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  • Ferrum College Partners With FloydFest to Offer Learn & Lodge Packages
    a private bath plus tickets and daily shuttle service to and from one of the premier music and arts festivals in the country After visiting the lodging available at Ferrum I highly recommend staying there You get a clean room with a private bathroom and shower that is huge after a day at a festival Not to mention that there is a shuttle service that takes you to and from the festival It is a great deal said FloydFest Partnerships Marketing Director Brandi Gray In addition to the Learn Lodge packages Ferrum College s partnership with Floydfest includes sponsorship of the popular Workshop Porch stage where up and coming musicians can be heard throughout the Festival as well as established musicians playing in a more intimate setting Visitors will have the opportunity to scale the climbing wall courtesy of Ferrum Outdoors the College s outdoor recreation program and to learn about the many activities and programs offered by the Ferrum College Office of Sustainability Through museum tours available during their stay at the College FloydFestPLUS patrons will also have the opportunity to learn about the authentic bluegrass country folk blues and rock a billy rhythms that have inspired musicians writers and filmmakers for over a century at the College s Blue Ridge Institute Museum Virginia s official state repository of all things Blue Ridge Located on The Crooked Road Virginia s Heritage Music Trail just 30 miles from the FloydFest site Ferrum College is an ideal home away from home for visitors who want to spend the day enjoying the music and arts of FloydFest followed by a hot shower and comfortable night s sleep For more information or to make reservations visit www ferrum edu email cphillips ferrum edu or call toll free 888 508 7822 For more information

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_pr_floydfest.html (2016-02-01)
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  • SCHEV Considers Student Success During Meeting at Ferrum College
    9 00 am 12 30 pm at Ferrum College in Dyer Hall The report will detail Virginia s performance in terms of graduation rates nationally and offer additional ways to measure and improve outcomes for students who continue their education after high school Council will also be updated on the work of the Private and Out of State Post secondary Education POPE unit at its Tuesday meeting This SCHEV section protects the educational investments of almost 58 000 students in Virginia through the certification of for profit and out of state institutions Council s regular business meeting will be preceded on Monday May 19 with its annual joint meeting with the Private College Advisory Board PCAB The PCAB meeting will be held from 3 00 5 00 pm at Ferrum College s Franklin Hall Council members and presidents of Virginia s private not for profit colleges and universities will discuss the creation and implementation of a statewide strategic plan the Tuition Assistance Grant TAG and other matters important to private colleges and universities The Academic Advisory Committee and TJ21 Implementation Committee will also meet on Monday May 19 at 1 30 pm in Stanley Library Reports from those committees will be heard in full Council on Tuesday and action taken where appropriate SCHEV is the Commonwealth s coordinating body for Virginia s system of higher education The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at http www schev edu council AgendaBookIndex asp For more information contact Kirsten Nelson Director of Government Relations and Communications at KirstenNelson schev edu or 804 225 2627 Share Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_pr_schev.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College Theatre Arts to Present The Crazy Quilt in Sale Theatre
    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 Spataros 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 faculty staff and

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_pr_crazyquilt.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College’s Local Foods Initiatives Receive A Boost
    operation of a flash freezer and storage freezer that will allow the College to double their purchases of local foods increasing their local sourcing for campus food from an already impressive 30 to 60 from Virginia producers The roughly 100 000 project is also benefitting from 49 402 in Tobacco Commission funds The College is also working with Franklin County Public Schools on a pilot basis to provide fresh local food to them as well Supporting Virginia s diverse agricultural and forestry sectors is a great way to expand and diversify our economy said Governor McAuliffe Assisting localities in identifying potential new projects and implementing programs that strengthen agriculture and forestry in their communities will contribute to building a 21st Century Virginia economy The AFID planning grant program encourages local governments to work with the agricultural community to identify projects and opportunities that can bring important benefits to local producers and the community as a whole The planning grants are part of the Governor s larger AFID program an economic development tool specifically for agriculture and forestry value added or processing projects Partnering with local governments to leverage their resources and innovative ideas on growing and supporting Virginia s agriculture and forestry industries like we do with our AFID program is good policy said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd P Haymore About the photo The flash freezer and storage freezer made possible in part by the recently awarded AFID grant will be housed in the new Ferrum Mercantile a college owned business across from the campus on Route 40 About Ferrum College Ferrum College is a four year private co educational liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor s degree programs at a cost well below the national average

