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  • Ferrum News
    Campaign s success The Raising the Bar campaign touched every area of Ferrum s campus and included funds raised for capital building projects new endowments and unrestricted funds used primarily to underwrite student scholarships Raising the Bar added nearly 6 5 million in new endowment dollars and over 8 5 million in operating funds used to provide financial aid to Ferrum students Significant capital projects funded through the campaign included the renovation of Roberts Hall classroom upgrades and renovations in Beckham Hall extensive work on the Burrows Tennis Courts improvements at the Blue Ridge Institute construction of the Franklin Community Bank Field the new home of Ferrum s women s softball team and the Penn Roediger Field home of men s and women s soccer and lacrosse Fundraising efforts continue for a signature component of the campaign the proposed Hank Norton Athletic Center named in honor of Ferrum s legendary former football coach Additional information on the Norton Center along with architectural renderings can be found at http www ferrum edu nortoncenter During the Williamsburg event held July 31 August 2 Ferrum s president Jennifer Braaten expressed immense gratitude to donors and friends on behalf of the students faculty and staff The weekend also presented a unique opportunity to showcase the expertise of Ferrum alumni and staff Insider s Tours of historic sites were led by Ferrum alumnus Ed Chappell 69 Colonial Williamsburg s Director of Architectural Research and Roddy Moore nationally renowned Director of Ferrum s Blue Ridge Institute and Museum For more information about Ferrum s Campaign contact the Public Relations Department at 540 365 4300 Ferrum alum Ed Chappell 69 Director of Architectural Research at Colonial Williamsburg leading Ferrum Friends on an Insider s Tour of Historical Sites Ferrum alums Don Rogers 81 center Jeff Wilson 85

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_marks_close_of_hugely_successful_raising_the_bar_capital_campaign.html (2016-02-01)
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    experiments on behalf of the scientific community My passion and profession is to help solve the world s water pollution problems and specifically Virginia s water pollution issues Thomas said I look forward to sharing my expertise with other scientific leaders from around the country while providing additional insight and learning opportunities for Ferrum students NEON will create a new national observatory network to collect ecological and climatic observations across the United States including Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico The observatory network will be the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales over multiple decades Thomas was chosen to work with the group based on her involvement with the Ecological Society of America an international society of 10 000 members and her work with the Collaboration through Appalachian Watershed Studies CAWS which serves to enhance ecology education at several small Appalachian colleges and universities through collaborative study of ecosystems What really excites me is that NEON will model research to be conducted over the next few years after work being done at smaller institutions like Ferrum Thomas says The scientific community is finally recognizing the outstanding research at smaller colleges since

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_professor_selected_for_national_panel_studying_effects_of_climate_change_on_ecology.html (2016-02-01)
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    schedule for Ferrum College s Executive in Residence program for the 2009 2010 academic year is as follows Sept 23rd 2009 E Michael Mutchler Mr Mutchler retired from General Motors Corp GM after more than four decades of service He served as Vice President and Group Executive in charge of GM s North American Operations Powertrain Group and as a member of both GM s North American Strategy Board and the GM International Strategy Board Nov 13th 2009 Baxter F Phillips Jr Mr Phillips is President of Massey Energy Company a Fortune 1000 company included in the S P 500 Prior to his 28 years of service at Massey Energy Phillips background was in banking and investments He has served as a financial consultant to the Smithsonian Institute the National Symphony and numerous municipalities and corporations Both Baxter Phillips and his wife Sharon Lee Phillips are 66 alumni Jan 19th 2010 Frank M Simms Mr Simms Manager of Hydro Operations for AEP is responsible for the operation of 17 AEP hydroelectric facilities in Indiana Michigan Ohio Virginia and West Virginia Simms also directs the process for the federal relicensing of AEP s two largest hydro projects Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake Simms has been with AEP for twenty six years March 30th 2010 Edward G Murphy M D Dr Murphy is President and CEO of Carilion Clinic a diversified healthcare delivery organization which includes eight hospitals 500 physicians and 11 000 employees Carilion has current annual net operating revenue of 1 2 billion A cum laude graduate of Harvard Medical School Murphy serves on numerous civic and corporate boards including the Council on Virginia s Future to which he was appointed by the Virginia State Senate in 2003 More information about each lecture will be made public in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_announces_new_executive_in_residence_program.html (2016-02-01)
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    combines vintage video hundreds of photographs guitars stage costumes and other memorabilia to showcase dozens of Virginians who stirred up the country boogie in recording studios and on stage Selling millions of records Norfolk s Gene Vincent challenged Elvis on the pop charts but musicians from all over Virginia also played rockabilly Country star Roy Clark Lunenburg County bluegrass great Mac Wiseman Augusta County state delegate Clint Miller Woodstock and even Vegas Wayne Newton Roanoke all embraced the style RCA Records billed Janis Martin Halifax as the Female Elvis and Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On was written by Roy Hall Wise County The country music scene especially live radio shows and dance halls was the original home of rockabilly Virginia Rocks The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth follows the music from radio barn dances and travelling jamborees to high school sock hops and televised teen dance shows such as Roanoke s Top Ten Dance Party and Richmond s Teenage Party Virginia rockers from the 50s such as Gene Vincent and Link Wray have been praised by the likes of Bob Dylan John Lennon Jimmy Page and Neil Young said Roddy Moore Director of the Blue Ridge Institute Museum Virginia Rocks is the first exhibition to explore the state s place in rock n roll history Funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Virginia Rocks The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth runs through the spring of 2010 at the Blue Ridge Institute Museum The exhibition is complemented by a double CD set and a gallery guide The annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival October 24 2009 will feature a rockabilly reunion with a sock hop Located on the campus of Ferrum College the Blue Ridge Institute Museum is open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/1950s_rockabilly_makes_virginia_history_in_new_exhibition_at_blue_ridge_institute_museum_at_ferrum_college.html (2016-02-01)
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    Johnson Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Ferrum College In fact student engagement is the idea we were pursuing when we began discussing the Farm to Cafeteria pilot Chuck English a senior majoring in Agriculture Business is one of the many students who have been integral in making this project a reality He spent his summer tending the garden as part of an internship and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor He proudly delivered the first harvest to Ferrum s executive chef Bo Bernard in July I m just really excited to be a part of this project explains English Hopefully this will get more and more people thinking about where their foods come from and they will ultimately decide to eat foods that come from our local farms Chef Bo says this is just the beginning of Ferrum s plan to put sustainability into practice For instance students who are enrolled in Ferrum s August term will be participating in several projects dealing with sustainability On Sunday August 9th they will be out in the garden planting new crops for food and building box beds to put in the greenhouse for the fall winter harvests That s what sustainability is all about growing your community explains Chef Bo If we can teach our students how to grow foods then we can eventually create jobs and we can give them good steady incomes Chef Bo says Mike Martin Ferrum s Dining Services Operations Manager has also been working with area farmers to bring in fresh foods to serve to students Dining hall menus will feature ingredients provided by local agriculture businesses including Sweet Providence Farm of Floyd Homestead Creamery of Burnt Chimney Locust Grove Farm of Check and Waterbear Mountain Farm of Floyd Cheryl

