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    Ferrum Welcomes Back Braaten, Searches For Replacement

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    by Patrick Duggan  Dr. Jennifer Braaten’s office has not changed much since she retired. “All of my books are still on the shelf,” she said, nursing a freshly casted broken wrist. Her striking western landscape is still hanging on the wall left of her desk, and her furniture is arranged in the same pattern around her […]

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  • Above pictured is Ferrum College Alumna Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel who has recently passed and donated 3.4 Million to the college.

    College Receives $3.4 Million Gift From Alumna Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    by Ashley Dalton Former trustee and Ferrum alumna Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel passed away on July 28, 2014. She left a final gift to Ferrum College in her will. Daniel, who lived in Danville, graduated from Ferrum College in 1943. Her family has generously supported campus building projects, renovations, academic programs, and student scholarships ever since. The […]

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    Fall 2017 Chrysalis Contest

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    It’s a new semester, which means Chrysalis, Ferrum’s Literary and Arts Magazine is looking forward to reviewing your submissions. The Chrysalis is a student run organization where you can submit your short stories, photos, and poetry for all of the Ferrum community to see. This is a great way to showcase your art in a […]

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    Uni in the UK versus College in the USA

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Niamh Sammon Having spent almost an entire academic year immersing myself in the world of American College as a Northern Irish student, I thought it would be useful, if not a bit of craic (fun), to reflect and relate my experience here at Ferrum College with that of home. First and foremost, the amount […]

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  • Dennis Dimick: Chronicling Environmental Degradation with Beautiful Photos

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Patrick Duggan Dennis Dimick is a bonafide photography superhero. His devotion to photojournalism and environmental activism blossomed into a decorated career that spanned multiple publications, culminating as National Geographic’s executive editor of environment. Now a retired father of two college-aged women, he still works with NatGeo in an advisory position, but spends most of […]

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  • Virginia Senator Tim Kaine Visits Ferrum

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Patrick Duggan On April 12, President Spooner hosted another town hall meeting in Vauhn Chapel with special guest Senator Tim Kaine. Kaine talked about his past in public service and policy and his educational background. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and later earned his law degree from Harvard. While […]

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  • Brexit Begins

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    By Niamh Sammon Like the majority of referendums, “Brexit” was born out of long-standing promises made by politicians for change, discontent and a sprinkling (or bucket) of bad luck. With fears over mass immigration from other European countries high and pressure to “get a better deal for Britain” in terms of trade building, former Prime […]

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  • All About St. Patrick’s Day

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    By Niamh Sammon and Sarah Shuford St Patrick, known as the patron Saint of the Emerald Isle, was born in Britain in 387AD. He was captured and brought to Ireland by Irish pirates at the age of sixteen and worked as a shepherd until the age of about twenty two, when he experienced a “spiritual […]

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  • Celebrity Journalist Beth Macy Visits

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    by Patrick Duggan Celebrity journalist Beth Macy spent the last couple months touring the country in support of her new book, Truevine, with stops in Rich- mond, Washington DC, and New York City. On Oct. 25, she spent an evening at Ferrum College talking to students and faculty about how she dug up the incredible […]

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  • 43rd Annual Folklife Festival

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Coon Dog Open Water Race Still Main Attraction by C.J. Reed Every year in Franklin County, Ferrum College hosts the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. Here, the community as well as people from all over the state get together in a day of fun and hard work to put on the best festival around. There […]

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Other Stories

Oct
25

Pulling Teams Of Horses Mean Tons Of Competition

By Jacob Rich The horse pull started 30 minutes late because travelling teams from Florida and Kentucky were caught in traffic. Eight small teams and three big teams competed. The goal of the horse pull was to have each pair of horses pull the weight 37 ½ feet. The competition began with 2000 pounds. Then, […]

Sep
22

Born & Raised In Ferrum

By AnneGardner Eubank In a rural town of 2,043 people, it’s not unusual for those who grow up in towns like Ferrum to wonder what else is out there in the world. Max Harper, a senior at Ferrum College, was born, raised, and attends school all in the small mountain town of Ferrum, and can’t […]

Sep
22

Real Deal Crazy Game Show

By Aleysia McMillan The Real Deal Crazy Game Show, hosted by New Yorker, Ralph Tetta, represents exactly what the title says. This game included cash prizes for students and mystery box objects, which involved t-shirts, and mystery envelopes that included funny, interactive activities to entertain the audience, such as “do the river dance for $5.00,” […]

Sep
23

Find the Artist Within

Chrysalis, Ferrum College’s own literary arts magazine, is holding its annual fall contest. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, it doesn’t matter! Do you want to see your words or artwork published? How about the chance to win money? Then submit your poetry, short stories, paintings, photos or digital art to Chrysalis@ferrum.edu. Win cash prizes – […]

Sep
22

Word to the Freshmen

By Aleysia Goodley Transitioning from top dog in high school back to a measly freshmen in college can be hard for anyone. Adjusting to new people, a new place, and being hours away are all challenging and sometimes scary changes, especially for the ones who have trouble making friends. We are now fully responsible for […]

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Sep
22

Familiar Face, New Role

By Chris Rodgers The fall of 2016 means the start of a new school year and another year of athletics. For former wrestler Paul Biggs (2012), it means having his first season as head coach. Biggs is looking to bring success to the cross country team. Also, in the winter, he looks to continue the […]

Sep
21

Alumni Spotlight: Julianne Bove

By Graceanne Gershner Julianne Bove, recent Ferrum College graduate and New York Native, currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Being eight and a half hours away from home for four years at Ferrum made this transition much easier for me,” Bove said. “When I moved to Raleigh it was like I was going back to […]

Apr
27

June Minter Retires from Biology Department

By Jeremy Gibson As another school year comes to a close at Ferrum College, the Ferrum community is losing June Minter. She will be retiring at the conclusion of the semester. First coming to Ferrum in 2008 as adjunct in the science department, Minter became a full time biology instructor in 2011. “I have had […]

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Apr
27

Fulbright Scholar Esther Pescador De Galdo

by Kaitlin Roeper  Ferrum College has a wide variety of diversity throughout its campus.  With the help of the Fulbright Scholarship Program, diversity and cultural knowledge grows every day. The Fulbright Scholars program is a competitive merit-based scholarship for individuals to travel abroad to research, study and exercise their talents. For the past three years, […]

Apr
27

Death of Michael Anthony Walker

Ferrum College is sad to say that a member of its community has died. Here you can view the report about Michael Anthony Walker http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Franklin-County-Sheriffs-Office-confirms-death-of-Ferrum-College-student-377181161.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WDBJ7 An email was sent out stating there will be a service for Michael Walker for those who want to attend: Saturday April 30 11 am New Life Assembly of God […]

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