Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 MLK Legacy Award Nominations Deadline Has Been Extended

Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2011 MLK Legacy Award Nominations have been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 8 by 5 p.m.

Faculty and staff can only nominate students

Please email your nominations to

2011 MLK Celebration Call for Legacy Award Nominations

On behalf of the 2011 MLK Celebration Planning Committee, we would like to encourage you to nominate an FSU student or registered student organization for the 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is one of Ferris’ highest student honors and is presented to a student or a registered student organization that exemplifies excellence in leadership, a passion for service, and have demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Legacy Award was established for the first time in 2006 and was presented to two outstanding students. In 2009 the Legacy Award was extended to to include recognizing student organizations at FSU. After being reviewed by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee, the winner will be announced at that 2011 MLK Student Tribute on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 6pm in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

The nomination window has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Please include the nominated organization’s name/student’s name, your name and a brief description profiling the organization/student and why you feel they should be awarded the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. Nominations should be sent electronically to Michael Wade 2011 MLK Co-Chair at

Thank you for your efforts to keep Dr. King’s dream alive. We look forward to receiving your nomination.

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Michael Wade
Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Student Services
Ferris State University
Address: 1010 Campus Drive, FLITE Suite 159, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279
Office: 231.591.5029 Fax: 231.591.3585

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Images From Ferris' Micigan College Of Optometry Building Being Constructed In Big Rapids

Here are some images from inside and outside of the still-under-construction Michigan College of Optometry building on the Ferris State University campus in Big Rapids.

The countdown is underway as MCO prepares to move into the new building.

The packing process is underway as MCO moves from its current location, Pennock Hall, to its new location in the new building.

Here is a look from outside of the new MCO building where the sign is visible.

Here is a look at the west end of atrium from balcony in MCO.

Here is the floor surface being installed in this tiered room inside of the new MCO building.

Here is a photo of the clinic reception and checkout area of the new Michigan College of Optometry building.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Who's Who Features Discussion On Student Government Food Drive At Ferris State University

Who's Who 11.18.2010 from FerrisState TV on Vimeo.

This episode of Who's Who was hosted by Julie Doyle and features a discussion on the Holiday Food Drive taking place on the Ferris State University campus.

Julie welcomed a group of ambitious Ferris students, working on behalf of Student Government, to discuss the effort.

Doyle hosted Student Government President Morgan Toms, vice president Danielle Balmer, and food drive chair Ethan Pineda. The show features insight into what the student government is responsible for and what projects it is working on currently, including the food drive.

Who's Who is produced by faculty and students in Ferris' Television and Digital Media Production program.

Ferris To Host Another Blood Drive (Dec. 8)

Ferris State University is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the FSU Student Recreation Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration can be handled at by Monday night to donate (code: fsu). Walk-ins are welcome, but prior registration helps speed up the process.

Donors will receive one hour of community service and will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win two Detroit Red Wings hockey tickets for the Dec. 22 game.

As a reminder, there currently is a blood shortage in the region. Thus, it is important for people to donate blood and to help get the word out.

People are encouraged to become a fan of Red Cross FSU Student Chapter on Facebook to get more information about future blood drives and fundraisers.

For more information, contact Chris Hagan at

Office Of International Education Informational Session: Ireland/Scotland

The United Kingdom

Ferris State University
's Office of International Education Center informational session on Ireland and Scotland set for Thursday (Dec. 9) at 11 a.m. in the OIE lounge in FLITE 404.

This program will offer the opportunity to interact and explore Scottish and Irish people and their culture in a beautiful setting. Visit sites such as Trinity College (Book of Kells), Cliffs of
Moher, and many more sites in the cities of Edinburgh, Galway,
and Dublin.

This would takes place from July 14 through July 26 under the leadership of Professor Sandy Alspach for cross-cultural studies in communication.

For more information, contact the Study Away Office at (231) 591-2450 or via e-mail at

Office Of International Education Informational Session: Turkey


Ferris State University
's Office of International Education Center informational session on Turkey set for Tuesday (Dec. 7) at 11 a.m. in the OIE lounge in FLITE 404.

This program will include historical sites, museums that show eastern side of Turkey, as well as new sites that show the western side. This program will cover the methods of studying culture and psychology, cognition and cultural differences, self and personality, morality, religion and justice.

For more information, contact the Study Away Office at (231) 591-2450 or via e-mail at

This would take place in June 2011 with FSU professor Meral Topcu.

Visit the Web site, here.

The Child To Be Shown On Campus In IRC 120 Tonight (Nov. 29)

Tonight, there will be a special airing of "The Child" at Ferris State University in IRC 120 beginning at 7 p.m.

"The Child" is a documentary that explores the current state of parental rights in America. An unseen battle is developing between the rights of parents and the authority of the government to direct the upbringing and education of children.

Children will always need parental authority governing their lives; the big question is this: Who will make those decisions – parents or government?

Decisions that we have traditionally considered to be well within the realm of basic parental rights – such as where our children will go to school, what curriculum they will learn from, and where they will go to church – are in danger of becoming the domain of the government. The greatest threats, at this time, are from international law and our own judicial system.

"The Child" explains what parental rights are, how they are being threatened, what the consequences will be, and what can be done to defend the rights of American parents to raise their children in liberty and peace.

Featured in the film are interviews with experts, leaders, and sadly, parents and children who have already experienced the pain and consequences of misguided government intervention in their family.

This film is unique in its strong support for the traditional family as it portrays the beauty of childhood, and the necessary role of parents. The institution of the family has become almost a thing of the past in America, and the very idea of parenthood is under attack from many different directions.

America is at a turning point. It is vitally important to the survival of our nation that American citizens realize how much they stand to gain or lose on this one issue alone because it is not just “an issue” - it is a battle for the future.

For more information, call (231) 679-5916 or look up the FSU Truth Project on Facebook.