College of Arts and Sciences News

John Scott Gray Receives 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award

John Scott Gray

May 1, 2017

Philosophy Professor John Scott Gray of the Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Department has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award by the University.

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Dr. Richard (Scott) Cohen Named Chair of Humanities Department

Dr. Scott Cohen

April 25, 2017

The Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate Dr. Richard (Scott) Cohen on his selection as the new Chair of the Humanities Department, effective August 7, 2017.

Dr. Richard Scott Cohen is completing his 15th year at Ferris, where he serves as Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles and Professor of Music. He earned bachelor degrees in Music Education and in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees in Conducting at Northwestern University. He has also been a Fulbright research scholar and lecturer in Spain.

Dr. Cohen is a member of numerous professional associations and is currently on the board of the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division, and on the Executive Board of the International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music, headquartered in Graz, Austria. Previously, he also served on the board of the North American Catalan Society. He remains very engaged as a guest conductor, trombonist, composer, music adjudicator, researcher, author and lecturer throughout North America, Europe and China.

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CAS Students Win Summer Research Fellowships

Ten College of Arts and Sciences students have been named 2017 Summer Student Research Fellows.

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CAS Faculty Publish New Books

Dr. Thomas Brennan, Dr. Keith G. Calkins and Danya Ramírez Gómez, all members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, have recently published books.

CAS Faculty Present Open Educational Resources Findings

CAS Faculty Present Open Educational Resources Findings

Several College of Arts and Sciences faculty members who have used Open Education Resources (OERs) in their classrooms presented their findings on April 24 in the Ferris State University University Center.

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Peterson Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Dr. Christian Peterson, professor of history in the Humanities Department in the Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool.

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Master of Social Work Program Receives Full Accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education has conferred full accreditation for the Master of Social Work program, which completes a three-year process to assure that students can be licensed as therapists and counselors.

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Museum of Sexist Objects Seeks Women's March Stories and Photos

The Ferris State University Museum of Sexist Objects is gathering stories from Ferris students, faculty and staff who participated in the March on Washington in January or one of the sister marches.

News Archive
Join Dean Haik for Donuts and Fruit (April 24, 2017)
Annual Spring Band and Orchestra Concert (April 19, 2017)
Mecosta-Osceola Science Symposium (April 10, 2017)
Annual Ferris and Kendall Art Exhibit Opens (April 7, 2017)
"DORM and Other Four-Letter Words" Opens (March 9, 2017)
Photographer Kate Parker Visits Fine Art Gallery (March 7, 2017)
Fine Art Gallery Screens "Barbie Nation" (February 27, 2017)
Trinidy Williams Receives Helen Gillespie Ferris Award (February 24, 2017)
Holocaust Educator Martin Lowenberg Speaks at Ferris (January 31, 2017)
Dr. Beth Zimmer Named Chair of Biological Sciences (January 26, 2017)
Faculty, Staff and Students Participate in MLK Celebration (January 19, 2017)
"Strong Is the New Pretty" Opens at Fine Art Gallery (January 11, 2017)
Joe Lipar and Trinidy Williams Appointed Associate Deans (January 3, 2017)