 E@ 92G6 2E =62DE c[___ AC6EEJ A2A6C 7=@H6CD E@ 2CC2?86 H96? E96 !2A6C q=@@>D !C@;64E 8@6D @? 5:DA=2J :? a_`g] p=E9@F89 ~=:? w2== v2==6C:6D 5:C64E@C %2=:2 {@82? D2:5 E92E 2E

April 15, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Cyclist Shelly Olds in Roanoke College Hall of Fame
Cyclist Shelly Olds in Roanoke College Hall of Fame

April 15, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Lambda Alliances recognizes National Day of Silence
SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College recognized the challenges members of the LGBTQ community face Thursday during the National Day of Silence.

April 13, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Effectiveness of high-profile boycotts in changing law
In this week's Mornin' Newsmakers, we're talking with Dr. Lane Destro, a Roanoke College Sociology assistant professor about these high-profile boycotts.

April 8, 2016 - Huffington Post
4 Tips for Negotiating a Stronger College Financial Aid Package
Let's face it: College can come with some serious sticker shock. Oftentimes, the strength of a financial aid package or scholarship offer can very well make or break a student's decision to attend a particular school. But before ruling out a college because of its high price tag, have you considered actually asking for more money? It worked for Virginia resident Kate McCauley. After learning

April 8, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: 'Night of Stars' benefits Roanoke Rescue Mission
The Roanoke College choir program could be starting a new Roanoke Valley tradition. In a mirror of the Lessons and Carols concerts put on during the Christmas season, the program has organized a performance featuring the Roanoke College Choir and the all-woman Oriana Singers that will take place April 22 at St. Andrew??(tm)s Catholic Church in Roanoke. kAm%9@F89 7C66[

March 2016

March 28, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College announces IBM Watson executive as graduation speaker
An IBM Watson executive will speak at Roanoke College's graduation and see his daughter graduate at the same time.?? Michael Rhodin, a senior vice president for the Watson Business Development branch of the corporation will speak words of wisdom to Roanoke College seniors, including his daughter Olivia Rhodin, at the college's graduation in May. Roanoke College will have approximately 455 graduat

March 24, 2016 - Christian Science Monitor
Why Republicans now want GOP to unite behind Trump (+video)
After months of trying to stop Donald Trump through winnowing, outright attacks, and devising convention strategems, Republicans may finally be starting to accept the party's surprise frontrunner. That's according to a new poll that finds that a majority of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say the party should unite behind Mr. Trump at a contested convention. While the party leadership m

March 23, 2016 - Christian Science Monitor
Why Republicans now want GOP to unite behind Trump
After months of trying to stop Donald Trump through winnowing, outright attacks, and devising convention strategems, Republicans may finally be starting to accept the party's surprise frontrunner. That's according to a new poll that finds that a majority of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say the party should unite behind Mr. Trump at a contested convention. While the party leadership m

March 16, 2016 - The Washington Times
Optimizing nursing skills for better veteran care
VA nurses should be authorized to practice to the full extent of their education. by Dr. Alice Louise Kassens

March 4, 2016 - Christian Science Monitor
Why Mitt Romney's condemnation could be a gift to Trump (+video)
It's a moment the GOP establishment has been waiting for: Mitt Romney took the stage to "eviscerate" Donald Trump in a highly-anticipated speech Thursday, exposing the businessman and reality TV star as a "phony" and a "fraud" who is playing Americans for "suckers." In a conventional election cycle, it could be a devastating condemnation. In this outlandish, bewildering fun-house of a race, it's

March 4, 2016 - New York Times
Trump Responds to Rubio's Crude Remark With One of His Own
DETROIT ??" Donald Trump replied to a dig from Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio about his sexual prowess with a crude sexual reference of his own at Thursday night's GOP debate.In the early moments of the first debate since Super Tuesday, the GOP front-runner noted that the Florida senator had mocked the size of his hands. "And you know what they say about men with small hands," Rubio to

March 4, 2016 - Salem Times Register
Rubio comes out swinging at packed Roanoke College rally
Push not enough to win primary Marco Rubio greets the Roanoke College crowd on Sunday night. Photos by Kelsey Bartlett.Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio brought the heat during his Sunday night Roanoke College appearance, where he addressed a crowd of around 2,600 in an attempt to slow Donald Trump??(tm)s momentum in the southwestern portion of the state. A Roanoke College poll t


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