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New Purpose: Kendall College is taking over the old art museum in Grand Rapids to make more room for its campus to grow. The renovation will add approximately 90,000 square feet to be used for classrooms and gallery space. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Renovation Project Underway

Kendall expands campus in Grand Rapids with $27 million project

by Published: Sep 21, 2010

New Purpose: Kendall College is taking over the old art museum in Grand Rapids to make more room for its campus to grow. The renovation will add approximately 90,000 square feet to be used for classrooms and gallery space. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design are beginning renovations on the Old Federal Building located in Grand Rapids.

One of the largest art schools in Michigan, Kendall’s current campus is 140,000 square feet. The renovation of the Old Federal Building will add approximately 90,000 square feet of lecture, classroom and gallery space to Kendall’s campus. (more…)

 
 

Bulldogs Survive Again

Ferris holds on for second victory of the season

by Published: Sep 20, 2010

The Bulldogs earned back-to-back victories for the first time since September 2008 with 34–28 victory over the Ohio Dominican Panthers on Saturday.

Ferris improved to 2–1 overall this season and 2–0 in GLIAC play.  The Bulldogs scored three first-half touchdowns three different ways to open up a 21–6 lead at the half. The Panthers responded with two unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter, but Ferris held on with a late interception once again. (more…)

 
 

Gas Leak Sealed

Emergency crews fix valve near optometry site

by Published: Sep 16, 2010

DTE Energy crew members have sealed a gas leak located near the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) project.

Physical Plant staff members were advised of a gas leak near the MCO project after a nearby pedestrian reported it to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). (more…)

 
 
Long Lost Victory: The Ferris State Bulldogs earned their first victory since week one of the 2009 season. The Bulldogs defeated Saginaw Valley State on Saturday with a final score of 21-17, bringing their overall record for the 2010 season to 1-1. Photo By: Sam Lehnert | Ad Layout Assistant

Upsetting Fashion

Bulldogs snap losing streak with win over No. 16-ranked SVSU

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Long Lost Victory: The Ferris State Bulldogs earned their first victory since week one of the 2009 season. The Bulldogs defeated Saginaw Valley State on Saturday with a final score of 21–17, bringing their overall record for the 2010 season to 1–1. Photo By: Sam Lehnert | Ad Layout Assistant

On a day where Ferris honored American heroes, the Bulldog football team upset the nationally No. 16-ranked Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 21–17.

With the victory, Ferris snapped an 11-game losing streak that dated back to Aug. 29 of last year and it also marked the second upset win over SVSU in the last five years. Before Saturday’s victory, the Bulldogs had not won a conference contest since Oct. 25, 2008. (more…)

 
 
 

It’s Your Right

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Amidst the celebration of Constitution week at Ferris, it is important to reflect on how our rights as American citizens came into existence.

The U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787 and is the foundation on which all laws are based. The Bill of Rights, representing the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, came into effect in 1791. The founding fathers found it imperative that the first amendment give citizens the right to freedom of the press. (more…)

 
 
Increasing Enrollment and Tuition: A record-breaking 14,381 students are currently attending Ferris State, which is a 3.6 percent increase in students from the 2009-10 school year. Even with this high increase in FSU enrollment, tuition was still raised by 4 percent this year. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Ferris Sees Record Enrollment

More students attending Ferris for fall 2010 semester than ever

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Increasing Enrollment and Tuition: A record-breaking 14,381 students are currently attending Ferris State, which is a 3.6 percent increase in students from the 2009-10 school year. Even with this high increase in FSU enrollment, tuition was still raised by 4 percent this year. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Fall 2010 enrollment numbers indicate that more students than ever are attending Ferris, officials have reported.

Although the economy is still struggling and tuition has increased by 4 percent, an increase in financial aid, among a combination of other resources, is a factor of the increase. (more…)

 
 
Mural Begun on Kendall College: Kendall College of Art and Design is becoming the platform for a 2010 ArtPrize project. Jeff Zimmermann is the artist who will be completing the mural. Photo courtesy of Terry Johnston

ArtPrize Takes Form at Ferris

Ferris will be one of the featured venues in the 2010 ArtPrize compeition

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Mural Begun on Kendall College: Kendall College of Art and Design is becoming the platform for a 2010 ArtPrize project. Jeff Zimmermann is the artist who will be completing the mural. Photo courtesy of Terry Johnston

Kendall College of Art and Design, an affiliate of Ferris, is the canvas for a new piece of work tied in with the ArtPrize project in Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize is a form of art competition that takes place in Grand Rapids. It is designed to be a type of arts festival that is also geared toward being a social experiment that involves the community in art. Artists submit one piece of work or use a venue in downtown Grand Rapids to showcase their art and the public votes to decide the winner. (more…)

 
 
The Musical Fraternity: Kappa Kappa Psi is a musical fraternity which just started this past year. The fraternity has about 20 members who all share a passion for music. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Richard Cohen

Music Fraternity Takes Center Stage

Fraternity members of Kappa Kappa Psi share love of music

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

The Musical Fraternity: Kappa Kappa Psi is a musical fraternity which just started this past year. The fraternity has about 20 members who all share a passion for music. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Richard Cohen

Kappa Kappa Psi, a fraternity in its adolescent stages, is working to give music lovers an organization that allows members to share their passion.

Drew Heath, FSU senior and second year pharmacy student, is the current president of Kappa Kappa Psi. (more…)

 
 
Stats

Ferris Connects With Online Courses

An increasing number of students are deciding to take classes online this fall

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Stats

With a record-breaking amount of students attending Ferris this fall, an increasing number of students are making the decision to take courses online.

According to a university-wide notice, 622 Ferris students are currently enlisted in online programs on the Big Rapids campus. This is a 65 percent increase from the 377 students attending online classes the previous year. (more…)

 
 

Sweet Livin’

New east campus suites withstand hype

by Published: Sep 15, 2010

Instead of living in one of Ferris State University’s residence halls this year, I opted to live in the newly built East Campus Suites.

Though my experience in these new buildings is a little different than I am used to, being that I am living with three women in a handicap accessible room on the third floor with no handicapped roommates, I must say that this is a lot better than dorm life. (more…)