Torch News Briefs

Annual MLK celebration

Ferris State University will celebrate and honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of events running from Jan. 20-23.

All events are free and open to students, faculty, and the public.

The 28th annual Freedom March will take place Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. in the IRC Connector.

The Tunnel of Oppression exhibit will be open from Jan. 20-22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m in the Ward Hall basement.

The annual MLK Student Tribute will be held on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. 

The MLK Food Stock Drive Drop-Off will close the week-long celebration. The Drive will be held during the Ferris men’s and women’s basketball games on Jan. 23 between 5 and 8 p.m in Wink Arena.

For a full list of events and volunteer information, visit

Drop/Add Classes

The last day of the add/drop period is Thursday, Jan. 16. Student classes may be dropped until 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 for non-payment.

Questions should be directed to Business Operations at 231-591-2125.

Ferris State Alumnus headed to Olympics Games

Chris Kunitz, former Ferris State University hockey player and current player for the Pittsburg Penguins, was officially named to the Canadian National 2014 Winter Olympic team. Along with teammate Sidney Crosby, Kunitz will be representing Canada in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 8-23.

The Canadian team, coached by Mike Babcock, will be looking for back-to-back golds in this year’s Olympics.

Extreme Juggler performing at Ferris

Charles Peachock, extreme juggler, will be performing his show, “Catch the Impossible,” in Williams Auditorium Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

Known for his time on America’s Got Talent, Peachock is a gold medalist and world champion juggler.

This event, hosted by Entertainment Unlimited, is part of its “Welcome Back” series. It is free and open to the public

For additional information, contact Entertainment Unlimited at or 231-591-2610.

Report Reveals Efficiency of Ferris

Report finds Ferris State University is the most efficient university in Michigan at keeping student costs low. Since 2000, Ferris has seen a 38.6 percent decline in the amount taken from students and 36 percent increase in total resources per student according to report “State Appropriations, Tuition, and Public University Operating Costs,” by Kyle I. Jen, deputy director of the House Fiscal Agency.

Additionally, Ferris was one of 15 Michigan public universities whose student enrollment grew at a faster rate than its cost of tuition.

The full report can be found at,and_Public_University_OperatingCosts.pdf.