News Briefs

Search for a new Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Last week and this week have brought the five candidates for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs to visit Ferris and have open forum Q&A sessions. This week, two candidates will have visited campus. Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed visited on Feb. 2 and 3, and had her open forum on Monday, Feb. 2. The last candidate to visit is Dr. Elizabeth Throop, who will have her open forum on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend these forums, in University Center room 203.

Achievements at Ferris

There are a numerous amount of achievements this week, from students, faculty and staff. These include everything from earning awards and scholarships, to being part of successful projects. To view the full nine page list of acheivements for this week, go to

Festival of the Arts

The Festival of the Arts has kicked off with a great start, and continues with this week’s events, which include: “Creating a Splash of Spring Bouquet,” a floral arranging workshop with Bob Patterson, at 7 p.m. at Patterson’s Flowers, on Wednesday, Feb 4.

The Fabulous Foreign Film Festival “Once,” at 7 p.m. in the Big Rapids Public Library, on Thursday, Feb 5.

“Advice from Published Authors,” with Tim Bazzett and Donald Lystra, at 7 p.m. in the Nisbett Building Community Room on Friday, Feb. 6

A Night of One Acts, presented by Stage M, “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” and “Shut & Bar the Door,” in Artworks’ Lower Level, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, also 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8.

FSU Arts & Lectures presents Thirza DeFoe, a Native American dancer, at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium, on Saturday, Feb. 7.