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.

Higher Ed Budget Cuts Announced

Tuesday September 8th brought gloomy news from Governor Tim Kaine as he announced the cold hard numbers to cope with in the state budget deficit.  Along with layoffs of state employees, Governor Kaine’s budget will reduce the funding to higher … Continue reading

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VOTE! SGA Elections Thursday and Friday

Exercise your democratic rights and vote in the Student Government Association elections tomorrow and Friday.  You don’t have to leave the comfort of your computer to participate!  Simply log in to Blackboard (even if you do not have any Blackboard … Continue reading

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World Class Harper to Play at NRCC

Eve Watters, Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring artist will bring her magical Celtic harp to entertain students and staff at NRCC in observation of Constitution Week.  Ms. Watters has travelled the world in her career as a musician and … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Summer!

Beginning way back in elementary school, summer really meant break time.  In those carefree days, summer was a time of no routine.  Summer meant long, lazy days at the pool, steamy afternoons laying on Grandma’s shady porch and an odd … Continue reading

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Still Looking for Class Schedule Booklets?

It is time to register for Summer and Fall classes, so where are those booklets with all the classes listed along with their times and locations and teachers?  Welcome to the 21st century!  The Summer and Fall 2009 Class Schedules … Continue reading

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Advice For Graduates

The typical advice to the graduating class of 2009 does not really apply to the richly varied group of students who will walk across that stage in Edwards Hall on May 15. At colleges and universities all over the country, … Continue reading

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The World Comes to NRCC by way of the Library

National Library Week provided terrific opportunities to sample food and culture from all over the globe here at the NRCC Library. Tiny little Dublin Virginia, with the help of the Multicultural Club and the helpful NRCC Library staff was the … Continue reading

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Have You Met Ginny Yet?

How do I pick a major?  What is out there for a career for me when I graduate?  Can I take classes at other community colleges in Virginia?  You need to visit with Ginny! Ginny is the host of the … Continue reading

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Money Tight? Here are some tips!

Always make a list before you go shopping.  Impulse purchases are cut to a minimum when you hit the store with a plan in hand. Invite friends over for a pot luck instead of meeting at a restaurant for dinner. … Continue reading

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Out In The Parking Lot: Musings From The Edge

Patiently waiting in my car in Parking Lot B a few weeks ago, I observed a little punk knock a Styrofoam box out of his vehicle and soccer-kick it under the car next to him.  “Jerk,” I thought angrily.  I … Continue reading

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