Torch News Briefs

Ferris’ game design program ranked nationally

The Princeton Review ranked Ferris State University’s Digital Animation and Game Design program 25th on its 2014 list of best undergraduate schools to study game design.

Ferris’ program was selected based on its use of state-of-the-art technology, professional grade software and advanced teaching approaches. The Ferris program was recognized for supplying students with the tools they need to develop advanced skills, which will make them marketable for media industry jobs.

To find out more about Ferris’ School of Digital Media, visit

Ferris student headed to Washington D.C. to work with Congress

Ferris State University’s Kaylia Ervin, a junior in the Criminal Justice program, was one of 12 students selected for The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute internship.

Ervin, a Ferris Youth Initiative student, will work in Washington, D.C. with Congress on youth initiatives. Her two-month internship begins May 27.

To read more about Ervin’s story, visit

Comedian preforming April 1

Comedian Adam Mawahala will perform at 8 p.m. on April 1 in Brophy/McNerney resident hall.

Mamawala, 26, is a stand-up comedian who has won several awards, including being named on Funny or Die’s “Top 30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch” list. 

The Astoria, NY native has performed at over 150 colleges and recently appeared on an episode of MTV’s Girl Code.

The show is intended for mature audiences only.

For more information, contact Whitney Maguire at

Suicide Awareness Walk

The Walk for Life event, raising awareness of suicide and suicide prevention, will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. on March 29 in the Multipurpose Room in the Ewigleben Sports Complex.

Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. Stations will be set up where participants can learn more about the suicide. The free event will include games, food and live music.

For more information, contact Shannow Fick at

Last day to withdraw from classes

March 28 is the last day students can withdraw from classes. Withdrawing from the class will result in a “W” grade. For more information, visit

Blood drive to give back to those in need

Students can give blood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 27 at the West Campus Community Center hosted by Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society. Walk-ins are welcome. Students can also make appointments by contacting Lauren Sumner at