Celebrating 125 Years!
The kickoff of our year-long celebration began on September 1 with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ferris Mausoleum at Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids. After a week of rain, beautiful, sunny weather greeted participants including Ferris President David L. Eisler, City of Big Rapids Mayor Mark Warba and State Representative Darwin Booher as they recognized how Woodbridge and Helen Ferris changed the Big Rapids community and the State of Michigan forever when they established their school here in 1884. Special guests, the Reverends Jon Fleming and Jerena Keys from the United Church officiated at the ceremony. Members of the Ferris ROTC placed the wreath, which they guarded at the W.N. Ferris statue on campus during the afternoon.
September 1 was also the official release of the Coffee Table Book "Ferris State University: The First 125 Years." The book is available at James L. Lundberg Bookstore, a division of Barnes and Noble, the Ferris Ice Arena Pro Shop, Great Lakes Book and Supply and the Old Pioneer Store and Emporium.
The 125th Time Capsule Project will begin. Visit the link to learn more about the project and the guidelines for materials to include.
A Ferris history trivia contest was held for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Click on the link to see the winners. Prizes included music downloads for students, official 125th t-shirts, copies of the coffee table book and a special luncheon for the winners hosted by President Eisler.