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  • Empty Bowls Event at Ferrum College on Sunday, January 26
    the return of the popular Empty Bowls event on Sunday Jan 26 2014 from 11 00 a m to 2 00 p m in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in the College s Franklin Hall For 15 attendees enjoy a hot meal of scratch made soup and bread served in a handcrafted bowl of their choice and then can take their empty bowl home Proceeds support the Panther Packs program which provides food for hungry children of Ferrum Elementary School According to Associate Professor of Art Jeff Dalton who created Empty Bowls with Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Glen Stevens College students professors and Blue Ridge Potters Guild members made 300 unique bowls for this year s event In addition there will also be a silent auction featuring original works of pottery including larger bowls platters casseroles and vases generously donated by members of the Blue Ridge Potters Guild and other local artists Panther Packs is a program at Ferrum Elementary School that sends qualifying children home for the weekend with backpacks stocked with nutritious non perishable food The Empty Bowls project is designed to educate students about how they can make a positive difference in their communities It is incredibly satisfying to see the College and community come together for this cause and help these children The students faculty staff and local artists that rally to make this event happen exemplify the Ferrum College motto of Not Self But Others said Dalton 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 will celebrate its centennial in 2013 2014 Share Information For

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_empty_bowls.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum Completes The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Challenge Grant
    addition A year later the College successfully met that challenge by raising 100 000 from a diverse group of funders meeting the November 2013 deadline The 50 000 grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation was received in December 2013 A grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation is a significant award to an institution and we are so appreciative of the Foundation s generous gift to the College said Ferrum College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kim Blair The renovations to Garber Hall and the construction of three new high tech and innovative smart classrooms and laboratories will improve the overall educational experience for our students and we are greatly honored to meet the funding goal of the matching grant Since its founding in 1988 The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation has awarded approximately 73 million in grants most often on a challenge or matching basis to fund the capital needs of a variety of charitable organizations In addition to the grant supporting the addition to Garber Hall The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation has underwritten other projects at the College in the past including improvements made to Stanley Library and the Blue Ridge Institute Museum See more photos Share Information

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_mmp.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College Plans Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Events
    Martin Luther King Jr during several events next week beginning Mon Jan 20 2014 with a Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Vaughn Chapel at 7 p m The evening program will highlight King s historic I Have a Dream speech and include music and poetry readings as well Next on Tues Jan 21 the King inspired movie BOYCOTT will be shown in the Panthers Den in Franklin Hall beginning at 8 p m Then on Thurs Jan 23 a panel discussion about King s I Have A Dream speech will be held at 8 p m in the Panthers Den in Franklin Hall Panelists will discuss the issues that were faced during the Civil Rights Movement and how they relate to the challenges encountered today Events are open to the public and admission is free 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 in 2013 Share Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2014_PR_MLK.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Hanshue-Austin Named Field Hockey Coach at Ferrum
    later field hockey was brought back as a varsity program in 1998 but was discontinued after two seasons Field hockey is the sixth sport added at Ferrum in recent years Men s lacrosse was added in 2010 11 women s swimming in 2011 12 wrestling and men s swimming in 2012 13 and equestrian club in 2013 14 With the addition of field hockey the College now offers 21 sports including 19 varsity programs and two club sports In her role as Associate Head Coach at Appalachian State Hanshue Austin assisted with all facets of running an NCAA Division I field hockey program including player development practices recruiting team travel equipment budgeting fundraising community service alumni relations camps and clinics Prior to Appalachian State Hanshue Austin was Assistant Field Hockey Coach at West Chester Pa University during the 2006 07 school year She served in July 2013 as a Junior National Team Selection Camp Volunteer and Observer for U16 U19 and U21 Hanshue Austin was also the Futures Program Head Coach Site Director from 2003 11 As a member of the NorPac Field Hockey Conference she recorded minutes for all conference meetings from 2011 13 We re pleased to have someone with Carrie s experience on staff to restart our field hockey program said Naff Her excitement and drive are exactly what we need to develop our newest women s athletic program at Ferrum Hanshue Austin s camp and clinic experiences include work at Appalachian State Wake Forest University Temple University West Chester University Saint Joseph s University and the Red Rose Field Hockey Camp Hanshue Austin is a 2006 graduate of West Chester where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science She was a four year starter as a goalkeeper for the Golden Rams In 2004

