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    a great opportunity to get out and learn about the meaning of the day as well as it is a great chance to fellowship with one another Events are scheduled as follows Diversity March 9 30 A M starting at the Panther s Den a speech addressing social issues from the perspective of a Ferrum College student also a symbolic march around the quad as a way of advocating for social equality and justice followed by a digital presentation of the famous Been to the Mountain Top speech Dr King performed before he was assassinated MLK Day Celebration 7 00 P M in Vaughn Chapel a digital presentation of Dr King giving the I Have a Dream Speech Next Ms Bernice Cobbs a Ferrum Alum who has achieved much success within the field of education A portion of Bernice Cobbs biography reads as follows Joyce Bernice Cobbs graduated magna cum laude from Ferrum College in 1998 earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with endorsements in Math and English Prior to Ferrum Bernice graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Western Community College After Ferrum Bernice received a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Radford University She holds a Certificate from Virginia Tech s Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement for completion of its Virginia School Leaders Institute She also holds a Certificate from Harvard University s Graduate School of Education for completion of its 2010 Leadership An Evolving Vision Institute Bernice has served as principal of Snow Creek Elementary School principal of Boones Mill Elementary School K 5 Director of Instruction and is currently 6 th grade Administrator at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Prior to her time in administration Bernice served as a classroom teacher co coordinator of

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    expenses I received the email while I was working at the feed store at home said Reid who returns to Broadway Virginia most weekends to earn money for college I was so excited because money is tight and it s great to have a little bit of help Reid says that her love of horticulture comes naturally as her family owns and operates a retail greenhouse business Reid was encouraged to apply for the scholarship by Ferrum College Professor Bob Pohlad who thought Reid was the perfect candidate The scholarship is a one time award given in memory of Tom Eaton who was an active and invaluable member of the Mid Atlantic Horticulture Short Course board according to the organization s web site Established in 2008 it is given to an exceptional college student pursuing a degree in any horticultural field In addition to the scholarship money Reid will also receive a three day registration to attend the Mid Atlantic Horticultural Short Course a professional educational event held annually during the last week of January in Virginia Beach Reid a sophomore at Ferrum says she hopes to use her degree toward a career in international marketing and agriculture Information For

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    work of the committee during this intensive nationwide search was extremely important for Ferrum We are confident that our historic football legacy will continue and flourish under Dave Harper s proven leadership and his vision for future NCAA Division III championships said Braaten The committee comprised of faculty staff Board of Trustees and alumni members considered over 100 applications for the position Supporters of the Ferrum football program including many former students sent dozens of letters and e mails to the school on Harper s behalf He also enjoys a strong working relationship with members of the athletic department Dave was an excellent candidate right from the beginning said Naff also a member of the search committee We needed to go through the process and see who else was out there and we feel strongly that we selected the best candidate Harper has enjoyed a great deal of success overseeing the offense Ferrum s rushing offense has finished 12th or higher in the nation in 10 of his 12 seasons as offensive coordinator Ferrum s 2005 offense broke school records for rushing yards in a season 4 332 points in a season 439 and single game yards 686 Harper who played football at Ferrum from 1986 89 becomes just the sixth head football coach at Ferrum in the 56 year history of the program The number 56 is significant to Harper having twice earned All America honors at linebacker while wearing number 56 on his jersey His jersey is one of only two to have been retired by the College I m extremely excited about becoming Ferrum s new head coach said Harper I plan to use this opportunity to lead the next generation of Ferrum College student athletes in the right direction so that they too can understand what

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    of the Schloss was featured in a memorable scene in the 1965 film The Sound of Music The program is underwritten in part by the Mellon Foundation as part of the Mellon Fellows Community Initiative Program This opportunity is one that can both literally and figuratively open up the world for students said Dr David Howell Ferrum College associate professor of religion and one of the co authors of Ferrum s original grant proposal to the Salzburg Global Seminar While in Austria the students will participate in group study exercises attend lectures and cultural exchange seminars The seminar was created to make students more aware of global issues and of what it means to be a global citizen more discerning in their assessment of information pertaining to world affairs and more understanding of America s place in the world as well as of non Americans perception of the U S according to the official website The Ferrum students were chosen from a pool of students in the Boone Honors Program and other student academic leaders based upon a letter of application transcripts and faculty recommendations Each will receive a 500 grant from either the Ferrum College Provost s office or the Boone Honors Program to help pay travel expenses All other expenses on site are paid by the Mellon Foundation grant I am so excited to be able to study in Austria and to get a feel for how the world works especially the world outside the United States said Meagan Hodges who is majoring in English and philosophy Fellow student Jessi Naff concurred We learn about foreign cultures in class and we hear what other people say about America but the chance to meet with students from other nations and to learn about world issues from other perspectives is

