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July 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Report: Insurance Industry in Michigan Struggles with Attracting Workers

Michigan’s insurance industry should continue adding jobs in the years ahead, although it faces a tough issue that’s hitting many economic sectors today: attracting and competing for talent, reports MiBizThat was one of the findings from Ferris State University insurance, actuarial and risk-management students who conducted a survey with insurance companies, agents and brokers, as well as service providers to the industry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ferris State Hosting Free Youth Football Camp in Grand Rapids

With football season set to begin in a few weeks, Ferris State University players and coaches are getting kids ready for their fall leagues with a free camp at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids, reports Grand Rapids-based TV station, WZZM 13. The camp is open to football players from grades K-8. Players need to arrive at the field at noon to register. Click WZZM for more information.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ferris Survey Reveals Strong Job Market for Criminal Justice Graduates

A survey conducted by Ferris State University’s Criminal Justice program has revealed a major employment milestone for graduates looking into law enforcement careers, reports The Peninsula. Criminal Justice Professor and LEA Coordinator Cecil Queen said that of Ferris’ Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Academy graduates, 95 percent found employment in law enforcement. Click The Peninsula for more information.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

KCAD Summer Camps Offer Valuable Skills for all Ages

It’s officially summer and if you need a way to fill some time, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is welcoming you to their state of the art campus for over 150 camps designed for all ages, reports Grand Rapids-based FOX 17.

June 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tools to Identify, Rescue Victims of Opioid Overdoses Outlined in Book

Health care professionals on the front lines of the opioid epidemic should be helping educate people living with pain and addiction and their families, says Susan DeVuyst-Miller, the co-author of "Prescription Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education," reports MLive.com from reporter Monica Scott. DeVuyst-Miller, an assistant professor at Ferris State University's College of Pharmacy, described the book as an educational tool for healthcare professionals that provides important information about opioids, overdoses and naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal agent. Click MLive to read the full story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FSU summer concert season starts today

The Ferris Community Summer Band is back for another music season in Big Rapids, and its first concert begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. This is the first concert of the 52nd annual concert season, presented by the Ferris Community Summer Band, according to a press release. Concert-goers will be able to join in on the fun as one musical selection, “Cheerio March,” is a sing-along of sorts. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided by the Big Rapids First Baptist Church. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Planting for Pollinators

Brookside Elementary School students spend one of their final afternoons of the 2016-17 academic year getting their hands dirty. Students in the second and fourth grades worked at Clay Cliffs Nature Area on Monday, planting milkweed and other natural pollinators as the conclusion to a project with Ferris State University Card Wildlife Education Center and the Save Our Monarchs organizations. The flowers and pollinator plants students worked with were brought through grant dollars or donated by Pheasants Forever.  To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Weekend, June 3-4, 2017

Ferris fishing club competes nationally

Ferris State’s fishing club finished 52nd in the U.S. Boats National Championship field of 192 boats on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala., recently. In the day-long tournaments, they compete for about six hours with the goal of catching as many basses as possible. The team with the biggest fish wins the competition. Their first tournament will be on June 17. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ramp make museum more accessible

A new ramp leading to the main entrance of the Mecosta County Historical Museum will make the facility more accessible for all visitors. The 1874 Wooten Desk, once used by Woodbridge N. Ferris, founder of Ferris State University, and know and “the desk within a desk” sits just inside the entrance to the museum. Self-guided tours will be available. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

May 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Corrie awarded Ferris College of business 2017 Student Excellence Award

Ferris State University senior Jonathan D. Corrie, was awarded a College of Business Student Excellence Award during the Spring 2017 semester. Corrie is a finance major and has served as a member of Financial Managers Association and is a Salvation Army volunteer. The scholarship awards are based on letter of recommendation, cumulative grade point average, a written paragraph from the student and evidence of leadership. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ferris Community Summer Band getting ready for another season

It’s time once again for Ferris State University students and Big Rapid’s community members to come together and share their musical skills. In its’s 52nd season, the Ferris Community Summer Band will perform six concerts over the coming months. The concerts are all on Wednesdays, except for the performance at the Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Auxiliary Community Block Party, which takes place on Thursday, June 22. The Ferris Community Summer Band is a neat and educational program, said Band Director Scott Cohen. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Weekend, May 20-21, 2017

Play set for Monday at FSU

Reenacting memories of Holocaust survivors, playwright Henry Greenspan will perform a one-act play on Monday, May 22. Greenspan’s play “Remnants’ is based on more than 20 years of conversations with Holocaust survivors. The play is open to the public and is a portion of a two-day Shoah Visual History Training Program at Ferris State University. Greenspan’s play will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday on campus. To read more visit the Big Rapids Pioneer.

Weekend, May 20-21, 2017

Kent ISD Students Can Earn up to $3K in Scholarships from Ferris

Ferris State University is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Kent ISD students earning college credit through a concurrent enrollment program, renewable up to 3 years, reports MLive.com. Click MLive to read the full story.