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January 4, 2016

SVSU to host 600 high school students in the health sciences

Saginaw Valley State University will host 600 high school health science students for a HOSA competition Wednesday, Jan. 6.

January 8, 2016

Dow Corning executive to keynote regional Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at SVSU

The senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Dow Corning, N. Cornell Boggs III, will serve as the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 15, 2016

SVSU students compete in national moot court tourney in California

Four Saginaw Valley State University students from SVSU’s nationally-ranked moot court program are competing in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association national tournament hosted by California State University-Long Beach Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16.

January 19, 2016

National spotlight shines on SVSU alum Janis

Former Saginaw Valley State University wide receiver Jeff Janis, 2013, B.S., was the center of attention during the Green Bay Packers' Saturday, Jan. 16 Divisional playoff matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

January 19, 2016

SVSU student team wins national sportsmanship award

Saginaw Valley State University was represented by 14 members of its Sigma Pi fraternity chapter in the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation National Flag Football Championships in Pensacola, Florida January 2 - 4.

January 26, 2016

SVSU, Dow to dedicate mobile science lab

Saginaw Valley State University and The Dow Chemical Company will officially dedicate and publicly unveil a mobile science laboratory during a brief ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. in SVSU’s Ryder Center.

January 26, 2016

SVSU students fare well in national moot court tournament

Four Saginaw Valley State University students competed in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association national tournament hosted by California State University, Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16.

January 27, 2016

SVSU and Dow showcase new mobile lab designed to boost STEM education

Saginaw Valley State University and The Dow Chemical Company leaders unveiled a new mobile research laboratory during a ceremony at SVSU Wednesday, Jan. 27.

January 28, 2016

SVSU club hockey team plans community skating event at Saginaw’s Hoyt Park

The Saginaw Valley State University club hockey team will take part in a community engagement event Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoyt Park near the corner of South Washington and Ezra Rust in downtown Saginaw.

January 29, 2016

SVSU profs to use Braun Fellowship fund to study diet and exercise of pregnant women, drugs used for diabetes

Two Saginaw Valley State University faculty members will study common health issues through support from SVSU’s Braun Fellowship.

February 1, 2016

SVSU hosting leading speakers and other events for Black History Month

Saginaw Valley State University will feature workshops, guest speakers, cultural celebrations and other events as part of Black History Month.

February 3, 2016

SVSU's Berry honored as outstanding educator by regional athletic training organization

Saginaw Valley State University's David Berry, professor of kinesiology, recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Educator award recipient by the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association. The award recognizes educators for their work both with students and professionals.

February 3, 2016

SVSU welcomes author Julie Iromuanya for reading series

Writer Julie Iromuanya will speak at Saginaw Valley State University as part of the school's “Voices in the Valley” reading series Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

February 3, 2016

SVSU ad expert Yelkur shares insights on 50 years of Super Bowl commercials

Rama Yelkur, Saginaw Valley State University's dean of the College of Business and Management, has been one of the world's leading experts on Super Bowl advertising for pretty much all of the 21st century.

February 3, 2016

SVSU students to analyze Super Bowl 50 commercials Sunday

A New Lothrop native once again will join one of the world's leading Super Bowl advertising experts in analyzing the trends and consumer impact of the ad lineup planned for this year's big game.

February 3, 2016

Gershwin, Bach, Mozart music featured in upcoming SVSU concert

Saginaw Valley State University's Department of Music will present "Music Majors in Recital" Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

February 8, 2016

SVSU to host ‘Heart of Teaching’ event

Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Education is hosting an event designed to increase interest in the teaching profession at a time when jobs in the field are on the rise. A “Heart of Teaching” panel discussion will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Gilbertson Hall, room GS 202.

February 10, 2016

SVSU hosts 2nd annual STEM teachers dinner on Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Curtiss Hall Banquet rooms.

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome some 100 K-12 teachers in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math) for the 2nd annual STEM teachers dinner Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Banquet rooms.

February 12, 2016

SVSU to offer college credit to graduates of teacher cadet programs

Saginaw Valley State University has signed an agreement with the Michigan Department of Education that will allow high school students from approved teacher cadet programs to receive university credit.

February 12, 2016

SVSU vocalists combine with Saginaw Choral Society in concerts

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir will team up with Saginaw Choral Society to perform in the concert “The Valley Sings Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. The performances in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall are free and open to the public.

February 16, 2016

SVSU Board grants tenure to 17 faculty

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved tenure for 17 members of the SVSU faculty during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 15.

February 17, 2016

Book examining the growth of Islam in Detroit wins SVSU literature award

The winner of the 2015-16 Saginaw Valley State University Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature is an author of a book tracing the roots of Islam in Detroit.

February 18, 2016

SVSU theatre to perform 'Terra Nova,' play based on doomed South Pole expedition

Saginaw Valley State University's Department of Theatre in February will present Ted Tally's play based on a real-life doomed expedition to the South Pole in the early 20th century.

February 22, 2016

SVSU students take home three first-place finishes at forensics competition

Saginaw Valley State University students delivered an inspired performance at a recent intercollegiate speech tournament, showing themselves to be among the top college public speakers and debaters in Michigan.

February 22, 2016

Survivor determined to beat cancer, joins fellow students at SVSU’s Relay for Life

With a clean bill of health, Olivia Hawley plans to showcase what perseverance looks like when she participates in Saginaw Valley State University’s annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday, Feb. 26.

February 22, 2016

Bay City Handy students to visit SVSU for Day of Writing

Some 30 students from Handy Middle School in Bay City are scheduled to visit SVSU Tuesday, Feb. 23 as part of a “Day of Writing” event intended to reinforce the importance and value of writing.

February 23, 2016

SVSU Intercultural Night to feature ‘Olympics’ theme, showcase talent from across the globe

Saginaw Valley State University will host its 15th annual Intercultural Night Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

February 24, 2016

Historian to talk race, gender, ghosts during SVSU seminar

An award-winning author and historian will discuss her study of race and gender in southern ghost tours during a Saginaw Valley State University event.

February 26, 2016

Important Information for Pearson Users

For individuals using Pearson products that require a username and password, Pearson stores passwords in plaintext. This means that if you forget your password and request that it be sent to you, it is sent unencrypted without protection.

February 29, 2016

SVSU students assisting Village of Chesaning with marketing

A community-minded marketing class at Saginaw Valley State University hopes to help the Village of Chesaning reinvent public perception.

March 1, 2016

SVSU Relay For Life raises $37K

Saginaw Valley State University students, faculty and staff raised $37,000 for the American Cancer Society during SVSU’s annual Relay For Life. The campus event is organized by SVSU’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer.

March 3, 2016

SVSU group and its leader honored as best in Midwest for inspiring student giving

When Kimberly Salwey arrived at Saginaw Valley State University as a freshman in 2012, she was admittedly shy and timid.

March 7, 2016

SVSU seeking charity partner for Battle of the Valleys 2016

Saginaw Valley State University students are community-minded. Each year, they put their time, their energy and their money into helping others during the annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition against their counterparts from Grand Valley State University.

March 9, 2016

Experts to discuss Syria’s national crisis during SVSU event

Syria’s crisis will be the focus of a series of presentations at Saginaw Valley State University led by Mouhanad Hammami, president of The National Arab American Medical Association Michigan Chapter.

March 9, 2016

SVSU students volunteer across the U.S. during spring break

There are 82 Saginaw Valley State University students participating in the institution's Alternative Breaks program, which is a student-led organization that sends its members across the U.S. to perform volunteer work during traditional school break periods.

March 9, 2016

SVSU names 'Best in Business' awards recipients

Saginaw Valley State University's College of Business & Management recently honored outstanding regional business leaders as well as SVSU students, alumni and faculty as part of the university’s third annual Academia Awards: Best in Business.

March 16, 2016

SVSU Art Gallery showcases work of high school students and teachers

Saginaw Valley State University’s art department invited high school students and teachers from the Great Lakes Bay Region to exhibit their work at the University Art Gallery. The “High School Invitational” exhibition opened Monday, March 14 and will remain on display through Friday, April 8.

March 16, 2016

SVSU to honor ‘Heroes in Education’

Saginaw Valley State University is seeking nominations for its first “Heroes in Education” event intended to extend SVSU’s community-minded mission and build upon strong partnerships with K-12 schools by honoring outstanding educators.

March 18, 2016

SVSU offers summer writing workshop for local teachers

Saginaw Valley State University will seek to empower K-12 teachers in the Great Lakes Bay Region to better advocate the joys of writing to their students, thanks to a generous gift that will support a week-long writing workshop.

March 18, 2016

SVSU to offer writing workshops for Huron County teachers

Saginaw Valley State University's commitment to community engagement will extend into Michigan’s Thumb this summer through a new program to benefit Huron County K-12 teachers hoping to develop as better writing educators.

March 21, 2016

SVSU students take top honors at Michigan forensics tournament

Two Saginaw Valley State University students captured top honors at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League forensics tournament held at Eastern Michigan University March 11-12.

March 21, 2016

SVSU to host entrepreneur and author Michael Drew

Entrepreneur and author Michael Drew will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, March 31, to share his insights on how students can make the most of their college experience.

March 22, 2016

SVSU alum leads social media for NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament that features SVSU

When Chris Roekle first stepped onto the Saginaw Valley State University campus, he didn't have a Twitter account. Now, he makes his living in the social media realm, and that ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment has led to an extraordinary opportunity.

March 23, 2016

SVSU to host watch party for men’s basketball game

SVSU to host watch party for men’s basketball game Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 p.m. to end of game Curtiss Hall banquet rooms

March 31, 2016

SVSU welcomes brass quartet Cones and Tones for concert

Saginaw Valley State University will showcase brass quartet Cones and Tones during the next Rhea Miller Concert Series installment Saturday, April 2. The performance, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

March 31, 2016

SVSU welcomes author Andy Mozina for reading series

Writer Andy Mozina will speak at Saginaw Valley State University as part of the school's "Voices in the Valley" reading series Friday, April 15 at 1 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

March 31, 2016

SVSU sees growing interest from employers for employment fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 150 employers during its spring university-wide employment fair Friday, April 1.

March 31, 2016

Headless Horseman will ride through SVSU's 'Sleepy Hollow' production

Audiences may lose their minds when they witness The Headless Horseman take the stage at Saginaw Valley State University's Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts beginning Wednesday, April 6.

April 6, 2016

Islamic scholar to speak at SVSU for Akbar Lecture

Saginaw Valley State University will host speaker Ingrid Mattson for a presentation, “Qur'an: Text, Context, and Tradition” Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. She is visiting for SVSU’s Dr. Raana Akbar Memorial Lecture series; the talk is free and open to the public.

April 6, 2016

Historian to talk race, gender, ghosts during SVSU seminar

An award-winning author and historian will discuss her study of race and gender in southern ghost tours during a Saginaw Valley State University event.

April 8, 2016

SVSU Concert Band to perform in one of director’s final appearances

The Saginaw Valley State University Concert Band will perform in concert Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

April 12, 2016

SVSU English professor to discuss 19th century black literature at Massachusetts event

A Saginaw Valley State University English professor will grace a stage that has spotlighted scholars prominent in literary studies and history such as David S. Reynolds, Carla Peterson and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

April 12, 2016

SVSU honors service and dedication at awards banquet

Saginaw Valley State University honored one of Saginaw’s leading community servants, as well as faculty and staff who display extraordinary enthusiasm and dedication, during SVSU's All -University Awards Banquet Friday, April 8.

April 12, 2016

SVSU students receive statewide honors for community service

Saginaw Valley State University students Mallory Rivard and Natalie Schneider were honored for their community-minded actions during the Michigan Campus Compact Awards Gala in East Lansing Thursday, April 7. Each received a Commitment to Service award for her extensive community involvement.

April 14, 2016

Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume to lead SVSU, Mott Community College musicians in concert

An internationally-recognized composer from Port-au-Prince, Haiti will lead student musicians from both Saginaw Valley State University and Mott Community College in an SVSU concert Monday, April 18.

April 15, 2016

SVSU to show new PBS film searching for 'The Head of Joaquin Murrieta'

Saginaw Valley State University will show filmmaker John J. Valadez' new PBS documentary, "The Head of Joaquin Murrieta," Friday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Wickes 115.

April 15, 2016

SVSU students to team up with AmeriCorps for service project in Midland

Students in Saginaw Valley State University’s Roberts Fellowship are devoting a Saturday to improving a community facility.

April 18, 2016

SVSU students honored for outstanding innovation in community impact

Saginaw Valley State University students have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to supporting charities in the Great Lakes Bay Region through the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition.

April 18, 2016

SVSU Jazz Ensemble to be joined by guest pianist William Bastian for concert

The Saginaw Valley State University jazz ensemble will be joined by guest pianist William Bastian for a concert Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 18, 2016

SVSU free youth sports clinics receive boost from Michigan Baseball Foundation grant

Saginaw Valley State University will be able to supply new equipment to youths who participate in SVSU’s free, year-round athletics camps, thanks to a Michigan Baseball Foundation grant.

April 19, 2016

SVSU to host concert featuring Percussion Ensemble, Valley Steel musicians

Audiences are invited to attend Saginaw Valley State University’s Percussion Ensemble and Valley Steel concert Wednesday, April 20.

April 19, 2016

SVSU, Bay-Arenac ISD reach agreement on health and human services credit transfer

Leaders with Saginaw Valley State University and Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center recently demonstrated their shared community-minded commitment by signing an articulation agreement to benefit students planning careers in the health professions.

April 20, 2016

SVSU takes action to save nearly $7 million for current and future students

Saginaw Valley State University will see nearly $7 million in cost savings, thanks to timely debt refinancing and a dedication to running a fiscally responsible organization to better serve students.

April 21, 2016

SVSU honors ‘Heroes in Education’ for K-12 schools

Saginaw Valley State University recognized six outstanding K-12 employees during SVSU’s first-ever Heroes in Education awards ceremony April 13.

April 21, 2016

SVSU students to present "Saginaw Revitalization: Drawing on Our Different Strengths"

SVSU students to present "Saginaw Revitalization: Drawing on Our Different Strengths" Thursday, April 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dow Event Center, downtown Saginaw

April 26, 2016

Healthcare CEO & SVSU alum to address 2016 graduates

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome an alumnus passionate about improving health care as its May 2016 Commencement speaker. Joseph Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, will address graduates during Commencement exercises Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.

April 26, 2016

SVSU announces new scholarship for Saginaw Promise students

Saginaw Valley State University has established a new scholarship to provide additional financial support for students who reside within the Saginaw Promise zone. The Saginaw Urban and Civic Partnership Scholarship will provide up to $3,000 annually for up to 10 students who meet the criteria and attend SVSU. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

April 29, 2016

SVSU students to attend national conference for female leaders

Two Saginaw Valley State University students have been awarded scholarships to attend a national conference in June.