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    Share VIDEO VA Agriculture Commissioner Visits Ferrum College 11 29 2010 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 News Athletic News Contact Information Admissions 800 868 9797 Main Number 540 365 2121 Campus Police 540

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    he was a fifth generation farmer and that every generation had done it differently Lohr s farm is in a densely populated section of northern Virginia so he turned to what he called agritourism offering hayrides pumpkin picking and a corn maze in the month of October Looking to the future Lohr told the crowd of mostly agricultural students to keep an eye on opportunities in energy production through farming He also predicted a continuation of the trend toward selling directly to consumers be it in agribusiness or other niche markets The Commissioner was on campus from 8 a m to 3 p m touring the Titmus Farm Center and interacting with students He attended classes and walked through the dining hall and kitchen He applauded Ferrum because 30 percent of the food served comes from local suppliers He also praised Ferrum for it s role in educating the next generation of farmers I think a school like Ferrum serves a population of people who don t want to go to a larger university The smaller environment the student to teacher ratio is better I like the farm on campus all of it Ferrum is a big piece of the puzzle he said The timing of Lohr s visit worked out well as Ferrum hosted the 2010 Young Farmers Discussion Meet in which students from agricultural programs all over the state gathered to compete in an open discussion format on agricultural issues of the day Many of the students from other campuses were in the audience for Lohr s address Although the number of farms has been shrinking in Virginia for years Lohr reminded the students that the State s 47 000 farms and related industries account for 400 000 jobs in Virginia and that farming was a 55 billion

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    part of a three week English experiential e term course based on the writings of Thoreau Entitled American Nature Writing the hands on course is taught by Associate Professor John Kitterman The idea was for me to assist the students in building a replica of Thoreau s cabin while they also studied Thoreau s writings mused Kitterman Kitterman originally planned to build the cabin during the three week course using timber frame construction as did Thoreau but quickly learned the plan was overly ambitious Even after reverting to more modern techniques he realized the cabin would take much longer to complete The project became a passion says Kitterman We worked on it here and there and waited until the course was offered again last spring to add the finishing touches The structure is a Spartan 10 x 16 foot single room with a fireplace and enough space for a bed a table and three chairs As small as that sounds it is a foot longer than Thoreau s cabin It lacks Thoreau s root cellar but Kitterman explains that this cabin like other replicas is designed more to recreate the Thoreau experience than to reproduce the actual cabin The cabin s location in this natural setting can help students understand where Thoreau was coming from It s a great way to capitalize on Ferrum s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains Kitterman is also writing a book about similar Thoreau stylecabins that are being built the world over The global community has become more and more interested in environmental issues and sustainability Kitterman said and people from many disciplines carpenters artists and educators as well as naturalists are going back to Thoreau for inspiration and advice Kitterman remarks that in the first chapter of Walden Thoreau talks about how everybody

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    held on Sunday November 7 in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room on the campus of Ferrum College We didn t have any bowls left by the time we wrapped things up at 3 00 p m said event co creator Jeff Dalton Ferrum College assistant professor of art Dalton said the very last customer wound up eating soup from a paper bowl An estimated 200 people including students staff and the public turned out to pay 10 00 for a hand made pottery bowl filled with vegetable soup and a side of artisan bread Once finished they were able to take the bowl home Nell Fredericksen a local artist and member of the Blue Ridge Potter s Guild was instrumental in bringing this project together The Guild made the bowls along with Ferrum College students and faculty The event was also supported by Ferrum College Dining Services which made the soup using produce from local growers This was huge It exceeded our expectations said Dalton Dalton said he and event co creator Dr Glen Stevens didn t know what kind of response they would get We were hoping for maybe 100 people he said Dalton said the event would return next year and that we will be making a lot more bowls The project was part of Dalton s and Stevens Freshman Gateway class Its purpose is to educate students about how they can make a positive difference in their communities We saw the impact click with a number of students said Stevens Many students stayed on even after their shifts were over They were able to see and feel the effect of doing something positive for the community Dalton said he would be presenting a check to the Panther Packs Program later this week Panther Packs provides food for

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