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  • James E. Winkler Next Theologian in Residence
    As the NCC s general secretary president Winkler serves as the executive leader of the Council with overall responsibility for personnel deploying resources to achieve the priorities of the NCC organizational and board development fund raising vision setting long range planning financial management external relationships and thought leadership Winkler is also a member of the NCC s Justice and Advocacy Commission a member of the steering committee of the Campaign for Health Care Now and a board member of several organizations including the Faith and Politics Institute Churches for the Middle East Peace and Africa Action Prior to his appointment to the NCC s leading staff position Winkler served as general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society the international public policy and social justice agency of The United Methodist Church since November 2000 As the Board s chief executive Winkler re energized their work around a three part vision to help United Methodists link mercy and justice to connect the work of the board with local churches and annual conferences around the globe and to be the premier denominational advocacy agency on Capitol Hill In addition Winkler led delegations to the Middle East the Democratic Republic of the Congo Iraq and Germany seeking peaceful solutions to global conflict and traveled throughout the world to support the justice work of the United Methodist in Africa Asia and Europe He has preached and led workshops and training events in Russia Nigeria and the Philippines and is a frequent spokesperson for the justice work of The United Methodist Church to the national and international media Winkler is the son brother nephew and great grandson of United Methodist preachers and United Methodist Women He studied history at the University of Illinois and George Mason University and after graduation served as a

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  • The Noblemen Founder Al Midgett '79 Next Executive in Residence
    Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall at 11 15 a m His talk may also be viewed streaming live online at www ferrum edu streaming Midgett received a bachelor of social work in 1979 from Ferrum College After three unsuccessful years of trying to start their family he and his wife Margaret received the good news that they were expecting a child Their son was born 17 weeks premature with very low odds of survival After four months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit their tiny son came home on Midgett s birthday The family faced insurmountable debt of over 560 000 and had no health insurance but friends and neighbors came to their aid In his effort to balance the gift and show his appreciation of all the help he and his wife had received Midgett formed The Robin Hoods of Virginia Beach This small group grew to over 300 members over 17 years and performed many good deeds for others After learning that their chosen name was owned and trademarked the group was renamed The NobleMen in 2006 The NobleMen example has evolved into a philanthropic model for other communities and benefits deserving children in need as well as participants and donors The organization has since grown to include NobleWomen NobleTeens NobleKids and even NoblePets Midgett s specialties are leadership community service branding event organization writing and public speaking In 2012 he published his story in a book entitled Normal to Noble a fun and engaging manual for nonprofits In October 2013 Midgett was honored by his alma mater and received the Ferrum College Distinguished Alumni Award which recognizes a graduate who has made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments affiliations and careers exemplify the spirit of the College s motto Not Self But Others The

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  • Ferrum College Theatre Arts to Present Into the Woods in Sale Theatre
    at what can happen after happily ever after In this revised 2006 version of Into the Woods author James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim who wrote the music and lyrics took several well known fairy tales and wove them together as individual quests take favorite characters into the woods Included are the Baker and his Wife Little Red Riding Hood Jack Cinderella Rapunzel and other mysterious characters whose stories intertwine At the end of Act I each character has achieved their hearts desire but in Act II the characters discover that the simplicity of a wish can have complicated and haunting results General admission is 6 for youth ages 7 17 8 for seniors and 10 for adults Admission is free for all students faculty and staff with a current Ferrum College ID though tickets are still required For reservations visit www blueridgeperformingarts com or call 540 230 6600 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 for private colleges The College celebrates its centennial during 2013 2014 For

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  • Alumnus Brian Redd Featured in The Roanoker
    with Bank of America is featured as the business dude in Dan Smith s article The Dude Abides A former Ferrum College football player Redd is now a member of the College s Alumni Board of Directors Visit The Roanoker s web site 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

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  • Ferrum to Host 4th Annual Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation & Leadership
    drawn is unclear The Forum will consider the acceptable trade offs of privacy for both national security and economic efficiency The Honorable Morgan Griffith Representative from Virginia s 9 th district will provide a Congressional perspective during the Forum which will be moderated by Connie Stevens from WVTF Radio IQ Panelists will include Coleman Bazelon a principal in The Brattle Group and an expert in regulation and strategy in the wireless wireline and video sectors Steven G Bradbury former head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice during the George W Bush administration Priscilla M Regan Chair Public and International Affairs College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University and Amie Stepanovich Senior Policy Counsel at Access an international human rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world Bradbury was the leader of the legal effort that resulted in the initial Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act FISA court approval of the National Security Agency domestic surveillance activities and telephone meta data program in 2006 and was extensively involved in the collaboration between the Executive Branch and Congress that produced the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 regarding electronic surveillance Regan s primary research interests focus on both the analysis of the social policy and legal implications of organizational use of new information and communications technologies and the emergence and implementation of electronic government initiatives by federal agencies Stepanovich s work encompasses the Fourth Amendment national security domestic surveillance cybersecurity digital identity international privacy and open government Ferrum College is proud to host this year s nationally recognized speakers who will join in what promises to be a lively and important discussion about the interconnections and trade offs society must consider as it addresses the issues surrounding Internet privacy said

