Friday, April 29, 2011

Who's Who Program Discusses Ferris' History Major

On this episode of Who's Who, we take a deeper look at the History academic program at Ferris State University program with host Terry Doyle, a professor in University College, and his guests.

Joining Terry on the set are: Gary Huey, coordinator of the History bachelor of arts program and a History professor; Barry Mehler, a History professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Academic Racism at Ferris; and Adam Quigley, a student majoring in history at Ferris.

The guests examine their own passion for history, discuss their interests in history, why it is important, the diversity aspects of history and more during the program.

This program is produced by students in Ferris' Television and Digital Media Production program.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Expect Diversity Discusses Religion

2011 MOCK AWARDS (Apr. 29)

Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Beta Chapter and You Beautiful Black Woman present the 2011 MOCK AWARDS.

Come out and see who will win on Friday, Apr. 29 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. located in the Rankin Art Gallery.

There are over 15 categories including Best Buddies, Campus Flirt and Most Active, only to name a few.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

If you have a disability and need assistance to attend, please contact Kevin Baldwin at (231) 591-2617 at least 72 hours in advance.

Contact Brandon Cole at (313) 622-1265 or by web at for more information.

Artist's Talk and Round Table Discussion

Thanks to funding assistance through the mini-grant program offered by the Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Rankin Gallery will bring Mr. Fred Weston and his work to Ferris State University's campus.

Fred Weston is a New York based artist living with HIV. His work focuses on the issues of living with such a misunderstood disease.

Weston will present "A Retrospective: For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When All You Ever Needed Was the Blues."

His presentation will be on Thursday, Apr. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. located in the Rankin Art Gallery.

Weston is a Ferris alumnus, and in 1966 was instrumental in organizing the first African American Greek Organization at Ferris, the Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Beta Chapter.

Forty-five years later he will be celebrated by the fraternity while on campus during his exhibit, which runs through April 30 at the Rankin Art Gallery.

Contact Carrie Weis at (231) 591-2536 for more information.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honor's Senior Send-off Banquet (Apr. 28)

Those students graduating with Honors are recognized on Thursday, Apr. 28.

Students excelling in leadership, volunteering and academics will receive an Honors Stole.

Students will be awarded in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event is invitation only.

Contact Tammy Babcock at (231) 591-2216 for more information.

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Need a Sitter for Study Break? (Apr. 30)

Need a chance to study but can't because your taking care of your children?

FREE child care will be provided for children under 12 years of age on Apr. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. located in the West Campus Community Center.

A light snack will be provided. An RSVP is required for those children under 2 years of age.

Contact Amy Buse at (231) 591-5435 for more information.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Anderegg To Discuss Climate Change, Global Warming At Ferris State University

Ferris State University will be hosting a guest lecturer, William Anderegg, this week who will discuss climate change and participate in a panel discussion.

This is from Ferris' News Services website:
William Anderegg, a doctoral candidate in Stanford University’s department of Biology, will speak on issues related to climate change and participate in a global warming group discussion at Ferris State University on Thursday, April 28.

Anderegg will lecture at 11 a.m. in the Science Building, Room 102 on “Climate Change: The Science, the Risk and Future of Mountain Forests.” Later, at 2 p.m., he will participate in a global warming group discussion with Ferris faculty members in the Office of International Education, FLITE 408.

“Those who attend the lecture will be given his perspective of how climate change is affecting the mortality of the mountain forest,” said Shana Beisiegel, who specializes in student advising and retention in OIE.
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