Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

President's Office
Campus Memorandum/Newsletters
2014-15 (pdf) Topic
Nov. 24, 2014 Semester Schedule, Budget Forum Information, Student Shuttle Bus, Athletics, Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 17, 2014

Student Debt Forums, Upcoming Events, Athletics

Nov. 10, 2014

Good News, College of Health Professions Highlighted, Athletics 

Nov. 3, 2014

Student Debt Forums, Together We Can Make a Difference (Ebola), Native American Heritage Celebration, Upcoming Events, Athletics

Oct. 27, 2014

Ferris Foundation Benefit, Ebola Information, Upcoming Events, Athletics

Oct. 20, 2014

Sexual Assault Awareness Video, Diversity Events, Open Forums, Athletics

Oct. 13, 2014

Ferris Foundation Benefit Gala, ArtPrize, Events This Week, Career Fair, Athletics

Oct. 6, 2014

Homecoming, ArtPrize, United Way Campaign, Disabiltiy Awareness Month, Strategic Planning and Resource Council

Sept. 29, 2014

Homecoming and ArtPrize, Good News, Upcoming Events

Sept. 22, 2014

Weekends at Ferris; Your Input Sought on the Big Rapids Campus Master Plan; Hispanic Heritage Celebration; Homecoming; and ArtPrize, Fortune through Failure, BAM Percussion, and Tuba Bach

Sept. 15, 2014

U.S. News and World Report Ranking, Kendall College of Art and Design President Search, Presentation Tonight - “Social Media, Bullying, Alcohol, Drugs and Other Risks for Students”, State History Conference, ArtPrize Volunteers Needed, Athletics

Sept. 8, 2014 SPARC/Strategic Plan, Beyond: Diversity, Sexual Violence Task Force, Athletics, Good News
Sept. 5, 2014 Announcement from the President:  Sexual Assault Task Force Report
Sept. 2, 2014 Founders Day in review, University Center progress, Fall enrollment, Social Work Association event
Aug. 25, 2014 Welcome Class of 2019, Founders Day and Michigan Legal Milestone, New Staff Center Open House, Women's Volleyball Nationally Ranked
Aug. 18, 2014 Welcome Back, Faculty Welcome Week, Kendall President Search, Welcome Students, Founders Day

2013-14 (pdf) Topic
May 12, 2014 Commencement, Strategic Plan Approved and Other Board of Trustee Action, Good News
May 5, 2014 Provost Search Committee, Distinguished Alumni and Pacesetter Awards, Uncommon Greatness Award, Societies of Distinction, Commencement, Closing Thoughts
Apr. 28, 2014 Interim Provost, University Events, National Collegiate Disc Golf Champion, Athletics, Pancakes with the President
Apr. 21, 2014 Employee Service Award Celebration, The Big Event, New SPARC Leadership, Events
Apr. 7, 2014 Ferris Employee Leadership Development Program, General Education Task Force, SPARC, Campus Events, Good News
Mar. 31, 2014 Strategic Plan, Distinguished Staff Awards, State Budget Update, Hockey
Mar. 24, 2014 Money Smart Week, Benefits and Health Expo, Hospitality Management Gala, Hockey
Mar. 17, 2014 Distinguished Teachers, Encourage Your Legislator to Support Higher Education, Strategic Plan Review at SPARC This Tuesday, Women's Track, Ferris Hockey
Mar. 5, 2014 Testimony, Business Leaders for Michigan, Conversion to Office 365, Good News, Spring Break
Feb. 24, 2014 Festival of the Arts, Women's History Month, National and International Stories, Athletics
Feb. 17, 2014 Good News - February 2014, New Vice President for Student Affairs, Conversion to Office 365, Festival of the Arts
Feb. 10, 2014 Governor's Budget and Capital Outlay, Emergency Preparedness, First Lady's Attic, Latino American - PBS Series, Festival for the Arts, SPARC Meeting
Feb. 3, 2014 This Past Weekend, Winter Weather, Strategic Planning ( Inside Academic Affairs, dated Jan. 31, 2014), Black History Month, Festival of the Arts
Jan. 20, 2014 Enrollment, Student Achievement Measure, University Efficiency
Jan. 13, 2014 Martin Luther King Celebration, General Education Program, Ferris Hockey, Closing Thoughts
Dec. 11, 2013 Announcement: VPSA Appointment
Dec. 9, 2013 Thank you; Reminders: Pancakes with the President, Holiday Reception, Commencement; United Way Goal and More Good News; Volleyball in NCAA Finals; Ice Hockey Unbeaten in Conference; Holiday Wishes
Nov. 25, 2013 Student Engagement, Holiday Reception and Pancakes for our Students, Athletics, Thanksgiving
Nov. 10, 2013 Enrollment Task Force, Vice President for Student Affairs Forums, Jim Crow Museum Featured, Good News, Athletics
Nov. 4, 2013 Ferris Foundation Benefit, Kendall College of Art and Design Events, Big Rapids Events, Athletics
Oct. 21, 2013 Budget/Slides, Foundation Gala, Alertus Test
Oct. 14, 2013 Good News, Budget Forums, Festival of Nations, Athletics, United Way Update
Oct. 7, 2013 Power Outage, ArtPrize Participation, Wheelchair Basketball, Enrollment Task Force, United Way Campaign
Sept. 30, 2013 Homecoming, Enrollment Task Force, West Michigan Presidents' Compact Committee, Athletics
Sept. 23, 2013 Enrollment, Budget Implications, Hablemos: Speaking Spanish Together, ArtPrize
Sept. 16, 2013 ArtPrize, Good News, Athletics, Upcoming Events
Sept. 3, 2013 Thank You, Enrollment ( Fall 2013 Report), Founders Day Remarks, Football Opener
August 23, 2013 Welcome Back, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, IT Breach, Logo Contest, Founders Day
August 16, 2013 Welcome Back, New Faculty, First Impressions, Campus Construction, Founders Day