May 3, 2016

SVSU’s Metiva named Michigan’s best student employee

A student employee from Saginaw Valley State University was recognized as the top student employee in Michigan.

May 3, 2016

Megan VanFleteren: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Heading into a profession that is over 75 percent dominated by males is just one more challenge for Megan VanFleteren to overcome.

May 3, 2016

Riley Hupfer: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Lending a helping hand to the community has been at the core of Riley Hupfer’s character throughout his time at SVSU.

May 3, 2016

Brandon Jones: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Brandon Jones describes himself as a man of purpose. He does his best to fulfill his genuine purpose every day at SVSU.

May 4, 2016

First graduates of historic joint degree program set to cross stage

Saginaw Valley State University and its sister institution, Ming Chuan University, are preparing to celebrate the first graduates of the schools’ innovative joint degree program.

May 5, 2016

Ashli Maser: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Ask Ashli Maser about her passions, and she will respond at first with a wide, white smile.

May 5, 2016

Chi Weng: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Chi Weng is more than adapting to the idea of wearing a red ceremonial robe during the May 2016 Saginaw Valley State University commencement ceremony.

May 5, 2016

Dustyn Tubbs: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Dustyn Tubbs is ready for the next upgrade.

May 5, 2016

Emmanuel Avelino: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

The funeral invitation came from a stranger ...

May 5, 2016

Keshara Mumford: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Keshara Mumford remembers what it was like to search for purpose in life. The Detroit native enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University initially as a criminal justice major, but spent much of her first year unsure of the decision — and her future.

May 5, 2016

Kimberly Salwey: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

The sight of those T-shirts still makes Kimberly Salwey smile.

May 5, 2016

Madeline Lefere: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

If teaching isn’t in Madeline Lefere’s DNA, she was certainly empowered with the role of educator at a young age. It’s a role she doesn’t plan to relinquish as an adult.

May 5, 2016

Nicole Calandrino: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

In the depths of a Utah canyon, Nicole Calandrino received a phone call with news that made her want to shout with joy from a mountaintop.

May 5, 2016

Christina Swain: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

From the moment she arrived at Saginaw Valley State University, Christina Swain knew exactly what she wanted to accomplish.

May 5, 2016

Emily Short: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Emily Short demonstrates her passion for environmental preservation through her studies and her everyday life.

May 5, 2016

Marianna Cuevas: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Marianna Cuevas knows that leaving SVSU to take the next step toward fulfilling her professional ambitions will be bittersweet.

May 5, 2016

Scott Stanford: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

On a warm October day in 2011, on Michigan Tech University’s football field, Scott Stanford experienced one of his first feelings of success at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 5, 2016

Taylor Fisher: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Taylor Fisher has built quite an email signature during her time as an SVSU student.

May 9, 2016

SVSU Board Approves Degrees, Upgrade to Intramural Fields

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to approximately 1,100 students set to graduate during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, May 6.

May 9, 2016

Outstanding SVSU Criminal Justice Alum Sworn in as Saginaw Police Officer Tonight

Outstanding SVSU Criminal Justice Alum Sworn in as Saginaw Police Officer Tonight Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. Saginaw City Hall

May 9, 2016

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing hopes for better final day during 2016 international contest

The faculty adviser for the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Racing team says hard work, dedication and teamwork could propel this group to a strong finish at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series later this week at Michigan International Speedway.

May 17, 2016

SVSU chooses next class for leadership development program

A Saginaw Valley State University selection committee chose 10 students to participate in the 18th class of the highly competitive Roberts Fellowship Program.

May 18, 2016

SVSU students to partner with Hidden Harvest for 2016 ‘Battle of the Valleys’

Saginaw Valley State University's Student Association has selected its charitable partner for the 14th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for Hidden Harvest when they compete against their rivals from Grand Valley State University during the week-long challenge this coming fall.

May 18, 2016

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing adapts and perseveres to again place among world’s best

The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Racing team competed well and finished highly during the 2016 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Collegiate Design Series at Michigan International Speedway May 11-14.

May 24, 2016

SVSU honors outstanding nurses at annual awards

Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the valuable contributions of eight registered nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the sixth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards Tuesday, May 10 during National Nurses Week.

May 24, 2016

Bay City Western students analyze sports physics through SVSU, Dow Corning Foundation initiative

Jarret Deming is a natural with a tennis racquet in his grip. Until recently, he never considered how it could empower him to better understand physics.

May 25, 2016

SVSU Art Gallery hosting student exhibition

The University Art Gallery at Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its 11th annual Student Art Exhibition through Friday, June 17. A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, May 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.

May 27, 2016

Bullock Creek teacher combines seat belt safety and STEM learning, thanks to SVSU & Dow Corning

Teacher Erin Martin decorates the walls of her Bullock Creek High School classroom with pop culture science flair.

June 9, 2016

Great things ahead for 2016 SVSU graduates

We Are New Cardinal Alumni — available online at www.svsu.edu/weare2016 — is a series that takes a snapshot of our outstanding 2016 graduates.

June 2, 2016

SVSU student accepted to challenging University of Wisconsin summer research program in chemistry

A Saginaw Valley State University student is spending her summer pursuing a passion for chemistry research through a highly competitive program at a university nationally renowned for its graduate programs in chemistry.

June 6, 2016

SVSU neuroscience student honored for brain research

A Saginaw Valley State University student has earned two major accomplishments recently for his dedication in research relating to improving the lives of individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

June 14, 2016

SVSU Board approves tuition increase of 4.19 percent; Buildings named for Brandimore, Hamilton

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a tuition increase of 4.19 percent as part of the 2016-17 general fund operating budget adopted during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, June 13.

June 16, 2016

SVSU to offer new degree: Master of Arts - Public Administration

Saginaw Valley State University has approved a new graduate degree program and will enroll students for the Master of Arts - Public Administration program, beginning with the upcoming fall semester.

August 2, 2016

SVSU leaders heading to Atlanta hoping for national awards

Saginaw Valley State University student leaders hope a big presence translates into big awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Network Convention in Atlanta this week.

August 15, 2016

Old meters turned into artwork for SVSU art gallery exhibition

A Saginaw Valley State University professor will display his paintings, drawings and artwork made from old meters during an exhibition Monday, Aug. 22 to Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the campus’ University Art Gallery.

August 25, 2016

SVSU students earn accolades from Enterprise internship initiative

A pair of Saginaw Valley State University students showed their commitment to excellence when they were recognized for their outstanding performance at a summer-long internship program with Enterprise Holdings, the corporation largely known for vehicle rental services.

September 8, 2016

SVSU earns top certification from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Saginaw Valley State University recently earned certification as a Veteran-Friendly School from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

July 25, 2017

Bruce Zimmerman Staff Member of the Month, August

By Bruce Zimmerman’s calculation, SVSU extended his coaching career by a decade.

July 25, 2017

Dan Strasz - Staff Member of the Month, July

Once — not too long ago — Dan Strasz tried to count the number of offices he has occupied while working at SVSU.

July 25, 2017

Heidi Chernich - Staff Member of the Month, June

Every smile has a purpose for Heidi Chernich.

September 1, 2016

SVSU professor set to swim Straits of Mackinac, run 64-mile race in 4-day span

If Adam Coughlin has a limit, he may meet it within the next week.

September 11, 2016

CAMPUS ALERT: Shooting Incident Near SVSU

Latest news and information regarding shooting incident near campus of SVSU in early morning hours of Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016

September 27, 2016

SVSU sees enrollment dip, but encouraging signs in freshman class, retention numbers

Saginaw Valley State University experienced an enrollment decline for the 2016 fall semester, but leaders are encouraged by trends involving the incoming freshman class and student retention.

September 28, 2016

TEDxSVSU draws engaging speakers

Saginaw Valley State University students have organized a multifaceted event featuring a diverse group of engaging speakers for the second annual TEDxSVSU Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall.

September 28, 2016

SVSU lecture series lineup includes Supreme Court politics, future of science

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting several thought-provoking speakers for this year's Visiting Scholars and Artists Series. The series will run during both the fall and winter semesters and is part of SVSU’s community-minded mission to bring leading scholars to campus and share their insights with residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

September 29, 2016

Saginaw NAACP honors SVSU alumni, faculty, staff

The Saginaw branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honored several members of Saginaw Valley State University’s faculty, staff and alumni.

July 25, 2017

Pamela Wegener, September Staff Member of the Month

Two weeks into her 6-week obedience class, Brook the chocolate lab puppy still doesn’t respond positively to Pamela Wegener’s commands to stay inside the house.

July 26, 2017

Phillip Hanson - Faculty Profile

Phillip Hanson finds comfort in the fuzzy edges where the old norms meet the new. The lecturer of art finds such solace in both his artwork and his students.

October 4, 2016

SVSU employment, networking fair planned for Friday

Saginaw Valley State University will host a university-wide Employment and Networking Fair to show support for students, alumni, and employers from the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. The event is open to the public and will take place Friday, Oct. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet and seminar rooms on SVSU's campus.

October 6, 2016

SVSU hosts reading by decorated poet Marcus Wicker

Saginaw Valley State University will host decorated poet Marcus Wicker on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in SVSU’s Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2016

SVSU Wind Ensemble in concert Oct. 13

Saginaw Valley State University's Wind Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2016

Dark comedy ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ kicks off SVSU theatre season

The Saginaw Valley State University Theatre Department will stage its production of Martin McDonagh’s classic “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 12 in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

October 7, 2016

SVSU to host presentation of “Reaching for Opportunity” report

Saginaw Valley State University will host presentations by John Austin, president of the Michigan State Board of Education, and Brandy Johnson, executive director of the Michigan College Access Network, Monday, Oct. 10.

October 13, 2016

SVSU faculty and students recognized for empowering research

Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty showcased community-based health-related research projects to representatives from private foundations at the University of Michigan’s “Big House.”

October 13, 2016

Former SVSU president, constitutional scholar to discuss U.S. Supreme Court, politics at Oct. 19 lecture

“The Empty Ninth Chair: Politics and the Supreme Court” will be the subject of Saginaw Valley State University’s 2016 James E. O’Neill Jr. Lecture.

October 13, 2016

SVSU to host third annual Alumni Authors Showcase

Saginaw Valley State University will host its third annual Alumni Authors Showcase Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. The event, scheduled in Curtiss Hall Banquet Room A, will feature a panel of four SVSU alumni authors followed by a book signing at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

October 14, 2016

Popular physicist Michio Kaku to visit SVSU Oct. 24

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku — world-famous for bringing science to popular culture — will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Monday, Oct. 24.

October 19, 2016

Reflections exclusive: Gene Hamilton muses on 47-year SVSU career

There are two kinds of people who say “yes” to a challenge. One reluctantly says “yes” out of obligation. The other enthusiastically says “yes” out of faith.

October 21, 2016

ROSE BUTTERFLY: The fall and rise of Jaeleen Davis

Disease wrecked her childhood and tragedy nearly ended her life as an adult this summer, but for SVSU student Jaeleen Davis, adversity is a cue to spread her wings.

October 19, 2016

SVSU to host Advocates for Latino Student Advancement Conference

Saginaw Valley State University will host some 500 high school students from across Michigan for the 14th annual Advocates for Latino Student Advancement in Michigan Education (ALSAME) Conference Friday, Oct. 21. The event will be held in SVSU’s Ryder Center and Curtiss Hall; it runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 20, 2016

SVSU partners with CMU College of Medicine

A new cooperative agreement will grant Saginaw Valley State University premedical students early assurance of admission to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program.

October 24, 2016

SVSU’s Cardinal Singers share vocal talents in concert

Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Singers will perform in concert Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The concert will feature selections from composers Scott Tuttle, Ivor Davies, Arthur Sullivan, and Henry Purcell.

October 25, 2016

SVSU Board approves easement for Saginaw water project

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved granting an easement and right of way to the City of Saginaw during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 24 to allow an important water project to move forward. The City of Saginaw will be replacing primary water pipelines in the area of SVSU’s campus in conjunction with anticipated road construction on Davis Road.

October 25, 2016

Writer Samrat Upadhyay to speak at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting award-winning author Samrat Upadhyay for this year's Visiting Scholars and Artists Series. His lecture titled “Celebrating Gratitude: An Ode to the Forces that Make a Writer,” will be presented Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

October 26, 2016

Recess is over: Michigan's teaching job openings are on the rise — and SVSU is supplying the talent

Craig Douglas, dean of SVSU’s College of Education, said demand for teaching jobs in Michigan is experiencing a stark rebound after years of decline. As a result, aspiring teachers who once faced an uncertain job market upon graduation now have plenty of options.

October 27, 2016

SVSU serves as steward to 19th century photos important to histories of Saginaw, black Americans, and photography itself

Wallace and William Goodridge are not alive now, to say the least. They died more than a century ago. Yet the nearly 140-year-old photograph that froze their moment in time together in 1879 breathes with life today in SVSU's archives.

October 26, 2016

SVSU student wins first place for presentation on Kawkawlin River research

Saginaw Valley State University student Erik Breidinger recently earned top honors for presenting his community-minded research on the Kawkawlin River. A communication and geography double major from Auburn, he won first place in the undergraduate paper presentation category at the American Association of Geographers East Lakes/West Lakes conference Friday, Oct. 14 at Northern Michigan University.

October 28, 2016

SVSU students ‘battle’ to raise funds to help the hungry

Samantha McKenzie’s earliest memories include helping her grandmother deliver food from their Kingston church to elderly parishioners who weren’t able to attend Sunday services.

July 25, 2017

Kate Scott - Staff Member of the month, October 2016

If you’re trying to conceal the nature of your conversation by speaking in a non-English language in front of Kate Scott, your secret might not be so safe.

July 26, 2017

Kay Castillo, October 2016 - Faculty Profile

Kay Castillo can tell you the professional whereabouts of all her students, both past and present.

November 7, 2016

SVSU International Food Festival to feature cuisines from around the world

The Saginaw Valley State University International Student Club is hosting its annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria on the campus of SVSU. The public is invited.

November 7, 2016

SVSU welcomes Bad Axe, Merrill students for writing workshop

Saginaw Valley State University student tutors demonstrated dedication to support aspiring writers during a creative writing workshop for 12 students for students from Bad Axe and Merrill high schools Friday, Oct. 28.

November 8, 2016

SVSU students support Hidden Harvest to the tune of $26K during Battle of the Valleys

Saginaw Valley State University students showed their passion to help their community. The streak continues.

November 8, 2016

SVSU honors proud alumni

Saginaw Valley State University recognized seven of its graduates and one future graduate who are excelling in their careers and improving their communities at its annual Alumni Celebration Friday, Oct.28. Five alumni were honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award presented by the SVSU Alumni Association. In addition, the Young Alumni, Veteran Alumni and Future Alumni awards were bestowed.

