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 2015

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
Joe Boucher was a business major when he was a student at Roanoke College, and he planned for a career on Wall Street. ???I think I took one English class and it was my only C,??? he said, while walking around the campus on Friday. kAmqFE 5FC:?8 9:D D6?:@C J62C[ 96 925 2 492?86 @7 962CEi w6 H2?E65 E@ 9625 E@ w@==JH@@5 2?5 >2<6 >@G:6D] xE H2D E96 7:=> ???q=

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

February 25, 2015 - Southbury Voices News
Doctor Named as Director
DANBURY ??" Western Connecticut Health Network has named nationally known gynecologic oncologist Thomas J. Rutherford, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the area of ovarian cancer, as the network physician director of cancer services.As director, Dr. Rutherford will create a new model of cancer treatment in the dynamic accountable care environment that builds on the strengths and enhances the growth of th

February 24, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College basketball player fought Lyme Disease
SALEM, Va. - The ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament is underway on Monday night, where Roanoke College is the 10-seed taking on 7th-seeded Washington Lee. While the Maroons are a long shot to win it all, one of their best players was a long shot to ever play basketball again. Roanoke College Senior Guard Andrew Daniels says, "It's very scary. It's like a 'House' episode where y

February 2, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
New Salem Museum exhibit features vintage Valentines
SALEM, Va. - With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you'll find plenty of love at the Salem Museum. There's a new exhibit that features vintage Valentines and greeting cards, called, "My Heart is yours: John

February 1, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Family gets house from Habitat for Humanity
ROANOKE - ROANOKE,Va (WSLS10) - After several weeks of hard work, one family is getting a home from Habitat from Humanity. The Kadariya family from Nepal sang during the ribbon cutting ceremony for their house Saturday morning in Roanoke. Habitat for Humanity officials say students from Roanoke College have been working on the house since August of last year. After building the wa

January 2015

January 31, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity home dedicated
ROANOKE, Va. - A Roanoke family is celebrating tonight as first time homeowners. Habitat for Humanity dedicated the Kadariya family's home Saturday morning amid a big celebration.


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