News Briefs

Provost visits underway

The search committee for a the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is underway, and on-campus visits are set this week.

Dr. Michael R. Stevenson came to campus on Jan. 26 and the next opportunity to meet a candidate takes place on Jan. 29 from 10-11:30 pm and 3-4:30 pm.

Dr. Michael Licari will be the candidate visiting on Thursday and his open sessions are in room 203 of the University Center.

Steampunk exhibit set for Grand Opening

University Center room 205 will host the Fine Art Gallery’s Grand Opening Exhibit this week.

On Jan. 30, Steampunk which has been tabbed as “The most popular new trend you’ve never heard of,” will be the opening exhibit in the University Center.

The exhibit entitled “Disparate Elements: A Steampunk Revolution,” is open 6:30-9:00 pm on Friday, with 2D and 3D work by national and international artists.

The exhibit will also include Steampunk inspired work by FSU/Kendall student’s. Their projects will be on display as well, giving the event an appropriate Ferris connection.

Mental health awareness headlines Five-Star event

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting a Five-Star speaking event with the topic of mental health on the docket.

The event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 pm inside Williams Auditorium. The event will feature Ross Szabo.

Szabo served in the Peace Corps in Botswana from 2010-2012, and is an advocate for mental health awareness.

From 2002-2010, Szabo was the Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign.

Szabo himself struggled with mental health, as he was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at age 16. Since he was 17, Szabo has been telling his story to others which he says on his website has helped him achieve mental health.

“Behind Happy Faces,” is one of his two keynote presentations and it is used to reduce stigma and empower others to seek help while education about mental health.