November 9, 2016

SVSU students’ giving spirit shared at national conference

Saginaw Valley State University recently drew national attention for its students’ dedication to helping their fellow students financially.

November 10, 2016

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ to rise at SVSU

You could say Tommy Wedge has been preparing for this moment since the day he first opened the pages of “A Raisin in the Sun” while in high school. The Lorraine Hansberry classic has informed every play written in the last six decades, said Wedge, now an experienced theatre professional.

November 11, 2016

Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet to perform at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will showcase The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet during the next Rhea Miller Concert Series installment Saturday, Nov. 12. The performance, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

November 11, 2016

SVSU earns Best for Vets recognition for best military services among 4-year universities

Military Times has recognized Saginaw Valley State University as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings.

November 14, 2016

SVSU Concert Choir set for November 17 performance

Saginaw Valley State University's Concert Choir will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

November 15, 2016

SVSU team makes the case, wins moot court competition, and headed to nationals

Seven months of determined preparation for a team of two Saginaw Valley State University students resulted in winning a regional moot court competition in Chicago. The win earned teammates Connor Hughes and Madison Laskowski an invitation to the national tournament in Gulfport, Florida in January 2017.

November 16, 2016

SVSU students building “Cardboard City” to raise awareness of homelessness

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will show their genuine concern for people who are homeless and support a community cause during a “Cardboard City” event Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 8 p.m. in the Student Center rotunda. Students will spend 12 hours living in a cardboard-built home to simulate the experience of the difficult reality facing many people in communities today.

November 16, 2016

SVSU Student Association creates student empowerment scholarship

The Saginaw Valley State University Student Association has created a new scholarship aimed at improving the educational experience of students. The Student Association Student Empowerment Endowed Scholarship will award scholarships to students based on both academic and extracurricular achievements, beginning in the 2017 winter semester.

November 18, 2016

Prince, Bowie, Hendrix music planned for SVSU marching band concert

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal marching band will perform in its 41st annual indoor concert this month.

November 21, 2016

SVSU student continues winning ways in public speaking contest

A Saginaw Valley State University student with a passion for public speaking recently continued an impressive streak in earning honors for his ability.

November 21, 2016

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

A new group of K-12 education leaders committed to professional growth will join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship program in 2017.

November 21, 2016

SVSU student’s intellect and work ethic result in outstanding research projects as undergraduate

Jenni Putz plans to go to graduate school. The Saginaw Valley State University student already has the resume of a PhD. student.

November 23, 2016

SVSU students head to regional Ethics Bowl competition

Saginaw Valley State University will send its first team to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics' regional Ethics Bowl this fall. The team, featuring eight dedicated SVSU students, will travel to Illinois to compete against institutions from across the Upper Midwest region.

November 28, 2016

SVSU actors, vocalists to bring 1940s radio show-style holiday production to stage

Saginaw Valley State University student actors and vocalists will collaborate again for the school’s annual live radio show-style production, “Christmas of Yesteryear: A 1940s Radio Show.”

November 30, 2016

SVSU to host 100 fourth grade students for Hour of Code event

Saginaw Valley State University will host students from four local elementary classrooms Friday, Dec. 2 for an Hour of Code program. The event is part of a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science as well as to introduce coding to students at a young age.

November 30, 2016

SVSU College of Business & Management program to host elevator pitch competition

The Saginaw Valley State University College of Business & Management’s Dow Entrepreneurship Institute will host its second annual Elevator Pitch Competition this week.

November 30, 2016

SVSU professor receives national neuroscience honor

A Saginaw Valley State University educator has earned accolades from colleagues nationally for his commitment to support and empower students with research opportunities.

July 25, 2017

Lisa Micsak - Staff member of the month, November 2016

Lisa Micsak is from a 1-traffic light town, but when it comes to her career, she’s discovered an open road without a stop sign in sight.

July 26, 2017

Khandaker Abir Rahman, November 2016 - Faculty Profile

Khandaker Abir Rahman is on the move. In more ways than one.

December 1, 2016

SVSU to host state festival for high school thespians

Some 1,900 prospective actors and actresses from high schools across the state will spend Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, in Saginaw as part of an annual Saginaw Valley State University-hosted festival supporting theatre education.

December 2, 2016

Communications executive and alumna to address SVSU December graduates

A respected communications executive will deliver the keynote address to graduates during Commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University. Jan Botz, an SVSU alumna who previously served as chief communications officer for Dow Corning and as vice president of Public Affairs and Communications at the University of Notre Dame, will speak Friday, Dec, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and again Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. in O'Neill Arena.

December 7, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to speak at SVSU in January

Over his career, Holder was appointed to various law enforcement-related positions by four U.S. presidents from both sides of the political aisle. Most recently, President Barack Obama nominated Holder as U.S. attorney general.

December 8, 2016

SVSU student earns national recognition from residence hall organization

Saginaw Valley State University student Bailey Brown, a Spanish and criminal justice major from Fowlerville, received the National Association of College and University Residence Halls Student of the Month award for the month of October.

December 8, 2016

Friday symposium to showcase SVSU students' collaborations with region's manufacturers, organizations

Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Dec. 9 will host its fall 2016 Engineering Symposium, where 27 mechanical engineering students will showcase their senior projects for the public.

December 13, 2016

Four SVSU forensics students qualify for nationals

Saginaw Valley State University's forensics team competed well with strong team and individual performances at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League tournament Saturday, Dec. 3.

December 13, 2016

Four SVSU teams advance to moot court nationals, placing SVSU among nation’s elite

A supportive culture has empowered students in Saginaw Valley State University’s moot court program since its founding six years ago, a span when at least one tandem of student teammates from the program has qualified for the national tournament each year.

December 13, 2016

SVSU College of Education earns 7-year accreditation stamp of approval

The endorsement of a new accrediting agency will empower Saginaw Valley State University graduates with a powerful résumé boost when they seek jobs in an expanding K-12 education workforce.

December 14, 2016

SVSU students empowered to explore journeys of expression through Odyssey

Aiming to shine a spotlight on millennial voices, Odyssey gives student writers a platform to discuss what matters most to them.

December 19, 2016

SVSU Board approves room and board rates for 2018-19

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control set room and board rates for the 2018-19 academic year during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 16. The rates are part of SVSU’s nearly $31 million auxiliary operations budget, which covers self-sustaining operations such as housing, dining, and conferencing.

December 22, 2016

SVSU promotes Bowrin to business dean

Saginaw Valley State University has announced that Anthony Bowrin has been chosen to serve as dean of the College of Business and Management. He had been serving as interim dean since June.

December 22, 2016

SVSU promotes Peretz to dean of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Saginaw Valley State University has announced that Marc Peretz has been chosen to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences. He had been serving as interim dean since July 2015.

December 22, 2016

SVSU Holiday Video - 2016

Celebrate the tradition of giving, experience the beauty of the season, cherish the joy of family and value the gift of friends. Your SVSU family wishes to extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year.

July 7, 2016

SVSU hires longtime higher education leader for top student affairs position

Saginaw Valley State University has hired an advocate for students - with over 23 years of higher education leadership experience - to serve as its new associate provost for student affairs.

July 11, 2016

Art scholar studies archives at SVSU’s Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Nick Hartigan is an art scholar buried in paperwork, and he loves it.

July 18, 2016

SVSU named 2016 ‘Great College to Work For’

Saginaw Valley State University has been recognized as among the nation’s best college workplaces, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

July 20, 2016

SVSU receives grants in support of new cross country fitness trail

Saginaw Valley State University has received multiple grants and donations to support the construction of the SVSU Cross Country Fitness Trail, which will serve SVSU students and runners throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.

July 21, 2016

Cardinal on the high seas:

Before the ship set sail early Wednesday morning, July 20, her new friends invited Peil to join them as they travel the Great Lakes toward Chicago’s Navy Pier, a destination along the Tall Ships Challenge route.

January 7, 2015

SVSU named a community-engaged university

Saginaw Valley State University announced Wednesday, Jan. 7 that it has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification, marking SVSU as a university that is exceptionally engaged with the community it serves.

January 7, 2015

Community Leaders Attest to SVSU’s Community Engagement

Saginaw Valley State University has developed productive partnerships with community organizations throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Relationships with the business community, other educational institutions, human services providers and local governments are prevalent; these benefit faculty, staff, students and the community at large.

January 13, 2015

SVSU Foundation tops $1 million milestone in resource grants for students

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation has eclipsed a major milestone in their support of students, passing the $1 million threshold in resource grants awarded to SVSU faculty and staff for special student-focused initiatives.

January 16, 2015

SVSU hosts 'Feminism and Hip Hop' lecture and performance

The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Music will host a lecture titled, “Everyday Feminism and Hip Hop in Detroit" Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The lecture features Oakland University professors Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie Hay; the program also includes a special performance by Detroit hip-hop artist, Nique LoveRhodes. The event is free and open to the public.

January 23, 2015

SVSU Business Dean with new Super Bowl ad finding on emotional appeal; fewer auto companies advertise in this year’s game

The NFL’s Super Bowl will be played Sunday, Feb. 1 and while stakes are high on the field, advertisers are competing just as fiercely during the television broadcast.

January 23, 2015

Author to discuss Martin Luther King Jr's ‘forgotten legacy’ at SVSU event

An historian of Martin Luther King Jr. will discuss her book about the American Civil Rights leader’s less-known legacies during a presentation and book signing Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Saginaw Valley State University. The 7 p.m. event in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts is free and open to the public.

January 28, 2015

SVSU names Jim Dwyer executive director of alumni relations

Saginaw Valley State University has appointed Jim Dwyer to the newly created position of executive director of alumni relations. “As we seek to advance SVSU’s reputation and draw upon those relationships that can help us recruit bright students, our alumni must be engaged with the university and serving as our ambassadors to a much greater extent and in innovative ways,” said SVSU President Donald Bachand.

January 30, 2015

Saginaw County Judge Darnell Jackson to speak at SVSU for black history month

Saginaw County Circuit Judge Darnell Jackson will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. His talk is part of Black History Month events at SVSU; it is free and open to the public.

February 3, 2015

SVSU to Host Japan Expert for 2 Public Talks

Japan will be the focus of two lectures sponsored by the Saginaw Valley State University Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Michael Bourdaghs, a professor of Japanese literature at the University of Chicago, will speak on the subject of Japanese literature Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m., and on Japanese history Friday, Feb 13 at 10 a.m. Both lectures will be held in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for January 2015

James Bowers, assistant professor of criminal justice; Kim Lacey, assistant professor of English; and Poonam Kumar, director of online/hybrid learning, presented “Teaching Presence on the Rise: Engaging Undergraduate Students

February 4, 2015

SVSU social work senior finds career calling

Keshara Mumford arrived at Saginaw Valley State University with a generous nature. Her course work and her relationships with faculty and staff helped her develop that attribute toward a career path.

February 12, 2015

SVSU professor and students recognized for conservation efforts

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy will present an Osprey Award to the group Friends of Frankenlust Township Park, which includes Marty Arford, associate professor of geography at Saginaw Valley State University, and SVSU student volunteers.

February 12, 2015

SVSU professor wins national award for metalcasting research

The American Foundry Society has selected Bob Tuttle, professor of mechanical engineering at Saginaw Valley State University, to receive its 2015 Applied Research Award for his “Ultrasonic Testing Gage R & R Study.” The award recognizes projects that can be practically implemented into the metalcasting industry and on the factory floor.

February 12, 2015

SVSU Theatre presents Shakespeare's ‘Othello’

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will feature a small cast version of William Shakespeare's classic, “Othello,” Wednesday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb 22. Written in 1603 during Shakespeare's great tragedy period, “Othello” is set in Venice and Cyprus during the military conflict between Turkey and Venice in the late 1500s.

February 17, 2015

SVSU Board approves WiFi upgrades

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending $770,000 to upgrade WiFi in campus residence halls during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 16. Joey Rexford, president of the SVSU Student Association, told the Board that wireless connectivity has been students’ number one issue during the 2014-15 academic year.

February 17, 2015

SVSU Offers a 'Taste of Soul' Feb. 18

Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Taste of Soul and present traditional "soul food" to the campus community and the public Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria.

February 18, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson to speak at SVSU

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for the Performing Arts. Her talk is part of Black History Month events at SVSU; it is free and open to the public.

February 26, 2015

SVSU names Wierda to lead STEM initiatives coordination

Saginaw Valley State University has assigned a highly respected educator to coordinate SVSU’s focus on improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region. Carolyn Wierda has been named executive director of STEM@SVSU; in that position, she will convene those that are involved in STEM initiatives at SVSU.

February 25, 2015

SVSU Honors Outstanding Graduates at Alumni Celebration

Saginaw Valley state University recognized six of its graduates and one future graduate at its annual Alumni Celebration Friday, Feb. 20. Five alumni were honored with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award presented by the SVSU Alumni Association. In addition, the Young Alumni and Future Alumni award recipients were bestowed.

February 26, 2015

SVSU theatre alum influences arts scenes in U.S., abroad

Since graduating from Saginaw Valley State University in 2009 with a degree in theatre, Elliott has turned his pursuit into national and international success through his work with well-known theater companies in New England and Chicago. Currently, the Reese native is serving as executive director of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center — also known as “The Kate” — in Old Saybrook, Conn.

February 27, 2015

SVSU to host annual college night; first time in spring

Saginaw Valley State University will host Great Lakes Bay Region College Night Monday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in SVSU’s Groening Commons and Curtiss Hall. Previously, this event has been held in the fall; it is being moved to spring to give regional high school students more time to research and explore different college options.

February 27, 2015

SVSU Students Teach Kids to Draw Comics

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students, the SVSU Comic Strippers, will conduct two free workshops on drawing comics for youth ages 8-16. The first workshop will take place Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw Township. The second workshop is Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Butman Fish Library, 1716 Hancock Street in Saginaw.

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for February 2015

Martin Arford, associate professor of geography, was presented the Osprey Award for Outstanding Conservation Volunteers by the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy for the work at the Frankenlust Township Park and

March 9, 2015

SVSU jazz concert to feature music of John Coltrane

Saginaw Valley State University jazz artist-in-residence Jeff Hall will join with five guest musicians to perform the music of renowned jazz musician John Coltrane Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Admission is $12 for the general public, and $5 for students and senior citizens.

March 11, 2015

Islamic studies expert to give lecture at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a world-recognized leader in Islamic studies for SVSU's annual Raana Akbar Memorial Lecture Series on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Imam Achmat Salie, director of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy, will deliver a presentation titled, “Muslim Americans as Cultural, Spiritual and Political Citizens.”