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_colleges_dining_hall_staff_will_serve_food_that_students_helped_grow_in_local_garden.html (2016-02-01)
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    will be a freshman at Ferrum in the fall It appears in the May issue of Lacrosse Magazine This was Ferrum s first season fielding a men s lacrosse team Click here for for more information 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/great_shot.html (2016-02-01)
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    and their families are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week from July 27 August 1 sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia CICV During this week Ferrum College along with the other 24 private colleges in Virginia will offer a campus tour and information sessions about admissions financial aid and academic programs College officials will also address some common myths about the cost of a private college education Students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers Students may use these waivers to apply to any three CICV colleges for free Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process explains Robert Lambeth President of CICV I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach Families will feel the difference at Ferrum explains Ferrum College President Dr Jennifer Braaten Our faculty facilities and financial aid are at the high level and we pride ourselves on excellence and service Sessions will begin at 9 a m and 2 p m on Monday through Friday and at 9 a m on Saturday August 1 For more information about CICV and Private College Week including a list of participating colleges and exceptions to this schedule please visit http www virginiaprivatecolleges org For more information about Ferrum s involvement in Private College Week contact the Admission s Department at 1 800 868 9797 or admissions ferrum edu Ferrum College is a four year private co educational comprehensive college affiliated with the United Methodist Church Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor s degree programs at a cost

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/governor_kaine_recognizes_july_27_-_august_1_as_private_college_week_in_the_commonwealth_of_virginia.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum News
    the community For the past two years the project has allowed students to get essential hands on experience within their chosen field Since the project expands across several multi disciplinary areas students have been able to become involved in the areas of GIS mapping public relations Spanish translation the performing arts and political geography We have harnessed resources from all aspects of the college and used them with community partners for economic development said Loveland Economic improvement with the enhancement of community relations is the project s key goal according to Franklin County s Director of Information Technology Sandie Terry Our goal is to work hand in hand with the community to identify the needs of our citizens and be able to effectively meet those needs she explains Through the project additional residents will have an option for broadband Internet access Wireless availability is the most cost effective way to provide this much needed utility Though wireless Internet access has been provided to over 150 business and over 1200 residents in the county beginning in the summer of 2009 further development will be made to ensure that wireless access is available to even more residents According to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr Leslie Lambert The Last Mile Broadband project brings together the best of undergraduate learning components energized faculty and community experts working side by side with engaged students to apply multidisciplinary knowledge to address a community identified need The project will continue to offer opportunities for student involvement in the fall Dr Frederic Torimiro Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Ferrum College has developed a course for the fall semester which will allow his students to interview members of the community who have been affected by the project The course will offer insights into

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