‘Pancakes with the President,’ Study Sessions Help Prepare Students for Exam Week

Pancakes with the PresidentFerris State University offices and organizations are offering students help preparing for next week’s final exams and providing fuel in the form of Pancakes with the President.

The Academic Support Center is offering a Test-Taking Tips session from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Science Room 102 as part of its Academic Support Center Speaker Series.

“Students will learn a lot of different study skills and strategies to put into play before and during an exam,” said Jane Pole, supervisor for the Academic Support Center. “The lecture will help them gain knowledge as they acquire these new studying techniques.”

Students also can utilize the Office of Multicultural Services’ Blackout Study Tables from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 6 in FLITE 159.

“The main goal is for students to actually ‘black out’ their schedules and devote serious time for studying,” said OMSS Assistant Director Michael Wade. “The OMSS encourages students to utilize the extended-hours space and commit to their school work.”

The three students who have registered the most hours at Blackout during the fall semester will receive scholarships from OMSS to use toward their most expensive book for the Spring 2013 semester. To be eligible, students are required to sign in and out at each visit.

And on the first official day of finals week, students are invited to take a break from studying to enjoy “Pancakes with the President” from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at Westview Dining in the Rankin Student Center. The event is co-sponsored by Student Government and Dining Services.

“We have a wonderful tradition of providing a free breakfast for students late in the evening of the first day of final examination week,” said President David Eisler, who will serve students along with Ferris faculty and staff members. “This unique event brings together students and Ferris community members in a way that emphasizes the egalitarian tradition of our university.”

The event also includes activities and prizes.

“I think this is a fun event for students, because they get the opportunity to meet the president and other executives who are really behind the operations of the university,” said Byron Williams, Student Government president. “It’s a way for students, faculty and staff to all have fun and interact with each other.”

All events are free to students.

For more information, visit the University Events Calendar at http://calendar.ferris.edu/.

Last updated: 12-04-2012