Founder’s Day is an annual event for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to celebrate founders Woodbridge and Helen Gillespie Ferris, and their contributions to what is today known as Ferris State University. Founders’ Day activities are free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Founders’ Day is part of Bulldog Beginnings. This year, Founders’ Day will take place on Thursday, August 31st. The schedule of events is below.
President David Eisler’s Speech – 11:00a.m. University Center 203
President Eisler will talk about the current state of Ferris State University and the future.
Ice Cream Social and Activities – 4:00 to 6:30p.m. North Campus Quad
Live music, ice cream, games, photos, prizes, tattoos, opportunities to learn about registered student organizations, volunteering and campus departments will be part of the day’s activities.
Human Ipod – 9:00 to 11:00p.m. University Center, Rankin Lounge
John Rush is called the “Human iPod” because he has two huge request books that he passes out during his shows. Rush has been Campus Entertainer of the Year and Campus Musician of the Year. People pick songs they want, write them on little Post-It notes and stick them all over the stage. Between songs, Rush reads off three or four requests and then, based on which one the audience picks, he plays the next song. It really lets the audience get involved in the show and also ensures he plays the songs they want to hear.
For more information, please visit the Founders’ Day webpage.