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President’s Weekly Update - Week of Monday, Jan. 27

Campus Coming Alive

Despite this week’s frigid temperatures, the winter semester is about to bring an increase in activity across campus.  I encourage you to participate as you are able.

Summer Employment/Internship Fair: A number of employers from across our state will be on campus next Tuesday, Feb. 4 to interview our students for summer positions.  If you know of students who would benefit from such opportunities, please encourage them to attend.  [ more... ]

Alumni Celebration:  We will honor several graduates during the annual Alumni Celebration Friday, Feb. 7.  Tickets are available through the SVSU Foundation Office. [ 2014 honorees... ]

Relay for Life:  Our students – along with a number of you – are busy preparing for our annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. It comes quite early this year – Friday, Feb. 14 – so please mark your calendar and support this effort as you are able.  Last year, the SVSU community raised some $43,000.  [ more... ]

“Battle of the Valleys” Basketball Edition: Our women’s and men’s basketball teams host Grand Valley tomorrow at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.  Both teams swept Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech last weekend.  I know they would appreciate seeing us in the stands.

Winter Weather

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Few decisions we make generate as much reaction as the decision on whether or not to cancel classes. Usually it is a matter of whether we can clear snow from the parking lots and roadways to allow for safe passage.  This past Tuesday’s cancellation was dictated by temperature conditions we determined to be unsafe. With several weeks of winter still ahead, rest assured we will do our best to exercise sound judgment for all parties concerned, knowing that no decision in this regard will please everyone.