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Moving Forward

Plans for the future of Ferris addressed at State of the University

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Many faces of the uni­ver­sity came together to dis­cuss the future of Ferris.

“We will con­tinue to cre­ate com­mit­tees and com­mu­ni­ca­tion that increases col­lab­o­ra­tion and pro­vide the stu­dent body with what they want,” President of Student Government Andrew Kalinowski said. (more…)

 
 

Slavery Still Exists Today

Festival to bring awareness to human trafficking

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

It is esti­mated that 21 to 30 mil­lion peo­ple are in slav­ery today, accord­ing to freetheslaves​.net.

Ferris reg­is­tered stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion FSUbuntu is part­ner­ing with The No Project for the Anti-Slavery Art and Music Festival from 7–9 p.m. on April 10 in the West Campus Community Center. (more…)

 
 
Local businesses offer t-shirts, blankets and other items as part of the Tribute to Women Expo. A discussion panel was held about women and gender roles in the work place.

Photo By: Tori Thomas| Photographer

Gender in Careers

Tribute to Women Expo empowers women in the workforce

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Local busi­nesses offer t-shirts, blan­kets and other items as part of the Tribute to Women Expo. A dis­cus­sion panel was held about women and gen­der roles in the work place.
Photo By: Tori Thomas| Photographer

Gender can some­times affect a person’s career choice.

As a part of the Tribute to Women Expo held from 6–9 p.m. on March 25 in the IRC, a “Professional Women Panel Discussion” was held to dis­cuss how gen­der plays into a career choice.

The opin­ions of the women on the panel var­ied, depend­ing on the pro­fes­sion. (more…)

 
 

‘Big Girls Work Out, Too’

Zeta Phi Beta presents “The Coffin” on personal struggle

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Students left their strug­gle behind on a sheet of paper as a way of let­ting go of their coffin.

For Ferris speaker and Zeta Phi Beta sis­ter Whitney Franklin, obe­sity was the cof­fin that changed her life.

Franklin was depressed and sui­ci­dal after los­ing two close fam­ily mem­bers to obe­sity and decided to change her life. In the past year, she has lost over 100 pounds nat­u­rally and decided to come to Ferris to share her story. (more…)

 
 

Ferris Student Recognized

Graduate to fly to Hollywood for illustration work

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

A recent Ferris grad­u­ate is nation­ally rec­og­nized for the work she loves doing.

Kendall College of Art and Design grad­u­ate Kirbi Fagan will fly to Hollywood to be hon­ored for her illus­tra­tive work with a chance to win $5,000. (more…)

 
 

Dancing to Hollywood

Youngest of 64 children has big dreams for himself

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Growing up with 63 broth­ers and sis­ters can take a toll on a per­son, but one Ferris stu­dent has embraced it and has big plans for his future.

Ferris sopho­more com­mu­ni­ca­tions major Kitwana Clark, from Grand Rapids, is the youngest of 64 chil­dren, but plans to pur­sue his dreams of per­form­ing and live in California one day. (more…)

 
 

Ferris Welcomes Psi Chi Chapter

International Honor Society for psychology studentsLindsey Hogan Ferris State Torch Ferris State University will welcome Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, on April 7. Ferris senior psychology major James Young joined Psi Chi because of the honor of being part of an organization made up of the “greatest psychologists in the world” as well as “some of the best future psychologists.” Many of the society’s members have gone on to have distinguished careers in psychology, including numerous national and international award winners and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors and practitioners. “I’m excited about the opportunity to run for the position of inaugural president of our chapter and the chance to exhibit my leadership ability in helping our chapter to grow and accomplish great things at Ferris,” Young said. The Honor Society’s stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. The faculty advisor of the new chapter is Ferris Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Christopher Redker. According to Redker, Psi Chi has grown into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with over 1120 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the U.S. and around the world. “I think it [a Psi Chi chapter at Ferris] is important because it provides students of psychology the opportunity to be honored for their high academic achievement, provides them with opportunities for possible scholarships, and looks great on graduate school applications,” Young said. Ferris senior psychology major Monica Klein said she is excited to see what will happen with Psi Chi. “I think [Psi Chi] will be a good opportunity for psychology students to get involved with one another and the community, while also bettering themselves through leadership and dedication,” Klein said.

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Ferris State University will wel­come Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, on April 7.

Ferris senior psy­chol­ogy major James Young joined Psi Chi because of the honor of being part of an orga­ni­za­tion made up of the “great­est psy­chol­o­gists in the world” as well as “some of the best future psychologists.”

Many of the society’s mem­bers have gone on to have dis­tin­guished careers in psy­chol­ogy, includ­ing numer­ous national and inter­na­tional award win­ners and var­i­ous other renowned research psy­chol­o­gists, authors, pro­fes­sors and prac­ti­tion­ers. (more…)

 
 

Paddy Murphy Week

SAE to celebrate brotherhood

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) plans to cel­e­brate the first annual Paddy Murphy Week at Ferris from April 7 to 12.

According to leg­end, Paddy Murphy was the right-hand man of Al Capone dur­ing the pro­hi­bi­tion in Chicago in the 1920s. Murphy was gunned down by Elliot Ness, a fed­eral agent. Upon Murphy being shot, Ness dis­cov­ered they were both a part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. (more…)

 
 
Ferris junior operations and supply chain management and MX co chair Mabel Acosta discusses ways to increase student involvement in the program. Approximately 10 students attended the first MX event session held on March 3. 

Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Multicultural eXchange Wants You

Students brainstorm ways to increase campus involvement

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

Ferris junior oper­a­tions and sup­ply chain man­age­ment and MX co chair Mabel Acosta dis­cusses ways to increase stu­dent involve­ment in the pro­gram. Approximately 10 stu­dents attended the first MX event ses­sion held on March 3.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

On March 17, a Ferris State University Multicultural eXchange (MX) event trans­formed from a cul­tural potluck into a brain­storm­ing session.

 The student-led pro­gram dis­cussed ways to get more stu­dents involved in future events, as only a few attended the sec­ond cul­tural potluck.

Close to 10 stu­dents attended the first MX event ses­sion held on March 3. (more…)

 
 
Disney

The Happiest Place on Earth

Disney College Program offers students internship opportunities

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

(Left to right) Gloria Miller, Joyanna Powell and Jennifer Hager share their expe­ri­ences with intern­ing for Disney through the Disney College Program, which offers intern­ships at the Disney resorts in both Florida and California.
Photo By: Lindsey Hogan | News Writer

Ferris stu­dents have the chance to work at “the hap­pi­est place on Earth” through the Disney College Program (DCP).

The Disney College Program is avail­able at both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.

Ferris human resource man­age­ment senior Joyanna Powell par­tic­i­pated in the DCP and plans to return upon grad­u­at­ing in May. (more…)