Torch News Briefs

A or F: President Obama’s Report Card

On April 7 Student Government will be hosting an open forum discussion pertaining to President Obama and his performance during his term in office. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Whitney Young Room in the Rankin Center. For more information, contact Danielle Hoskey at hoskeyd@ferris.edu or call ext. 2611.

2010 Campus Mock Awards

Alpha Phi Alpha and You Beautiful Black Woman present the 2010 Campus Mock Awards on April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rankin Dome Room. Come out to see who wins Campus Flirt, Twitter of the Year, and Mr. and Mrs. FSU. For more information, contact Brandon Cole at b_cole_228@yahoo.com.

Michigan Energy Conference

On April 7 and 8 Ferris will be hosting the Third Annual Michigan Energy Conference. This year’s theme is “Conserve and Convert, Together Brings Solutions!” Education sessions and workshops are available. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center and Wink Ice Arena. For more information, go to ferris.edu/energy or contact Shanee Ramsey at shaneeramsey@ferris.edu or call ext. 5811.

Comedian Ben Kronberg

Entertainment Unlimited presents stand-up comedian Ben Kronberg on April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Rankin Dome Room. For more information, contact Entertainment Unlimited at EU@ferris.edu or call ext. 2610.

“My Strength is My Success”

You Beautiful Black Woman presents its 17th Annual Women’s Conference: “My Strength is My Success” on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center. For more information, contact Sylvia Moore at smoore5320@aol.com.

Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk

On April 10 Zeta Tau Alpha presents the 5th Annual Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk. Registration is $15 the day of the event. All profits will go toward breast cancer awareness and education. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the campus quad. For more information, contact Andie Sanders at sanderan@live.com.

National Weather Service Skywarn Training

The National Weather Service invites Ferris students, staff, and faculty and Big Rapids community members to Skywarn training. The program teaches participants to identify the development of severe weather, how to react properly to hazardous weather events, basic severe weather safety, fundamentals of storm structure, and much more. The event will take place on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Campus Community Center. For more information, contact Mike McKay at mckaym@ferris.edu or call ext. 2150.

Comedian Ray Wood Jr.

On April 13 Entertainment Unlimited presents comedian Ray Wood Jr. He was named by Entertainment Weekly as “One of 12 Comics to Watch in 2009.” The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the Rankin Dome Room. For more information, contact Entertainment Unlimited at EU@ferris.edu or call ext. 2610.