Torch News Briefs

The Big Event

On Saturday, April 13, the annual Big Event will take place in the Big Rapids community. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Participants are to meet in the campus quad.

During this event, student volunteers will perform small service projects such as yard work, washing windows and painting for the residents of the community. By participating in this event, students can reach out and thank their community for its endless support of the campus.

Vagina Monologues

On Thursday, April 25, the annual event “The Vagina Monologues” will take place. Although the event was first scheduled to take place in March, it was rescheduled due to a widespread power outage that closed Ferris’ Big Rapids campus and affected the greater Mecosta County area.

The event is put on to raise awareness of violence against women.

It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students with their ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. Merchandise will also be available at the event for purchase.

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For the 2013-14 school year, the Ferris State Torch will be under the leadership of Alex Wittman.

Wittman is a junior majoring in political science. She has worked at the Torch for three years, filling the roles of sports writer, sports editor and then news editor.

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Greek Week

Beginning Monday, April 8 and lasting until Saturday, April 14, Ferris State University students can enjoy a number of games and activities offered during Greek Week.

Greek Week provides the opportunity for Greek organizations to come together for a week of fun.

According to the University Advancement and Marketing Office, a number of events will be taking place throughout the week. These events include the Lip Sync Competition and volleyball game scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Crossroads Charter Academy gymnasium on Wednesday, April 10; the Greek Week concert and outdoor movie beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the campus quad on Thursday, April 11; the American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at the West Campus Community Center on Friday, April 12; and finishing with The Big Event on Saturday, April 13.

The Art of Architecture

On Monday, April 8, an exhibit called “The Art of Architecture” will be featured in the Rankin Art Gallery. The exhibit will display current student work. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

The Rankin Art Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.