Friday, March 22, 2013

Ferris Fest 2013 Headliners

Ferris State University’s annual spring concert, Ferris Fest, mixes it up this year with two headliners. Rock band Motion City Soundtrack and rapper Yelawolf will be performing Saturday, April 27 in the Campus Quad.
Ferris Fest begins at noon and runs
through 6 p.m. on the Big Rapids campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Ferris Fest is an annual outdoor concert that features nationally-known musical acts, novelties, activities and food. The event is hosted by Entertainment Unlimited, a campus student organization that is dedicated to bringing diverse events to Ferris. Previous Ferris Fest artists include Travis Porter, All Time Low and Sean Kingston.
“Ferris Fest is important because is serves as a big end-of-the-year celebration,” said Donaghy, a senior in Music Industry Management from Midland. “It’s something that students always look forward to, and it’s free.”
The Ferris Fest headliners were announced on Thursday night, March 21, during the #ProFresh Twitter chat event hosted by Career Services, EU, and Student Leadership and Activities.
 To learn more, visit the Ferris Fest Facebook page: 
You can find out more about Entertainment Unlimited here:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WRITE Today!

Whether you choose to write for leisure, creativity, or purely academic WRITE helps bring together those students who enjoy writing. 

WRITE is a registered student organization that provides help and feedback in addition to providing writing prompts and helping generate ideas during the writing process. 

The RSO will be meeting TODAY from 7 to 8 p.m. in the West Campus Community Center, room 109.

For more information, contact Amanda Wood at

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Face the Crowd! Tips for Public Speaking

Did you know that over 5 million Americans have a fear of public speaking? 

As part of the Humanities Colloquium Series, this month's feature will be on the topic of public speaking and some helpful tips on how to improve. Faculty members Brooke Moore, David Schrock, and Paul Zube from the Humanities Department will share their tips during  "Unconventional Public Speaking Tips: An Insider's Take" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21 in the Rankin Student Center Art Gallery.

What do microphones, speaker anticipation, and posing have to do with public speaking? How can these things help or hurt you? Face the crowd and come find out! For more information, contact Rachel Foulk at (231) 591-2776.

Help Locals Affected by Muskegon River Flooding

photo courtesy of Brenden Timmerman/WZZM 13
In recent months with the up-and-downs of Michigan weather, many homes in the Big Rapids area have been destroyed or damaged due to flooding of the Muskegon River. The Southern Baptist Convention Relief Ministry is asking for your help to help clean up these homes.

Volunteers will be carrying trash, building materials, furniture, boxes, etc. from homes to dumpsters. Those willing to help will need to be able to life and carry these materials and have hard-sole shoes and gloves. You will be needed for a variety of shifts between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays and weekends for approximately two weeks beginning today, March 19. 

Meals and transportation may be provided. This is a great opportunity to help the community bounce back and to get some community service hours. For more information and to sign up, call Skip Maxson at 517-254-4519.