September 28, 2015

Political philosopher to discuss Declaration of Independence at SVSU Fall Focus speaker series

Danielle Allen is a renowned political philosopher with the ability to connect audiences to complex ideas about democracy, citizenship and justice.

September 16, 2015

SVSU Foundation raises $28 million in record fundraising campaign

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation announced it exceeded its $25 million goal and raised more than $28 million during the “Talent. Opportunity. Promise” campaign, making it the largest fundraising effort in university history.

September 15, 2015

Photographer Eman Mohammed opens 2015 Fall Focus Lecture Series at SVSU

Eman Mohammed was only 19 when she began capturing photos for a local news agency. Then the Gaza War broke out. As the only female photographer in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed overcame cultural bias, sexual abuse and physical danger to become a powerful journalistic voice documenting the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

August 28, 2015

SVSU welcomes expert on climate change effect on small islands

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a recognized authority on the effect of climate change on small island states. Lorna Veronica Inniss, acting director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados, will speak Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

August 19, 2015

SVSU earns 'Best Dorms' in Michigan ranking, No. 26 nationally

The website, Niche, calculated the rankings using a weighted formula where 70 percent of a school’s score came from students' satisfaction with their housing. The website surveyed 60,000 students from 903 colleges and universities. The rest of the formula was based upon housing costs, capacity and crime rates; each counted for 10 percent of the total score.

August 18, 2015

SVSU creates graduate fellowship for study of Fredericks, Follett, Roethke

SVSU is home to archival collections of popular British author Ken Follett; the late Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks; and the late poet Theodore Roethke, a Saginaw native.

August 12, 2015

SVSU's K-12 Literacy Specialist Endorsement Program recognized for excellence

SVSU’s program is designed for K-12 teachers who have initial certification and want to become more effective literacy teachers in their classrooms or who aspire to work as a reading specialist or literacy coach.

August 3, 2015

SVSU and high school educators and students participate in SVSU, Dow Chemical Foundation research projects

Ten SVSU students also are participating in the studies, which will involve field studies in the Saginaw Bay and its connected river systems.

August 3, 2015

SVSU moot court program attains national top 20 ranking

Saginaw Valley State University’s moot court program is quickly establishing itself among the nation’s best.

July 22, 2015

SVSU Students Construct Playground Equipment for local Child Care Center

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will devote a summer Saturday to a service project, as they build and install playground equipment at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare Center in Saginaw County’s Kochville Township. Work will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 25 and continue until the project is completed.

July 22, 2015

Limited tickets on sale for TED Talks-style event at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host a speaker series and technology showcase in the style of the TED Talks videos made popular on social media. TEDxSVSU is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

July 15, 2015

SVSU to offer new endorsement for special education students

Saginaw Valley State University has received renewed authorization from the Michigan Department of Education to offer an endorsement for students in its teacher preparation and special education programs. SVSU will begin offering an updated curriculum for the endorsement in cognitive impairment this fall for students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

July 15, 2015

SVSU Athletics Receives GLIAC Community Engagement Award

The Saginaw Valley State University Athletic Department has been awarded the Community Engagement Award from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for the 2014-15 academic year. It is the sixth time that the department has been honored for its community activities.

July 7, 2015

Statement from SVSU President Donald Bachand

I am aware of the extraordinary attention surrounding a traffic stop last February involving University Police and one of our students. I am taking this matter very seriously. As a University president entrusted with the safety and welfare of students and as a former police officer, I recognize this situation is complicated and requires careful review. I also understand that our students come from many different communities and arrive with different expectations for how to interact with police.

June 26, 2015

SVSU student to study French in Quebec as part of Morley internship program

A Saginaw Valley State University student will spend part of the summer in Montreal as part of a new fellowship program that will lead to an internship at Morley. Alan Rifenbark, a French and history double major from Bad Axe, will live and study at the University of Quebec at Montreal from July 5 to August 14.

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