Monthly Archives: October 2016


Blue Ridge Folklife Festival on Oct. 22 Serves Up “Real Roots” Experience

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 11, 2016) - There is only one place to eat a homemade fried apple pie, watch coon dogs in a cross-pond race, and hear a national guitar flatpicker, all at the same time. On Saturday, October 22nd, the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will bring together on the Ferrum College campus dozens [...]

2016-11-14T15:05:28+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Criminal Justice Program Faculty and Alumna Present Research

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 10, 2016) - Ferrum College Criminal Justice Program faculty and an alumna presented research during the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators (VACJE) Annual Meeting held September 29-30, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. The presenters included Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice David Nicholson and Deputy Megan Patterson ’11, Medical Officer, Office of the [...]

2016-10-12T16:22:42+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Environmental Science Faculty & Students Participate in Creek Week

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 7, 2016) - Every academic year, Ferrum College environmental science program faculty and students partner with Western Virginia Water Authority, Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District, and Benjamin Franklin Middle School educators to teach Franklin Co. 6th graders about human and environmental impacts to watersheds and water quality. This is accomplished with [...]

2016-10-12T16:25:08+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Taiki Sawabe Helps Secure Grant for Japanese Language Advocacy Project

The Japan Foundation awarded the grant to Franklin County Public Schools. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 6, 2016) – Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator Taiki Sawabe, who is hosted by Ferrum College, recently helped Franklin County Public Schools secure a Japan Foundation Grant to support their “Japanese Language Advocacy Project in Southwestern Virginia” project. The grant will [...]

2016-10-12T15:30:51+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Police Department Sponsors Community Forum

30 people representing 10 area businesses attended the ABC Business Education Forum held on campus. Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Ferrum College Police sponsored an ABC Business Education Forum on Tues., Oct. 4, 2016. 30 community members representing 10 area businesses and restaurants learned about ABC laws; tactics for identifying false IDs; how [...]

2016-10-12T15:26:54+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Basil I. Gooden to be Next Ferrum College Executive in Residence

The recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia will share career insights during 11:15 a.m. keynote address. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Basil I. Gooden, who was appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia in July, will be the next executive in residence at [...]

2016-10-12T14:48:25+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|

Rebecca Austin Mobilized for Flood Relief Efforts

She and other Children’s Disaster Services volunteers are providing childcare services in Baton Rouge, LA. Ferrum, Va. (Sept. 2, 2016) – Ferrum College’s Rebecca Austin, of Boones Mill, was mobilized earlier this week to join Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) as a volunteer assisting with flood relief efforts in Baton Rouge, LA. Working in conjunction [...]

2016-10-12T14:41:46+00:00October 12th, 2016|Ferrum College News|