Torch News Briefs

“The 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.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Williams Auditorium. Tickets are $10 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.

For more information on V-Day or “The Vagina Monologues,” visit

Entertainment Unlimited President

Jennifer Hager, Ferris junior in resort management with a concentration in special event planning, will serve as the 2013-14 president of Entertainment Unlimited (EU), Ferris’ campus programming board.

Hager began her involvement with EU in fall 2011, and will be responsible for overseeing 13 executive board members and nearly 30 members who will plan and carry out a variety of entertainment events on campus.

Student Government President

Erin Williams, Ferris senior in allied health sciences, has been elected president of the University’s Student Government for the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year.

Williams has been a member of Student Government since 2011. This year, Williams served as vice president. After Williams graduates in the fall semester, Jessica Trendel, Ferris junior in music industry management, will serve as president for the spring semester.

Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is now opened to “promote and centralize graduate degree programs offered by the university,” according to University Advancement and Marketing office.

The office, located in IRC 119, will host an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25 for all prospective graduate students.

For more information on the office, visit

National Human Powered Vehicle competition to be held at Ferris

On April 26-28, Ferris will host teams from more than 30 universities in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers oversees the international competition, which will take place at various locations on campus and in the community.

The competition will include a safety inspection, speed race, innovation showcase and a drag race. For more information, visit