News Briefs

Zika virus alert
The Birkam Health Center is advising Ferris students to be aware of the Zika virus while traveling over spring break. It is a mosquito-borne virus that has been identified in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Some common symptoms of the Zika virus are fever, rash, joint and muscle pain and headache. There is no known vaccine to prevent, nor medicine to treat, the Zika virus.

Wrapping up the Festival of the Arts
On Feb. 28, after a long month of events from a wide array of cultures and genres, Big Rapid’s Artworks held the closing ceremony for the 2016 Festival of the Arts. This year included music, visual art, literature, interactive workshops, the blending of athletics with art and much more.

OMSS hosts author Chris Sain
On Tuesday, March 2, the Office of Multicultural Student Services’ Black Male Network will host Chris Sain, author of “Dumb Athlete: How My Biggest Fear Became My Biggest Motivator” who will be sharing his personal message on perseverance. The event, taking place at 6 p.m. in University Center 202A, is free and open to the public.

Get out
On March 4, at 5 p.m., all residence halls on campus, with the exception of Bond, will be closing for spring break. Residents are expected to have completed checklists and turned them in to the front desk by this time. The halls will reopen at 10 a.m. on March 13.

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