Torch News Briefs

Candy Gram Fundraiser

Ferris STARs is having its annual Candy Gram Fundraiser. Send a personalized message to wish someone good luck on their exams or let them know you’re thinking about them. Candy Grams are $1 and all proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ferris STARs will be in the Rankin Atrium and the IRC Connector from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 to 9. For more information, contact Brittnay Gillett at

Warm Up with a Cup

On Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Government is teaming up with Dining Services to bring a day of warmth. There will be tables set up in front of the IRC and in the quad that will be serving cups of hot chocolate and hot apple cider for $1. Names will be entered in a drawing to win prizes at the end of the day. Six tickets can also be purchased for $5. All proceeds will go to the United Way campaign. For more information, contact Danielle Balmer at

Blood Drive

The Ferris State Chapter of Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Dec. 9 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. For more information, contact Emily Burley at or call x8354.

United Way Silent Auction

The Third Annual United Way Silent Auction will take place on Dec. 10 in the Rankin Center Mecosta Room from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Choose from over 75 items including gift certificates, pictures, homemade items, toys, home décor items, hockey memorabilia, and more. For more information, contact Julie Modene at or call x3552.

The Jane Doe Project

You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW) presents the Jane Doe Project, a mixed-genre performance written, directed, and produced by Aquinas College student Cheyna Roczkowski that concerns experiences with rape, sexual assault, molestation, and domestic violence. The Jane Doe Project looks to bring awareness to the effects of violence against women. This free event takes place on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Rankin Center Dome Room. Donations will be accepted at the door for W.I.S.E. For more information, contact Christina Ware at

Jef Mallett

Cartoonist and author Jef Mallett, best known for his syndicated comic strip Frazz, will be doing a book signing at Great Lakes Book and Supply on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Great Lakes at 231-796-1112.

Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert

FSU’s West Central Concert Band (WCCB), West Central Chamber Orchestra (WCCO), and Symphony Band are having a combined Holiday Concert on Dec. 12 in Williams Auditorium at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Cohen at

Pancakes with the President

Join President Eisler and other Ferris faculty and staff on Dec. 14 as they serve pancakes at a free pancake breakfast presented by Student Government, Office of the President, and Dining Services. There will also be free massages, drawings for prizes, and games to relieve the stress of exam week. The event will take place from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Westview Dining Facility. For more information, contact DeAja Packer at or call x2611.