Torch News Briefs

100th anniversary of Ferris founder’s inauguration

The 100th anniversary of Ferris founder’s inauguration as governor of Michigan will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 16 with “Celebrating the Legacy: Gov. Woodbridge N. Ferris.”

The centennial celebration, organized by Ferris’ History Task Force and Political Engagement Project, will begin at 7 p.m. in the College of Business Room 111.

The free event is designed to show the audience that the critical political, social and economic situations today are similar to those from a century ago.

Commemorative T-shirts featuring a fun, graphic depiction of Ferris being inaugurated will be given to those who attend the community event. Refreshments will be served in the IRC Connector following the celebration.

Wayne Hoffman comes to campus

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, “Master of Mayhem” Wayne Hoffman will perform magic, mind-reading and psychic stunts at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium.

The event is sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited, the campus programming board, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, or to watch videos of Hoffman performing and interact with him online, visit

Ferris diversity recognized

Ferris has received national recognition from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

According to University Advancement and Marketing, Ferris received a 2012 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from the magazine.

To learn more about INSIGHT Into Diversity, visit