Torch News Briefs

Over the last few months several changes, merges and moves have occured on campus.

Birkam closes pharmacy, other services not affected

As of Aug. 21, Birkam Health Center closed its pharmacy. In an email to patients, Birkam said the change occurred in order to provide patients with “the most efficient and comprehensive health care services.” Birkam noted that all other services the facility provides will not be affected by the pharmacy closing.

Patients needing to transfer current prescriptions with refills or fill new prescriptions may do so at any of the following local pharmacies: Walgreens, Meijer, Walmart, Kmart, Rite Aid or Martz & Shapley. Anyone with questions can contact Birkam Health Center at ext. 5964 or ext. 591-2614.

Seattle’s Best Coffee moves

Seattle’s Best Coffee, which is currently located in the Rankin Student Center, will be moving locations for the
upcoming school year. The coffee shop will soon be located in FLITE.

Holiday Inn being sold

FSU’s Board of Trustees approved an agreement for Michigan-based American Hospitality Management, Inc. to purchase the university-owned and operated Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center on July 11. The university is expecting the sale to be completed by the end of October.

AHM is a nationwide, award-winning hospitality management company that services extended stay and resort properties, as well as limited and full-service hotels.

AHM has expressed interest in creating a relationship with Ferris’ hospitality management program, which will provide internships and job opportunities for students at Ferris.

New Location for Student Technology Services

As of Aug. 6, Student Technology Services is located in the Rankin Student Center in room 108. The move was made to provide a customer service desk closer to the main part of campus in Big Rapids.

The services provided in the Rankin Center are repairs or upgrades of student computers, repairs of employee’s personally owned computers, software and networking hardware sales to students and employees for home or personal use, as well as pick up and drop off of university owned mobile communication devices.

Any questions, contact the Technology Assistance Center at ext. 4822.

Student services merge

Career Services and Student Leadership and Activities office have merged together. The offices are now under the direction of Angie Roman. Career Services can be found in room 135 of the Rankin Center and Student Leadership and Activities will be located in Rankin Center 158.

Copy Center and University Print become one

On July 1, the Copy Center and University Print merged together to create a “One-stop Print Shop” solution for students. The business is now called the University Print Center.

“We are very excited that this has finally become a reality for us. We are happy to provide a local service in the Big Rapids area, and to employ several student workers as well,” Christy Bregg of University Printing said. “Service is what it’s all about, and in order to serve our community better, we merged together.”

The businesses will continue to be located at both locations, 103 Perry Street and 915 Campus Drive-SWAN 217, until a large enough space can be found to house the two together.

The University Print Center handles course-packs, brochures and other digital printing, as well as business cards, letterhead, envelopes and banners.

Any questions, call ext. 5914 or ext. 2849.