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Archive for 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

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…)