The Big Event is Approaching Fast and Students are Being Called to Informational Meetings

The Big EventFerris State University Student Government is getting ready for The Big Event 2012 with informational meetings for participants March 27-29 in the Rankin Student Center.

Meetings are at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in Room 125-127; 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Dome Room; 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29 in Room 252; 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the Dome Room and 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 in Room 252 (for individual participants only).

Attendance at one of the informational meetings is mandatory for the main contact of each student group participating in The Big Event.

“Being a part of The Big Event is like no other experience you can have while in college,” said Danielle Balmer, Student Government president. “This one day of community service brings our students and community together.”

The Big Event, on tap Saturday, April 14, is the university’s largest student-run volunteer project. It’s designed as a way for Ferris students, faculty and staff to say “thank you” to the Big Rapids community for its support through small service projects.

“Ferris State University is the only school in Michigan that has an event like this where we are able to say ‘thank you’ to our community through service,” Balmer said. “The Big Event has grown to be a part of the Ferris culture and should be something that everyone looks forward to doing each year.”

Anyone interested in participating can still sign up by visiting the Student Government website at and click on the “Forms" tab at the top of the page.

For more information about the Big Event, call The Big Event hotline at (231) 591-2030 or visit the event’s Facebook page here:

Last updated: 08-24-2015