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  • Ferrum News
    have been useful throughout human history Now they are even more so Modern horsepower at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College September 17 18 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

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    1964 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1993 Berry has won numerous literary awards including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship He has authored more than 40 books of poetry fiction and essays Woody Crenshaw owner of the Floyd Country Store in Floyd Va and an architect of the Round The Mountain Southwest Virginia Craft Trail referred to Berry as a modern day Thoreau in reference to the noted philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau who in 1854 published the book Walden which covered the two years he communed with nature at Walden Pond in Massachusetts Among other themes the book is considered a manual for self reliance Wendell Berry s message about living in harmony with the natural world is important for modern culture said Crenshaw He speaks about a consciousness and perception which is needed if we are all going to live in harmony in this world Jason Rutledge who is bringing the Southern Draft Animal Days to Ferrum College on September 17 18 explained that the technology which will be on display is in keeping with Berry s message Draft animals can accomplish virtually anything that can be done with a motorized vehicle said Rutledge who added only they do so with much less impact on the environment whether it s the actual ground or the carbon footprint In addition to Berry s talk on Saturday night the event will feature demonstrations of horse drawn technology in both logging and agricultural techniques It will also feature a horse pulling contest a parade of breeds live music and local food In addition there will be a tack vendor expo and hands on learning opportunities with horse drawn technology The Southern Draft Animal Days will be located at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum on the Ferrum College Campus Tickets

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  • Ferrum NewsHank Norton Center Groundbreaking News
    adding a first class facility to our campus and at the same time honoring a legendary coach mentor and friend of the Ferrum family This project signifies the commitment from the trustees to the president faculty staff alumni and especially current students to stay ahead of the curve and increase Panther pride The 29 000 square foot facility designed by Mark W Smith AIA of Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners features a brick façade and will be located adjacent to Adams Stadium Frith Construction Company of Martinsville has been awarded the construction contract The ground floor will house classrooms locker space and a weight room while the first floor will feature the Ferrum College Sports Hall of Fame and house offices for coaches a kitchenette and shower facilities for referees and other game officials A facility like the Hank Norton Center will allow us to better train our current student athletes said Athletic Director Abe Naff And it will give us a better opportunity to recruit students who want to continue their athletic careers after high school In this day and age student athletes are looking for this type of facility when they choose their college Women s softball coach Vickie Van Kleeck agreed saying We want to continue Ferrum s great success in Division III athletics This will help us recruit and serve the best students for the program Hank Norton who served as head football coach from 1960 to 1993 said he was both honored and pleased I ve had more honors than I deserve said Norton from his home in Deltaville This isn t about me It s about Ferrum College We ve come so far from the days when our punter stood in the middle of Route 40 in order to kick the ball This is a

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  • Ferrum NewsFerrum College
    2010 2011 is over 55 higher than in 2004 when Ferrum President Jennifer Braaten first initiated an enrollment strategy that included improved facilities more direct communication with prospective students and a strengthened academic plan We offer our students a beautiful campus nestled in a gorgeous mountain setting state of the art technology and a broad array of curricular and extra curricular activities says Braaten and we have an outstanding group of faculty administrators and staff who are committed to our students Braaten sais she was especially proud of some of the green initiatives on campus that call for a proposed biomass boiler to assist with heating and energy a farm to table program that aims for 50 percent of all food served on campus to come from local sources and a plan to engage students in a campus wide energy saving competition The College is opening the academic year with new and enriched programs in areas such as Environmental Planning and Development Graphic Design Eco tourism Health and Human Performance and Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement These offerings along with popular majors in environmental science business administration criminal justice teacher education and pre professional science comprise a vigorous academic program that draws prospective students and culminates in well prepared graduates with multiple career and graduate school choices The new men s lacrosse team will begin NCAA Division III play this fall We will have a full roster of players said Athletic Director Abe Naff We may be a start up program but we ve had ample interest from high quality players from as far away as Texas and Colorado We believe Ferrum will field a strong team in its inaugural year said Naff To accommodate growth several apartment style residence halls have been added to campus in the last five

