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Bait and Switch

Compiled by Staff September 22, 2023

Leaves crunch underfoot, and small twigs snap as Bailey Peek, freshman, and Forestry and Wildlife Professor Todd Fredericksen duck underneath a canopy of trees just off the Writers Trail by Dyer Hall. The...

Foreground, Mary Turner, left; Don Vineyard, right; and Rebecca Saunders, far right; steady the sign while Ed Saunders (behind the sign) fastens hardware to it.

Ferrum Forward Updates Both Ends of Village

Compiled by Staff September 19, 2023

It's Friday, it's hot, and a small bead of sweat slowly slips down Mary Turner's brow as she drills holes in a signpost along Route 40 in Ferrum. The whine of the drill drowns out the squawking cicadas...

Bethany Worley, Director of Blue Ridge Institute and Museum presents details of the 50-year anniversary of the Folk Life Festival in Ferrum.

Ferrum Forward’s Annual Meeting Covers New Change and Old Tradition

Kyle Markowitz September 16, 2023

At Ferrum Forward’s annual meeting Sept. 12, Friends of Ferrum Park proposed a public park to Steve Sandy with the Department of Development in Franklin County. The property in question shares a border...

Seth Deaton kicks one of his two field goal attempts in the Week 1 loss at Muskingum.

Black Hats Look for First Win in Home Opener

Kyle Markowitz September 8, 2023

The Black Hats return home against North Carolina Wesleyan at 4 p.m., tomorrow, after a Week 1 loss to Muskingum University 31-20. “I feel like a win at home is critically important,” Head Coach...

Tynair Anderson receives her Aladdin Food Services scholarship last year with Michael Ferguson (left), and Levi Briggs (right).

Aladdin Food Services Offer Scholarship to Student Employees

Kyle Markowitz September 1, 2023

For a second consecutive year, Aladdin Food Services will sponsor up to $2,500 per semester in scholarship ($5,000 annually) for its student employees. Twenty students taking classes on campus work...

Senior Madison Cline worked at Busch Gardens for her summer internship.

Ferrum College Senior Spends Summer Interning for Busch Gardens Horticulture Department

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

Senior Madison Cline used her summer this year to intern at Busch Gardens for their horticulture program. After inquiring about any possible internship positions Cline decided to look into the horticulture...

Students, Staff Gather for Annual Convocation

Refentse Maselwa, Editor August 22, 2023

Stomps and loud chattering were heard as students, faculty, and staff filled Swartz Gym to commemorate the beginning of a new school year. The new chaplain, Pastor Michael Little, opened the ceremony...

Coordinator of Residence Life Lacey Matthews, left and sophomore Kolby Snow at the 2023 Ferrum College Expo

Ferrum College Hosts Expo for New and Returning Students

Compiled by Staff August 22, 2023

The Office of Student Life and Engagement hosted an Expo for students to become more acquainted with campus services. “The purpose of this event is to show students the resources we offer on campus,”...

Freshman take part in Day of Service projects Sunday.

Incoming Freshman Participate in Day of Service Projects to Finish Off Connections Weekend

Compiled by Staff August 22, 2023

Ferrum College's newest Panthers participated in a Day of Service event Sunday. The newest Panthers were in partnership with Ferrum Forward to conclude Connections Weekend. In groups with their Connections...

The Connection Leaders and the Class of 2027 pose for a photo on the steps of the Sale Theatre.

Connection Weekend Brings New and Returning Students Together

Compiled by Staff August 18, 2023

Incoming Panthers for the class of 2027 were introduced to the Panther Nation through Connection Weekend Aug. 10-13. New students met and connected with other classmates, returning students, faculty,...

From left, Truvy (played by Theatre Arts Professdor, Rebecca Crocker), styles Shelbys (played by TJ Baker, senior) hair, while Clairee (English Professor Lana Whited) looks on.

Production of ‘Steel Magnolias’ Set to Begin Aug. 24 and Run Through Aug. 27

Compiled by Staff August 10, 2023

The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre and Ferrum College Theatre Arts season will open with Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, on Aug. 24. The comedy-drama is based on a real family’s experiences with diabetes...

From left, Brian Bingham, Recreation Leadership Professor Dan Caston, Kyle Hayhurst, and Seijin Campbell stand at the entrance to the colleges disc golf course.

Disc Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 12

Compiled by Staff August 1, 2023

Brian Bingham stands atop a tee box on the newly renovated Ferrum College Disc Golf Course. He checks the placard: 147 feet. Par 3. He sizes up the shot, winds up a couple times, and lets it fly down...

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