Friday, September 27, 2013

Test Anxiety Workshop

Stressing out about exams that are coming up within your classes?

The Educational Counseling and Disability Services and the University Counseling Center will be hosting a "Test Anxiety Workshop."

This workshop consists of two sessions:

Session I is a discussion of anxiety and coping mechanisms and will be held on October 1 at 11 a.m. in the Starr Building, Room 324.

Session II is focused on relaxation techniques and will be held on October 3  at 11 a.m. on 2nd floor of Birkam Health Center.

For more information call 591-3057 or email

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Sound System Being Tested at Top Taggart Field

Between 3 and 6 p.m. this afternoon, Ferris State University will be testing out the new Sportsound 1500 HD sound system at Top Taggart Field.

This new sound system utilizes some of the latest technology and features in sporting event audio. This sound system is also designed to create a clearer sound from a single cluster of speakers that is right above the new scoreboard.

The new scoreboard, which will include a LED video screen, is expected to be ready by the homecoming game vs. Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, Oct. 5. 

So if you are by Top Taggart field this afternoon, you will be sure to hear the new sound system being tested out.

"Who's Got Talent" Event Happening Tomorrow

Are you looking for something to do on Friday night? Check out the "Who's Got Talent" event taking place at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Williams Auditorium. 

The event, hosted by the Hispanic Student Organization and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, will feature internationally known poet and artist Michael Reyes as its host. Reyes has been featured on HBO Latino's Habla Series, the PBS documentary Dream Makers, Chicago Public Radio, and National Public Radio.
So far there will be six acts performing at the show, featuring different talents such as singing, playing instruments, and dancing. It is sure to be a night to remember.
This event is also a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information on the event or Hispanic Heritage Month, visit here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Family Drawing Lesson at ArtPrize!

Ferris State University

Ferris State University will be sponsoring a family drawing event at ArtPrize this Friday, Sept. 27.

Emmy Award Winning Artist, Mark Kistle, will be at the huge drawing lesson, as well!

Stop by Rosa Parks Circle on Friday at 6:30 p.m. to participate. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ferris State University Welcomes Comedian Prashanth Venkataramanujam


Comedian Prashanth Venkataramanujam will perform at Brophy/McNearny Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8:00 p.m. 

Having a name like Prashanth Venkataramanujam has caused him a lot of hardships in the past, even with things as simple as website domains, Venkataramanujam says in his blog, "Not having been blessed with a good Christian name like Atticus Finch or Jesus, I started thinking of alternate website domains. was, as I was told by my close friends and everyone that's ever met me, too complex and cumbersome for the common man."

However, one thing Venkataramanujam has never really struggled with was his comedy. He began his career at age 17 and quickly rose through the ranks in Chicago. "He started performing at world renowned clubs like Zanies, the Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, and The Comic Strip even before he was allowed in as a patron of age."

Venkataramanujam graduated from the highly acclaimed Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York City in 2008. He then went on to win the Rooftop College Comedy Competition and in June 2010 won the opening competition in the Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater.

According to Venkataramanujam's biography, "His work on the road has afforded him the privilege of working with comedians that include the late Robert Schimmel, Mark Curry, Rocky LaPorte, Joe Piscopo, and Donnell Rawlings from the Chappelle Show."

The event is free to students. For more information on Prashanth Venkataramanujam, visit:

For more information on the event contact Entertainment Unlimited at 231-591-2610

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month continues

Ferris State University continues the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with the Comedy Night: Viva La Laughter!

The event will take place at The Rock Cafe' on Monday, Sept. 23, between 7 and 8 p.m.

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Services for a night of mature comedy and authentic Hispanic dishes.