Torch News Briefs

Autumn aLive

We the Kings, American pop-punk band, will be performing the annual Autumn aLive event taking place Nov. 1 in the Wink Arena.
Tickets will be $10 for students and $20 for the public. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Music Industry Management Association.
For more information, visit the Autumn aLive Facebook page at

Homecoming candidates announced

Five women and three men have been selected to participate on the 2012 homecoming court.

As one of Ferris’ longest running traditions, students were chosen after an application process based on their positive influence on campus as well as their ability to be a student leader.

The candidates include Alina Harrington, Avery Larson, Allison Meier, Kelsey Rios, Chelsea Swank, Donald “DJ” Reesman, Zach Rokosz and Byron Williams.

Military Friendly

G.I. Jobs, a publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has recognized Ferris as a 2013 Military Friendly University.

According to the University Marketing and News, “The annual list includes the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that provide the best experience and support for service members, veterans and their spouses to ensure their success on campus.”

There are approximately 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on the list, which is created through research and a survey of “more than 12,000 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-approved schools nationwide,” according to university Marketing and News.

ArtPrize 2012

ArtPrize, the international art exhibition and competition, has officially begun. The on-going event is taking place in Grand Rapids.

Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design will be a part of the annual event as one of the 161 venues participating.

The event will run through Oct. 7.
For more information, visit


On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., a presentation called “40 Ways to Detect Hazing” will take place at Williams Auditorium. The event will discuss the dangers of hazing and how it must be prevented on campus.

The event is free of charge and being presented by the Panhellenic, Black Greek and Interfraternity councils and Student Leadership and Activities.

For additional information, email Amber Balmer at, or for more information on hazing and how to prevent it, visit