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Student Government President Named

Student involvement increases

by Published: Apr 16, 2014

With 181 votes, the cur­rent Ferris stu­dent gov­ern­ment pres­i­dent Andrew Kalinowski has won the stu­dent gov­ern­ment pres­i­den­tial elec­tion for the 2014–15 year.

Kalinowski ran against Ferris Administrative Assistant Amanda Jewell for the 2014–15 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Jewell came in behind Kalinowski with 86 votes.

Kalinowski and Jewell ran as write-in can­di­dates for the elec­tion. They both had not had two con­sec­u­tive semes­ters in stu­dent gov­ern­ment prior to the elec­tion so they could not be placed on the bal­lot. (more…)


Write-in Election

No presidential candidates will be on SG ballot

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

No one is offi­cially run­ning on the bal­lot for Ferris stu­dent gov­ern­ment pres­i­dent for the 2014–15 aca­d­e­mic school year.

The Mandate of Internal Assessment, the gov­ern­ing doc­u­ment of the inter­nal assess­ment divi­sion that out­lines the elec­tion guide­lines, says can­di­dates must have been in stu­dent gov­ern­ment for two con­sec­u­tive semes­ters prior to the elec­tion. (more…)


Coming Out

DSAGA hosts third annual Queer Monologues

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Coming out to friends and fam­ily can be hard, but some stu­dents decided to face their fears as they told their sto­ries to the cam­pus of Ferris State University.

The les­bian, gay, bisex­ual, trans­gen­der, queer or ques­tion­ing, inter­sex, ally or asex­ual (LGBTQIA) com­mu­nity asked for respect at the third annual Queer Monologues last Monday. The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) hosted the Queer Monologues at 7 p.m. in BUS 111. Students and advis­ers por­trayed the­atri­cal ver­sions of their per­sonal com­ing out sto­ries or oth­ers’ com­ing out sto­ries. (more…)


Saving Lives

Deceased Ferris student honored at blood and marrow drive

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Many stu­dents came together to give blood and reg­is­ter as bone mar­row trans­plant donors to save lives.

“This event is impor­tant because you help so many peo­ple,” Ferris radi­og­ra­phy sopho­more Tiyler Rush said. “Not many peo­ple know about this type of event. This is a great oppor­tu­nity for peo­ple like us to help save oth­ers’ lives.” (more…)


Collegiate Readership Program

Student Government, President’s Office fund free newspapers around campus

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Students have the oppor­tu­nity to read free pop­u­lar news­pa­pers around campus.

Regional Sales Manager of Gannet Publishing Services Lori Rohde rep­re­sented USA Today at the stu­dent gov­ern­ment meet­ing on March 25 to talk about the Collegiate Readership Program at Ferris. (more…)


What It Means to Be American

Racial comments explode on social media

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

The 2013 Miss America pageant brought an onslaught of racial posts that swept across social media after the first Indian American win­ner was announced.

The Miss America con­tro­versy was one rea­son the Office of Housing and Residence Life’s Harmony Project was inspired to put on the Ferris exhibit “What it means to be American,” accord­ing to Taggart and Pickell Hall Director Emma Mentley. (more…)


Turkish Revolution

Technology unites those seeking reform

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Young peo­ple in Turkey came together through tech­nol­ogy to begin a revolution.

Since the sum­mer of 2013, after deaths of pro­test­ers, vio­lent police inter­ven­tion, and peo­ple stand­ing together, the first local elec­tions in Turkey will be held on March 30, 2014.

“It’s going to be bru­tal; that’s what we’re expect­ing,” Ferris Social Sciences Department Chair and Professor of Psychology Dr. Meral Topcu said. (more…)


Torch News Briefs

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Ferris’ game design pro­gram ranked nationally

The Princeton Review ranked Ferris State University’s Digital Animation and Game Design pro­gram 25th on its 2014 list of best under­grad­u­ate schools to study game design. (more…)


Domestic Assault at Wal-Mart

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

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Domestic assault

On March 10 at 5:40 p.m., offi­cers assisted the sheriff’s depart­ment at Wal-Mart con­cern­ing a domes­tic assault. The sus­pect was arrested by the sheriff’s depart­ment and lodged in the county jail. (more…)


Student Advocate

Ferris student found place in National Organization for Women

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

Ferris stu­dent Brittany Wellman is a self-declared “rad­i­cal fem­i­nist” who advo­cates for women’s rights.

Wellman, a junior psy­chol­ogy major and women’s stud­ies minor from Greenville, is the vice pres­i­dent of Ferris’ National Organization for Women (NOW).

“I come from a sin­gle mother home,” Wellman said. “My mom has always been really encour­ag­ing of me to step out of the bound­aries that soci­ety has given to me and to make my own path in life.” (more…)