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Free Hugs Project Event Rescheduled to 12 Noon, Friday, January 19

Peace activist, video journalist, and YouTube personality Ken Nwadike, Jr., will give an address to promote peace and unity on Fri., Jan. 19, at 12 Noon in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus. Nwadike is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which produces motivational videos to spread love, inspire change, [...]

January 18th, 2018|Ferrum College News|

Special Events Planned to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A traveling museum exhibit celebrating black history and a visit from Free Hugs Project founder Ken Nwadike, Jr. will honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ferrum College will commemorate and honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. next week with The True Black History Museum [...]

January 9th, 2018|Ferrum College News, Ferrum Website News|

Fresh Lettuce in the Middle of Winter – All Without Soil!

Ferrum College’s newly unveiled hydroponic greenhouse just completed its first growing cycle. The facility was funded through a Tobacco Commission grant, with matching funds provided by Ferrum College. The goal of the grant program is to identify profitable, alternative revenue streams for farmers to transition out of tobacco. Off-season lettuce production has the potential [...]

January 9th, 2018|Ferrum College News, Ferrum Website News|

Peace and Joy!

As we celebrate various holiday periods such as Advent, Hanukah, and Christmas, we join millions the world over who gather with families and friends and pray for peace. We share the gift of presents and presence and focus on the importance of community, and care, and compassion. At Ferrum College, students, faculty, staff, alumni and [...]

December 15th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

100+ Donors Support Ferrum College with $26,466 in #GivingTuesday Gifts

Over 100 donors supported Ferrum College with $26,466 in gifts during #GivingTuesday 2017, held this year on November 28. "We are thrilled at the Ferrum College response to Giving Tuesday. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends, joined the greater community in kicking off the charitable giving season and giving back to a non-profit they [...]

November 21st, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College Christmas Concert Set for Saturday, December 2

John Spataro photograph. Ferrum College’s annual Christmas Concert will be held on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Vaughn Chapel on campus. This year’s Christmas Concert will feature the talents of students in various music ensembles including the Concert Choir, the Collegiates, and the Handbell Choir.  A musical welcome to [...]

November 20th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Ferrum College to Host Free Movie Screening of “Food Evolution” Tuesday, November 28

Ferrum College will host a free community screening of Food Evolution from 7-9 PM on Tues., Nov. 28, 2017, in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus. Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the film explores the brutal debate and controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms [...]

November 20th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Alumni Honored During November 4th Awards Ceremony

View photographs from this year's Alumni Awards Celebration. The Ferrum College Alumni Award Celebration was held Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room on campus. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award was bestowed upon William "Bill" Aiken '60. President Jennifer Braaten presented the award to Aiken in recognition of the exceptional service [...]

November 10th, 2017|Ferrum College News, Ferrum Website News|

Ferrum College Announces New President, Dr. David Johns

Board of Trustees Chair Phyllis Q. Karavatakis ’76 announced today that Dr. David Johns has been appointed the twelfth president of Ferrum College. Johns currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union College, a private, United Methodist affiliated, liberal arts institution in Barbourville, Kentucky. He will assume his new role as president of [...]

November 8th, 2017|Ferrum College News|

Students Win Accolades at Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Meeting

(Top, L-R) Kyle Haley and Nick Blankenship, and (bottom) Taylor Darnell. Ferrum College students Taylor Darnell, Nick Blankenship, and Kyle Haley were awarded $750 grants at the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) Fall Undergraduate meeting at Hampden-Sydney College on Oct. 28, 2017, after presenting posters on proposed/preliminary research projects. The monies will [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Ferrum College News|