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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.

May 8, 2020

Class of 2020: SVSU nursing grads finish semester early to join COVID-19 fight

SVSU nursing graduates such as Kylie Ostrofsky are on track to serve as registered nurses earlier than originally scheduled, largely at regional health care facilities.

May 7, 2020

SVSU class of 2020: With a lifelong love for animals, Midland resident chases a career as veterinarian

Mia Berlanga's undergraduate experience has included earning prestigious accolades, embarking on international endeavors relating to her chosen field, utilizing contacts at the university to earn a position at a nearby veterinary emergency care center, and taking advantage of many opportunities that contributed to her development as a community-engaged leader.

May 5, 2020

Class of 2020: After moving across U.S., Saginaw native discovered her place – and voice – at SVSU

Adapting to new environments and changing circumstances is nothing new to Imani Clark. What remains unwavering for the soon-to-be Saginaw Valley State University graduate, though, is her love for helping others by using her talent for communicating.

May 4, 2020

SVSU class of 2020: Once a safeguard for Obama, veteran from Bay City eyes law school next

A Marine Corps veteran once charged with safeguarding the president of the United States is nearly finished with his latest mission: graduating from Saginaw Valley State University.

May 1, 2020

SVSU searches for clues to COVID-19's prevalence in region by examining wastewater

Saginaw Valley State University researchers have been at the forefront of protecting public health at local beaches for several years. As the novel coronavirus pandemic creates a new threat to public health, Tami Sivy and her determined students are on the front lines of groundbreaking research to provide early detection. They are dedicated to protecting communities in the Great Lakes Bay Region by implementing innovative, potentially life-saving research methods.

April 29, 2020

SVSU alumni help Duro-Last supply protective equipment for health care workers in COVID-19 fight

When he was a boy growing up on his family’s 40-acre Hemlock farm, Mitch Gilbert worked often with his hands, honing his industrious nature to build and fix equipment meant to cultivate corn and bale hay. As an undergraduate at Saginaw Valley State University, he sharpened his problem-solving and project-approaching skills considerably while studying mechanical engineering.

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