Torch News Briefs

Tuba Tales Presents: “A Hatful of Dr. Seuss”

Join Big Rapids storytellers Adriana and Ed Mallet on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Rankin Art Gallery as they celebrate Dr. Seuss’s imagination and his collection of stories. Their storytelling includes a unique blend of puppetry and music. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at or call ext. 2484.

Charity Concert Auditions

If you’re in a band and would like the chance to perform on campus, Habitat for Humanity will be holding auditions for its Charity Concert on Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Rankin 106. For more information, contact Katey Way at or call 517-388-9190.

Walt Perryman: The Cowboy Poet

On Feb. 18 join Walt Perryman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rankin Center Dome Room as he performs his poetry, based on life in general, to the cadence of cowboy poetry. For more information, contact Linda Telfer at or call ext. 3578.

Generations Comedy Tour

Phi Sigma Kappa presents the “Generations Comedy Tour.” On Feb. 20 join comedians Brent Biddlecombe, Mark Knope, and Elliott Branch from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. Tickets are $18 for students or for general admission, $20 pre-order or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Williams Auditorium. For more information, contact Tim Aquinto at

Big Band Dance

Come enjoy an evening of big band style dance music with swing era tunes performed by the Flat River Big Band of Greenville. The event will take place on Feb. 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Gate Family Entertainment Center (on Perry St.). Admission is free. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at or call ext. 2484.

Tenth Annual Bethany Shumaker Volleyball Tournament

Residence Hall Association will be hosting the tenth Annual Bethany Shumaker Volleyball Tournament for the battle against cancer. The event will take place on Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. in the Student Rec. Center. Registration is $30 per team before Feb. 17 or $40 after that up to the day of the tournament. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Tavan Pickerd at

“Whatever Happened to Idlewild, MI?”

The Office of Multicultural Student Services presents “Whatever Happened to Idlewild, MI?”, a documentary and discussion with producer Coy Davis. The discussion will focus around the historic Idlewild community of Michigan, a town once deemed the “Las Vegas” for African Americans. The event will take place on Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in IRC 120. For more information, contact Michael Wade at or call ext. 2617.

Sailesh (Hypnotist)

On Feb. 23 Entertainment Unlimited presents the comedic and hypnosis show of Sailesh. He has performed not only in the U.S., but also Canada, Sweden, Iceland, England and Finland and has been dubbed the “best hypnotist around” by numerous international media outlets. The 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. **FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY**