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  • Ferrum News
    Calomeris will coach both teams We have a proud athletic tradition and this will allow us to offer another option to our student athletes said Athletic Director Abe Naff Men s swimming is being offered as a club sport for the duration of the 2012 2013 school year The team will commence intercollegiate competition with the fall 2013 term There are a number of strong high school and club swim programs in the region said Calomeris This is an opportunity for young men who enjoy the sport to continue to compete while getting a first class education at Ferrum College The Ferrum College pool underwent a significant renovation in 2011 with new lighting electronic timing and new starting blocks Men s and women s swimming join recently added men s wrestling and men s lacrosse bringing the College s number of athletic program offerings to 19 Ferrum College Dean of Admissions Gilda Woods said that admissions counselors recently began advising potential incoming students of the opportunity We think swimming a lifetime activity is a perfect fit for our students said Woods Those interested in swimming for the college are encouraged to contact the Ferrum College Athletic Department at 540 365

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_to_begin_offering_mens_swimming_athletic_program.html (2016-02-01)
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    students in several classes and touring the Blue Ridge Institute Museum Marks delivered a keynote address for members of the College community in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall Embrace change and love it Marks advised the audience of students faculty and staff Because what choice do we have As president and general manager of WDBJ7 Marks is head of a prominent television Web and mobile information and entertainment service centered in Roanoke Before his move to southwest Virginia his career included positions at television stations in Washington DC Kentucky Georgia Maine and New Jersey Active in a wide variety of community affairs and professional organizations Marks was elected chairman of the Radio Television News Directors Association the international organization of journalists in electronic media and served eight years on the board The Executive in Residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus Guest executives tour campus audit classes interact with students and faculty and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies Speakers offer insight on the knowledge skills and leadership qualities necessary for a successful business career See photos from Marks

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/wdbj7_president_and_general_manager_jeffery_marks_advises_students_to_embrace_change.html (2016-02-01)
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    900 square feet to the existing facility which was re configured to maximize usage An exercise class studio lockers rooms and more room for fitness equipment are among the improvements We are thrilled to welcome the YMCA to the Ferrum College campus The missions of both the Y and the College share a focus on health and well being grounded in a strong faith base said Ferrum College President Dr Jennifer L Braaten This town and gown partnership benefits not only Ferrum students faculty and staff but also the entire community The Ferrum YMCA offers state of the art exercise equipment and a variety of classes and programs as well as indoor racquetball courts and full size basketball courts and access to the College s heated swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts Memberships are available to the College community as well as the general public The Ferrum YMCA is proud to serve the southwest end of Franklin County with our new location and to help each of our members improve and maintain their body mind and spirit said Chris Rill the Franklin County Family YMCA branch director at Ferrum College For more information please contact Chris Rill at 540 365

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/new_franklin_county_family_ymca_opens_on_campus.html (2016-02-01)
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    would win the league title outright and advance to the NCAA Division III playoffs Methodist came back to post a 30 29 win scoring with less than three minutes left in regulation for the upset win Despite the loss to Methodist Saturday night CNU advances to the NCAA Division III playoffs by virtue of head to head wins over both Ferrum and Maryville this season The Captains take on 10 time national champion Mount Union Ohio College on the road in the opening round of the playoffs this Saturday Ferrum closed out its 2012 season at 7 3 overall and 5 2 in the USA South under 2nd year Head Coach Dave Harper Harper has a 14 6 career coaching mark The Panthers lose 14 players to graduation this season This is Ferrum s fourth USA South title 2001 2002 2005 2012 The first two titles were shared with Christopher Newport when the league was still the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference The 2005 title was shared with Methodist but the Panthers collected the NCAA playoff bid with a head to head win over the Monarchs The USA South will announce its All Conference football team this week and a number