March 11, 2015

Anti-slavery advocate, historian to visit SVSU

An expert on the history of slavery will visit Saginaw Valley State University Tuesday, March 17, as part of the institution's Barstow Humanities Seminar series. Stacey Robertson will deliver her presentation, “Using History to Make Slavery History: Historical and Contemporary Human Trafficking,” at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

March 12, 2015

SVSU named top 20 business school by military-focused organization

Saginaw Valley State University was ranked No. 20 nationally on a list rating the best educational institutions for military-affiliated students seeking an education in business. SVSU also was the No. 1-rated Michigan university or college on the Military Times' Best For Vets: Business Schools 2015 rankings.

March 16, 2015

SVSU honors 'Best in Business' at award ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University's College of Business and Management honored regional businesses, students, alumni, and faculty during its second annual Academia Awards: Best in Business ceremony Friday, March 13 at SVSU.

March 17, 2015

SVSU Student Association seeking charity benefactor for Battle of the Valleys 2015

The Saginaw Valley State University Student Association is once again seeking a charitable partner for the 13th annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising drive.

March 17, 2015

SVSU Rhea Miller Concert Series features pianist with global résumé

Saginaw Valley State University will showcase internationally acclaimed pianist May Phang during its next Rhea Miller Concert Series installment Saturday, March 21. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

March 19, 2015

SVSU program to improve literacy, writing education at regional K-12 schools

Teachers from three K-12 school districts this year will receive professional development from Saginaw Valley State University faculty in literacy and writing across the curriculum. The news comes after SVSU secured a $220,000 Michigan Department of Education grant for the one-year program, which kicks off in August.

March 19, 2015

SVSU, Delta alumna Christal Ross found calling in mathematics; Ph.D. program up next

Christal Ross’ first stint in higher education had its share of promise. The onetime theater major scored leading roles in Saginaw Valley State University productions from the early 2000s. But the curtain closed on that first act when she was married and had her first child before she finished her degree. Today — while raising two sons, 10 and 15 — she has completed two degrees with more expected.

March 24, 2015

SVSU Receives Senate Tribute for Community Engagement

State Senator Ken Horn presented Saginaw Valley State University President Don Bachand with a special legislative tribute Monday, March 23.

March 25, 2015

SVSU chemistry student accepted for elite Notre Dame research program benefiting poor nations

A Saginaw Valley State University student will conduct chemistry research at one of the leading research institutions in the nation this summer, the University of Notre Dame.

March 26, 2015

Best employer turn-out in 10 years for SVSU employment and networking fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 120 employers during its spring University-wide Employment and Networking Fair Friday, March. 27. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

March 26, 2015

SVSU to host program to encourage women to seek elected office

Saginaw Valley State University will host the Ready to Run Michigan conference Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.

March 27, 2015

Novelist Larry Watson to speak at SVSU as Dow Visiting Artist

Author Larry Watson will hold a fiction reading Monday, April 13 at Saginaw Valley State University. His presentation, titled “Fiction and Families”, will begin at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall. This event is part of the university's Dow Visiting Scholars and Artists series; it is free of charge and open to the public.

April 2, 2015

SVSU's Crainer named top student adviser in the Great Lakes

Saginaw Valley State University's Bryan Crainer recently was recognized for being an outstanding adviser to student organizations. He received the Outstanding Adviser Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for District 5, which includes higher education institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

April 2, 2015

SVSU Graphic design student

A Saginaw Valley State University student won two out of six top awards recognizing outstanding student graphic design projects during the American Advertising Federation District 6 competition, which covers contestants from Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Now Kaitlyn Zumbach, a graphic design major from Millington who graduates in May, will see how well her two winning entries fare against national competition during the national American Advertising Federation conference in June in Las Vegas.

April 6, 2015

SVSU secures DEQ grant to study Bad Axe Creek

Saginaw Valley State University has been awarded a $61,449 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to monitor the Bad Axe Creek in Huron County for phosphorus and E. coli over the next two years. The research also will help determine the concentration and potential sources of contamination there.

April 6, 2015

SVSU Concert Band to perform

The Saginaw Valley State University Concert Band will perform in concert Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

April 6, 2015

SVSU Welcomes ‘One of the Hottest Young Trios’ in Music for Concert

Saginaw Valley State University will feature a concert by the Chicago-based Lincoln Trio as part of the Rhea Miller Concert Series Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 6, 2015

Author Éireann Lorsung to present at SVSU for reading series

Writer Éireann Lorsung will speak at Saginaw Valley State University as part of the school's "Voices in the Valley" reading series Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

April 6, 2015

SVSU Theatre presents musical 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

A Pulitzer Prize-winning piece is the latest musical presented by Saginaw Valley State University's theatre department. Audiences can enjoy "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday, April 8-11, in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. A Sunday, April 12 matinee is scheduled for 3 p.m.

April 7, 2015

SVSU to Introduce Local Children to Foreign Cultures

Five area grade schools will participate in the annual “Passport to the World” Wednesday, April 15 at Saginaw Valley State University. Three schools from Saginaw Public Schools – Jessie Loomis, Kempton, and Zilwaukee – and two parochial schools from Reese – Trinity Lutheran and St. Elizabeth's will participate in this year’s event, put on by SVSU's English Language Program.

April 9, 2015

SVSU hires Frank Hall as Dean of Science, Engineering, Technology

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Frank R. Hall to serve as dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He will play a leading role in advancing STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) at SVSU and in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

April 13, 2015

Retired President of North Central College to Address SVSU Graduates

Students participating in May Commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University will hear from a highly regarded college president who is a friend and mentor of SVSU’s current president. Harold “Hal” R. Wilde, who served as president of North Central College from 1991 to 2012, will speak to SVSU graduates at both ceremonies.

April 13, 2015

SVSU Steel Band in concert Tuesday

The Saginaw Valley State University musical group Valley Steel will perform in concert Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

April 13, 2015

SVSU Percussion Ensemble to perform in concert

The Saginaw Valley State University Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 13, 2015

SVSU choirs to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The choirs of Saginaw Valley State University will sing George Friedrich Handel’s classic work “Messiah” Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 14, 2015

SVSU Honors Businessman/Philanthropist and Outstanding Faculty and Staff

Saginaw Valley State University honored a noted Saginaw businessman and philanthropist with a long history of support and commitment to SVSU and the Great Lakes Bay Region, as well as outstanding faculty and staff during SVSU's All-University Awards Banquet Friday, April 10.

April 14, 2015

SVSU grad wins national law school moot court competition

Ashley Hanson Chrysler's team bested 202 teams representing 118 ABA-approved law schools at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition April 9-11 in Chicago. She also received an award for ninth-place oralist.

April 16, 2015

ResNet Wireless Updates Finished Ahead of Schedule

ITS Executive Director, Jim Maher, announces that the ResNet Wireless Project Team has completed the installation and activation of the new wireless solution in all of the residential units. The project was completed two months ahead of schedule.

April 16, 2015

SVSU to join effort to beautify Saginaw’s Houghton-Jones neighborhood

Saginaw Valley State University will be well represented at the All Around The Garden Global Youth Service Day Project Wednesday, April 22.

April 16, 2015

SVSU Hires Linda Sims to Lead Communication, Marketing and External Affairs

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Linda Sims to lead communication, marketing and external affairs for the university. She comes to SVSU from Consumers Energy, where she has served in a variety of public relations roles for more than 30 years, including the past 10 in the senior role of executive director of public affairs for the utility.

April 17, 2015

Skype for Business to Replace Lync

In recent months, Microsoft announced that Skype would be replacing Lync as the collaboration product in Office. Branded at Skype for Business, it will soon be coming to a computer near you.

April 17, 2015

Guest Guitarist to perform with SVSU Jazz Ensemble

Guitarist Edmond Smith will join with the Saginaw Valley State University jazz ensemble for a concert Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 20, 2015

Visual Hacking: The Eyes Have It

Someone looking over your shoulder is not a comforting feeling. Think about where it can happen. You can be on a plane flipping through a magazine, at a coffee shop reading the news on your laptop, or at the office reading emails. Wait a second. At the office reading emails?

April 20, 2015

Registration open for SVSU Literacy Center summer clinics

The Literacy Center at Saginaw Valley State University will offer tutoring in math, reading, and writing to students ranging from kindergarten upward through 12th grade, and adult learners during the upcoming summer.

April 22, 2015

SVSU students explore alternatives to the handshake in ‘Ban the Hand’ presentations

Saginaw Valley State University students will share what they have learned in examining alternatives to the traditional handshake in an academic exercise across the colleges of Arts & Behavioral Sciences and Business & Management. They will present their ideas Thursday, April 23.

April 24, 2015

SVSU, Delta College offer joint program in nursing

A new dual enrollment program between Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College will allow nursing students chasing both a bachelor’s degree and a career in healthcare to achieve those goals more quickly.

April 24, 2015

SVSU, mascot deliver needed supplies to Saginaw elementary school

?Students at Saginaw's Jessie Rouse Elementary School received 10 boxes full of school supplies after a collection drive organized by Saginaw Valley State University students, staff and faculty.

April 27, 2015

Survey shows majority satisfied with SVSU campus climate

Students, faculty and staff at Saginaw Valley State University reported high levels of general satisfaction with SVSU’s campus climate during a survey conducted last November and December.

April 27, 2015

SVSU grad to attend esteemed public policy school

Saginaw Valley State University alumnus Joshua Fleming this fall will attend the University of Michigan's prestigious Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy this fall on a full scholarship.

April 28, 2015

Samantha R. Jackson

Jackson’s list of SVSU accomplishments is lengthy, and it impressed admission officials at the University of Michigan Law School where she will attend in the fall.

April 28, 2015

Emily VanFleteren

Those familiar with her expect VanFleteren will continue building a fine reputation — and stellar résumé — for herself once she begins her professional career as a teacher.

April 28, 2015

April Lukowski

Lukowski this fall will begin postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where she is enrolled in the Ph.D. program for chemical biology.

April 28, 2015

Micah Skidmore

Once Skidmore receives his bachelor’s degree in accounting in May, he will join the financial firm Rehmann as a full-time accountant in the tax division, known as Rehmann Robson. He was connected to his future employer during an SVSU Career Services jobs fair.

April 28, 2015

Miranda Strasburg

Strasburg in August will jump to a doctoral program when she moves to Oxford, Ohio to attend Miami University’s Ph.D. program in ecology, evolution and environmental biology.

April 29, 2015

Lexee Longwell

When she graduates from Saginaw Valley State University in May, the theatre major will move to London, England to join Ovation Limited Theatre Co. as an intern at the arts group’s venue, Upstairs At The Gatehouse.

April 29, 2015

Garrick Salois

Salois this fall will attend the University of Rochester’s Ph.D. program in neuroscience, studying for a career in brain research.

April 29, 2015

Last-minute call leads to SVSU students’ chance to shine

An unexpected opportunity resulted in an impressive performance by students in Saginaw Valley State University's moot court program.Students Mark Babcock, a psychology major from Saginaw, and Felicia Jostock, a criminal justice major from North Branch, advanced as a team to the quarterfinals round of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association national invitational tournament in Chicago April 24-25.

April 29, 2015

Luke Sheppard

The Saginaw Valley State University student was hired full-time as a math teacher at Bridgeport Middle School, weeks before earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education in May.

April 29, 2015

Brandon Skwirsk

Brandon Skwirsk knew he wanted to become a doctor in the sixth grade.

April 30, 2015

SVSU student wins national viral video contest for clinical lab science organization

Saginaw Valley State University student Cullen James recently won the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) 2015 viral video contest. James, a medical laboratory science major from Birch Run, submitted a 99-second video that promotes the benefits of being a member of the society.

April 30, 2015

Valerie Adams

After graduating from Saginaw Valley State University in May, she will move to North Carolina, where she is enrolled in the highly competitive Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University.

April 30, 2015

Stephanie Marr

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in May, Marr plans to teach English in other countries.

April 30, 2015

Rashed Aldubayyan

In a 5-year span, Aldubayyan went from speaking little English to becoming one of the university’s student leaders.

April 30, 2015

Shantinique Beverly

Helping others doesn’t cost Shantinique Beverly energy. It provides the energy.

April 30, 2015

Terrance Moore

Since childhood, Terrance Moore has been planning a career in law enforcement. Thanks in large part to his experience at Saginaw Valley State University — and all the opportunities it presented — that career already has begun.

April 30, 2015

Evan Linskey

?Evan Linskey’s travels have taken him to 12 countries, but what was in his own backyard may have had the heaviest influence on his career aspirations.

May 1, 2015

April Lukowski

?April Lukowski is the epitome of the homegrown college student who found a calling and an exemplary education at Saginaw Valley State University, all while helping the community where she was raised.

May 1, 2015

Frankenmuth 19-year-old to graduate from SVSU, high school simultaneously; MSU grad school up next

Sarah Klammer will become one of Saginaw Valley State University’s younger graduates this spring, when the 19-year-old earns a bachelor's degree in economics at the same time she earns a high school diploma from the Academic and Career Education Academy in Midland.

May 4, 2015

Great things ahead for 2015 SVSU graduates

We Are New Cardinal Alumni — available online at www.svsu.edu/weare2015 — is a series that takes a snapshot of our outstanding 2015 graduates.

May 4, 2015

Great things ahead for 2015 SVSU graduates

We Are New Cardinal Alumni — available online at www.svsu.edu/weare2015 — is a series that takes a snapshot of our outstanding 2015 graduates.

May 7, 2015

SVSU community rallies to support Nepal earthquake victims

Students, faculty and staff at Saginaw Valley State University have organized efforts to support the people of Nepal in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that has devastated the Asian nation.

May 11, 2015

Update Your Device's Software

Cyber thieves are constantly discovering software vulnerabilities to attack. Through such holes, malware can be installed on a device — YOUR device — without you knowing simply by visiting an infected web page or opening a malicious file. The malware can then be used to compromise computer systems.

May 11, 2015

SVSU Board Awards Degrees to 1,100 Graduates

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control passed a resolution during its regular meeting Friday, May 8 to grant degrees to more than 1,100 students set to graduate this weekend.

May 13, 2015

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing ready to compete in top collegiate racing competition

Fresh off building the fastest college race car in the world last year, Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Formula Racing has designed and built “one of the most well-developed vehicles” in the accomplished program’s history and is preparing to square off against top international competition.

May 14, 2015

SVSU students select ‘Get Outside for Healthier Inside’ as ‘Battle of the Valleys’ charity partner

The Saginaw Valley State University Student Association has selected its charitable partner for the 13th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for Get Outside for a Healthier Inside, an affiliate of the Saginaw Community Foundation, when they compete against their rivals from Grand Valley State University during the week-long challenge in November.

May 20, 2015

SVSU theatre grad hired at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate Blake Mazur has a busy summer schedule, including plans to begin work as an audio technician at Hollywood Studios in Orlando's Walt Disney World.