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  • 17th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be Held March 11
    step team that is preparing to compete in New York this spring We are thrilled to have The Minority Student Alliance as our special guests for the day since their mission to bring cultural awareness to the community as well as provide academic and cultural enrichment activities to the club members and community is so perfectly reflective of what this year s conference is all about said Conference co coordinator Dr Susan Mead At 11 15 a m a panel of four Dreamers from Bassett County High School will take the stage accompanied by their school counselor Ms Shekila Yralux Ms Karla Portugal Ms Candi López Ms Jeanette Maya and Ms Rosario Quesade will talk about their experiences in trying to access higher education and what passage of the Dream Act and other legislation would mean for them The afternoon program will begin at 2 00 p m with a keynote address by the Rev Dr Sharon Stanley Rea who is director of Refugee Immigration Ministries Disciples Home Missions will reflect upon lessons learned in her work and address the importance of becoming informed and engaged in immigration issues from a faith based perspective Other afternoon highlights include the viewing of the film The Dream is Now followed by discussion and a dynamic interactive call to action event hosted by Organizing for Action representatives which will allow conference attendees to transform what they have learned into meaningful concrete next steps of community engagement The Women s Leadership Conference evening program will feature an appearance by international artist Ms Frida Larios a native of El Salvador who now lives in Washington D C who will talk about her project and book a New Maya Language My colleague and co coordinator of the conference Dr Patty Suppes met Ms Larios and was

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  • Ferrum to Host Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament
    to Ferrum will be Capital University of the Ohio Athletic Conference Christopher Newport University of the Capital Athletic Conference and Eastern Mennonite University of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Christopher Newport will face Eastern Mennonite Friday afternoon followed by the Ferrum vs Capital game Tip off times for both games will be announced by noon Tuesday Ferrum 26 2 earned its bid into the NCAA Tournament by winning last weekend s USA South Tournament The Panthers beat Maryville College 64 50 Saturday in the title game Ferrum is led by Head Coach Bryan Harvey The Panthers are making their third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament This is Ferrum s fourth overall appearance in program history Capital 19 8 won the OAC Tournament to claim its automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament The Crusaders beat Ohio Northern University 67 50 in the championship game Capital is led by Head Coach Dixie Jeffers Christopher Newport 22 5 received at at large bid after falling 66 53 to York Pa College in the Capital Tournament title game The Captains are led by Head Coach Bill Broderick CNU is making its 16th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament Eastern Mennonite 22 5 also received an at large bid into the NCAA Tournament after falling 61 54 to Guilford College in the ODAC Tournament semifinals The Royals are led by Head Coach Kevin Griffin and are making their third trip to the playoffs Live stats will be available for all three games More information will be available over the next few days on www ferrumpanthers com Schedule Friday March 7 Eastern Mennonite 22 5 vs Christopher Newport 22 5 5 00pm Ferrum 26 2 vs Capital 19 8 7 00pm Saturday March 8 Friday s winners 7 00pm News Coverage FerrumPanthers com The Roanoke

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  • Doors Ministries’ Meggie Meidlinger to Speak March 10
    home that currently houses 13 former street boys a primary school that offers pre school to middle school equivalent educational opportunities to more than 80 students and a women s ministry that includes Bible study and the Jubilee Jewelry Program which allows the women to supplement their income to better support themselves and their families Meidlinger who has an architecture degree from Virginia Tech worked with Engineering Ministries International eMi and used her architecture skills designing and building in east Africa During a year in Uganda Meidlinger served with Doors tutoring students at the school leading Bible studies for girls and spending time with the boys at the home When her time with eMi ended she stayed longer in Uganda to be with Doors full time in the boys home and doing design work for Doors as well Upon returning to the United States last fall Meidlinger became the sponsorship coordinator for Doors stateside Meggie is a perfect example of the Ferrum College motto Not Self But Others and I am excited for her to share the Doors Ministries story at the College In today s society it is so nice to see people doing good for those less fortunate Too often we take for granted the opportunities that we have especially in education said Ferrum College senior Amanda Farmer who is coordinating Meidlinger s visit to the College Farmer who is a math major with double minors in business and education is also involved with the jewelry sales project through Enactus Meidlinger s appearance is one of this year s Sustaining Community Engagement Academic Theme events coordinated with the School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies More event coverage Watch the Daytime Blue Ridge spot featuring Doors Ministries Meggie Meidlinger and College student Amanda Farmer here http www wsls

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