Thursday, September 6, 2012

Get creative and enter SocialFest’s YouTube Film Festival

You're in luck! The deadline to enter SocialFest’s YouTube Film Festival has been extended until 10 a.m. Monday.

Grab a camera and create a short video that can be entered in up to four categories: “The Random Stuff I Heart on Campus,” “Don’t Hate Participate,” “Ferris State Cribs” and “My First Days @Ferris.”

This is a great opportunity to get creative and showcase what’s cool on campus. What’s even cooler? The winner of each category wins CASH.

Entries must be submitted through OrgSync; get all the info here:

And if you haven’t seen it yet, this fun video features Ferris students sharing details about SocialFest, a week-long event starting Monday that’s designed to promote positive social media engagement as well as some of the many resources available on campus. And this is crazy, but don't miss the post-credits, and show up, maybe?

Black Greek Council Movie and Potluck, FRIDAY

Ferris State University's Black Greek Council is hosting its FIRST movie and potluck event on Friday, Sep. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. located in the Office of Multicultural Student Services.  

This event gives you the chance to enjoy fellowship with your peers, relax, and have some fun.

Food, drinks, and movies will be provided.

For more information contact Mario Patton at (231) 591-2617 or stop into FLITE Suite 159. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Sorority Recruitment, Fraternity Rush Encourages Students to Go Greek

BIG RAPIDS — The beginning of the school year denotes many things, but for Greek life on Ferris State University’s campus it means recruitment. Sororities and fraternities use the fall to add members to their chapters on campus. 

Fraternity Rush is a continuous process where each Fraternity hosts multiple events at locations of their choosing. Sorority Recruitment takes place Thursday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Rankin Student Center.

These events give students the opportunity to meet representatives from each social sorority and fraternity and learn more about Greek life.

“Being Greek is definitely an opportunity to become a leader, because it doesn’t just lead to other Greek connections.’ said Amber Balmer, Panhellenic Council adviser. “Going Greek leads to more leadership roles, e-board positions, and potentially future jobs. Being Greek opens the door to many things.” 

The first night of Sorority recruitment takes place at 6 p.m. at Quiznos in the Rankin Center on campus. Dress for the event is casual. Friday’s event is Philanthropy Night, and Sept. 8 is Bid Day and a spirit competition.

There are six sororities on campus: Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Phi Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. 

The nine fraternities on campus are: Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

The organizations differentiate themselves from one another through specific values and traditions. Each organization offers philanthropic events, volunteer opportunities and other personal-development programs.

For more information about the Sorority Recruitment event at Ferris, visit Fall 2012 Sorority Recruitment on Facebook:

For more information on Fraternity Rush, contact Interfraternity Council President Marcus Sedmak by e-mailing him at

"Enchanted Transient Reality" OPENS TODAY

Ferris State University’s Rankin Art Gallery welcomes Rob Vander Zee and Kathleen Elliot’s painting and sculpture exhibit titled “The Enchanted Transient Reality” begins TODAY.

This exhibit is located in the gallery above the bookstore which is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

For more information about Rob Vander Zee and Kathleen Elliot visit: and 
To learn more about the Rankin Art Gallery visit:

"Making a Career Dream a Career Reality"

Ferris Alumnus, Ira Childress will be presenting "Making a Career Dream a Career Reality" TODAY at 6 p.m. located in BUS 111.

Childress, a graduate of 2001 and now CEO of ChildressSports Consulting firm, will be offering insights into making your dream career a reality as his discusses his experiences playing football for Ferris, producing sports shows for both radio and TV, working for the NCAA, and now consulting with athletes at all levels on managing their careers.

This presentation is the first in the Sports Communication "Sports Speakers Series" for Fall 2012, co-sponsored by Sports Careers RSO.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information contact Communication Professor, Sandy Alspach at (231) 591-2779.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

VIDEO: Bulldog Beginnings Includes Founders' Day Celebration

Last week was a special one as students started class at Ferris State University. As part of this fresh start to the new school year, Bulldog Beginnings hosted a number of events, including the annual Founders' Day Celebration on the Big Rapids campus.