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_pr_localfood.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Howell Selected for Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding
    of comparative religion and Indian studies and Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment is becoming more diverse by religion as well as socioeconomic factors just as American society is becoming more diverse Strengthening participation in American life with greater understanding of the distinctive contributions of different faiths is key to America s future success said CIC President Richard Ekman The number of institutions that nominated faculty members to participate in the new interfaith understanding seminar is most impressive For more information visit www cic edu TeachingInterfaith Participants in the 2014 Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding Cambridge Jude Aguwa Mercy College NY George Alcser Marygrove College MI Swasti Bhattacharyya Buena Vista University IA Jonathan Brumberg Kraus Wheaton College MA Marcia Bunge Gustavus Adolphus College MN Jacqueline Bussie Concordia College MN Eileen Fagan College of Mount Saint Vincent NY Wakoh Shannon Hickey Notre Dame of Maryland University Patrick Homan Dominican University IL David Howell Ferrum College VA Andrew Irvine Maryville College TN Kathrina Jones Wofford College SC Katherine Low Mary Baldwin College VA Lyn Miller Earlham College IN Meredith Minister Kentucky Wesleyan College Erica Olson Bang The College of New Rochelle NY Peter Pettit Muhlenberg College PA Richard Rose University of La Verne CA John Starkey Oklahoma City University OK Gail Stearns Chapman University CA Kristen Urban Mount St Mary s University MD Hossein Varamini Elizabethtown College PA Tory Vornholt Agnes Scott College GA Rachel Wagner Ithaca College NY Carol Ziegler Notre Dame College OH About Ferrum College Ferrum College is a four year private co educational liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor s degree

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_pr_howell.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College Celebrates 98th Annual Commencement
    which he discussed the qualities that make a good leader such as moral courage and self reflection General Thompson told the students It has been said talent is a gift but character is a choice We have no control over a lot of things in life We don t select the location or circumstances of our birth and upbringing We don t get to pick our talents or IQ But we do choose our character every time we make choices Men and women of character are trusted And without trust you cannot lead The bedrock of leadership is character on which the whole edifice of leadership rests General Thompson a 2009 Ferrum College Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient also taught the graduates friends family faculty and other onlookers how to cheer Hooah an all purpose exclamation used by soldiers The word is an expression of high morale great strength and absolute confidence When powered by an overwhelming proud and a usually loud tone of voice HOOAH seems to stomp out any possibility of being bound by the written word he explained You entered Ferrum to learn to grow as individuals to expand your horizons but as you depart this place later today know that your college your community our Nation in fact the World needs you to make a difference we need you to lead said Thompson before he led the crowd in a rousing Hooah in honor of the Class of 2014 Among the day s award recipients was Ed George 68 who received the Ferrum College Beckham Medallion Named for the College s first president Dr Benjamin M Beckham the Beckham Medallion is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus George s passion for and commitment to his alma mater began during his first days on campus as a

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  • Ferrum College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Ferrum Mercantile
    has undergone extensive renovations The Mountain Creek Café with comfortable seating both inside and out features Metro Deli and Papa John s Pizza franchises and Homestead Creamery ice cream Opening soon will be a seasonal Farmers Market and a retail area offering morning coffee and donuts Homestead Creamery dairy products and Blue Ridge style gifts and crafts In the spirit of the first businesses established in Ferrum in the late 1880 s when Ferrum s proximity to the railroad enabled it to become a commercial hub in western Franklin county for decades we are proud to bring more opportunity and community development to the Village of Ferrum said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten The Ferrum Mercantile complements local businesses while generating added revenue for the College Visitors along the Crooked Road Music Trail will be more encouraged to stop and spend time in Ferrum which will help promote the College s visibility and viability as the major economic driver at this end of the county continued Braaten The benefits to the College include student internships and employment opportunities The Farmers Market will enhance our sustainability and local foods initiatives and simply having an attractive and welcoming amenity such as the Mercantile at the College s front door will aid in recruitment and retention Braaten also noted that an important community service the Mercantile will provide is a Bookmobile stop for Franklin County Public Library patrons as well as a library book return box The Ferrum Mercantile is open daily from 11 a m to 8 p m In the photograph left to right Ferrum College Board of Trustees member Harry Norris Director of Physical Plant Services Sam Moran Associate Director of Dining Services Wendi Major Franklin County Administrator Rick Huff Blue Ridge Institute BRI Co director Vaughan Webb BRI Director

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  • Ferrum Students Present Research Results at Chicago Conference
    grant from the College that covers travel lodging food and conference fees for students presenting research at professional conferences with a faculty member My single biggest regret in graduate school was that I never had any serious research experience as an undergraduate Hally said The FUSE grant at Ferrum gives an opportunity to our students to work hand in hand with their professors on researching writing and presenting professional research before embarking into graduate school law school or their chosen profession Since hearing about the grant opportunity a few years ago Hally makes the MPSA Conference a regular event for the College s most promising political science students He collaborates with interested students on research ideas in the fall typically submitting two or three proposals to the Conference by the October deadline We hear back about the acceptance of our proposals in December and at that point we divvy up the research and writing load to begin over winter break and continue into the spring semester he explained Hally worked with Kimbrough to use a basic experimental design to see if classes that utilize student designed games retain basic political science concepts better Hally s project with Shively used a film analysis to interpret and make an argument about the relationship of the three Dark Knight movies to public opinion about terrorism Both students helped conduct the research and then assisted with writing the papers that were presented at the conference This is an opportunity that I wished I had when I was in college and I can think of no better preparation for people interested in graduate school said Hally About Ferrum College Ferrum College is a four year private co educational liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor

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