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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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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

Folk Life Festival: Behind the Scenes

By: Allison Martin On Saturday, Oct. 24, the annual folk life festival was held right here at Ferrum College. There was music, coon dog races, families, and food. The Folk Life Festival was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many people from the community came out to enjoy these festivities. Anyone can go to […]

Nov
5

Ferrum Outdoors’ Indoor Promo

By: Quentin Mack On September 10th, Ferrum Outdoors had a promotional event at the Panther’s Den in Franklin Hall. Heading this promotional event was Dan Caston, Interim Coordinator of the Ferrum Outdoors program, who was assisted by senior staff member, Max Ruozzi, and several volunteers hoping to attract new members. Despite the number of activities […]

Nov
5

Freshman Year: Pros and Cons

By: Kaitlin Owens “If I had to give one piece of advice to incoming college freshmen, I’d say always be true to yourself.” – Beverley Mitchell Just as the leaves change color in the fall, September is the time for high school seniors to become college freshmen and begin one of the biggest adventures one […]

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 […]

Sep
28

Want Cash For Your Artwork?

By Kaitlin Roeper Do you have artwork and writing that you want to see printed? Chrysalis, Ferrum College’s own student literary and arts magazine, is holding its annual contest,and you could win $50 for second prize and $100 for first prize! You can submit photography, poems, short stories, essays, drawings, paintings, and other artwork. All […]

Dec
3

The Influence of Clothing

By:Lauren Batton and Dominque Ross College students have the flexibility to wear what they desire to class, whether it be a suit, jeans or even sweats. A lot of people choose a Ferrum sweatshirt, T-shirt and sweats to match. It seems a lot of people are either too lazy or they have little time to […]

Nov
13

Franklin County Fair Returns

By Sloan Champney   For the first time in 40 years, the Franklin County Agricultural Fair returned, bringing four days of exciting fun and food from the 10th of September to the 13th of September at the Franklin County Recreational Park. Vendors from all around the USA came to the Franklin County Recreational Park for four […]

Nov
12

Globalization

By Ryan Shy Mapping Globalization; Ethnocentrism to Global Citizenship, this interesting program was on October 21st, 2014 in the Panthers Den. The guest speaker was Mr. David Goldman; who was born in Maryland but is living and teaching in Salzburg, Austria. He started out with defining ethnocentrism, which was good, because before going to this, […]

Mar
12

Favorite Olympic sport

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