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  • Franklin County Ninth-graders learn teamwork
    students from the middle school to the high school It gives students more structure and offers more flexibility It also helps them bond with each other The September trip to the ropes course was one way White s academy students begin forming bonds with each other It was an educational and fun experience that I believe everyone should have a chance to do said academy student Brendan Perdue I think we all work better as a team after this experience It has brought us all closer together The 42 students in the group separated into four groups and spent the day learning the course and participating in group activities designed to teach leadership and listening skills trust teamwork and ways to face their fears We ve learned to work together no matter how hard the problem may be said academy student Samantha Linkous We have a respect for each other now I ve gotten to know new people whom I didn t already know After the trip students are asked questions to relate the experience to their classroom lessons This trip is meant to be fun but we always try to relate the situations back to what are doing in school White said Even though the students participated in activities as a small group they learned they are part of a larger group It s like that at school The academies are a small group but part of the large student body at the high school We want them to learn how to take what s learned in the small group and apply it to the large group White said the academies also focus on bullying and how they as an academy can influence the rest of the school Though we focus on the academies we also focus on building

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_News_NinthGraders_Teamwork.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum & Danville Community College Sign Articulation Agreement
    In turn Ferrum College guarantees acceptance of DCC students who successfully earn the Administration of Justice degree As educators President Scism and I make student success a high priority One way to achieve that is by removing barriers and promoting further access to that success said Braaten Two year colleges are doing a tremendous job in encouraging so many of their students to aspire to higher goals Our objective at Ferrum is to help facilitate a smooth transition between schools for these transfer students and this collaboration with Danville Community College will help achieve that aim The articulation agreement ensures that Ferrum College will grant transfer credit for all DCC Administration of Justice courses completed successfully with a grade of C or above at the 100 200 level excluding SDV College Skills Courses even when the student has not completed the Associate Degree In addition DCC students who successfully complete 56 hours with a grade of C or above will be admitted to Ferrum College with junior status Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne Jr and DCC Administration of Justice Professor John Wilt have been associates for 20 years through their mutual affiliation with the American Criminal Justice Association Along with Professor Wilt my DCC counterpart I am pleased that we can now work together to provide additional opportunities for DCC students to complete a bachelor s degree in criminal justice here at Ferrum College It is our hope that this agreement will encourage DCC students to make Ferrum their college of choice when deciding to further their education said Osborne In the photograph left to right Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne Jr Danville Community College President Bruce Scism Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten Ferrum College Interim Vice President for Academic

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_PR_FCDCC_ArticulationAgreement.html (2016-02-01)
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  • President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination & Legacy Commemorated
    m in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall A panel moderated by Doug Clark Vice President for Administration will examine President Kennedy s ability to connect with the American people to redefine political and presidential communication The session will feature video clips from the Kennedy Nixon debates during the 1960 presidential campaign and President Kennedy s inaugural address in January of 1961 Faculty members Ed Halley assistant professor of political science and Michael Trochim professor of history will join Dr Clark to offer analysis and take questions from the audience On Thursday Nov 14 from 7 p m to 9 p m in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room faculty members Sandra Via professor of political science and Beth Harper instructor of English and international student advisor will lead a discussion about the Peace Corps one of President Kennedy s most enduring legacies This international program has inspired young people for more than 50 years to serve a cause greater than themselves Christine Stinson associate professor of business and accounting will make introductory remarks Also participating will be Sasha Saari retired associate professor of Russian and former director of international programs and Chris Mayer assistant professor of recreation leadership who will share stories about their personal experiences in the Peace Corps On Thursday November 21 College President Jennifer Braaten will lead Ferrum students faculty and staff in a community wide time of reflection on the life and legacy of President Kennedy Entitled The Ferrum College Community Reflects participants will gather outdoors from 10 45 a m to 11 05 a m at Hart International Plaza on campus That evening a memorial service will be held from 7 p m to 8 p m in Vaughn Chapel Reverend Conrad Braaten will officiate at a service in keeping with the funeral

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/remembering_jfk.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Why Ferrum?
    with a panel of student volunteers at Ferrum College on Thursday October 3 2013 This video captures the last question from the panel session what made you decide to choose Ferrum College 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

