Big things have been happening around Ferris with the start of a new school year. As August rolled around, freshmen Honors students flocked to their halls to unpack and meet up with their peer mentor to participate in the annual Honors Fun Day event. Fun Day included games and ice-breaker activities that helped freshmen get acquainted to life at Ferris State. Leland Arkwright, an Honors Peer Mentor majoring in Secondary English Education stated “Fun Day was a whole lot better with the revisions they made from a year ago. I feel like even though we weren’t there as long, I still met just as many people, but had twice the amount of funI I know it was probably easier for me since this was the second time I was involved with Fun Day, but my mentees and the other mentees seemed to be very social and enjoying the day as well. I think Fun Day is a great tradition and hopefully it continues to grow and become better each year.” Other big welcome events that took place at the start of this semester included the Honors Ice Cream Social, Meijer Madness, and the Movie in the Quad. What more can you ask for than starting off the school year with free ice cream, good deals at Meijer, and an outdoor movie with all of your new friends?
As professors are beginning to pile on the homework with the semester moving in full force, students are beginning to pile on the layers of clothing with the crisp cool weather of fall. Of course, it wouldn’t be fall without football. Students took a break from their studies to watch the Ferris State football team take the win at their home-opener against Lake Erie. For the students who don’t find sports high on their priority list, there were two 5 Star events held at Williams Auditorium. Nick Pike captivated the audience with his juggling skills and advice columnist Harlan Cohen kept the audience laughing with his relationship advice and why “she’s just not that into you.” These experiences are just a few of the many events held at Ferris so far.
Also, don’t forget to check out the “BEYOND Mythologies” event held in the IRC Corridor on October 20th to learn about different mythologies from cultures around the globe and snag a cultural event qualification for Honors at the same time!
Most importantly, remember to pick up your free popcorn every Wednesday from the Honors Offices in Pickell Hall. College students should never say no to free food!
As the school year continues, keep getting involved and to enjoy all of the opportunities provided by Ferris State.
Article written by Endeavor writer Kaley Funkhouser.