Roanoke College in the News

July 2014

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Va. poll: 54% say ex-Gov. McDonnell acted wrongly
RICHMOND Days before former Gov. Bob McDonnell goes on trial over his dealings with a wealthy benefactor, a majority of Virginians questioned in a new poll say he acted wrongly. Of those polled, 54 percent said they think McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with businessman Jonnie Williams while 20 percent said he did nothing wrong and 22 percent were unsure. McDonnell, a Repub

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Roads Daily Press
Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia
Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors. The latest Roanoke College poll reports 41 percent of Virginians want to expand Medicaid but 46 percent want to leave it as it is.

July 25, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Survey shows Virginia Voters are split on Medicaid expansion
Registered Virginia voters are split on Medicaid expansion (46% oppose, 42% favor), but 61 percent oppose potential unilateral action by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand the program, according to a Roanoke College Poll. The poll interviewed 566 registered voters in Virginia between July 14 and July 19 and has a margin of error of + or - 4.2 percent. A majority of those polled said M

July 21, 2014 - Pulaski Southwest Times
Children??(tm)s Trust announces 2014-2015 board members
By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Children??(tm)s Trust of the Roanoke Valley has announced their Board of Directors for 2014-2015. The Board of Directors, which will mostly include returning members along a couple new members, is comprised of professionals working with various civic and social service oriented organizations. According to the announcement, which was released

July 12, 2014 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Giles' Ragsdale to be inducted into Va. hall of fame
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A man who coached Giles High School to state football championships in three different decades is among eight individuals named on Friday for induction into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Steve Ragsdale, the Spartans head football coach for 31 years, claimed Division 2 state titles in 1993 and 2005 and a Group AA title in 1980. He became the head coach in 19

July 31, 2014 - The Roanoke Times
Carmen Graves places 10th at USA Track and Field Championships
Carmen Graves, representing Brooks and Roanoke Valley Elite track club, finishes her track season with a 10th place finish at the USA Track and Field Championships in the Women's 3k Steeplechase. In less than 48 hours after running a personal best time of 9:47 in the prelims and in extremely hot conditions, Carmen was able to finish in an impressive time of 9:50. The steeple final set out

July 7, 2014 - Roanoke Times
U.S. District Judge James Turk dies
U.S. District Court Judge James Turk, who presided in Roanoke??(tm)s federal court for more than 40 years, died Sunday, a funeral home said. The 91-year-old senior jurist died at home Sunday evening, said Alex Davis, office manager at DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, which is in charge of arrangements. ???A giant has fallen,??? said John Fishwick, a prominent Roanoke attorney who clerked for T

June 2014

June 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Salem artist Walter Biggs commemorated with marker
Salem artist Walter Biggs made his living in the 1920s and ?30s painting illustrations for books and magazines. According to the Society of Illustrators website, the staff of Ladies? Home Journal routinely chose Biggs? original paintings over silver services when offered the choice of a bridal gift. His most famous contemporary, Norman Rockwell, called his work ?brilliant and poetic.? Biggs late

June 26, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Old Roanoke College building demolished | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was a sad day for many Roanoke College students, faculty and alumni. Demolition began this morning o

June 27, 2014 - WSET.com
Roanoke College Demolishes Bowman Hall
The wrecking ball swung into action taking down Bowman Hall on the campus of Roanoke College. The demolition is the latest in a string of projects that are underway to make way for the state of the art Cregger Center. Dozens showed up to watch the demolition. For many, the day is bittersweet as good memories cross with the push to upgrade the campus. Tina Bourne met her husband in the

June 26, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College tears down residence hall, building new athletic facility
SALEM (WSLS) - A wrecking ball tore through Bowman Hall, a longtime residence hall at Roanoke College Thursday morning. The building has been there for 49 years. Dozens of people came out to watch the demolition as they took pictures and shared memories. The demolition makes way for the construction of the Cregger Center, a 155,000 square foot state of the art athletic and academic facility. It

June 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem recognizes artist with historic marker | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - Walter Biggs made his name in New York, but the well-known artist and illustrator never lost his love for Salem.

June 27, 2014 - U.S. News
6 Workout Trends ? And What They Mean for Your Wallet
Trying a new workout this summer? We explore the cost and appeal of six fitness trends. "It will increase your flexibility and work on your core, which is fantastic," says Julie Maina, associate professor of health and human performance at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. "Overstretching could be one safety issue, though."

June 23, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves qualifies for USA Track and Field Championship
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves (class of 2013) has qualified for the USA Track and Field Championship in the Women's 3000M Steeplechase held in Sacramento, CA on June 25th-29th. Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium will serve as the championship site for USATF. The impressive track venue hosted both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials. Carmen, now running for Roanoke Valle

June 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Maroons coach Susan Dunagan to retire
Susan Dunagan has coached her last basketball game. After 33 years of producing results that will likely never be matched at Roanoke College, Dunagan announced Wednesday that she is retiring as the Maroons??(tm) head women??(tm)s basketball coach. ???Time runs out at some point, it happens to everybody,??? said Dunagan, whose 611 victories rank 10th among all NCAA Division III coaches. ???I loo

June 19, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Long-time Roanoke College women's basketball coach retiring | Sports - Home
SALEM, Va. - Susan Dunagan, who has the most wins as a basketball coach in the history of Virginia, announced her retirement Thursday as the Roanoke College women??(tm)s basketball coach. Dunagan had a record of 611-271 in her 33-year career with the Maroons. She led Roanoke College to 13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. "Altho

June 15, 2014 - Easton Express Times
People in Business, June 15, 2014 | lehighvalleylive.com
S. Graham Simmons and Lauren L. Sorrentino, attorneys with Allentown law firm Norris McLaughlin Marcus P.A., have been named 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. The Rising Stars list consists of less than 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years. Simmons, of Easton, focuses his practice on busines

June 14, 2014 - Insurance News Net
New Commercial Business Unit Director Named at the National Student Clearinghouse
Targeted News Service HERNDON, Va., June 13 -- The National Student Clearinghouse issued the following news release: Jamie Osterhaus has been named the new Commercial Business Director at the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization located in Herndon, Va., provides educational reporting, verification and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and univer

June 20, 2014 - Politico
How Ed Gillespie could pull off an upset
There?s no doubt Ed Gillespie is the underdog in the Virginia Senate race. He?s polled well behind the man he?s trying to unseat, Democrat Mark Warner. The incumbent is the richest member of the Senate and a well-liked figure in the state. Meanwhile, many Virginians still don?t know who Gillespie is.

June 5, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem Museum shows special D-Day exhibit | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was the first Army transport ship that got to Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944.? The day after D-Day was still high-stress near the beaches of Normandy. The ship in front of the USAT General George W. Goe

June 6, 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A curriculum for the Selfie Generation
Students seldom relish required courses. They are often seen as a burden that everyone would rather get out of the way -- a bit like flossing. some colleges think they have found a solution.

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Consumer confidence improving in local area
Consumer confidence across Virginia is relatively unchanged since last quarter, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll. But the Frederickburg region, which is within the Central Virginia ranking, showed marked improvement from this time last year and last quarter, as well as being higher than the state average. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situa

May 30, 2014 - ValuePenguin.com
Roanoke College Economics - Spencer Lewen
Continuing our look at America's top Economics programs, we recently spoke with Spencer Lewen at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Spencer is a senior Economics and Political Science major at the school and is scheduled to graduate in May. In our chat with Spencer he spoke ot us about why he made the shift to studying economics, his experience at Roanoke, and even a book recommendation for the Econom

May 30, 2014 - Fredericksburg Freelance Star
Local consumer confidence has improved, according to Roanoke College Poll
According to Roanoke College Poll, consumer confidence across Virginia is relatively unchanged since last quarter. But the Frederickburg region, which is within the Central Virginia ranking, showed marked improvement from this time last year and last quarter, as well as being higher than the state average.

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Little Change in VA Consumer Sentiment
Virginians weighed in on their opinions of the economy for the second time this year. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situation, general business conditions now and in the future, their inclination for purchasing durable goods, and their thoughts on prices in the near- and long-term. This is the ninth survey from IPOR on Virginia consumer sentiment and t

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Northside senior wins golf scholarship award
Northside?s Blake Chitwood finished a respectable fifth in the recent Blue Ridge District golf tournament.?I?m around a?9 or 10 handicap,? he said. ?I?ve never won anything, though.?Not anymore.?He won something?Wednesday.?Something big, too. And he never had to swing a golf club at Roanoke Country Club.The 18-year-old Northside senior was named the?28th winner of the Don Holliday Memorial scholar

May 30, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Economic forum emphasizes Roanoke?s low cost of living
The higher pay offered in Northern Virginia sometimes leaves young people so starry-eyed that they fail to see how a significantly lower salary in the Roanoke region could leave them with more money to spend. During an economic summit Thursday in Roanoke, Alice Kassens, a professor of economics at Roanoke College, said many young professionals are swayed to choose high-dollar jobs in Northern V

May 30, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College to tear down building to make way for new student center
When the students leave, the construction crews come in. It's a story on most college campuses, and no exceptions at Roanoke College.

May 30, 2014 - Lynchburg News & Advance
Digging for a garden reveals artifacts at Legacy Museum
What was set to become a garden at The Legacy Museum turned into an archaeology excavation site after volunteers stumbled upon shards of Chinese porcelain and glass. Volunteers with the United Way of Central Virginia?s Day of Caring were preparing to install an interpretive garden of heirloom vegetables at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when they uncovered shards of iron, brick, glass, Chinese porce

May 30, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College's Elderscholar program celebrates 30 years today
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Roanoke College?s Elderscholar program, an on-campus educational series of events aimed at adults older than age 55. For three decades, Elderscholar has been among the most visible and popular examples of Roanoke College?s commitment to providing educational opportunities to Roanoke area retirees. Each fall and spring, Elderscholar participants come to ca

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Artist Harriet Stokes remembered for her mentoring
Though you could find her art all over the Roanoke Valley, Harriet Stokes might be remembered most for her mentoring and passion for arts education. Stokes, who died Sunday at the age of 99, co-founded Salem?s Art in the Alley which ended in 2010 after a 40-year run. The one-day annual event featured about 30 local artists? work and easily could draw 200 people. Besides coordinating Art in the A

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Media Notes: WVTF's Mattioni to sign off after 40-year career
Rick Mattioni has been at WVTF so long, he remembers when people could only hear the radio, well, on the radio. That was in 1987, when Mattioni joined WVTF-FM (89.1) as public affairs director. Over the years, he has served as news and programming director and has helped shepherd some of the changes that have occurred in the past 15 years. The Internet, high-definition radio and a plethora of ove

May 30, 2014 - Times of India
Virginia students launch WePlant activities
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It was a sweet discovery for the group of 20 students from Roanoke College, Virginia that jackfruits are not just 'sticky' but also deliciously edible. Monday morning was a package of surprise for these students who were on a visit to the College of Agriculture, Vellayani. Not only did the group get to taste the fruit but also were given the opportunity to plant some jackfrui

May 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College readies for major athletic addition
Part of the Roanoke College campus is about to become a construction zone for the next two years as work begins to build the Cregger Center, a massive $37 million athletics facility. Work to prepare the site for construction began almost as soon as students left for summer break. This week and next week, crews are clearing everything out of Bowman Hall, a dormitory that is scheduled to be demolis

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College commencement speakers address equality and civil rights
Roanoke College commencement speaker Warner Dalhouse ?56 and co-valedictorian Jennifer Blaney used their addresses to the Class of 2014 on Saturday to deliver strong stances on equality and civil rights. ?Women are still not paid the same as men for the same work. Hello? This is 2014,? said Dalhouse, retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank in Roanoke and founding chairman of HomeT

May 30, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal
Lumos Networks Powers Roanoke College with High-Speed Fiber Bandwidth Ethernet Solution
Lumos Networks Corp. ("Lumos Networks" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, highlighted its expanded relationship with Roanoke College, a four year liberal arts college located in Salem, Virginia, to provide secure, high-speed fiber bandwidth services. The Company constructed two separate

May 30, 2014 - The Carroll News
Signing Day at CCHS Four Cavalier seniors make their college choices known
Friday was a huge day for Carroll County?s athletics program as four seniors signed letters of intent to play college sports. Volleyball senior Jessica Sheek signed her letter of intent to Averett University, while boys? basketball seniors Gunnar Beamer (Tusculum College), Cody Keith (Roanoke College) and Duncan Reece (Emory & Henry College) all made their intentions known.

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College graduate leaves legacy focused on faith
Like most people, Tyler Coles has always heard there were certain topics that didn?t make for a serene dinner conversation ? politics and religion. Never one to follow custom or social formalities, these became his favorite things to talk about, even before he started college. ?Why can?t we just have a conversation?? he asked. ?We don?t have to yell at each other.? It was this attitude th

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College honors more than 450 graduates
A crowd gathered on Turbyfill Quad to watch approximately 450 Roanoke College graduates receive diplomas during the College?s Commencement ceremony on Saturday. Valedictorian Jenny Blaney used her address to the Class of 2014 on Saturday to deliver a strong stance on equality and civil rights. ?Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,? said Blaney, of Winchester. ?That hasn?t budged in

May 13, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College celebrates its class of 2014
Students at Roanoke College were finally able to celebrate countless hours of hard work today with their 2014 Commencement ceremony.

May 30, 2014 - MidAtlantic Peace Corps Volunteers
Roanoke College Graduate Begins Peace Corps Service in the Dominican Republic
Connor Toomey, 23, a 2013 Roanoke College graduate from San Antonio, Texas, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Dominican Republic on Monday, May 5 to begin training as an education volunteer. Toomey will live and work in a community to promote the importance of literacy and teach English to secondary school students. Toomey in Peru during college. Toomey with studen

June 2014

June 3, 2014 - Global Post
Ugandan anti-gay law boosts standing of a president in power since 1986
Joshua Rubongoya, a native of Uganda, is professor of political science and chair of the public affairs department at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Uganda?s new anti-homosexual law has generated chatter around the world. Outside Uganda, and Africa in general, this legislation is seen as an outrage. It comes from a president who is past his prime, a man who has ruled Uganda since 1986 and

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - NorthJersey.com
Local athletes in college: Ridgewood turns out captains
Coaches of women's college teams know where to go when they need team leaders. Straight to the village of Ridgewood. Nine former Ridgewood High School athletes are captains of their teams and another Ridgewood resident ? an Immaculate Heart Academy graduate ? is a captain. Five are captains of lacrosse teams: Abbey Van Horne, a three-sport athlete in high school, at Duke; Sammy Cermack,

May 30, 2014 - WSET.com
Nine Liberty High Athletes Headed for College Sports
Liberty High School recognized nine student-athletes Tuesday who'll take their talents to the collegiate level. Two of the nine are heading to Ferrum, wrestler Dylan Smith and soccer's Andrea Scruggs. Also from Liberty soccer, Laura Garbarini has chosen Roanoke College, softball's Samantha Baldwin is also going to Roanoke. Two Liberty athletes picked Eastern Mennonite, track's Oksana Kit

April 2014

April 28, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Harry Wilson assesses budget standoff in Richmond | Video/Photos - Home
At issue are topics like religious expression in schools and the right to appeal tickets from red light cameras.

April 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: A life of quiet influence
Sally Fishburn Crockett was the living embodiment of the Fishburn family's charitable legacy in the Roanoke Valley. Her death this month marks the end of a remarkable six decades of community service. As was the Fishburn way, her own lifetime of giving was built on the work of previous generations, in particular that of her mother, Katherine Nelson Fishburn. "The one thing my sister and I learne

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Grafton Hoops Standout Joey Miller to Play for Roanoke College
Grafton senior Joey Miller, the all-time winningest boys basketball player in school history, has committed to attend and play next year for Roanoke College, Clippers? Coach Jeremy Jordan announced Monday. Miller, a three-year varsity starter who averaged 21 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists as the Clippers? starting point guard this past season, said he felt Roanoke was the best fit both at

May 30, 2014 - DailyPress.com
Inside the BRD: Grafton guard Joey Miller to play basketball at Roanoke College
Grafton High guard Joey Miller, the winningest player in Clippers boys basketball history, has committed to play for Roanoke College. He will join another former Bay Rivers District player, Lafayette High grad John Fitchett, who was a key reserve for the Division III Maroons this past season. Miller, a 6-foot-2 senior, helped Grafton go 94-21 in four seasons on the varsity. He played in two Gro

April 2014

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Host Roanoke women earn ODAC track championship
Roanoke College won the women??(tm)s team title at the ODAC outdoor track and field championships, held Friday and Saturday at Roanoke College. Roanoke??(tm)s Caitlin Ashley won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was named female co-rookie of the year. Roanoke??(tm)s Finn Pincus, whose women??(tm)s team won its 10th title, was named women??(tm)s coach of the year. It is his 18th ODAC coaching award

April 22, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Deaf Dogs Rock: Salem couple's website helps dogs nationwide
One couple's love of their dog has grown into a nationally recognized web site and is now the spot to match deaf dogs with forever homes.

April 18, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
RC Interfaith Council Hosts Better Together Day
This year, Roanoke College?s interfaith service activity was ?Micah?s Backpack.? On Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 10th, students gathered change and packed lunches outside of Commons to raise money to provide food for local elementary school students. The purpose of ?Micah?s Backpack? was to raise awareness of the needs of local elementary school students faced with hunger. Many of thei

April 21, 2014 - Camel City Dispatch
Olds Wins Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Road Race
American Shelley Olds (Al? Cipollini-Galassia) won a bunch sprint finale of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic women?s professional road race on Friday. Olds beat Canadian Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (BTC City Ljubljana) to the line at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.

April 21, 2014 - Winston Salem Journal
Olds wins women's road race at Cycling Classic
American cyclist Shelley Olds emerged from the peloton at the last possible moment to win the women?s professional road race at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on Friday morning. With a massive pack of riders coming up the final stretch to the finish line on Sixth Street between Cherry and Trade Streets, Olds, of Ale Cipollini, jumped to the outside and took the lead, holding off Joelle Numai

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Kenneth Garren, Lucy Weiss receive Roanoke College Medal
Roanoke College recently honored two alumni for their outstanding contributions to the college and their professional accomplishments. Dr. Kenneth R. Garren '62 of Lynchburg and Dr. Lucy Cline Weiss '72 of Roanoke are this year's recipients of the Roanoke College Medal. This medal, the highest honor given to alumni of the College, recognizes Roanoke graduates who have demonstrated leadershi

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Market Street Complex Dedicated to Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann
Thursday afternoon at 12:45, the Market Street Complex dorms were rechristened the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex dorms in honor of a very special couple. The Brackety-Ack as well as WDBJ7 covered the event. Robert and Mary Wortmann reside in New Jersey but they can often be seen in other places, involved in events in the Roanoke College community, such as alumni chapter events even as far

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Review: "RC Uprising"
I??(tm)m sure many of you have heard of Roanoke College??(tm)s The Uprising Campaign, right? I mean, they??(tm)ve literally been beating our doors down because of it. As annoying as some of you might think that is, I think it??(tm)s absolutely fantastic. Our schools needs us, as evidenced by the slogan of the campaign ???7,4,2???#1 is next. We need you.??? The school is asking for donations from a

April 21, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Dorm complex at Roanoke College renamed after influential couple
Three residence halls at Roanoke College will now form the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex. The school made the announcement today. Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor halls house all classes, mostly in two bedroom units. Robert Wortmann graduated from Roanoke College in 1960 and was chairman of the board of trustees for much of the past decade. "To see this quad being named in ou

April 21, 2014 - Inside Higher Ed
Commencement Speakers Announced: Babson, Colby, Colorado College, Emmanuel, Fresno Pacific, Hamilton, Mississippi College, Montclair State, Roanoke, St. Charles CC, Wheelock
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014: Roanoke College: Warner Dalhouse, retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank in Roanoke, Va.

