Torch News Briefs

Bulldog Bonanza

On Sept. 16 students can learn more about what area businesses, registered student organizations, and FSU service departments have to offer. This free event will take place in the Wink Arena Sports Complex from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information contact Teresa Fogel at or call x5936.

Hispanic Festival

Ferris’ Hispanic Festival will take place on Sept. 16 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15). The event will take place in the campus quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can experience traditional dancers, crafts and authentic Mexican cuisine. The band “Mr. LAC y el OSO” will also perform. For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services in FLITE 159.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Sept. 16 in the Student Recreation Center from 12 to 5:45 p.m. In order to give blood, donors will need a photo ID. For more information contact Emily Burley at

Comedian Alex Thomas

Entertainment Unlimited will feature the comedy of Alex Thomas on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rankin Center Dome Room. For more information contact or call x2610.

Blues and BBQ

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m on Sept. 19 Student Government will host its second annual Blues and BBQ. The event will include all-you-can eat hamburgers and hot dogs and will feature the music of Big Daddy Fox and the Krewe. Tents will be in Lot 36 (directly across from Taggart Field). Admission into the event will be $8 for Ferris students and $10 for adults. For more information contact FSU Student Government in the Rankin Center or by call x2611.

Academic Success Fair

This free event put on by the Academic Support Center will take place on Sept. 22 in the Rankin Center Dome Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature intereactive sessions on test and note taking tips, memory skills, reading comprehension and more. For more information contact Julie Urick at