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.

December 2014

December 15, 2014 - Albuquerque Journal
One on One with Ted Rice
In Ted Rices youth, all signs seemed to point to Wall Street. His father is a stock broker-turned-financier. His stepfather ran the bond division at a major investment firm. Rice ??" who grew up in a particularly tony section of Long Island ??" figured hed try to follow suit. I decided I would take accounting for my freshman year of college ??" 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Rice says.

December 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Professor Paul Hanstedt named Virginia's top educator of 2014
Roanoke College junior Stephanie Spector recalled her first college class. Professor Paul Hanstedt burst into the room and threw down his briefcase, his tall frame towering over the students in the seats in front of him. He looked up very seriously, she said, and told them in his booming voice, ???Let??(tm)s talk about art.??? kAm%9C66 J62CD =2E6C[ D:EE:?8 ;FDE @FED:5

December 1, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Choir celebrates concert's 30th year
For Jeffrey Sandborg, director of the Roanoke College choir, conducting is a full-body experience. His lips mouth the words to the Christmas carols as the more than 100 students sing the same words with angel-like voices. His hands make emphatic gestures going up and down and side to side. kAmpD E96 ?@E6D 8@ 9:89[ $2?53@C8 :D @? E96 E:AD @7 9:D E@6D :? 7C@?E @7 E96 49

November 2014

November 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College professor gets national attention | Local News - Central and Southwest VA
SALEM, Va. - A Roanoke College professor is getting some national recognition. English professor Paul Hanstedt has b

November 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Consumer sentiment high ahead of holiday season, Roanoke College poll reports
Consumer sentiment is high, incomes are higher and prices are low, positive for the spending outlook as the country nears its traditional period of frenzied holiday shopping, according to a new Roanoke College poll. Consumer sentiment remains strong in Virginia despite a projected $2.4 billion, three-year budget shortfall, according to Thursday?s Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectati

November 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Unique art exchange exhibition among December entertainment at Roanoke College
An art exhibition featuring artwork that literally has traveled the world debuted in October and ends Dec. 5 at Roanoke College's Olin Hall Galleries. This exhibition, called the Mail Art Project, is similar to a pen-pal artist exchange. Talia Logan, Olin Gallery's director, sent postcard-sized pieces of art to artists, art institutions, schools and other places. Each artist was asked to add to

November 17, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Harveycutter, Dorsey receive Roanoke College's Charles Brown Award
Two very recognizable Salem faces were presented with the Charles Brown Award on Nov. 7 at a presentation breakfast at Roanoke College. Carey Harveycutter and Joan Dorsey each received the honor for their civic and professional contributions improving the quality of life in Salem. The award, given annually by the college, is named for their first dean and former mayor of Salem. Harveycutter is c

November 17, 2014 - Tampa Bay Times
From This Day: Their paths finally crossed
ST. PETERSBURG ??" They'd both been in long-term relationships that had ended. Hope trumped experience, and they turned to the Internet. Posting on the free dating site PlentyOf Fish, Lori Ann Clark said, was my one last-ditch effort to meet someone online. I was over it. She had a few other dates before connecting with Byron Spradlin. He had a good personality. He seemed kind of real. They

November 14, 2014 - UNTE Reader
Chin Up, Liberal Arts Students: History's On Your Side
The dreaded question for all those majoring in philosophy, art history, or English literature: “So … what can you do with that?” The 21st century—an age when proficiency in science, engineering and technology reign supreme in job applications—is slowly witnessing a dying breed: the liberal arts student. In 1996, 14 percent of U.S. graduates majored in one of the li

November 12, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Emily Paine Carter: Couple going strong after 70 years of matrimony
The church building is long gone. But the man and woman who were married there are still standing. On Nov. 4, 1944, Raymond and Dorothy (Jeffreys) VanValkenburg promised their ?I do?s.? And 70 years later, they are still living their commitment. (Seventy years! Pause to marvel.) They had planned to get married earlier, said daughter Donna Crotts, but ??as happened to many young lovers then ??Wo

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
New women's basketball coach already comfortable at Roanoke College
New Roanoke College women?s basketball coach Carla Flaherty recently took a rare day off to go hiking at McAfee? Knob, the picturesque point ?along the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke. The 33-year-old coach faces the rigorous task of succeeding Susan Dunagan, who announced her retirement in June after steering Roanoke?s program to 611 wins in 33 seasons. kAmsF?282?[ H9

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Page Moir sees progress for Roanoke College men's basketball team
While construction continues on Roanoke College??(tm)s new Cregger Center complex that will include a 2,500-seat gymnasium, longtime Maroons men??(tm)s basketball coach Page Moir realizes it??(tm)s imperative to build his program back into a winner. After suffering only two sub-.500 campaigns in Moir??(tm)s first 20 years on the job, the Maroons enter the 2014-15 season riding the throes of five

November 8, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Harveycutter, Dorsey Receive Roanoke College Charles Brown Award
Joan Dorsey (L) and Carey Harveycutter received their Charles Brown Awards during a breakfast ceremony at Roanoke College. Salem ??" He is the negotiator behind the city of Salem??(tm)s role as host of numerous NCAA sports championships. She is a community force who helped to found and still works with organizations that serve the needy. Both were honored Friday as noteworthy Salem residents who h

November 5, 2014 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Marc Dinkel's dominance lifts Roanoke College to win
Marc Dinkel scored the eventual game-winning goal to go along with three assists as Roanoke advanced to the championship match of the ODAC men??(tm)s soccer tournament with a 5-1 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday. Tim Mahabir opened the scoring for Roanoke (15-2-2), converting a header from a Dinkel feed in the 17th minute. kAm%96 v6?6C2=D W``\d\aX E:65 E96 8

October 2014

October 31, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Shows Gillespie Closing Gap, But Warner Still Holds Significant Lead
Poll also releases voters? views regarding Puckett-gate, Ebola, and ISIS Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has narrowed the gap, but Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner still holds a 13-point lead (45%-32%) in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate, according to the Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis polled at 3 percent. In the generic Congressional ballot, Republicans now hold an ins

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