Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Delia Heck Spoke on Environmental Racism During Black History Month

By Mary Stoudt

Ferrum College celebrated the Black History Month with various events throughout February. In the last week of this year’s celebration, Delia Heck, professor of environmental science at Ferrum, gave a presentation on environmental racism in the US. 


Heck defined environmental racism as an injustice that occurs in practice and policy within a radicalized context and further explained it with numerous examples.


“We’ve known about this problem [environmental racism] but we’ve not made progress addressing it,” Heck said.


(Delia Heck, professor of environmental science at Ferrum. Photo courtesy of Ferrum College.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Happy “Bearentines” Day

By Mary Stoudt
 
Selecting an animal, stuffing it, and naming it has been a popular tradition at Ferrum College for years. Typically students build their bears during homecoming festivities; however, due to the COVID the 2020-21 school year’s bear building was pushed back to Valentine’s Day. 

(Ducks in a custom Ferrum T-shirt, which is one of the popular animals at this year's bear building event. Photo credit: Mary Stoudt.)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Todd Bowyer Joins Ferrum Family

By Mary Stoudt 

Todd Bowyer joined Ferrum College as the coordinator of Residence Life, Intramurals and Club Sports in late fall 2020.

Bowyer earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science and sports management from James Madison University. His continuing interest in these areas was also one among the strong motivations that drives him to join Ferrum.


(Bowyer and his lovely family joins the Ferrum community. Photo provided by Todd Bowyer.)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Ferrum Marched for Diversity

By Lindsey Foster

As Ferrum started the month of February, a series of activities for the Black History Month were also to launch. One event that stood out was the “Together We March” organized by Ferrum’s Student Government Association on Feb. 5. 

“This march is for everyone on campus to come together as one,” junior and SGA President Kintwon Pettiford said.

(Ferrum students marching towards the chapel before ceremony. Photo Credit: Elina Baltins.)

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Ferrum Students Excelled Academically During COVID-19

 By Lindsey Foster

      Despite the continuing challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic - such as the switch to remote teaching and six-week terms - Ferrum students continued to excel in the first half of the 2020-21 academic year. 
(Ferrum College President’s & Dean’s List, Spring & Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of Ferrum College.)