Torch News Briefs

Freezing for a Cause

Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta present “Freezing for a Cause” on Feb. 3. They will be in the quad from 9 to 11 p.m. collecting clothing to be donated to the less fortunate. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Brandon Cole at or telephone number 313-622-1265 or  contact Ashleye Moncrief at 313-574-7959.

Backstage Pass

The music industry management program presents its second annual fundraiser, which will feature Grammy Award-winning singing/songwriting duo Mark Selby and Tia Sillers. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Feb. 5 and includes entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and hosted bar. The cost is $100. For more information, contact Daniel Cronk at or call ext. 2441.

Waking Ned Divine

As part of the Festival of the Arts Foreign Film Series, “Waking Ned Divine” will be showing at the Big Rapids Community Library On Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. The comedy film depicts the story of a lottery winner who dies of shock and his neighbors who decide his good fortune cannot go to waste. For more information, contact Laurel Nicol at

2010 Image Awards

Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge presents the annual Image Awards on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. The theme this year is “The Evolution of Michael Jackson.” For more information, contact Markus Woods at

Turkish Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

On Feb. 9 the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Global Initiative present the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, The Honorable Ugur Kenan Ipek. His lecture will focus on what lies ahead for the U.S., Europe, and Turkey. The event will take place in Business 111 from 11 to 11:50 a.m. For more information, contact Patty Terryn at or call ext. 3946.