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  • Ferrum College Named a Top Commonwealth School by Virginia Living
    of Education a special bound in supplement to Virginia Living s October 2014 issue that celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia s schools Featuring in depth and positive coverage of news and trends in secondary and higher education Virginia Living State of Education includes Top High Schools Colleges 2014 a list of nearly 150 programs in public and private high schools and four and two year colleges including Ferrum College that are leading the way in innovation across the state Virginia Living s Top High Schools Colleges 2014 recognizes schools for excellence and innovation in five categories Arts Humanities Science Math Technology Performing Arts Health Medicine and Capital Improvements After thorough review of each school s programs and accomplishments Virginia Living s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students experiences in and beyond the classroom Virginia Living s Top High Schools Colleges 2014 is the resource for anyone curious about why Virginia s schools are consistently ranked among the nation s best 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_virginialiving_topschool.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Durham Attends Seminar Focused on Global Citizenship Education
    sites of global citizenship Through plenary lectures and discussions that included an address by U S Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy seminar participants developed a better understanding of the meaning of global citizenship education and its importance and explored ways to more effectively promote global citizenship education During smaller thematic group meetings the educators also discussed strategies to both strengthen existing institutional activities and develop new and innovative approaches to global citizenship education at their respective institutions Durham s group considered the role of STEM fields the academic disciplines of science technology engineering and mathematics in a global sustainability curriculum Beginning with the premise that college is a rite of passage into the global consciousness Durham explained that his group considered how to best sketch out a roadmap to develop the next generation of change agents STEM disciplines are more than textbook facts they provide a universal framework for problem solving said Durham who is also the College s Agriculture Program Coordinator The question is how to bridge seemingly unrelated fields and think glocal linking global events with a local relevance Now back on campus for the fall semester Durham is already working to strengthen Ferrum College s global citizenship educational opportunities As a follow up to the Salzburg experience I plan on developing an E Term course in Costa Rica If students can see a sliver of the familiar in the challenges faced by their international peers hopefully this can spur them to action back home as global citizens he said About the photograph Dr Durham presented on the Ecological Footprint calculator as a sustainability literacy tool in the classroom The audience was challenged to consider whether or not the factors involved in the calculation were appropriate based on their worldview About Salzburg Global Seminar As stated on

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_durham_salzburg.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Professor Tony Giesen Featured in Laker Magazine Article
    Giesen Gallery of American Brilliant Cut Glass on campus is also highlighted in the article Read the article 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 9797

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_giesen_lakermagazine.html (2016-02-01)
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  • 53,000 Meals Packaged During Stop Hunger Now Event
    that the 53 000 meals packaged during our Stop Hunger Now event on August 29 went to the Mission of Hope in Haiti One of the on campus event organizers Rol Walters noted It is amazing to read that what we packed that day will just feed the children in schools and orphanages of Haiti for one day The need is great in this world we live in Not Self But Others More than 600 Ferrum College freshmen and other new students joined with hundreds of local church and community members to package 53 000 nutritious meals for the hungry during the College s annual Stop Hunger Now event which was held Friday August 29 2014 as part of the orientation program See photos from the event here Read The Roanoke Times article by Zach Crizer Read The Richmond Times Dispatch article by Zach Crizer Read the pre event article in The Franklin News Post Watch coverage by WDBJ 7 reporter Frankie Jupiter Watch coverage by WSLS TV 10 reporter Jenna Zibton 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

