Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Which Lives Matter?
The 32nd Annual Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Celebration on Ferris State University’s campus will come to a close on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Rounding out the three-day celebration will be poet, activist and speaker Monti Washington presenting “Which Lives Matter?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Center Ballroom. In a release, Washington said in the ideal sense, al lives do matter, but reality brings observers to see there are various societal groups who may not matter equally. Despite his hardships, Washington said his upbringing has led him to what he is doing today.
Ferris Celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with March, Tribute.
Snow did not deter hundreds of Ferris State University students, staff and community members from gathering to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday during the 32nd Annual Freedom March. Many registered student organizations members’ were present during the march, including Black Greek Council. March participants left Ferris’ University Center to loop around campus before returning to their starting point. After returning, marchers listened or read during the 32nd Annual Student Tribute.
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Wedding gowns, cakes, flowers, food and more were on display for area brides on Sunday during the 18t6h annual Y-102 Bridal Show. Brides, grooms, family members and friends filled the University Center Ballroom on the campus of Ferris State University, chatting with local vendors and getting wedding inspiration. For vendors, the bridal show is a chance to make connections and possibly book clients. “We usually get a few rentals out of the event,” said Nancy Marshall, co-owner of Marshall’s Mid-Michigan Tent and Party.
From Poem to Print exhibit opens at Ferris
The collaborative work of Ferris State University and Kendal College of Art and Design students has brought written words into the 3-dimensional world. Indie Incubator: From Poem to 3D Print, a new exhibit at Ferris’ Fine Arts Gallery, Monday, Jan. 15. The exhibit takes viewers on a journey from the park of artistic inspiration to the final art product. The exhibit can be viewed from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays at the gallery, located in room 205 of the University Center.
Weekend, Jan. 13-14, 2018
Freedom March, speaker planned to honor legacy of MLK
Celebrating the legacy and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will last more than one day, with multiple events next week on the campus of Ferris State University. A variety of events are planned, including the annual Freedom March at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The annual Student Tribute providing individuals and registered student organizations the opportunity to make presentations on the MLK holiday, will follow the march at 6 p.m. on Monday. The university has celebrated the MLK holiday since 1987, and offered faculty and staff and in-service program to reflect on themes related to social justice and civil rights since 1995.
Ferris welcomes spring semester students
To welcome students back for the spring semester, Ferris State University’s Center for Leadership Activities and Career Services has coordinated multiple events across campus. A rock climbing wall will be set up for students from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Student Recreation Center. Beginning at 9 p.m. and running until midnight, the Ferris community can celebrate the anniversary of the University Center on Friday, Jan. 19, in the UC. The month of fun wraps up with 90’s night at the Rink Hockey Game on Friday, Jan. 26.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Brookside Students Learn Sign Language
A new program at Brookside Elementary is pairing classrooms of student with community members to teach the youngsters about different residents and organizations in the area. Throughout the school, students spend a day each week learning from community members from various offices around the Big Rapids area, including Ferris State University, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office or from local veterinary offices. First grader Maylene Green enjoys the lessons and is ready to show the signs for her name to anyone who asks.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Holly Jolly Holiday Luncheon
Ferris State University volunteer band and orchestra members gathered together to bring holiday cheer during the Hope Network Christmas Party Luncheon on Tuesday at the University Center. Hope Network provides housing and employment/work or activities to mentally impaired residents of Mecosta and Osceola counties, many of whom are employed by Ferris Dining Services, said conductor Scott Cohen. For approximately the past 12 years, Cohen has brought a group of musicians with him to perform Christmas carols for students, residents and staff of the Hope Network as part of the organizations annual luncheon.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
FSU Pharmacy Students to Gain Experience in Anderson Clean Room
Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy will provide its students instruction in sterile compounding in a state-of-the-art facility, the Hagerman Pharmacy Building, thanks to the generosity and resourcefulness of a 1964 program alumnus. College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Mark Young said the Dr. Roger W. and Betty Anderson Clean Room and Educational Center, made possible through the Andersons $100,000 gift is only the second such operation now available to pharmacy students studying in the U.S.
Weekend, Dec. 16-17, 2017
Ferris Community Shares Holiday Traditions
While seasonal holidays may have different names around the world, family gatherings for fellowship and a tasty meal is a global tradition. “Christmas is fairly big,” said Amos Idowa, a recent graduate of Ferris State University who hails from Nigeria. “We celebrate with family, neighbors and the community in general.” Similarly, Louis Arkiasamy, academic coordinator and graduate student at Ferris who is originally from Malaysia, said families may not have a turkey diner over the holidays, but might instead dig into chicken curry dishes.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Students teaching students- Ferris students take over Riverview classrooms
For many students, final exams are just around the corner. While many scholars are gearing up to sit for an hour or two, writing or typing feverishly to finish in the time limit, some students are taking a more hands on approach to the end of the semester. Ferris State University education professor Amy Kavanaugh has been partnering with Riverview Elementary teachers to connect FSU students with a classroom setting. The FSU students worked with groups of Riverview pupils, using different activated to teach lessons in spelling, sequencing, word choice and more.
Weekend, Dec. 9-10, 2017
Circle K Club Donates to Parks
Cadillac Kiwanis, in conjunction with Ferris State University Circle K International, presented Mecosta County Parks with a donation of $660 for children’s programming. The donation was part of the proceeds earned fro the Haunted Fish Hatchery at Paris Park.
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Symphonic Santa Sunday set for Dec. 10
With the holidays just a few weeks away, Ferris State University orchestra and bands
will be helping residents get in the spirit with the annual Symphonic Santa Sunday
concert. The concert has been a part of the Ferris community for more than 60 years.
The concert will feature the FSU Symphony Band, FSU West Central Concert Band and
FSU West Central Chamber Orchestra and will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. The
free concert will take place at FSU’s Williams Auditorium. Cohen and Sale Skornia
will conduct the holiday-themed evening, which will include the perennial classic
“Sleigh Ride.” Families also can visit with Santa Claus and Dynamite the Clown.
To read more visit http://news.pioneergroup.com/bigrapidsnews/2017/12/03/symphonic-santa-sunday-set-dec-10/