Torch: Newsbriefs

Freezing for a Cause

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Beta Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Rho will brave cold conditions to help feed and clothe those in need.

Both Ferris student organizations will be in the campus quad collecting canned goods and donations of clothing to benefit people in need in the Big Rapids community. The event is on Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. and continues to midnight. Donated canned goods and clothes will be distributed to Woman’s Information Services Inc. and Project Starburst. Organizers said last year’s Freezing for a Cause event received four bags of clothes and about two boxes of canned goods. For more information, visit the group’s Freezing for a Cause Facebook page.


The Office of Housing and Residence Life is proud to announce Adirondack Solutions’ MYHOUSING website.

Through MYHOUSING, both new and returning students will be able to experience a fully-online housing selection. Beginning late February, by navigating a four step process, students will be able to read and electronically sign their housing contracts and pay their housing contract guarantee. Students will also be able to request specific rooms, buildings, and roommates. They will also be able to select their desired meal plans. MYHOUSING will allow students to have full control of selecting specific rooms and suites or can randomly assign them based on provided student preferences.

Students will access MYHOUSING via their MyFSU account and the academics and services tab. New Ferris students will be contacted in April through their MyFSU accounts to receive information regarding due dates for their housing contracts. Students are encouraged to check their Ferris email, MyFSU account and the Housing & Residence Life web page for more information. Due to the fully-online housing options, students will no longer receive or utilize paper contracts.

Students, faculty and staff can contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life with questions at ext. 3745.

Help save a life

Ferris students can help save a life while helping FSU win a statewide competition by competing in the Gift of Life challenge.

Students will be able to get information on becoming a life-saving organ donor as well as sign up at eight different locations on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Campus locations include FLITE, Arts & Sciences, Rankin Center, Racquet & Fitness, College of Pharmacy and the College of Optometry. Off-campus locations include Meijer pharmacy and Biggby Coffee. Students can also help Ferris win by signing up online before Feb. 12 at

Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin

Members of Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge and D-Saga will be showing the documentary Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin Feb. 9.

The event will be located in IRC 121 from 7 – 9 p.m. There will be a panel discussion immediately following the documentary. The event will provide information regarding the civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Lonie Donald at or 313-673-0010. n