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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Orientation Kick-off Event
    But Others On Friday August 29 Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Administrative Council members Vice President of Academic Affairs Dean of Academic Planning and Programs Gail Summer Vice President for Student Affairs Andrea Zuschin Vice President for Administration Doug Clark Vice President for Business and Finance Barb Hatcher Vice President for Operations Jeff Gring and Vice President for Insitutional Advancement Kim Blair along with Head Football Coach Dave Harper participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with the Student Government Association Officers at 10 00 a m in front of Vaughn Chapel See more photos from the event here Immediately following the Ice Bucket Challenge more than 600 Ferrum College freshmen and other new students joined with hundreds of local church and community members to package 53 000 nutritious meals for the hungry during the College s annual Stop Hunger Now event which was also part of the orientation program See photos from the event here Learn More About the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Learn More About Stop Hunger Now 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_challenge_orientation_kickoff.html (2016-02-01)
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  • President Braaten Welcomes the Class of 2018
    as a training school to bring literacy to underserved children in Appalachia Ferrum evolved over the years to become a junior college and eventually a baccalaureate degree granting institution We have stayed true to our mission of accessibility affordability diversity opportunity and sustainability We are committed to serving students of promise who based on current statistics increasingly represent America s future we are the college of that future We are firm in the belief that our students have much to offer and deserve the chance to pursue higher education Our century long commitment to this ethos is as strong today as it was in 1913 Ferrum College provides significant institutional financial aid to support students dreams and aspirations While often facing overwhelming socio economic inequities many of our students persevere graduate and become productive and successful citizens We wish the best to our entering freshmen and continuing students and are honored that these young men and women along with our friends and alumni throughout the world are proud to be members of our Ferrum College Family Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures

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  • New Students Join with Community Members to Help Feed the Hungry
    In addition to helping to alleviate worldwide hunger in a tangible way the Stop Hunger Now event on campus enables new Ferrum students to experience first hand a way in which they can experience the College s motto Not Self But Others Our new students will be urged to begin their Ferrum journey in a truly selfless way by working alongside community and church members to pack thousands of meals for those in dire need noted Ferrum College s president Jennifer Braaten There s more to college than school and partying said Walter Hughes a former member of the Ferrum Board of Trustees who plays a major role as a church and community organizer of the event Dr Braaten strongly believes in the importance of setting a positive tone at the outset for the four years the students are on campus This effort shows them how they can make a real difference in people s lives Ferrum College Dean of the Chapel Jan Nicholson echoed those sentiments Stop Hunger now allows us as Ferrum College to join hands with others in our community and around the world to feed those who are not able to feed themselves What an honor Who knows whose life might be changed because we chose to think of others before ourselves she said Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that distributes food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries worldwide Through its meal packaging program volunteers package highly nutritious dehydrated meals to feed the world s most impoverished people These life saving meals combine rice soy dehydrated vegetables flavoring and a mixture of 21 vitamins and minerals into six serving bags that are easy to transport have a long shelf life and cost only 0 29 per meal to

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_SHN_Orientation.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Richard Bland College Graduates Guaranteed Admission in New Agreement
    Richard Bland into twenty one of the CICV colleges and universities including Ferrum College The first two year college non community college to partner with the CICV Richard Bland students must have graduated with at least a 3 0 GPA and with an Associate in Art or an Associate in Science degree to be eligible for the historic agreement In addition to Ferrum College the unprecedented umbrella Guaranteed Transfer Agreement that Richard Bland originally established with a subset of CICV colleges and universities has been expanded with the addition of Bridgewater College Bluefield College Eastern Mennonite University Emory Henry College Hollins University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Mary Baldwin College Randolph College Roanoke College Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College and Virginia Wesleyan College Richard Bland College students will have a tremendous advantage by having a clear transfer pathway to any CICV college or university said President Sydow From acceptance to degree completion our students can seamlessly map their journey choosing from a diverse array of CICV institutions and programs About Richard Bland College Richard Bland College provides a distinctive learning experience for students preparing for transfer to selective colleges and universities after completing university equivalent coursework and associate degrees in arts and science The College enrolls more than 1 500 students residential and commuter on a picturesque campus located just outside historic Petersburg Virginia two hours south of Washington D C and one hour west of Williamsburg Virginia For more infor mation visit www rbc edu About the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia CICV was founded in 1971 and currently operates as Virginia Private Colleges a nonprofit 501 c 6 organization representing 29 accredited nonprofit independent colleges and universities in Virginia The organization works collaboratively in the areas of public policy

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