Torch News Briefs

“The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” Reception

Join in an evening of celebration of the work of Dr. Seuss. “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” will take a look at a side of him most readers have never seen before. This event will take place Feb. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Rankin Art Gallery. For more information, contact Carrie Weis at or call ext. 2536.

5-Star Event: Kevin Roberts, The Food Dude

On Feb. 11 Entertainment Unlimited presents Kevin Roberts, The Food Dude. This chef and writer learned to cook in an act of self-preservation and perfected his skills for both television and extreme sports events. His recipes cause minimal health damage and maximize taste. This 5-star event will take place in Williams Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Entertainment Unlimited at or call ext. 2610.

Mike McConnell, Master Wood Turner

Join northern Michigan native Mike McConnell on Feb. 13 for an opportunity to watch the master wood turner in action. He is particularly known for his work on footed bowls and hollow form turnings. The event will take place in the Heavy Equipment Building at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at or call ext. 2484.

Madcat, Kane and Maxwell Street Concert

On Feb. 13 join Peter “Madcat” Ruth in the Rankin Center Dome Room at 8 p.m. He is a Grammy Award-winning virtuoso harmonica player. His styles include Blues, American Roots Music, Folk, Jazz, and World Music. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. For more information, contact the Williams Auditorium Box Office at or call ext. 5600.

FSU Winter Band and Orchestra Concert

The West Central Concert Band, Symphony Band, and West Central Chamber Orchestra will be performing their winter concert with the theme “Storytelling through Music” on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at or call ext. 2484.

OMSS Black History Month Presentation

The Office of Multicultural Student Services presents the 2010 Black History Month presentation “The Advantage Freshman Takeover.” Presenters include a guest speaker, musicians and theatrical performers. The event will take place on Feb. 15 in the Rankin Center Dome Room from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Wade at or call ext. 2617.

Fifth Annual Taste of Mecosta County

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Leadership Mecosta and the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce for the fifth Annual Taste of Mecosta County. The event will take place on Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Over two dozen local establishments are participating. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be purchased online at or at 246 N. State St. For more information, contact Michelle Herron at or call ext. 4144.

Cancer Awareness Series: Understanding Medical Imaging

On Feb. 16 join Shelia MacEachron, assistant professor of nuclear medicine, for her presentation “Understanding Medical Imaging.” The event will take place from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Mecosta County Medical Center Professional Building. For more information, contact Terri Bloomquist at or call ext. 2112.