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Revamping Autumn Alive

Large scale changes to next year’s show may make event more appealing to students

by Published: Apr 24, 2013

Wink Rockin’:We The Kings performed in Novemeber as headliners for Autumn Alive. Next year’s Autumn Alive recently had a new budget approved for a different experience. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Wink Rockin’:We The Kings per­formed in Novemeber as head­lin­ers for Autumn Alive. Next year’s Autumn Alive recently had a new bud­get approved for a dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ence. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Correction April 25: David Lebin’s name was printed as “Lieben” and the atten­dance of last year’s Autumn Alive was 541, instead of the 451 that was printed.

Ferris stu­dents won’t have to travel to Grand Rapids to attend a large scale con­cert, as Ferris’ Music Industry Management Association (MIMA) has announced next year’s Autumn Alive plans.

Changes to the annual per­for­mance include a four or five act show on two dif­fer­ent stages with a DJ booth placed in between the two.

“When I go to most shows, I feel bored by the end of it because I’ve been stand­ing in the same spot. But with this, I can move and go watch the DJ per­form,” David Lebin, gen­eral mem­ber of MIMA, said.

The increase in num­ber of bands will cre­ate a con­tin­u­ous stream of music, accord­ing to both Lebin and Amanda Trigger, MIMA book­ing agent.

No date for the fall 2013 show has been announced, but it will be held in the Wink Arena.

Autumn Alive started in 1999 and has show­cased notable acts such as Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday and We The Kings in years past.

For the fall 2013 show, MIMA plans to hire regional acts that may have a closer per­sonal rela­tion­ship with Ferris stu­dents. Fall 2013 acts have yet to be released.

“What we did was com­piled a list of regional bands that started in Michigan. We basi­cally just want to book those acts because a lot of peo­ple know those acts, and it gives back to the com­mu­nity,” Lebin said.

Lebin and Trigger pre­sented infor­ma­tion last month dur­ing Ferris Student Government’s weekly pub­lic meet­ing, and the money to help fund next year’s event was passed after a 12 to three vote sup­port­ing the allo­ca­tion of funds from the stu­dent activ­i­ties fund.

Ferris State Student Government allo­cated $44,248 for next year’s per­for­mance, stated by Ferris Student Government mem­ber Andrew Kalinowski.

The fig­ure is an increase of approx­i­mately 22 per­cent from last year’s allo­ca­tion of roughly $36,000.

Initially, $59,095 was requested from MIMA to run the event, but the final fig­ure came after inter­nal delib­er­a­tions from Ferris Student Government.

Last year’s Autumn Alive had 541 peo­ple in atten­dance. Moving the event from a Thursday to a Friday should increase total par­tic­i­pa­tion, accord­ing Lebin and Trigger.

Attending stu­dents will pay $10 with Ferris iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and non-Ferris stu­dents will be charged $20, which will help pay for event expenses as well.

The MIMA pre­sen­ters are con­fi­dent that next year’s show will be a success.

“We’re empha­siz­ing an expe­ri­ence. There’s going to be a lot going on, even more than just music,” Trigger said.

 
 
  • Concerned Student

    What would really be a great improve­ment, is if you guys chose some­thing other than rap music to high­light. Just to let you know, in case you didn’t, not all Ferris stu­dents like pro­fan­ity laced rap music.

    • Other Concerned Student

      There hasn’t been a sin­gle rap­per in the his­tory of Autumn aLive. Not sure what show you’re refer­ring to, but it must not be this one.

    • Other Concerned Student

      There hasn’t been a sin­gle rap­per in the his­tory of Autumn aLive. Not sure what show you’re refer­ring to, but it must not be this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/triggeramanda Amanda Trigger

    Please allow me to make some corrections.

    David’s last name is Lebin, not Lieben. I’m incred­i­bly dis­ap­pointed that this was not reported cor­rectly. I would expect that he would receive appro­pri­ate recog­ni­tion con­sid­er­ing how much he con­tributed through­out the entire pro­posal process, which was made very evi­dent from our pre­sen­ta­tions to Finance Division and Student Government.

    There were also 541 peo­ple in atten­dance last year, not 451. All quo­ta­tions from David and myself were pulled from our Student Government pre­sen­ta­tion through the use of a record­ing device with­out our knowl­edge or per­mis­sion. They were not actu­ally given to the per­son who wrote this article.

