Friday, October 29, 2010

Week in Pictures: Oct. 29, 2010

Here are several in this latest group of Week in Pictures (Oct. 29) at Ferris State University.

In this sample batch, we have photos from the job fair, Halloween trick-or-treaters, Bulldog football and Bulldog hockey.

It's a blast for students and Brutus the Bulldog at Ferris hockey games in the Ewigleben Ice Arena on campus.

Ferris students and potential employers converged together in Jim Wink Arena on campus for the job fair.

Ferris competed on the gridiron against Grand Valley State, the No. 1-ranked team in the nation.

Here is another image from the job fair at Ferris State University.

Here is an image of trick-or-treaters coming up and down the halls of Prakken Building at Ferris State University.

Ferris' Photographic Services Department Bill Bitzinger, Ed Hyde and Kelly Kachaterian.

Ferris Professor Searches for Cause of Melanoma

To further explore the cause of melanoma, Ferris State University’s Dr. James D. Hoerter was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Institute of Health. With the assistance of students and a set of genes found in zebrafish, Hoerter will set out to try and solve the puzzle presented by the deadliest form of human skin cancer: Melanoma.

“While in Ireland on a Fulbright Fellowship, I became fascinated with using zebrafish to study the role of stem cells in the development of melanoma,” Hoerter, professor of Biology, said. “The genes controlling stem cells in the skin are almost identical to humans. I knew this was the perfect way to determine how adult stem cells are damaged by the harmful rays of the sun. When I got back to Ferris, I immediately started to lay the groundwork for this project; I knew that it was one of the best research ideas I’d had in years.”

Hoerter explained that incidences of melanoma continue to rise in the United States, with more than 60,000 diagnoses and 8,000 lives claimed each year. The grant will allow him to make advances toward discovering the cause of melanoma, he said.

For the full story, visit the News Services Web site:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Video: Take Back The Night Rally At Ferris State University

Ferris State University's Take Back the Night rally, march and activities took place on Monday (Oct. 25) in Big Rapids.

Students, faculty and staff from Ferris and members of the community gathered together to march to bring awareness to issues regarding sexual assault and domestic violence.

Here is an article written by News Services previewing Take Back the Night activities:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ferris Political Science Professor Rick Griffin Discusses 2010 Michigan Governor's Race

Rick Griffin, a Ferris State University professor of Political Science, talks about the 2010 Michigan race for governor between Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero.

Griffin teaches American Government, Public Administration, International Organization, and Social Science Research. He is especially interested in the politics of the Rio Grande Valley, and in politics and the media.

Ph.D. Florida State University
M.S. Florida State University
B.S. Lamar University

Employed at Ferris since 1990

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ferris State Hosting Its Fall General Job Fair

The job fair is a great opportunity for job seekers and employers to gather together.

Attention Ferris State University students: It's job fair time on campus this Thursday (Oct. 28) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ewigleben Sports Complex.

The fall job fair at Ferris, organized by Career Services, is the place to be for people seeking an internship, full-time employment, or exploring career options.

The job fair is not just an opportunity for students. It also is an opportunity for employers to get a jump on the competition in recruiting top Ferris students to jobs in their organizations.

Information for students attending this fall's job fair

Information for employers attending this fall's job fair

For more information, contact Carrie Adams at (231) 591-2685.

Video Highlights Of Tim Skubick's Appearance At Ferris State University

People are gearing up for the Nov. 2 election as voters work to get informed about the people and the issues that will impact their lives.

As part of an effort to make Michigan voters more knowledgeable about the candidates and the issues , Ferris State University called in one of the best authorities in the state on Michigan politics. Tim Skubick was on campus Oct. 19 to talk about state politics, voters and more. A good-sized crowd of community members, local politicians, faculty, staff and students were on hand in a College of Business lecture hall for Skubick's presentation.

Skubick, who knows Lansing inside and out as a senior reporter knowledgeable about state politics,has enjoyed going right to be people at the local levels with his visit to Ferris. He 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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Don't Forget Take Back The Night Rally On Monday (Oct. 24)

The Take Back The Night rally will start at the main campus quad at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct, 25 at Ferris State University.

This is a five-star service event at Ferris.

As part of the Take Back The Night rally, a march will take place through the Campus Quad, up to State Street, down Cedar and finally to the Rankin Student Center Dome Room where refreshments will be served and the program will continue.

For more information, contact Jennella Rykse of the Take Back the Night Committee at (231) 591-2606 or by e-mail: