Two New Members to Ferris’ Board of Trustees

Gary Grander, former Ferris trustee, and Paul Boyer, Ferris alumnus, have been appointed to the Ferris Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Snyder. Grander and Boyer will be replacing R. Thomas Cook of Fife Lake and Jim Haveman of Grand Haven. Granger and Boyer’s appointments are subject to approval by the state Senate. Their appointed eight-year terms will expire in 2018. Grander was appointed to the board in 2001 by Michigan Gov. John Engle and served until 2008. He is the president and founder of the Granger Group, a national design-build and development group. Boyer graduated from Ferris in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Boyer received the 1992 Distinguished Alumni Award and 2005 Honorary Doctorate in Business and Industry. He has been with the Meijer Company for 39 years and has served in senior leadership positions, including co-CEO. Boyer is currently the Meijer vice chairman.

Green’s Sporting Goods Winter Radio Ad Contest

A winter contest has sprung up for students to win big prizes by participating in a radio ad competition. The contest started Feb. 1 and entries will be accepted through March 3. Winners will be chosen by the public April 8. The competition is open to everyone. Students must e-mail Green’s Sporting Goods at in order to enter the contest. They will receive an e-mail, which will provide the guidelines. Participants must create a 30 to 60 second music driven radio ad promoting Green’s new screen printing service. Prizes include: a 1st place $150 Green’s gift certificate, a 2nd place $100 Green’s gift certificate and a 3rd place $75 Green’s gift certificate. Green’s Sporting Goods is located at 108 South Michigan in downtown Big Rapids.

Ferris Image Awards Feb. 5

Brothers of Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge will recognize students, faculty and staff of Ferris at the formal Image Awards Feb. 5. Scholastic achievements will be recognized for the community to see. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Williams Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Image Awards will consist of awards, student performances and presentations. The event is sponsored by funds allocated by the Finance Division of Student Government. After Glow will take place after the show in the Dome Room for a $5 entrance fee. For more information, contact Markus Woods at

Festival of the Arts One Act Plays

The continuous month long Festival of the Arts will present two one act plays Feb. 4 through Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The short plays will take place each night at Artworks, 106 N. Michigan Ave. “After the Ball” by Frederick Stroppel and “Mother’s Day” by Donald Steele will be performed. Admission is $5. The Festival of the Arts continues until Feb. 27th. For more information visit

Life Guarding Class

Life guarding classes will be offered until Feb. 6. Classes began Jan. 28 by the Student Recreation Center Aquatics Program. The Life Guarding Class is held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Registration forms, class information and schedules are available at the Student Recreation Center front desk. For more information, contact Sarah Raymond at n