    We informed him that we would sup­ply more infor­ma­tion based on our plan to grad­u­ally release details lead­ing up to the show. We did not agree with the pub­lish­ing of this arti­cle, nor did we pro­vide the writer with any spe­cific quo­ta­tions or infor­ma­tion, which makes me ques­tion the valid­ity of this par­tic­u­lar piece, the ethics of this writer, and the Torch news­pa­per as a whole.

    I hope that there will be a pub­lic release of cor­rec­tions in order to main­tain the Torch’s rep­u­ta­tion as being truth­ful, fair, and accurate.

    Thank you.

    • Logical Student

      Are you seri­ously com­plain­ing about some­one quot­ing you at a pub­lic meet­ing? Student Government meet­ings are pub­lic forum, open to the stu­dent body to attend so what you say in there is not held by any secrecy.
      And you don’t have to agree to have this arti­cle pub­lish. Journalism is not the same as pub­lic rela­tions. The Torch doesn’t act as your own sys­tem to release press releases pro­mot­ing an orga­ni­za­tion or event. It’s a news­pa­per for report­ing sto­ries for its read­er­ship.
      I think you’re more upset because it paints MIMA in a less-than-stellar light. Getting 66 dol­lars from Student Government for each indi­vid­ual last year seems more like the con­certs serve as a MIMA cir­cle­jerk, paid for by the rest of the stu­dent body.

      • Former FSU student

        Logical stu­dent … I believe the com­plaint is about some­one ‘mis­quot­ing’ them at a pub­lic meet­ing. Student Government meet­ings are a pub­lic forum, how­ever when some­one is ‘quoted’ then, per­haps, the quote should be accu­rate. Mr. Chipman rushed his arti­cle — plain and sim­ple. It would have been quite easy to come up with the cor­rect spelling for Mr. Lebin’s name … check the direc­tory. Don’t try and place the blame on an ‘anony­mous mem­ber of MIMA’. Mr. Chipman may have spoke to Byron Williams regard­ing tap­ing the meet­ings, but he most likely did not tell every­one appear­ing before him that he was tap­ing them. In any event, it is a pub­lic forum, so what they say is open to the pub­lic. However, the ques­tion then comes up as to whether or not Mr. Chipman was rep­re­sent­ing the Student Government or the Torch? Could be con­sid­ered a con­flict of inter­est if, in fact, he mis­quoted the atten­dees. I would have to sus­pect, based on the fact that he did not research the name of Mr. Lebin, but instead tried to get the spelling from another stu­dent, that he did, in fact, rush the arti­cle. I really do not want to take sides here, how­ever, based on Mr. Chipman’s retrac­tion in the orig­i­nal arti­cle (spelling of Mr. Lebin’s name and num­ber of atten­dees), I would have to say that, per­haps, some more research, and or patience in wait­ing for a reply from MIMA members,k which would have given accu­rate infor­ma­tion, might have been in order.

        I do not believe this arti­cle paints MIMA in a ‘less-than-stellar light.’ Based on the accu­rate atten­dance num­ber, the term ‘cir­cle­jerk’ is inap­pro­pri­ate, and if you are a ‘log­i­cal’ Ferris stu­dent, an imma­ture and bit­ter sound­ing comment.

  • Responsive Student.

    I would encour­age any con­cerned stu­dents to invest their time in involve­ment in finance divi­sion or stu­dent gov­ern­ment. Any allo­cated money is cho­sen by finance divi­sion after the appro­pri­ate pre­sen­ta­tion and then, in some cases, approved by the stu­dent gov­ern­ment gen­eral mem­bers. If you would like a voice in these deci­sions in the future, every­one is wel­come to become a mem­ber of either organizations.

    I am extremely dis­ap­pointed in the rushed nature of this arti­cle. Autumn Alive is not until November 2013. There was ample time to check all of the facts (which were not checked, as seen from the nec­es­sary edits) and pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive story. Considering that this arti­cle was on the front page of the Torch, I would have appre­ci­ated if they would have taken more care. My opin­ion of the Torch has been greatly diminished.

    Thank you.

