Cautiously Optimistic Crow Hockey is an episode of Ferris State Live produced by the spring 2010 TVPR 499 class at Ferris State University. Produced on January 25th and aired on January 28th of 2010, it is the second show of the spring semester of 2010 and the 15th episode of the 2009-2010 season overall.


These fields may work for you. Maybe

Don Green, the Vice Chancelor and Dean of the College of Professional and Technological Studies, showed up as guest #1. He touched on how it's getting harder for graduates to find work; and that many students go into the school's medical programs knowing almost nothing about all the different positions that are available to them in a medical field.

He then switched topics slightly, stating in as many words as possible that genetics students are the next big thing. He even went as far as to recall a time he was in Florida, with various companies coming up to him and demanding to know when genetics interns would be available. Scott begged to know what undervalued majors are big wins for students, and Don's first answer was Business School. He mentioned Culinary Arts next. He also mentioned that programming was a very-fast-growing field, to which Leah agreed. Another field promoted was the ISI program, and how digital forensics are solving more crimes than ever before.

Hockey in segment 2

Hockey coach Bob Daniels narrates for Leah that Ferris hockey was doing pretty good overall, and that's in spite a few false starts in previous semesters. He described it as being "cautiously optimistic." He also argued that the off-season coaching students received has payed off. Leah wondered if community service helps team members perform better in their game. Bob bragged that the students were doing especially well, with most of them have about a 3.46 GPA. Bob went on to list all the past players that had gone on to notable things afterward. He once again praised the summer hockey camp.

Bob moved on to talk about CBS broadcasting Ferris hockey games, and how grateful he was for the media coverage that his team received. Scott inquired if CBS crews ever get in the way of game preparation. Bob's short answer was yes. He did say that both teams get confused; and he also brought up that players in the locker room behave differently when they know a camera is in there.

Leah finished the segment by reminding viewers of an (then) upcoming February 6th game.

Tunnel of Losing Teams

"It's COLD!" Scott opened by complaining. Sandy followed up by talking hockey, particularly mentioning how well Ferris did against U of M in Big Rapids after suffering a 2-0 loss in Ann Arbor. In women's basketball, Northwood made a comeback for a win. The men's game won four games in a row.

Sandy switched to the Tunnel of Oppression and the Jim Crow Museum. Scott asked if anyone got tired of seeing the same things over and over again; and Sandy brought in that it's necessary to see a progression through time in diversity-related issues.

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