Torch News Briefs


Homecoming events kicked off Monday, Oct. 8. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, there will be a bonfire taking place behind Brophy/McNerney Halls in Lot 61. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and will offer activities and games for students to participate in.

Also on Wednesday, students can begin voting for their choice of king and queen candidates at 8 a.m.

The election will continue through Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 p.m. Students can cast their vote by logging onto OrgSync and voting in the election portal.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Comedy Central on Campus Tour will be visiting Ferris at 7 p.m. The show will take place in Williams Auditorium and is free of charge.

Alumnus appointed to Foundation Board of Directors

Paul Eichenberg graduated from Ferris is 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in plastics engineering. He has recently been appointed to the the Ferris Foundation Board of Directors.

Eichenberg was chosen for the board because it has been the board’s goal to “recruit some of the top graduates of Ferris State University to help guide [our] progress into the future,” according to University Advancement and Marketing.

For more information on the foundation, visit

ArtPrize Award

A student’s work from Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design has been chosen as one of the jurors’ 25 favorite entries in ArtPrize.

Robert Coombs is a photography major and participated in ArtPrize this year with his piece “Disabilities and Sexuality.” The piece will be chosen to win the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize or $20,000 for Best Two-Dimensional Work.

To watch an interview with Coombs or to see his work, visit

Autumn aLive

We the Kings, American pop-punk band, will be performing at 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