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Ferrum College recognizes Black History month honoring Black Golfers

In recognition of Black History Month, Ferrum College will honor the contributions of African American golfers in the advancement of the game of golf with an event on Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, featuring special guest Albert R. Green, the first African American Class A PGA Professional in the Mid-Atlantic Section, and a viewing of the documentary Uneven Fairways. Continue reading Ferrum College recognizes Black History month honoring Black Golfers

Winter Damage in the Garden

Barbara Leach
Horticulture Technician, VEC-Roanoke, Extension Connection

Winter damage in the garden comes in many forms. It can come from vacillating temperatures that can kill marginally hardy plants or even those that would otherwise take colder temperatures but cannot take the vacillation. On the way to the trashcan the other day, I noticed my evergreen rosemary looking decidedly dead. Sadly, I think the damage has moved beyond simple discoloration. Sometimes it is just discoloration, however. Some broadleaf evergreens may even defoliate, yet re-foliate in the spring. Others will hang onto the discolored foliage and produce new spring growth to cover it. The damaged leaves may drop the following year. Sometimes it is a wait-and-see game. If a plant has not shown any signs of re-foliation by summer you should likely replace it. Continue reading Winter Damage in the Garden

Scholarships available for minority students in chemical science

WASHINGTON – The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is announcing the availability of its annual renewable scholarship for minority students. Previous winners will be featured during a yearlong promotion of ACS Scholar Alumni, sponsored by ACS President Peter K. Dorhout, Ph.D. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. Continue reading Scholarships available for minority students in chemical science

Second Women’s March hits the mark, draws thousands

by S. Rotan Hale

As our world rapidly changes in so many different ways, who can deny that these troubled times call for a new level of vigilance. Never before has the global demand for justice and equality been so urgently in need of remedial measures on a grand scale.

Many people point to the Trump administration’s tactics–fueled by fear, insecurity, ignorance, hate and greed for unleashing this new catastrophic wave of chaos that has sent the country (and the world) to a new low. Continue reading Second Women’s March hits the mark, draws thousands