May 20, 2015

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing team places 26th in the world, tops among exclusively undergraduate teams

The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Racing team earned the fifth-best finish in the accomplished program's history at its most recent international competition.

May 26, 2015

SVSU study supports link between blight elimination and drop in Saginaw crime

Saginaw Valley State University researchers have found a connection between a recent drop in Saginaw's violent crime rate and a Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) initiative aimed at eliminating blighted structures from the city.

May 28, 2015

ITS is now in the Portal!

The ITS website is changing. We are moving most of our content into the mySVSU Portal. Some information will remain public, like how to contact the Support Center for help and the Newsroom, and the rest will go in to the Portal, like workshop handouts, lab requests, and other information for SVSU students and employees.

May 28, 2015

SVSU Hosting Export Workshops for Regional Manufacturers

Saginaw Valley State University is offering specialized workshops to assist manufacturing companies seeking to begin exporting their products or to expand their export operations. SVSU’s Center for Business and Economic Development will serve as the regional site for ExporTech, a program offered through the National Institute of Standards & Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership network.

May 28, 2015

SVSU honors outstanding nurses

Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the valuable contributions of six registered nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the fifth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards Tuesday, May 19.

May 28, 2015

SVSU's Berry earns athletic trainer awards

Saginaw Valley State University's David Berry, professor of kinesiology, has earned two honors for his work in the athletic training field. Berry was named the 2015 Distinguished Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society as well as a 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association.

June 1, 2015

SVSU disability services director Woiderski earns state recognition

A state organization honored a Saginaw Valley State University disability services leader as she prepares to retire after more than two decades on the job.

June 5, 2015

SVSU chooses next class for leadership development program

Ten Saginaw Valley State University students will participate in a year-long leadership development initiative following their selection for the highly competitive Roberts Fellowship.

June 10, 2015

SVSU students vie for Miss Michigan crown

Four Saginaw Valley State University students will compete in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in June, including one woman whose mother once won both the Miss Michigan and Miss America titles.

June 18, 2015

SVSU earns National Weather Service’s ‘StormReady’ status again

The National Weather Service renewed Saginaw Valley State University’s “StormReady” certification on June 16 following a site visit.

June 23, 2015

SVSU Board Approves Tuition Increase of 3.2 Percent Women’s Golf Added as Varsity Sport

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a 3.2 percent tuition increase during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, June 22. For the 2015-16 academic year, a Michigan undergraduate student taking 30 credits will pay $8,969 in tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. This is an increase of $278 from the $8,691 charged in 2014-15.

June 23, 2015

SVSU Board Approves Contract with Support Staff Union

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a contract with the SVSU Support Staff Association (MEA/NEA) during its regular session Monday, June 22.

June 26, 2015

Eleventh Annual Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Gala to feature “Saints, Sinners and Silk”

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University will host its 11th annual gala benefit, "Saints, Sinners and Silk", Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. This year's event takes on an Asian theme featuring special cuisine, music, and a karaoke afterglow.

June 26, 2015

SVSU student to study French in Quebec as part of Morley internship program

A Saginaw Valley State University student will spend part of the summer in Montreal as part of a new fellowship program that will lead to an internship at Morley. Alan Rifenbark, a French and history double major from Bad Axe, will live and study at the University of Quebec at Montreal from July 5 to August 14.

July 7, 2015

Statement from SVSU President Donald Bachand

I am aware of the extraordinary attention surrounding a traffic stop last February involving University Police and one of our students. I am taking this matter very seriously. As a University president entrusted with the safety and welfare of students and as a former police officer, I recognize this situation is complicated and requires careful review. I also understand that our students come from many different communities and arrive with different expectations for how to interact with police.

July 15, 2015

SVSU Athletics Receives GLIAC Community Engagement Award

The Saginaw Valley State University Athletic Department has been awarded the Community Engagement Award from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for the 2014-15 academic year. It is the sixth time that the department has been honored for its community activities.

July 15, 2015

SVSU to offer new endorsement for special education students

Saginaw Valley State University has received renewed authorization from the Michigan Department of Education to offer an endorsement for students in its teacher preparation and special education programs. SVSU will begin offering an updated curriculum for the endorsement in cognitive impairment this fall for students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

July 22, 2015

Limited tickets on sale for TED Talks-style event at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host a speaker series and technology showcase in the style of the TED Talks videos made popular on social media. TEDxSVSU is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

July 22, 2015

SVSU Students Construct Playground Equipment for local Child Care Center

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will devote a summer Saturday to a service project, as they build and install playground equipment at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare Center in Saginaw County’s Kochville Township. Work will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 25 and continue until the project is completed.

August 3, 2015

SVSU moot court program attains national top 20 ranking

Saginaw Valley State University’s moot court program is quickly establishing itself among the nation’s best.

August 3, 2015

SVSU and high school educators and students participate in SVSU, Dow Chemical Foundation research projects

Ten SVSU students also are participating in the studies, which will involve field studies in the Saginaw Bay and its connected river systems.

August 12, 2015

SVSU's K-12 Literacy Specialist Endorsement Program recognized for excellence

SVSU’s program is designed for K-12 teachers who have initial certification and want to become more effective literacy teachers in their classrooms or who aspire to work as a reading specialist or literacy coach.

August 18, 2015

SVSU creates graduate fellowship for study of Fredericks, Follett, Roethke

SVSU is home to archival collections of popular British author Ken Follett; the late Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks; and the late poet Theodore Roethke, a Saginaw native.

August 19, 2015

SVSU earns 'Best Dorms' in Michigan ranking, No. 26 nationally

The website, Niche, calculated the rankings using a weighted formula where 70 percent of a school’s score came from students' satisfaction with their housing. The website surveyed 60,000 students from 903 colleges and universities. The rest of the formula was based upon housing costs, capacity and crime rates; each counted for 10 percent of the total score.

August 28, 2015

SVSU welcomes expert on climate change effect on small islands

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a recognized authority on the effect of climate change on small island states. Lorna Veronica Inniss, acting director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados, will speak Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

September 15, 2015

Photographer Eman Mohammed opens 2015 Fall Focus Lecture Series at SVSU

Eman Mohammed was only 19 when she began capturing photos for a local news agency. Then the Gaza War broke out. As the only female photographer in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed overcame cultural bias, sexual abuse and physical danger to become a powerful journalistic voice documenting the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

September 16, 2015

SVSU Foundation raises $28 million in record fundraising campaign

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation announced it exceeded its $25 million goal and raised more than $28 million during the “Talent. Opportunity. Promise” campaign, making it the largest fundraising effort in university history.

September 16, 2015

SVSU campaign results in 200 new scholarships

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation announced the successful completion of its “Talent. Opportunity. Promise” campaign, which raised $28 million, surpassing the campaign goal of $25 million.

September 28, 2015

Political philosopher to discuss Declaration of Independence at SVSU Fall Focus speaker series

Danielle Allen is a renowned political philosopher with the ability to connect audiences to complex ideas about democracy, citizenship and justice.

October 1, 2015

U.S. Civil War the focus of upcoming Rush Lecture at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University professor Paul Teed will present “Contesting Freedom: The Civil War After Appomattox” as the 18th annual Thomas and Hilda Rush Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. in SVSU’s Founders Hall. His talk is part of the 2015 Fall Focus Lecture Series at SVSU.

October 1, 2015

SVSU partners with Healthway Compounding Pharmacy in research to improve lab safety

Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty will spend the next year helping a local pharmacist create a cleaner environment for the medicine formulated at his Saginaw Township-based compounding pharmacy laboratory.

October 2, 2015

Saginaw Valley State University’s leadership development program for local high school students kicks off its 10th year

The Great Lakes Bay Youth Leadership Institute will welcome 96 new high school participants during the program’s 2015-16 orientation session Friday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on SVSU’s campus.

October 13, 2015

SVSU Board approves major investment to campus WiFi

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $2.7 million to upgrade the university’s wireless network during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 12.

October 13, 2015

SVSU program to offer free writing tutelage at Butman-Fish Branch Library

Saginaw Valley State University writing tutors will offer their expertise for free to members of the community beginning this month.

October 14, 2015

Links between leadership and mental illness explored in SVSU lecture

An academic psychiatrist who specializes in mood illnesses, especially bipolar disorder, will discuss the findings of his book, “A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness.” Nassir Ghaemi will deliver the 12th annual James E. O'Neill Memorial Lecture at Saginaw Valley State University Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

October 15, 2015

SVSU sees jump in interest for employment fair Friday

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 120 employers during its fall University-wide Employment and Networking Fair Friday, Oct. 16. The event — open to the public — is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

October 16, 2015

SVSU Rhea Miller Concert Series features Baroque cellist and harpsichordist

Saginaw Valley State University will showcase internationally acclaimed Baroque cellist Rene Schiffer, who will be joined by renowned harpsichordist Joseph Gascho during the next Rhea Miller Concert Series installment Saturday, Oct. 24. The performance, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

October 20, 2015

The power of music discussed in upcoming SVSU lecture

Renowned musician Vijay (Robert) Gupta will deliver a lecture titled “Music and the Mind” at Saginaw Valley State University Monday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in SVSU’s Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. His talk is part of SVSU’s Fall Focus Lecture Series.

October 21, 2015

Chris Pryor: Having faith in community

The pastor at Victorious Believers Ministries in Saginaw helps others see the possibilities of a better life through a college education, earned perhaps, right in their own backyard.

October 22, 2015

SVSU graduate overcomes medical struggles, moves on to medical school

Micah Whitehead's career goal is to work as a cardiothoracic surgeon, helping patients experiencing problems with their hearts and lungs.

October 23, 2015

Gembrowski family exemplifies generational commitment to SVSU

On a beautiful breezy June afternoon, the 10 members of the Gembrowski family gather for a photo at their Freeland home where they are hosting yet another graduation party. They laugh, joke and tease each other while the photographer sets up. Once he gives the signal, each brother and sister falls into place unrehearsed as if they’ve done this family photo thing a time or two.

October 23, 2015

New thinking about mind and brain discussed in Edwards Lecture at SVSU

A leading scholar on ethics and the philosophy of science will present the annual Edward Lecture at Saginaw Valley State University. Peter Railton will present “Homo Prospectus: Toward a New Synthesis in Thinking About the Mind and Brain” Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7p.m. in SVSU’s Founders Hall.

October 27, 2015

SVSU research making Midland healthier, students smarter

Leaders in Midland County have always been serious about improving health outcomes for county residents. In 2014, they enlisted a serious research partner to better understand where they stand and what it would take to be a healthier county. The SVSU team of five faculty and 15 students — all undergraduates — spent nearly a year gathering, analyzing and sharing data. Those who selected SVSU for the project were seriously impressed when the team submitted its final report.

October 27, 2015

Faculty Profile: Izabela Szymanska, assistant professor of management College of Business & Management

Born in 1980 in Poland, Izabela Szymanska witnessed the birth of the country’s Solidarity movement, and though young during its flourishing decade, was awestruck by its impact. She saw this movement transform her country’s peoples as it empowered them to take responsibility for their lives. Notable were economic changes, as citizens went from being government-supported to owning businesses.

October 27, 2015

SVSU Announces 2015 Homecoming Court

Saginaw Valley State University students elected Brandon Jones, a business management major from Saginaw; and Charnae Keith, a social work major from Redford Township, as the university’s 2015 Homecoming king and queen. They were crowned Saturday, Oct. 17, during halftime of SVSU’s home football game against Lake Erie College.

October 28, 2015

19th century Midwest African-Americans remembered in SVSU lecture

The Saginaw Valley State University history department will host the 13th annual Hoffmann/Willertz Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Jennifer Stinson, SVSU associate professor of history, will present “Laboring in Bondage in a Free Land: Remembering the 19th-Century Midwest’s Enslaved and Indentured African-Americans.”

October 29, 2015

Showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show Leads to Riot 1979

A 1979 showing of the infamous Rocky Horror Picture Show led to a riot at Saginaw Valley State College; resulting in 53 arrests.

November 9, 2015

SVSU Flute Choir in concert Thursday

Saginaw Valley State University's Flute Choir will perform in concert Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall; it is free and open to the public.

November 2, 2015

Grad’s program teaches at-risk and homeless youths in Denver

Somewhere in Denver, Colorado, a teenager is on a computer and he is smiling. He’s learned things he never thought he would, accomplished things he never thought he could, and now can see a future that once was only a dream. And he has SVSU alum Dave Bobrowski, 2010, B.S., to thank for that.

November 3, 2015

How to Handle Suspicious Emails

Every morning Monday through Friday, what's more than likely the first thing you do when you arrive at work? Hang up your coat? Pour yourself a cup of coffee? Talk about last night's episode of Game of Thrones with your coworker? Okay, maybe not everyone does that. Checking email is probably high up on everyone's list.

November 5, 2015

SVSU jazz concert features music of Wayne Shorter

Saginaw Valley State University jazz artist-in-residence Jeff Hall and five visiting musicians will join in concert to play the music of Wayne Shorter Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Admission is $12 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.

November 5, 2015

SVSU welcomes couple working to improve life in Nepal

A couple who is helping to rebuild lives in Nepal following a devastating earthquake that struck the country in April will share their story at Saginaw Valley State University. Scott and Sunita MacLennan, founders and executive director of The Mountain Fund, will be part of an event titled “Empowering Women & Children in Nepal.”

November 5, 2015

SVSU raises funds for Get Outside For A Healthy Inside in 13th annual Battle of the Valleys competition

Saginaw Valley State University will begin its 13th annual student-led “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition with rival Grand Valley State University Sunday, Nov. 8. The campaign will conclude Friday, Nov. 13, with the winner announced during the football game Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at GVSU.

November 5, 2015

Dottie Millar, professor of teacher education College of Education

For more than 20 years, Dottie Millar’s research has focused on guardianship alternatives for those with developmental disabilities.

November 6, 2015

SVSU alum and instructor hopes fundraising campaign improves health in Saginaw

Sharon Dinse first came to the Saginaw area to study nursing at Saginaw Valley State University and became one of its first nursing graduates, completing her bachelor’s degree in 1979.

November 6, 2015

SVSU concert to feature Michigan State String Quartet

Flutist Townes Osborn Miller and the Michigan State String Quartet will perform at Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall Monday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the work of musicians such as Joseph Haydn, Francois Devienne, Amy Beach and Mozart.

November 9, 2015

Kate Cardinali: designing real world learning for students

When Kate Cardinali, 2004, B.F.A., talks about design, you can tell she loves it. But when she starts talking about teaching others, having fun and giving back to the community, that’s when she really gets excited.

November 9, 2015

SVSU International Food Festival to feature cuisine from record number of students

The Saginaw Valley State University International Student Club is hosting its annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria on the campus of SVSU.

