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      Power outage causes Ferris State classes to be canceled

      Update: Wednesday 9:30 pm

      Ferris State University has extended a partial class cancellation through Thursday as it works to fix a power outage at its Big Rapids campus.

      It says Thursday classes are canceled for the Allied Health and Optometry, Creative Arts Center and the Hospitality Management Program at West Commons.

      It says classes normally held at Bishop Hall and the Pharmacy building will shift to other classrooms on campus.

      Afternoon and evening classes have been canceled in some buildings on Ferris State University's Big Rapids campus.

      Classes scheduled in Bishop Hall and the Allied Health, Optometry and Pharmacy buildings are canceled, according to the university.

      Services in the buildings listed will be unavailable and employees working in those buildings who are deemed "non-essential" should not report to work today.

      The university said there may be other buildings west of State Street that are without power, with the exception of General Services, Heavy Equipment and the Sports Complex.

      A cause for the outage has not been determined, but the University said it is related to an issue with the Ferris power grid.

      All other activities are expected to continue as scheduled.

      To get updates on the outage, visit the Ferris State University website.