News Briefs 09.07.11

Two who pied Levin sentenced to prison

The pair who assaulted Sen. Carl Levin with an apple pie in Aug. 2010 have been sentenced to thirty days in federal prison.

Max Kantar, a Ferris graduate and Ahlam Mohsen from Coldwater, appeared before U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell on Tuesday in Grand Rapids to hear their sentences after entering guilty pleas in March to misdemeanor assault charges, the Big Rapids Pioneer reported on Aug. 30.

Kantar plead guilty to one count of assaulting and aiding in the assault of a member on Congress. Mohsen plead guilty to one count of assaulting a member of Congress.

Kantar and Mohsen were taken into custody shortly after receiving their sentences. The Pioneer reported that they will not serve on “supervised release,” the federal form of probation, and will not be subject to any fines after their thirty days in prison is up.

Ferris to host Spiritual Exploration Fair

A Spiritual Exploration Fair will take place at Ferris with the purpose of helping students with their spiritual development.

The event is set for Friday, Sept. 9 and will be held in the Rankin Center Student Dome Room from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Spiritual Exploration Fair is possible with the efforts of people from the Office of the Dean of Student Life, Wesley House, the Office of International Advising, My Sister’s Keeper, and Student Leadership and Activities.

The fair is set up as a resource event that will feature tables with information about the spiritual organizations on campus, local spiritual centers and places of worship.

For additional information about the Spiritual Exploration Fair, please call ext. 2949.

Former dean honored by legacy scholarship

A scholarship has been created in honor of retired Dean of the College of Pharmacy Dr. Ian Mathison.

Ferris, and the College of Pharmacy Alumni Board, created the Dr. Ian Mathison Legacy Scholarship Endowment to honor Mathison’s achievements as former dean of the College of Pharmacy and his achievements. Mathison was dean for 34 years until he retired in late 2010.

The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have shown leadership ability during their university studies, reported University News and Marketing on news of the scholarship.

Then-Associate Dean Stephen Durst and Mathison collaborated with the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions and the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies to develop Ferris’ multi-campus model. This effort allowed for the development of a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree and made Ferris’ College of Pharmacy the largest in Michigan, University News and Marketing also reported.