Racing through a narrow figure-eight course at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Ben Stull had a few thoughts going through his mind: Don’t hit cones, hit my apex points, slow down my movements, be smooth.
The COVID-19 global pandemic brought much of daily life to a screeching halt for many in the past year, but Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Racing Team maintained its forward momentum, preparing for SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) Formula SAE® competition. Now, more than a year after the 2020 competition was canceled, the team is gearing up for the Formula SAE (FSAE) validation event at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Brooklyn, July 7-10.
A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will fuel their passion for leadership and service through their participation in the Roberts Fellowship program.
Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to serving military veterans has been recognized with a place in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. SVSU ranks 15th among four-year public institutions in the Midwest and is among only 189 four-year public institutions nationwide to achieve this distinction.
An SVSU geography professor is conducting a study on the effectiveness of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s treatment of invasive species at the Frankenlust Township Nature Park in Bay City with support of a grant from the Environmental Endowment Fund of the Bay Area Community Foundation.
Saginaw Valley State University’s Tami Sivy, professor of chemistry, has received the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award from the Michigan Association of State Universities.
The University Writing Program at SVSU celebrated the writing achievements of student writers with 2021 University Writing awards.
One nonprofit organization from the Great Lakes Bay Region stands to benefit from the fundraising efforts of Saginaw Valley State University’s Student Association. The student government is now accepting applications for beneficiaries of Battle of the Valleys, one of SVSU’s proudest and most meaningful traditions. Applications will be accepted through June 11 and can be found at svsubattle.com/benefactor-applications.
Four members of SVSU’s Roberts Fellowship Program responded to the educational and emotional needs of the Saginaw community’s school-age children and their families by providing materials and resources to help them manage at-home learning and other challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three SVSU students have been awarded Tyner Prizes for excellence in writing. Tyner Prizes are presented annually in three categories ― fiction, poetry and nonfiction ― with a fourth prize, for creative nonfiction, awarded when appropriate. Each of the 2021 Tyner Prize winners won a monetary award of $200 and a plaque. Their names will also be added to a plaque listing past winners, which is located on the third floor of Science West.
Ten SVSU students, members of the university’s Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Service and Leadership, are leading an effort to rehabilitate the exterior of a 127-year-old home in Saginaw as part of a neighborhood revitalization effort in the area surrounding the Mustard Seed Shelter.
Saginaw Valley State University has hired an experienced leader in business education to serve as the new dean of the institution’s Scott L. Carmona College of Business. Jayati Ghosh will head SVSU’s business school after devoting more than two decades to a career in higher education, most recently at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ghosh said she was excited for the opportunity to join an institution with SVSU’s strong ranking among top business schools worldwide.
The SVSU Department of Nursing has recognized several area registered nurses and three nursing units for their contributions to the regional community and extraordinary dedication to public health over the past year. Recipients of the 2021 Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Award are:
SVSU student Joanna Cooley knows what it is like to go to bed hungry. And she knows the lasting toll childhood hunger can take. Her research into childhood food insecurity — and her plan to combat hunger in her community — took Cooley, virtually, to the Global Student Leadership Conference in London and earned her the top prize in the “BIG IDEAS” pitch competition at the conference. The conference, presented by FIE, the Foundation for International Education, was held in London April 10 and 11.
SVSU is receiving an additional gift of $6 million to support Thompson Working Families scholarships. This generous gift from Bob and Ellen Thompson is intended for immediate use and is the largest single gift in university history.