Thursday, April 25, 2013

VIDEO: Living and Dying to Play: The Joys and Tragedies of a Life-Long Sports Career

Ferris State University alumnus Alan Beamer, who led the Bulldog football team to an undefeated season as a quarterback and went on to coach Big Rapids High School football, will share his stories as a player, coach, and, ultimately a victim of brain damage due to repeated concussions. Beamer is the Spring 2013 feature of the Sports Speakers Series, co-hosted by Sports Careers RSO and Ferris PR student organizations.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ferris State Dance Team Auditions COMING UP (May 4)

Any current Ferris students or incoming freshman are encouraged to come try out for the Ferris State University Dance Team on May 4.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room located in the Sports Complex.  

Those who attend are requested to wear clothing that you move in and dance shoes. Barefoot is acceptable.

Expect to practice and perform technique skills such as: pirouettes, turns in second, right and left leaps, calypso, illusion, toe touch, and tilt. These skills are not required.

Those who attend will learn and perform a short pom-pom, jazz, and hip-hop routine.

Cost is $5
For more information you can email,

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

V-Day 2013 Comes to FSU on Thursday

After a power outage that affected thousands on Friday, March 1 that canceled all activities at the University, The Vagina Monologues is finally getting their chance to perform their 10th anniversary show for Ferris! The production is set for Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Auditorium.

Tickets are still $10 for the general public and $5 for students with ID. The first 30 students will be admitted free, courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. T-Shirts and buttons will also be available for purchase, with all proceeds from the night's event going to Women's Information Services, Inc. of Big Rapids.

For more information, go here: or check out the Facebook page:

Monday, April 22, 2013

ProFresh Twitter Chat with Byron Williams

Tomorrow from 7 to 8 p.m. will be this month's #ProFresh Twitter Chat on "What Does Service Mean to You?" in IRC room 107.

Student Government President and Big Event Coordinator Byron Williams will be the guest tweeter.
Join in person for
free pizza and a live Twitter feed or tweet from the comfort of your own home by following the conversation at #ProFresh.

Anyone with a dis
ability that needs special accommodations to attend this event should call (231) 591-2141 at least 72 hours in advance.

For more information contact
Amber Balmer at

Ferris Celebrates William Shakespeare's Birthday

Ferris State University's Department of Languages and Literature invites the Big Rapids community to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday Tuesday, April 23 in the Ferris State University Quad.

Ferris faculty and students will be performing scenes from Macbeth, Othello and Two Gentleman of Verona Sonnets. The event is from 11-11:50 a.m. and light refreshments will be provided.

If the event is unable to be held outside due to weather conditions it will take place in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center in room 111.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information visit the event’s Facebook page:

From The Desk Of President Eisler: Boston Marathon Bombings

President Eisler
Here is a note from the desk of Ferris State University President David L. Eisler discussing the bombings that took place during the Boston Marathon last week:
"The terrible events in Boston this past week included some of the best and worst actions of people toward each other. The violence was something difficult to imagine and to understand – from the initial bombing itself, to the shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier, and ending with the two separate confrontations, one fatal, that resulted in apprehension of the bombing suspects.
"In the midst of tragedy we also witnessed unselfish acts of bravery and kindness that helped save the lives of people wounded and maimed in the explosions. We saw a spontaneous appreciation for the police officers who risked their lives to capture the suspects and prevent more loss of life. Although far from Michigan, for many of us this was a personal and deeply troubling assault on our public consciousness.
"Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to those who are struggling with their injuries or whose lives have been irreparably changed. The events in Boston remind us how uncertain life can be and deepen our appreciation for the efforts of our own law enforcement men and women both here on campus and in the community."
Check back for more items from the desk of the president here on the Ferris State University Blog.