2012-13 (pdf) Topic
May 14, 2013 Commencement, Tuition, Rankin Center Renovation
May 6, 2013 Commencement, Ferris Pharmacy Care Clinic, Kendall Student Excellence Awards and Student Exhibition, Good News, Artworks Gala, Sports Update, Closing Thoughts
April 29, 2013 Engaged Campus Award, Academic Senate Officers, SkillsUSA, Vice President for Student Affairs Search, Service Awards, Athletics, Pancakes with the President
April 22, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing; Service Awards; Promotion, Merit and Tenure; The Big Event; Upcoming and Ongoing Events
April 15, 2013 Award Recipients, Take Back the Night, Higher Education Funding, Weekend Events
April 8, 2013 Fulbright Events, International Festival of Cultures, Changsha Visiting Faculty, National Poetry Month, Governor's Award for Historic Preservation, Good News
April 1, 2013 Fulbright Scholars, Strategic Planning, State Funding
Mar. 4, 2013 Good News, Legislative Testimony, Closing Thoughts
Feb. 25, 2013 Faculty Contract
Feb. 18, 2013 Strategic Plan ( 2/12/13 document)
Feb. 11, 2013 Executive Budget, Congratulations College of Pharmacy, Distinguished Staff Awards and Distinguished Team Awards, Festival of the Arts, Athletic Update, Ferris Cares
Feb. 4, 2013 Please Help (local flood damage)
Jan. 28, 2013 University Center and Transportation Study, Graphic Design: Now in Production, Festival of the Arts
Jan. 21, 2013 Enrollment ( Spring 2013 Extract), Lotus Notes Replacement, Supervisor Training, Praise for ArtPrize, Athletic Success
Jan. 14, 2013 Welcome Back, MLK Day Celebrations, Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, 100th Anniversary of Gov. Ferris' Inauguration, Academic Senate Leadership, In Memoriam
Dec. 10, 2012 Commencement, Good News, Support Ferris in 2012, Holidays
Dec. 3, 2012 Latin@ Studies, SPARC,Academic Program Review Committee, Athletics, Pancakes with the President, Employee Holiday Reception and Holiday Card
Nov. 26, 2012 Student Debt ( Task Force Report), New Trustees, Reminder
Nov. 12, 2012 Good News, Board of Trustees, SPARC, Athletics, Veterans Day
Oct. 29, 2012   Budget Forums, Points of Pride, Ferris Foundation Gala, Political Engagement Project
Oct. 15, 2012 Homecoming, Budget Forums, The Rapids Bus Service, Hospitality Management Anniversary, Good News
Oct. 8, 2012 Student Center Renovation, Space Issues Task Force, Kendall and ArtPrize, SPARC Meeting, Ferris Wins Anchor-Bone Trophy in Weekend Athletic Action, Homecoming
Sept. 24, 2012 Good News, Campus Calendar, Athletics
Sept. 17, 2012 Flag Lowering, Student Learning Outcomes, Hispanic Heritage Month, Constitution Day, ArtPrize, Fall Pow-wow
Sept. 10, 2012 Social Fest, SPARC Meeting, Changes to MPSERS, Volunteer for ArtPrize, Ferris Sports Update, Athletics
Sept. 4, 2012 Founders' Day, Student Debt Task Force, Enrollment, Blackboard Learn Transition, iConnect, Athletics
Aug. 27, 2012 Welcome Back, Faculty Welcome Back Week, Founders Day, Athletics, Congratulations, Class of 2016 Mindset
Aug. 17, 2012  Welcome Back, New faculty and staff, Welcome Back Week, Founders' Day