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_claims_share_of_2012_usa_south_football_title.html (2016-02-01)
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    can play in learning Ferrum Va Nov 12 2012 Earlier this month Ferrum College hosted Mid Atlantic Library Alliance MALiA members for their annual fall meeting which was held in Stanley Library on campus Nearly 20 librarians from the surrounding region came together on Thurs Nov 1 2012 to learn about the role games can play in learning especially among the millennial population The featured speaker was Misti Smith Emerging Technologies Librarian at Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania We were pleased to host this innovative and educational program on gaming in libraries on behalf of MALiA said Stanley Library Director Dr Brandi Porter who joined Smith during the presentation Ferrum College provided an ideal environment for our Organization to be able to exchange ideas and plan for future events The Mid Atlantic Library Alliance usually referred to as MALiA is a consortium of over 150 public academic school and special libraries from throughout Virginia as well as member institutions in northeastern Tennessee and North Carolina 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_hosts_fall_mid_atlantic_library_alliance_meeting.html (2016-02-01)
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    s dependence upon oil is evident in the work of renowned Canadian landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky as his camera takes the viewer from the landscapes of the planet s oilfields to truckers gatherings from racetracks to seaports around the world On Tues Nov 13 Ferrum College Associate Professor of Environmental Science Dr Delia Heck will lead a thought provoking discussion about the implications of Burtynsky s work at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke beginning at 7 p m in the Museum s auditorium Admission to Conversations Thinking about Sustainability Oil and Gas Production in the U S is 4 for members of the Taubman Museum of Art and 8 for non members For the exhibit Edward Burtynsky Oil Burtynsky traveled the world photographing the production distribution and use of oil His images depict not so much the oil itself but the mechanizations the world relies upon to extract deliver and use this non renewable resource Burtynsky s photos of the production distribution and use of oil around the world raise some very important questions about how we generate and consume energy His work causes us to consider the implications of our own choices in our local communities as well as in communities thousands of miles away said Heck Conversations Thinking about Sustainability will examine oil and gas production in the U S from diverse perspectives including engineering economics and environmental policy Joining Heck in the discussion will be John Chermak Geosciences Virginia Tech Ed Hally Political Science Ferrum College Ken Landgraf U S Service Roanoke and Mike Mabjkas former Exxon Mobile employee Yvonne Olson will emcee As one of Canada s most respected photographers Burtynsky s works are part of the permanent collections of several major museums around the world Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students

    Original URL path: http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/news/Articles/ferrum_college_to_host_thought-provoking_conversation_about_the_worlds_dependence_on_oil_at_the_taubman_museum_of_art.html (2016-02-01)
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    more information Global Perspectives Certificate The Global Perspectives Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to expand their education beyond the boundaries of a standard major by selecting courses designed to prepare them for life in the twenty first century where traditional boundaries are rapidly giving way to broader cultural and global issues that demand new perspectives and new insights and knowledge Completion of the requirements of the Global Perspectives Certificate will prepare students to become better informed socially responsible and environmentally conscious members of the national and world community and thus better able to collaborate with people of diverse cultural attitudes beliefs and values as stated in the college s student learning outcomes Download Global Perspectives Certificate course requirements Email David Howell of more information Professional Accountancy Certificate The Professional Accountancy Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to focus their studies in a way that will provide all of the academic coursework necessary for them to become a Certified Public Accountant CPA prepare them to pass the rigorous CPA exam and succeed in the workplace as a professional accountant Students will select accounting business and other classes that provide them with an understanding of the various roles professional accountants fill and the knowledge and skills demanded to fill those roles in a professional ethical manner Download Professional Accountancy Certificate course requirements Email Professor David Sulzen for more information Stewardship toward Sustainability Certificate The Stewardship toward Sustainability Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to expand their education beyond the boundaries of a major through learning experiences designed to examine the human nature relationship from a variety of perspectives The certificate is a merging of three fields of study bioculturalism eco social justice and stewardship studies Bioculturalism recognizes the co evolutionary interdependent relationship of humans in

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    a volunteer assisting with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts in West Long Branch NJ The volunteers are stationed at Monmouth University and provide childcare services Austin first volunteered and received specialized training for Children s Disaster Services after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 This is the first disaster for which she has been called to help with relief efforts I am fortunate to have never experienced any disaster in the area in which I live said Austin shortly before heading north I feel that we as people who live in safety and ease have a responsibility to do what we can to help others when something the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy occurs Austin has worked for the College s Blue Ridge Institute Museum for 13 years She plans to assist with relief efforts for as long as two weeks Children s Disaster Services meets the needs of children by setting up childcare centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation Specially trained to respond to traumatized children volunteers provide a calm safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes floods hurricanes wildfires or any natural or human caused disaster Information For Future Students Accepted

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