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Center Finishes New Additions

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning provides high quality, rich diversity opportunities for faculty and students

by Published: Feb 1, 2012

Throughout the past six months there have been numer­ous changes in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Last sum­mer, the cen­ter moved to the fourth floor of FLITE and added two Faculty-in-Residence team mem­bers, as well as two Instructional Technologists. (more…)

 
 

Multiple Marijuana Incidents

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Feb 1, 2012

MIP at Miller

Jan. 22 at 12:45 a.m., offi­cers assisted hall staff at Miller Hall con­cern­ing loud sub­jects. Four peo­ple were tick­eted for MIP.

Marijuana com­plaint

Jan. 22 at 3:10 a.m., offi­cers assisted hall staff at Hallisy Hall for a mar­i­juana com­plaint. Two sub­jects were tick­eted MIP. (more…)

 
 

Torch News Briefs January 25, 2012

by Published: Jan 26, 2012

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts is set to begin its fifth year next week with numer­ous activ­i­ties tak­ing place in down­town Big Rapids.

On Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., Artworks will host the festival’s kick­off event, which is free and open to the pub­lic, cater­ing is pro­vided by the Blue Cow Café and Great Lakes Office Products. The month-long event holds work­shops and per­for­mances that fea­ture local cre­ative tal­ent in addi­tion to vis­its by regional and national artists and inno­va­tors. (more…)

 
 

Thefts and Parties

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Jan 25, 2012

Loud party

Jan. 13 at 11 p.m., offi­cers inves­ti­gated a loud party at West Campus Apartments. People were told to quiet down. (more…)

 
 

Changing Our Ways

How many times a day do you smile at someone?

by Published: Jan 19, 2012

“Be kinder than nec­es­sary, for every­one you meet is fight­ing some kind of battle.”

A yel­low piece of paper was taped to the table of the host­ess stand with this say­ing writ­ten on it. I quickly read this as I waited to be seated at my table of the restau­rant. (more…)

 
 
Honoring MLK: The 25th annual MLK Freedom March was held Jan. 16 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FSU students from various organizations marched with signs that depicted messages of freedom and equality. Photo by: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Remembering History

In honor of MLK Day, Ferris has made it a priority to limit segregation

by Published: Jan 18, 2012

Honoring MLK: The 25th annual MLK Freedom March was held Jan. 16 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FSU stu­dents from var­i­ous orga­ni­za­tions marched with signs that depicted mes­sages of free­dom and equal­ity. Photo by: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Ferris State University, as well as many dif­fer­ent com­mit­tees, planned a series of events to com­mem­o­rate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has held an impact on Ferris through­out the years.

“Diversity is one of the University’s core val­ues and we, the mem­bers of the University, are chal­lenged to embrace this value in our poli­cies and prac­tices,” David Pilgrim, vice pres­i­dent for Diversity and Inclusion, said. (more…)

 
 

MIPs, Marijuana and a Bomb Threat

A round-up of this week’s crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Jan 18, 2012

Bomb threat

Jan. 12 at 8:10 a.m., cam­pus police were advised of a bomb threat that an employee found on their voice­mail in the Business Office at the Timme Center. FSU police advised the cam­pus com­mu­nity of the threat and coor­di­nated search of all cam­pus com­mu­nity to check for sus­pi­cious items. Investigations regard­ing the source of the call remain open. Anyone who wants emer­gency alerts is advised to update their con­tact infor­ma­tion on MyFSU. (more…)

 
 
Restricting Alcohol : Recent laws now require more restrictions to be put in place for purchasing kegs. More information and guidelines are given to consumers at time of purchase. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Roll Out Your Barrels

Michigan’s beer keg law could affect local party stores

by Published: Jan 11, 2012

Restricting Alcohol : Recent laws now require more restric­tions to be put in place for pur­chas­ing kegs. More infor­ma­tion and guide­lines are given to con­sumers at time of pur­chase. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

A new keg law was imple­mented in Michigan, plac­ing more restric­tions on pur­chas­ing kegs.

The law spec­i­fies that all kegs sold must be tagged with an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion stat­ing who pur­chased the alco­hol and the tags must remain on the kegs in order to return them. Removing a tag from a keg will result in for­fei­ture of the deposit and a poten­tial mis­de­meanor charge that could bring up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. (more…)

 
 

Brawls and Crashes

A round-up of recent crime across the FSU campus

by Published: Dec 8, 2011

Equipment issues

Nov. 24 at 1:45 p.m., offi­cers stopped a vehi­cle on Chestnut near State Street for equip­ment vio­la­tion. Two occu­pants of the vehi­cle were found to be MIP and were tick­eted. (more…)

 
 
Working Together: FSU student Sarah Jo Walter and professor Thuy Karafa, above, work as a part of a team during a Global Reflections meeting centered around “Ubuntu,” which means corporation. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

“We Are All in This Together”

Global Reflection Committee holds open dialogue based on “Ubuntu”

by Published: Dec 7, 2011

Ferris State University’s Global Initiative opens a chan­nel of com­mu­ni­ca­tion through a diverse reli­gious dia­logue and its Global Reflections series.

A group of eight joined together to attend the dia­logue. After being split into two groups, they began to par­tic­i­pate in an exer­cise in which they were told to choose either X or Y. (more…)