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  • Ferrum News
    to Oakey s Funeral Service and 16 year U S Navy veteran Ron Kotz a Virginia Department of Veterans Services claims agent Oakey s has a long standing policy of never turning a family in need away Not providing Mr Capito a proper and dignified burial would have been the wrong thing to do I learned life lessons about kindness while attending Ferrum College during my formative years said Oakey who said concern for those less fortunate was instilled in students by faculty and staff who demonstrated this daily To this day I remember it exemplified across campus in all areas from Mrs Corron in the business department to Mrs Mountcastle in the cafeteria Oakey continued I ve noticed more than once how our philosophy mirrors the College s Not Self But Others motto We hope to always pass forward this compassion and responsibility in every aspect of our business Sam epitomizes our motto Not Self But Others said Ferrum College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kim Blair He is a wonderful example for our current students about how important it is to reach out and provide support to those in need in your community Read more about this story

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    dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics The leading edge technologies incorporated in this piece of equipment will allow faculty to show students microscopic worlds that simply weren t feasible before at Ferrum We can now prepare and examine specimens in minutes that once took days or even weeks Purchased with funds from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission TIC the electron microscope will be used primarily in the areas of materials characterization cellular and molecular biology plant disease microbial ecology and microbiology but will also be used by students in agronomy and other subjects who would benefit from a microscopic view of their work Faculty members received training on the microscope in August and are already using it The device allows students to see three dimensional magnifications up to 1 000 000x which is 10 000 times more than a conventional optical microscope and analyze for chemical composition The new microscope is part of an extensive Garber Hall renovation project largely funded by the 375 636 TIC grant as well as a second 383 612 grant from the Margaret A Cargill Foundation Building improvements include the construction of a new classroom and two new laboratory spaces and renovation of the microbiology laboratory all of which crews hope to have ready for use by the end of October In addition to the microscope other new technology purchases include a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer CHN combustion autoanalyzer and flow injection analyzer purchased with an additional 25 000 grant from Appalachian Power because of its use in the Water Quality Monitoring Program all of which enable Ferrum students under faculty supervision access to state of the art technologies related to their fields of study The Garber Hall building improvements and new technology allow Ferrum

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_unveils_new_scanning_electron_microscope.html (2016-02-01)
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    first national sorority was recognized with the Outstanding Colony Recruitment Plan Award for nearly doubling its size during its first semester of recruitment The Gamma Mu chapter was selected for the award from among fifteen other Delta Phi Epsilon chapters started between 2010 and 2012 As one of the newer Delta Phi Epsilon chapters the Gamma Mu sisters are very excited to be honored with this award said Delta Phi Epsilon Gamma Mu Chapter President Clare Mathews Mathews and sisters Aleia Essert and Chelsie Brown received the award on behalf of the sorority during the DIMES Award Banquet on Saturday July 14 2012 Delta Phi Epsilon is Ferrum College s newest sorority and the first national Greek letter society on its campus Colonized from the once local sorority Zeta Theta Epsilon the Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon was chartered on November 12 2011 Dedicated to supporting Delta Phi Epsilon s mission to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good Ferrum s Gamma Mu Chapter is involved in many philanthropic projects that support a variety of organizations including those that fight eating disorders breast cancer diabetes hunger and cystic fibrosis Founded in 1917 by five women at New York University Law School Delta Phi Epsilon is one of the first non sectarian social sororities and the only one founded at a professional school In 1922 Delta Phi Epsilon extended into Canada to become an international sorority Today s Delta Phi Epsilon chapters and their more than 50 000 members enjoy a distinguished reputation for scholarship service and leadership Photo information L to R Gamma Mu sisters Aleia Essert Chelsie Brown and Clare Mathews received the award during the DIMES Award Banquet on Saturday July 14 2012 Information For Future

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_colleges_delta_phi_epsilon_sorority_receives_national_award.html (2016-02-01)
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    hungry in a campus Stop Hunger Now Event How fitting and appropriate that the first event of this centennial year was the Stop Hunger Now project this past Sunday With most of our students and many faculty and staff participating and the additional support of area churches and service organizations we prepared 108 000 meals for the hungry of the world said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten There can be no more exciting and visible way to express the ethos and motto of Ferrum Not Self but Others than by having so many working together to accomplish this goal Photo information In the top right photo students and community members at work packaging meals during the Stop Hunger Now event In the bottom left photo President Braaten left and Career Services Director Rol Walters show off the Stop Hunger Now memento awarded to the College to commemorate Sunday s event Watch a video about the event here http youtu be 7pOoxoG5glo View additional photos from the event here http flic kr s aHsjBSdkzy Read The Roanoke Times article here http www roanoke com news roanoke wb 313638 Watch the WDBJ 7 story here http ow ly dvYfJ Information For Future

