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    In addition to interacting with students in class Quillen gave a keynote address in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall Quillen handed out some savvy career advice to the students many of who will be graduating in May I think you should work on your strengths as opposed to your weaknesses he advised He then quipped I could work on singing 24 hours a day and it s never going to get any better Quillen an engineer by training has spent most of his career in the coal industry He guided Alpha Natural Resources Inc from a small group of people meeting with lawn chairs and card tables in 2002 to the company that after acquiring Massey Coal Company two years ago now employs 14 000 people and owns more than 150 mines Alpha Natural Resources is the only Fortune 500 Company in Virginia west of Roanoke It is now based in Bristol Va where it recently moved into a new 20 million 130 000 square foot building Quillen touched briefly on the topic of energy during his presentation in order to illustrate the need for coal in a nation that demands inexpensive energy but sometimes derides the coal industry because of its perceived negative impact on the environment There are ideals in life The way we want things to be and the way things actually are And we have to work together to bring those two together It s a real process he said The Executive in Residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus Guest executives tour the College audit classes interact with students and faculty and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies Speakers offer insight on the knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/global_leader_in_coal_production_tells_ferrum_students_work_to_your_strengths.html (2016-02-01)
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    player Lindsay Etherton will miss the Panthers senior day because her Army Reserve unit is getting recalled to Afghanistan Read the Roanoke Times article by Mark Berman here Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Ferrum College News Ferrum Magazine Online Iron Blade Online Newspaper Panther Press Student

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_softball_player_lindsay_etherton_is_ready_for_deployment.html (2016-02-01)
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    Chapel as part of the Wright Christian Ministry Lecture Series Sam Wells is widely respected as a thought leader preacher and theologian It will be an honor to host him at Ferrum said Ferrum College Dean of Chapel Wes Astin Those who attend this year s Wright Lecture series will hear from one of the nation s leaders in conversations of faith Wells who grew up in in Bristol England received his undergraduate degree at Merton College Oxford attended seminary at New College Edinburgh and achieved his Ph D at Durham University He is the author of 17 books with topics ranging from theological ethics to the exploration of theology through local mission His Ferrum College lecture topic will be The Most Important Word The Wright Christian Ministry Lecture Series began at Ferrum College in 2004 in memory of former Ferrum College alumnus and Board of Trustee member Wasena Buddy Wright who was also a United Methodist pastor and Council Director of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Established to bring prominent theologians authors and scholars to the Ferrum College campus the series takes place every two years For more information contact the Office of Dean of

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_to_host_dean_of_duke_university_chapel_for_wright_lecture_series.html (2016-02-01)
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    s history In his roles as former U S Congressman and former Virginia Senator Goode helped procure the funding for the expansion as well as for the original museum He noted during his opening comments that it was Baliles who signed the bill making the Institute the official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore in 1986 In his keynote address Baliles recognized that for over four decades Ferrum College and the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum have been moving forces in preserving the history of the Blue Ridge region moving beyond being a simple repository of books photographs artwork and objects The Institute is now a vital future oriented resource for the education and inspiration of Virginia s citizenry young and old black and white urban and rural said Baliles It can be a force a leader in helping create the future of this region just as it s made a difference in preserving its past Baliles also noted that the continued growth and success of the Blue Ridge Institute was symbolized in the bricks and mortar of the facility expansion that includes new storage archival classroom and gallery space Museum Director Roddy Moore said this spring s inaugural exhibit in the Institute s new gallery would be The Great Western Virginia Cover up In addition to featuring numerous antique quilts from the Blue Ridge the exhibit will examine the region s history of bedcovers from the earliest hand woven pieces to today s commercially produced quilts as well the social background of quilting within Blue Ridge families and communities To promote the upcoming quilt exhibit one of the region s finest traditional quilters Nell Townley of Vinton demonstrated and discussed quilting techniques In addition guests enjoyed banjo music by Trish and Kevin Fore who are both well known in

