Thursday, October 21, 2010

"I'm a Bulldog" Tailgate This Saturday!

The Ferris State University Alumni Association and the Bulldog Athletic Association will host the "I'm a Bulldog" Tailgate this Saturday, Oct. 23, as the Ferris State University football team hosts the nationally top-ranked Grand Valley State Lakers.

The tailgate will take place in lot 36 by the FSU Gridiron Club area near Top Taggart Field beginning at 11 a.m. Fans should look for the big "I'm a Bulldog" tent.

Everyone is invited for FREE FOOD (meatballs, subs, chips, donuts, punch and coffee) and the first 500 Bulldog fans also receive a FREE "I'm a Bulldog" T-shirt!

Those attending can also join fellow tailgaters and the FSU Cheer Team in rooting on the Bulldogs through the traditional "Bulldog Walk" to the stadium from the IRC building through lots 35 and 36 starting at 12 p.m. (ET).

No RSVP is necessary for the event – but if YOU are a BULLDOG – we hope to see you tailgating this Saturday at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

Saturday's Anchor-Bone Classic game between FSU and GVSU kicks off at 2 p.m. (ET).

For more information on the "I'm a Bulldog" Tailgate, please contact the FSU Alumni Office at (231) 591-2345.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Last Week's Ferris State Live Show Welcomed Clancy, Scheible and Troost To Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Last week's episode of "Ferris State Live" focused on the work being done in the community as part of Paint Big Rapids Pink. FSL also hosted a segment on student involvement to bring awareness to breast cancer. Plus, "Ferris State Live" brought viewers up to date with news and sports.

Lynne Scheible, coordinator of Paint Big Rapids Pink, and Andrea Clancy, a student-athlete who is a member of the Ferris women's basketball team, discussed breast cancer awareness and efforts that are taking place in the community with co-host Leah Nixon.

FSL also welcomed student Elizabeth Troost, president of the Striders Running Club, to talk about how she and others on campus and beyond were running for a cure with Leah and co-host Jason DaDay.

We also had plenty of news and sports from campus from Jason and co-host Sandy Gholston.

Be sure to check out this week's episode of "Ferris State Live" with guests Carrie Weis, director of the Rankin Student Center Art Gallery at Ferris and Piram Prakasam, director of the Office of International Education. Due to the baseball playoffs, we're asking people to check at the usual time Thursday at 10:30 p.m. for the possibility of the game being rained out. If the game proceeds, the show will air during a special Friday night time slot at 10:30 p.m.

WBBL To Broadcast Live From FSU This Friday!

Students & Fans Invited To Attend Live Broadcast!

Ferris State University
students, alumni and fans will have a special opportunity to be part of a live radio show originating from the FSU campus this Friday (Oct. 22) morning.

The Bakita & Grey morning show, which can be heard on West Michigan's Sports Leader 107.3 WBBL in the Grand Rapids market, will broadcast live from The Rock Cafe on the Big Rapids campus from 6 to 9 a.m.

Students, fans and the general public are encouraged to come out for the live show with The Rock opening for its normal breakfast schedule beginning at 7 a.m. The show will be making its first-ever appearance on the FSU campus.

A number of special guests will be interviewed during the show including Ferris State University President Dr. David L. Eisler, FSU Director of Alumni Relations Jeremy Mishler, head football coach Jeff Pierce and Bulldog hockey head coach Bob Daniels among others.

Friday's show will preview Saturday's Anchor-Bone Classic gridiron showdown between Ferris State and nationally top-ranked Grand Valley State at Top Taggart Field. It will also include a preview of FSU's home hockey series this weekend versus the Ohio State Buckeyes and highlight other important things going on at Ferris State University.

The Bakita & Grey show airs weekly Monday thru Friday on WBBL and can also be heard live online at

In addition to Friday morning's live show, FSU will also be featured prominently throughout the week on WBBL's FM airwaves with live promotional announcements leading up to this weekend's action and various ticket giveaways.

Those tuning into the Bakita & Grey Show could also win The Ultimate Bulldog Weekend prize package, which includes suite tickets to watch FSU Hockey versus Ohio State on Friday night, golf on Saturday morning at Tullymore, sideline tickets to the Anchor-Bone Classic and lodging for Friday night in Big Rapids.

