Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 MLK Celebration Week and How to get Involved


As the world celebrates the legacy, history, and significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ferris State University will acknowledge him throughout a weeklong celebration of events.
Each event reflects Dr. King’s work through efforts of making society better by educating, encouraging and engaging on issue of our time, and through service.   
 The 2012 MLK Celebration theme is “Carrying on the Dream.” The list of events below display how you can carry on his dream.

Please Note: The MLK Service Project is a collection of Non-perishable food items as well as other goods and items to benefit the Wise Shelter and Project Starburst. Donations can be dropped off in the OMSS Office, FLITE 159, the Student Leadership and Activities Office, Rankin 164, or in any of the Residential Halls.

You can get involved with carrying on Dr. King’s dream through participating in events throughout the week.
For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) at 231-591-2617, or visit the MLK Celebration website http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/studentlife/minority/mlkinfo/

-Keisha Reynolds 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Video Series: How Significant is the 'I Have a Dream Speech'?



Ferris State University students discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech as the campus prepares for the 2012 MLK Celebration.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Some Friendly Advice To Start A New Semester

Ferris students in the Rock Cafe on campus.
So, our students are back on campus in Big Rapids at Ferris State University and we couldn't be more excited to see them take steps toward graduation.

But, the start of the new semester means getting focus back and working hard toward the ultimate goal: receiving a diploma from Ferris President David Eisler.

It's the big dream and students are putting in the hard work right now to turn the dream into a reality.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a blog post that could be helpful to students seeking some good advice as they begin the new semester.

Check it out:
http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/the-new-semester-checklist/42911

The Jim Crow Museum Question Of The Month For January 2012 Is Posted

Take some time to check out the new Jim Crow Museum Question of the Month for January 2012 - the first of the new year.

The question surrounds aviation, African Americans and Bessie Coleman. It's an interesting question with a little history that might be little known.

Here is the question:
http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/question/jan12/