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/600_ferrum_college_students_and_community_members_learn_the_meaning_of_the_colleges_motto_not_self_but_others.html (2016-02-01)
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    s ability to remember properly Dr St Peters project uses a rodent model to examine the influence of the hippocampus section of the brain on performance in cognitive tasks when irrelevant distractors are introduced There is a strong body of research that suggests that attentional impairments largely contribute to memory problems associated with Alzheimers Disease said St Peters We wanted to examine the role of the hippocampus a brain region commonly associated with memory loss This sort of translational research is critical to a better understanding of the neurobehavioral substrates underlying cognitive function its impairment and the development of better therapeutic treatments The ARDRAF subjects applications to a rigorous competitive review process but the Awards Committee was impressed with the investigator s qualifications They were united in their confidence about the likely success of this project In addition there is no doubt the project will generate preliminary data that will be helpful in garnering subsequent grant funding said Constance Coogle Ph D Associate Director for Research at the Virginia Center on Aging which administers the ARDRAF grants The grant provides funds for critical equipment and supplies to establish and maintain the new research facilities at the College It also includes a stipend for students to engage in the research This grant will afford a unique opportunity for our students by enabling them to contribute new knowledge to the scientific community said St Peters They will also gain skills in the use of cutting edge research equipment giving them a strong foundation for their entry into post baccalaureate programs The Alzheimer s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1982 to stimulate innovative investigations into Alzheimer s disease Other institutions receiving ARDRAF funding this year include The University of Virginia Marymount University and two

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_professor_receives_grant_for_alzheimers_research.html (2016-02-01)
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    reminding the gathering of the College motto Not Self But Others Dr Braaten also noted that the College is now 100 years strong as the school enters its centennial year in 2013 In addition faculty heard the latest on new building projects new academic initiatives and the latest enrollment estimates which are expected to come in once again at 1500 students See more opening conference photographs here http flic kr

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/happy_new_school_year_at_ferrum_college.html (2016-02-01)
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    s Hot Dog Cart a campus favorite and the Crazy Cuke food truck which serves freshly prepared wraps and other healthy options The Gold Medal is the highest national distinction bestowed to a college or university by NACUFS and entries are judged by dining services professionals and peers from around the country We might be small and rural but we are ahead of the game and everyone knows where and who Ferrum College is now said Catering Manager Alyson Seidel The College s award winning entry included menu variations facility design marketing nutrition and wellness information as well as photographs customer service response and wow factor details Seidel Dining Services Operations Manager Kim Allen and Food Court Manager Wendi Major compiled the College s submission and in July the trio traveled to Boston to receive the award during the NACUFS National Conference I am overjoyed that I had the opportunity to work with our team on a project that gained national recognition for Ferrum College and Ferrum College Dining Services said Allen Major underscored the importance of the teamwork that resulted in the NACUFS gold medal This award has been the culmination of many images thoughts and ideas brought forth in a successful effort of teamwork she said Director of Dining Services Mike Martin agreed saying I am very proud of the individual efforts and team work ethic of our Dining Services staff who have driven Dining Services to be the best it can be It is this collective spirit that has catapulted Ferrum to the forefront of the NACUFS organization This recognition is very well deserved said Ferrum College president Jennifer Braaten Our students faculty and staff have the opportunity every day to enjoy a wide variety of delicious healthy eating options and we are delighted that Dining Services

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    Porter is already on campus and working in the library helping to oversee renovations on the second floor of the facility where previous storage areas are being converted to classroom space I m pleased to be a part of Ferrum College It is a very exciting time to be here as the Stanley Library undergoes major space changes to further support teaching learning and collaboration opportunities among the campus community said Porter Prior to Ferrum Dr Porter worked as Director of the Mount Aloysius College Library in Cresson PA as Associate Director of the Learning Commons at Syracuse University Library and Director of Library Services for Bucks County Community College in Newtown Pa Dr Porter received her Master s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and her Doctorate in Information Science from Nova Southeastern University Her areas of research include millennial student search strategies learning commons development and online learning communities Dr Porter has served as an adjunct instructor for library management information systems and technology and information literacy and communication courses Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_introduces_new_director_of_stanley_library.html (2016-02-01)
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