News Briefs

Homecoming Bonfire
On Oct. 7, the homecoming bonfire will be taking place at 8 p.m. in Lot 61 by Brophy Hall. The event is sponsored by the Homecoming Committee and Sigma Pi Fraternity. The committee is asking that students wear their grooviest attire for this year’s ‘60s theme.

Homecoming Concert: Comedian Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan will be performing at Williams Auditorium on Oct. 8 as part of the homecoming festivities. The free show will be at 7:00 p.m. Finnegan has starred on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” “Chappelle’s Show” and a Comedy Central stand-up special in 2005. Mature audiences only. For more information, call ext. 2606 or email

2010 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant
Alpha Phi Alpha presents the Miss Black and Gold Pageant on Oct. 8 in the Dome Room at Rankin from 7 – 9 p.m. The event recognizes outstanding young ladies and has been tradition at FSU for over 30 years. Contact Brandon Cole at or 313-622-1265 for more information.

The Dedication of Helen’s Garden
On Oct. 9, the University Advancement and Marketing Committee will be dedicating the newly constructed gardens between Prakken and Alumni. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. outdoors in the garden to honor the late Mrs. Ferris. Anyone who needs special accommodations to attend should contact the Advancement Office at ext. 3825.

Speaker Dr. Gottfried Oosterwal
The College of Pharmacy presents a free presentation by Dr. Oosterwal on Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dr. Oosterwal is the director of the Center for International Relations in Berrien Springs, Mich. and is also a professor at Western Michigan University. For more information, contact Margaret Lyons at 616-233-6568 or

Colloquium Series: Speaker Dr. Douglas Haneline
Dr. Haneline will be sharing his paper in progress, “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: English Studies in the 21st Century” on Oct. 12 in STR 130 from 11 – 11:50 a.m. Dr. Haneline will be discussing the future of English Studies and the value of a degree in the field. This will be the first event in the 2010-11 Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Sharon Robideaux at ext. 3919 or

Speaker Dr. Yuri Maltsev, Former Economic Advisor to Gorbachev
Dr. Matsev will be discussing his experiences in Russia and other countries at two different sessions on Oct. 12. The first presentation will be from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in BUS 111, and the second presentation will be from 2 – 3 p.m. in FLITE 408. Some of his accomplishments include consulting on Eastern European economics and appearing on national television and radio programs. For more information, contact Shana Beisiegel at ext. 2824 or n