Archive for 2010

Rocking Out: Theory of a Deadman (top and bottom) and Halestorm (center) came back from their summer of playing shows with Motley Crue to entertain the crowds at Wink Arena last week for the annual January Jams concert. Theory of a Deadman perfomed as an opener for January Jams act 3 Doors down in 2003. Photos By: Brandon Martinez | Web Editor

Theory of a Vancouver Band

Theory of a Deadman recently played at the Wink Arena for the annual January Jams concert

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

Rocking Out: Theory of a Deadman (top and bot­tom) and Halestorm (cen­ter) came back from their sum­mer of play­ing shows with Motley Crue to enter­tain the crowds at Wink Arena last week for the annual January Jams con­cert. Theory of a Deadman per­fomed as an opener for January Jams act 3 Doors down in 2003. Photos By: Brandon Martinez | Web Editor

After arriv­ing in Big Rapids Thursday after­noon, the mem­bers of Theory of a Deadman decided to get out on the ice at the Ewigleben Sports Complex and shoot some pucks around.

The Canadian rock band, known as TOAD for short, came to Ferris to head­line the annual January Jams con­cert. Dean Back, the band’s bassist, is no stranger to hav­ing some fun with bands like Motley Crue and Daughtry. (more…)

 
 

New Faces, Made to Order

Plastic surgery is a personal decision, even for the rich and famous

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

Plastic surgery seems to be the cure for all the ugly parts our cre­ator gave us.

Everyone has their own opin­ion about these cos­metic pro­ce­dures; how­ever, most peo­ple are agree­ing that real­ity star Heidi Montag went too far. (more…)

 
 
Men’s Basketball: Senior Jon Yeazel (#23) charges forward during a recent game. The team currently holds a  4-1 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Torch File Photo

Road Warriors

Bulldogs continue strong conference play on the road with two more victories

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

Men’s Basketball: Senior Jon Yeazel (#23) charges for­ward dur­ing a recent game. The team cur­rently holds a 4–1 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Torch File Photo

The Bulldog men’s bas­ket­ball team won four con­sec­u­tive road games for the first time since the 2004–2005 season.

Ferris picked up two con­fer­ence vic­to­ries on the road this week­end, giv­ing the team a 4–1 record against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) oppo­nents dur­ing this recent five-game road trip. Ferris is now 10–7 over­all and 8–4 in GLIAC play.

The Bulldogs recorded a thrilling 54–52 vic­tory over the Wayne State Warriors on Jan. 21. The vic­tory marked the first time since the 1994–1995 sea­son that Ferris has won at Wayne State. (more…)

 
 
Ferris Connect

Ferris Disconnect

Excessive student log-ins bog down system and cause problems for users

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

With the recent prob­lems FerrisConnect has been expe­ri­enc­ing, some stu­dents are con­cerned about being able to com­plete their assignments.

On the FerrisConnect home­page, a progress report regard­ing tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties was posted with a mes­sage from Provost Fritz Erickson. The progress report stated that Ferris has expe­ri­enced sev­eral chal­lenges asso­ci­ated with the FerrisConnect learn­ing platform.

FSU Information Technology Services staff and Blackboard, the ser­vice asso­ci­ated with the FerrisConnect sys­tem, have been work­ing together to solve the prob­lems that began in the fall. (more…)

 
 
The N*W*C Race Show tackled tough societal issues at Williams Auditorium last Thursday as part of the MLK Celebration week. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photographer

MLK Celebration a Success

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

The N*W*C Race Show tack­led tough soci­etal issues at Williams Auditorium last Thursday as part of the MLK Celebration week. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photographer

The events from last week’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Celebration were received favor­ably by a respon­sive Ferris community.

This year’s theme was “The Jim Crow Era: Now and Then.”

Michael Wade, Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS), said the entire week was a suc­cess, in his opin­ion. He said every year the goal of the MLK Celebration is to offer as many oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing and inter­ac­tion as pos­si­ble for stu­dents and the com­mu­nity together. (more…)

 
 

Letter From the Editor: To Haiti With Love, U.S.A

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

The tragedy that has befallen Haiti has seen an out­pour­ing of sup­port from Americans, but there are still peo­ple need­ing help in our own country.

The U.S. Census esti­mates over 18 per­cent of chil­dren under the age of 18 are grow­ing up in poverty in America. An alarm­ing 12.4 mil­lion chil­dren live in homes where there isn’t always enough food to go around and over three mil­lion Americans are home­less. (more…)

 
 
Back at the Lab: Professor Bill Killian assists students Scott Ferris and Hieu-Hanh Phan with their chemistry experiment. Photo By: Kristyn Sonnenberg | Photo Editor

Helping Hand

Bill Killian instructs students on the court and in the classroom

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

Back at the Lab: Professor Bill Killian assists stu­dents Scott Ferris and Hieu-Hanh Phan with their chem­istry exper­i­ment. Photo By: Kristyn Sonnenberg | Photo Editor

As a teacher in both the class­room and on the court, Bill Killian has been an impor­tant fig­ure at Ferris for more than 20 years.

Killian, a Chicago native, is a pro­fes­sor in the phys­i­cal sci­ences depart­ment and is the coor­di­na­tor of the Industrial Chemistry Technology Program.

When Killian is not teach­ing stu­dents in the class­room, he is men­tor­ing stu­dents on the court as a vol­un­teer assis­tant coach for the men’s bas­ket­ball team. Killian also serves as a Michigan-based scout for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball dur­ing the sum­mer. (more…)

 
 
 
Go for the Gold: Senior Casey Haines (#6) shoots for the goal during Saturday’s  game against the Michigan Wolverines. Haines made the first goal of the game, shooting the puck right over the goalie, and the Bulldogs went on to win the game 3-2. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Hail to the Bulldogs

A last-minute goal propels the Bulldogs past the Wolverines

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

Go for the Gold: Senior Casey Haines (#6) shoots for the goal dur­ing Saturday’s game against the Michigan Wolverines. Haines made the first goal of the game, shoot­ing the puck right over the goalie, and the Bulldogs went on to win the game 3–2. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Junior defense­men Zach Redmond scored the game-winning goal for the No. 8 nation­ally ranked Ferris hockey team with 24 sec­onds remain­ing to beat the University of Michigan.

Redmond took a pass from senior left wing Blair Riley and was able to get the puck past Michigan goal­tender Bryan Hogan to break a 2–2 tie and ulti­mately give the Bulldogs the win. (more…)

 
 

Miles and Miles

Tina Muir provisionally qualified for the NCAA II Indoor Championships in the mile

by Published: Jan 27, 2010

The Ferris State women’s and men’s track teams com­bined for 14 indi­vid­ual per­for­mances in the top eleven at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open.

The women’s team took four of the top five spots in the mile run, which included 35 run­ners. Three of those top four fin­ish­ers for the Bulldogs were fresh­men. (more…)