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Activist 'belonged to the community,' widow recalls
Carl Cooper was often so busy with his volunteer work in Roanoke, even his wife never knew which meeting he was off to next. ?I used to tell people, ?If you see Carl, tell him I said hello,??? Leijiah Cooper said. ?He belonged to the community.? Carl Cooper died April 3 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. Cooper was involved with numerous neighborhood, community

April 7, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
The stress of college admissions a two way street
"They can apply to many colleges with one click, so to speak and so we are seeing more applications, all colleges are," said Brenda Poggendorf. Poggendorf has worked in Roanoke College's admissions office for nearly 30 years. She says we're a far cry from the days of paper applications. So while students are stressing about which school will let them in, college admissions officials stress

April 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for April 2014
Our monthly guide to live theater in and around the Roanoke Valley. Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in May, please email mike.allen@roanoke.com. ? Mike Allen Broadway in Roanoke Performance: ?Green Day?s American Idiot? Venue: Roanoke Performing Arts Center, Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Summary: Bas

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
1974 Roanoke tornado -- a look back
(This was first published in The Roanoke Times on Sunday, April 21, 2002) ?? PINK FINGERS OF lightning etched the sky. Century-old trees bowed to touch the ground. ??? "It was like the sky was charged with static electricity," recalled Karl Lankford of Roanoke. ??? Lankford, a Roanoke College senior at the time, had been asleep less than two hours that April morning in 1974 when he awoke to a s

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Banker to speak at Roanoke College graduation
Retired banker and civic leader Warner Dalhouse will be the featured speaker at the May 3 Roanoke College commencement. Dalhouse is a Roanoke native and a member of the class of 1956. He retired in 1996 as chairman and chief executive officer of Dominion Bank, which was based in Roanoke and was the largest bank in Western Virginia. A series of mergers over the years changed the bank?s name from D

April 3, 2014 - National Public Radio
Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?
hide captionFort Hood Fort Hood For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home. His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to

March 2014

March 26, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"So Percussion" to Take The Stage at Roanoke College
Modern percussion ensemble So Percussion has been thrilling audiences around the world for over a decade. For more than a decade, the instrumental ensemble, ?So Percussion? has been creating music that explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.?On April 16, at 7:30 p.m., the four-member group founded by graduate students at the Yale School of Music, will perform in Roanoke College

March 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Bilingual Theater
This year?s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: ?La Mision? an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and ?Coser y Canter? a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida. ?La Mision?, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a Mexican woman, who is pl

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Photo: Rep. Morgan Griffith meets with RC's Maina
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, stands with members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), including (on the far right) Dr. Michael P. Maina of Salem. Dr. Maina is an associate professor with Roanoke College?s Department of Health and Human Performance. Submitted by Andrea Pivarunas

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Surgeon Robert Keeley kept busy, but made time for needy
Roanoke lost its true Renaissance man when Dr. Robert Keeley died Sunday at the age of 92. Keeley, who co-founded the still-thriving Jefferson Surgical Clinic in 1956, was described by a colleague as a ?master surgeon.? He was a patron of the arts; a lover of music and reading; and a man who picked out specific books for dozens of friends and employees every Christmas. He was a man of faith, who

March 14, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
6th Annual Tyler's Trek for Autism Awareness by Julie Stout
National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler?s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of Tom Turner, Roanoke?s former Director of Campus Safety. Dean Gene is noted in saying that T

March 14, 2014 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Tim Miller
Tell us the basics: Who are you, what?s your company?s name and how long have you been at this company? I?m Tim Miller, the chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships (Sept. 19-27, 2015) and the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals (May 2-4, 2014). I founded the organization in 2003 as the CapTech Foundation, which operated t

March 13, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Salem School Board approves new instructional leaders
The Salem School Division is pleased to announce that Kristyn Shepherd has been named principal at G.W. Carver Elementary School. The formal board approval of her internal promotion was made official at last night?s School Board meeting. She will begin her new position on July 1, 2014. "I am very excited to join the faculty and staff at G.W. Carver as their new principal," says Shepherd. "They

March 11, 2014 - The Washington Post
5 Va school groups get alcohol education funds
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2:53 AM RICHMOND, Va. ? The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded five grants for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives on Virginia college and university campuses. Officials say the grants totaling nearly $5,000 will support campus-based educational efforts of student organizations at the College of William & M

March 10, 2014 - WFIRnews.com
Roanoke College poll weighs in on Hillary Clinton etc.
A joint late-February phone poll conducted in part by Roanoke College shows Hillary Clinton would win a race for the president against Republicans Chris Christie, Rand Paul or Paul Ryan, at least in the states of Virginia, New Jersey and New York where the poll was taken. A majority in each state supports raising the minimum wage to 10.10 an hour?and legalizing medical marijuana in all 50 states.

March 10, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College Women's Forum to kick off March 12
Relationship advice, female empowerment and the impact of women in the film industry are some of the topics of events headlining this year?s Women?s Forum at Roanoke College. This month, Roanoke will host its 8th Women?s Forum series of events, which celebrate National Women?s History Month. The events will include lectures, films and discussions that focus on women and their influence in s

March 5, 2014 - CNN.com
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey. And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligi

March 10, 2014 - WSET.com
New Roanoke College Poll: More Virginians Support Same Sex Marriage
Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke College's new poll finds that most Virginians support same sex marriage. The poll is split, however, on Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to side with the plaintiffs in the legal challenge to Virginia's same sex marriage ban. About 46% disagreed with that choice and 45% agreed. Some 57% polled think the attorney general should defend every law of the st

March 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, W&L earn ODAC honors
Roanoke College??(tm)s Jessica Mejia was named the female athlete of the meet at the ODAC indoor championships. W&L??(tm)s Mac Strehler and Dana Lee have been named the male and female rookies of the year, respectively. Mejia won the 200 meters and the 400 meters at Sunday??(tm)s league championships. She also took eighth in the 60 meters and helped the Maroons win a relay. She helped the Roa

March 10, 2014 - TheState.com
In photos: Habitiat Homes for SC
Ramatu Mohammed, 19, and others load unused bricks from the site onto a truck to be sold at the Habitat for Humanity Restore later. This is the 27th year that Roanoke College in Salem, Va., has sent a group of students, during their ?Alternative Spring Break?, to build Habitat For Humanity homes in South Carolina. "Lutheran liberal arts education has always been about prepping our students to be r

March 10, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
New poll shows Clinton with lead over potential rivals
Roanoke College, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Sienna College in New York all conducted identical polls at the same time.

March 10, 2014 - StarTribune.com
BuzzFeed's personality quizzes are taking over our lives
What makes these online quizzes so alluring is that they can be instantaneously shared with hundreds of friends on Facebook for instant feedback, said Denise Friedman, who teaches psychology at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. ?In our age, we?re constantly reflecting on who we are, and technology has really changed the way we interact,? she said. ?I think we are constantly engaging in social compa

March 10, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Live theater calendar for March
Theatre Roanoke College Play: ?Noche de Teatro Bilingue: A Bilingual Night of Theater? Venue: Olin Hall Theater, Roanoke College, Salem Summary: Three students will perform two Spanish theatrical works, ?La Mision? by Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva and ?Coser y Cantar? by Dolores Prida. Dates and times: March 13, 6p.m. Tickets: Free. Information: 375-2333; roanoke.edu/tickets Family

February 2014

February 26, 2014 - National Review Online
Where Do Our Religious Freedom Principles Come From?
Everywhere we turn these days, we are confronted with issues of religious liberty.?? Can employers be compelled to include contraceptives and abortifacients in their employee health plans, if their faith teaches it??(tm)s wrong??? Can a photographer be fined for refusing, because of her faith, to photograph a same-sex union ceremony??? Can a town council continue its traditional practice of having

February 25, 2014 - New York Post
Why online quizzes are taking over your Facebook feed
For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: Which sandwich are you? After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese, for the record). And shes not the only one whos comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Go

February 22, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Roanoke College Poll finds improving confidence in state real estate market
Consumer confidence in Virginia's real estate market has improved in recent months, according to the Roanoke College Poll. More than 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey say they are optimistic about the residential real estate market today and in the coming year. More 62 percent of respondents believe that market conditions have improved since last year, a 5 percenta

February 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke
On February 18th, the second night of Interfaith week, Wortman Ballroom began filling with students, faculty and a large number of members of the community. As a college, this is our fourth annual Interfaith week at Roanoke College, a string of events that show we can work together and embrace our differences. Two students worked together to introduce the event. After introductions were completed,

February 20, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Former Roanoke College Student Survives Near Bear Attack
Sean Burch is known for his love of the great outdoors. He pushes himself to the limits of his endurance and strength during outdoor adventures.  Burch spent many years in the Roanoke Valley as a Roanoke College Student.   Burch was invited to be a part of The Ultimate Survival Alaska show on National Geographic.  On a recent episode he had a bear&nbs

February 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students to present evening of bilingual theater
Three Roanoke College students will present a dramatic night of bilingual theater next month. On March 13, the College will host ?Noche de Teatro Bilingue: A Bilingual Night of Theater,? featuring students performing two Spanish theatrical works - ?La Mision? and ?Coser y Cantar.? During each performance, the students will alternate speaking in Spanish and English. ?Charla Henley, a Roanoke seni

February 17, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginia consumer confidence is rising
Several measurements of Virginians' consumer confidence are rising, according to the Roanoke College Poll. The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to 83 in February, up 6.5 points since November. The increase makes up a majority of a loss the index had experienced from last August. Poll officials said the index now has resumed an upward trend seen in the middle of last year.

February 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke upsets Va. Wesleyan
Andrew Daniels scored 22 points as Roanoke College beat Virginia Wesleyan (17-6, 10-4 ODAC) in men??(tm)s basketball 84-79 ??" the Maroons??(tm) first win over the Marlins since 2007. Daniel Eacho added 18 points for the Maroons (11-10, 5-8), shooting 8-11 from the free throw line. Julian Ramirez posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and moved into 10th place all time in assists

February 13, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke County Names New Public Information Officer
Amy Whittaker Roanoke County Administrator Clay Goodman has named Amy Whittaker the new Public Information Officer. Whittaker will begin work at Roanoke County on February 24. ?Whittaker is currently the Regional Director of Public Affairs for the American Red Cross, a well-respected nonprofit organization, where she has worked for 16 years. In the position, she establishes the strategic communica

February 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Classical notes from Italy and Estonia to sound at St. Andrew's in Roanoke
Roanoke College music professor and choir director Jeffrey Sandborg and his wife, soprano and Marianne Sandborg, have tipped me off about an upcoming concert in which he'll be conducting and she'll be singing. The concert, called "South Meets North," takes place February 23, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. The program includes works from Italian composer?Antonio Vivaldi and modern Estonia

February 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Niece of Martin Luther King addresses Roanoke College
Alveda King did not shy away from controversy, whether she was answering questions about her stance against abortion rights, discussing her thoughts on ?sexual perversion? or discussing her own heroic family. The niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of nearly 400 people Monday night at the C. Homer Bast Center at Roanoke College. Given her family?s legacy, she acknowledged t

February 11, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College celebrates Black History Month
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to students about the civil rights movement. King is a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also the author of several books that focus on civil rights. Students feel lucky to have the chance to hear from such a powerful figure. "It means a lot that our sch

February 7, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Dr. Selby's "Last Lecture"
Tuesday, February 4th, John Selby gave the next chapter of our ?Last Lecture? series. Dr. Selby received his bachelor degree from the University of Arizona and his further degrees from Duke University, and began working at Roanoke College in 1986. Since coming to Roanoke College he has won many accolades and has become very distinguished. He has won, for example, the award of Outstanding Professor

February 3, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
MLK's niece to speak at Roanoke College
Alveda King will speak in the Bast Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Admission is free. King will talk about the civil rights movement, and the right to life for all members of society. King is a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Live and Gospel Ministries. She formerly served in the state of Georgia??(tm)s House of Representatives. King is also an autho

February 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Fitchett lay-in gets win for Roanoke College
HARRRISONBURG ? John Fitchett scored the winning basket on a layup with two seconds remaining to lead Roanoke to an 88-87 ODAC men?s basketball win over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday. Daniel Eacho led The Maroons (9-9, 3-7) with 24 points, Julian Ramirez netted 21 points and Andrew Daniels added 13 points. The Royals (10-9, 5-5) had five players in double figures, led by David Falk?s 22 points.

February 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for February
Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in March, please email mike.allen@roanoke.com. Mill Mountain Theatre and Hollins Theatre Play: ?Ben & Rita,? by Wendy-Marie Martin Venue: Waldron Stage, Center in the Square, Roanoke Summary: In this romantic farce written by a Hollins grad student, Rita is a middle-

February 3, 2014 - WBTV.com
Anti-bullying techniques
Lisa Lunsford Highberger, a Roanoke alumna and owner of Pro Martial Arts, visited WBTV News Sunday Morning to share some information. With the emphasis on stopping bullying at school, and the increase in the cases of cyber bullying online, it is hard for kids and parents to always know what to do. At Pro Martial Arts in Indian Land, SC, teachers help children and parents learn different anti

February 1, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Southard looks back on 17 years with Salem school board
Just several weeks ago, Sally Southard did something she?s done routinely every month since the start of 1996.? But this time, it was a bit different. A current Salem resident and Roanoke College undergraduate, Southard made her way into the Salem City Schools Central Office on South College Avenue just as she normally does. ?However, the end of last calendar year was the final time she would do

January 2014

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Maroon Madness a Success for Students
Last week Roanoke College put on its annual Maroon Madness events to pump up students for the basketball games on Saturday the 25th. This year, Maroon Madness and Spirit Week happened in the same week so the events combined to create one large celebratory week. During the week, many events were available for students to participate in to show their Maroon spirit. The most popular events this yea

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Professors Discuss QU4RTETS Program
On Wednesday, January 29th , students, faculty and guests gathered to discuss T.S. Eliot??(tm)s Four Quartets. The main themes running through this set of poems are time, the universe, and the divine, all three of which were examined in depth at the symposium in Pickle Lounge. The night began with a welcome and a thank you to everyone who helped make the ???Four Quartets??? extended exhibit poss

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Maroons Give Back at Red Cross Blood Drive by Emily Densmore
Freshman Marian Shaw and Senior Jake Sauber discuss what it means to them to give blood. On Thursday, January 23, Roanoke College hosted a blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross in the Wortman Ballroom from 11 am ??" 4 pm. With a steady flow of volunteers and donors, it was exciting to see so many students giving to such a worthy cause. One donor, freshman Marian Shaw, talked about why she cho

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Women's Basketball ODAC Competition
After winning six straight games, the longest winning streak since the 2009-2010 season, the women??(tm)s basketball team has dropped two games straight to ODAC rivals. Their first lost came at the hands of Randolph-Macon College on Saturday, January 25th, in the first of two games at Maroon Madness. Combined, the two teams scored an unprecedented 203 points. The Maroons??(tm) second loss came aga

January 31, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Blues musician Billy C. Wirtz to play at Roanoke College on Friday
The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is bringing his unique style of music and comedy to Roanoke College. Wirtz, a blues musician and comedian, will perform on Friday, Jan. 31 at Roanoke?s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wirtz is a South Carolina native who is known for combining comic antics with blues and folk music. He recently returned to touring after a two-year break,

January 31, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Emily Paine Carter: Advice for learning applies to all ages
Awhile back we received great back-to-school advice from current and past Salemites. Their wise counsel applies to second semester too ??" and to times beyond. So, more in our series from folks who have had a few years to think about things: * Betsy Freund has gone back to school to learn a new language. She took Spanish in high school and college, but is studying French at Roanoke College. ??

January 29, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"Rockin Reverend" Billy C. Wirtz to Perform at Roanoke College
The Rockin Reverend Billy C. Wirtz The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is bringing his unique style of music and comedy to Roanoke College. Wirtz, a blues musician and comedian, will perform on Friday, Jan. 31 at Roanoke??(tm)s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wirtz is a South Carolina native who is known for combining comic antics with blues and folk music. He recently return

January 29, 2014 - Washington Post
Florence D. Hannabass, NSA librarian
Florence D. Hannabass, who retired from the National Security Agency in 1983 as head of the agencys map library, died Dec. 31 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. She was 91. The cause was congestive heart failure, said her executor and friend, Frank Impala. Miss Hannabass, a resident of Arlington County, spent 33 years in a variety of technical, staff and managerial positions at NSA hea

January 28, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Salem council OKs Roanoke College's request to move easement
People who live near Roanoke College received assurances Monday night that a sprawling new building set to rise on campus will not cut off their foul-weather escape route from their neighborhood. The Salem City Council approved the college?s request to move an inclement weather easement in order to make way for the Cregger Center, a planned $37 million athletics facility that will rise near High

January 28, 2014 - Washington Times
EDITORIAL: Medicaid expansion shortens McAuliffe-legislature honeymoon
The honeymoon, such as it was, is over. Terry McAuliffe moved into Virginia's governor's mansion little more than a fortnight ago, and already he's spoiling for a fight with the legislature. The Democratic bag man set the stage for his first clash with the Republican-dominated General Assembly over expansion of the state's Medicaid rolls under Obamacare, which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was an o

January 28, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Giving to others can help you too
Dr. Christopher Buchholz teaches a class called "The Meaning of Life" at Roanoke College. His students learn how doing for others, or paying it forward, enriches their own lives. "From my research into that, it seems one of the key components to happiness is helping others, friendships and relationships. If you look at all the major religions, service and helping others is a key component," Buchho

January 27, 2014 - WTOP.com
Poll: Virginians want mental health, ethics reforms (with audio)
WASHINGTON -- Virginians strongly support new ethics and mental health reforms, but are still quite divided on whether Medicaid benefits should be expanded to more residents, according to a new Roanoke College Poll. The poll surveyed 633 residents in Virginia between Jan. 13 and Jan. 17. The Roanoke College Poll also found that 81 percent of those polled are in favor of extending the lengt

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Men's Basketball vs. Emory and Henry
The Roanoke College men??(tm)s basketball team picked up their first conference win Wednesday, January 22, when they played host to Wasps of Emory and Henry. It took just 28 seconds for Andrew Daniels to score the first points for Roanoke in a game that showcased the Maroons??(tm) talent for basketball in a one sided game that ended in favor of the home team. The students could sit comfortably in

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
New Semester. New Clubs. New Activities.
Tuesday afternoon at 5pm in the Wortmann Ballroom, Roanoke College hosted its Spring semester Activities Fair. Many new clubs came out to welcome new members. Alongside them were some of Roanoke??(tm)s longstanding clubs, equally ready to take on new and interested participants. Each semester, all clubs on campus are welcomed to set up signs, poster boards, candy, prizes, and, most importantly,

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater College
Last Saturday, January 18, the Roanoke College Women??(tm)s Basketball team traveled two hours north to face off against the Eagles of Bridgewater College. The Eagles played host to both the Maroons??(tm) men and women basketball teams as part of a special weekend dedicated to their alumni. Despite arriving at a school where the entire day was supposed to be all about Bridgewater College, the Roan

January 22, 2014 - PBS.Org
McDonnell vows to fight 'false allegations'
By: Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 8 in Richmond, Va. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has in all likelihood r

January 24, 2014 - The Washington Post
Yes, Mark Warner is beatable
The Roanoke College poll of Virginia residents (not voters) unsurprisingly finds Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.) ahead by almost 30 points over just-announced Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The good news for Gillespie, however, is below the top-line numbers. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who's expected to play a role in negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff," speaks during an interview with Reuter

January 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Events honoring Lee-Jackson Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday is Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday that honors the birthdays of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee and Thomas ???Stonewall??? Jackson. On Monday, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the slain civil rights leader. Virginia is the only state to observe both days. Below is a roundup of events taking place this weekend to commemorate these historic leaders. FRIDAY&

January 15, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Salem artist, first black Girl Scout troop in South to be recognized
RICHMOND ? The first black Girl Scout troop in the South, which began meeting on the campus of Virginia Union University in 1932, is among five historic sites and people being recognized by the state. Each will be honored with narrative markers approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The other markers will recognize the first coeducational Presbyterian training school for lay w

January 14, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Flight attendant had passion for antiques
Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel 6:44 PM EST, January 13, 2014 In her 93 years of life, Fredna "Freddy" Curley of Orlando was a stewardess, ran a market research company, co-owned an antiques shop, held a desk job at the FBI, pushed for civil rights and campaigned for

January 10, 2014 - Roanoke Times
'Qu4rtets' show is a multimedia response to T.S. Eliot masterpiece
Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past. These lines open T.S. Eliot?s ?Four Quartets,? a long poem in four parts by the Nobel Prize-winning author that explores time and Christian spirituality, most of it written during World War II. ?It imitates in musical fashion the human experience of being bound in time, with eruptions of

January 8, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Marker honors late Salem artist Biggs
A highway marker that honors the late Salem artist Walter Biggs has been approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.Biggs was born in Elliston in 1886 and moved with his family to College Street in Salem when he was 12. He attended Virginia Tech briefly, then studied at the New York School of Art, where he was taught by Robert Henri and was a classmate of famous 20th-century artists

January 3, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Take Down Hollins 72-56
Courtesy: Roanoke College Athletics ROANOKE - The Roanoke College women's basketball team opened up the 2014 year with a 72-56 victory over Hollins University on Thursday evening. The Maroons now have a record of 3-7 while Hollins now has a mark of 2-7. Paxton Gwin led the team in scoring, netting 16 points, shooting 7-13 from the field. She also finished with four rebounds. Tatum McKee

December 2013

December 31, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Maroons answer against Frostburg
The big man wasn?t about to let his bunch lose this time. Putting his team on his back, post man Daniel Eacho scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to carry Roanoke College to an 82-74 victory over Frostburg State on Monday at Bast Center. The 28 points surpassed Eacho?s previous high of 24, set Nov. 13 in a Maroons win over Gordon College. The 18 rebounds fell shy of his career

January 2014

January 2, 2014 - utsandiego.com
RB teen scout honored for heroism
DEL MAR ? On Thursday, the 105 students of The Winston School in Del Mar gathered to celebrate the achievement of one of their own. Recent graduate Tim Higgins returned to receive the Boy Scout Heroism Award for saving a woman?s life. Mike Peterson, headmaster of the private school for learning-disabled students, offered to host the ceremony because he wanted his students to see how far they ca

December 2013

December 18, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Rally for the Valley tournament drops items at Roanoke Rescue Mission
ROANOKE, VA - A WSLS follow up on the Rally for the Valley basketball tournament where teams of teachers and police played each other at Lucy Addison Middle School. Organizers say it was a success. They raised about 1800 items that will go to homeless children in Roanoke schools. Roanoke City schools have seen a more than 4-percent increase in the number of homeless students o

December 17, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College community makes a difference for West End Center
Roanoke College students and staff have created their own annual holiday tradition. Back in the nineties a small group started buying Christmas presents for children who attend the West End Center. The growing effort continues today with a new generation of givers. Melissa Lacombe starting helping with the program as a Roanoke College student and now as the Associate Director of Financial Ai

December 16, 2013 - CollegeExpress.com
Networking and Job Hunting Over the Holidays
Increasingly, the holidays are becoming a good time to search for jobs, notes Toni McLawhorn, director of career services at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. ?Many metropolitan areas host regional job fairs during the break time when college students are home for the holidays, as a way of attracting people back to their hometowns for careers,? she says.

