Archive for 2010
Students across campus are continuing to rally aid for victims of Haiti’s deadly earthquake.
Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel Burcham, along with Chief Diversity Officer David Pilgrim, is continuing the initiative of providing various donations to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. (more…)
Students can travel on a budget over spring break without sacrificing fun
Students’ selections can be determined based on whether they want and then decide if they want to drive, fly, or take a train to that destination. But, that’s only part of the trip as there are many options for shelter such as a hotel, resort, or beach house. All for a price, of course.
Deb Wright, intern at Time Two Travel LLC in Big Rapids, said, “Students who come to us usually have a set price range and we try to work something out according to that number.” (more…)
Ferris tries to shake recent losses as the Bulldogs face off against MSU with second place in CCHA on the line
After a 2–1 win against Lake Superior State on Saturday, Ferris moved into a tie with the Spartans for second place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), as both teams have 43 league points heading into this weekend’s home-and-home series. (more…)
John Matlock and Ronald Snead were at the center of two civil rights demonstrations in the spring of 1969 that changed Ferris, and them, for years to come.
There were two major demonstrations at Ferris; one occurred when the Starr building was taken over by a sit-in group and the other was a riot in the parking lot near Brophy and McNerney residence halls. Both ended in multiple arrests.
Matlock arrived at Ferris as a 22-year-old freshman who had previously worked in a factory in his hometown of Detroit. Snead came in as a 24-year-old with a wife and two kids. Neither had experienced or participated in the kind of activism that would soon surround them and shape the rest of their lives. (more…)
Death has struck the Olympic Games, but the tragedy could have been avoided
The 2010 Winter Olympic Olympics began with a tribute to 21-year-old luge racer Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in a training crash on Feb. 12.
A native of the Republic of Georgia, Kumaritashvili was traveling 90 mph when he lost control of his sled and crashed into an unpadded pole outside of the track. He was rushed to the hospital at the bottom of the mountain where he died shortly after. (more…)
Stefan Randjelovic received a kidney transplant in Aug. of 1997 when he was 11 years old, and thus feels thankful for those who are willing to give the gift of life by donating an organ.
Randjelovic, a senior in the business administration program, believes that the Gift of Life Campus Challenge will encourage more people to register to be donors to help shorten the waiting list. (more…)
For the second consecutive week, the Bulldogs squandered a lead in a Thursday night game, only to respond with ferocity on Saturday.
On Feb. 11 against Michigan Tech, Ferris was in complete control as it held a 17-point lead with 15:23 to play. Junior forward/center Justin Keenan made a layup to put Ferris up by 11 with 5:50 to go, but fouled out of the game with 4:24 remaining. (more…)
Tuba Tales Presents: “A Hatful of Dr. Seuss”
Join Big Rapids storytellers Adriana and Ed Mallet on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Rankin Art Gallery as they celebrate Dr. Seuss’s imagination and his collection of stories. Their storytelling includes a unique blend of puppetry and music. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 2484. (more…)