The Rock Cafe is located at 1420 Knollview Drive on the Ferris State campus. It is approximately one block south of Top Taggart Field across from the football practice fields. The renovated student dining area opened a year ago and offers the next generation of student dining with a popular marketplace concept.

WBBL is owned and operated by Citadel Broadcasting Company and Mediaspan. The station regularly covers high school, collegiate and professional sports across the state with featured shows such as Bakita & Grey, the Huge Show, Jim Rome, Dan Patrick and others in addition to live game coverage.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Similarities and Differences

Join the Muslim Student Organization and the International Student Organization for their featured speaker Dawud Walid who will discuss the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

This event is open to the public on Oct 20 at 6 p.m. in College of Business Room 111.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, Muslim Student Organization and ISO.

If you have any questions about this event please email Ahmed Taha at

If you need assistance to attend this event, please contact the OMSS at 231-591-2617 at least 72 hours in advance.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Day of Love Will Benefit Locks Of Love

On Oct. 23, You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW) will hold its first annual “A Day of Love” event, which is a breast cancer awareness event that will benefit Locks of Love. All proceeds made from this event along with any hair donations will be sent to the Locks of Love foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.

We are reaching out to all student RSO’s on Campus to come out and not only support this event but also get involved with this event. We would like for any interested student organizations, whether you would like to set up a table and discuss any breast cancer information or just come to help work inflatables for volunteer hours.

We are looking for as much help with it as possible, as we do plan on making this a big event.

Ideas you have for the event are welcome, and also what you are interested in providing for our event. If you would like to join us in supporting this outstanding event please feel free to contact the “A Day of Love” Committee Chair Aramist Prazuch.

Thank you for your consideration of this request for your support. If you have any questions about the A Day of Love to benefit Locks of Love or the work of You Beautiful Black Woman, please do not hesitate to Contact us.

Joy Haley, president
Aramist Prazuch, committee chair

"Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Similarities and Differences"

Ferris State University does not shy away from open and important discussion about issues impacting us on campus, around the state, the county and the world.

Here is the next in a series of discussions about important issues as Ferris takes on the topic of "Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Similarities and Differences," on Wednesday (Oct. 20) in College of Business Room 111.

Featured speaker Dawud Walid will discuss the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Walid is director of the Michigan Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Tombstone Project: Stepping Up & Taking Action

On Thursday, Oct. 21, an open discussion on what it takes to recognize and respond to domestic violence across disciplines will be conducted at Ferris State University. This discussion is a part of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.

Here is the prior announcement about the Tombstone Project:
“TOMBSTONES” bearing the date of birth, sex, death and stories of victims of domestic violence during the past year in the state of Michigan will be set up in the north end of Ferris State University's Campus Quad. The display started Monday, Oct. 11, and will be up through Oct. 25, the day of the “Take Back the Night” rally against domestic violence.

The tombstones will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The goal of the display is to raise awareness of the seriousness of domestic violence for Michigan residents and Ferris students. Domestic violence remains a serious problem that requires proactive measures to stop the violence and protect our communities.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services. For more information on this project, contact Michael Wade by phone at (231) 591-2617 or by e-mail at

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tim Skubick Will Be Telling It Like It Is At Ferris State University On Tuesday (Oct. 19)

The Nov. 2 election is fast approaching and now is the time for voters to get informed about the people and the issues set to impact their lives.

If you're interested in what's happening in state politics, there is arguably no better authority than Tim Skubick, who will be on campus Tuesday (Oct. 19) at Ferris State University beginning at 7 p.m. in College of Business Room 111. Skubick, who knows Lansing inside and out as a senior reporter knowledgeable about state politics, is coming right to people on a local level with his visit to Ferris. Skubick has served as anchor of the weekly public TV series “Off The Record” since 1972 and has covered Michigan government and politics since 1969.

This free event is sponsored by the Political Engagement Project, the Big Rapids Pioneer, the Ferris State Torch and the Mecosta County Chamber of Commerce.

This is a marvelous opportunity to hear from a highly-respected statewide voice in politics and to hear from him on our campus.

For more information, contact Vickie Streeter at (231) 591-2403 or by e-mail:

Sunday, October 17, 2010