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    Clean Energy Economy said the grant falls perfectly in line with his hopes for Franklin County and the rest of the 5th District It just makes sense said Perriello Our farmers need to know they have a ready market Local citizens need access to quality food and research shows that locally grown food is fresher and healthier said Perriello The grant request submitted by Franklin County in partnership with Ferrum College in June 2010 would purchase a facility located in Rocky Mount The facility would provide warehouse space for locally grown produce along with modern flash freezing technology and freezer space which would provide locally grown goods beyond the end of the growing season In addition the grant would purchase a vehicle for local deliveries and work with established food distributors for region wide distribution Ferrum College Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences David Johnson also noted during the presentation that the grant would provide locally grown food to the Franklin County School system and to STEP Inc Support to Eliminate Poverty which works with the economically disadvantaged Johnson said he was pleased to see Ferrum College which offers a major in agriculture continue its historic leadership position with respect to local farming Ferrum Agriculture Major Sean Duff who also spoke agreed saying I am anxious to put what I have learned with respect to new farming techniques to work This is an exciting time for farming Jay Abbott a vegetable farmer from the Sontag area of Franklin County echoed Duff telling the group I could grow a lot more food if I knew I had a place to sell it when it was ripe and ready to go I planted ten acres this year but that could easily be fifty said Abbott Perriello and officials from

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  • Ferrum News
    and learning how to use the data Thomas explained that the data is combined with research from other institutions so scientists can measure changes over time Pohlad and Thomas are co authors of the grant which will be coordinated by Laurel Anderson Ph D an associate professor of botany microbiology at Ohio Wesleyan University Other co authors include Tracy Gartner Ph D Carthage College WI Karen Kuers Ph D Sewanee The University of the South TN Erin Lindquist Ph D Meredith College NC Jose Luis Machado Ph D Swarthmore College PA and Jeffrey Simmons Ph D Mount St Mary s University MD The EREN project began in 2009 as the result of an earlier NSF grant Our undergraduate students will be studying everything from the rates of leaf decomposition to carbon storage in trees to the spread of invasive plants to phenology the times of the year when climate patterns impact trees and animals said Pohlad The students would be taking data on aspects such as tree growth and when insects reptiles and other animals become active in the spring or dormant in the winter he said The data will be added to a national data base from the other participating colleges and we can then begin to track patterns which can be linked to changes in the climate he said All of the research would be conducted in the Ferrum Mountain Creek Watershed which includes much of the Ferrum College campus This watershed was developed as a study site for previous grants to Pohlad and Thomas from the Mellon Foundation and NSF as part of the Appalachian College Association project CAWS Collaboration through Appalachian Watershed Studies The money from the grant is structured so that each participating college will receive the amount needed to cover their own research reporting

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    School of Public International Affairs and the Myers Lawson School of Construction Blair was instrumental in raising 8 million toward its successful completion of the 35 million goal as part of Tech s 1 billion Invent the Future campaign Prior to Virginia Tech Blair spent a decade and half at Roanoke College where she served as Regional Development Representative Director of Alumni Giving Director of Alumni and Parent and Annual Programs and Development Director During her service as Development Director Roanoke College successfully raised 83 million for its The Difference campaign surpassing the goal of 65 million Ferrum College is a perfect fit for me said Blair who explained that she feels most at home at a private liberal arts college I graduated from Roanoke College and always felt comfortable in that environment When this position became available and after considering Ferrum s extraordinary enrollment growth and myriad opportunities I knew I had to give it serious thought I am thrilled to become part of the Ferrum family Kim Blair brings experience and vitality to the job said President Braaten She has a proven track record as a successful fundraiser and leader in a college environment qualities that will ensure continuity in Institutional Advancement at Ferrum Kim will immediately re energize our fundraising efforts for the Hank Norton Center she said referring to the proposed athletic center to be named in honor of the popular former Ferrum football coach And as we define priorities for our 2013 Centennial Campaign we could not have asked for a more qualified person to lead this new effort said Braaten As a student at Roanoke College Blair was student body president and a member of the women s basketball team Her career resume includes a long list of honors and awards including being named

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  • Ferrum News
    who represent our future said Webb Ferrum College s growth has been remarkable over the past few years and I am proud of all the school has accomplished Webb will be addressing the largest class of graduates ever at Ferrum as approximately 210 students are expected to receive degrees That compares to 147graduates in 2009 It is truly an honor to have Senator Webb agree to speak to our students and the greater Ferrum College community said Dr Jennifer L Braaten Ferrum College President Having a person of his distinction will make commencement even more meaningful for our graduates and their families Webb was elected to the U S Senate in 2006 his first run for elective office Prior to becoming Senator Webb served as a decorated combat Marine in Vietnam an attorney and Assistant Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy He is an Emmy award winning journalist a film maker and the author of nine books Webb is credited with guiding a comprehensive 21st Century GI Bill through congress having introduced the measure on his first day in office The ceremony is scheduled to take place on the lawn in front of John Wesley Hall with Adams

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