December 16, 2013 - roanoke.com
Santa Claus: The man behind the merry myth
That jolly old elf we've heard about for years ? you know, the chubby one with the red outfit who squeezes down countless chimneys ? has changed a lot over the years. Santa Claus only picked up the style we know and love during the 1800s , but his influences and inspirations stretch back more than 1,500 years. That history has been filled with do-gooding, cultural synthesis and controversy acr

December 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
International opera star performs in Roanoke College Choir's 'Messiah'
This weekend, an international opera star with Southwest Virginia ties will add her voice to the Roanoke College Choir?s rendition of Handel?s ?Messiah.? Soprano Elizabeth Futral and her husband, conductor and former Opera Roanoke director Steven White, maintain a home in Franklin County, but Futral?s performances in Roanoke are relatively rare. Roanoke College Choir director Jeffrey Sandborg said

December 12, 2013 - Bloomberg News
Gun Fights Go Beyond Democratic States
The biggest gun-control fight next year is shaping up as dueling ballot initiatives in the state of Washington, a continent away from the Connecticut elementary school where a mass shooting ignited a national push for tougher firearms laws. It??(tm)s the only place in the nation where both sides are seeking to use the ballot box at the same time. It??(tm)s one of a handful of areas where nation

December 12, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Holiday Home Tours coming to Salem
This year, the Museum will also team with Roanoke College to show some of the old-fashioned campus hospitality with displays and bonus features. In addition to two private homes, the American Legion Hall Dartmore, and the Museum itself, visitors to the Holiday Homes Tour will leave the opportunity to see two historic houses which now serve the College: Monterey (ca. 1850) and Roselawn (1915). At

December 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Salem Museum's Holiday Homes Tour rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15
Due to the ice storm last weekend, The Salem Museum Holiday Homes Tour was postponed for one week. But visitors still have the chance to see the same festive homes in their best Yuletide finery on Dec. 15. In addition, the closing bids for the Museum?s wreath auction have also been rescheduled to Dec. 15. Bidders will have until the end of the tour to stake their claim for one of the unique, hand

December 6, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Peyton Manning's reply makes Roanoke bride blush
Peyton Manning couldn't make the wedding, but he did make a Roanoker's heart skip a few beats this week. Anna White Bozard had sent the wedding invitation to her favorite athlete on a whim. She'd addressed it to the Denver Broncos headquarters, inviting the quarterback to attend her Nov. 9 union with James Brandon Bozard. "Over the years, my friends have sent stuff to the White House or Disneyla

December 5, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College unveils plans for new athletic center
Roanoke College?s neighbors got a preview of the $37 million athletics center coming to their street. College officials unveiled new conceptual drawings for the Cregger Center during a private meeting Tuesday night with residents of High Street. More than 30 people attended the information session on the Roanoke campus to learn more about the massive building and the changes it will bring to the

December 3, 2013 - Our Valley Org
Defending hearth and home
SALEM, VA ? As the 150th Anniversary of the nation?s bloodiest and greatest conflict in history is now in its third year, the public?s attention is turned to the crucial and critical moments that defined the year 1863. While many may remember the Emancipation Proclamation and the bloody battle of Gettysburg, here in the Roanoke Valley we should also remember a crucial event that took place 150 yea

November 2013

November 28, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College history professor to discuss meanings of Christmas rituals Dec. 5
Why do we put a conifer tree in our living room every December? Why do we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25? Dr. Jason Hawke, a history professor at Roanoke College, will discuss the meanings behind various Christmas rituals at 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Salem. His discussion, titled "Not just about Jesus: Ancient Paganism and our Celebrations of Christmas," is part of Roano

November 27, 2013 - Roanoke Times
RC assistant professor selected for Harris Rising Star award
Dr. Chad Morris. Photo courtesy of Roanoke College Dr. Chad Morris, assistant professor of anthropology, has been selected as the recipient of this year?s inaugural Hiter H. Harris, Jr. Rising Star Award from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. Each of the 15 colleges in the VFIC was allowed to nominate one candidate for the award, and Dr. Morris? selection was based on four criteri

November 21, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Lieberman makes pitch for 3rd-party candidates in Roanoke College address
Former vice presidential candidate and retired U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman visited Roanoke College on Wednesday night to discuss the partisan politics of Congress, which he feels are detrimental to the country and said the country needs more strong third-party candidates. Politicians, he said, have become so loyal to their parties and unwilling to compromise that Congress has become wildly unproducti

November 18, 2013 - Roanoke Times
College basketball: Roanoke's Dunagan claims 600th win
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Roanoke College women's basketball coach Susan Dunagan claimed the 600th victory of her career in a 80-43 win over York College in the Marriott Classic on Sunday. Dunagan, the coach of Roanoke College over the past 33 years, joins a club of 45 coaches from across NCAA Division I, II and III to have reached the milestone. Paxton Gwin led Roanoke (2-0) with 23 points on the power

November 17, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Business promotions and recognitions for the week of Nov. 17, 2013
EDUCATION Roanoke College has announced new faculty members for 2013-14: Kathryn Day, visiting professor of psychology; Justin Garrison, assistant professor of political science; Manuel Gomez-Navarro, visiting instructor of Spanish; Pablo Hernandez, associate professor of economics; Steven Hughes, assistant professor of chemistry; Richard Keithley, assistant professor of chemistry; Soon Khoo, assi

November 16, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
President's Ball: A Roaring Success
Christy Blevins Gatsby Themed President??(tm)s Ball a Success On the night of November 9, Roanoke College campus transported back in time for the 1920??(tm)s Gatsby themed President??(tm)s Ball. Hosted by President Maxey and his wife, Terri, the Ball seemed to go off without a hitch and brought the 20??(tm)s to the 2000??(tm)s. President??(tm)s Ball, commonly referred to as Pres. Ball on cam

November 16, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Rising: Cregger Center Plans
Meagan Cole Since the beginning of the Roanoke Rising campaign in April 2013, a lot of talk has been generated throughout the Roanoke College community about erecting the campus??(tm)s two latest buildings. The first, the Cregger Center, is an all-new sports center that will house a gymnasium, fitness area, and one of the largest indoor tracks a college has to offer. The next project will upgrad

November 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Paparazzi photos of Salem people at the Perry Kendig Awards
Our paparazzi photo crew was at the annual presentation of the Perry Kendig Awards at Roanoke College. The arts awards are named in honor of the late Roanoke College president. Here are the Salem people who stepped onto the red carpet: * Susan Egbert * Michael and Terri Maxey * Harriet Stokes (in many photos!) * Judy Payton Click through to see the photos individually or click here to see them

November 15, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Tyree Pulls Double Duty as Local Sports Reporter
  The Roanoke College Maroons Volleyball team captain is senior Mackenzie Tyree. The Lord Botetourt product is who coach Blair Trail calls her leader on the court, so with the Maroons have a stellar season--advancing to the ODAC semifinals for the first time since 2009--you wouldn't believe anything was out of the ordinary. But it was. Mackenzie got permission to miss all of th

November 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Alumna and author Cheryl Hopson to visit Roanoke College on Nov. 15
Dr. Cheryl Hopson, an assistant professor of English at Georgia Regents University and author of ?Black Notes,? a book of poetry, will read excerpts from her book on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Roanoke College?s Pickle Lounge. Hopson also will sign copies of ?Black Notes.? Hopson, a 1995 graduate of Roanoke College, specializes in 20th century African American and American literature and cultur

November 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Blue Ridge PRSA members win Summit Awards
Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America were honored at the BRPRSA?s annual Summit Awards Gala held on Friday. The gala recognizes the best in public relations and communication among professional public relations practitioners in southwest Virginia. A list of this year?s winners can be found below. Here is the press release from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the

November 12, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Taubman Museum shines light on civil rights struggle
Courtesy Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Civil rights activist Matt Herron took a series of photos of patrolman Huey Krohn taking a small American flag from 5-year-old Anthony Quinn. A little boy holding an American flag sits with a group of protesters on the front steps of the Mississippi governor?s mansion. The cluster of women and children hold a sign that reads ?No More Police Brut

October 2013

October 25, 2013 - New York Times
Would-Be Virginia Governors Spar, Continuing Bitter Tone
BLACKSBURG, Va. ??" Trailing in polls and outspent on the airwaves, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who has sought to capture the swing state of Virginia by building on his Tea Party base, faced his last, best chance to reboot the race for governor in a debate here Thursday. Mr. Cuccinelli, Virginia??(tm)s attorney general, criticized the ???platitudes, not plans??? of his Democratic opponen

October 22, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Newspaper chooses "none of the above" in Virginia Governor's race
On Saturday afternoon in northern Virginia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was standing beside Democrat Terry McAuliffe.Saturday evening in Lynchburg, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was stumping for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.But 12 hours later, the Sunday papers were serving up surprises.The Richmond Times Dispatch declined to endorse anyone: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe or Libertarian

October 18, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Eye Postseason, ODAC Soccer Title
    With 9 ODAC titles and 6 NCAA bids the Roanoke College soccer team has a long tradition of putting its best feet forward. Clearly two consecutive losses after a 9-1-1 start has the Maroons..seeing red.  Odds of an immediate response on the field are pretty solid--with new head coach Ryan Pflugrad back at his alma mater, after a decade long journey in th

October 16, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman to speak at Roanoke College Nov. 20
A retired U.S. senator will deliver a timely message about government partisanship next month at Roanoke College. Joe Lieberman will visit the College on Nov. 20 to discuss the topic, ?Can We Stop the Partisan Polarization that is Crippling our Government?? Lieberman?s appearance is part of Roanoke?s Henry Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series. Perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for vic

October 16, 2013 - Roanoke Times
The 2013 Perry F. Kendig Award winners
I?m especially pleased to see the award for Salem artist Harriet Stokes. From my Inbox to you: Hollins, Roanoke College Announce Perry F. Kendig Award Winners for 2013 Artist Harriet Stokes, Studios on the Square owner Richard Kurshan, and the Roanoke Children?s Theatre are this year?s honorees.             A painter and promoter of th

October 15, 2013 - University Business
Device Management Across the Network
College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically. Automating device management via the network saves students, faculty, and staff time and allows institutions to direct resources and efforts to the core business of higher education: learning.Mobile Device Management Software IT administrators at The Ohio State University are looking to manage a

October 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Colleges: Maroons hire White as track and field, cross country coach
Roanoke College hired former Northside and UVa standout Catherine White as an assistant coach for the track and field and cross country teams. Last fall, White earned All-America honors in cross country for the second time. Last spring, she won the ACC title in the 10,000 meters for the second time. She began her college career at Arkansas, where she won SEC titles in cross country and track and

October 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Get to know Lindsey Nair, a familiar face now leading our features team
Surely you recognize our new features editor, Lindsey Nair. She?s no stranger to The Roanoke Times, having made her rounds in customer service then in the newsroom as an editorial assistant, police reporter, federal courts reporter and, most recently, food writer. Learn more about Lindsey in our Q&A: Lindsey Nair Lindsey Nair lindsey.nair@roanoke.com 540-981-3224 @lindseynair Hometown: I gr

October 9, 2013 - Norfolk Virginian Pilot
Bruce Errington Melchor III
Bruce Errington Melchor III Norfolk - Bruce Errington Melchor III, 64, of Norfolk, passed away Sunday, October 6. Born to Bruce E. Melchor Jr. and Patricia Boyd Melchor in Norfolk in 1949, Bruce graduated from Norfolk Academy. He went on to attend Roanoke College, where he was student body president, and earned his MBA from the College of William and Mary. Bruce was the president of Boyd-Bluford,

October 8, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Rotanz earns Roanoke College prestigous honor
It was 1978 that current resident of Salem and New York native Bob Rotanz helped Roanoke College earn a national championship in lacrosse. 35 years later, the co-owner and operator of Mac and Bob?s has remained in town, raising three daughters, all of whom graduated from Salem High School. And in addition to his work as a restaurateur, he has supplied food to scores of local events, sc

October 5, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Family Weekend Brings Campus Together by Meagan Cole
Family Weekend Brings Campus Together Meagan Cole The beginnings of autumn greeted parents and grandparents from all across the country this weekend. With open arms and turning leaves, the much anticipated Family Weekend arrived on September 27th. Several events peaked interest on campus, like the Chemistry departments magic show and a welcoming church service, and other families chose to spen

September 2013

September 28, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Rises to #2
On September 9th, Roanoke College sent out a series of cryptic e-mails. One after the other, the e-mails came through at random intervals throughout the day, leaving the entire campus in anticipation. Some students were annoyed by the seemingly pointless e-mails while others remained curious. The e-mails simply contained banners of #7, #4, and #2, asking ???Why is this number so important for Roan

October 2013

October 2, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Salem resident part of 'handy' invention
Amanda Statzer is doing her part to remedy a problem many people have. She has been part of the campaign to launch the product "The Handy Helper", a cooking tool to help stabilize pots and pans that are used while on the stove. A 1999 Salem High School graduate, Statzer went on to Roanoke College where she earned a degree in Biology. Having two small children of her own, the Handy Helper is s

September 2013

September 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Ken Farmer gallery is moving its auction company to Salem
A Radford auction company whose owner is known for his appearances as an appraiser on the television show "Antiques Roadshow" is moving to Salem. Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals is moving into part of a large building on Midland Road near the intersection of Apperson Drive and Virginia 419. The Radford gallery, which Ken Farmer opened almost 30 years ago, held its last auction Aug. 20. Auctio

September 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
One family has produced area's signs of the times
If you ever have the occasion to ask Bob Kinsey questions about signs, make sure you?ve set aside the better part of a day for some answers. Even that will only scratch the surface. The 88-year-old Salem resident is one part of a small family dynasty that?s been in the sign business for more than a century. During that time, three generations of Kinseys, operating three separate companies, have

September 4, 2013 - ESPN The Magazine
U.S. announces team for road worlds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- National time trial champion Taylor Phinney, his Olympic teammates Tejay van Garderen and Chris Horner, and a bevy of youngsters will lead the U.S. into the road world championships in the Italian countryside near Florence later this month. The trio of Olympians will be joined in the men's race by Andrew Talansky, Peter Stetina, Alex Howes and national road race champio

September 4, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Habitat for Humanity CEO visits the Roanoke Valley
The Roanoke College "R" House is just one home Jonathan Reckford will tour on Wednesday on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Reckford is C.E.O. of Habitat for Humanity and spent Tuesday teaching classes and talking to Roanoke College students. The family is expected to move into the most recent Roanoke College built home by mid December.

September 3, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Roanoke students build an 'R house'
ROANOKE — A two-story house is going up on Roanoke College's campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign: "For every bent nail, (Justin) Bieber writes another song ? "the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop star's oeuvre to hammer with care. "We try to keep it fun," said Jesse Griffin, director of the school's Cen

September 2, 2013 - WCAV CBS-19 Charlottesville
Roanoke College Freshmen Building 2-story House
Photo from Roanoke College Sept. 2, 2013 ROANOKE, Virginia (AP)? A two-story house is going up on Roanoke College's campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign: "For every bent nail, (Justin) Bieber writes another song ... " the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop st

September 1, 2013 - Roanoke Times
College sports: Roanoke rallies for men's soccer win
Tyler Carbaugh scored off of an assist from Adam Yesbeck in the 98th minute and Roanoke College went on to a 2-1 come-from-behind men's soccer victory over Richard Stockton on Saturday. The Maroons (2-0) trailed 1-0 at the half, but tied the score in the 56th minute on a Johnny Hughes goal. Roanoke outshot Richard Stockton 17-10. MEN'S SOCCER W&L 1, Case Western Reserve 1 GRANVILLE, Ohi

August 2013

August 29, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Local celebrations join millions across the country in remembering the dream
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech is just as powerful today coming from the lips of students at Roanoke College. Afterwards the crowd paused a moment to remember as college junior, Adrian Gillem rang the bells on campus. A ringing that he hopes will continue to sound across the country. "To me knowing the history, and looking at the history of him is insurmountable. To know that I was

August 28, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity Project wraps up
This year's R House Project for Habitat for Humanity wraps up on Roanoke College's campus Tuesday evening. Caleb Richmond from Bedford is a freshman. He says, "It is nice to actually meet friends. There are so many people from so many different areas here." Sky Weber is a twelve hour car ride from her home in Massachusetts. She is also a freshman and new to the area. She says, "I love

August 29, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity Project wraps up
This year's R House Project for Habitat for Humanity wraps up on Roanoke College's campus this evening. Caleb Richmond from Bedford is a freshman. He says, "It is nice to actually meet friends. There are so many people from so many different areas here." Sky Weber is a twelve hour car ride from her home in Massachusetts. She is also a freshman and new to the area. She says, "I love t

August 26, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College freshmen get first assignment: Build a house
A two-story house is going up this week on Roanoke College?s campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign:?For every bent nail, [Justin] Bieber writes another song ... ? the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop star?s oeuvre to hammer with care. ?We try to keep it fun,? said Jesse Griffin, director of the school?s Center

August 26, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College freshman build house (with video)
Roanoke College students are back on campus and this weekend marks the start of orientation. Over the next several days, new students will be working together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house from the ground up. This is the 7th year that this project, called R House, has taken place. It's something that project manager, Steve Davis says is truly incredible to watch happen. "Its

August 22, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Time to be honest about cheating
August is an exciting time for students embarking on college careers (my own daughter heads off this fall). As parents, we spend lots of energy getting them ready: We buy dorm ?essentials? from XL sheets to mini-fridges, purchase meal plans and load campus accounts for late-night pizza. Some have needed conversations about alcohol, safe sex and other adult realities. Another conversation should al

August 26, 2013 - roanoke.com
Roanoke College Poll indicates high consumer confidence among Virginians
Roanoke College published a poll regarding consumer sentiment, labor expectations and inflation expectations among Virginians. The poll, conducted by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, surveyed more than 600 Virginians from the southwest, southside, Shenandoah Valley, Central/Richmond, northern and Tidewater regions of the Commonwealth. The poll showed that consumer sentiment was

August 19, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Libertarian looks to shake up Virginia governor's race
STAUNTON, Va. - Every morning, Robert Sarvis, a 36-year-old Harvard- and Cambridge-educated mathematician with a law license and a brand new economics degree, climbs into his family minivan with campaign yard signs jammed behind the two empty child seats and takes his Libertarian candidacy for governor to Virginia's roads. You don't amass such prestigious degrees and not grasp the simple math and

August 14, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College hires Daniel Ragsdale as women's tennis coach
Roanoke College has hired Daniel Ragsdale as its women?s tennis coach. Ragsdale has been the head tennis pro at Roanoke Country Club since 2011. He will also remain in that position. He succeeds Justin Fainter, who left the Maroons to become the men?s and women?s tennis coach at Pfeiffer (N.C.).

