Torch News Briefs

Thanksgiving break information

Thanksgiving recess begins Wed. Nov. 27; all classes will be dismissed at noon. All offices will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 27 and remain closed until Dec. 1.

Construction management program earns national rank

Ferris State University’s construction management degrees were ranked sixth in the National Center for Education Statistics.

The NCES reviewed graduation rates, popularity and strength of the program to determine the top 10 construction management programs in the country.

Ferris was stacked up against schools such as Louisiana State University, Arizona State University and University of Washington. Ferris was recognized for excelling in academics and for offering certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Heavy equipment program receives large donation

Consumers Energy donated $10,000 worth of machinery and technology to Ferris State University’s Heavy Equipment program.

The donation of a small diesel-powered trenching machine and 10 laptop computers will be used to provide hands-on experience and assist in diagnosing engines and vehicles in the program’s labs.

Ferris’s Heavy Equipment advisory board also welcomed a Consumers Energy representative to join their committee.

“Larger Scope” event examines importance of diversity

An open student dialogue about the relevance of diversity will take place on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. in IRC 204.

Students coordinated the “Larger Scope” event with the goal to talk about how diversity can affect careers and one’s future.

For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services’ Multicultural Exchange at 231-591-2617.

International students discuss stereotypes

International students talk about the stereotypes they have encountered on campus and in the United States with a comedic spin.

The discussion takes place Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in IRC 107. The event is categorized as a comedy because the conversation is intended to be lighthearted and poke fun at stereotypes. The Office of International Education Global Bulldog Ambassador Program is sponsoring the event and food will be provided.

Students are encouraged to come to meet new people and learn about other cultures.

New TDMP equipment benefits students and sports fan

Ferris State University Television and Digital Media Production program’s new remote production equipment and trailer will bring a better viewing experience to fans of Ferris’s football and hockey teams.

The new technology will offer live high-definition coverage of home football and hockey games.

The new trailer will be a tool used by students enrolled in the Remote Production class to help learn about new technology and get real-world experience.

Eighty percent of the new equipment and trailer was financed by TDMP while Ferris Athletics funded the remaining 20 percent.

Additional information about TDMP equipment is available at