Torch News Briefs

Career Week

Career Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 14, with “Career Boot Camp.” Keynote speaker Marc Marcuse is President of Reel Management, a celebrity employment group. The event will take place in Business 111 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marcuse will discuss how to make connections before graduating and will give resumé and interview tips. Questions about this event should be directed to Carrie Adams at ext. 2685.

Other events include internship sessions, workshops and other guest speakers.

The Career Fair will be held Oct. 17 in the Sports Complex.

For a full schedule of the week’s events visit

Sculpture creation class

Artworks in Big Rapids will be teaching students how to create sculptures in the Oaxacan style on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Artworks will be providing the material for the project. These sculptures will be fired and picked up later. People of all ages and at all levels of skills are welcome.

Artworks is located in downtown Big Rapids. For more information call Artworks at 231-796-2420 or visit

Paws in the P.A.R.C.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Health Care Management Association and PetSavers are presenting the 5K Fun Run and Walk. Participants can run or walk along side their dog on the 5K course. It begins at 1 p.m. in the park, located at the east end of Hemlock Street and Warren Avenue.

Pre-registration is $10 at the Good Dog Bakery in downtown Big Rapids. Day-of registration is $15 and begins at noon.

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“Big Brother”

The Political Engagement Project will be hosting the second of their series of events based on The First Amendment and Your Rights in the Era of “Big Brother” on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

This 7 p.m. presentation in Business 111 will feature guest speaker Professor William Wagner. Wagner will address religious freedom and the context of the First Amendment Religious Clauses.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the document that protects the rights and opportunities of American citizens.

30 Hour Famine

The annual 30 Hour Famine begins Friday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. This is a worldwide movement of students trying to fight hunger. This event concludes Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.

During the 30 hours, participates will partake in fun activities and learn about the food crisis.

This event will count as 20 volunteer hours for students interesting in receiving community service credit.

For information contact Allegra Babiarz at or visit