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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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  • Niamh Sammon enjoying sign making!

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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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Apr
26

Senior Art Show

      “Weight for it” by Sharease Brown, Mixed Media  

Feb
1

Chrysalis Contest!

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. […]

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

Theatre Arts Presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

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 […]

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

Holocaust Survivor

By: Chris Rogers On Nov. 10, Nancy Wright-Beasley, a freelance writer from Richmond, held a presentation about Holocaust Survivors from Lithuania in the Panther’s Den. She wrote a story about meeting Holocaust survivors called “Izzy’s Fire”. During the presentation, she discussed the things she saw at the Konvo ghetto camp where Jews were being held […]

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