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  • Ferrum College Receives Contract for Corrosion Research
    years ago Their partnership last year resulted in projects that allowed two Ferrum College students Terry Hall and Kevin Reynolds to present their research at a recent national meeting of the American Chemical Society It is wonderful to be able to involve students in meaningful research to benefit a local corporation and also to allow the students to present their work at technical conferences said Powell Dr Gazdik will be joining the collaboration this year bringing her expertise in microbiology to promote and monitor bacterial biofilm growth I am excited to join Dr Powell and International Scientific Technologies as they begin Phase 2 of this project It is a new line of research for me and I am looking forward to the diverse engaging and innovative research opportunities this will provide for our students said Gazdik who recently completed a project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases studying Mycobacterium smegmatis as a model organism for tuberculosis Her students have presented their work in a variety of settings and some have received research grants of their own to fund their continued work in her laboratory at Ferrum For this project Dr Gazdik and her students will monitor the growth and characterization of biofilms while Dr Powell and his students will perform various chemical treatments to the metallic surfaces A key tool for the project is Ferrum s new scanning electron microscope recently purchased as a part of improvements to the science building Garber Hall Upon hearing of the award Congressman Robert Hurt commented We believe that the engagement in dialogue between higher education institutions the business community and governments in the Fifth Congressional District is an important strategy for the harnessing of innovations and expertise needed for the transformation of the region into a sustainable knowledge based economy To that end Congressman Robert Hurt elaborated Growing collaborations between our higher education assets and private sector research efforts in the Fifth Congressional District have always been a team effort Ferrum College is a key member of that team I am pleased Ferrum College continues to be a catalyst for bringing together public and private sector representatives to find ways to leverage themselves as a natural partner and resource for the emerging research and development efforts of International Scientific Technologies Congressman Griffith stated Partnerships such as this one between Ferrum College and International Scientific Technologies further highlight our regional economic development efforts aimed at connecting innovation and research towards the further development and sustainability of small business throughout the ninth congressional district He further stated We have long recognized that public private endeavors such as this are the foundation of future business and economic development in our region This partnership represents the tremendous opportunities for our higher education assets to partner with existing small businesses in an effort to create future products that will eventually lead to jobs in our region In the photograph left to right Ferrum College senior student research technicians Grant Waldrop of Easley SC and

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  • Ferrum College Establishes New Equestrian Club
    we realized it could be a win win for both the College and for our students she said An equestrian club is a perfect fit for Ferrum Many of our students are horse enthusiasts and have expressed a desire for this type of activity With this partnership the time was right Dr Braaten also noted that the Ferrum College motto Not Self But Others complements the mission of Healing Strides Equestrian club coach Margaret Johnson Cornwell 02 who competed as a Ferrum student on the College s former equestrian team is equally excited The goals for this riding program are to promote safety and develop good horsemanship skills for all level of riders as well as develop the horses and riders as athletes she said The great thing about a collegiate riding club such as Ferrum s is that we can offer riding lessons for all levels of riders from beginners to the most advanced Mrs Cornwell also noted that as a club team Ferrum students will be able to compete in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association shows starting in fall 2014 We are using this current school year to develop the program and prepare the riders to begin competing next fall she said Growing interest among students and faculty prompted the College to form the club Ferrum s former equestrian activities included an equestrian academic minor and an equestrian program in intercollegiate sports Gail Summer Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs noted that with the formation of the new club some faculty have expressed interest in exploring the potential of bringing back the equestrian academic program after an absence of nearly 14 years leading to the possibility that Ferrum s equestrian offerings may be expanded in the future About Ferrum College Ferrum College is a four year private co educational

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  • Groundbreaking for The Free Clinic of Franklin County
    stemmed from his family ties to this area dating back to the Continental Congress and his long time friendship with Jennifer Braaten president of Ferrum College Dr Braaten has fond memories of Mr Beatty who died earlier this month When I think of the Ferrum College motto Not Self But Others Guy and Betty Beatty immediately come to mind Braaten said Over the past few years I had many conversations with Guy regarding the Beattys desire to do something meaningful for the citizens of Franklin County to expand health care services for local low income residents Today we see the culmination of that wish through their extremely generous gift to enable the construction of this new building to help expand the county s Free Clinic The Clinic s general contractor F S Building Innovations of Roanoke has begun preparing the site Mod U Kraf of Rocky Mount is constructing the modular units which will include eight exam rooms The facility is expected to open as early as January By mid 2014 the Clinic plans to become a Rural Health Clinic under the name Bernard Healthcare Center named after co founder Jeanne Bernard who opened the private non profit clinic in 1992 Three years ago the Clinic obtained a VHCF grant to hire a full time mid level provider increasing the number of patient visits from 800 year to over 2 200 year The rural health expansion will allow the Clinic to see Medicaid and Medicare patients and eventually accept private insurance The free clinic program will remain intact for very low income uninsured people would do not qualify for insurance under health care reform With additional space in the new building the center could accommodate over 5 000 patient visits each year The Free Clinic receives no Federal funds Through

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_PR_GroundbreakingFreeClinic.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Ferrum College Participates in the Roanoke Heart Walk
    Saturday October 19 2013 at The River s Edge in Roanoke VA The group raised 750 for the American Heart Association which will be used to save lives from this country s No 1 and No 4 killers heart disease and stroke 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/2013_10_HeartWalk.html (2016-02-01)
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