Friday, January 14, 2011

New Start Location Announced For Ferris' MLK Freedom March

Ferris State University
's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Freedom March will take place on Monday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. in the IRC Connector.

Please note that this is a new starting location for the march. Please assist fellow marchers and spread the word about the new start location.

The Freedom March will end in the Rankin Student Center lobby with brief remarks and light refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Thank in advance for your support and participation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PGM Alumni Reception (Jan. 28)

Take out your golf clubs and prepare your swing for Orlando, Fla.

Ferris State University's Professional Golf Management (PGM) program is hosting its annual reception at the Rosen Plaza on Jan. 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The reception is held with the annual PGA Merchandise Show.

Contact Jean Shaw at to RSVP.

Florida Alumni & Emeriti Luncheon (Jan. 22)

Take a break from the winter blues, come to Florida there's no time to lose!

Ferris State Univeristy's annual Florida Alumni and Emeriti Luncheon will be held in Sarasota, Fla. on Jan. 22.

Local hosts, Bob Stechshulte and Bob and Mary Louise Leach will host the event at the TPC Prestancia.
Online registration is available by credit card at:

Ferris hosts Plastic Musik (Jan. 12.)

Ferris State University will host Plastic Musik on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in Williams Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Plastic Musik is a high-energy show with the use of all plastic instruments. Plastic Musik is able to play anything from Beethoven to the classic hits of the 80s.

Not only does Plastic Musik play, together they have choreographed movement, audience participation, on-stage interaction, and performer personality.

This event is sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited.

Contact Amber Porter at (616) 232-0949 for more information.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Zealand Program Meeting Set For Jan. 13

Study Abroad Meeting for New Zealand Program

There will be an information session for the New Zealand Program on Thursday, Jan. 13. It will be held at 11 a.m. in the FLITE Room 408, the Office of International Education.

The New Zealand program begins on May 5 and runs through May 17.

Students will have the opportunity to study health care in New Zealand with Ferris State University partner, the Eastern Institute of Technology. Students will get a chance to interview health care administration, faculty, health professionals and patients. There will be several hospital visits to allow students to evaluate and analyze a private and public venue for hospital services.

This program counts towards University Global Consciousness and Cultural Awareness credit.

Contact Study Abroad at (231) 591-2450 for more information.

Tunnel of Oppression Exhibit Volunteer Meetings (Jan. 13)

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Tunnel of Oppression must attend one of the following training meetings in the Rankin Center.

Volunteer Training Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 238
Thursday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 125/127

Hourly shifts will be available for Tunnel of Oppression volunteers on Jan. 17, 18 and 19. The shifts are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rankin Center Room 125/127.

Martin Luther King Celebration Volunteer Meetings (Jan. 11)

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration must attend one of the following training meetings. They will be held in the Rankin Center Room 125/127.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to stop by the Office of Multicultural Student Services in FLITE 159 to sign up. Hourly shifts will be available for you to assist with several of the MLK events.

From the President's Desk: A Welcome Back To Ferris Students

Here is a note from the desk of Ferris State University president David L. Eisler as Ferris welcomes back students, faculty and staff for the start of the Spring 2011 semester:
Welcome back for spring semester.

With record enrollment, new construction and major renovation projects, our campuses were hubs of remarkable activity this past fall.

I hope the holiday break provided you an opportunity for relaxation with family and friends. Together we can prepare for the new challenges and opportunities ahead for spring semester.

During 2010 many of my University-wide messages touched upon the difficult economic situation in the state.

While Michigan still has a long way to go to regain its economic footing, 2011 begins with at least some encouraging signs. Unemployment figures for November declined, and domestic auto makers have reported increased sales.

Both as members of our University community and as Michigan citizens, we can look to 2011 with some long-awaited optimism.
Check back for more items from the desk of the president here on the Ferris State University Blog.