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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…)