August 15, 2013 - The Washington Post
Former Roanoke College lacrosse star, coach to be buried with dirt from team's field
As John Pirro entered the final days of his agonizing 16-year battle with Huntington's disease, a call was put in to his fellow Roanoke College lacrosse legend, Bob Rotanz. "John's brother, Peter, called me," said Rotanz, a Salem businessman. "He said, 'Bob, I've got a very odd request.' He asked if I could go by the old lacrosse field and send him up some soil. "I went to both creases,

August 26, 2013 - LaxPower.com
Roanoke Lacrosse Legend John Pirro '77 Passes Away
John Pirro '77, arguably one of the best players to ever play lacrosse at Roanoke College, passed away today. "It is a sad day for every member of the Roanoke lacrosse family," said Bill Pilat '85, Roanoke men's lacrosse head coach, who played as a Maroon under Pirro. "John Pirro was a tremendous player, teammate, father, friend and coach." Pirro played lacrosse at Roanoke College from 19

August 12, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke pastor called to community
The Rev. Kenneth Wright can?t remember a time when he wanted to be anything other than a preacher. He said his parents encouraged him to live by Christian standards, and by the time he was 12, he had professed his belief in Jesus Christ. ?I received the call to preach in my second year of college,? Wright said. ?I always had a love of people.? But at the age of 71, Wright said he never envision

August 16, 2013 - roanoke.com
Doctor, who died at 94, was devoted to family, Roanoke brethren
Dr. Robert Bondurant, who died Sunday, provided "loving wisdom." When the comparatively young minister took the reins of one of Roanoke?s most influential churches and came to the job with some progressive ideas he relied heavily on what he described Wednesday as the "loving wisdom" of parishioner Dr. Robert Bondurant. The Rev. Clay Turner, now 74 years old and retired in North Carolina, sa

August 1, 2013 - Our Valley Org
City backs historical marker for Walter Biggs
SALEM ? Someday soon, there may be a Virginia historical marker at the corner of Boulevard and Second street, noting the former home of Salem’s most famous artist, the late illustrator Walter Biggs. At their July 22 work session before the council meeting, members of Salem City Council informally endorsed a proposal by retired state employee Don Gunter who spearheading a move for a Histori

August 2, 2013 - The Southwest Times
Assistant hired to run The Ratcliffe
A former intern for Roanoke's transportation museum has been hired to run the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski. William Travis Stilton of Elliston is a recent graduate of Roanoke College, where he majored in history. His duties at "The Ratcliffe" will include guiding visitors and helping to orient and coordinate volunteers. Although Stilton has a special intere

July 2013

July 30, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Salem Elderberry's store moving into much larger location owned by Roanoke College
Elderberry's, the smoothie and sandwich wrap chain, is moving its Salem store into a space owned by Roanoke College next month. The move, from a cramped 300-square-foot space at 304 E. Main St. to one more than five times larger less than a block away on College Avenue, will allow the Salem location to offer the full range of smoothies, wraps and soups available at the chain's Roanoke County and

July 31, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Elderberry's expanding, moving to Roanoke College campus
A Salem smoothie restaurant is moving to a larger space - across the street. Elderberry's is moving into a building on the Roanoke College campus on North College Avenue. The new location is triple the size of where it is now and will allow for a larger dining area, conference space and expanded menu options. While the space will no longer look like a classroom, Elderberry's hopes to maintai

July 31, 2013 - WSLS.com
Elderberry's in Salem plans to move locations
Elderberry's in Salem will be moving soon, but they're not going too far. Restaurant owner, Diane Elder tells WSLS the smoothie and wrap shop be moving right across the street. Head to Elderberry's at lunchtime and you'll notice a lot of people at the restaurant enjoying a variety of healthy smoothies and wraps. The healthier options are an idea that started nearly 13 years ago when the s

August 2013

August 2, 2013 - OurValley.org
Deaf dog Nitro, owners, recognized in national magazine
For Nitro, it might be just a few more pictures in a magazine. But for owners Christina and Chris Lee, who live near Masons Cove in the Salem area, having their deaf dog recognized in not one but two national magazines is a pretty big deal. Not because the articles are about them, but because it helps bring even more attention to what smart pets and amazing therapy dogs deaf pups can be ? an

August 2, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal
Polls Show Tight Race for Virginia Governor
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are still slugging it out for the lead in the Virginia governor?s race, according to two new polls, with many voters still undecided ahead the candidates? first debate Saturday. A Roanoke College poll has Mr. Cuccinelli leading Mr. McAuliffe 37% to 31% among registered voters, but 27% are undecided. A third-party ca

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Family creates Good Shepherd Endowment Fund at Roanoke College
When Ben White ?11 was a student at Roanoke College, one of the most powerful experiences he had was to work with a small group of students to study the use of green roofs on buildings owned by the City of Roanoke. These efforts were not only educational, but the students presented their ideas to the city, received recognition from the sustainability board and helped the city confirm its path

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Local college enriches not only students but the community
Exciting things are happening in the Roanoke Valley. I read about them on a weekly basis. From the biomedical boom, to the enriching cultural organizations, to the greenway, to our identity as an outdoor recreational destination, our renewed local vitality is something we can all celebrate. That vitality includes the sustained and accelerating progress at Roanoke College. Recently, the college

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Roanoke College expands footprint by purchasing 2 buildings in Salem
Roanoke College is expanding its presence on Salem?s East Main Street with the purchase of two buildings at prominent downtown intersections last month. The college bought the historic old post office building on the northeast corner of East Main and Market streets and the former bank building on the northwest corner of East Main and College Avenue. The school paid $2.2 million for the ban

January 2014

January 6, 2014 - DailyMail.co.uk
High achievers are more likely to be jealous in relationships because they feel out of control when their partners flirt
Clever and high-achieving people are more jealous than their under-achieving peers, according to new research, and this is especially the case with women. A study from Roanoke College in Virginia found that the higher a student's grades, the more prone they were to feelings of romantic 'Facebook jealousy' - jealous feelings caused by Facebook posts made by, or sent to, their sexual partne

January 6, 2014 - CNBC.com
For Millions of Workers, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay
"If workers go in sick, they have the chance of getting others sick and reduce productivity," said Alice Kassens, an economics professor at Roanoke College. "But many people don't feel they have the option of staying home to get well."

June 2013

June 30, 2013 - Bicycling
Giro Rosa: Wild Wins Stage 1
Photo: Marianne Vos of Rabobank-Liv/giant leads the 2013 Giro Rosa after Stage 1. (Nicola Ianuale) RELATED CONTENT PRO CYCLING: 2013 Giro Rosa Preview Sunday?s opening stage of the Giro Rosa ended with a bunch sprint along the beach in Margherita di Savoia. Kirsten Wild (Dutch National Team) won the day ahead of World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/giant). It was a flat, fast stage, and

June 30, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Schapiro: Rolex-wearing governor is political time bomb
Virginia??(tm)s Rolex-wearing governor is a political time bomb. Bob McDonnell??(tm)s career is badly damaged, if not destroyed. It is a casualty of his continuing dissembling over tens of thousands of dollars in undisclosed gifts to him; his wife, Maureen; and their children from Jonnie Williams Sr., the dietary supplement executive. This includes a $6,500 Rolex watch that has vanished from McDo

June 29, 2013 - Our Valley Org
'Antiques Road Show' appraiser son will open auction house in Salem
SALEM ??" It won’t exactly be the “Antiques Road Show,” but Salem will soon have a related antique appraisal business. Will Farmer, son of Ken Farmer who is an antiques appraiser and evaluator for the PBS television series “Antiques Road Show,” received zoning approval June 24 to locate an antiques auction business at 1701 Midland Rd. in the Intervale Industrial Par

July 2013

July 1, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Prices of many prescription drugs are going up
In tonight's Hometown Dollars and Sense, WDBJ 7's Nadine Maeser is here to tell us what's driving up the prices

July 1, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Administrators hoping some student loan rates don't double on July 1
Today, members of congress proposed a deal that would prevent some student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Students from many families rely on Stafford Student loans from the government

June 2013

June 26, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College honors longtime educator Doris Ennis
Longtime Roanoke educator Doris Ennis recently received the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award. The annual honor is given on the final day of Roanoke College?s Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning, a three-day training program for teachers and administrators. The institute, named for retired Richmond teacher Margaret Sue Copenhaver, is given to an educat

June 25, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals to move to Salem
Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals is re locating its Radford business to Salem with an anticipated opening date of Sept. 1. Salem City Council unanimously approved a "use not provided for" permit to allow the company to move into a building the auction house intends to lease on Midland Road, near the intersection of Apperson Drive and Virginia 419. Ken Farmer, known for his appearances as an ap

June 19, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Trees downed at Roanoke College
Here are a few pictures from Roanoke College after the storm on Thursday, June 13. Power was knocked out to most of campus. High St. was closed because of downed power lines. Several trees and limbs were blown down. The College closed early Thursday to allow for cleanup and for employees to get home safely. In the attached photos, the street scene is High St., where trees knocked down power lines

June 18, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Lexington horse enthusiast, Roanoke Valley Horse Show veteran turns hobby into career
The knees went, not the know-how. J.T. Tallon's career as a horseman in the hunter classes wound down as all that pounding that goes with jumping over fence after fence took its toll on the knees. It was about that same time that things really started getting interesting for Tallon, a Lexington resident and long-time veteran of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show that runs through Saturday at Salem Ci

June 17, 2013 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Late opening right on time for Olds at Nature Valley Grand Prix

July 2013

July 1, 2013 - Everyday Health
Companies Should Pay You to Stay Home With the Flu, Study Says
Dragging yourself out of bed, sneezing through rush hour traffic, and coughing your way from 9 to 5 instead of taking a sick day or two could be causing an increase in workplace flu cases as large as 40 percent, according to an analysis ...

June 2013

June 11, 2013 - New York Times
At U.S. Open Course, Weather Could Be Game Changer
ARDMORE, Pa. ? After a downpour suspended practice rounds Monday morning at Merion Golf Club, more saturating rain arrived in the early afternoon. Umbrellas sprouted like mushrooms. ?It?s like we?re at the British Open, not the U.S. Open,? said Nick Norris, a spectator from Roanoke College in Virginia. In midafternoon, another drenching storm halted practice in suburban Philade

June 7, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Hinlicky receives fellowship to study 20th century theologian and philosopher
A professor of philosophy and religion at Roanoke College plans to uncover the details of the life of a 20th century theologian and philosopher, with help from a prestigious research fellowship. Starting this summer through next year, Dr. Paul Hinlicky, who is Roanoke?s Tise Professor in Lutheran Studies, will research Slovak philosopher, Samuel Stefan Osusky. Hinlicky?s research is funded by the

June 7, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
Masters ahead of time with two-career family
At a time when most married couples followed the tradition of a husband working while his wife stayed home to raise the kids, Robert Sherman Masters set an example. His wife was in college when they met, and they both went on to earn master's degrees, and she progressed to a doctorate. ?Without his support, what I did would have been impossible because of the prejudice against women at the time,

June 7, 2013 - The New American
Nations Largest Lutheran Denomination Elects First Homosexual Bishop
Four years after voting to allow openly homosexual clergy, the four million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first openly homosexual bishop. The ELCA announced June 1 that the Rev. R. Guy Erwin (shown), who holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a doctorate from Yale, was elected at the annual meeting of the ELCA's Southwest California Synod to serve the nex

June 5, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal
The Fed's Policies and the Disappointingly Low Growth
David Malpass attempts to perpetuate the myth that the Fed's quantitative easing does not involve money creation ("Fed Policy Is a Drag on Recovery," op-ed, May 31). He claims the Federal Reserve buys securities directly from banks, increasing its excess reserves with "no creation of new money in the private sector." This is false: Commercial banks held about $2.5 trillion in securities in May 200

June 1, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Getting to know: Nicole Riley
Title: Virginia state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, leading small-business advocacy association Born: Augusta County, 1973 Education: Bachelor of arts in political science with certification in secondary education, Roanoke College, 1995 Career: Worked as legislative assistant for Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Augusta, 1997-2001; worked on Jerry Kilgore?s campaign for

May 2013

May 31, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Rev. Chris Bowen named as Timothy L. Pickle Dean of the Chapel
Salem, Va ? President Michael Maxey is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Chris Bowen as Roanoke College?s new Timothy L. Pickle Dean of the Chapel. Bowen will arrive at Roanoke on July 1. He succeeds the Rev. R. Paul Henrickson, who is retiring this summer after 30 years in this calling. Bowen has been an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 2001. He i

June 2013

June 6, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Getting to know: Tim Miller
Title: Chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships Education: St. Christopher?s School, 1988; University of South Carolina; Roanoke College, 1993 Career: Medalist Sports, 1993-96; CapTech Ventures, 2000-06; Red Five Sports Group, 2006-07; TechTurn, 2007; SyCom Technologies, 2007-10; and Richmond 2015, 2010-present Where do y

June 6, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Former Roanoke College coach hired for North Cross boys basketball team
North Cross has replaced one boys basketball coach with a college coaching background with another one. Ed Green , who coached Roanoke College to the 1983 NCAA Division III final four, has been hired by North Cross to replace Bill Hodges. Hodges, who took an Indiana State team led by Larry Bird to the 1979 NCAA championship game, ended a two-year tenure at North Cross earlier this month when

June 6, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Stories from Normandy resonate with crowd
A topic saved for this Memorial Day: ?History books don?t usually show Landing Crafts.? So began Tom Carter?s (no relation) presentation to a rapt Roanoke College ElderScholar audience. But thorough research and writing by the RC associate professor of communications and English gives due respect to a U.S. Navy craft and crew. Rightfully, lovingly so: Because his dad served on an LCT vess

June 10, 2013 - Virginia Conversations
Virginia Conversations: The Gubernatorial Race
On this edition of "Virginia Conversations," a discussion on the race for Governor between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Our political pundits weigh in on the issues facing ... and dogging, the two candidates. Plus we'll have reaction to last weekend's GOP convention in Richmond. Join host May-Lily Lee.

May 2013

May 23, 2013 - WVTF.org
Consumer Sentiment Mixed Among Virginians
Roanoke College is out with a new poll detailing how Virginians view their financial situation and general business conditions now and in the future. It?s the second time this year the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College conducted its consumer sentiment survey, and Senior Analyst Alice Kassens says there were some surprises. ?I was surprised to see the indexes conti

May 16, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Six-member Class of 2013 is enshrined
WAYNESBORO — Five former players and a coach were inducted Wednesday night at Waynesboro High School?s annual hall of fame banquet. Held in the school?s cafeteria, the ceremonies also included recognition of athletic achievements for the year, scholarship presentations and the naming of the male and female athletes of the year. Guest speaker for the occasion was Dr. Robin Crowder, the reti

May 23, 2013 - VirginiaBusiness.com
Roanoke College names general counsel
G. Michael Pace Jr., the former managing partner of Roanoke-based Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, has been appointed Roanoke College?s first general counsel. Pace will join the college full time on July 1. He already is an adjunct professor at the Salem-based school. Pace was managing partner at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore from 1999 through 2012. He will continue his relationship with the law fi

May 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Scholarship a 'dream come true' for Franklin County High golfer
Kolton Cooper likes to tell people that he?s just a regular old teenager from the hills of Franklin County. Well, the self-described country boy found a jackpot Tuesday morning in the main ballroom of Roanoke Country Club. Cooper, a 17-year-old senior at Franklin County High, was named the recipient of the prestigious $20,000 Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship, the largest golf-related grant awarde

May 23, 2013 - Huffington Post
Gun Control Advocates Look To Keep Issue Alive In Congress
Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers. With Congress back from a weeklong recess, the bottom line remains familiar: Advocates of broadened checks lack the new votes they need and Congress has moved on to other is

May 7, 2013 - TMC Net
Ikanos Communications Names Stu Krometis as Vice President of Sales
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that Stu Krometis has joined the company as its new vice president of sales. Mr. Krometis will report to Omid Tahernia, president and CEO, and will lead the

May 7, 2013 - Washington Post
Gun control forces struggle to switch votes, resurrect issue as Congress tackles other topics
WASHINGTON — Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers. With Congress back from a weeklong recess, the bottom line remains familiar: Advocates of broadened checks lack the new votes they need and Congress has

May 13, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Salem Museum exhibit lets kids explore a past life
"Learn to Play Grandma's Way" is a new exhibit that displays life before technology Little Carrie in 1896 had to feed the chickens and learn to sew by lamplight. Her son Jim in the 1920s listened to baseball games on the radio. Reggie, growing up in the nearby African American neighborhood in the 1940s, had to haul water from the town pump. But little Jack in 2013 surfs the internet and alrea

May 13, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College chaplain has led a charmed life
Chaplain Paul Henrickson has been at Roanoke College since 1982. His career came to a close after delivering the commencement address to the class of 2013. When the student fell from her dorm room window and died, he was there to tell her boyfriend. When the basketball player collapsed on the court, he delivered word of his passing to his friends waiting in the emergency room. Midnight p

April 2013

April 26, 2013 - New York Times
Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governor??(tm)s Race
CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — When Terry McAuliffe appeared with his good friend Bill Clinton at the ribbon-cutting for Mr. McAuliffe's electric car company in July 2012, the campaign-style event, complete with "Born in the U.S.A."; blaring, was meant to supply the top line of his résumé as he positioned himself to run for governor of Virginia. But less th

April 25, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College's venerable tree ready for its final bow
by Matt Chittum 981-3331 Wednesday, April 24, 2013 SALEM ? Don't call it a funeral. The remembered was, in fact, still standing there. "A tall friend," in the words of Roanoke College President Mike Maxey. "Our teacher." "Our steadfast sentinel," said Professor Mark Miller. But the patient is critical, not to mention beyond old, and today, harsh as it sounds, it will be cut do

April 25, 2013 - The Washington Post
Deemed a safety risk, Roanoke College's ancient 'Bittle Tree' to be felled this week
A tulip poplar that dates to Roanoke College's founding president has been deemed a safety risk and will be removed this week. First, there'll be a brief ceremony on the Salem campus Wednesday in honor of the "Bittle Tree." The ancient tree is believed to be more than 150 years old. Its name stems from the college?s founding president, the Rev. David Bittle. He planted the tree, too. At th

May 2013

May 13, 2013 - The New York Times
Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governor's Race
When Terry McAuliffe appeared with his good friend Bill Clinton at the ribbon-cutting for Mr. McAuliffe?s electric car company in July 2012, the campaign-style event, complete with ?Born in the U.S.A.? blaring, was meant to supply the top line of his r?sum? as he positioned himself to run for governor of Virginia. But less than a year later, the company, GreenTech Automotive, has become a potenti

April 2013

April 25, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
College campuses make changes to improve student safety
SALEM, Va.— School safety - two words you hear all the time these days. There's been a lot of attention on elementary, middle and high schools.

April 25, 2013 - WSET.com
Roanoke College Says Goodbye to Historic Tree
Roanoke College is about to lose its last physical link to the school's first President Reverend David Bittle. Crews are preparing to cut down the historic "Bittle Tree" and nearly 100 people came out to honor the tree Wednesday afternoon. The tree is set to be removed starting Thursday because it has been deemed unsafe due to age and disease. The job is expected to take more than a day.

April 25, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College removes 150-year-old tree
Roanoke College is losing one of it's most historic staples. A tree thought to be more than 150 years old, is scheduled to be removed later this week. Lightning struck the tree and since then it has been considered a safety risk. "We were all kind of stunned and had the same type of reaction. Wait a minute can't we squeeze some more life out of it? Or are you sure it's dead? It looks g

April 24, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College gets rid of historic tree
ROANOKE, Va.— Roanoke College is losing one of its historic icons, a tulip poplar tree thought to be more than 150 years old, that has been coined "Bittle Tree" in honor of the College's founding president who planted it, Rev. David Bittle

April 24, 2013 - WRIC 8 Richmond
Roanoke College to remove ancient 'Bittle Tree'
SALEM, Va. (AP) - A tulip poplar that dates to Roanoke College's founding president has been deemed a safety risk and will be removed this week. First, there'll be a brief ceremony on the Salem campus Wednesday in honor of the "Bittle Tree." The ancient tree is believed to be more than 150 years old. Its name stems from the college's founding president, the Rev. Dav

April 23, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Elizabethan heirloom apples planted in Staunton
STAUNTON — Jon Cawly carefully slices into a 1,000-year-old apple sapling descendant. He first learned how to graft, or merge, apple trees when he was 12 and his grandfather taught him. Now an environmental studies professor at Roanoke College, he and his students have mustered up a large collection of rare apple trees to be planted in the area. One, in particular ? a bardsey apple ? is s

April 21, 2013 - Washington Post
Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe off to negative start in Virginia governor's race
Its easy to see why the Virginia governors race between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe has suffered from such a negative, insubstantial debut. Neither candidate wants to run on his record. And who can blame them? Cuccinelli (R), the states attorney general, doesnt want to alienate moderate voters by playing up the red-meat conservative positions that have made him a tea party star. In a

April 18, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College poll shows Virginians undecided in gubernatorial election
SALEM, Va.— New poll results released Wednesday night show the race for Virginia's governor is far from decided.            Roanoke College's Institute for Policy and Opinion Research

April 23, 2013 - The Washington Post
Family pledges $25M to Roanoke College, record gift kicks off $200M capital campaign
Roanoke College has kicked off a new capital campaign with the largest single gift in its history. Media outlets report that President Michael Maxey announced the $25 million pledge from the Mulheren family during a weekend event to launch the ?Roanoke Rising? campaign. The college says it already has met half the campaign?s goal. Nancy Mulheren is a 1972 graduate of Roanoke College. Her

April 23, 2013 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Two Virginia Colleges Receive $20-Million-Plus Donations
A family of Roanoke College alumni has pledged $25-million to the Virginia institution, the largest single gift in its history, according to the Associated Press and Roanoke TV station WSLS. The liberal-arts college in Salem, Va., announced the pledge from the Mulheren family Saturday in conjunction with the public launch of a $200-million campaign. Nancy Mulheren, a Roanoke trustee, graduated

April 23, 2013 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College aims for a new image
Expect Roanoke College to look different in the coming years. Look for a massive new athletic center on the north end of campus - twice the size of any building now on campus. And if President Michael Maxey has his way, look for "as many '92 Chevys in the parking lot as 2012 BMWs" - a visual manifestation of the more socioeconomically diverse student body Maxey wants to bring to campus via

April 14, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Children's Choir Planning to be Non-Profit
Roanoke,Va.— Roanoke, Va. After 26 years, the Roanoke College Children's Choir will soon change its name. For more than a quarter century, their voices have been heard all over the world. They've performed at places such as Carnegie

April 13, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College makes a huge announcement
Salem, Va.— A big announcement tonight from Roanoke College. Tonight, the school announced the start of its project called "Roanoke Rising: The Campaign for Roanoke College." Officials say it's the school's largest campaign in its 1

April 23, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College Celebrates 100 Years of Basketball
As part of Alumni Weekend at Roanoke College, the school honored the history of its basketball program Friday night on campus. It's the Hundred Years of Basketball Celebration, which recognized alumni who have had an impact on the sport at Roanoke. ?You know I think that's what this night is all about,? said Hillary Scott, a former DIII All-American at Roanoke College. ?Just to celebrate the

April 12, 2013 - USA Today
Startups targeting media business showcased at NAB show
LAS VEGAS - Anyone with a smartphone is now a media producer, so the National Association of Broadcasters is enlarging its tent to highlight more technology startups catering to this growing class of entrepreneurs. Among the 92,000 attendees at its annual trade show here this week were a handful of young market-ready companies selected by a panel of judges to be showcased. Others were here on the

April 6, 2013 - WTOP News D.C.
Poll gauges how Virginians feel about new laws
Kathy Stewart, wtop.com WASHINGTON - The Virginia General Assembly session might be over for this year, but citizens have provided their feedback and reactions to new laws thanks to a poll conducted by Roanoke College. The issue of texting while driving was a major change in Virginia this year. The state now has made it a primary offense meaning a driver can be pulled over if an offic

March 2013

March 26, 2013 - Huffington Post
Road Trip USA: From the South to the Midwest
I'm midway through my Road Trip USA 2013. In the last week, I've been pretty busy. I've given talks in Gaithersburg, Maryland (retirement community); Washington DC (travel show); Newark, Delaware (University of Delaware); Salem, Virginia (Roanoke College); Charlotte, North Carolina (World Affairs Council); and Urbana, Illinois (WILL Public Media, at University of Illinois). Next up is Westervil

March 18, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Trio con brio
Banter and expert musicianship has kept the Kandinsky Trio together for a quarter of a century. The Kandinsky Trio have played together for 25 years, and known one another longer. Ask their ages, though, and they get a little coy. "I did move here in my 20s," said cellist Alan Weinstein, a remark that causes his fellow musicians to laugh uproariously. He points to violinist Benedict Good

February 2013

February 28, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Math, science and art come together at Roanoke College and it's all held together with a little yarn
SALEM, Va.— It's no day at the beach, even though there's aquatic life everywhere you look. "I thought it was pretty cool actually," says Roanoke Catholic senior Alex Wall. Senior Laurie George agrees, "I thought it was really unique, I

March 2013

March 27, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College student wins two scholarships and prepares to study abroad
Gillem hopes to join the peace corps and then later the U.S. State Department. While some college students will be heading off to spring break, another is setting off for an academic adventure. In March, Adrian Gillem is heading to Japan. His trip will be financed with the help of not one, but two national scholarships. Adrian is a 19-year-old sophomore from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

February 2013

February 28, 2013 - WSLS10
Roanoke Country teacher honored for being "Best of the Best"
A Roanoke County teacher is honored as one of the 'Best of the Best' by the Rochester Institute of Technology. Melissa Carr teaches science at William Byrd High School. A student Carr taught 4 years ago nominated her for the award. He says Carr inspired him to pursue a career in engineering. "You always get surprised when your hear from kids because you didn't realize they thoug

February 25, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College supports national center for campus public safety
Leaders are pushing for a way for higher education schools to work together to share ideas to keep students safe. Senator Mark Warner is re-introducing the CAMPUS Safety Act. It would consolidate existing federal campus safety programs into a national center, giving colleges and universities a central location to share information, research and training to help keep schools safer. Electron

February 21, 2013 - National Public Radio
Meet The Virginian Shaping The House GOP's Immigration Plan
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., checks his phone before a hearing on Capitol Hill in September. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., checks his phone before a hearing on Capitol Hill in September. Comprehensive immigration reform seems to top every

February 20, 2013 - Huffington Post
Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli Tied In 2013 Virginia Governor Race: Poll
Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are running dead even in Virginia's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University. Former DNC chair McAuliffe and GOP state attorney Cuccinelli each took 38 percent of registered voters. The results are similar to a Quinnipiac survey last month showing McAuliffe with a 1-point edge. Other polls have also found an ext

February 19, 2013 - Washington Post
Justice Ginsburg's SOTU verdict
President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday was hardly one that would have kept Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - and most likely many others - from nodding off from time to time. Ginsburg, who was seated in the first row, arrived looking ready for a party - sporting a glamorous gold statement necklace over her black robe and a pair of what looked like black mesh gloves.

