News Briefs

Bill Nye visit delayed

A visit to Ferris by Bill Nye the science guy, originally scheduled for November, will be delayed until next semester due to scheduling conflicts. The Student Secular Alliance, which will coordinate the speaking event, has not yet announced an official date.

New Kendall president to be inaugurated

Leslie Bellavance will be inaugurated as the 13th president of Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids. Bellavance, an accomplished art professor and nationally exhibited artist, was appointed in March. An exhibit of her art will be on display in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building in Grand Rapids until Dec. 5.

Average Ferris student debt decreases

Michigan Technological University has now surpassed Ferris as the Michigan public university with the highest average student debt. Ferris is now second-highest with 2013-14 graduates having an average of $35,720.

Ferris receives record-high donations

In the past year, Ferris has received a record breaking $12 million dollars in donations. This includes a $5 million donation by Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman to the College of Pharmacy.