  • Disappointed Student

    Looks like they’re breed­ing the next crop of reporters giv­ing mis­in­formed news here at Ferris! It’s truly sad to see, that when The Torch starts going under, they want to try and bring every­one else down with them! That’s okay guys though, go out in flames! I guess you need to be remem­bered in some way right? Lord knows no one cares about your biased, poorly writ­ten news sto­ries anyway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.fox.7169 Steve Fox

    As a pro­fes­sional jour­nal­ist and fac­ulty adviser to The Torch, accu­racy is essen­tial to me. I wish this con­ver­sa­tion remained about accu­racy and good jour­nal­ism.
    Sometimes, when sources are not respon­sive, jour­nal­ists must move for­ward and pro­vide read­ers with the infor­ma­tion they do have. This arti­cle does not accuse or mis­lead, in my opin­ion.
    Two errors were promptly cor­rected. However, nei­ther error changed the basic story.
    I hope more reporters and stu­dents take a deeper inter­est in what’s hap­pen­ing on cam­pus and get involved. Those who do good work — and I assume that is the norm — are will­ing to be open and forth­com­ing with infor­ma­tion when reporters seek infor­ma­tion. When that hap­pens, we all win.

  • Torch Employee(Not Author)

    As a mem­ber of the paper I would like to men­tion that a news­pa­per is not a cheer­leader. We do not exist solely to pro­mote every­thing that hap­pens at the University is good, we report the bad as well. Good or bad. Just because we report some­thing that you the reader feel is unpop­u­lar does not mean we are attack­ing. We do not attack. We report. Public Relations and Journalism are two totally dif­fer­ent enti­ties. We do not with­hold infor­ma­tion from the pub­lic if it is given to us, we report it because it is our responsibility.

    If you think you can be a bet­ter jour­nal­ist than us, we implore you to come down to our offices in SRC 102 before 2 pm M-F and inter­view for a posi­tion, we are cur­rently look­ing for appli­cants, we would be happy to have you.

  • Angie Jancerk

    I hope you MIMA brats real­ize that you’re only paint­ing your­selves as whin­ing runny-nosed chil­dren by act­ing and com­ment­ing the way you are. If I didn’t inti­mately know this pro­gram from start to fin­ish I wouldn’t have said any­thing at all. Don’t worry Torch, say the truth. The MIM pro­gram is an excuse these kids use to tell their par­ents that they’re going to school when instead they just want to be famous rock stars. Out of 100 or so grad­u­ates that I know, only 5 have jobs in the music indus­try, the rest I met while they served me food.
    Go ahead kids, keep dig­ging that hole and deny­ing that your whole hip­ster RSO is any­thing other than a sham.

    • Former FSU student

      Angie, This reply is in response to an arti­cle that was pub­lished hap­haz­ardly and with­out ver­i­fy­ing infor­ma­tion. Your reply sounds like some­one who may have either been denied accep­tance to the pro­gram or has another axe to grind. To quote many mother’s who have sent their chil­dren to Ferris, “If you don’t have any­thing nice to say, then don’t say any­thing at all.” In other words … grow up.

      • Dwight Schrute

        I’d like to point out the irony of you impart­ing “wis­dom” on oth­ers to “grow up” when all your com­ments come off as being whiny and shift­ing the blame to oth­ers. By say­ing it was pub­lished hap­haz­ardly is actu­ally him report­ing the best he can when there was a lack of com­pli­ance from mem­bers he con­tacted (as stated in his com­ment).
        If you ever picked up a news­pa­per, even large, pro­fes­sional pub­li­ca­tions get names or facts wrong occa­sion­ally and you know what they do in response, they issue a correction.For this being a stu­dent pub­li­ca­tion, I’m proud the Torch is research­ing sto­ries and not just retyp­ing up press releases like orga­ni­za­tions’ PR depart­ments want them to.

        And seri­ously, say­ing some­one could have got­ten denied into the MIM pro­gram… You’re not Pharmacy or Optometry school. Get a real­ity check.