February 5, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Longtime Roanoke College coach nears milestone
Susan Dunagan is on the verge of another milestone. The Roanoke College women's basketball coach is two victories away from the 600th win of her college coaching career. She would become the 11th NCAA Division III women's basketball coach to ever reach that milestone. "I'll be a really happy person [when it happens]," Dunagan said Monday. "It says a lot for my coaches. "It means a lot. It's jus

February 5, 2013 - CNN
Loaded language poisons gun debate
(CNN) -- It's the biggest, fiercest debate taking place across America. But it's poisoned from the get-go by a Tower of Babel predicament.In disputes over the future of gun laws, people espousing different positions often literally don't understand each other. "The sides are speaking different languages," says Harry Wilson, author of "Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of

February 5, 2013 - Huffington Post
Background Checks Overwhelmingly Supported By Gun Owners In 4 States (UPDATE)
WASHINGTON -- More than nine in 10 voters in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania support some form of background check on gun buyers, according to three separate Quinnipiac polls taken during the month of January, with roughly equal support among gun owners and all voters. Overwhelming majorities of voters -- 92 percent in Virginia and 95 percent in New Jersey -- favor requiring background chec

January 2013

January 29, 2013 - Washington Times
Poll: Bolling wouldn?t alter Virginia governor?s race
For the second time in a week, Virginia poll results suggest an independent gubernatorial run by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling would have little effect on likely Republican nominee Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II in a contest with Democrat Terry McAuliffe. A survey released Tuesday by Roanoke College shows that more than 40 percent of Virginia voters are undecided on who should be the state's next governor, but

January 28, 2013 - Virginia Business Journal
Poll shows pessimism about stricter gun laws
Virginians favor some stricter gun regulations but doubt they will much to prevent mass shootings, according to a Roanoke College poll. In interviews with 583 Virginians conducted from Jan. 14 through Jan. 22, respondents said they favor many new regulations but they think that better enforcement of existing laws is more likely to prevent gun violence. In the survey, residents were asked a se

January 25, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
12 Va. faculty members honored
A Virginia Commonwealth University professor who researches superatoms and a Randolph-Macon College artist and mathematics professor are among 12 faculty members from Virginia selected as recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award. Shiv Khanna, a VCU professor of physics, is internationally recognized for his work on atomic clusters and nanoscale materials. Eve Torrence, a professor at R

January 25, 2013 - Roanoke Times
A common thread
The stony structures known as coral reefs are formed by colonies of living creatures called corals, which leave deposits that build up over thousands of years. An art exhibit that opens in Roanoke College's Olin Gallery this evening was created in much the same way. It may not have taken a million individuals or thousands of years to build, but it couldn't have happened without lots of time and c

January 24, 2013 - Our Valley Org
Inauguration provides lifetime excitement for Salem residents
WASHINGTON, DC ? Even though she took photographs, the images from Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama are etched on her mind. “It was one of those things you don’t really have to take pictures to remember it,” Salem High School senior Sarah Gobble said. Salem residents Sarah Gobble and her mother, Katie Elmore, say being at Barack Obama's second inaugurat

January 24, 2013 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginians on the fence in governor's race
More Virginians are undecided in their choice for governor than support either Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Democrat Terry McAuliffe . That is one of the results from a Roanoke College poll released Thursday, which also found Virginia residents aren’t too excited about the governor’s transportation plan and are almost evenly divided on lifting a 31-year-old moratorium on uranium mi

May 2013

May 23, 2013 - University Business
Device Management Across the Network
A look at the modern network?s watchful eye, powered by tools to tag, clean, and clear devices used across campus for safe network access College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically. Automating device management via the network saves students, faculty, and staff time and allows institutions to direct resources and efforts to the core bus

January 2013

January 20, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Western Virginia will be well represented at inauguration
Priscilla Casey and sister Brenda Keeling visited the family graveyard off Back Creek Road last week to share the news. "We told our mama and our grandmama and our great-grandmama and our granddaddy and others that we have a black president and he's still president and we're going to see him Monday and they should wish us well because we're going to be on the bus," Casey said. Casey and longtim

January 21, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke Valley Coral Reef (made via crochet) set to open Jan. 25 in Olin Gallery (w/video)
Roanoke College?s Olin Gallery is getting set to open the Roanoke Valley Coral Reef, a satellite reef of the international Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project. Check out the video below to see it come together. The poster below the video explains more.

January 17, 2013 - University Business
Device Management Across the Network
College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically. Automating device management via the network saves students, faculty, and staff time and allows institutions to direct resources and efforts to the core business of higher education: learning.Mobile Device Management Software IT administrators at The Ohio State University are looking to manage a

January 15, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Cornell Brown, Bill Roth, Frank Allen elected to 2013 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced its Class of 2013 on Monday, and it has several local ties. Roanoke College All-American Frank Allen, former Virginia Tech football player Cornell Brown, and Virginia

January 15, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
The Cup coffee shop expands to Roanoke College
SALEM, VA -- Roanoke College helps support a local business by bringing it to campus. 'The Cup' opened Monday for students and staff at the college's library. The coffee shop has one other location on Grandin Road in Roanoke. The owner says she's grateful the college is helping her business expand at a low cost. "For us, it's a great way to get our brand into Salem," owner Mich

January 15, 2013 - WVIR NBC 29 Charlottesville
Franklin Allen Will Join Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Charlottesville-native and former Roanoke College basketball star Franklin Allen has been named a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Seven new members will be inducted this year. Allen is joined by Cornell Brown, Lawrence Burton, Dean Ehlers, Robert Pratt, Bill Roth, and Dick Tarrant. Franklin Allen was an All-American at Roanoke back in the late 1960's, and is the al

January 10, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Standouts: The week's most notable events
FRIDAY Earth Friendly Friday: "The Essential Honeybee" Honeybees play a key role in the production of most of our food. Population numbers are declining, but efforts are under way to reverse this trend. Guest speaker Gunther Hauk has been a teacher, lecturer, biodynamics gardener and beekeeper for more than 35 years. He co-founded the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., in 1996, and in 2006

January 9, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal
Excess Reserves Used By Banks in Lending
Martin Feldstein does an admirable job of describing the folly of the Federal Reserve's unconventional policies ("The Fed's Dangerous Direction," op-ed, Jan. 3). However, there is one flaw in his analysis: He states that "For now, banks are content to leave excess reserves at the Fed . . ." This overlooks the key fact that banks have been using their excess reserves to increase lending (and invest

January 8, 2013 - Fox News
Debate about guns and safety calls for logic not emotion
In the wake of tragedies we tend to react out of emotion. When dealing with policy-making, however, we all benefit if logic enters the discussion. It is difficult to imagine a more heart-wrenching event than the Newtown, Conn. shootings. The inevitable calls for more gun control legislation reflect an understandable desire to do something after 26 defenseless and innocent people are slaughtered.

January 9, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Picture of Roanoke College gets a new owner in Congress
Redistricting doesn't just change political lines. Last week, it moved a piece of artwork. Since 1977, a picture of Roanoke College has hung in the congressional office of the congressman representing Salem ? first Caldwell Butler, then Jim Olin, and until recently, Bob Goodlatte. However, with the most recent congressional redistricting, Salem has now moved into the 9th District, repres

January 9, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College lists events for the new year
From Shakespeare to crocheted coral reef art and music to book discussions, Roanoke College offers an eclectic mix of entertainment and activities in the next few months. Flavor your winter and spring with the following college-sponsored events January through May. January Performing Arts Series: ?Love?s Labour?s Lost,? American Shakespeare Center Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., Olin Thea

January 7, 2013 - Bicycling
Pro Cycling: The Month Ahead
Photo: American Jeremy Powers aims to defend his national cyclocross title this month. (Wil Matthews) RELATED CONTENT PRO CYCLING: Biggest Cycling Stories of 2012 RACES TO WATCH U.S. National Cyclocross Championships (January 9?13) Originally held in early December, the U.S. National Cyclocross Championships were last year moved to January, which is when the majority of European nations hold their

January 7, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Foundation's watch party has Downton; fans dress the part
MATT GENTRY The Roanoke Times Jazz music played while women in long dresses and men in tuxedos stepped back into the 1920s as they walked into the Patrick Henry building's ballroom on Sunday night. They gathered in their finest furs and best vintage jewels to watch the premiere of the third season of PBS' popular television show "Downton Abbey." The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation hos

December 2012

December 30, 2012 - Washington Post
In gun debate, vast communication gulf leaves two sides speaking starkly different languages
WEXFORD, Pa. — Inside the Big Buck Sport Shop, where mounted moose and deer heads loom over rifles, handguns, targets and ammunition, the customers have no doubt: More gun laws will not save lives. Fifteen miles south, in the city of Pittsburgh, many confronted by a steady stream of gun violence are just as certain: To reduce the carnage, stricter gun control is needed. This divide has

January 2013

January 11, 2013 - Christianity Today.com
The 2013 Book Awards
Judges whittled 455 submissions from 68 publishers down to 10 winners and 9 notables. Theology/Ethics The Theology of Jonathan Edwards Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott (Oxford University Press) "This truly impressive volume combines two virtues that rarely coexist. It is accessibly deep. Many books cover their subject matter in an accessible manner, and many others plumb the dept

December 2012

December 22, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College student reaches out to Newtown, CT families
ROCKY MOUNT, Va.— A freshman at Roanoke College wants the people of Newtown, Connecticut to know this area cares about them. One week ago, that town was site of shootings that killed 20 children and 6 adults inside an elementary school.

December 21, 2012 - National Public Radio
For NRA, There's Nothing To Debate About Guns
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, holds a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, holds a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

December 21, 2012 - National Public Radio
The NRA Isn't The Only Opponent Of Gun Control
Entering into the discussion about how to respond to last week's school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association on Friday called for putting "qualified armed security" in all schools. It's a message that echoes calls from some state lawmakers and other gun groups that haven't been as silent as the NRA over the past week. Although people think of the NRA as being synonym

December 12, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Sports minute: Roanoke College hires grad as coach
Scott Allison has hired one of his former players, Ryan Pflugrad, to succeed him as the Roanoke College men's soccer coach. Pflugrad, a 2002 Roanoke College graduate, was an assistant at NCAA Division I member Denver the past six seasons. He helped Denver make the NCAA tournament in 2008 and 2010. Allison gave up his coaching job last month after 27 seasons to focus on his job as athletic direct

December 10, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Amponsah is one of a kind for Roanoke College
The Roanoke Times | File January There are around 2,100 students enrolled at Roanoke College. There's only one named Kwasi, however. Only fitting, frankly, since Kwasi Amponsah is definitely one of a kind. Just ask Maroons longtime men's basketball coach Page Moir about his senior shooting guard who hails from Ghana. "No hoops there," said Moir, referring to the country that lies on the coast

December 9, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Roanoke College Choir to perform Messiah
Jeffrey Sandborg can't say for certain that the Roanoke College Choir will be performing Handel's "Messiah" for the first time in its history on Dec. 16. "I wouldn't bet that it's never been done, but there is no institutional memory," he wrote in an email. But he can say it's the first time in the 28 years he's been the choir's director. Technically it's not the entire composition, just Part I

November 2012

November 11, 2012 - Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevadan at Work: Cosmo exec crafts catchy slogan, edgy TV ads
Lisa Marchese's wanderlust has taken her to practically every corner of the globe, but she chose Las Vegas as her home to pursue what she calls "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" - the role of chief marketing officer for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Marchese never expected a career in the gaming and hospitality business, much less overseeing the marketing of a new $3.9 billion hotel-casino in L

November 5, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College wins ODAC men's soccer championship
As retirement gifts go, it sure beats a rocking chair. It took two sudden-death overtime periods to do it, but Roanoke College men's soccer coach Scott Allison got to hoist the ODAC championship trophy Sunday. And now he will get to end his coaching career in the NCAA tournament. With just 59 seconds left in the second sudden-death overtime period, A.J. Tierce scored on a header from about 10 ya

November 4, 2012 - Washington Times
Democrats? odds of holding Senate improving
Far from losing control of the Senate, the latest polling suggests Democrats could actually expand their majority on Tuesday — a stunning turnaround for a party that entered this cycle playing defense across the board. The Real Clear Politics average of polls now shows Democrats winning enough seats to keep their 53-47 ratio, and as recently as Saturday showed them actually netting a seat.

November 3, 2012 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
President Clinton stumps for Obama in Roanoke
ROANOKE, VA -- A few thousand people packed the house here tonight at Patrick Henry High School to come out and see former President Bill Clinton. Roanoke was one of a handful of stops Clinton made in the Commonwealth as the final few days of campaigning are in full swing. He talked about President Obama working with new jersey governor Chris Christie in the aftermath of Hurrican

October 2012

October 18, 2012 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Romney's Mormonism is a positive in campaign
Robert Benne is the author of "Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics" Gerald R. McDermott is coauthor of "Evangelicals and Mormons: Exploring the Boundaries" Evangelicals who have had concerns about Mitt Romney's Mormonism, and who make up a large portion of Republican voters, should consider Romney's religion a positive in this election. One of their concerns has been

October 2, 2012 - The Hill
OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: One more day ? until the debate
Tweet TOP STORY: Waiting for Wednesday President Obama and Mitt Romney were in debate prep on Tuesday, but their surrogates provided plenty of news. Vice President Biden said at a campaign rally that the middle class has been ?buried? for the last four years. He made the remark while arguing Republicans will raise taxes on the middle class. ?This is deadly earnest, man. This is

October 2, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
President Obama and Tim Kaine have big leads in Virginia, according to Roanoke College poll
ROANOKE, Va.— President Barack Obama has an eight-point lead in Virginia over Mitt Romney, according to a Roanoke College poll released Tuesday. According to the poll, Obama leads Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, 47 percent

October 2, 2012 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Obama, Kaine lead in new Roanoke College poll
SALEM, VA -- A new poll of Virginia voters finds President Obama with a large lead, heading into the first presidential debate. According to the Roanoke College poll, the President leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney 47%-39%. The margin of error for the poll is (+/- 4%). The poll found ten percent of those surveyed are still undecided about the presidential race. Liber

October 2, 2012 - Yahoo!
Virginia: Obama opens significant lead over Romney; Kaine outpolls Allen in important Senate race
SALEM, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --? President Barack Obama The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 589 likely voters in Virginia between Sept. 19 and Sept. 28 and has a margin of error of +4 percent. Employing a more stringent screen for likely voters (N=427) reduces the number of undecided voters "There is very little good news for the Romney campaign "With President Obama polling w

January 2013

January 9, 2013 - Associated Press TV
One City Reeling from Political TV Ad Crush
As election day looms, the campaign ads are filling television airwaves around the country. The AP's Lee Powell profiles one not-so-big market, Roanoke, Va., that's setting national records for the volume of spots. (Sept. 27)

September 2012

September 20, 2012 - WHSV ABC 3 Harrisonburg
Maroons Over-Power Women In Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg, Va. - It's no secret that the Old Dominion Athletic Conference is full of powerful teams. Wednesday night the Lady Royals took on one of four ODAC teams which went to last year's NCAA Tournament, but played well before suffering a 6-1 loss to Roanoke College. The Maroons built a 4-0 lead in the first half, scoring all of their goals from the 18th to 25th

September 14, 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle
David Fink expands his luxury portfolio
It's the little things. Like a chilled glass of rose-infused watermelon juice placed in your hand when you check in. A delicate coconut gelato made by a machine that costs more than most cars. Or discovering a gift of bath salts discreetly placed in the car by the valet. Carmel hotelier and restaurateur David Fink has built his portfolio by focusing his attention on the details. "Sometimes peop

September 7, 2012 - Midlothian Exchange
Magic Carpet Ride
Roanoke College?s softball trophy case has Midlothian fingerprints all over it. Cay Manuel, from Midlothian High, and former Cosby star Kelly Higbie were co-pilots last spring in Roanoke?s magic carpet ride to the NCAA Division III World Series. After transferring from Wingate (N.C.), Manuel dazzled with the glove at second base and with the bat. Freshman Higbie dominated from the pitchin

September 4, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Fall council election would mean higher turnout, less-informed electorate, professor says
A Roanoke College professor asked to serve as facilitator in the Roanoke City Council?s debate about whether to move municipal elections to November told officials today there is no easy answer. Harry Wilson, a professor of public affairs who is also the director of the school?s Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, said there are pros and cons to each scenario. Currently the city holds its

August 2012

August 28, 2012 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College students build new Habitat house in 30 hours
SALEM, VA -- The first class at Roanoke College is very loud, in a parking lot, and requires manual labor. As part of freshman orientation school leaders basically say -- Welcome to Roanoke College, now pick up a hammer! The new students are building a house for Habitat for Humanity. Jesse Griffin is in charge of Roanoke College's side of the project. "Service to th

August 27, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College's freshman class gets a taste of downtown Roanoke
It was just a regular, low-key Sunday night, last night on the Roanoke City Market, right before sunset. Warm but not hot. Sky throwing a soft glow off the windows of the Wells Fargo Tower. The air lightly spiced by the horns of a ska band playing the Cornerstone Bar and Grill. By 7:30, there were still plenty of diners lingering late, but you wouldn't have had any trouble getting a table outsi

August 27, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Cicadas making themselves heard
SALEM, Va— Chances are, you've heard them loud and clear. It's the time of year that a species of locust called cicadas are high in the trees and making plenty of noise, but why?

August 25, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Underclassmen find their new homes at Roanoke College
SALEM, Va.— The City of Salem's population grew by a few hundred Saturday. It's move-in day for underclassmen at Roanoke College. Around 600 freshmen and transfer students spent the day moving into their dorm rooms on that campus in Salem

August 25, 2012 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College Olympian says thanks for support
Roanoke College graduate, Shelley Olds, once wore at Maroons soccer uniform. Now, she rocks a cycling jersey and recently sported team USA's in the London games. We caught up with her over the phone post Olympics about the experience. "The most incredible thing about it is your surrounded by so many elite athletes and they're right next to you or they're talking to you or they're in

August 19, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Arts council, sister cities co-sponsor artist exchanges
The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge wishes more artists knew about the exchange program the organization runs in conjunction with Roanoke Valley Sister Cities. For two years, the program has allowed one artist from our region to travel to Opole, Poland, the sister city paired with Roanoke County, to participate in an international artist residency. The program grew out of a joint Sister Cities an

August 27, 2012 - WDBJ7.com
New Green Dorm at Roanoke College
College students are heading back to campus this week. For those at Roanoke College, they will be the first to call a new dorm home.

