Torch News Briefs

Big Rapids Post Office provides new customer convenience

The United States Postal Service opened the Big Rapids Carrier Annex for full retail services on Aug. 5. The annex, located at 826 Division St. behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, has been remodeled and offers easier accessibility for college students.

Customers can purchase stamps, ship packages, buy money orders, retail products and packaging products. Passport services also are offered by appointment.

The annex will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Honors Program offices relocated

The Honors Program offices have moved to Pickell Hall, located at 202 South St. across from the College of Business. Telephone numbers will remain the same. An open house is planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the new location. For more information, email or visit

Birkam Health Center hosts open house

Birkam Health Center, located at 1019 Campus Dr., invites students and their families to its Healthy Dawgs open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. The event will include free pizza, clinic tours, free instant blood typing, prize drawings, coupons, face painting and an opportunity to meet Brutus the Ferris Bulldog mascot. For more information, call Birkam Health Center at ext. 2614 or check it out on Facebook.

Ferris’ bulldog voted best logo in Michigan

The Bulldogs’ logo was voted best in the state during the Detroit Free Press’ weeklong bracket-style vote-off earlier this month. It defeated the Detroit Tigers’ old English D in the final, winning 59 percent of the nearly 20,000 votes cast.

Ferris came out on top thanks to a grassroots voting campaign, which included official news releases from the athletic department and Facebook sharing.

“It has been outstanding to see the pride displayed for our institution, and we hope it builds momentum as we begin another season of Bulldog athletics,” Ferris associate athletic director Jon Coles said in a released statement.

To thank fans for voting, Ferris announced that the first 500 fans at the home football, basketball and hockey league openers will receive free T-shirts with the Bulldog logo.