Torch News Briefs December 7, 2011

No Torch next week

Due to next week being finals week and Holiday Break coming up, there will not be an issue of the Torch published. The next issue will be available on Jan. 11.

Final exam schedule

To find out times for final exams, please be sure to log into MyFSU.

Click on the “Academics & Services” tab, then click on the link “Exam Schedule | Fall Semester” which is located in the “Student Records” box. If you have any questions, consult your professor.

New dean for the College of Pharmacy

Provost Fritz Erickson announced the appointment of Steve Durst as Dean of the College of Pharmacy.

Durst is an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy and joined the Ferris faculty in 1996. He has served as department chair, assistant dean, associate dean and now interim dean.

Durst is currently the co-chair of the College of Pharmacy ACPE Self-Study Committee and chair of the Accreditation Committee. His other committee involvement includes service on the HLC Steering Committee, Curricular Review Task Force – College of Pharmacy, Curriculum Committee – College of Pharmacy, Academic Program Review Committee, and Academic Program Review – Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Durst replaces former dean Ian Mathison, who retired in late 2010.

Pancakes with the President

The yearly end-of-the-semester event, Pancakes with the President, is an opportunity for students to socialize with each other and members of the Ferris community.

A free breakfast will be provided for students late on the evening of Monday, Dec. 12 starting at 11 p.m. at Westview Dining Hall.

All students are welcome to attend this free event.

Distinguished teacher to speak at commencement

Greg Gogolin, recipient of Ferris’ Distinguished Teacher Award, will address graduates at the December commencement ceremony.

Gogolin has secured approximately $2 million in grants and gifts in kind for Ferris, which includes a grant from the National Science Foundation to help establish digital forensics laboratory in Michigan.

The ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 17. The two ceremonies set for the 10 a.m. session will be for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Human Services and the College of Engineering Technology. At 1:30 p.m., the ceremony is reserved for the colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Business and Professional and Technological Studies.