August 17, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pa. mayors, NRA battle gun laws
WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania's mayors are waging a running gun battle with the National Rifle Association. First, mayors backed a statewide law aimed at cracking down on trafficking by forcing residents to report lost and stolen firearms. The NRA opposed it, and it died in the Legislature. Then, more than two dozen localities, led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, passed similar requireme

August 5, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Historic discovery becomes Civil War book
My Dear Sir: In compliance with your request I will give you my recollection of what I saw and heard from the time of leaving Gen. Lee's line covering Richmond and Petersburg to the close of his army's career at Appomattox.So began a letter dated July 25, 1895, from former Confederate Gen. William Mahone to Petersburg attorney and fellow Civil War veteran George Bernard. The handwritten pages det

July 2012

July 30, 2012 - Washington Post
Flat tire causes American Shelley Olds to miss out on podium performance in road race
LONDON — With her seventh-place finish, Shelley Olds posted the best result for an American woman in the Olympic road race in 20 years. Now shes left wondering if it could have been better. With only 50 kilometers remaining, Olds looked poised for a medal when she jumped in the winning breakaway made of eventual Olympic champion Marianne Vos "The Boss,"; Elizabeth Armitstead a

July 29, 2012 - Boston.com
A list of New Englanders in the Olympics
A list of New Englanders competing in the 2012 Summer Games in London, with sports, birthdates, hometowns and events, as provided by the U.S. Olympic Team. The games began Friday: Men, Connecticut: Donn Cabral, athletics, 12/12/1989, Glastonbury, Conn., 3000-meter steeplechase Charlie Cole, rowing, 6/21/1986, New Canaan, Conn., men's four Robert Crane, sailing, 2/19/1986, Darien, Conn., laser

July 29, 2012 - Salt Lake Tribune
Flat tire halts American cyclist Shelley Olds? medal dreams
Marianne Vos, right, of The Netherlands, leads Elizabeth Armitstead, of Britain, into the final stretch of the women's road cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Pool) London ? Shelley Olds of Gilroy, Calif., did a little hip wiggle Sunday just moments before the biggest race of her life. The American cyclist then tapped her

July 29, 2012 - San Jose Mercury News
Olympics: Gilroy rider Shelley Olds places seventh in women's road race
Related StoriesJul 29:Olympics: Mexican men's soccer team overcomes slow start to beat BelarusOlympics: U.S. women gymnasts top qualifying, but Jordyn Wieber out of all-around finalOlympics: Kevin Durant, LeBron James power U.S. basketball victory over FranceOlympics: Bay Area's Howard Bach suffers another badminton defeatOlympics: Two Bay Area women help power U.S. eight boat into rowing finalPur

July 27, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College grad competing in London Olympics
LONDON— A Roanoke College graduate is in London and getting ready to compete in the Summer Olympics. Shelly Olds graduated from Roanoke College in 2003. On Sunday, Olds will compete on the U.S. Olympic Road Cycling team On July 29, she'll

July 27, 2012 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College grad reflects on Olympic competition
Dick Emberger is an icon at Roanoke College. Former track and field star, turned Olympian. "It was a thrill to be out there with all the best athletes,"; says Emberger. The year was 1964 inTokyo. He came in 10th place in the decathlon. "Just the idea of competing and to be out there is a great thrill not only for yourself but your college and your country,” says Emberger. With the 2

July 24, 2012 - Columbus Dispatch
Bonasera building college program
Andy Bonasera had a distinct vision of where he wanted to take the Birmingham-Southern College men's lacrosse team after being hired as coach by the Alabama school in May 2007. However, he knew it was going to take some time for the program to get there. Three years after taking the field for the first time, Birmingham-Southern qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament. The Panthers lost to

July 22, 2012 - Boston.com
OLYMPIANS AMONG US
NEWTON – The small building tucked between groves of trees on Wells Avenue doesn’t exactly look like a place where Olympic dreams are born. Construction cones block off the small parking lot, and gravel is scattered about like giant cookie crumbs. The awning covering the front door is worn, its original color long washed out to a shade of mint made worse by a backdrop of rusty-red

July 22, 2012 - Fox News
Mass shooting prompts calls from Capitol Hill and beyond for tighter gun laws
The call for federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws has intensified following the mass shooting  in Colorado, with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg urging Congress on Saturday to swiftly address a ban on certain weapons. ?Let's stop wasting time and start saving lives,? Lautenberg, D-N.J. said on his Twitter account. ?Congress must prioritize a ban on high-capacity gun magazine

July 22, 2012 - Huffington Post
Gun Control: Calls For Tougher Regulations Stir Little Support
WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama's White House pledges to safeguard the Second Amendment in its first official response to the deaths of at least 12 people in a mass shooting at a new Batman movie screening in suburban Denver. Once, every highly publicized outbreak of gun violence pr

July 22, 2012 - Huffington Post
Scott Willyerd: What Is Your College President Reading This Summer?
For many, summer is a chance to dive into a good book. It's no different for college presidents -- although what they consider a "beach read" is not generally what the rest of us pack for vacation. Light reading it isn't. Nonfiction and biographies are especially popular, as are -- no surprise -- books on higher education. Here's a sample of what college presidents will be reading this summer.

July 20, 2012 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College Alumna competing in the Olympics
Shelley Olds' first place finish in an Italian race is giving her a lot of momentum heading into the Olympics. She's at the top of her game and expected bring home a medal for Team USA, but before she ever jumped on a bike and hit the road Shelley was kicking around a soccer ball in a Roanoke College uniform. Phil Benne was Shelley?s coach and says she's one of the best female soccer play

July 14, 2012 - USA Today
Romney's VP pick likely to go to safest candidate
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promises to name his vice presidential running mate before the party convention in late August, and the betting is the risk-averse candidate will pick the safest possible candidate ? certainly no one like Sarah Palin who was pulled from obscurity four years ago by John McCain.With little expected to happen in the White House race betwe

July 12, 2012 - Fox News
2012 Summer Olympic Games Preview - Cycling
Philadelphia, PA – There are 18 medal events for cycling at the 2012 Olympics, between the road, track, mountain and BMX. Each event needs a slightly different incarnation of the sport's talent. The Olympic road race will be determined by the course, as much as the riders themselves. The start/finish line will be at The Mall in central London, and the course takes ride

June 2012

June 20, 2012 - San Jose Mercury News
Gilroy's Shelley Olds turns 2005 cycling discovery into Olympic dream
Shelley Olds of Gilroy found cycling in 2005 while riding tandem on a mountain bike. From that joy ride Olds, 31, is considered a serious medal contender in the women's road race in the London Games. "My motto is to always believe in yourself and your dream," she said Tuesday in an email from Switzerland. "That's what kept me going all the years." Olds was named to the four-woman U.S. Olympic t

June 18, 2012 - Bicycling
US Olympic Road Team Named
Tyler Farrar will lead the men's Olympic hopes in London. (James Startt) June 15, 2012 (Bicycling.com/USA Cycling) ??? USA Cycling has announced 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including 10 male and 11 female athletes in road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking, and BMX. ROAD CYCLING In road cycling, five men and four women were nominated to the Olympic Team, the maximum n

June 17, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Pick of the day: Save Upward Bound
I was saddened and dismayed to find that Upward Bound will not be offered at Roanoke College this year. This program helps low-income families with parents who are not college graduates prepare their children for college, and it instills values, responsibility and community service in the children who attend. My child began the program her ninth-grade summer and is now a senior at Northside.

June 15, 2012 - San Jose Mercury News
Gilroy cyclist Shelley Olds lands Olympic spot; Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer does not
Gilroy cyclist Shelley Olds was named Friday to the four-woman U.S. Olympic road race team, but as expected Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer will not make his second appearance in the Summer Games. Olds, 31, is among a strong group including 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, who broke her collarbone two weeks ago. Olympian Amber Neben of Orange County also made the team for consecutive ti

June 13, 2012 - Vinton Messenger
Mongolian Phi Beta Kappa's goal is to help her country's economy
When she arrived four years ago, Mongolian student Nomin spoke little English. Now she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Roanoke College, with honors, and is looking forward to learning more in environmental studies so she can go back home to help her country use its resources wisely. “We have a great deal of coal and copper at home,” she said, mentioning that Mongolian copper is use

June 13, 2012 - CT.com
Green Wheels: The math work out for EV fleets
Students at Roanoke College are restoring a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak. It's a great story because they're turning it into an electric car. That's the great thing about EVs; you can put batteries in just about anything, including a pre-war classic. The college bought the car for $1,500 from Oliver's Garage in Blacksburg, Virginia. It was used by the Greenbrier, a West Virginia resort, "to t

June 12, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College loses federal funds for Upward Bound program
Roanoke College has canceled its summer Upward Bound program for socioeconomically challenged high school students trying to reach college. But the Roanoke College program, which has been around since 1965 and serves students in Bedford County, Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem, has so far failed to win new funding from the U.S. Department of Education, forcing it to not only cancel the summer pr

June 12, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Salem High School graduate chose classroom over courtroom
Mina Robinson of Salem had a routine. She would wake up, get ready, grab her backpack and leave the house - but rarely did she go to school. And when she did, she did not stay long. "We would go to the public library, be on Facebook all day [and] listening to YouTube," said Robinson, now 18. Robinson and her older sister skipped about 50 days of school in the fall of 2008 before school official

June 11, 2012 - USA Today
Virginia seen as a top prize by presidential campaigns
WASHINGTON ? Virginia, until recently a reliable supporter of Republican presidential candidates, has become a vitally important swing state that may hold the key to this year's presidential elections.That's why President Obama, GOP challenger Mitt Romney and independent groups allied with both candidates have spent more on ads in Virginia than in any other state except Ohio, campaign figures show

June 13, 2012 - USA Today
Students converting 1939 Pontiac to run on electricity
At Roanoke College in Salem, Va., something old is going to become new again. Or, to put it more directly, a 73-year-old car is going to become a model of cutting-edge technology. A 1939 Pontiac is going electric. Roanoke students came up with the idea in an environmental science class, the college reports. In 2010, they created RC Electric club to ensure the project's completion. Buying

June 13, 2012 - Autoweek
College students electrify 1939 Pontiac
Jake Lingeman's Big Rhonda, this ain't. However, like our associate editor's 1963 Star Chief, this 1939 Pontiac DeLuxe Eight bears a long-departed Pontiac nameplate and is currently undergoing a refresh. Students at Roanoke College in Virginia are in the process of taking the tired old Pontiac from ruin to roadworthy?with a twist. They've pulled the Silver Streak straight-eight and are plan

May 2012

May 22, 2012 - Newport News Daily Press
Editorial: Cum laude inflation
Earning an "A" may get a little easier in Newport News if the school board approves a proposal to change to a 10-point grading scale. The move is consistent with a national trend toward making a 90 percent grade the lowest "A" and 60 percent the lowest passing grade. Schools in Williamsburg/James City County, Poquoson, Hampton (fall 2012), Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Surry and several Southside d

May 21, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Maroons succumb to defending champions
Only three teams are still alive in the NCAA Division III national softball championships. Roanoke College is not among them. After staving off elimination with a 2-0 win over Luther on Sunday afternoon, the Maroons fell to defending Division III champ Linfield 6-1 on Sunday night. Roanoke (35-11) finished fourth in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament at the Moyer Sports Complex in Sa

May 19, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke ace's day nearly perfect
Tufts freshman Allyson Fournier is a first-team All-American who leads NCAA Division III in earned run average and strikeouts per seven innings. But Roanoke College has a pretty good freshman pitcher, too. Kelly Higbie outdueled Fournier to help the Maroons win 1-0 on the opening day of the Division III national softball championships at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem. "That's what we live f

May 19, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Division 3 softball championship draws crowds to Salem
SALEM, Va.— People from across the country are in Salem this weekend. It's the NCAA's Division 3 softball championship and Roanoke College is trying to win it all.

May 17, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Ready for Division Three Softball Championship on Home Turf
The Roanoke College Softball team is back in town after winning the NCAA Regional Tournament in Newport News this past weekend.      Up next for the Maroons is the Division III Softball College World Series, which is right in their back yard at the Moyer Complex in Salem. Roanoke returns to the big stage for the first time since 2001, riding an 11-game win-streak into thi

May 14, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke softball scores comeback win
NEWPORT NEWS - The Roanoke College softball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh to beat second-seeded and 10th-ranked Christopher Newport 4-1 on Sunday and advance to the finals of the NCAA regional tournament. The fifth-seeded Maroons (32-9) will again face CNU in the finals of the double-elimination tournament at 10 a.m. today. CNU, which bounced back to beat McDaniel 7-4 Sunday, w

May 12, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke softball upsets Emory
NEWPORT NEWS - Alleghany graduate Hollee Warlitner had a two-RBI double Friday to help the Roanoke College softball team knock off top-seeded Emory, the No. 1-ranked team in the Division III coaches poll, 4-2, on the second day of an NCAA regional at Christopher Newport. The Maroons (31-9) will play host Christopher Newport (36-9) today at 5 p.m. Down 2-0, the fifth-seeded Maroons scored four ru

May 12, 2012 - Washington Post
Stuttering clergy spread the Word
The Rev. Tom Sherrod loathed to "declare"; a couple man and wife. As a stutterer, Sherrod always had problems with hard “c sounds, and the “c in “declare” was a doozy. “P sounds werent easy either, and the Bible is full of them. “If I tried to read, I would lock onto words,” said Sherrod, a North Carolina hospital chaplain who is an ordain

May 11, 2012 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
What's Bugging You This May?: Household Bugs
Ferrum Environmental Science Professor Glen Stevens checks his samples daily. They're strategically placed next to a ponds where he tracks the bug population. He tells us with less critters getting killed off this past Winter, we're seeing more bugs than usual "With a mild winter and a wet spring, what that does it warms things up earlier. The same way we see crocus and daffodils early,

May 25, 2012 - Discovery.com
Students Convert a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak Into an EV
The motto of Roanoke College is ?Classic for Tomorrow,? and the students in the Environmental program have taken it to heart: They?re in the process of converting a dilapidated 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak into a functioning electric car. Members of RC Electric, a student organization, are well on the way to creating the first of what they hope will be a fleet of EVs on the Salem, Virginia campus.

May 9, 2012 - Roanoke Times
When in trouble, many Virginia Tech athletes turn to this Radford lawyer
RADFORD ? On the desk in attorney Jimmy Turk's office, right next to his computer screen, sits a photo of Walter LeFight "Pete" Church, a West Virginia man once on trial for his life in connection with the slayings of three Tazewell County residents in 1989. Turk remembers the proceedings in Abingdon vividly. The first trial ended in an 11-1 vote for guilty. A second trial in 2004 acquitted Churc

April 2012

April 24, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College celebrates Earth Day with special performance
Earth Day celebrations continued Sunday at Roanoke College. The Artichoke Dance company traveled from New York to take part in Sunday's events. They used dance, satire, and dialogue to make an impact with their "Plastic People of the Universe" performance. It focused on how the growing use of p

April 21, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Thousands take a walk at Relay for Life
BLACKSBURG, Va.— Many people in our hometowns will be sleepy this weekend. But it's for a good cause. Several areas held the annual Relay for Life from Friday night to Saturday morning. "This is actually my first relay and I'm amazed at

April 18, 2012 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Children's Choir celebrates 25 years
SALEM, Va— A local children's choir is preparing for their big show this weekend. The Roanoke College Children's Choir has 270 members and this Sunday they will sing their hearts out for their 25th anniversary. Over the years, the choir ha

April 12, 2012 - New Castle Record
Roanoke College athletes volunteer their time for Special Olympics
NEW CASTLE – Roanoke College Student-Athletes recently took time out from their busy schedules to volunteer with Special Olympics. The Special Olympics organization worked with several student-athletes with their basketball tournament, held in the Roanoke Valley in early March. Numerous athletes from different sports came out to show their support and enjoy the experience. The Roanoke stud

April 12, 2012 - Washington Post
The nation?s 10 most popular governors ? and why
Its hard out there for a governor. (With apologies to the Three 6 Mafia.) Tough economic times are rough on all politicians, but even more difficult for governors who have to find ways to balance their budgets. And, not surprisingly, most governors have paid a political price for the difficult budgeting decisions they have had to make. Governors like Floridas Rick Scott (R), Ohios John Kasi

April 10, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Salem increases budget, presents green awards
The Salem City Council unanimously approved midyear budget increases of about $24 million Monday, including $15 million for a new elementary school. No one spoke up at a public hearing about the budget changes. The largest chunk of the increase, $20.4 million, is for capital projects, with three-quarters of that being funds from bonds for replacing South Salem Elementary School. The other capita

March 2012

March 26, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Bob Fishburn was man of letters, passions
The Roanoke Times | File 1987 Bob Fishburn led a life of passion for art, community and education that will endure in his written and philanthropic contributions, friends and family said Sunday. A longtime editorial staff member and a former partial owner of The Roanoke Times, Fishburn died at home late Saturday of complications from lung cancer. He was 77. When the cancer was diagnosed in mid-

March 26, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Editorial: A heart for Roanoke
Bob Fishburn had a deep affection for Roanoke, its newspaper, the arts and education. He expressed that love, not just in eloquent editorials, but through his limitless energy and enthusiasm. "The first word that comes to my mind about Bob is that he was so incredibly generous," said Mike Mayo, former editorial writer and book page editor for The Roanoke Times. Despite the enormous influence Fish

March 20, 2012 - Our Valley Org
Maroons sweep tournament
SALEM – Roanoke College junior Leona Rainey was named ODAC Softball Player of the Week after the Maroons swept six games in the Ferrum-Roanoke Invitational last weekend. The tournament was played at the James I. Moyer complex in Salem. This is the third time in as many years she has won this award. A centerfielder, she was nearly perfect at the dish as she provided offense in every way pos

February 2012

February 29, 2012 - Bristol Herald Courier
George Allen opens lead on Tim Kaine in Roanoke College poll
SALEM, VA -- A new Roanoke College poll released this morning (Tuesday), finds former Republican governor and senator George Allen with a big lead over former Democratic governor Tim Kaine. In a hypothetical matchup between the former governors, the poll finds Allen with an eight percentage point lead over Kaine 45%-37%. That's a five point increase from Roanoke College's poll last Septem

February 17, 2012 - Higher Ed Tech Decisions
Tight Budget with Full AV and IT at Roanoke College
A lot has changed in campus technology in the last 15 years. During this critical transition period in higher education, David Mulford, the director of the Instructional Technology Resource Center at Roanoke College, has helped facilitate nearly every technological endeavor his school has undertaken. ?When I came to Roanoke in 1996, there wasn?t a lot of technology in use at the time,? said Mul

February 17, 2012 - Radford News Journal
Highly touted Maroons open lax season Sunday
SALEM – The Roanoke College men’s lacrosse team will open the season this Sunday with a home game against St. Mary?s. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 pm at Donald J. Kerr Stadium in Salem. The Maroons are ranked number two in the country, according to the USILA Div. III Pre-Season Poll. The ranking is the highest for the RC program in the NCAA Div. III-era. ? Billy Pilat will b

February 15, 2012 - Our Valley Org
Maroons lean heavily on William Byrd to stock baseball team
VINTON – The home opener for the Roanoke College baseball team was scheduled for this week, as the Maroons were set to host Ferrum College on Wednesday at Salem?s Kiwanis Field. This year?s RC team will be intereting to watch for fans of William Byrd baseball, as five former Terriers are on the roster. At times the Maroon infield could have three former Byrd players manning positions. ?

