May 22, 2017

Sarah Tennyson: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

“I like to stay positive and keep a positive outlook on life.” Sarah Tennyson's optimism at first might seem odd coming from someone once kept alive by a feeding tube, she admitted.

May 22, 2017

Kevin Finley: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

As a future accounting asset to The Dow Chemical Company, Kevin Finley crossed the graduation stage in May 2017 with excitement and a firm sense of purpose after five years at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 19, 2017

SVSU hosting open house for new master’s program in computer science & information systems

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting an open house for students interested in learning more about the new master’s degree program in computer science and information systems approved by the Board of Control earlier this month. SVSU professors will be on hand from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in Pioneer Hall room 238 to answer questions and provide information about the program.

May 19, 2017

SVSU student awarded national honor as Outstanding Senior in French

Recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate Tory Thompson has received a national honor. The American Association of Teachers of French selected him to receive a 2017 Outstanding Senior in French Award.

May 17, 2017

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing finishes as top undergraduate team for 3rd straight year; Places 6th in the world in acceleration

The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Race team sped its way to another impressive performance, posting the top score among exclusively undergraduate programs for the third consecutive year at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series May 10-13 at Michigan International Speedway.

May 17, 2017

SVSU student shows perseverance to complete degree

Emotions filled Natalie Jacobs as she crossed the stage during Commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday, May 6.

May 16, 2017

Mackenzie Allen: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Mackenzie Allen arrived at Saginaw Valley State University with her sights set on an academic path that would lead her to a profession helping bodies heal.

May 16, 2017

Cameron Pratt: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Cameron Pratt didn’t need a math equation to discover his professional trajectory. But the math didn’t hurt.

May 15, 2017

Mallory Rivard: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

On the day Mallory Rivard? walked across the stage at Saginaw Valley State University's May 2017 commencement ceremonies, she already had one foot set in her future career: inspiring young minds as a classroom teacher.

May 15, 2017

SVSU writing tutors share expertise in building university writing center in Japan

Saginaw Valley State University secondary education majors Renee Okenka of Swartz Creek, and Samantha Geffert of Farmington Hills, are studying abroad at Shikoku University in Tokushima, Japan this summer, and their trip includes a special purpose: getting a newly established Writing Center off to a good start.

May 11, 2017

An SVSU-led community health clinic offers hope for opioid addicts

Theo Hoxie was 15 the first time he stole morphine from his cancer-stricken mother’s medicine cabinet. Using a syringe lifted from a friend’s father, he injected the drug into a vein and felt the weight of the world lift from his shoulders.

May 11, 2017

Sloan Klaski: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Sloan Klaski looks to the future with excitement and a smile on his face as he describes his goals in the years to come. Many Saginaw Valley State University graduates share his positive outlook; few have faced as many obstacles.

May 11, 2017

Iridian Juarez: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

One shift. That is all it took for Iridian Juarez to leave an impression in SVSU President Don Bachand’s office so strong that it led Mary Kowaleski, the president’s executive assistant, into a figurative tug-of-war for more of Juarez’s time.

May 10, 2017

Registration open for SVSU Literacy Center summer clinics

The Literacy Center at Saginaw Valley State University will offer tutoring in reading to students ranging from kindergarten upward through 12th grade, and adult learners during the upcoming summer.

May 10, 2017

SVSU student examines causes of fraud in honors thesis

Nearly 16 years have passed since the public became aware of widespread fraud at Enron, an energy company that ultimately had one of the biggest bankruptcies in American history. Legislators have enacted stricter laws to try to prevent future such catastrophes, but just last month, banking giant Wells Fargo was outed in the latest scandal.

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