The spring 2012 issue of Ferris Magazine showcases the national recognition the university is attracting.
The 52-page publication includes “Against Forgetting,” a story about how the new Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, housed in the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, is an important educational resource designed to promote understanding and healing. The museum’s April opening garnered national attention from media outlets around the world.
The magazine also chronicles “Heating Up the Ice,” a piece on the Bulldog hockey team’s fight to win an NCAA national championship. The issue also includes a portrait of senior defenseman and co-captain Chad Billins, who earned CCHA Scholar-Athlete honors.
“The spring issue really highlights the national attention the university has been getting,” said Marc Sheehan, communications officer for the office of President David Eisler and editor of Ferris Magazine. “It was very exciting to include articles about the new Jim Crow Museum and our ice hockey team’s run at an NCAA championship.
“I hope that the magazine captures some of what makes Ferris State University so special.”
The issue also includes news about Ferris’ commitment to Grand Rapids, including a profile on David Rosen, the new president of Kendall College of Art and Design, and a story about Kendall’s impact on ArtPrize, the hugely-popular international art exhibition and competition held annually there.
The article “The Next Big Thing” introduces Ferris’ newly-launched Entrepreneurship Institute and is accompanied by profiles of several graduates who have had success in the entrepreneurial arena.
Ferris Magazine is published twice a year by University Advancement and Marketing and mailed to alumni and friends, employees and other key constituents.