2011-12 (pdf) Topic
May 7, 2012 Commencement, Good News, Oliver Evans Tribute, Former Federal Building Opening
April 30, 2012 Award Recipients, Federal Building, Alumni Awards and Alumni Spring Reunion, Commencement, Student Debt and Time to Degree, Athletic Success, End of Semester
April 23, 2012 Distinguished Staff and Team Awards, Annual Employee Service Award Celebration, Jim Crow Museum Grand Opening, Tennis Team Wins Conference Tournament, Hockey Team Congratulations, Pancakes with the President
April 16, 2012 Big Event, Employee Service Awards, Jim Crow Museum Opening, Events Throughout the Week
April 14, 2012 Announcement from President Eisler
April 9, 2012 Hockey; Promotion and Merit Increases, Tenured Granted; Honorary Degrees; Good News
March 26, 2012 Hockey, Legislative Testimony, Student Debt and Time to Degree Website, Mathcounts Competition
March 20, 2012 Announcement from President Eisler
March 19, 2012 Marketing Awards, Hockey Success, Good News, 21st Annual Hospitality Program Gala
March 12, 2012 HLC Accreditation, Health Insurance Information Forums, SPARC Committee, The National Rube Goldberg Machine Competition, Athletic News
Feb. 27, 2012 Student Debt, Board of Trustees, Friends of Ferris, Festival of the Arts, Ferris Foundation Leadership, Athletic Championships!
Feb. 22, 2012 Dr. David M. Rosen selected as the next president of Kendall College of Art and Design
Feb. 20, 2012 Student Debt Forums, Athletic Success, Festival of the Arts
Feb. 6, 2012 Innovational Learning and Research Grand Opening; Opportunities for Input, Discussion, and Collaboration; Good News; Closing Thoughts
Jan. 30, 2012 Festival of the Arts,Testimony to Senate Education Committee, Athletic Success
Jan. 16, 2012 United Way, Bomb Threat, Spring Enrollment ( Summary), "College Tax" Articles, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Jan. 9, 2012 Welcome Back, Martin Luther King Jr. Week, HLC Forums, Good News
Dec. 12, 2011 SPARC, Review of Vice President David Pilgrim, Commencement, Leadership Changes, Happy Holidays
Dec. 5, 2011 Kendall College of Art and Design Accreditation, Pharmacy Dean, Student Government Holiday Food Drive, Employee Holiday Reception, Construction Management Success, Athletics, Pancakes with the President
Dec. 2, 2011 HLC Team Draft Report
Nov. 21, 2011 Ferris Student Mourned, Budget Forum Materials, Ferris Magazine, Commencement Stories, Thanksgiving
Nov. 14, 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week, Budget Forum, Construction Projects Update (Pharmacy, Federal Building, Jim Crow Museum), Athletics Success
Nov. 7, 2011 Ferris Foundation Gala, Strategic Planning and Resource Council, Vice President Pilgrim Review, Congratulations Ferris Volleyball, Closing Thoughts
Oct. 24, 2011 Michigan Construction Hall of Fame, Higher Education's Economic Impact, Ferris Foundation Gala, Ferris Athletics
Oct. 17, 2011 Officer Trevor Slot
Oct. 10, 2011 On-Line Learning at Ferris State University, ArtPrize, Fulbright Display, Ferris Foundation Board, SPARC, Good News, Homecoming
Oct. 3, 2011 International Education Week, Emergency Notification, Athletics, Helping Others
Sept. 27, 2011 Good News, ArtPrize, Legislative Activity, Athletics
Sept. 9, 2011 9/11 Anniversary
Sept. 6, 2011 Enrollment, New Semester, Founders' Day, Athletic Success
August 29, 2011 Welcoming Students Back, College Visits, Hockey, Athletic Contests, Founders Day  
August 22, 2011 Welcome Back, People, Facilities, Founders Day, New Students  

