FSU: Newsbriefs

MBA students competing in case study competition

Students from Ferris in the MBA program will be competing in a case study competition regarding mergers and acquisitions.

The Association for Corporate Growth. Inc. (ACG) is hosting the case study. In February 2009, the Michigan Chapter held its first competition. Students from GVSU, MSU, WMU and Davenport also competed in the competition.

Judges for this competition were from banking and investment firms. Ferris’ team will be joining the competition on Saturday, Jan. 22.

The students representing FSU include Dawn Case-Tahaney from Lansing, Anne Minshall from Delton, and David T. Verbeek from Vassar.

The community is invited to come show support for the team. It is set to take place in IRC 109 on 1301 S. State Street in room 109 before 10:30 a.m. The session will wrap up at 12:15 p.m.

ASC was founded in 1954 and is the premier Global Association for professional involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG currently has over 12,000 members.

Hypnotist show to raise money for Crossroads student

Glenn Hyde, a student from Crossroads Charter Academy, is trying to raise money for a trip to Europe this summer. Hyde will be trying to raise money with the upcoming show at Williams Auditorium featuring Hypnotist Jason Linett.

Lynn Abbeduto, Hyde’s mother, said her son is sponsoring the fundraiser for his school and Evart High School. He began raising money when he was nominated as a Student Ambassador for the People to People program.

Hyde will be going to Europe to speak with members of Parliament, visit the war memorial at Normandy and will be staying with family in Germany during his time over there.

Abbeduto said her son will need to raise $8,000 in order for the trip to happen. Hyde has found ways as an ambassador to get tickets to the show donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, W.I.S.E. and Eagle Village. So far, he has raised half of the down payment for the show by taking with 871 businesses and asking for $10-$25 each. Six percent have been able to help.

The proceeds from the show will cover the cost of doing the show, then $1500 will go to local schools and any remaining funds will go to Glenn’s project.

Honors Awards Night
Honors students receiving a 4.0 grade point average or better will be acknowledged on Honors Awards Night.

The event is set to take place in the Rankin Center Dome Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. Ninety students from the Fall 2010 semester were invited to attend the ceremony. Honorees will be presented certificates of achievement.

Maude Bigford, Honors program coordinator, said about 12 percent of Honors students accomplish a perfect GPA each semester.

Seven to 10 special awards will also be presented to students and faculty members who have been nominated by students.

Presenters include Bigford, University College Dean William Potter and Ferris professors Kent Sun and Jana Pisani, and Honors Assistant Coordinators.

Awards presented include Outstanding Leadership, Outstanding Service, and the Outstanding Professor Award.

There has been a recognition ceremony for Ferris Honors students in the fall and spring semesters since 1998. n