News Briefs

University Center dedication set for tomorrow

The brand new University Center has caused a buzz on campus, and the opening festivities are coming to a close.

An excerpt from the weekly President’s Memorandum from 14 years ago showed that the new University Center has been well over a decade in the making.

The event will take place in the atrium near the fireplace in front of the book store beginning at 11 am on February 19.

The event includes live music, guided tours, and brief remarks from those that have been with the project throughout its duration.

Despite the Center having been open for well over a month to the general public, a ribbon cutting ceremony will also take place.

Documentary viewing in University Center

The new University Center is bustling with activity this week.

The documentary “Waste Land,” will be shown tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm in the University Center’s room 202C.

The BEYOND: Diversity initiative is responsible for the showing, of the documentary, which documents artist Vik Muniz who collaborated with the garbage pickers of “Jadrim Gramacho,” the world’s largest waste dump.

BEYOND: Diversity is showing Waste Land to explore the issues of dignity and creativity as well as social change.

The event is free to all.

One Night in Harlem

The Black History month at Ferris celebration rolls on with an event outlining the Harlem Renaissance.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services is in charge of the event where Ferris students will prepare presentations and present to the campus community.

The presentations will be based on and presented in honor of the Harlem Renaissance.

Presentaions take place on Feb. 25 in the University Center room 202A at 7:30 pm.

Info sessions will be held on Feb. 10 and 12 in the OMSS offices at 6 pm.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Taylor Williamson at 231-591-2617 or