Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Love the Skin You're In (Nov. 14, 15 and 16)

Ferris State University presents "Love the Skin You're In: Body Image Exhibit."

The exhibit is open Wed. Nov. 14, 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. located in the Pickell Hall lobby.

This is a  museum-esque experience which  addresses body image in the media, cultural beauty, eating disorders, and more. 

For more information contact Emma Mentley at (231) 591-6850 or at

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Honors Variety Show (Nov. 15)

The Ferris State University Honors Program students will be performing various acts for the Honors Variety show on Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. located in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

Donations will be given to a charity within Mecosta County.

For more information contact Tammy Babcock at (231) 591-2216.

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Gay Moralist" Coming to Ferris

Dr. John Corvino will be visiting Ferris' campus on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Williams Auditorium for his 5-star event, "Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today."

Corvino, a Wayne State University professor, author, philosopher, and award winning speaker, will debate LGBT issues. Corvino will explain the questions and assumptions of those opposed to same-sex couples and marriages while he logically and strategically counterpoints arguments against sexuality. He offers a friendly environment to talk about the debate. It is an opportunity to learn more about the support for homosexuality.

Corvino has been titled the "Gay Moralist" for his activism for gay rights. He holds several awards from his career, including one of the Top 25 LGBT Favorites from Campus Pride and the runner-up of 2012 America's Best Campus Speakers from Campus Activities Magazine.

This event is being sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited. It is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Corvino, visit his website:

Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts a PBS segment (Nov. 15)

Henry Louis Gates Jr. will visit Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Gates, a nationally-known educator, cultural and literary critic, scholar and writer will be creating a film component to a six-part series,  “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” for PBS.  

Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research. He has received more than 50 honorary degrees and, in 1997, was named one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Americans.” 

Admission to the Museum is free. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

For more information, visit:

Native America Heritage Month feat. Derek Bailey TODAY

Ferris State University welcomes guest speaker Derek Bailey TODAY!

Derek will be speaking about "Diversity, Preservation and Retention of the Odawa and Ojibwa Culture" TODAY from 6 to 7:30 p.m. located in the IRC room 120.

Following the event with be a Q&A session and a Dreamcatchers Fundraiser for the Circle of Tribal Nations organization.

Derek began serving as the fifth GTB (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) Tribal Chairman in November 2008. He received a Presidential Appointment by President Obama to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, and was sworn in on November 3, 2010 by the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. 

The event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information contact Michael Wade at (231) 591-2617.

Honors Program Public Speaking Contest TOMORROW

Those students who are taking Communications 121 or are involved in Honors Public Speaking will compete in the annual speech contest on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. located in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

Speeches are open to topics in Informative and Persuasive Speaking.

We will be accepting donations of unopened or wrapped toiletries such as toothbrushes, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shaving creams, deodorants, etc. for WISE of Big Rapids.

To learn more about the event visit:

For more information contact Tammy Babcock at

Ryan McCandless Scholarship Fundraiser (Nov. 14)

Come to Buffalo Wild Wings in Big Rapids on Nov. 14 and participate in the fundraising of the Ryan McCandless Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

Present the following certificate to your server at the time of your purchases and 20% of your purchsaes will be donated towards the scholarship:

The scholarship is awarded to one or more full-time sophomore, junior or senior students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Ferris State University and maintaining a 3.0 GPA

Buffalo Wild Wings in Big Rapids is located at 1264 West Perry St.

For more information about the scholarship or to make a contribution, contact The Ferris Foundation at (231) 591-2365 or