Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ferris State Torch Job Fair Friday, April 20

The Ferris State University Torch student newspaper is hosting a job fair from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, April 20 to fill open staff positions.

Students interested in joining the award-winning staff should attend the event in the Rankin Student Center, Room 140. Mary Benson, the 2012-13 editor-in-chief, created the fair to encourage student involvement with campus news.

“The job fair she is doing is really unique. It’s a great idea,” said Torch advisor and professor Steven Fox. “I have students who are interested and are going to ask about certain positions. She’s pretty innovative in that way and proactive to build a strong staff.”

Current staff members will be available to answer questions about open positions. Interested students should bring a resume and portfolio samples for on-the-spot interviews. No experience is required. The Torch is looking to fill positions including: writer/reporter; advertising representatives; photographer; copy editor; production assistant.

Benson, current production manager for the Torch, said working for the student newspaper gives employees hands-on experience and is a great resume builder. She enjoys the dynamics of working in groups to help the students become better reporters.

“I’m very excited for the new school year, possible changes and keeping the traditions,” Benson said.

All positions are paid. For more information, visit

Mechanical Engineering Technology Project Day Friday, April 20

The Ferris State University Mechanical Engineering Technology graduating students will present their capstone projects on Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The presentations will take place in the Granger Center. The 22 graduating students will present their projects on topics ranging from suspension modification on an off-road vehicle to a video game enhancement requiring bicycle peddling and steering. All students will test their projects and explain their design.

All staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend. For more information contact Chuck Drake at or (231) 591-2788.

Peppermint Twist Scholarship Ball April 20

The Ferris State University Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Rho Chapter is hosting their 6th annual Peppermint Twist Scholarship Ball on Friday, April 20.

It will be held in IRC 109 from 7 to 9 p.m. Two scholarships will be given out during the event to one individual, who has shown academic success and leadership on campus and one organization, who hosts an abundance of community service projects.

Keynote speaker Bonita Harvey, Ferris alumnus and a fine arts instructor of Grand Rapids, Mich., will be discussing how diversity affects college students.

For more information about the Peppermint Twist Scholarship Ball contact Tiara Adams at or (517) 719-0838. This event is made possible by the Student Activity fees allocated by the Finance Division of Student Government.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ferris Fest Will be Here April 21 ... Be There

Ferris Fest will be in full effect on Saturday, April 21 at Ferris State University. And, you don't want to be the one who missed it only to have to hear about how cool it was from your friends.

Come out to Ferris Fest and bring a friend ... or even bring an enemy.

Check out Ferris Fest on Facebook, here:

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Big Event 2012-Ferris State University

Here is a video clip from The Big Event 2012 at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.