Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tickets Available For Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet

Tickets are now on sale for the Class of 2011 Induction Banquet of Ferris State University's Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame set for Friday, Sept. 30, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Big Rapids.

Tickets for the induction ceremony are $50 each or a table of 10 for $450. All tickets must be purchased in advance by Sept. 27 and can be obtained by contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or by visiting the box office inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Tickets will not be sold on the night of the event.

For more information, read here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

From the Desk of the President: Remembering 9/11

Here is another note from the desk of Ferris State University President David L. Eisler in reference to this 10-year anniversary of the attacks that shook the campus, the state of Michigan, the nation and the world on Sept. 11, 2001:
No one anticipated the tragedies of Sept. 11 – the hijacked commercial airline flights that crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and into the earth near Shanksville, Penn. What began as an ordinary day changed our lives forever as we watched in horror when the twin towers collapsed, killing more than 2,600 people. It has been ten years. Sadly, the reality is public tragedies too often become the touchstones of our shared experience. Perhaps, like me, you remember exactly where you were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, when Martin Luther King was gunned down, or when the Challenger exploded.

That day and the days that followed are filled with indelible memories - of firefighters rushing into the World Trade Towers while others fled from danger; of reports of passengers fighting back against hijackers on Flight 93; of sitting with loved ones and family members in front of the television watching for the latest reports. The deaths of the nearly 3,000 people who perished that day affected nearly all of us – not just as individuals, but as members of communities, including universities, which lost fellow citizens, compatriots, students, faculty and alumni. Perhaps, like me, you spent time reading their elegies and wondering what they might yet have accomplished had they lived. Unlike our most recent experiences of war – including two world wars and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam – this time the violence had come to our shores and killed thousands of innocent men, women and children.

In the aftermath, here at Ferris and on other college campuses across the country, there were candlelight vigils and an outpouring of patriotism unlike anything we had witnessed in decades. It was at this time that the American Democracy Project was created, to help channel this energy into preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our country. At Ferris we are fortunate to be a member of this project, helping to educate graduates committed to being actively involved citizens in their communities.

Over this weekend I encourage you take a few moments to think back to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and to remember not only those who perished that day, but the many men and women since then who have given their lives in the fight against terrorism. It is a good time for each of us to consider how we, in our own way, can help make the world a better place.
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Ferris To Host Services Learning Informational Lunch

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ferris State University is hosting its Academic Services Learning Informational Lunch on Monday, Sept. 12.

This event will be held in the Arts and Science Commons Room 2082 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Services Learning Informational lunch is free to all. Its purpose is to provide students with valuable information about Academic Services Learning and explain how it can help with funds for classroom projects.

Students are welcomed to stop by anytime during the timeframe of the informational lunch.

For more information on this event contact Vickie Streeter at (231) 591-2403.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

Ferris State University Society of Automotive Engineers will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction Sept. 8. to raise funds for their Baja Division.

The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m and last until 7:30 p.m. The cost will be $8 per person. If guests bring a non-perishable item, they will be offered a $1 discount per person.

Those who attend the event at the West Campus Community Center will be able to participate in the silent auction, 50/50 drawings and enter for door prizes.

All profits will go towards the Baja Division of SAE in order to build their dream go-cart to compete with throughout the year.

For more information contact Amy Lilly at or call (231) 287-0194.

Society of Automotive Engineers Car Wash

The Society of Automotive Engineers at Ferris State University will be making a splash at their fundraising car wash Sept. 10.

The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advance Auto, 712 Perry Ave., Big Rapids.

Donations will be accepted and proceeds will go towards the SAE general fund. This fund pays for welding gas and other needed materials for SAE.

For more information contact Amy Lilly at or (231) 287-0194.

Welcome Back Picnic for College of Engineering Technology Students

A welcome back picnic is in store for College of Engineering Technology students at Ferris State University Sept. 13.

The free picnic will be held at the west side of the Swan parking lot. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. CET students are invited to bring a guest to share an evening of music, food and beverages and a lot of fun!

Those CET students who attend will be eligible to win financial awards and other prizes.

For more information regarding this event please contact Dan Wanink, associate professor of CAD Drafting and Tool Design Technology, at or (231) 591-2898.