Tuesday, September 1, 2009

History Panel to Discuss 125 Years of Ferris State University

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State University boasts a second-to-none history that dates back to 1884 when founders Woodbridge N. Ferris and Helen Gillespie Ferris opened what was known then as the Big Rapids Industrial School.

History buffs are invited to visit Ferris’ Rankin Student Center Dome Room at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 to discuss and learn more about a University now in its 125th year. For anyone interested in a discussion about the University’s history, in an event moderated by Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services Paul Blake, join Richard Santer, Robert Leach, Ray Dickinson, Lawrence Martin and Melinda McMartin Isler on Founders’ Day. This distinguished panel will explore a number of topics, including the founders, who picked the crimson and gold colors, why our sports teams are named the Bulldogs and more.

“We are fortunate to have a strong connection to so many former faculty and staff who are willing to share their Ferris experience,” said Associate Director for Advancement Services and Technology Mary Kay MacIver, who serves as co-chair of the History Task Force. “This is a rare opportunity to hear about our rich history from those who lived it.”

For the complete story, visit the Ferris News Services Web site at http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/news/detail.cfm?ID=857

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