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  • Theatre Arts to Present “The Crazy Quilt” in Sale Theatre
    it is impossible to escape the humor that is engendered by the totally surreal situations that accompany Alzheimer s disease In The Crazy Quilt an ancient woman has slipped into the unreal dreamlike dimension created by Alzheimer s Household pets are humanized instigators for the comic mayhem surrounding the fantasy that accompanies severe dementia Sarah the central character sinks gradually but deeply into a world half in and half out of life She is driven to the brink and over by a phalanx of specters that includes her dead husband her daughter s wild cats the eccentric but well meaning neighbors who proceed her into the here after their whacky pooch and a talking turkey dinner plus the would be ghosts from her almost past Ferrum College Professor and Coordinator Theatre Arts and Director of Performing and Visual Arts Operations H Wayne Bowman wrote The Crazy Quilt and directs its production Susan M Spataro assistant professor of music and her son JT Spataro wrote the original music for the play It is an homage to my mother and to all of the victims and families and care givers who have dealt with Alzheimer s I wrote it while caring for my mother in the late stages of the disease said Bowman who noted the Spataros mother and grandmother recently passed away from the disease It is what I hope is a poignant look at the subject though I had to filter it through the comic lens at times because the topic is so hard to endure otherwise Catharsis is the goal Sometimes that comes through tears and other times through laughter Tickets are 10 for adults 8 for seniors and students Admission is free to all Ferrum College faculty staff and students Reserve your tickets now 7PM show on Nov

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  • Maeang Selected for myActions Sustainability Campus Intern Position
    to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle through the use of social media interactive events and classroom education I hope to make Ferrum College a greener more sustainable campus All of my progress will be tracked on the myActions TM website where students are encouraged to make a profile and share how they are making a difference Collectively we have the ability to create positive change said Maeang who is an environmental science major from New Windsor NY Ferrum College s Sustainability Coordinator Chekka Lash notes that Maeang has been an active contributor to the Office of Sustainability for the three years she has attend the College Megan is a tremendous asset to our sustainability program on campus I am proud that she was chosen for this internship through myActions TM She embodies sustainability through her work and her choices and actions in her daily life said Lash As stated in its promotional materials myActions on Campus TM is a national sustainability technology platform that supports student leaders with technology tools and skills development to collaborate and empower initiatives and programs across campus clubs and classes Last year 75 universities participated myActions TM Campus Challenge driving over 100 000 sustainable actions

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  • Internship Opportunities Benefit Local Businesses & Organizations
    workplace allow an organization to complete short term projects help with special events and serve as try outs for full time positions Holden explained that paid and unpaid internship opportunities can come from any of the Ferrum College academic departments which include but are not limited to Accounting Agricultural Sciences Art Biology Business Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Environmental Science Health Sciences Journalism Media and Communication Political Science Pre Professional Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Religion Social Work Teacher Education and Theatre Arts Some internships offer students college credits while others do not Chamber member Derek Wall has benefited through the use of college internships at Hotel Floyd and plans to utilize the opportunities offered by Ferrum College I have had great results with marketing and operations related internships and they have been a win win for both Hotel Floyd and the interns said Wall Local nonprofit organizations such as The Jacksonville Center Floyd County Historical Society and New River Community Action have also successfully utilized college internships Students participating in for credit internships earn college credits that count as an academic or extracurricular semester course They are often related to a student s academic discipline and must be approved by the academic department These internships generally require completion of documentation throughout the duration of the internship such as journals essays presentations and mid term final evaluations Not for credit internships offer students valuable experience for their future employment search Paid internships offered primarily in the private sector or large organizations are designed to pay students to learn while they work The employer determines the rate of compensation with most successful internship programs offering comparable hourly wages stipends licensing and or tuition reimbursement Compensation can include non monetary benefits such as housing meals and transportation assistance Unpaid internships are generally reserved

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_floyd_internships.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Matt Lohr to be Next Executive in Residence Nov. 11
    who is now director of the Knowledge Center for Farm Credit of the Virginias will share his career experiences with students in a number of classes and give a keynote address at 11 15 a m The public is welcome to attend his address in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus or watch it streaming live online at www ferrum edu streaming Lohr was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006 2010 representing the 26th district in the Shenandoah Valley made up of the city of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County He served as the 14 th Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from May 1 2010 until December 16 2013 under Governor Robert F McDonnell In his current position with Farm Credit of the Virginias Lohr facilitates the sharing of knowledge and resources for the betterment of all farmers A member of the Republican Party Lohr served on the committees of Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources Counties Cities and Towns and Finance while in the House He also served as chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee During his time in office he was presented Legislator of the Year awards from the Virginia Career and Technical Education Association and the Virginia Economic Development Association In 2003 he won the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award as well as numerous farming and environmental stewardship honors 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 skills and leadership qualities necessary for a successful business career Information

