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

Ferrum College’s newly unveiled hydroponic greenhouse just completed its first growing cycle. Ferrum Ag students Sean Trollinger and Jody Jefferies work in new hydroponic greenhouse facility. Dr. Bob Pohlad photograph. The facility was funded through a Tobacco Commission grant, with matching funds provided by Ferrum College. The goal of the grant program [...]

Fresh Lettuce in the Middle of Winter – All Without Soil!2018-02-01T22:18:05+00:00

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 [...]

Peace and Joy!2018-04-02T14:42:19+00:00

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 [...]

100+ Donors Support Ferrum College with $26,466 in #GivingTuesday Gifts2017-12-06T13:11:17+00:00

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 [...]

Ferrum College Christmas Concert Set for Saturday, December 22018-04-02T14:41:38+00:00

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 [...]

Ferrum College to Host Free Movie Screening of “Food Evolution” Tuesday, November 282017-11-20T22:59:38+00:00

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 [...]

Alumni Honored During November 4th Awards Ceremony2017-11-15T17:14:02+00:00

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 [...]

Ferrum College Announces New President, Dr. David Johns2017-11-08T21:47:10+00:00

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 [...]

Students Win Accolades at Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Meeting2017-11-02T12:58:19+00:00

Ferrum College Theatre Arts & Alpha Psi Omega Present “It Can’t Happen Here” Nov. 1-4

Ferrum College Theatre Arts & Alpha Psi Omega will present It Can't Happen Here, a play by Tony Taccone & Bennett S. Cohen based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis Nov. 1 - 3, at 7 PM, and Nov. 4 at 2 PM, in Sale Theatre in Schoolfield Hall on campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for non-Ferrum students [...]

Ferrum College Theatre Arts & Alpha Psi Omega Present “It Can’t Happen Here” Nov. 1-42017-10-26T17:26:54+00:00

“Real Roots” Fans Celebrate Folkways during Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Oct. 28 at Ferrum College

“Real Roots” fans from across the nation will celebrate the folkways of the Blue Ridge at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Oct. 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Ferrum College campus, Ferrum, VA. Now in its 44th year, the festival brings together traditional musicians, craftspeople, cooks, antique tractor and engine buffs, car [...]

“Real Roots” Fans Celebrate Folkways during Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Oct. 28 at Ferrum College2017-10-20T13:11:17+00:00