Plans for renovation
On Dec. 18, the day before fall commencement, the Ferris State Board of Trustees approved a number of construction projects on campus. These projects involve both residence life and the Swan Building. The first project has already begun, an expansion on the West Campus Apartments scheduled to open fall of 2016. In addition to that development, the Michigan House and Senate approved a bill furthering the authorization of the $30 million Swan project. The project includes a 34,462 square foot addition and the repurposing of another 10,000 square feet to meet the demands of various engineering technology programs. However, final funding is still waiting for approval.
Change in the lineup
Dean of Student Life, Leroy Wright, will be leaving Ferris to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University. His parting is amicable and there will be a farewell reception held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the University Center room 202C. Temporarily taking over his duties as the interim Dean of Student Life, starting on Saturday, Jan. 16, is Nicholas Campau, the current Associate Dean of Student Life.
The Department of Public Safety, Office of the Dean of Student Life, Personal Counseling Center and the Office of Student Conduct worked together to update the information booklet given to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus. The new books have been printed and are now being distributed as incidents occur.
Appreciating our mentors
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the SCHOLAR Peer Mentor Program will host a luncheon celebrating mentor appreciation month. Jasmine Hall, a neuro-science major, will be speaking at the event about how the mentors in her life have allowed her to overcome obstacles. The luncheon will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guests must RSVP within 24 hours of the event by calling (231) 591-5976.