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News items about Community Engagement at SVSU, which can include service learning, internships, community-based research, community service, global collaboration and distinctive programs.  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, 2017

SVSU Percussion Ensemble and Valley Steel to perform with Heritage High School Band

Saginaw Valley State University's Percussion Ensemble and Valley Steel, a steel drum band, will perform in concert Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The SVSU musicians will be joined by the Heritage High School band.

November 22, 2017

SVSU Wind Ensemble to perform fall recital

?The Saginaw Valley State University Wind Ensemble will perform a recital Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

November 10, 2017

Pop culture, Dungeons & Dragons serve as backdrop to SVSU play exploring sisterly bond

A play deeply rooted in fantasy, 1990s pop culture references, and sarcasm will test the acting talents of Saginaw Valley State University students Nov. 15-19 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

November 7, 2017

Author of collection about racial injustices earns Roethke poetry prize from SVSU

A widely-published poet and author of operas will receive the 14th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.

October 24, 2017

SVSU leaders participating in fundraiser for literacy, education programs

Two members of Saginaw Valley State University are showing their dedication to the institution’s commitment to community engagement through a fundraising campaign aimed at improving local literacy and education programs.

September 6, 2017

SVSU 9/11 Heroes Run to benefit organization inspired by Midland man killed in Afghanistan in 2011

This year, the 9/11 Heroes Run hosted at Saginaw Valley State University will support a Midland-based nonprofit dedicated to sending morale-lifting care packages to military service members serving overseas.

June 28, 2017

SVSU analysis shows Saginaw has seen major gains in safety

Research and analysis by a pair of Saginaw Valley State University professors shows that the City of Saginaw has seen a startling reduction in major crimes in recent years, and that neighboring communities also are safer.

June 28, 2017

SVSU study shows blight removal a significant factor in Saginaw’s drop in crime

Armed with federal funds, crews demolished 884 vacant homes in the city of Saginaw from 2013 to 2015. Two Saginaw Valley State University professors say those demolitions are directly linked to a significant reduction of serious crime in the city.

May 31, 2017

Thanks to his family and campus, Napoleon Lewis' legacy at SVSU stands strong years after his death

“It was an awesome feeling to see everyone react that way toward him because we, as his children, felt that way about him all the time,” Ava Lewis says. “He touched so many lives here.”

May 30, 2017

As judge, minister and citizen, Manvel Trice is on a mission to make a difference in Saginaw

Manvel Trice is on a mission to work as a steward for the place he calls “home” and serve as a role model to the residents he considers extended family.

May 11, 2017

An SVSU-led community health clinic offers hope for opioid addicts

Theo Hoxie was 15 the first time he stole morphine from his cancer-stricken mother’s medicine cabinet. Using a syringe lifted from a friend’s father, he injected the drug into a vein and felt the weight of the world lift from his shoulders.

May 9, 2017

How an SVSU grad and (wo)man's best friend changed the lives of wounded warriors

A specially-trained hearing dog, Aura acts as the ears for SVSU alumna Gretchen Evans, an Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan in 2006.

May 9, 2017

After wife's death, SVSU faculty member discovers therapy for despair

Brian and his boys were lost in the weeks following her death. During that period, he often thought to himself, “Others have been through this — so shouldn’t we make it through OK?”

April 26, 2017

Optimistic Club spreads positivity at SVSU

Along with the anxieties of the world outside of campus, stress can lead some college students to see the glass as half-empty. Members of SVSU’s Optimistic Club, however, hope to fill those metaphorical glasses to the top.

April 14, 2017

FIRST Robotics student enjoys competition at SVSU, her future college home

The Algonac High School senior is among the nearly 5,000 high school students attending the statewide FIRST Robotics competition hosted by Saginaw Valley State University this week.

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