Author Archives: Pam Linkous

About Pam Linkous

Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.

State Board Approves Community College Tuition Increase

RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges approved an increase to the tuition rate at Virginia’s Community Colleges that will take effect beginning in the spring 2010 semester for both in-state and out-of-state students.  The increase of $7.30 per … Continue reading

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Veterans to be Honored at NRCC’s Old-time and Bluegrass Music Concert

The Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club at New River Community College will host a free concert on Saturday, November 14. The concert will showcase performances from bluegrass performers John Viers and Friends, from Hiwassee, along with Zephyr Lightning Bolts, a … Continue reading

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Tradesmen License Renewal Courses to be held at Mall Site November 14

New River Community College will offer tradesmen license renewal courses on Saturday, November 14, at its New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg for journeymen, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics and gas fitters. NRCC’s license renewal courses are approved by … Continue reading

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The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month…

It was the end of the war to end all wars.  The guns finally fell silent on November 11, 1918 at 11am as an armistice between Germany and the Allied Nations went into effect.  The Treaty of Versailles was signed … Continue reading

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Men Can Get Breast Cancer?

Despite getting showered in pink every October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is not purely a disease for women.  Men have cells similar to women’s in the area behind their nipples and these cells can develop breast … Continue reading

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Stay Safe on Campus

The recent publicity regarding incidents on campuses has made safety for college students a priority for staff and parents.  Although New River is historically a safe campus, it pays to always be careful and use common sense to avoid a … Continue reading

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The Field of Electronic Readers is Growing (and getting better)

Imagine taking all of your textbooks to class every day, highlighting important sections the teacher implies will be on the next test, reading the latest issue of the New York Times and listening to your favorite music.  Picture all of … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule Is On the Web Site

The Spring 2010 Schedule of classes is on the New River Community College Website.  Registration for Spring begins Tuesday December 1st.  See your advisor soon and avoid the last minute rush.

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Why Do We Turn Back Time?

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2am Sunday November 1st when clocks are turned back an hour and most people in the United States get an extra hour of sleep.  This hour is lost when the process is reversed on … Continue reading

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Fall Break Suggestions

A break from classes is always welcome and the upcoming Faculty Research Days (October 14-16) provides most students with a few days to relax and get ready for the second half of the semester.  Many will simply get some extra … Continue reading

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