2010-11 (pdf) Topic(s)
June 13, 2011 Higher Education Budget, Optometry Building Dedication, Summer Enrollment, Summer University
May 9, 2011 Commencement, Share Your Success, Close of Academic Year
May 2, 2011 Employee Service Awards, Kendall Presidential Search Committee, Academic Senate, Office of Multicultural Student Services 25th Anniversary, Budget, Alumni Reunion Awards, Commencement
April 25, 2011 Higher Learning Commission, Distinguished Staff and Team Awards, Annual Employee Service Award Celebration, SkillsUSA, Commencement Stories, Share Your Success, Pancakes with the President
April 11, 2011 Higher Learning Commission, Share Your Success, Power Restoration
April 4, 2011 Higher Learning Commission, Share Your Success, Review of Jerry Scoby
March 28, 2011 Kendall College of Art and Design Presidential Search, Share Your Success, Speaker Series 2011, Hospitality Management Gala, Custodial and Grounds Staff
March 21, 2011 General Education Town Hall Meetings, Legislative Testimony, Share Your Success, Good News
March 14, 2011 Legislative Testimony, Vice President Scoby Review, Athletics, Events This Week
March 1, 2011 Partnerships: Friends of Ferris, Our Communities, and Efforts in Lansing; Festival of Arts and Big Rapids; Jim Crow Museum and DTE Foundation; Federal Building, Wege Foundation and Grand Rapids; and Spring Break
Feb. 28, 2011 Budget Forum Materials, Legislative Sessions, Basketball and Hockey Successes
Feb. 21, 2011 State Budget Reductions, Holiday Inn, Review of Fritz Erickson, Festival of the Arts, Men's Basketball
Feb. 14, 2011 Wellness Task Force, University Center Visioning Committee, Big Rapids - Grand Rapids Bus Service, Bulldog Athletics
Jan. 31, 2011 New Board of Trustees Members, Provost Professional Development Review, Men's Basketball, Winning Sculpture Name
Jan. 24, 2011 Jim Crow Museum, Dashboard Indicators, Festival of the Arts
Jan. 17, 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Opportunities for Engagement, Revenue Conference, Enrollment ( Spring 2011 Summary)
Jan. 10, 2011 Welcome Back, Michigan College of Optometry Building, Martin Luther King Celebration Events, Dashboard Presentation
Dec. 13, 2010 Meeting Reminders, Good News, Happy Holidays
Dec. 7, 2010 Funding for Pharmacy Project at 25 Michigan, Athletic Achievements, Holiday Reception
Nov. 29, 2010 SPARC, Commencement Stories, Holiday Reception, Pancakes with the President, Holiday Break
Nov. 15, 2010 Budget Forums, General Education and Academic Program Review, Closing Thoughts
Nov. 8, 2010 Opportunities for Engagement, Faculty Contract, Closing Thoughts
Nov. 1, 2010 Energy Conservation Task Force, Enrollment ( DASUM data), Budget Forums, Closing Thoughts
Oct. 25, 2010 Academic Structure Review, MyDegree, Election 2010, Closing Thoughts
Oct. 11, 2010 Higher Learning Commission, Homecoming, Tentative Faculty Agreement, ArtPrize, International Education Week
Oct. 4, 2010 Planning for Student Success, State Approves Higher Ed Budget and TIP Funding, Homecoming
Sept. 27, 2010 Planning Process, Strategic Plan, Budget, ArtPrize, United Way
Sept. 20, 2010 Federal Building, East Campus Suites, Budget and Politics Update, Closing Thoughts
Sept. 7, 2010 Enrollment (Fall 2010 4th day report), New Faculty, New Athletics Director, Founders' Day Thanks
August 30, 2010 Faculty contract
August 23, 2010 Welcome Back, Success Stories, State Budget, Faculty Contract Negotiations, Closing Thoughts
August 10, 2010 State Budget, Fall Enrollment, FSU Budget, A Longer Perspective
Note: Michigan House Fiscal Agency report Attachment C
July 7, 2010 Former Ferris State University President Wenrich

