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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…)