        • Former FSU student

          I wasn’t, nor did I ever intend on part­ing “wis­dom” … I was stat­ing a fact. Publishing an arti­cle ‘the best he can’ is irre­spon­si­ble. The mem­bers, accord­ing to what I read, were never lack­ing in com­pli­ance. Because they failed (and I am guess­ing here, as are the rest of us since we do not know the actual time­line) to reply in a ‘timely’ man­ner does not mean they were lack­ing in com­pli­ance. Do you know who was con­tacted? Do you know how they were con­tacted? Do you know what was going on in their lives that did not allow them to reply? You don’t know, nor do I. Without con­firm­ing infor­ma­tion is irre­spon­si­ble as a reporter. Plain and sim­ple.
          Getting names mis­spelled and num­bers trans­posed is always some­thing that may hap­pen — and pub­li­ca­tions do retract and cor­rect, as the Torch did. But I stand by the com­ment that the arti­cle was written/published hap­haz­ardly — if appears that he failed to ver­ify whether or not the infor­ma­tion was accu­rate and rushed to get some­thing on the front page.
          And, please, Dwight — regard­less of what pro­gram you are in, let’s not insult any of the pro­grams at Ferris. This may be where the prob­lem lies .…

        • Angie Jancerk

          A fric­tional char­ac­ter for a fic­tional reply. Your argu­ment is less valid by the sec­ond. I hope your kind shriv­els in the sun like a worm on the side­walk. Good day Sir Fakecommennt. May the odds be ever in your favor.

        • Angie Jancerk

          A fric­tional char­ac­ter for a fic­tional reply. Your argu­ment is less valid by the sec­ond. I hope your kind shriv­els in the sun like a worm on the side­walk. Good day Sir Fakecommennt. May the odds be ever in your favor.

        • Angie Jancerk

          A fric­tional char­ac­ter for a fic­tional reply. Your argu­ment is less valid by the sec­ond. I hope your kind shriv­els in the sun like a worm on the side­walk. Good day Sir Fakecommennt. May the odds be ever in your favor.

        • Angie Jancerk

          A fric­tional char­ac­ter for a fic­tional reply. Your argu­ment is less valid by the sec­ond. I hope your kind shriv­els in the sun like a worm on the side­walk. Good day Sir Fakecommennt. May the odds be ever in your favor.

          • Angie Jancerk

            *fic­tional

  • Sean Chipman

    This is Sean Chipman, the writer of the con­tested arti­cle. The has been a con­sid­er­able amount of dif­fi­culty get­ting infor­ma­tion as the last email response from Ms. Trigger occurred approx­i­mately two weeks ago. Also, an email was sent to Professor Cronk over a week ago, and was left with­out a response. I attempted to get the spelling cor­rect from an anony­mous mem­ber of MIMA, and that mem­ber was not sure on the spelling as well.
    In regards to the use of a record­ing devise. I told Byron Williams that I was using an audio devise dur­ing my first Ferris Student Government meet­ing, although his con­sent was not required by state law. The fol­low­ing copy of Michigan state law was col­lected from http://​www​.leg​is​la​ture​.mi​.gov.
    ”(1) All meet­ings of a pub­lic body shall be open to the pub­lic and shall be held in a place avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic. All per­sons shall be per­mit­ted to attend any meet­ing except as oth­er­wise pro­vided in this act. The right of a per­son to attend a meet­ing of a pub­lic body includes the right to tape-record, to video­tape, to broad­cast live on radio, and to tele­cast live on tele­vi­sion the pro­ceed­ings of a pub­lic body at a pub­lic meet­ing. The exer­cise of this right shall not be depen­dent upon the prior approval of the pub­lic body. However, a pub­lic body may estab­lish rea­son­able rules and reg­u­la­tions in order to min­i­mize the pos­si­bil­ity of dis­rupt­ing the meet­ing.“
    To alle­vi­ate any issues in the future, I respect­fully ask MIMA to be forth com­ing with infor­ma­tion given dur­ing an open meet­ing which is fair use for pub­li­ca­tion.
    In regards to the num­ber of atten­dees for last year’s show, the col­lected audio cites that 451 were in atten­dance. If the fig­ure is wrong, I apol­o­gize. If we were able to meet, these fig­ures would have been corrected.

    Thank You,

    Sean Chipman

    • Sean Chipman

      Once Again, I got the name wrong and will move for­ward to ensure accuracy

    • Sean Chipman

      Once Again, I got the name wrong and will move for­ward to ensure accuracy

    • Sean Chipman

      Once Again, I got the name wrong and will move for­ward to ensure accuracy