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.

Spring Registration Continues

Students can continue to register for Spring 2010 classes over winter break.  The registration process is online and payment is deferred until January 11, 2010.  If payment is not received by that date, classes are dropped and students must re-register. … Continue reading

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Winter is a Time to Celebrate

Christmas and Hanukkah are major holidays in the United States but they are certainly not the only celebrations that appear on calendars during the winter months. Christians prepare for Christmas by observing Advent beginning on December 1st and many continue … Continue reading

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Winter is Here. Do You Have NRCC Alert?

New River Community College uses NRCC Alert to contact you immediately for a college closing or other emergency. NRCC Alert delivers important emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to you on all your devices: E-mail account (work, home, other) Cell phone … Continue reading

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Fiddle and Banjo Club to Host Free Concert December 12

The Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club at New River Community College will host a free Christmas concert on Saturday, December 12. The concert will showcase performances from Christiansburg bluegrass artist, Danny O’Brien, along with Whitetop Mountain, an old-time band from … Continue reading

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Exam Survival Guide

The cold hard truth has been there since you first laid eyes on that syllabus back in August. Final exams in December seemed so far away during those first weeks of class, when the tan was still glowing and shorts … Continue reading

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Be An Angel This Holiday Season

Many children and elderly residents of the New River Valley will have  presents under the tree this year with the help of angels from New River Community College.  Student Government Vice President Felicia Hoston is arranging the placement of an … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving in the US

Many adults in America remember November from their childhood as a time to make paper turkeys and learn about some strangely dressed people called Pilgrims.  Celebrating Thanksgiving meant time off from school, parades on television and endless lessons in history … Continue reading

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Volleyball Team Gains Valuable Experience this Season

The volleyball team competed against Virginia Western Community College on November 5.   It was a close game in all four matches. Game 1: NRCC dominated. Game 2: VWCC picked up. Game 3:  After a hard battle, VWCC took over … Continue reading

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Nothing to Do on Thanksgiving?

It is not written anywhere that Thanksgiving means you have to cook all day, eat yourself silly and then lay around and watch TV until bedtime.  There are lots of things to do on a nice (or cold and rainy) … Continue reading

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Spring Registration Begins December 1

Online registration for all Spring 2010 classes begins at 12am on Tuesday, December 1.  Credit classes and Workforce Development offerings are listed online only and are accessible from the New River Main Page. It is important that students see their … Continue reading

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