February 14, 2012 - Sporting News
Elevate: Journey of Senegalese players offers uplifting basketball story; DVD hits shelves
In Dakar, Senegal, sits SEEDS Academy, an institution for the best young basketball players in the country. The young men at SEEDS are put through a disciplined curriculum of academics and athletics, and the best and the brightest move on with full scholarships to United States prep schools. The academy was founded by Amadou Gallo Fall, a former scout with the Dallas Mavericks who now serves as vi

February 13, 2012 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginians generally optimistic about financial future, poll shows
About 28 percent of Virginians feel they are better off financially than they were a year ago, according to a poll conducted by The Roanoke College Institute for Policy and Opinion Research. In addition, more than one-third of respondents believe they will be better off financially a year from now. The Virginia Index of Current Conditions (VAICC) is based on household financial situations com

February 11, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke women top Randolph
PHILADELPHIA - Corbin Miller and Kyle Casey scored 17 points apiece and No.25 Harvard remained perfect in the Ivy League with a 56-50 win over Penn on Friday night. The Crimson (21-2, 7-0) snapped a tie game midway through the second half with an 11-2 run that gave them the needed cushion to hang on for their ninth straight win. Zack Rosen kept the Quakers (12-11, 4-2) in the game with a 3-point

February 11, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Timesland women's basketball star ends career
One of the most celebrated women's basketball players ever to come out of the Roanoke Valley has played her final game. Roanoke College senior Nicci Moats, who signed with longtime Division I powerhouse Tennessee in 2006 after starring at Lord Botetourt High School, said her hoops days are "definitely done" in the wake of suffering the latest in a long line of serious injuries that have riddled h

February 17, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal
Fed's Rate Policy Isn't Helping the Economy Recover
Charles Schwab's critique of Federal Reserve policy provides one of those "emperor has no clothes" moments ("The Fed Votes No Confidence," op-ed, Feb. 6). The Fed's compulsive fixation with ever-lower interest rates has been a disaster for risk-adverse savers, and an excuse for potential home buyers to wait on the sidelines. Mr. Schwab's most important point is that a return to a more normal

February 17, 2012 - The Huffington Post
CPAC Attendees Say Mitt Romney Acceptable If Obama Is The Alternative
WASHINGTON ? If Mitt Romney needs some good news in an otherwise lousy week, he might find it in an improbable place: the packed hallways of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Interviews with nearly two dozen attendees Thursday found virtually no passion for the former Massachusetts governor, widely seen as insufficiently conservative for activists on the right. Not a s

February 3, 2012 - Our Valley Org
Local residents celebrate Year of the Dragon
SALEM ? A silk “lion” wove and danced its way through a throng of happy college students, adults and children in the Wortmann Ballroom at Roanoke College. The traditional Lion Dance performed by Chris Spoon and Johnny Hsu from the Shaolin Martial Arts Academy in Roanoke marked the conclusion of the Lunar New Year Celebration at Roanoke College on Jan. 26. The Lion Dance at the conclu

February 3, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Rumsfeld defends legacy on book tour
Donald Rumsfeld mused on the future while defending his past during a sprawling, one-hour conversation in Roanoke on Thursday. The two-time former U.S. secretary of defense and architect of last decade's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under President George W. Bush appeared at Jefferson Center to promote his memoir "Known and Unknown." More than 350 people listened as Rumsfeld spoke with Roano

January 2012

January 29, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke men earn 1,300th win
Roanoke 81, EMU 79 HARRISONBURG - Junior forward Zach Barrett scored a career-high 18 points and fellow ex-Hidden Valley standout Logan Singleton scored on a layup with two seconds left to lift Roanoke to an 81-79 ODAC victory over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday night. The victory was the 1,300th in program history, allowing the Maroons to become the 21st Division III school in the nation with th

February 2012

February 3, 2012 - Salem Times Register
RC's Graves named Athlete of the Week after meet in Ohio
The Roanoke College men?s and women?s Track & Field squads competed in the Marietta (Ohio) College Open last Saturday with nine colleges competing from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Maroons recorded nine first-place and eight second place finishes at the meet. Leading the women with a pair of top finishes were junior Carmen Graves, junior Meagan Tolley, and freshman Hop

February 17, 2012 - WDBJ7.com
Why our Mild Winter may Mean Less Bugs this Spring
Our mild winter is great for getting outdoors. But wait until June, when the insects return, and you might change your tune about Old Man Winter. Obviously, the insects don't just 'disappear' and magically reappear the next year. Insects, or "bugs" to most of us, have an amazing ability to winterize themselves. It has to get pretty cold to kill them. The lady bug and the stink bug are

January 2012

January 4, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Point/Counterpoint: The bad news: Joblessness is hard to shake
By Alice Louise Kassens Kassens is associate professor of economics at Roanoke College. The U.S. labor market looks bleak going into 2012, particularly for older Americans and minorities. The total unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2011 was 9.1 percent, a reduction of 0.4 points from a year before, but much above the optimal unemployment rate of close to 5.5 percent. For blacks, the u

January 3, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Ramirez puts a little jingle in Maroons' step in men's basketball
Coach Page Moir and his Roanoke College men's basketball team got a nice Christmas present. They finally got to tear it open and show it off Saturday afternoon at Bast Center. Thanks in large part to a lift supplied from newcomer Julian Ramirez, the Maroons were able to cruise to a rare stress-free victory, leading all the way in an 81-63 nonconference victory over Covenant. Finally making

January 4, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Names and Changes
- Morris Cregger is the new chairman of the Roanoke College Board of Trustees.

January 3, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Lynn Eckman was known for love of books
Lynn Eckman was a lover of words, literature and reading ? a bibliophile. The retired Roanoke College foreign language professor and longtime Roanoke Times book reviewer died Tuesday of a heart-related complication. She was 83. Her son David Eckman, the owner of Spike's Restaurant in Grandin Village, said his mother had been treated for lung cancer. She also suffered from chronic obstructiv

January 3, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College finds new appreciation for old-style mortarboards
If you own an older home, you'll understand this. You don't really know exactly what you've got until it falls apart. And make no mistake: Things fall apart. That's what you put up with in an older home. So it is with the home that Roanoke College has occupied since the mid-19th century. Since August, workers have removed the entire west wall of the college's administration building,

January 4, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Evelyn Faith Ball Eckman
Evelyn Faith Ball Eckman, 83, of Roanoke, died December 20, 2011. She was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Bert and Mahala Ball. Her husband, Guy Ellis Eckman, Jr., and a son Guy Ellis "Ted" Eckman III also preceded her in death. Lynn Eckman could never have been the best kept secret in the world because she pretty much knew most people in the world; and those she had not me

January 4, 2012 - The Roanoke Times
Christmas during war
By John Long Last month, I took a look back at Thanksgivings in our area during World War II. So I thought it worth taking another look back to see how a valley at war spent the Christmases during the biggest conflict in human history. 1941: The terrible news of Pearl Harbor is only weeks old, and the smoking wrecks halfway across the globe fill Virginians with a sense of dread. No good news

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Radford News Journal
RC win over Goucher makes Moir ODAC's All-Time winningest coach
SALEM – Page Moir is now the all-time winningest basketball coach in Old Dominion Athletic Conference history. Moir passed the late coach Bob Johnson, who was a legend at Emory & Henry, for the most career wins by an ODAC coach when the Maroons beat Goucher College in Salem last Sunday, 90-86. With the win Moir now has 370 career wins as an ODAC coach, all with Roanoke College. It was

December 7, 2011 - Staunton News Leader
Big money flowing in Va. Senate race
WASHINGTON ? Former Govs. Tim Kaine and George Allen have raised substantially more campaign money than anyone else vying for Virginia's open Senate seat, federal records show. Kaine, former head of the Democratic National Committee, had more cash on Sept. 30 ? $2.5 million ? than any of the eight other candidates who have filed with the Federal Election Commission. Allen, a Republican who also s

December 3, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
One of the toughest colleges to earn an "A" is in our area
SALEM, Va.— There are no easy "A's" at Roanoke College. Sophomore Robert Hillman told News 7, "I think I've gotten one A, just one, yeah."

January 2012

January 4, 2012 - WDBJ7.com
An early look at Tuesday's races
NEWS7 has wall-to-wall coverage of tonight?s elections. Tune in toNEWS7 at 5, 6 and 11 on Your Hometown Station. Also catch NEWS7 at 10 on MY19. In between, we will be live streaming political analysis of tonight?s races with Roanoke College professor Harry Wilson on WDBJ7.com. In the meantime, here?s a preview of some of the races:

January 4, 2012 - First Things
Evangelicals Divided The battle between Meliorists and Traditionists to define evangelicalism
By Gerald McDermott Long confused with fundamentalism by most of the academy and dismissed as intellectually inadequate, evangelical theology has in the last two decades become one of the liveliest and most creative forms of Protestant theology in America. Not long ago the Lutheran theologian Carl Braaten noted that ?the initiative in the writing of dogmatics has been seized by evangelical theo

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - The Hill
Poll: Republicans beating Obama in Virginia, Senate race neck-and-neck
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December 7, 2011 - TriCities.com
Parties hold last-minute rallies before election
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December 7, 2011 - Fox News
Virginia Republicans Surge to Largest House Majority Ever
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November 2011

November 9, 2011 - Norfolk Virginian Pilot
GOP forges 20-20 Senate split, controls tiebreaker
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republicans appeared on the cusp of taking control of the Virginia Senate Tuesday with at least one veteran Democrat losing to a freshman Republican senator and a seven-term Democrat trailing a Republican challenger. In the House of Delegates, Republicans picked up at least six seats, staking them to 66 of the chamber's 100 seats, the GOP's largest House majority ever. Th

November 9, 2011 - Washington Times
GOP holds slight edge in deciding Va. Senate race
Republican hopes for an effective majority in the Senate and a historic power grab in Richmond were pinned late Tuesday on a central Virginia race in which a GOP challenger clung to an 86-vote lead with a final count not expected until Wednesday. The battle for the 40-member state Senate was far tighter than the GOP had hoped and many political observers had expected, with Republicans who had ide

November 9, 2011 - Washington Times
Virginia senate balance unclear in early returns
Vote counting in races to determine control of the Virginia Senate went into the night Tuesday, with Republicans looking to complete a sweep of state government that began in 2009 and Democrats hoping to hold their last base of power in Richmond. Democrats started the day with a 22-18 advantage in the Senate. Republicans were hopeful that Virginia voters, notorious for eschewing the party in powe

November 9, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
An early look at Tuesday's races
NEWS7 has wall-to-wall coverage of tonight's elections. Tune in toNEWS7 at 5, 6 and 11 on Your Hometown Station. Also catch NEWS7 at 10 on MY19. In between, we will be live streaming political analysis of tonight's races with Roanoke College profess

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch
God important to Virginians, poll finds
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November 2011

November 7, 2011 - Staunton News Leader
Dems, GOP put it all on line in Va. Senate races
RICHMOND ? After redrawing Virginia's state Senate districts to their liking and pumping millions of dollars into races to protect targeted incumbents, Democrats face a tough challenge Tuesday keeping their slim Senate majority. Only three Democrats are uncontested in seeking Senate re-election while 11 Republicans have no opponent. Seventeen Democratic incumbents have challengers, while only fou

November 7, 2011 - WTVR CBS 6 Richmond
Political parties fuel record spending in General Assembly races
ROANOKE, Va.— Campaign spending has continued at a record pace this year in Virginia. And some of the highest totals are from candidates in our part of the state. So where is all that cash coming from?   In 2011, it's the parties

November 6, 2011 - NBC 4.com
Democrats Try to Hang on to Slim Majority in Virginia Senate
After redrawing Virginia's state Senate districts to their liking and pumping millions of dollars into races to protect targeted incumbents, Democrats face a tough challenge Tuesday keeping their slim Senate majority. Only three Democrats are uncontested in seeking Senate re-

November 6, 2011 - WUSA TV 9 D.C.
Democrats Fight To Hang On To Majority In Va. Senate
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- After redrawing Virginia's state Senate districts to their liking and pumping millions of dollars into races to protect targeted incumbents, Democrats face a tough challenge Tuesday keeping their slim Senate majority. Only three Democrats are uncontested in seeking Senate re-election while 11 Republicans have no opponent. Seventeen Democratic incumbents have challengers, whi

November 4, 2011 - Our Valley Org
Voters have chance to choose two supervisors
CRAIG COUNTY ?? In next week’s Nov. 8 election, Craig County voters have the opportunity to choose new members of the board of supervisors or to re-elect current ones in two districts, as well as a choice between an incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger in the Virginia House of Delegates race. Voters in specific districts can re-elect three members of the Craig County School Boa

November 3, 2011 - Washington Post
Two-year colleges draw more affluent students
Julie Hong grew up in the sort of leafy Montgomery County suburb where college is assumed. Her parents had saved for the expense since she was a baby. When the time came, they said she could go wherever she wished. She chose a community college. Comparatively affluent students are picking community colleges over four-year schools in growing numbers, a sign of changing attitudes toward an insti

November 8, 2011 - Baltimore Sun/Explore Caroll.com
Eagle Archive: Halloween, tale of a Westminster native with a taste for adventure, with side order of macabre
Carroll County has many sons and daughters who have made contributions to the literary and artistic world. Take William Buehler Seabrook, for example. What's that? You never heard of him? Seabrook was apparently one interesting character. It is only fitting that we talk about him on the eve of Halloween. He was born in Westminster Feb. 22, 1884, and died Sept. 20, 1945. On the occasion of h

October 2011

October 31, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College students go trick-or-treating for children who can't
They may be a little too old to go out and trick or treat. But a Roanoke College fraternity and sorority dressed up and knocked on doors for kids who can't. Instead of candy, they went door-to-door asking for monetary donations. All of the proceeds go to the Ca

October 26, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Unusual northern lights set Southern skies afire
The solar storm that stirred colorful northern lights Monday surprised skywatchers unusually far south, including some who may have mistaken it for a mountain fire in the Alleghany Highlands. The lights are usually visible near the North Pole and South Pole when solar storms happen in the spring. But for the second time in a decade, the lights, called aurora borealis, stretched as far south as Ar

October 25, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
How Religious are Virginians: Results of a statewide poll
Virginians are religious. That's probably not a surprise, but just how religious are people in the Commonwealth? How many of us go to church, read a holy book, or believe in the afterlife? A scientific poll was conducted across Virginia by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College. The Roanoke Collge poll found most Virginians, a whopping 94% believe in God.  "

October 23, 2011 - Portsmouth Herald
JEOL chemist receives Anachem Award
PORTSMOUTH ? JEOL USA Mass Spectrometry Product Manager Dr. Robert (Chip) Cody of Portsmouth has received the Anachem Award, given by the Association of Analytical Chemistry for his contributions to the development of organic mass spectrometry. The award was presented at the Federation of Analytical Chemical and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) meeting in Las Vegas, where Dr. Cody gave a plenary lec

October 22, 2011 - Virginia Business
Poll finds Virginians to be fervent believers
A survey of Virginians??? religious beliefs taken by Roanoke College finds that an overwhelming majority of respondents polled believe in God and many think their holy book should be taken literally. The poll included interviews with 600 Virginia residents from Oct. 3-15 and has a margin of error of 4 percent. Ninety-four percent of the respondents said they believe in God, and 72 percent of those

November 2011

November 8, 2011 - Sporting News
Journey of Senegalese players offers uplifting basketball story
As wealthy NBA players and even wealthier owners remain embroiled in a nearly four-month old lockout, here?s a story that will make you feel good about basketball again. In Dakar, Senegal, sits SEEDS Academy, an institution for the best young basketball players in the country. The young men at SEEDS are put through a disciplined curriculum of academics and athletics, and the best and the brigh

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Giving peace a chance
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October 2011

October 16, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Sunny days drive Roanoke volunteers
ROANOKE, Va.— The nice weather motivated some to work on the house this weekend. But, for some volunteers around Roanoke, it wasn't even their house!

October 14, 2011 - Ellsworth Fenceviewer
Academy Award-winning director screening film at COA
BAR HARBOR ? Charles Hambleton, associate producer of the Academy Award-winning ?The Cove,? will be visiting College of the Atlantic and screening the film on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. ?The Cove? received an Oscar for best documentary in 2009. It follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to

September 2011

September 27, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Another poll shows Obama struggling in Virginia
Yet another poll shows President Barack Obama imperiled in Virginia, a critical swing state that the president won in 2008, heading toward the 2012 presidential election. An unnamed Republican nominee leads Obama among likely voters 41 percent to 33 percent, according to the new poll from Roanoke College. Among the Republican presidential primary candidates, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney leads O

September 27, 2011 - Washington Post
Virginia poll shows tight contests for White House, Senate
Another new poll of Virginia shows an intensely competitive Senate contest looming in 2012, with former senator George Allen (R) holding the narrowest of edges over former governor Timothy M. Kaine (D). The Roanoke College poll of likely voters gave Allen 42 percent to Kaine's 39 percent in the contest to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D). Neither Allen nor Kaine is assured his party&

November 2011

November 8, 2011 - PoliticalTickeer.blogs.cnn.com
Poll: Romney's advantage in Virginia
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds the biggest lead among GOP candidates over President Obama in hypothetical 2012 match-ups in Virginia, according to a new poll. The Roanoke College Poll of Old Dominion residents showed the former Massachusetts governor leading the president by eight percentage points, 45 percent to 37 percent, just within the margin of error. Texas Gov. Rick

November 8, 2011 - The Hill
Poll: Republicans beating Obama in Virginia, Senate race neck-and-neck
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney both lead President Obama in the critical swing state of Virginia while the Senate race between former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) and former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) is all but tied, according to a poll released Monday afternoon by Roanoke College. Romney leads Obama by 45 percent to 37 percent, while Perry leads Obama by a narrower 42 percent to 40 percent, withi

November 8, 2011 - The Washington Times
Poll shows Allen, Kaine neck-and-neck, Obama trailing Romney
Another poll released Monday confirms what has already been widely known: Next year's race in Virginia to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is going to be close. In a survey among likely voters, Republican George Allen leads Democrat Tim Kaine, both frontrunners for their respective nominations, 42 percent to 39 percent, with 19 percent undecided. The Roanoke College poll surveyed 601 likely

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Hendersonville Times News
What it takes... to teach
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September 2011

September 24, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Walk for Drew benefits local boy with rare disease
SALEM, Va.— People were walking to raise money for a local boy with a rare disease in Salem today. The Walk for Drew at Roanoke College was to benefit eight-year-old Drew Bennett.

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Unknown
Doris Kerns Goodwin: A Knockout Performance at Roanoke College
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September 2011

September 22, 2011 - fromtheeditr
Doris Kerns Goodwin: A Knockout Performance at Roanoke College
Doris Kerns Goodwin's talk tonight at Roanoke College is--in a nutshell--one of the best I've ever heard. It had everything I want from a talk by a nationally-known figure: a lot of information, plenty of opinion, fall-on-the-floor humor from a woman who can deliver a punch line, and a warmth that filled the room. She has been a hero of mine for years and I got to tell her that briefly before

September 21, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke County teacher Carole Webster crowned teacher of the year
Carol Webster, Roanoke County's teacher of the year, said that when mid-September came and went, she presumed so had her chances of being named a regional finalist in Virginia's teacher of the year contest. But she quickly ? and elatedly ? nixed those thoughts Tuesday morning when county school officials and students filled the cafeteria of the Burton Center for Arts and Technology for a surprise

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Cedar Rapids Gazette
AT&T/T-Mobile merger would be good for rural America
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September 2011

September 18, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: In season opener, RSO concerto melds classical with bluegrass
For most of his years, Jeff Midkiff lived a musical double life. Growing up in Roanoke County, Midkiff received a mandolin as a gift from a neighbor when he was 7 years old. He took to it with gusto, learned to play bluegrass and repeatedly won first prize in the mandolin competition at the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax. When he was 11, he joined the band at Hidden Valley Junior High School.

September 15, 2011 - Tennessean
Vanderbilt flirting with religious suppression
Carol Swain / submitted Written by Carol M. Swain Filed Under Evangelical Christians are increasingly under attack for their biblically-based worldviews. Shortly after graduation last spring, Vanderbilt University???s Office of Religious Life quietly deferred its annual approval of several mostly conservative Christian organizations. Groups affected included the Christian Legal Society, InterVarsi

September 22, 2011 - Blue Ridge PBS
What it takes... to teach
Is our education system stalled or even failing? University leaders discuss how colleges know who will make a great teacher and how teachers learn how to teach. They explore key skills for student teachers and the tools needed to work in America?s ever changing classrooms. The panel discusses recommendations for turning teacher education programs ?upside down?.

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College student leaves studies in Japan behind
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September 2011

September 4, 2011 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Try teams semiautonomous from colleges
Robert Benne is director of the Roanoke College Center for Religion and Society and author of Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics 'I am not persuaded that the provision of mass entertainment has any place in the life of a great university," said Robert Maynard Hutchins, the late president and chancellor of the University of Chicago. Hutchins took Chicago's football

September 2, 2011 - USA Today
How 9/11 changed us: Person by person
The terrorist attack on America 10 years ago is one of the few events in U.S. history big enough to claim its date as its name. But Sept. 11, 2001, did not change the nation as abruptly as Dec. 7, 1941, or as dramatically as July 4, 1776. This time, there was no declaration of war or independence, just a warning that if we altered our ways, the terrorists would have won.And so we entered a new er

September 2, 2011 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Salem City and Roanoke College to offer free wireless connection
Beginning next year, the city of Salem and Roanoke college will offer a new wireless internet service along Main Street. Roanoke College is donating $30,000 in order to help supply the wireless system in Salem. In addition to being available on campus, the network's service will stretch for over half-a-mile on Main Street from Longwood Park to Academy Street. This isn't the first time

August 2011

August 30, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Digital progress block by block
From the RoundTable blog Read the latest entries * Tuesday open thread * Voting for dollars * Editorial: Uncontested races * Editorial: Banks profit off of customers? crises Salem and Roanoke College are showing what fiber-optic technology can do for a community. They?re also showing what?s possible when everyone thinks creatively and works together. Early next year, a fre

August 29, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College freshmen get the beat of downtown
The beat hit downtown Roanoke at 7:30 p.m. Sunday as Roanoke College freshmen got acquainted with all the heart of the city has to offer. Market Street was blocked off for music and vendors, and drummers set up at Jefferson Street and Campbell Avenue. Professional drummer Carlos Aranguren, 28, and Chris Stup, a 39-year-old youth minister, set up full drum kits and started the beat just after 7:3

August 29, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
New students build house for Habitat for HUmanity
SALEM, Va.— The class of 2015 has arrived at Roanoke College. But before they hit the books, students will hit some nails. Right now, these are just piles of wood, but when

August 28, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Swath of Salem to get free wireless
Salem is about to become significantly more wired. Or rather, wireless. Come   early 2012, the city, with the help of funding from Roanoke College,   will have in place a "wireless mesh" providing free wireless   Internet access across a half-mile-long, two-block-wide stretch of Main   Street. The college is putting up $30,000, or about half the cost,&nbsp

August 27, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Noah-Christian Academy: Teacher opens dream school in Roanoke
When she was a third-grade teacher at Roanoke's Forest Park Elementary School, Charnika Elliott would play gospel music softly in her classroom. She'd pull aside students who shared her religious faith and quietly pray when no one else was around. "When it's in you, it's in you," said Elliott, 35. Elliott spent four years at Forest Park in northwest Roanoke before she quit, dreaming of starting

August 17, 2011 - Roanoke Times
'Man With Wings' soars at Studio Roanoke
Humans seek reasonable explanations to process complex events and supernatural phenomena. And while some people suspend logic and will believe what cannot be proved, others are driven, sometimes beyond reason, to find a truth supported by indisputable evidence. These themes are explored in Ben R. Williams' play "Man With Wings," the current production at Studio Roanoke. The one-act, hour-lon

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Several Southwest Virginia trees receive national attention
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December 7, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Professor's meals earn top marks
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December 7, 2011 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
College Visits
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July 2011

July 15, 2011 - Fox Business
Your credit card could get ugly if the debt ceiling isn't raised
If the U.S. debt ceiling isn't raised, the floor on your credit could give out. Not to mention the walls, the front porch and the back yard. Anyone who hasn't been paying much attention to the debt ceiling fight in Congress may have little choice after August 2. That's the day the debt ceiling has to be raised, or the United States will be at risk for defaulting on its debts. Granted, it seems l

July 15, 2011 - FOXBusiness.com
Your credit card could get ugly if the debt ceiling isn't raised
If the U.S. debt ceiling isn't raised, the floor on your credit could give out. Not to mention the walls, the front porch and the back yard. Anyone who hasn't been paying much attention to the debt ceiling fight in Congress may have little choice after August 2. That's the day the debt ceiling has to be raised, or the United States will be at risk for defaulting on its debts. Granted, it seems l

July 15, 2011 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Basketball Camp Delivers Family Atmosphere
  It's a fun, family amosphere all week long. Longtime Roanoke College head coach Susan Dunagan brings back many of her former players to help coach the annual camp that's been running  two decades. This week fifty-plus campers grades 2 thru 7 learn the fundamental skills of the game...but most importantly, they have fun and enjoy the comradre of their campmates as well.