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  • Agriculture Student Mary Hammock Wins State Discussion Meet
    and sophomore Alex Shepley of Winchester Va all placed in the top eight during the discussion meet Hammock was one of two winners and in February will travel to Virginia Beach to represent Virginia at the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers National Convention Collegiate Discussion Meet A discussion meet is a judged conversation about agricultural topics Contestants know the questions beforehand and research and practice ahead of a competition In addition to Hammock Harris and Shepley the other Ferrum competitors included sophomore Scott Henshaw of Madison Va freshman William Billy Mac Halsey of Independence Va and freshman Virginia Pannill of Culpeper Va 2012 State Winner and senior agriculture student Jeb Early of Bealeton Va coached the students Ferrum College is the only private 4 year college in Virginia that offers an agriculture degree program Ferrum College Agriculture Club members pictured left to right Freshman Virginia Pannill freshman William Billy Mac Halsey sophomore Mary Hammock sophomore Alex Shepley sophomore Scott Henshaw and freshman Scott Harris Photo courtesy of Nancy Brubaker 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_PR_AgricultureWin.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College Christmas Concert
    community came together for the annual Ferrum College Christmas Concert a musical welcome to the season that was held Monday evening Please enjoy additional photos from the event 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

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  • Ferrum College Boosts Its Green Initiatives by Hiring New Energy Manager
    in energy conservation and management to his new position In his previous role in the Roanoke County school system he increased energy savings from 26 to 38 in four years for a total savings of 4 3 million for the system and in 2010 was awarded the Chairman s Sustainability Award from Energy Education Inc We are extremely grateful to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for helping Ferrum College in our green efforts When duPont awarded this grant to Ferrum for our campus wide sustainability programs it was a clear validation of our ongoing work in this regard With the hiring of our energy manager our strong commitment to all aspects of energy conservation will be even more effective in producing tangible results said Ferrum President Jennifer Braaten She is particularly proud of the example the College is setting for students When our students see how committed we are as an institution to helping secure the future for our planet they are inspired to do what they can to make a difference such as using the recycling bins around campus and turning off lights and computers when they re not in use said Braaten As an institution with one of the oldest environmental science programs in the nation protecting the environment has long been a priority for Ferrum Most recently in 2007 Ferrum became a charter member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment an organization of college and university presidents across the nation dedicated to working together to mitigate the effects of climate change A number of recommendations from a subsequent energy audit were then put in place by the College the initial phase of which was also funded by duPont The work of the new energy manager will allow the College to continue to realize even

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_PR_EnergyManager.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College & Mary Baldwin College Sign Articulation Agreement
    Physician Assistant Programs of Mary Baldwin s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences MDCHS This agreement represents an excellent opportunity for our students to attend a professional graduate school in some of the most popular health care professions and provides a strong pathway for them to pursue multiple options for the future said Dr Braaten As educators President Fox and I make student success a high priority including promoting access to that success At Ferrum we are very proud of our students accomplishments and the signing of this agreement shows that other institutions recognize that success Under the terms of the articulation agreement MDCHS agrees to accept one suitably qualified and duly enrolled full time student from Ferrum College per program who meet the agreed upon performance standards and criteria The admission of the Ferrum students will occur on a non competitive basis with respect to the applicant pool as a whole This is by far the most student accessible agreement we have developed in that we will have one spot essentially guaranteed for one student in each of the three programs every year as long as they have fulfilled all pre admission requirements said Chris Aylesworth Ferrum s director of Professional Health Sciences This provides assurance that even more of our students will move on into graduate health care education About the photograph L to R seated Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Director Enrollment and Student Services Martha Modlin Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Vice President Linda Stanford and Ferrum College Interim Vice President for Academics Affairs Gail Summer L to R standing Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Program Director Doctor of Occupational Therapy Nathan Ben Herz Ferrum College Director of Professional Health Sciences Chris R Aylesworth and Ferrum College Dean

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