Tuesday, April 19, 2011

OMSS Annual PIGNIC (Apr. 30)

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Services for its annual BBQ at Hemlock Park.

The BBQ will be held on Saturday, Apr. 30 at Hemlock Park from 12 to 4 p.m.

Provided will be free food, music, games and fellowship with the Ferris State University community members and alumni. ALL our encouraged to join, including the public.

Contact Michael Wade at (231) 591-2617 for more information.

Pre-Dental Club Bigby Fundraiser (Apr. 28)

Take a break from exam week and stop in at Bigby Coffee for Ferris State University's Pre-Dental Club fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, Apr. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bigby Coffee, located across the street from campus.

All customers during the time of fundraising will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card to Bigby Coffee.

Contact Lauryne Vanderhoof at (989) 309-0236 for more information.

CAS Student Recognition Event (Apr. 29)

Please join us to celebrate the achievement of students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the CAS Student Recognition Event.

The celebration will be held in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 29.

Contact Karen Strasser at strassek@ferris.edu or (231)591-2543 for more information.

Lacrosse Meeting TODAY

Ferris State University girls who like to exercise and have fun are
encouraged to attend the upcoming Lacrosse meeting.

The informational Lacrosse meeting is today, Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 8 p.m. located in Rankin room 109.

If you have the slightest interest come out and find out more.

Contact Aby Harold at harrola@ferris.edu for more details, or if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Sigma Tau Delta Worldwide Book Drive (Apr. 26, Apr. 28)

Come bring your unwanted books to Sigma Tau Delta Worldwide Book Drive.

Bring your books to the IRC by Starbucks on Tuesday, Apr. 26 or Thursday, Apr. 28 between 11 a.m. and noon.

Every donated book will give you a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to Meijer!

Books will be accepted in any condition and will be donated to charities or recycled.

Anyone with a special disability who needs special accommodations to attend this program must contact (616) 212-6488 at least 72 hours in advance.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Five-Star Speaker Ester: “The Reason You’re Here”

BIG RAPIDS – Discover your skills and interests and use them as a basis for a fulfilling career through a presentation from comedian Michael Dean Ester as he presents, “The Reason You’re Here.”

Ester’s goal is to help young adults arrive at the true meaning of success and demonstrate how a college education can help define success. “The Reason You’re Here” takes place on Tuesday, April 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. Ester’s presentation strives to help students view college as a gateway to a rewarding career.

“Those who are passionate about their work are the richest people indeed because they don’t really work at all,” Ester said.

Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities Allissa Witucki believes students should attend because Ester is an entertaining and inspirational speaker.

“There is a fun and entertaining way about him with a comedic edge,” Witucki said. “His main focus is to allow people to be successful and love what they do, and we would like to get the word out about that focus.”

She believes the timing of Ester’s presentation is important.

“Heading into exams most students begin to wonder ‘why did I come to college’, the focus of this event is to get people amped for exams and to understand where he is coming from,” Witucki said.

Ester has spoken with thousands of students who confess to having no clue whatsoever what they’re doing there. Ferris officials hope that Ester’s presentation is the clue that solves the puzzle for students.

Ester was nominated “Comedian of the Year” by the National Association for College Activities. He was named “Performer of the Year” by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities and named the “Best Male Performer” by Campus Activities Magazine.

This event is free through student activity fees and Entertainment Unlimited.

Contact Allissa Witucki at (231) 591-2606 for more information.

Written by Kayla Konway