News Briefs

United Way Campaign

Volunteers from across the university are soliciting contributions for Ferris’ United Way campaign. Through area agencies, the United Way helps deliver food, shelter, medicine, skills training and many other services. Contributions will help the United Way support the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Project Starburst, W.I.S.E., and many other groups that people in emergency situations turn to for help.

This year Ferris’ campus campaign is co-chaired by Jeanine Ward-Roof and Linda Telfer, assisted by Faculty Ambassador Dan Tuuri and Staff Ambassador Jeremy Mishler. Volunteers from throughout the university along with our students are currently working to help our campus meet its $60,000 goal. Those looking to donate will receive a pledge card.

Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month which focuses public attention on issues related to individuals with learning disabilities. The Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Office has a series of events planned. Oct. 10, they will host an exhibition in Wink Arena at 7:30 p.m.

The Grand Rapids Pacers Wheelchair Basketball team will play members of our men’s and women’s basketball team, as well as other participating students. Wednesday, Oct. 15, they will host speaker Bill Deering in IRC 120 at 6 p.m. who will speak candidly about his stuttering and his process of self-discovery and acceptance.

Strategic Planning and Resource Council

Oct. 14, the Strategic Planning and Resource Council will meet at 3 p.m. in MCO 211. Discussions will focus on student debt and higher education affordability. As a combined effort the university has made much progress in slowing the growth of student debt.

SPARC meetings are always open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend and look forward to planning together how we can move forward on this critical topic. Please contribute your insights as they continue to identify and implement the best ways to reduce debt for our Ferris students.

Free entrance to hockey game

For the lucky first 500 student fans to show up to this Friday’s hockey game against Wilfred Laurier without tickets, there will be the opportunity for free entry.

Students must have student ID on hand in order to enter. The free seats will not be in the Dawg Pound, as those are designated for those who bought season tickets specifically.