July 14, 2011 - Inside Higher Ed
Movers and Shakers: Chatham U., Gustavus Adolphus College, Knox College, National Student Clearinghouse, Roanoke College, SUNY-Geneseo, Stetson U.
Raymond Barclay, senior associate at Arroyo Research Services, in North Carolina, has been named director of institutional research and planning at Stetson University, in Florida. Connie Carmack, vice president for advancement at Chatham University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as vice president for resource development at Roanoke College, in Virginia. Jeremy Day-O'Connell, assistant profe

July 12, 2011 - Cape Gazette
Ina Goad Steele, retired teacher
t the Glebe in Daleville, Va. She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Moneta, Va., daughter of the late Gordon and Annie Goad. Ina received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Roanoke College in 1942 and was the first female chemist employed by the State of Virginia. It was at Roanoke College that she met her husband, Richard B. Steele, and they married in 1946. Richard was a dentist in Rehoboth

June 2011

June 29, 2011 - Rockford Register Star
Illinois likely to see fierce battle over concealed gun permits
SPRINGFIELD — As state after state voted to let residents carry concealed guns, Illinois has held out, for a long list of reasons: a strong gun control movement. A dynasty of powerful Chicago mayors. A lineup of state leaders who oppose expanding access to guns. With Wisconsin now on the verge of adopting concealed carry, Illinois soon will be all alone, the last state with a complete

June 17, 2011 - Roanoke Times
New dorm being built at Roanoke College
Work has begun on a new Roanoke College residence hall, expected to open in the fall of 2012. The $13 million project, with Branch & Associates as its general contractor, began construction last month and is being raised on the site of the parking lot that served Caldwell, Alleghany and Ritter halls, according to information from the college. The 65,000-square-foot dorm will hold 200 beds and is

June 15, 2011 - Charlottesville Daily Progress
Goodwin set out to save past glories
Pitching hay and wrestling a plow through Nelson County's red soil helped put muscles on William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin's lanky frame. Reading the Bible and attending services at Christ Episcopal Church in Norwood strengthened his spiritual faith. Goodwin also acquired a thirst for knowledge that prompted him to leave the family farm in 1885 to attend Roanoke College. Soon after gr

June 15, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College begins new dorm construction
ROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke College is growing. The school is building a new 65,000 square-foot residence hall. It's being built near Kerr Stadium. The dorm will have more than 200 beds on four floors.  The project will cost around

June 13, 2011 - MassLive
'CSI' readies for 12th season with Suffield native Philip Conserva at the helm
Conserva has been a producer for the hit CBS series since it debuted in 2000. "CSI" producer Philip A. Conserva Actor Laurence Fishburne may be leaving ???CSI,??? but Philip A. Conserva is not. Conserva is staying right where he???s been since the hit TV show, ???CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,??? debuted in 2000. Conserva may not have the name recognition that an actor like Fishburne do

June 12, 2011 - Calibre Macro World
Opposing winds: Feelings about Poor Mountain wind farm might depend on proximity to turbines [The Roanoke Times, Va.]
June 12--DUO, W.Va. -- Up on Shellcamp Ridge, a cluster of ramshackle houses and junked cars lingers where a community once thrived on the coal beneath it. The coal camp of Duo sprang up almost overnight in 1933, when the Raine Coal Co. built rows of identical frame houses for the men who came to work its mine. The coal is mostly gone now, and Duo is little more than a dot on the map that marks a

June 12, 2011 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Religion and politics: How should they mesh?
Robert Benne is director of the Roanoke College Center for Religion and Society and author of Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics Could you ever imagine that an American government would order the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not to use Christian rhetoric to fuel the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s? That is precisely what some militant atheists, secularis

June 11, 2011 - Tulsa World
Author seeks viewpoints on Jesus during trip to Holy Land
Jesus continues to fascinate people in Galilee, the ancient land where he grew up. That's what Anglican priest Gerald McDermott discovered as he recently retraced the steps of Jesus and visited the towns and countryside where he lived and preached 2,000 years ago. McDermott, who will speak in Tulsa on Saturday, walked The Jesus Trail through Galilee in northern Israel. His son, National Geogra

June 9, 2011 - Oklahoman
deadCenter projects success with ?Talihina Sky' opening
As crews outside Red Prime Steak prepared for the 9:30 p.m. Wednesday screening of ?Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon,? the opening screening of this year's deadCenter Film Festival, executive director Lance McDaniel marveled at how the festival, now in its 11th year, always seems to hit its mark. ?I'm just proud to be part of this organization,? said McDaniel, who took over leadership o

June 5, 2011 - Chronicle of Higher Education
Roanoke College Mourns Loyal Chemistry Professor Who Retired at 100
By Katherine Mangan Even after he officially retired?for the second time?at age 100, Charles H. (Hap) Fisher remained a regular at Roanoke College, where he had volunteered as an adjunct research professor of chemistry for nearly 40 years. Mr. Fisher, who rejoined his alma mater in 1972 after retiring from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, published scholarly articles well into his 90s. When

May 2011

May 26, 2011 - American Chronicle
PREP BASEBALL: Holston gets past Rebels
May 26--EMORY, Va. -- The Holston Cavaliers lost six starters to graduation after a landmark season last year, so most baseball fans around the Hogoheegee District expected the Cavaliers to undergo a transition phase. Kenny Owens heard the talk and the junior right-hander embraced the challenge. "Everybody was calling us the underdog, and that's what we like to be," Owens said. "Yes, we lost some

May 26, 2011 - The Hill
Merger gains advocate in former congressman
AT&T gained an advocate for its proposed merger with T-Mobile this week when former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) joined the Internet Innovation Alliance, an AT&T-backed advocacy group that is working to promote the combination.? Boucher, the former leader of the House telecom subcommittee and a seasoned expert in telecom policy, adds a substantive voice to AT&T's already deep bench of po

May 24, 2011 - Broadcasting & Cable
Boucher to Be Honorary Chair of Internet Innovation Alliance
Tweet Jamal Simmons named co-chair By -- , 5/24/2011 6:00:00 AM Former House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-Va.) has been named honorary chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance. Political analyst and consultant Jamal Simmons has been named honorary co-chair.??? IIA is a group of tech companies building and deploying broadband networks--Corning, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent--that

May 23, 2011 - Roanoke Times
College and university graduations across Southwest Virginia 2011
Ken Feinberg: "I hope you will fulfill your own individual dreams. Do not be defeated, do not shirk from seeking your life's goal." DOWNLOAD the mp3 file of Ken Feinberg's speech When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 Where: Lane Stadium Speaker: Ken Feinberg, coordinator: Sept. 11 terrorist attacks victims' fund and the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. Read our story Graduates: 4,363 Link: More inform

April 2011

April 20, 2011 - Washington Post
As mental health resources shrink, police become front line, with lives at stake
The call came in at the height of the evening rush hour: A man was threatening to jump off an old railroad bridge on Route 1 in Fort Belvoir. Moments later, racing down Richmond Highway, was his best hope for coming down alive. Leanna Wilson isn?t a doctor or a nurse or a social worker. She?s a Fairfax County police officer, and, like officers across the country, she has ended up on the front lin

April 17, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Marie Deans, death-penalty abolitionist, dies at 70
Marie Deans, a longtime advocate for the abolition of the death penalty who founded an organization for families of murder victims and whose work helped free death-row inmate Earl Washington, died Friday in Charlottesville. She was 70. Failing health in recent years had forced Mrs. Deans from her work. But for more than two decades, particularly after her arrival in Virginia in 1983, she was a f

April 17, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Domestic joys on display at Garden Tour
One of the biggest difficulties in renovating an older home is that most of the time, somebody else did it first. Remodeling projects often involve dealing with poorly built additions that are decades old, bad or outdated wiring and plumbing, pockets of asbestos and mismatched materials. But Chris and Gay Pollock had none of those problems when they added on to their mid-19th-century right-angl

April 17, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Internships a plus for employers, students
Colleges and universities in the Roanoke and New River valleys produce thousands of graduates every year. At some point, these alumni were eager undergraduates, searching for opportunities to jump-start their careers. Many companies have created internship programs to hook some of this talent before it graduates and moves away. Young, technology-savvy students can bring fresh ideas and work on u

April 10, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Notes from the Capitol
McDonnell schedules trade trip to Asia Gov. Bob McDonnell is preparing to embark on a trade trip to Asia next month. Tentative plans have McDonnell and 11 others from his administration and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership starting May 7 in Tokyo. They will travel to Shanghai, China, and then continue on to Beijing before arriving on May 15 in Seoul. The delegation departs for Vir

April 10, 2011 - Roanoke Times
Requiem of bloodshed
"I cannot begin to describe to you the terrors of that day. It can only be likened to my conception of the Judgment Day. ... I scarcely know how to describe to you the extent of the fire so that you will understand it. ... The whole business part of the City from 9th to 15th St. is in ashes ... It will be necessary for you to see the ruins to fully understand the extent of this fire." -- O.F. We

April 8, 2011 - Hampton Pilot Online
Poll: Allen has 13 pt. lead over Kaine
With roughly 20 months until a new U.S. Senator for Virginia is elected in November 2012, one early sample of attitudes about the race indicates voters prefer former Gov. and senator George Allen [1] (R) to former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine [2] (D). Results from a Roanoke College poll [3] released this week show Allen with a 45 percent to 32 percent advantage over Kaine, with 23 percent undecided.

April 8, 2011 - News Talk 630 WMAL
LISTEN: Allen Leads Kaine In New Virginia Senate Poll
Download this show Listen Jen Richer WMAL.com RICHMOND, Va -- George Allen looks to be the early favorite to win the seat of retiring Virginia Senator Jim Webb. The former Republican Governor and Senator leads former Democratic Governor Tim Kaine by 13 percentage points in a newly release Senate poll. The Roanoke College survey puts Allen up by a 45 to 32-percent margin with 23-percent

April 8, 2011 - Virginia Business
Poll gives early nod to Allen over Kaine in possible Senate race matchup
A Roanoke College poll shows an early preference among Virginia registered voters for Republican George Allen over Democrat Tim Kaine in a potential matchup for a U.S. Senate seat. The poll, taken before Kaine officially announced his candidacy earlier this week, showed Allen leading Kaine 45 percent to 32 percent, with 23 percent undecided. Kaine led among political moderates (41 percent to 34 pe

April 6, 2011 - Washington Post
DNC stint is both asset and liability for Kaine
Former governor Tim Kaine doesn't have to travel far from his perch as Democratic National Committee chairman to run for Senate in neighboring Virginia. But politically, he may have to cover some real ground over the next 19 months. There's little debate that Kaine is the strongest potential candidate for Democrats, given his history of victory in the Commonwealth and his fundraisi

April 13, 2011 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College earns attention
I trekked across campus a few days ago to hear a big surprise announcement from Roanoke College President Michael Maxey. The ballroom was packed with students, faculty and staff, who afterward toasted the good news with sparkling cider and hearty congratulations one to another. The college community was flattered to hear Mike's announcement, but not surprised. It's official: The little Lutheran

March 2011

March 29, 2011 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Upward Bound offers high school students in Roanoke an early look at college life.
It's a real taste of college life...years before students even apply to college. Roanoke College offers Upward Bound. It is a program for qualifying high school students in the Roanoke Valley to attend college for FREE for six weeks during the summer to get an idea of what college life will be like. Eligibility is based on family income, level of education obtained by parents (neither parent ca

April 2011

April 13, 2011 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students navigate district data in competition
The days of state lawmakers drawing district lines in a political vacuum are no more. It used to be the public had little view of how legislators drew districts lines every decade after U.S. census data were collected.

April 14, 2011 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College student leaves studies in Japan behind
Andrew Nesbit said the main reason he studied abroad this semester was to go somewhere else, to see another country "from a student's eyes, and really get a chance to experience the culture. Not just for a week."

March 2011

March 24, 2011 - WTVR CBS 6 Richmond
Elizabeth Taylor's life also included a supporting role in Virginia politics
ROANOKE, Va.— Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner married in 1976, and she was frequently in the public eye here in Virginia during their six years together. Taylor was at Warner's side in January 1978 at the inauguration of Governor John Dal

April 2011

April 13, 2011 - The Washington Post
Paleontologists find hoard of fossils, even a whale?s skeleton, near Va. quarry
Hidden behind an old rock quarry south of Fredericksburg is a nondescript sandpit that opens a window on the world of 14 million years ago, a spot where dolphins frolicked and sharks hunted. Today, teams of student and volunteer diggers are pulling out a jackpot of fossils sandwiched between layers of bluish-gray rock.

February 2011

February 23, 2011 - Staunton News Leader
ODAC College Basketball: Maroons' rally eliminates Eagles
SALEM ? Roanoke College wiped out an 11-point, second-half deficit with a 17-4 run and made the plays down the stretch Tuesday to hold off the Bridgewater College Eagles, 72-69, in the opening round of the ODAC men's tournament. The Eagles (8-18) led by five at the half, 35-30, and stretched the lead to 11 points, 49-38, with 11:42 remaining when Rashad Moore dropped in a floater from 10 feet. T

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - Unknown
new poll shows solid approval rating for McDonnell but not Obama
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December 7, 2011 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
John Carlin's Virginia: Ethiopian Christmas
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December 7, 2011 - CNN.com
Poll: Most Virginia Voters approve of McDonnell
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December 2010

December 23, 2010 - CNN Politics
Poll: Most Virginia Voters approve of McDonnell
By: CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - As Gov. Bob McDonnell finishes up his first year in office, a new poll indicates a majority of Virginia voters are giving their Republican governor a thumbs up on how he's doing his job. According to a survey by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College, 57 percent of Virginians approve of how McDonnell's

December 22, 2010 - Virginia Business Journal
Survey finds mixed reaction to liquor store privatization
A slim majority of respondents in a statewide survey would like Virginia to get out of the liquor business, but they are divided on how that should be accomplished. The privatization of state liquor stores was one of many questions asked in a poll of 601 residents by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College in Salem. The questionnaire covered a variety of issues, but focu

December 2011

December 7, 2011 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
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December 2010

December 23, 2010 - Fox 21/27
John Carlin's Virginia: Ethiopian Christmas
John Carlin talks to Dr. Richard Grant's family about the two Ethiopian boys they adopted earlier this year as the family prepares for the boys' first Christmas in the U.S.

December 23, 2010 - The Washington Post
new poll shows solid approval rating for McDonnell but not Obama
By Rosalind S. Helderman A new poll from Roanoke College shows that Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)'s approval rating in Virginia is more than 20 points higher than President Obama's. But the same poll of 601 Virginians interviewed from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 shows considerable ambivalence about one of McDonnell's leading policy proposals -- to sell off state-run liquor stores. The Roanoke College pol

December 19, 2010 - Poten & Partners
Slovak professors bring insight into Communism
Dec. 19--When theology professor Michal Valco was growing up, pastors weren't allowed to meet outside their counties and they could lead little more than worship or burial services. A lot has changed for Christians in Slovakia and the rest of central and Eastern Europe since the 1989 collapse of communism. Valco, 34, directs Lutheran Bible College in northern Slovakia and in the past five months c

November 2010

November 29, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke Area Ministries got proceeds from artist's piece
Charley Lightcap said ideas for his sculptures and pen-and-ink drawings "come from my mind. My mind is complicated." When he creates, "there is no plan," and yet, the viewer can pick out fantastical images of people, animals and objects. Lightcap, 69, grew up in Germantown, Pa. In 1966, he came to Roanoke College, where he played basketball. After earning a degree in psychology, Lightcap serv

November 28, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Restoration of sculpture coincides with artist's exhibit
New York artist Alice Aycock first tackled large abstract outdoor sculptures in the early 1970s. At the time, the field was dominated by men, but her work held its own. Talia Logan, director of Roanoke College's Olin Galleries, studied Aycock's work in college. When Roanoke College hired Logan in 2006, she was delighted to learn the campus has an Aycock sculpture, "The Solar Wind." But after mor

November 21, 2010 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College wins season opener
Roanoke started off the season with a 88-63 victory over Warren Wilson in the Dick Leftwitch V-Foundation Classic Saturday afternoon at the Bast Center. The Maroons improved to 1-0 while the Owls dropped to 3-4 on the young season.   Senior captain Melvin Felix started his final campaign in impressive fashion, scoring a career-best 33 points, including 23 in the first half.  He a

November 20, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Entranced generation still in it for Harry's long haul
It was the beginning of the end -- the night before the seventh premiere in the eight-part epic. Friends had rewatched the first six movies in their apartments and dorm rooms. They'd drawn designs and slogans on T-shirts. Some had played a scavenger hunt and a match of Quidditch, the story's fictional sport. And on Thursday night, they were waiting at the theaters hours before midnight, when "

November 19, 2010 - Roanoke Times
College uses $2.5 million to endow scholarship
Roanoke College will use a $2.5 million gift from the estate of the late Mary Ellen Hardin Smith -- the second largest by an individual in the school's history -- to endow the Shields Johnson Scholarship. It will provide financial assistance for students from the Roanoke Valley. The scholarship is established in honor of Smith's first husband, the late Shields Johnson, a 1931 graduate of Roanoke

November 19, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Lawyer ID'd as victim of deadly wreck
A motorist who was killed Wednesday when she turned into the path of a tractor-trailer on Franklin Road was identified Thursday as Mary B. Hatch, a lawyer who lived in Roanoke. Hatch, 87, died at the scene of the noon wreck as she attempted to turn her southbound Cadillac onto Southern Hills Drive and pulled into the path of the northbound big rig, Roanoke police said. The truck driver was unhur

November 19, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Regional arts leader leaving for position at Roanoke College
Laura Rawlings, executive director for the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, will leave her post next month to take a fundraising position with Roanoke College. "I'm just absolutely thrilled," said Rawlings, who will start as the college's director of the Roanoke Fund on Dec. 13. Her last day as arts council director is Dec. 1. "Of course I will continue to support our arts community." "Obviousl

December 2010

December 15, 2010 - WSLS
Applying to College
It can be a daunting task to apply for college, but with some tips from Brenda Poggendorf, Vice President of Enrollment for Roanoke College, it's not insurmountable. The internet has changed the process a bit, but Brenda had some insight for students to gain an edge.

November 2010

November 6, 2010 - Roanoke Times
Woman's generosity reveals itself
Helen Cobbs, a longtime secretary at Hollins University and an active member of First Presbyterian Church, never appeared to lead an extravagant lifestyle. But two years after Cobbs died, her $4.5 million fortune is revealing itself in the form of a foundation she established to benefit some of the causes she quietly championed. "You would never know that Helen had money," said her cousin, Kat

October 2010

October 31, 2010 - CBS news
Investigating the Afterlife
(CBS) Clint Eastwood has made a new movie about the afterlife. Does he know anything about that? Katie Couric decided to find out ... When asked what he thinks happens when you die, Clint Eastwood responds, "I haven't the foggiest idea." Generally, when Clint Eastwood wants you dead, you're dead. But in "Hereafter," the new movie directed by Eastwood, death is only the beginning.

October 30, 2010 - National Catholic Reporter
Election Time: VA-5
UPDATE: This was the first race I looked at, back at the beginning of September. I penned a long article about it for the print edition of NCR that you can read here. No race remains closer to the heart of progressive Catholics than this one. The polling has been all over the place, with the SurveyUSA polls skewing the averages. Still the most recent public poll from Roanoke College shows Republic

October 30, 2010 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Students trick-or-treat for charity
Roanoke College students went trick-or-treating Friday evening but not for candy. Instead they went door-to-door in Salem raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. The donations will help families who have sick children pay medical bills. It will also be used to purchase equipment for the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital in Roanoke.  "Every little bit truly does make a diff