November 9, 2015

Author Joni Tevis to speak at SVSU

Writer Joni Tevis will speak at Saginaw Valley State University as part of the school's “Voices in the Valley” reading series Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

November 9, 2015

SVSU tops in Michigan for ‘Best for Vets’ recognition

Military Times recognized Saginaw Valley State University as the highest-ranking college or university in Michigan as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings announced Monday, Nov. 9.

November 11, 2015

SVSU students shine in Sims Public Speaking Competition

Six Saginaw Valley State University students took honors for their research and speaking skills during the 26th annual Sims Public Speaking Competition at SVSU Friday, Nov. 6.

November 12, 2015

Amy Pierce, associate professor of communication College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

“There’s a saying that the top two fears are death and public speaking,” Amy Pierce said. “What would be worse is to die while delivering a speech.”

November 12, 2015

SVSU student wins top research honor for presentation on Midland Health Study

Saginaw Valley State University student Melissa Jones received the Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation award at the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine annual conference in Fort Wayne, Ind. November 6-7.

November 12, 2015

SVSU honored for top health and wellness program

A Saginaw Valley State University program that boosts health and wellness for its faculty and staff has earned high praise.

November 17, 2015

SVSU theatre teams with Buffalo production company to present 'Safe'

After a year of preparation, Saginaw Valley State University this month will bring the play “Safe” to audiences in a worldwide premiere.

November 17, 2015

Award-winning playwright Donna Hoke places 'Safe' bet on SVSU theatre production

Award-winning playwright and journalist Donna Hoke is conquering the theatre world one step at a time, and the Buffalo-based talent has great expectations for her future.

November 17, 2015

New Message from SVSU Alumni Relations: We Want You.

This is a story about family.

November 17, 2015

SVSU research study highlights strength of family-owned businesses in region

Saginaw Valley State University researchers have found that family businesses in the Great Lakes Bay Region exhibit extraordinary longevity, leadership and giving. Results of the research study will be shared with the public Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

November 20, 2015

George Corser, assistant professor of computer science & information systems College of Science, Engineering & Technology

George Corser’s educational background is in the modern sciences. His aspirations in academia, however, call back to ancient Greece.

November 20, 2015

SVSU group to present business research at Oxford

A group from Saginaw Valley State University will present their research paper at the 13th annual Global Conference on Business and Economics at Oxford University in England.

November 20, 2015

SVSU marching band to perform various pop hits in 40th annual indoor concert

Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal marching band will perform in its 40th annual indoor concert during a send-off performance for its longtime director.

November 23, 2015

Marcia Shannon, assistant professor of nursing Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services

There’s a framed photo in Marcia Shannon’s office showing the assistant professor of nursing flanked by friends, the crests of Mount Everest looming in the background.

November 23, 2015

Duo’s research project to boost healthy lifestyles and student opportunities

If you ask assistant professors Meghan Baruth and Becca Schlaff which they like best — teaching or research — they will each answer “both” and say their ability to do both at SVSU is a big reason they are happy to be at the university.

November 25, 2015

SVSU Concert Choir to perform Mozart, Dolly Parton music

Saginaw Valley State University's Concert Choir will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

November 25, 2015

SVSU student receives Hazel Jones Wright Award of Community Service

A Saginaw Valley State University student has been honored by the Women's Progressive Club of Saginaw with the Hazel Jones Wright Award for Community Service. Terry Blake, a business management major from Flint, received the award in November for his service activities on campus and in the community.

November 25, 2015

Michigan college students converge on SVSU to compete for $1,000 prize for new business ideas

Saginaw Valley State University will host its inaugural student elevator pitch competition Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

November 25, 2015

SVSU hosts fourth grade students for Hour of Code event

Saginaw Valley State University will host students from two local elementary classrooms Thursday, Dec. 3 for an Hour of Code program. The event is part of a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science as well as to introduce coding to students at a young age.

December 2, 2015

SVSU selects latest class of educators for Gerstacker Fellowship

Saginaw Valley State University has named 10 K-12 educators from across Michigan to participate in the Gerstacker Fellowship program in 2016.

December 4, 2015

SVSU's holiday ‘Radio Show’-style production returns

Saginaw Valley State University student thespians and singers will collaborate this month for its annual live radio show-style production, “1940s Radio Show — Christmas on the Home Front!”

December 4, 2015

SVSU hires Isabella County Sheriff as new police chief

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Leo Mioduszewski to serve as the school’s next police chief. He has served as the sheriff for Isabella County since 2005. Mioduszewski will replace Ron Trepkowski, who is retiring at the end of the calendar year, following 36 years with University Police, including 11 as chief.

December 8, 2015

International journal names SVSU's Puia among world's top 50 business educators

A Saginaw Valley State University educator was named among the top business professors in the world by an international journal focusing on business and economics.

December 8, 2015

SVSU steel band and percussion ensemble team up for concert

Two Saginaw Valley State University musical groups will perform together in concert Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

December 8, 2015

SVSU jazz ensemble to be joined by guest saxophonist for concert

The Saginaw Valley State University jazz ensemble will be joined by guest saxophonist Tom Jones for a concert Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

December 8, 2015

SVSU music students to perform works of opera

Saginaw Valley State University students will perform works of opera Friday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

December 11, 2015

Diversity leader and SVSU alum Dexter to speak to SVSU graduates

Saginaw Valley State University students will hear from an alumnus who is recognized as a national leader in creating diverse leadership teams for major corporations.

December 16, 2015

SVSU to host 800 high school business and marketing students

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 800 high school business and marketing students for a DECA competition Thursday, Dec. 17.

December 18, 2015

SVSU Board approves $12 million renovation of Zahnow Library

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $12 million to renovate SVSU’s Zahnow Library during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 18.

December 8, 2015

Happy Holidays from SVSU

Please enjoy a holiday message from President and Mrs. Bachand along with festive scenes from around campus accompanied by music major Madalyn McHugh.

December 22, 2015

SVSU students support young cancer patient, raise $7,700 for Hurley Children’s Hospital

SVSU’s Phi Delta Epsilon members organized a benefit dinner at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw Township in November to generate the funds. It marks the third consecutive year the group has raised money for Hurley Children’s Hospital; they have collected more than $26,000 during the three years.

December 22, 2015

SVSU faculty, students contribute to new environment coming to Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Children who visit the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw in the new year will benefit from a new Play and Learn environment, thanks to the contributions of occupational therapy students and faculty at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 22, 2014

Access Your M-Drive Online with V-Drive

There is a new way to access your M-drive from the Internet ...

January 22, 2014

SVSU Mobile App now available!

The SVSU mobile app is now available from the Apple App Store (for iPhone and iPad) and the Google Play Store (for Android). Search for ‘SVSU’ and install it now. The FREE app provides important information right at your fingertips ...

January 17, 2014

SVSU student to lead national convention for 400,000-member service fraternity

Saginaw Valley State University junior Amber Swanson will serve as chairperson of the 2014 national convention for Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity with 400,000 members on 375 campuses.

October 20, 2014

Geography profs mapping crime and environmental impact

Andrew Miller-Rhett Mohler,Assistant Professors of Geography

February 7, 2014

SVSU bestows alumni awards

Saginaw Valley State University honored six of its leading graduates and one student about to graduate during its Alumni Celebration Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:45 p.m. in Curtiss Hall’s banquet rooms.

February 10, 2014

SVSU Board Appoints New President

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control appointed Donald Bachand as the school’s next president. Bachand was selected from a group of four finalists who interviewed on campus January 28-31. He becomes the fourth president of SVSU, replacing Eric Gilbertson, who is retiring after more than 24 years of service.

February 5, 2014

Visiting Scholar Tackles Procrastination in SVSU Talk

If you have been putting off addressing your procrastination problems, Saginaw Valley State University has a speaker for you. Joe Ferrari, St Vincent dePaul Distinguished Professor at DePaul University and author of “Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done” will speak Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alan Ott Auditorium of SVSU’s Regional Education Center.

February 5, 2014

SVSU joins national honor society for history

Saginaw Valley State University’s history department recently announced that the National Board of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society has approved the establishment of a chapter at Saginaw Valley State University.

October 20, 2014

Healthier lifestyle for those 50+ focus of research

Meghan Baruth-Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

March 3, 2014

What's "Social Engineering?" How does it affect me?

Criminals use manipulative techniques known as "social engineering" to deceive their victims into revealing sensitive information. Such scams play on emotions like fear and the human tendency to want to help or trust others. A common approach uses fraudulent "phishing" e-mails, as in fishing for information. The scamming e-mail is often designed to ...

March 6, 2014

Something Smells "Phishy" -- How to Spot Bogus Emails

You have probably heard about "phishing" by now. You have also probably been told to look for clues in emails that indicate that someone may be trying to get personal information from you ...

March 13, 2014

Campus Phishing Alert

We have another round of phishing/spam attempts circulating. This time...

March 18, 2014

Microsoft Announces Windows XP End of Support

Microsoft has announced they are ending support for Windows XP on April 8th. For those that still use it, you should be aware of what this may mean for you...

March 21, 2014

Windows 7 Upgrade Project

SVSU is upgrading all Windows XP computers to Windows 7.

October 20, 2014

Accountant studies financial impact of faulty cloud storage

Betsy Pierce-Assistant Professor of Accounting

October 23, 2014

'Exhibition is our performance,' says art prof

SVSU Profile-Hideki Kihata

April 1, 2014

Building a Better Password

Frustrated with trying to conjure up a password that no one could guess and that you’re not supposed to write down? You’re not alone. This training bulletin is designed to help. In addition to offering the current "best practice" advice on passwords, some helpful tips are included ...

April 11, 2014

Protect Yourself Against Heartbleed

All users urged to change SVSU network password to ensure protection against the "Heartbleed" vulnerability.

April 29, 2014

Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a use-after-free vulnerability. This can allow for arbitrary code execution. Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 are affected.

May 13, 2014

Alpena native Hope Bauer to pursue doctor of medicine degree from Michigan State University

Alpena native Hope Bauer this fall will pursue a doctor of medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Bauer’s latest academic endeavor will begin after she receives her bachelor’s degree in biology from Saginaw Valley State University in May.

May 13, 2014

SVSU senior Evan Nudi, from Flint, to attend University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. program in behavioral neuroscience

Flint native Evan Nudi will head to Texas this fall with plans to pursue a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin's behavioral neuroscience program. He will continue the sort of research he began at Saginaw Valley State University, where Nudi graduates along with some 1,000 other students in May.

May 13, 2014

SVSU student Marlin Jenkins, of Woodhaven, eyes overseas opportunities after graduation

When Marlin Jenkins arrived as a freshman at Saginaw Valley State University, he was a Woodhaven native looking for a campus with “a small community feel.” Four years later, as he prepares to graduate, Jenkins says his ambition now is to become part of a community no smaller than the world itself.

May 13, 2014

Midland native Nicholas Anderson earns full-time job with Dow Corning on eve of SVSU graduation

Earning a full-time job straight out of college isn’t an everyday occurrence, but Midland resident Nicholas Anderson isn’t an everyday student, his SVSU professors will tell you.

May 13, 2014

SVSU student Cara Cole to pursue social work degree from University of Michigan

Cara Cole, a St. Louis, Mich. native this fall plans to begin work toward a master’s degree from the U of M School of Social Work. She will begin this latest endeavor after graduating in May from SVSU -- along with some 1,000 other students -- with a bachelor's degree in social work.

May 13, 2014

SVSU student Kerri Vasold accepted to Michigan State University Ph.D. program for kinesiology

Shepherd native Kerri Vasold been accepted to the Michigan State University Ph.D. program for kinesiology. She begins this fall. Vasold is one of some 1,000 students set to graduate from Saginaw Valley State University this May.

May 13, 2014

SVSU student Jennica Young, of Saginaw Township, accepted into Ph.D. program at Southern Illinois University

Saginaw Township native Jennica Young this fall has been accepted into a Ph.D. program in psychology at Southern Illinois University's Brain and Cognitive Science program. Young's next academic challenge will follow her graduation from Saginaw Valley State University.

May 13, 2014

SVSU students, staff play leading role in Saginaw play, ‘Spring Awakening’

In Broadway terms, some might call Pit and Balcony Community Theater’s “Spring Awakening” an “off-SVSU production.” Nearly half of the play’s cast and production crew are affiliated with the university, including director Tommy Wedge, an adjunct instructor in SVSU’s theatre department.

May 15, 2014

SVSU earns new distinctions for commitment to military students

Saginaw Valley State University recently met the criteria for two key initiatives leaders say will help the university’s recruitment, retention and support of military veterans looking for a college education. SVSU now is recognized as meeting the requirements for the “8 Keys To Veterans’ Success” initiative.

May 16, 2014

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing team gears up for international competition

Brooks Byam, Cardinal Formula Racing adviser since 1998, said the 2014 team features an eclectic mix of 16 students designing an Indy-style vehicle distinct from previous incarnations.

May 19, 2014

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing car finishes tops in acceleration category at international competition

?Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Formula Racing team sped to its fifth-best finish ever during the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series competition.

May 2, 2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer Fixed

Tuesday, May 1, 2014, Microsoft released a critical update for Internet Explorer. Users are encouraged to run Windows Update to patch their system as soon as possible.

May 20, 2014

“Hi, I’m from ITS. I need to look at your computer.”

When someone walks into your office and says that, what’s your first reaction?

October 16, 2014

Collaboration key to chemist's research

Kyle Cissell-Assistant Professor of Chemistry

October 23, 2014

Aquatic ecology expert studies Saginaw Bay

SVSU Profile-Art Martin

December 18, 2014

Professional Profile

Professional Profile - May 2014

June 2, 2014

Physical Security for Hard-Copies and Mobile Devices

One of the main causes of security incidents is lost, misplaced or physically stolen sensitive information, whether in hard-copy or electronic form. This bulletin reviews practices for maintaining physical security of hard-copy information as well as electronic devices ...

June 5, 2014

‘Fast Animal’ poet earns SVSU Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize

American author and professor Tim Seibles will receive the 13th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. Three judges appointed by the United States poet laureate selected Seibels for his book “Fast Animal.”

June 11, 2014

SVSU hosting school readiness clinics

Saginaw Valley State University is offering summer programs to help students improve their academic preparation before returning to classrooms in September. Clinics are tailored for students who range in age from kindergarten through adult to help them improve their reading, writing and math skills.

June 16, 2014

Ceremony to Install Bachand as SVSU President Scheduled for Sunday, June 22

Saginaw Valley State University will hold an investiture ceremony for new president Donald Bachand Sunday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

June 17, 2014

SVSU Board increases tuition by 3.19 percent for 2014-15

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control voted to raise tuition by 3.19 percent for the 2014-15 academic year during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, June 16. The increase was part of a $119.6 million general fund budget approved by the Board for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 19, 2014

SVSU receives $5 million to stimulate STEM learning

Saginaw Valley State University has been awarded $5 million by the Midland-based Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to increase learning in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) at the middle school, high school and college levels, particularly within the Great Lakes Bay Region.