2009-10 (pdf)

June 28, 2010: State Budget, Retiring Employees
June 14, 2010: Higher Ed Budget, Dan Burcham, Adjunct Faculty Status Update
May 26, 2010: MPSERS, Summer University, Summer Enrollment, Men's Golf Team Success
May 3, 2010: Service Awards, Legislative Testimony, The Rock, Faculty Contract Negotiations, Commencement, Summer Wishes
April 28, 2010: Share Your Success, Leadership Team Review, Service Awards
April 26, 2010: 125th Anniversary Events, Commencement Stories, Pancakes with the President
April 21, 2010: Share Your Success
April 19, 2010: Pedestrian Safety Task Force Report, Faculty Awards, Service Awards, Ferris Foundation Exceptional Merit Awards, 125th Anniversary Events, Service Award Celebration
April 12, 2010: Curriculum Development, Promotion and Merit, Sabbatical Leaves, Share Your Success, The BIG Event
April 5, 2010: Fulbright Scholars, Share Your Success, ERI, Windgate Fellowship, 125th Anniversary Dinner
March 29, 2010: Share Your Success, MCC Awards, The BIG Event, Board of Trustees Appointments, Basketball Honors
March 22, 2010: New Tenured Faculty, Retirement Changes for MPSERS, Share Your Success, Ice Hockey
March 15, 2010: Welcome Back, Testimony to Senate Higher Ed Subcommittee, Good News, Athletics
March 1, 2010: Senate Higher Ed Subcommittee, H1N1, Campus Activity
February 17, 2010: State Executive Budget Proposal, Early Retirement Incentive - summary document
February 8, 2010: Budget, Globalization Initiative, Good News
January 25, 2010: Budget Forums, Festival for the Arts, Haitian Relief Efforts
January 18, 2010: The Present and the Future, Students, Budget Outlook/Enrollment [ Spring 2010 Summary (pdf)]
January 11, 2010: Welcome Back, MLK Celebration, Budget Forums, Energy Task Force Report, Commencement
December 7, 2009: Ferris Generosity, Commencement Stories, Holiday Reception, Pancakes with the President, Good News
December 2, 2009: Budget, University Policies
November 23, 2009: Academic Program Review, Relationship Building, Budget Forums, Athletics Success
November 16, 2009: Pedestrian Safety, Budget Forums, Ferris Magazine
November 9, 2009: Promise Grant and Competitive Scholarship Restoration, Other Eligible Adults, Budget, Good News
November 5, 2009: Emergency Preparedness, Policy Web Site
October 23, 2009: Special Message from the President
October 5, 2009: State budget, Homecoming
September 14, 2009: 125th events, campus construction, Good News
September 8, 2009: Founders' Day, Enrollment ( Fall Summary (pdf))
August 31, 2009: Welcome Back, History Events, Leadership Appointments
August 24, 2009: Welcome Back, New Faculty, Provost

2008-09 (pdf)

