Torch News Briefs


Ferris’s Best Comic Auditions

Auditions for Ferris’ Best Comic Competition will take place on Sept. 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Rankin 155. Open to any Ferris students, auditions will consist of a 3-5 minute comic skit. The top three finalists will perform at the Lip Sync Competition and the winner will have the chance to open for Homecoming Comedian Iliza Schlesinger. For more information contact Jaci TenEyck at

Fall Job Fair

Ferris’ semi-annual job fair will be held on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ewigleben Sports Complex (Wink Arena). The job fair is free and open to Ferris students of all academic levels. Students have the opportunity to bring résumés and meet with employers from over 100 businesses and organizations looking to fill permanent and internship openings. For more information or to view the full list of employers attending, visit the Career Services web site.

Ghost Hunter Chris Fleming

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Williams Auditorium, Entertainment Unlimited presents ghost hunter, Chris Fleming. Co-host of the television show “Dead Famous,” he examines the aspects of the paranormal, spirit world, supernatural, ghosts, and unexplained phenomena from his perspective as a paranormal investigator. For more information contact Entertainment Unlimited at or by calling x2610.

Battle at the Ballpark

The Ferris State football team will take on the Michigan Tech Huskies at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park on Oct. 3. Tailgating begins at 4 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and can be purchased at the sports complex. For more information contact Rob Bentley at or call x3821.

Homecoming Week 2009

Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. Various events will be taking place around campus all week. For more information contact Teresa Fogel at or call x5936.

“What’s Morally Wrong With Homosexuality?”

A lecture by Dr. John Corvino, as part of an educational events series focused on issues faced by members of the LBGTQA (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and Allies) community. He is a nationally known speaker on issues relating to morality and homosexuality. This event will be held on Oct. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Dome Room. For more information contact Karen Strasser at or by calling x2543.

John Rybicki Book Talk and Signing

Author John Rybicki will be appearing at Great Lakes Books and Supplies as part of the Literature in Person Reading Series on Oct. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. He is the author of several books of poems including, “We Bed Down into Water.” For more information contact Dr. Phillip Sterling at or by calling x5898.