June 19, 2014

Grand Opening of Ming Chuan University’s Michigan Campus (at SVSU)

Ming Chuan University, a sister school to Saginaw Valley State University based in Taiwan, will host the grand opening of its Michigan campus Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. This facility is located in the west wing of SVSU’s Regional Education Center.

June 20, 2014

SVSU student Amanda Gettgen chosen from 850 for Challenge Detroit project

Amanda Gettgen, who expects to graduate from SVSU in August, was selected from 850 who applied for Challenge Detroit. Each person submitted an application video earlier this year, and since then, 40,000 votes were cast online to narrow that pool of candidates down to 33.

June 20, 2014

SVSU graduate and Ubly native Nicole Franzel cast on CBS reality show ‘Big Brother’

Nicole Franzel, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in May from SVSU, will compete for $500,000 this summer in the popular CBS reality show, “Big Brother.”

June 25, 2014

SVSU co-hosting sustainability conference with India’s top business school

Saginaw Valley State University will host an international conference on business sustainability Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 26. SVSU’s College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the renowned business school of the University of Delhi, India in organizing this conference on SVSU’s campus.

June 27, 2014

SVSU educator earns award from American College of Healthcare Executives

A Saginaw Valley State University faculty member has earned recognition for her role in health care administration education and community outreach.Marilyn Skrocki, SVSU associate professor of health sciences, received the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Regent Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

June 18, 2014

SVSU Professor Searching for Unknown Insects

Saginaw Valley State University’s Stephen Taber has been awarded the Braun Fellowship to pursue his discovery of insects previously unknown to science.

June 2, 2014

A New System for Changing Passwords Coming Soon

This is an informational message. No immediate action is required. You do not have to change your password because of this system update. Just follow the regular notifications when your password expires.

October 27, 2014

John Stadwick '83-A Global Cardinal

John Stadwick-A Global Cardinal

July 8, 2014

SVSU nursing student Jessica Asaro wins ‘best paper’ at international conference

Health care professionals from about a dozen nations including the United States attended the conference June 23-24, when Asaro presented her thesis paper titled “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage Across Nations.”

July 1, 2014

Updating the Software for Your Devices

Wondering what to do with emails that suggest you download new or updated software? What about those annoying update messages that appear on your device's screen from time-to-time?

July 10, 2014

SVSU’s Roberts Fellows share memories of changed outlooks, overseas experiences

The East Asia trip — where the group visited historic sites and SVSU sister institutions alike — provided the team a number of opportunities for personal growth.

July 11, 2014

Future nurse and student leader attends two national conferences

Thrun, who graduates in December 2015, said her ultimate goal is to become president of the American Nurses Association.

July 11, 2014

SVSU Students Select Charity Partner for annual ‘Battle of the Valleys’

Saginaw Valley State University's Student Association has selected its charitable partner for the 12th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for the Cory Rivard, Jr. Promise Foundation when they compete against their rivals from Grand Valley State University during the weeklong challenge in November.

July 11, 2014

Six Great Lakes Bay Region nurses honored at SVSU awards ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University recently honored six regional health care professionals during the fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards event Wednesday, May 28. The ceremony recognizes the dedication, service and leadership shown by local nurses in clinical practice, education, leadership and community service. Recipients earned a $300 prize and a Waterford crystal bowl.

August 6, 2014

Japanese delegation visits Saginaw Tea House

A delegation of 12 high school students and two teachers from Tokushima, Japan are visiting the Great Lakes Bay Region to improve their English skills and experience American culture. They arrived Tuesday, July 29 and have been staying on campus at Saginaw Valley State University.

August 1, 2014

Using Social Media Wisely

Facebook, Twitter and other social media can lead to liability for the company, even when used from outside of the workplace and during your own free time. Employee use of social media can ...

August 18, 2014

Technology Update for Fall 2014

Over the summer there were a number of updates made to the technology on campus. The following information details these changes as they pertain to faculty, staff, and adjuncts, and students.

August 18, 2014

SVSU Board votes to re-name Regional Education Center as 'Gilbertson Hall'

The announcement occurred during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Aug. 18. Gilbertson retired from the presidency in February after holding the position for more than 24 years.

August 26, 2014

SVSU adds master’s degree program in teaching Chinese

Saginaw Valley State University is adding a Master of Arts degree program in teaching Chinese as a foreign language to its curriculum, following approval by the SVSU Board of Control Monday, Aug. 18. Courses will be offered for the fall 2014 semester, which begins next week.

August 26, 2014

President Bachand Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

President Don Bachand completes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

August 26, 2014

SVSU finance student Leecia Barnes accepts full-time job with Enterprise Holdings before graduation

Barnes, an intern at Enterprise Holdings since May, impressed her employers enough that she was offered a full-time position at the holding company that owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car and other car rental companies.

August 28, 2014

SVSU to Host 9/11 Heroes Run Sept. 6

Saginaw Valley State University will host its 2nd annual 9/11 Heroes Run Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. SVSU will partner both with The Travis Manion Foundation and with Team Red, White and Blue to host the event that pays respects to the military, veterans and first responders that have served and continue to serve.

August 29, 2014

SVSU, Dow Corning Foundation initiative taking STEM to students

This summer, 13 teachers - from school districts within Saginaw, Bay, Midland and Tuscola counties - worked with SVSU faculty in part to help the teachers design engaging STEM-related projects for the approaching academic year.

November 21, 2014

College Update Fall 2014-College of Health & Human Services

College Update Fall 2014-College of Health & Human Services

November 21, 2014

College Update Fall 2014-College of Science, Engineering & Technology

College Update Fall 2014-College of Science, Engineering & Technology

November 21, 2014

Helping teachers teach math and science

Tamara Arizola Barrientos-Helping teachers teach math and science

September 1, 2014

Keep Confidential Information Safe

Back in June, we shared an article about physical security. Physical security can sometimes seem “low-tech” and is easy to neglect or ignore, such as leaving sensitive papers in open view ...

September 9, 2014

SVSU enrollment drops in line with expectations, academic quality continues to rise

Saginaw Valley State University experienced an enrollment decline consistent with projections for the fall 2014 semester, while the academic credentials of its entering freshmen rose reached an all-time high. “The number of freshmen is down somewhat, mirroring the decline in high school graduates across Michigan, but we’re quite pleased that these freshmen comprise the best academically prepared class in our history,” said Deb Huntley, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

September 18, 2014

SVSU, Saginaw Township Schools formalize agreement with India girls school

Saginaw Valley State University and Saginaw Township Community Schools entered into a partnership with a school in India during a signing ceremony Friday, Sept. 12.

September 4, 2014

Saxophone Quartet to perform at SVSU

The Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet presented by the SVSU department of music, will perform in concert Friday, Sept 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The program includes music by American composer William Albright as well as Matthias Kruger, Roshanne Etezady, Iannis Xenakis and Scott Rubin.

September 5, 2014

SVSU ‘Making The Global Local’ in 2014 Fall Focus lecture series

Saginaw Valley State University’s Fall Focus lecture series will connect audiences with world-renowned experts sharing new perspectives on modern day global issues as well as on historic figures.

September 8, 2014

SVSU Artist-in-Voice joined by pianist in upcoming concert

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Andrews, artist-in-voice at Saginaw Valley State University, will be joined in concert by pianist Nicholas Schmelter Sunday, Sept. 14, as part of SVSU’s Musical Artists Concert Series.

September 8, 2014

Expert on justice in South Africa to present Edwards Lecture at SVSU

A leading authority on post-apartheid South Africa will give the 2014 Edwards Lecture in Philosophy and Religion at Saginaw Valley State University Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Daniel Herwitz, the Frederick G. L. Huetwell professor of Comparative Literature, History of Art, and Philosophy of Art and Design at the University of Michigan will present a lecture titled, “Truth, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice."

September 9, 2014

SVSU to Host Concert by Grammy-Winning Guitarist Earl Klugh

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh to campus Friday, Oct. 24. He will perform in concert at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

September 12, 2014

SVSU Business Sustainability Conference receives generous support from Consumers Energy and Stevens Center for Family Business

Saginaw Valley State University has announced two major sponsorships for its international conference on business sustainability Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 26. SVSU's College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the renowned business school of the University of Delhi, India, in organizing this conference on SVSU's campus.

September 12, 2014

Trumpeter Mark Flegg to perform in SVSU concert

Trumpeter Mark Flegg will perform for audiences Thursday, Sept. 18 at Saginaw Valley State University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall, it is free and open to the public. Flegg's concert program includes music by modern day composers James Stephenson and Meg Bowles, as well as classical composer Joseph Haydn.

September 12, 2014

World-renowned guitarist 'virtuoso' to perform SVSU concert

Internationally-known guitarist Javier Calderón will perform in concert at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series. The program includes music by composers such as German composer J.S. Bach, English composer Henry Purcell and Mexican composer Manuel Ponce.

September 12, 2014

SVSU and Saginaw Exchange Club to Rededicate Freedom Shrine

Saginaw Valley State University and the Exchange Club of Saginaw will celebrate Constitution Day one day early and rededicate a Freedom Shrine during a brief ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in SVSU’s Zahnow Library.

August 18, 2014

New System for Changing Your Password

Welcome back to SVSU! ITS has updated the Password Self Service (Change Password) website to help you resolve password issues without having to contact the IT Support Center. Password issues can arise if you forget to change your password before it expires or if you simply forget it altogether.

September 23, 2014

SVSU Hosting Sustainability Conference

Saginaw Valley State University is co-hosting an international conference on business sustainability Wednesday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 26. SVSU’s College of Business and Management is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce, the renowned business school of the University of Delhi, India in organizing this conference on SVSU’s campus.

September 23, 2014

SVSU alum earns competitive scholarship while attending University of Louisville dentistry school

The highly competitive scholarship will cover $200,000 to $300,000 of Logan Schuiteman's costs in dental school.

September 30, 2014

SVSU convenes K-12 exchange program between China, local schools

Saginaw Valley State University, three local K-12 school districts and a high school in China are orchestrating a student and teacher exchange program in hopes of learning from each other's educational systems.

November 21, 2014

College Update Fall 2014-College of Education

College Update Fall 2014-College of Education

November 21, 2014

Bowrin Finds 'Just the Right Fit'

Anthony Bowrin-Just the right fit

November 21, 2014

Frederick Finds Privilege Helping Future Nurses

Andrea Frederick returning to teach

December 18, 2014

SVSU Research, Presentations and Publications- September 2014

A summary of recent research, presentations and publications by SVSU faculty and staff.

October 1, 2014

Technology Update for October

It's October! Hopefully you've gotten into the swing of things for Fall semester. As a follow-up to August's Technology Update, we have some new information about two systems on campus.

October 1, 2014

SVSU Hosts Gilbertson Hall Building-Naming Ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University will host a building-naming ceremony for Eric. R. Gilbertson Hall Monday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., as the facility previously known as the Regional Education Center is formally re-named.

October 1, 2014

SVSU pianist joined by clarinetist in concert

Saginaw Valley State University’s Carl Angelo, artist in piano and organ, will perform a piano recital Wednesday, Oct. 8 in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. He will be joined by clarinetist Kip Franklin for the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

October 2, 2014

Consumers Energy Donation Promotes STEM Education to SVSU Students

Saginaw Valley State University has received a gift from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support academic programs with an emphasis on adding engineering talent to the STEM pipeline. Consumers officials presented the check to SVSU Friday, Sept. 26.

October 2, 2014

SVSU gives science award to Vassar student with plans to own family farm

Saginaw Valley State University sophomore and Vassar native Landon Zwerk recently received the school’s S.K. Yun Science Award, given annually to one or more SVSU students showing enthusiasm for studying natural science.

October 3, 2014

SVSU Theatre Presents ‘Grapes of Wrath’

Saginaw Valley State University will produce the play, “The Grapes of Wrath,” to celebrate the novel’s 75th anniversary. The play won a 1990 Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. It follows the Joad family in their journey from the dust bowl of Oklahoma. Almost 40 SVSU students from a variety of majors make up the cast.

October 3, 2014

SVSU’s Carolyn Wierda to discuss worldwide education trends in annual Rush Lecture

The delivery of education near and far will be examined by Carolyn Wierda when she gives the 2014 Rush Lecture at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in Founders Hall. An executive-in-residence and interim associate dean in the College of Education, Wierda’s talk is titled, “From Other Hemispheres to Our Home: National, State and Local K-12 Educational Trends.”

October 3, 2014

SVSU named Military Friendly for 4th straight year

Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to veterans and military personnel has been recognized by being named to the Military Friendly® list of schools for the fourth consecutive year. Selected by Victory Media, the list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, spouses and dependents as students, and ensure their success on campus.

October 3, 2014

SVSU Literacy Center offers fall clinics

Saginaw Valley State University's Literacy Center is offering reading, writing and math tutoring for students from kindergarten age to adult learners.

October 3, 2014

SVSU student from Petoskey turns Credit Union internship into full-time job

Cara Deschermeier can be described in many ways. Wife, Saginaw Valley State University student, musician, events coordinator, dancer, leader. Soon, working professional will be added to the list.

October 6, 2014

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. At the end of the month, we have an FBI specialist coming to campus to talk about cyber security and how to keep yourself safe with technology. The presentation will be Tuesday, October 28 from 1-2pm in the Ott Auditorium.

October 6, 2014

SVSU Hosts ‘Cardboard City’ to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

Saginaw Valley State University's Student Life Center will host an event to raise awareness about homelessness for World Habitat Day Monday, Oct. 6.

October 13, 2014

Reporting Data Security Incidents

Even after taking the right precautions, accidents happen, systems fail, people are fooled, and sensitive data may be compromised. Prior to such an occurrence, it is important to know what to do when a data security incident occurs. All potential security incidents involving sensitive information should be reported immediately.

October 20, 2014

Stepping Away? Lock Your Computer!

A few of the past posts in the ITS Newsroom have talked about physical security and making sure that confidential information is kept that way – confidential. Don't leave important papers out in the open unattended. Password protect your devices.

October 6, 2014

Clarinetist Kip Franklin to perform in recital at SVSU

Clarinetist Kip Franklin will be joined in concert by clarinetist Sandra Jackson and pianist Garik Pederson Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of the second annual Clarinet Day and Artist Recital at Saginaw Valley State University. The concert begins at 6 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall; it is free and open to the public.

October 7, 2014

Dow Corning Foundation and SVSU power Midland H.H. Dow student STEM initiative

The sun isn't the only factor powering Ellen Lavigne's interest in solar energy. With the help of Saginaw Valley State University and the Dow Corning Foundation, the junior at Midland's H.H. Dow High School is working to build a miniature solar-powered car.

