News Briefs

Homecoming “Tailgate on Ice”

Ferris State University’s homecoming celebration, “Bulldogs Get Down with Motown,” will be hockey themed in addition to the traditional activities. The Bulldog hockey team will host the University of Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 4 with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:37 p.m. But, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Ferris Alumni Association will be hosting its Tailgate on Ice event adjacent to the ice arena in the Ewigleben Sports Complex in the Multipurpose Room.

The $25 cost for the event includes access to the tailgate party and a game ticket. The event will include traditional tailgating food, inflatables for kids, as well as, greetings from the Bulldog hockey coaching staff.

Hunger Around the World

Ferris’s American Marketing Association chapter will host “Hunger Around the World” in conjunction with Student Government on Sunday, Oct. 5. For the event, Student Government recommended a $600 co-sponsorship, and the General Assembly approved the recommendation.

Latin@ Studies speaker sessions

“Hablemos: Speaking Spanish Together” sessions begin Monday, Sept. 29 in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center, Room 131. Sessions are from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday through December 1. The sessions include instruction on the basics or beginning levels. In addition to learning Spanish, the sessions will offer participants the opportunity to increase their understanding of the distinct cultures of Latin@s in the U.S.

Eric Warner, a faculty member in the Languages and Literature department in Ferris’ College of Arts and Sciences, will provide instruction. While the course is non-credit bearing, it is designed to create a community that is more engaged with the language and culture of Michigan’s Latin@ community.

The program fee is $75, which covers the cost of materials and support for instruction. To register, go to

Hispanic Heritage Month

Ferris State University will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September through early November. The celebration begins September 23 and goes until November 3. Activities will include the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Mixer, a Latin film night, a Hispanic foods exhibit at the Rock, a piñata craft workshop, and many other events.

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