• President Jennifer Braaten, retiring after fourteen years

    President of Ferrum College, Retiring

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

      By Patrick Duggan Ferrum College president Jennifer Braaten has announced her decision to retire this summer after fourteenn years of service. Braaten, FC’s first female president, oversaw many important updates to Ferrum campus throughout her years as president, including the spring “E-Term,” the first online Criminal Justice course, and the recent completion of the […]

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  • Chrysalis Contest!

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    By D’on Jones, Mallory Hall, and Emily Anderson Are you open for a contest? Do you want to share your creativity with Ferrum College? Ferrum’s own Chrysalis staff is holding a contest for the Chrysalis Literary & Arts Magazine. The contest is for submissions of poetry, prose (short stories, essays, letters, etc.), photos, and visual art. […]

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  • Ferrum’s New Football Coaches

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    By: Micaela Reddick Ferrum’s campus continuous to grow and it is so exciting to announce our two new football coaches, Coach Dave Kenny and Coach Patrick Hill. Dave Kenny is originally from suburban Philadelphia, PA. Kenny has coached all levels of football for 28 years. He has coached defensive and offensive, Kenny has also been […]

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  • Theatre Arts Presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    By: Alexis Witcher The Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department presented Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Anna Deavere Smith’s work about the devastating human impact of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The performances were held on Nov. 17 to 19 in Schoolfield Hall’s FLEX Theatre. Dramatists Play Service writes about Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, on its […]

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  • Panthers Top the Royals

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    By: Quentin Mack The Ferrum Panthers basketball team had a close victory against the Eastern Mennonite Royals basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Swartz Gym. Though the Royals managed to tie with the Panthers a few times, especially in the latter half of the game, the Royals fell behind as the final score […]

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  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    By: Deniz Isik. The Theater Art Dept. of Ferrum College presented the production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, November 12 to the 15, at the Schoolfield Hall’s Theater. The play was written by Christopher Durang who borrowed ideas from the original story by Anton Chekhov. Durang used the same character names, theme, […]

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  • Affrilachian poets bring their love of writing to Ferrum

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    By Myles T. Francisco On Nov. 9, Frank X Walker and Shauna Morgan visited Ferrum College to share their love for poetry. Morgan, introduced by Kaeyln Williams, a junior here at Ferrum College, was the first speaker. Morgan read her most recent work, “The Freedom of Sunrise” which deals with women’s experiences dealing with trauma, […]

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  • Ferrum Football: Senior Night

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    By: Allison Martin      On Nov. 7th, the Panthers faced Averett University of Danville, VA on the newly finished Adams Stadium Turf Field. The seniors were overjoyed to be able to play their last game at home on their new field. It was definitely worth the wait! Although the rain was persistent, it did not […]

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  • The Walking Dead in Ferrum

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    By: Mallory Hall     On Nov. 12, a few cast members of the hit television show, “The Walking Dead”, visited Ferrum, VA. A few fans of the show were able to meet and take pictures with a few of the actors.  The event was held at the Southern Twist for their annual Horror Fest. Three […]

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  • Dar He: The Story of Emmitt Till

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    By: Alexis Witcher     On November 8, 2015, Rocky Mount’s Harvester presented a monologue written and performed by Mr. Mike Wiley about The Story of Emmitt Till.  The monologue portrayed the different obstacles that Emmitt Till faced and the horrific social injustice that quickly ended his life. Emmitt Till’s story is a constant reminder of […]

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Sports

Dec
9

Ferrum’s New Football Coaches

By: Micaela Reddick Ferrum’s campus continuous to grow and it is so exciting to announce our two new football coaches, Coach Dave Kenny and Coach Patrick Hill. Dave Kenny is originally from suburban Philadelphia, PA. Kenny has coached all levels of football for 28 years. He has coached defensive and offensive, Kenny has also been […]

Dec
9

Panthers Top the Royals

By: Quentin Mack The Ferrum Panthers basketball team had a close victory against the Eastern Mennonite Royals basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Swartz Gym. Though the Royals managed to tie with the Panthers a few times, especially in the latter half of the game, the Royals fell behind as the final score […]

Nov
19

Ferrum Football: Senior Night

By: Allison Martin      On Nov. 7th, the Panthers faced Averett University of Danville, VA on the newly finished Adams Stadium Turf Field. The seniors were overjoyed to be able to play their last game at home on their new field. It was definitely worth the wait! Although the rain was persistent, it did not […]

Nov
18

Men’s Wrestling

By: Kaitlin Owens

Nov
18

Men’s Basketball Open with Exhibition Game at West Point

By: Myles Francisco The Men’s basketball team played an exhibition match against the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  This is Bill Tharp’s eleventh year as head coach of the Panthers. Tharp was a 1996 West Point graduate and spent five years in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer. The Panthers lost (93-54) in […]

Nov
18

Ferrum Men’s Wrestling

By: Kaitlin Owens Ferrum College Panthers hosted its home opener on Nov. 14 against Spartanburg Methodist College (1-1) at Swartz Gym and won the non-conference duel with a 44-0 score. When the match started, Justin Zimmerman accepted a forfeit at 125 and then next nine matches posted the second shutout in school history. Robert Cunningham […]

Nov
18

Women’s Basketball

By: Mary-Beth Worley Ferrum Women’s basketball team (1-1) went against Catholic University (1-1) on the second day of the Tip-Off Tournament Classic at Randolph-Macon College. Catholic University took a strong lead in the first quarter with a 22-8 lead to set the tone of the game. Catholic University continued to extend the lead to a […]

Nov
5

Coach Chris Michael Woman’s Wrestling

By: Hunter Ferguson Coach Chris Michael is a former wrestler himself, wrestling in high school at a school in Ohio, where he graduating in 2003. After high school he joined the navy, once he learned navy had a wrestling team, he immediately joined. After his time in the navy he coached for Virginia Amateur wrestling […]

Nov
5

Woman’s Field Hockey

By: Kaitlin Owens The Ferrum Panthers went up against Lynchburg College Hornets (11-3) on Oct. 21 at Penn-Roediger Field for a non-conference game. The Hornets opened up the game by making their first score in just the fourth minute of the game by Catherine Rogerson from teammate Nicole Simpao’s pass. Their second goal came from […]

Apr
21

A Career to Remember

By: Hunter Ferguson The Panther’s women basketball season was good, despite an early tournament loss. But for senior guard Jacole Hairston, the season was a great finish to a monumental career. Hairston was named in the 2015 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Div. III All-America Team as an honorable mention. Hairston recently made the D3hoops.com […]

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