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  • Day of Remembrance and Promise to be Held Nov. 10
    through the showing of a short film by Scott Sniffen called The Home of the Brave followed by a panel discussion that will illuminate the context of this remarkably bold action when a group of engaged citizens recognized what needed to be done even before the most heinous acts began to surface in Nazi Germany At a historical moment in which U S policymakers were ignoring early warning signs of Nazi extremism and anti Semitism this town recognized and countered the threat head on right here on American soil said Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Mead one of the event organizers It is crucial to hold up examples of those in our midst who refuse to be bystanders because it inspires us today to strive not only to say Never Again after the fact but Not Here Ever before any such atrocities begin The College s annual Day of Remembrance and Promise began over a decade ago at the suggestion of students to recognize that while prejudice and discrimination still exist vigilant members of communities can stand up against these attitudes and actions and promise to create a better world together There is no better story than the one of Southbury CT 77 years ago to help us remember what can and must be done and to renew our commitment to bring about justice and peace as caring and concerned citizens of our community nation and world as called for in the College Mission Statement continued Mead who notes that the evening will also serve as the first day of a five month campaign to raise awareness of a growing campus community partnership dedicated to remembering the victims and survivors of the Holocaust through major renovations planned for the College s unique Holocaust Memorial Garden It is fitting that once

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  • Theatre Arts to Present “The Crazy Quilt” in Sale Theatre
    of dementia that is spreading with the burgeoning baby boom and though sad it is impossible to escape the humor that is engendered by the totally surreal situations that accompany Alzheimer s disease In The Crazy Quilt an ancient woman has slipped into the unreal dreamlike dimension created by Alzheimer s Household pets are humanized instigators for the comic mayhem surrounding the fantasy that accompanies severe dementia Sarah the central character sinks gradually but deeply into a world half in and half out of life She is driven to the brink and over by a phalanx of specters that includes her dead husband her daughter s wild cats the eccentric but well meaning neighbors who proceed her into the here after their whacky pooch and a talking turkey dinner plus the would be ghosts from her almost past Ferrum College Professor and Coordinator Theatre Arts and Director of Performing and Visual Arts Operations H Wayne Bowman wrote The Crazy Quilt and directs its production Susan M Spataro assistant professor of music and her son JT Spataro are writing the original music for the play It is an homage to my mother and to all of the victims and families and care givers who have dealt with Alzheimer s I wrote it while caring for my mother in the late stages of the disease said Bowman who noted the Spataro mother and grandmother suffers from the disease It is what I hope is a poignant look at the subject though I had to filter it through the comic lens at times because the topic is so hard to endure otherwise Catharsis is the goal Sometimes that comes through tears and other times through laughter Tickets are 10 for adults 8 for seniors and students Admission is free to all Ferrum College

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  • 41st Annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Set for October 25
    both thoroughly modern and generations old Now in its 41st year the Blue Ride Folklife Festival brings together an unmatched host of traditional musicians craftspeople cooks antique tractor and engine buffs car builders and hot rodders horse and mule teamsters dog handlers moonshiners tale tellers slingshot masters and much more A selection of this year s activities and highlights include Two special music workshops On the Road with Bill Monroe featuring former Blue Grass Boys trading tales and tunes of traveling with the Father of Bluegrass and Old Time Harp Players masters of the harmonica from Virginia West Virginia and North Carolina Three music stages 21 solid hours of string band bluegrass gospel blues and ballad singing Slingshot masters Hot shot target shooters from Virginia and North Carolina plus plenty of slingshots for the public to try Amazing Grace the movie star trick mule She acts she paints she high jumps and she can dunk a basketball Wheat threshing and rock crushing demos The raw power and beauty of dozens of restored vintage tractors engines and farm industrial machinery Slick Patterson s 39 Ford Virginia s first custom car along with 300 vintage cars street rods racecars and hot rods Working animal contests and demos Sheep herding coon dog water races and treeing contests and horse and mule weight pulling contests Virginia Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest Mule jumping as only mules can Real Blue Ridge folk crafts From guitar making to tobacco twisting sales and demonstrations by over 50 heritage artisans from the region Country foods From Brunswick stew to fried apple pies over 20 traditional Virginia foods Children s folk games Old time play no battery needed Moonshine still and tales The cats and the mice together on stage trading stories from the heyday of Blue Ridge spirits

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  • Fall Colors Beginning to Appear on Campus
    on Friday October 17 was ideal for photographing some of the vibrant colors at Ferrum College View more photographs 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 News Athletic News Contact Information Admissions 800 868

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