Lots of media coverage happened over the summer months. Catch up on the great stories you may have missed about Roanoke College and members of our community.
Dr. Harry Wilson featured on NPR's "1A" program
Dr. Harry Wilson, public affairs professor and director of Roanoke College's Institute for Policy & Opinion Research, was interviewed about guns and politics on the popular NPR radio program, "1A." He was featured at the top of the program, which you can listen to here.
History students travel to the Korean Peninsula, WDBJ-7
Associate history professor Dr. Stella Xu traveled with several students to South Korea for three weeks in late spring. Roanoke College was one of only eight institutions to be offered this opportunity by the ASIANetwork, an organization that promotes undergraduate Asian studies. Read more here.
Article by Dr. Mary Henold featured by "The Conversation US"
Roanoke History professor and Dr. Mary Henold examines the attitudes of Catholic women and families towards the Vatican's traditional stance on contraception. Read the article here and a reference to it here. Articles from The Conversation are often picked up by other media outlets.
Author Phyllis Theroux reviews "Courageous Fool," an historical novel by Dr. Todd Peppers and alum Margaret Anderson '13
Critically acclaimed essayist, columnist, author and teacher Phyllis Theroux reviewed political science professor Dr. Todd Peppers' and Roanoke graduate Margaret Anderson's book, "A Courageous Fool." The work is part biography and part memoir, developed from the unfinished writings of Marie Deans, advocate for convicted felons on death row in Virginia and South Carolina.
Dr. Edward Nik-Khah weighs in on big pharma in "The New Republic"
Economics professor Dr. Edward Nik-Khah is quoted in an article that explores the pharmaceutical economic model, a piece that can be found here. Nik-Khah also has written a chapter in the book, "Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society," and co-written a chapter in "The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism." Information about the books is found here and here.
Local school named after well-known alumnus Jack Fishwick '37
Roanoke City's Stonewall Jackson Middle School is being renamed to honor the late Jack Fishwick '37. An industry and community leader, Fishwick served on the Roanoke College Board of Trustees. WSLS-10 carried the story.
Newspaper features op-ed piece by Roanoke professor Dr. Todd Peppers
Public affairs professor Dr. Todd Peppers discusses the public's reaction to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Published by The Roanoke Times, the piece can be found here.
Professor Gary Whitt's daughter following in his steps
The Roanoke Times featured Hannah Claros '15, who just began her first year teaching at Woodrow Wilson Middle School--the same school where her father, Roanoke education professor Gary Whitt, began his teaching career. The profile article can be found here.
Freshman get oriented to service with R House
For the 13th year in a row, incoming freshmen took up hammers and nails during orientation as the College began work on a Habitat for Humanity house. WXFR covered the story.
Local media visit campus for opening day
TV stations WDBJ and WXFR were on hand during opening week to witness the influx of students on campus from 30 states and 14 countries. The freshman class is 640 students strong. Find WDBJ's coverage here and WXFR's coverage here.