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News items about the Communications Department. For a complete list of News,  please go to the Newsroom. To submit an item, please contact JJ Boehm, director of media and community relations, at ext. 4055

November 22, 2022

Determination leads student to victory at SVSU public speaking contest

In 2021, Nimnan Wuyep prepared intensely to compete in the Sims Public Speaking Competition at Saginaw Valley State University, but days before the annual event, illness derailed his plans. When the SVSU international studies and communication major from Nigeria fell ill a few weeks before this year’s competition, he refused to let it keep him down.

September 20, 2022

SVSU earns veteran-friendly status for 8th consecutive year

Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to veterans and other military-affiliated students has once again been recognized by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA). For the eighth consecutive year, SVSU has earned Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Status with the MVAA.

May 27, 2022

SVSU honors business leaders, outstanding faculty and staff

Saginaw Valley State University honored several regional business leaders as well as outstanding faculty and staff during the university’s 31st All-University Awards Banquet Friday, April 29.

April 22, 2022

SVSU celebrates excellence in student writing

The University Writing Program at Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the writing achievements of student writers with 2022 University Writing awards on Wednesday, April 20.

October 3, 2019

Season-opening winning streak continues for SVSU forensics program

Hard work and dedication helped Saginaw Valley State University's forensics team experience its fifth consecutive year winning the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League season-opening tournament.

April 17, 2019

SVSU students break down barriers, advance to national forensics tournament

Jessica Carpenter refuses to let her social anxiety stand in her way. The Saginaw Valley State University student not only has overcome that challenge and embraced public speaking; she has competed in forensics tournaments and established herself among the nation’s best.

February 6, 2019

SVSU’s Relay For Life fundraiser will feature survivor of rare bone cancer from Bay City

Haley Charbonneau doesn’t like to plan too many days in advance. A four-year battle against a rare form of bone cancer taught the Saginaw Valley State University senior that each day is best lived one at a time.

November 8, 2018

At SVSU competition, Pinconning native earns another public speaking contest victory

Inclusion advocacy was the theme of the winning presentation at Saginaw Valley State University’s 29th Sims Public Speaking Contest.

October 3, 2018

Passion for public speaking leads to victory for SVSU forensics team

Students on the Saginaw Valley State University forensics team have extraordinary enthusiasm for public speaking, and it showed during the latest Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League tournament, where SVSU claimed a first place finish.

March 14, 2018

SVSU forensics team captures multiple awards at state tournament

The Saginaw Valley State University forensic team continued to reap the rewards of its hard work, winning several honors at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Tournament at Eastern Michigan University Saturday, March 10.

December 18, 2017

SVSU students find their voice in forensics program, speaking their way to among Michigan's best

When Jill Castle walked into the classroom for her first day of the Intercollegiate Forensics course at Saginaw Valley Sate University, she did not fully realize she was joining the forensics team. What she thought was an upper division 3-credit communication course turned out to be an opportunity of a lifetime.

October 17, 2017

SVSU announces 2017 Homecoming king, queen and court

Saginaw Valley State University students elected Mikaela Ashton, a senior management major from Grayling; and Mitchell Kennedy, a senior accounting major from Bad Axe, as the university's 2017 Homecoming queen and king. Ashton and Kennedy were crowned Saturday, Oct. 14 during the halftime festivities at SVSU's football game against Ferris State University.

September 28, 2017

SVSU forensics team wins competition

The Saginaw Valley State University forensics team earned a first-place finish during a Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League competition at Oakland Community College Friday, Sept. 22.

August 25, 2017

SVSU student’s passion for political communication pays off with prestigious scholarship

A Saginaw Valley State University senior was one of 60 students in the nation to receive a prestigious scholarship given to undergraduates passionate about communications in the public policy industry.

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.

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