Saturday, November 13, 2010

Discover Costa Rica in January

Applications are still being accepted for Discover Costa Rica in January. Interested people should stop by the Office of International Education to get an application.

Study Abroad with Professor Bill Smith
In Costa Rica
Earn 3 International Business Credits
Jan. 1 to Jan. 9, 2011

By visiting Costa Rica, you can discover the coffee industry as you tour and focus on conducting business in a developing country. You can witness the culture and the impact it has on business methods, efficiency, delivery of product and the importance placed on working in harmony with nature.

View the Study Abroad website for detailed information or contact:

Professor Bill Smith
College of Business 340
Phone: 231-591-2481

Or contact the Office of International Education
Phone: (231) 591-2450

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ferris PGM Students Awarded Grants by PGA Foundation

The PGA Foundation has provided 20 accredited PGA Golf Management Universities with grants totaling $60,000.

The accredited PGA Golf Management Universities have used these grants to select and distribute scholarships to 67 female and minority students. Since the program’s inception in 1993, PGA Golf Management Universities have distributed a total of $621,000 in scholarships.

The current Ferris State University scholarship recipients are Bryanna Bernth, a junior; Brooke Rodes, a junior; and Blaize Baumgartner, a junior.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

International Dinner Rescheduled

The Office of International Education at Ferris State University is hosting the "One World, Many Faces" International Benefit Dinner, with all proceeds benefiting a study abroad scholarship for local high school teachers.

The dinner has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR Atrium on the Ferris campus. International cuisine will be served, featuring dishes from the global regions of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, India, and Latin America. International students in traditional dress, as well as live musical entertainment will be featured at this event. It will be an exciting evening of world fare cuisine, entertainment, and cultural enrichment for all attendees.

Tickets for the benefit dinner are $30 apiece or two for $50. Anyone interested in more information, or to learn how to purchase tickets, should visit

Tickets are limited so purchase yours today!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check Out Native American Heritage Month Activities

Michigan is a state rich in Native American history. November, designated as Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), is a platform for the Ferris State University and local communities to learn more about that culture.

Ferris’ Office of Multicultural Student Services and the 2010 Native American Heritage Month Planning Committee have collaborated to host events designed to educate people about issues related to Native Americans in Michigan. Tuesday, Nov. 9, former chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Aaron Payment will be a guest speaker on “Issues Facing Native Americans in Michigan.” Payment’s presentation is set for 6 p.m. in College of Business Room 111. The corridor in IRC will house a Native American artwork exhibit Nov. 9 through 11 called “The Canadian Collection.” Finally, Native American Heritage Month activities conclude with a Dreamcatchers Workshop on Nov. 23 in the Rankin Student Center lobby.

“This year with Native American Heritage Month we took the approach of exploring new and different things from what we’ve done in the past to engage our campus and to educate about Native American culture,” said Michael Wade, OMSS assistant director. “Overall, we have a few events that will allow our students, faculty and staff to learn more about Native American culture.”

For the complete story, visit the News Services Web site

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ferris State University To Host Florida Alumni & Emeriti Luncheon

The annual Alumni & Emeriti Luncheon (Jan. 22, 2011) is set for Sarasota, Fla.

The event will once again be held at the TPC Prestancia with local hosts Bob and Mary Louise Leach and Bob Stechshulte.

Online registration is coming soon at this link:

Stay tuned for more information about the PGM Alumni event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando on Jan. 28, 2011.