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.

Robbin Thompson Represents Virginia With His Music

Robbin Thompson released his first album, “Robbin Thompson,” in 1976 on the Atlantis label “Nemperer” and it featured the contributions of Steve Cropper, one of the world’s greatest soul guitarists,Timothy B. Schmit from the Eagles and Melissa Manchester.  This album … Continue reading

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Military Activation Does Not Mean Sacrificing Classwork

On March 27, 2009 Governor Kaine approved item HB1810 that required all state institutions of higher education to create policies to allow any students that are called to active duty during a semester to get the opportunity to earn full … Continue reading

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“Glee” Star has Virginia Community College Roots

The new series “Glee” that debuted this fall on FOX features a cast member named Emma who is played by Jayma Mays.  Mays is a native of Grundy Virginia and is a graduate of Southwest Virginia Community College.  She has … Continue reading

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Fall Bash is Here!

Celebrate fall today at the Mall site with free food and fun.  Join the SGA and Student Activities as they welcome caricature artist Adam Pate as he draws pictures of students free of charge.  Tomorrow the fun moves to Dublin … Continue reading

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Former Springsteen Vocalist to Perform at NRCC

Robbin Thompson, whose long career took off when Bruce Springsteen recruited him to sing with Steel Mill, Springsteen’s early band, will perform in Richardson Auditorium in Rooker Hall at New River on Thursday, October 8th from 1:30 to 2:30.   … Continue reading

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$40 worth of food for $20!!

Everyone is pinching pennies and searching for a bargain in these tough times.  SHARE (Self Help and Resource Exchange) offers high quality food worth at least $40 for only $20 and all you have to do is pre-order by noon … Continue reading

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Presenting the Fall 2009 SGA

The results are in and the students of New River Community College have selected their representatives for the Student Government Association for Fall 2009.  The new President is Meagan Willis and Felicia Hoston will serve as Vice President.  The new … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week

The Center for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing will sponsor several events in observation of Deaf Awareness Week September 21-25. This is an international observation to commemorate the accomplishments of deaf people as well as increase awareness of the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Constitution Week!

That amazing document called the Constitution of the United States of America was created on September 17th, 1787 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Celebrate the 222nd anniversery of this historic event during Constitution Week September 14th-18th.  Student Activities is sponsoring an American … Continue reading

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Patriot Day Observation

The students who arrived on campus this fall fresh from high school were in the fifth grade on that warm, clear September day when terror and death united this country and changed our perspective of the world forever.  Patriot Day … Continue reading

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