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Election Results In

Kalinowski wins, voter involvement increases

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

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

“This school has done so much for me and I want to give back to Ferris State and the stu­dent body,” Kalinowski said.

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

 
 

Take Back the Night

Ferris social work association hosts sexual abuse speaker

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

From a child sex abuse vic­tim to an author and activist, Nicole Braddock Bromley spoke to Ferris stu­dents about sex­ual abuse.

“I was a vic­tim of child sex­ual abuse,” Bromley said.

The Ferris social work asso­ci­a­tion hosted Bromley for “Take Back the Night” on April 14 in Williams Auditorium. (more…)

 
 

Erickson Named NMU President

Ferris VP of Academic Affairs to assume new role on July 1

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris provost and vice pres­i­dent of aca­d­e­mic affairs has just been named pres­i­dent of Northern Michigan University.

NMU nar­rowed down 54 appli­cants to 10 semi­fi­nal­ists. After exten­sive inter­views, four final­ists were selected for the posi­tion as the University’s president.

Dr. Fritz Erickson was selected as one of four final­ists. He vis­ited NMU on April 8 to give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion. On April 22 Erickson was cho­sen. He will assume his new role on July 1. (more…)

 
 

Misidentification

An innocent man accused of a rape

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Misidentification led to the 11-year incar­cer­a­tion of an inno­cent man.

Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton told their unlikely story of friend­ship that stemmed from Thompson’s misiden­ti­fi­ca­tion of Cotton. “Picking Cotton” was an event held on April 15 in Williams Auditorium as part of the Arts and Lectures Series. (more…)

 
 

Mind on Your Money

Ferris students learn about money management

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris stu­dents had the oppor­tu­nity to learn how to end money stress in an event for Money Smart Week.

Green Path Debt Solutions Representative Mark Munzenberg cre­ated a pre­sen­ta­tion specif­i­cally for col­lege stu­dents and the types of finan­cial issues Ferris stu­dents face. (more…)

 
 

Helping Hands

Students volunteer at 230 homes

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris State stu­dents bridged the gap between them­selves and the cit­i­zens of Big Rapids by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the BIG Event.

Students gath­ered at Top Taggart Field at 9 a.m. on April 12 for the sev­enth annual BIG Event. Approximately 1,400 stu­dent vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pated in help­ing 230 homes.

Ferris health care sys­tems admin­is­tra­tion and pre-diagnostic med­ical sonog­ra­phy senior Amanda Jewell was the Director of this year’s BIG Event. (more…)

 
 

Torch News Briefs

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Ferris Hockey coaches to speak at Sports Speaker Series event

Ferris State University’s head hockey coach, Bob Daniels, will speak about his coach­ing expe­ri­ence on April 23 at 4:30 p.m. in IRC 107 as a part of the Spring 2014 Sports Speaker Series.

Associate head coach Drew Famulak will also be at the event to talk about the suc­cess of Ferris’ hockey pro­gram. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. (more…)

 
 

Fight at Shooters Bar Sends One Subject to County Jail

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

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Accident on Bond Circle

On April 9 at 5:05 a.m., there was a report of a two-car acci­dent on Bond Circle.

Fraud com­plaint

On April 7 at 2:30 p.m., offi­cers inves­ti­gated a fraud com­plaint with a student’s cell phone bill. The inci­dent appears to involve iden­tity theft. (more…)

 
 

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…)

 
 
Photo by Sarah Force|Ferris State Torch

Big Rapids Blackout

Ferris assists Big Rapids community after severe storms

by Published: Apr 13, 2014

Photo by Sarah Force|Ferris State Torch

Ferris is open­ing its arms to mem­bers of the Big Rapids com­mu­nity affected by the pow­er­ful storm that hit this weekend.

Big Rapids res­i­dents expe­ri­enced washed out roads, power out­ages, dam­aged homes, and flooding.

According to 9 and 10 News, Mecosta County is the sec­ond most affected area by the storm with 12,930 res­i­dents with­out power as of 6:30 A.M. on April 13. (more…)