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/baliles_and_goode_recognize_blue_ridge_institute_success_and_importance_in_preserving_and_sharing_the_regions_history.html (2016-02-01)
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    in Belize while Fulcher will examine the impact of prescribed burns on a symbiotic fungus that grows on the roots of oak trees It feels good to know I can sustain myself over the summer with a research grant said Drews who found out about the award via e mail I was pretty excited I ve always been interested in the study of big cats Fulcher learned of her award from Ferrum College Associate Professor Todd Fredericksen with whom she will work on the project I said Oh great when he told me I had been approved said Fulcher I had been looking for a research project that would propel me into a career in forestry after graduation and this seemed like an excellent research project Fulcher will examine soil samples under a microscope to determine if fire has an impact on specific fungi that grow on the roots of oak trees beneath the earth s surface The trees depend upon the fungi to thrive so understanding the impact of fire on the trees fungal partners is important She will also test whether fire promotes the growth of other fungi that might be harmful to the trees Fulcher s work will take place in Franklin and Patrick Counties Drews will begin his work in May when he travels to Belize with a joint Ferrum College Virginia Tech study abroad class taught by Ferrum College Assistant Professor Glen Stevens and Virginia Tech Associate Professor Marcella Kelly He will remain in Belize through August working with Dr Kelly Drews will assist Kelly in researching the impact of sustainable logging on jaguar populations To measure this impact they will use a wide variety of instruments including motion activated game cameras A native of Harlan County Kentucky Colonel Lee B Ledford was dedicated to

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_students_receive_research_grants_from_appalachian_college_association.html (2016-02-01)
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    program history improving to 23 5 on the year The Captains drop to 22 6 and will have to wait until tomorrow to see if they earned an at large berth into the tournament The Black and Gold went to the 3 ball early and often as Jacole Hairston and Tesla Akers combined for three 3 pointers in the early going to establish an 11 4 lead less than three

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_women_win_usa_south_championship.html (2016-02-01)
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    College and its students with honor integrity and commitment until his untimely death Dr Byrd took his BS MS and PhD degrees from the University of Georgia His agricultural sciences specialty was in plant physiology Subsequent to earning his PhD he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois a Huxley Research Fellow in ecology and evolutional biology at Rice University and an Assistant Professor of Biology at Saint Michael s College While at Ferrum George received the Appalachian College Association Fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the University of Tennessee to conduct research and study on the varied but related topics of climate change ecology genomics photosynthesis bioenergy and forage crop switchgrass George ably served as the Division Chair of Life Sciences from 2004 2007 and he was the Program Coordinator of Agriculture Sciences for most of his years at the College In addition he served as the Advisor to the Agriculture Club a role he greatly enjoyed as he influenced the lives of many current students and alumni alike Dr Byrd was actively involved with students his colleagues and the community All who knew him mourn the loss of our professor colleague and friend

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/dr_george_byrd_passed_away_feb_14_2012.html (2016-02-01)
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    to success revolves around P I E Performance Image and Exposure Brookins who is based in Roanoke is the Market President and Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo Bank Performance is only about 20 to 30 percent of career success Brookins told a large group of students faculty administrators and community members during a late morning keynote address At Wells Fargo we are certainly looking for performance but we are also looking at the image of the brand you portray Brookins told students that they should ask themselves When other people hear my name what do they say He cautioned them against negative portrayals of themselves on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook He also encouraged students to increase their exposure to potential employers by making personal contact instead of simply filling our forms on line Throughout his talk Brookins illustrated his points by sharing instances from his own career when he focused only on performance and not as much on image and exposure In addition to the keynote address Brookins also joined students in a number of classes where he exchanged ideas with both students and faculty Brookins joined Wells Fargo and moved to Virginia in 2006 after 13 years in retail and commercial banking in the Detroit Mich area He attended the University of Detroit Mercy where he graduated with honors and also earned his Master s degree Brookins began his career in retail branch management and moved to commercial banking shortly thereafter The Executive in Residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus Guest executives tour campus audit classes interact with students and faculty and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies Speakers offer insight on the knowledge skills

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