Friday, November 18, 2011

S.T.A.R.S Student Leadership Conference

Ferris State University will be hosting the second annual Striving to Achieve Resident Success (S.T.A.R.S) leadership conference Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will take place in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center (IRC) and is open to any student wanting to develop their leadership skills, become a Resident Advisor or become a registered student organization president.
The conference will consist of programs and workshops including: resume help, interview techniques, diversity workshops and more.

For more information about the conference visit or contact Yug Gill at

This conference is sponsored by the National Residence Hall Honorary organization.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Honors Variety Show

Ferris State University will host the Honors Variety Show on Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and will be given to the Big Brother's Big Sister's of Mecosta County.

Honor students will perform numerous acts consisting of solos and groups singing, dancing and playing various instruments.

The Honors Variety Show is put on by the students on the Honors Programming Board. For more information about the event contact Tammy Babcock at or (231) 591-2216.

United Way Swim-a-thon Fundraiser

Ferris State University will be hosting a Swim-a-thon for a United Way fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Swim-a-thon will take place at the Student Recreation Center Pool.

Students are still able to register at the Student Recreation Control Desk until the event begins. Those participating are encouraged to make a donation upon registering.

Pledges will also be accepted for teams participating in the event.

For more information about the event contact Allen Williamson at or call (231) 591-3656.

Monday, November 14, 2011

From the Desk of the President: Budget Conversations

Here is a note to the campus community from the desk of Ferris State University President David L. Eisler regarding an upcoming budget forum that will be held on campus on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.
This week I will hold a budget forum to provide an update on state and national issues that may impact on our finances. I am hopeful you will join me on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., in the Rankin Centennial Room.

These past few years have been a time of unprecedented change in how and to what level Michigan funds higher education. This is the first of several sessions I will present this year as part of continuing conversation about higher education funding and Ferris State University.

In addition to the state and national outlook, I look forward to sharing with you information on the University budget, net assets, the outlook for future funding and other issues. I also look forward to visiting with you and hearing your questions on these matters of critical concern to our University community and our collective future.
Check back here for more notes from the desk of the president regarding issues that are taking place on campus or involving Ferris State University.