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August 5, 2020

Since childhood, Gabrielle Gittens felt drawn to nature. Now the SVSU alumna is one step closer to a career spent protecting it.

In May, Gittens graduated from Saginaw Valley State University, where affordability and opportunity merged to move her closer than ever to fulfilling that ambition to better the planet.

July 28, 2020

SVSU establishes phone line to answer student, parent questions about return to classes in fall

Saginaw Valley State University officials continue to add services aimed at strengthening a safe campus environment ahead of students’ return to campus next month.

July 16, 2020

As fall semester approaches, SVSU reimagines campus spaces to address safety during pandemic

Since in-person classes were suspended in March, Ron Portwine has remained one of the few members of Saginaw Valley State University’s staff working at the campus. There – like so many higher education institutions in the nation that shifted the college experience to online and virtual environments in response to the pandemic – the vibrancy of student life at SVSU’s admired facilities was replaced by empty hallways and vacant classrooms.

June 26, 2020

Navigating substantial obstacles, SVSU students move forward with annual fundraiser; beneficiary announced

SVSU’s student government – known as Student Association – today announced it selected the Bay Area Women’s Center as the community benefactor of Battle of the Valley.

June 23, 2020

SVSU police officer earns national award for response to 2019 shooting of Saginaw Township officer

A Saginaw Valley State University police officer’s quick response to a fellow law enforcer’s need for help earned him national recognition this week.

June 16, 2020

Toy-lending program to aid childhood development in Midland, say SVSU organizers

Saginaw Valley State University and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will team up to support the development of children, including those with special needs.

June 9, 2020

Inspired to seek racial equality in justice, SVSU students lead one of community's largest protests in years

Indigo Dudley and Simone Vaughn won't forget the first time they watched video of George Floyd dying beneath the knee of a police officer. The disturbing footage of another public death of a black man – a man whose skin color so resembled their own – was relayed to the two Saginaw Valley State University students through the light of their smart phones.

June 9, 2020

Director 'Dreams' up modern twist to Shakespeare classic for online SVSU play

Karla Kash is no stranger to directing challenging productions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Once, she led a group of fourth graders portraying the zany Athenian characters featured in one of the world’s original romantic comedies.

June 2, 2020

Responding to racism, elevating equity and justice

Let me be clear: racism has no place at our university. It cannot and will not be tolerated. We can and must do more on our campus and in our communities to create justice and equity for all, and especially for those who have been disenfranchised.

May 28, 2020

SVSU graduate earns spot in prestigious film school

Madilyn Witherspoon doesn't let anything or anyone hold her back. Her determination to combine her passions for business and art has led to her tremendous success and has helped her forge her own unique path despite the obstacles that have stood in her way.

May 27, 2020

After pandemic cancels signature event, SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing revs up for 2021 ... and maybe 2022

For more than two decades, Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Formula Racing team built a reputation for engineering some of the fastest vehicles in the international college competition circuit. Even as the competition’s talent pool deepened, the team’s Indy-style vehicles blew past peers from multiple hemispheres. After a global pandemic spoiled the hard work of the last 12 months for the team, members say the next 12 months will present a new kind of challenge that will reveal as much

May 21, 2020

State award reinforces SVSU’s reputation for supporting students with military ties

The university earned certification as a Veteran-Friendly School from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for the sixth consecutive year. The institution earned a gold-level status, the highest honor for recipients of the veteran-friendly recognition.

May 15, 2020

SVSU student earns prestigious internship with Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Arianna Jones was selected as one of 57 interns – out of 700 applicants nationally – to serve the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for eight weeks beginning June 1. She is one of two college students in the state to earn the internship this summer.

May 13, 2020

SVSU announces Cardinal 'NEST' plan with New Expectations for a Safer Tomorrow

SVSU planning for safe return to campus for fall 2020 semester

May 13, 2020

SVSU class of 2020: Saginaw native excels mixing chemistry with community engagement

Saginaw native Vincent Flores’ drive and determination push him to make an impact through his undergraduate research efforts so that he can positively influence the community he calls home.

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