August 26, 2014

SVSU finance student Leecia Barnes accepts full-time job with Enterprise Holdings before graduation

Barnes, an intern at Enterprise Holdings since May, impressed her employers enough that she was offered a full-time position at the holding company that owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car and other car rental companies.

August 26, 2014

SVSU adds master’s degree program in teaching Chinese

Saginaw Valley State University is adding a Master of Arts degree program in teaching Chinese as a foreign language to its curriculum, following approval by the SVSU Board of Control Monday, Aug. 18. Courses will be offered for the fall 2014 semester, which begins next week.

August 18, 2014

SVSU Board votes to re-name Regional Education Center as 'Gilbertson Hall'

The announcement occurred during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Aug. 18. Gilbertson retired from the presidency in February after holding the position for more than 24 years.

August 6, 2014

Japanese delegation visits Saginaw Tea House

A delegation of 12 high school students and two teachers from Tokushima, Japan are visiting the Great Lakes Bay Region to improve their English skills and experience American culture. They arrived Tuesday, July 29 and have been staying on campus at Saginaw Valley State University.

July 11, 2014

Six Great Lakes Bay Region nurses honored at SVSU awards ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University recently honored six regional health care professionals during the fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards event Wednesday, May 28. The ceremony recognizes the dedication, service and leadership shown by local nurses in clinical practice, education, leadership and community service. Recipients earned a $300 prize and a Waterford crystal bowl.

July 11, 2014

SVSU Students Select Charity Partner for annual ‘Battle of the Valleys’

Saginaw Valley State University's Student Association has selected its charitable partner for the 12th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for the Cory Rivard, Jr. Promise Foundation when they compete against their rivals from Grand Valley State University during the weeklong challenge in November.

July 11, 2014

SVSU nursing student Bethany Thrun 'learning about something bigger than myself' at national conferences

Thrun, who graduates in December 2015, said her ultimate goal is to become president of the American Nurses Association.

July 10, 2014

SVSU’s Roberts Fellows share memories of changed outlooks, overseas experiences

The East Asia trip — where the group visited historic sites and SVSU sister institutions alike — provided the team a number of opportunities for personal growth.

July 8, 2014

SVSU nursing student Jessica Asaro wins ‘best paper’ at international conference

Health care professionals from about a dozen nations including the United States attended the conference June 23-24, when Asaro presented her thesis paper titled “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage Across Nations.”

June 27, 2014

SVSU educator earns award from American College of Healthcare Executives

A Saginaw Valley State University faculty member has earned recognition for her role in health care administration education and community outreach.Marilyn Skrocki, SVSU associate professor of health sciences, received the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Regent Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

June 25, 2014

SVSU co-hosting sustainability conference with India’s top business school

Saginaw Valley State University will host an international conference on business sustainability Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 26. SVSU’s College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the renowned business school of the University of Delhi, India in organizing this conference on SVSU’s campus.

June 20, 2014

SVSU graduate and Ubly native Nicole Franzel cast on CBS reality show ‘Big Brother’

Nicole Franzel, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in May from SVSU, will compete for $500,000 this summer in the popular CBS reality show, “Big Brother.”

June 20, 2014

SVSU student Amanda Gettgen chosen from 850 for Challenge Detroit project

Amanda Gettgen, who expects to graduate from SVSU in August, was selected from 850 who applied for Challenge Detroit. Each person submitted an application video earlier this year, and since then, 40,000 votes were cast online to narrow that pool of candidates down to 33.

June 19, 2014

Grand Opening of Ming Chuan University’s Michigan Campus (at SVSU)

Ming Chuan University, a sister school to Saginaw Valley State University based in Taiwan, will host the grand opening of its Michigan campus Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. This facility is located in the west wing of SVSU’s Regional Education Center.

June 19, 2014

SVSU receives $5 million to stimulate STEM learning

Saginaw Valley State University has been awarded $5 million by the Midland-based Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to increase learning in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) at the middle school, high school and college levels, particularly within the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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