Torch News Briefs March 21, 2012

Clark gas station closed

The Clark gas station in Big Rapids closed this weekend for a three month-rebuild project.

The Big Rapids Pioneer reported that the gas station, located at 710 S. State St., closed at the end of the business day on Sunday for the project. The current building pumps will be torn down to rebuild an entirely new station.

The project is estimated to cost about $1.2 million and is expected to take about 90 days. The new gas station will feature a total of 12 filling stations and a larger store space. Blarney Castle Oil has owned the gas station for more than 40 years.

Ferris recognized by Princeton Review

In a recent press release, it was announced that Ferris’ digital animation and game design program was recognized by a Princeton Review study of the nation’s premier schools for video game design.

Ferris was listed in “Honorable Mention” as a part of study that concluded with a March 1 announcement of the Princeton Review’s third annual rankings.

Schools were selected based on a comprehensive survey that was conducted of administrators at 150 institutions that offer video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada during the 2011-12 academic year.

The Princeton Review survey included more than 50 questions, covered a wide range of topics from academics and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and career achievements. Criteria for Princeton Review’s school selections covered the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure. The company also factored in data collected from the schools on their career opportunities, financial aid and scholarships.

To view the full review, visit

Health Career Fair at Ferris

Any Ferris students pursuing a career in health care are encouraged to attend the Health Care Career Fair during Career Week.

The Health Care Career Fair is set to take place on Wednesday, March 28 from 4-7 p.m. in the Michigan College of Optometry.

The fair is one of several events taking place during Career Services’ Career Week, which includes a variety of career fairs and workshops for students to attend March 26-30.

Additional career fairs include the Public Service Career Fair, an online event March 26-30, and the Business and Technology Career Fair from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Ferris’ Ewigleben Sports Complex.

For more information or to view a full schedule of Career Week activities, visit Career Services in the Rankin Student Center Room 135, call ext. 2685 or visit the website at