Frozen Toes, a new bike for Christmas and other news you may have missed

by rcnewsblog on January 12, 2010

Welcome back to the students and faculty. Hope everyone enjoyed a restful break and is ready for the new year. In case you haven’t kept up with your Roanoke College news, here’s a summary of the recent coverage. You can always click to the Roanoke In the News Web page for the latest coverage of the Roanoke College community.

Dr. Adam Childers from the math department has frozen toes. Childers, who is an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, won the Frozen Toe 10K, an aptly named off-road challenge on the Chestnut Ridge loop trail outside of Roanoke. Other Roanoke College racers include Track Coach Finn Pincus, who came in #1 in his age group, and Web Administrator Michael Santoroski. Roanoke alumna Bridgett Tainer-Parkins ’06 and “Lefty” Leftwich ’85 braved the elements as well. Read the Roanoke Times story.

In case students didn’t notice, it snowed just after you left campus and much of the snow is still here, just waiting for more. Check out the pictures.

In other news, Dr. Todd Peppers was quoted in the New York Times in December as part of an article about Supreme Court clerks. The article referenced his first book. Dr. Pepper’s newest book, The Anatomy of an Execution, was the subject of a WVTF interview. For a link to the audio interview, see the news release on the book and click Related Links on the upper right of that page.

Rooney’s first year was part of a “where are they now” story from The Roanoke Times on January 1. Become a fan of Rooney on Facebook to keep up with all of the Maroon activities. If you aren’t a FB “fan” of Roanoke College, resolve to become one this year!

sandeeDr. Sandee McGlaun of the Writing Center had an audio essay on WVTF over the break on December 28.  Hers is the third one down on the essay page on the WVTF Web site.

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