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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

February 21, 2024

SVSU to bring musical director/keyboardist for Billy Joel to campus

Saginaw Valley State University and the SVSU Foundation will host the longtime keyboardist and musical director for Billy Joel for an evening of reflections and musical selections. “An Evening with David Rosenthal: Stories from the Road” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall. This event is free and open to the public; however, for planning purposes, registration is requested.

February 21, 2024

SVSU’s ‘A Taste of Soul’ celebrates African American cuisine, culture

With a menu full of soul food and collaborations with community members, Saginaw Valley State University’s “A Taste of Soul” will celebrate African American culture during Black History Month.

February 9, 2024

Saginaw Valley State University to host book discussion with Andrew Liveris, former Dow chairman and CEO

Saginaw Valley State University will host Andrew Liveris, former chairman and chief executive officer of Dow and former executive chairman of DowDuPont, for a discussion of his latest book, “Leading Through Disruption: A Changemaker’s Guide to Twenty-First Century Leadership.”

February 7, 2024

SVSU presents ‘Noises Off’

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department is giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at putting on a show with its production of “Noises Off,” a PG-13 play that runs from Wednesday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

January 10, 2024

Women with service mindset to be honored with Drum Major Award

Three women who have dedicated themselves to advancing equality and community service will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award for Community Service. Moira Branigan of Bay City, Anita Jenkins of Midland and Joyce Seals of Saginaw will be honored during the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration, which will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 4, 2024

Two alumni appointed to SVSU Board of Control

Saginaw Valley State University welcomes two new members to its governing board. Today, Thursday, Jan. 4, Gov. Whitmer announced the appointments of Ron Bacon, of East Lansing, and Heather Gallegos, of Essexville, to the SVSU Board of Control. Their terms begin today and expire July 21, 2031. They replace Bhushan Kulkarni and Vicki Rupp, whose terms expired in July.

December 19, 2023

Professor, author, media professional Melissa Harris-Perry to give keynote address at MLK Jr. Regional Celebration

Saginaw Valley State University has announced the speaker for the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration, which will be held at SVSU on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. Award-winning author, sought-after public speaker and accomplished media professional Melissa Harris-Perry will join retired Saginaw Public Schools educator and active community volunteer Kermit Anderson Diggs for a fireside chat in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing arts in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall.

December 14, 2023

SVSU theatre selected to present at regional theatre festival

In January, 19 Saginaw Valley State University theatre students will reprise their roles as theater designers, performers and technicians when they present their production of “Burning Bluebeard” during the closing ceremony of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region 3.

November 14, 2023

College students honed skills at SVSU regional sales competition

Promising future sales professionals had an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and receive personalized training during a groundbreaking regional sales competition hosted by the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University in October.

November 7, 2023

Saginaw Public Schools applies $2 million state grant to partner with SVSU to 'grow your own' certified teachers

Saginaw Valley State University and Saginaw Public Schools are collaborating to increase the number of certified teachers in local classrooms, thanks to a $2 million grant from the State of Michigan.

November 1, 2023

Dedicated education leaders selected for Gerstacker leadership program at SVSU

The 17th cohort of pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education leaders committed to professional growth will join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship program in 2023-24. 

October 19, 2023

Michigan author, photographer wins SVSU literature award

Detroit photographer and architectural historian Jeff Morrison has been awarded Saginaw Valley State University’s 2023-2024 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature for his book “Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas.”

October 18, 2023

SVSU to host fall open house

Saginaw Valley State University will host a fall open house on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 4, 2023

Cultural and media historian to visit SVSU classrooms, speak at Roethke House

A respected cultural and media historian will step into a symbol of Saginaw’s past as she explores the relationship between writing and the future of culture in a talk at the childhood home of acclaimed Saginaw poet Theodore Roethke.

September 27, 2023

Join SVSU for a grand slam evening at Dow Diamond

Saginaw Valley State University wants to take you out to the ball game . . . and a movie. As a farewell to summer, the university invites the community to a night of entertainment at Dow Diamond on Thursday, September 28. Featuring an exciting exhibition ball game and a movie, the event is free and open to the public.

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