May 5, 2009 MCO, Commencement
May 4, 2009 Budget information
April 20, 2009 Budget Forums ( Budget Reduction Suggestions Summary 2009 (pdf)), Distinguished Staff and Team Awards
April 13, 2009 Share Your Success sessions, Budget Suggestions ( Budget Reduction Suggestions 2009 (pdf)) and Situation
March 30, 2009 Share Your Success sessions, East Campus Apartments, BR Master Plan
March 20, 2009 Share Your Success sessions
March 2, 2009 Budget, Appropriations, Jim Crow Museum, Good News
February 12, 2009 Provost Announcement ( Vita), State Budget ( Overview), "Food for Thought" Dates
February 4, 2009 Master Planning, Provost Search, State Budget, "Food for Thought"
January 26, 2009 Enrollment ( Enrollment Stats), Festival of the Arts, Provost Search, Master Planning
January 12, 2009 MLK Day, Provost Search
January 5, 2009 VP Admin and Finance announcement
December 8, 2008 Holiday, VP search, Commencement
December 1, 2008 Campus Safety, VP Admin/Finance search
November 10, 2008 Master Plan, VP UAM
October 28, 2008 College Meetings and Master Planning
October 6, 2008 University Events
September 29, 2008 MCO and SPARC
September 15, 2008 Emergency Preparedness
September 8, 2008 Enrollment
September 5, 2008 Founders Day Presentations
September 2, 2008 Founders Day
August 22, 2008 Welcome Back

2007-08 (pdf)
June 19, 2008 Updates/Property Purchase
May 5, 2008 Interim VPAA
April 30, 2008 Goals and Initiatives
April 28, 2008 Interim VPs
April 21, 2008 Summer University
April 14, 2008 Service Awards
April 7, 2008 Employee Awards
March 31, 2008 HLC Accreditation Review
March 24, 2008 Mission/Vision/Diversity Plan Adopted
March 17, 2008 Provost search/Equity Conference
March 3, 2008
Feb. 25, 2008 Emergency Preparedness
Current FSU Safety Infrastructure Update
Task Force Reports(pdf):
Emergency Situations Student Support
Information Technology Communications
Security Infrastructure
Feb. 21, 2008 NIU Memorial - Pres. Eisler's comment
Feb. 19, 2008 Budget/Capital Outlay
Feb. 15, 2008 NIU Statement
Feb. 11, 2008 Mission/Vision Statements
Feb. 11, 2008 Diversity Plan
Feb. 4, 2008
Jan. 31, 2008 Closure Decision
Jan. 28, 2008
Jan. 22, 2008  Spring 2008 4th Day Count
Jan. 14, 2008
Dec. 18, 2007
Dec. 4, 2007
Nov. 5, 2007
Oct. 31, 2007 - Laptop
Oct. 16, 2007
Oct. 1, 2007
Sept. 4, 2007 Fall 2007 4th Day Count
August 27, 2007
August 20, 2007
July 20, 2007
2006-07 (pdf)
June 22, 2007
May 3, 2007
April 27, 2007
April 23, 2007
April 19, 2007
Virginia Tech Memorial Ceremony
April 19, 2007
April 18, 2007
Virginia Tech Message
April 12, 2007
April 11, 2007
April 9, 2007
April 4, 2007
April 2, 2007
March 23, 2007
March 12, 2007
February 26, 2007
February 19, 2007
January 15, 2007
January 8, 2007
December 7, 2006
November 29, 2006
October 31, 2006
October 12, 2006
September 25, 2006
September 11, 2006
August 25, 2006
August 22, 2006
2005-06 (pdf)
May 3, 2006
Apr. 28, 2006
Apr. 19, 2006
Apr. 10, 2006
Mar. 23, 2006
Mar. 1, 2006
Feb. 13, 2006
Jan. 13, 2006
Dec. 12, 2005
Dec. 5, 2005
Nov. 21, 2005
Oct. 20, 2005
Sept. 9, 2005
Sept. 2, 2005
Aug. 30, 2005
Aug. 25, 2005
2004-05 (pdf)
May 4, 2005
April 29, 2005
April 22, 2005
April 15, 2005
April 4, 2005
March 28, 2005
March 16, 2005
February 11, 2005
February 1, 2005
January 6, 2005
December 7, 2004
November 1, 2004
October 20, 2004
October 5, 2004
September 7, 2004
August 4, 2004
July 1, 2004
2003-04 (pdf)
June 10, 2004
May 14, 2004
May 5, 2004
April 30, 2004
April 13, 2004
April 1, 2004
February 18, 2004
February 11, 2004
February 9, 2004
February 6, 2004
January 27, 2004
January 16, 2004
January 8, 2004
December 9, 2003
December 2, 2003
November 14, 2003
October 27, 2003
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