October 7, 2014

SVSU student impresses Quicken Loans CEO during internship

Rosalie Stackpole knows how to seize opportunity. As one of 1,000 summer interns for Quicken Loans, she was determined to seek out new challenges. “I went in with the attitude that I’m here for a reason,” Stackpole said. “I would speak up at meetings. ”Only a few weeks into the summer, Stackpole received a rare opportunity for an intern: she was part of a team that prepared a marketing campaign proposal they presented directly to Quicken’s CEO.

October 8, 2014

SVSU names John Decker as Associate VP and General Counsel

Saginaw Valley State University has appointed attorney John Decker to the newly created position of associate vice president and general counsel. Decker comes to SVSU from the law firm Braun Kendrick, where he was a partner and had worked for 34 years, including 12 years as managing partner.

October 13, 2014

Gilbertson Hall to pay permanent tribute to SVSU’s 3rd President

Throughout the nearly 25 years of his presidency at Saginaw Valley State University and during a career that spans more than four decades, Eric Gilbertson has remained committed to higher education. That commitment earned permanent recognition Monday, Oct. 13 as SVSU’s Regional Education Center was formally re-named Gilbertson Hall.

October 14, 2014

SVSU Board grants emeritus status to retired computer science professor

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control voted to grant emeritus status to Tai-Chi Lee, who recently retired from SVSU after 26 years of service, during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 13.

October 17, 2014

SVSU recital to feature debut of university's virtual pipe organ

Several musicians in the Saginaw Valley State University community will perform in a virtual pipe organ recital Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. recital will feature SVSU's new Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ; it is free and open to the public.

October 27, 2014

Four Steps to Keep Hackers at Bay

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the cyber security presentation by a visiting FBI specialist. The talk will be in the Ott Auditorium from 1-2pm. Come one, come all, come learn about how to keep yourself safe with technology!

October 21, 2014

‘Top 1 Percent’ SVSU Student Valerie Adams Admitted to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke

Valerie Adams has an extraordinary record of accomplishment at Saginaw Valley State University. Her latest achievement: gaining acceptance into the highly competitive Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University.

October 22, 2014

SVSU student Pedro Marin named National First Year Student of the Month

Saginaw Valley State University student Pedro Marin has been selected as the First Year Student of the Month by the National Association of College & University Residence Halls. The association represents 597 colleges and universities across the U.S. and select other countries, including Canada and Qatar.

October 22, 2014

SVSU hosts fall employment fair Friday

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 80 employers during its Fall University-Wide Employment and Networking Fair Friday, Oct. 24. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

October 23, 2014

SVSU Hosts Saginaw County College Night Monday

Saginaw Valley State University will host Saginaw County College Night Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms. About 45 colleges will be in attendance to provide resources and opportunities for local high school students and their families. Michigan public universities will be represented as well as Michigan private universities, Michigan community colleges and universities from Ohio and Indiana.

October 23, 2014

Best-selling author to explore America's educational system during SVSU talk

Author and investigative journalist Amanda Ripley will explore the state of America's school systems during a lecture at Saginaw Valley State University. Ripley's talk, “A Global Quest To Save America's Schools,” is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

October 24, 2014

Dow Corning Foundation and SVSU growing love of STEM at Saginaw middle school

Diamond Weakley had a sense she wanted to become a science teacher someday. Now, the seventh grader at Thompson Middle School in Saginaw is quite sure of it. “Classes like this help me feel that way,” Weakley said of the learning taking place inside the science class of teacher Lori Hall.

October 28, 2014

SVSU, community to celebrate Theodore Roethke during week-long festival

Poetry lovers, arts aficionados and supporters of Saginaw will celebrate the community-wide Theodore Roethke Poetry & Arts Festival this November, sponsored in part by Saginaw Valley State University.

October 29, 2014

Piano-Violin combo Duo Diorama to perform in concert at SVSU

The internationally acclaimed Duo Diorama will perform in concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall as part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series. The duo includes Chinese violinist MingHuan Xu and Canadian pianist Winston Choi.

November 21, 2014

College Update Fall 2014-College of Business & Management

College Update Fall 2014-College of Business & Management

November 21, 2014

All about the learning

Tai Chi Lee-All about the learning

December 18, 2014

SVSU Presentations, Research and Publications

Interior Professional Profile-October 2014

November 4, 2014

SVSU jazz concert to feature music of Freddie Hubbard

Saginaw Valley State University jazz artist-in-residence Jeff Hall will lead a concert ensemble with five guest musicians as they perform the music of jazz legend Freddie Hubbard Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Admission is $12 for the general public, and $5 for students and senior citizens.

November 4, 2014

SVSU Flute Choir in concert Thursday

Saginaw Valley State University's Flute Choir will perform in concert Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall; it is free and open to the public.

November 5, 2014

Dow Corning Foundation and SVSU growing ‘love of science and math’ at Bay City Western Middle School

The final bell rings, marking the end of another school day, but instead of emptying, Bay City Western Middle School's Room 229 begins to fill with students. Before long, teacher Allison VanDriessche's sees a criss-crossing blur of activity, energy and enthusiasm.

November 5, 2014

SVSU student manages growing home health care agency

While most college students typically finish their education before diving into the profession their degree will support, circumstance and opportunity combined to thrust Rachel Gregus into the challenge of performing both feats at the same time.

November 6, 2014

SVSU's Cardinal Singers invited to statewide convention

This was the first time an SVSU choir was invited to sing at an American Choral Directors Association convention. The choir was selected by an esteemed group of choral directors through a blind audition.

November 7, 2014

SVSU gears up for annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition

Saginaw Valley State University will commence another student-led Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition with Grand Valley State University starting Sunday, Nov. 9. It culminates with the rival football programs' 1 p.m. game Saturday, Nov. 15, at SVSU's Harvey Randall Wickes Stadium.

November 11, 2014

SVSU earns ‘Best for Vets’ recognition for best military services

Military Times recognized Saginaw Valley State University as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings announced Monday, Nov. 10. SVSU was ranked No. 60 among 140 institutions in the 4-year schools category, as ranked nationally by the independent media organization dedicated to news and information about the military.

November 11, 2014

SVSU student, staff receive top honors for service to residential students

Saginaw Valley State University was recognized by its regional peers for offering exemplary residential experiences for its students during the 2014 Great Lakes Association of College and University Residence Halls Conference at Indiana State University. SVSU received the award for National Residence Hall Honorary Outstanding Chapter, the highest regional honor a chapter can obtain.

November 13, 2014

Retiring Dow vice president to address SVSU graduates

A leading executive of The Dow Chemical Company will serve as the keynote speaker during two Saginaw Valley State University commencement ceremonies in December. David E. Kepler, executive vice president, chief sustainability officer and chief information officer, will address graduates Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 13, 2014

Bullock Creek students measuring more interest in math and science, thanks to Dow Corning Foundation and SVSU

Atop Bullock Creek Middle School sits a recently-installed miniature weather station that will help 42 eighth grade pre-algebra students better understand how the environment could energize their campus.

November 18, 2014

SVSU students win ‘Battle’ and raise $32k for suicide awareness/prevention

Saginaw Valley State University's student-led Battle of the Valleys competition last week resulted in raised $32,294 for the Cory Rivard Jr. Promise Foundation, a group based in Algonac, Mich. that educates college students on preventative measures for suicide, depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

November 18, 2014

SVSU Theatre presents Noël Coward comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’

The SVSU production opens Wednesday, Nov. 19 with 7:30 p.m. performances through Saturday, Nov. 22. It concludes with a matinee Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. All shows are held in the Malcolm Field Theatre for the Performing Arts.

November 20, 2014

Tech Know-How in "Know"vember

Wow! Can you believe that the Fall Semester is nearly over? Winter is fast-approaching, and soon the holidays will be upon us. While change is inevitable, some things still remain the same in the world of technology ...

November 20, 2014

New York theatre company tasks SVSU to stage play before Buffalo production

The collaboration will allow playwright Donna Hoke and Road Less Traveled Productions staff to see the work at SVSU in November 2015 before it opens in New York in 2016. David Rzeszutek, SVSU assistant professor of theatre, will direct the SVSU production.

November 21, 2014

SVSU marching band to perform hit songs from 1980s to present during indoor concert Monday

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Marching Band will perform its 39th annual indoor concert for audiences next week. Bill Wollner, SVSU associate professor of music, will direct an ensemble of 114 student musicians Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for the Performing Arts.

November 21, 2014

College Update Fall 2014-College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

College Update Fall 2014-College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

November 21, 2014

Dix bringing East to West

Dix bringing East to West

November 21, 2014

Halfway around the world and back

Rollin Johnson-Halfway around the world and back

November 24, 2014

SVSU Jazz Ensemble welcomes guest musician for fall concert

The Saginaw Valley State University Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, Dec. 2. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall is free and open to the public. SVSU jazz artist-in-residence Jeff Hall will direct a lineup of 17 student musicians - playing saxophone, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums - while guest artist Denis Ikeler performs on the organ.

November 24, 2014

SVSU student vocalists, steel band to perform together in concert

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Singers, Concert Choir and Valley Steel musical groups will perform in the concert "St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass" Monday, Dec. 1. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

November 25, 2014

SVSU faculty to research the concept of evil, water culture of West Africa through Braun Fellowship

A Saginaw Valley State University professor in philosophy will research the concept of evil, and another in geography will engage in focused scholarly work on the importance of water to the people of Niger in West Africa, after being selected for the Braun Fellowship.

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for November 2014

Emily J. Beard, assistant professor of English, presented a paper titled “‘Reacting’ to the needs of the Composition Student: Employing Reacting Pedagogy in the Writing Classroom” at the Writing Across the Peninsula conference

December 2, 2014

SVSU students to perform one-act opera Friday

Saginaw Valley State University students will perform works of opera Friday, Dec. 5. The hour-long event begins at 12:30 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall; it is free and open to the public.

December 15, 2014

SVSU Board Grants Degrees to 521 Graduating Students

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved granting degrees to some 521 students during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 12. The graduating class consists of 399 students who are expected to complete bachelor’s degrees and 122 students expected to receive master's or education specialist degrees.

December 16, 2014

Youth Leadership students to present gifts to children at First Ward Community Center

Students from high schools across the Great Lakes Bay Region and from Saginaw Valley State University will make the holidays a little brighter for children who participate in after school programs at Saginaw’s First Ward Community Center.

December 17, 2014

STEM expert and university president to keynote regional MLK event at SVSU

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and noted thought leader on STEM education, will be the keynote speaker for the Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King, Jr. event at Saginaw Valley State University. He will speak Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

December 17, 2014

2014 Holiday Video

Best wishes for a peaceful season.

December 17, 2014

Leading Educators Selected for 2015 Gerstacker Fellowship at SVSU

This year, 11 outstanding Michigan educators have been selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April.

December 17, 2014

SVSU educator secures $5K grant to develop middle school Spanish language lessons

Marlena Bravender, a Saginaw Valley State University assistant professor of teacher education, has received a $5,000 grant recently from the National Education Association Foundation to research ways to integrate online language simulations into Spanish foreign language lessons.

December 19, 2014

SVSU student receives national honor for peer health education

Matthew Walla recently was named one of six students nationally to receive the Outstanding Student of 2014 award from BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, a collegiate peer education organization with members from more than 340 colleges and universities nationally.

December 19, 2014

SVSU students tops at forensics competition, qualify for national tourney

Four Saginaw Valley State University students qualified for a national forensics competition after earning high placement in a recent tournament.

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for December 2014

Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presented the session “Implementing Extensive Reading” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ Annual Convention, Nov. 21-23 in

December 12, 2013

What do you know about internet safety?

Internet Safety is our new landing page for information about how you can be more aware about the various ways methods ...

December 18, 2013

BRL Students attend SFN!

Long trip, but great week engaged in neuroscience

October 20, 2014

Connection between tooth infections and Alzheimers?

Charles Weaver-Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

October 28, 2014

Geography professor receives competitive fellowship

Fellowship puts Geography professor on the map

February 28, 2014

ITS Announces a New Service Tracking System

As users of the SVSU ITS Service Management System for IT requests, you now have the ability to submit new IT requests, to see status updates, and to track the progress of your requests online ...

November 14, 2013

Adobe Software Breach

In October, Adobe suffered a serious data breach that exposed all of their registered user accounts. Anyone who has ever purchased or registered their Adobe software, or signed up for announcements, has been exposed and will potentially be targeted for attacks ...

November 8, 2013

Cryptovirus, aka CryptoLocker, and How it May Affect You

This message pertains to recent news stories on various cable networks, including our local WNEM TV 5 reporting about Cryptovirus (aka CryptoLocker). The reports are about a serious and nasty variation of other past ransomware viruses like FBI CyberCrime and Homeland Security ...

October 20, 2014

Electrical engineering project maps facial expressions

Rajani Muraleedharan-Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

October 27, 2014

Producing "The Producers" - The Play and the Professors

Producing "The Producers" - The Play and the Professors

October 20, 2014

Nursing Simulation Makes Lectures Come Alive

Rose Lange-Associate Professor of Nursing

October 28, 2014

From the Israeli Army to the O.T. Classroom

From the Israeli Army to the O.T. Classroom

October 20, 2014

Yu Zou-Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yu Zou-Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

October 28, 2014

Nursing Student Aims to Reduce Malaria Selling Mosquito Nets

Hope Rises with Project Sunset

May 16, 2013

New Virus Attack: Walmart.com Emails

The purpose of this message is to inform you of a new sophisticated Virus infected message, that does not require you to click on links - simply load the message into a "dated" web browser (like Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari) and it searches for exploits on your computer ...

October 20, 2014

Biology Prof Researches Cardiovascular Physiology and Disease

Jay Scott-Assistant Professor of Biology

October 21, 2014

CJ Students Examine Their Beliefs

James Bowers-Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

October 21, 2014

Pediatric nurse turned teacher

Becky Toth-Assistant Professor of Nursing

October 28, 2014

Everything is coming up French

"I am passionate about teaching"

October 21, 2014

English prof brings pop culture to classroom

Kim Lacey-Assistant Professor of English

October 28, 2014

Tami Sivy - Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Tami Sivy - Assistant Professor of Chemistry

October 21, 2014

Are you spending time or money?

Kaustav Misra-Assistant Professor of Economics

October 24, 2012

BRL travels to SFN

Student present at national conference

September 3, 2012

BRL student wins 2nd place at National Meeting

Jon Gallagher (Pre-med) places 2nd

September 3, 2012

BRL students attend SFN

Six BRL students visit DC

March 26, 2012

The Brain research Lab opens at SVSU

New facility to support undergraduates

May 26, 2012

Sarah Fluharty wins SRCI

BRL student awarded 10K

May 11, 2011

Kasey Moritz wins SRCI

BRL student awarded 8K

January 4, 2017

SVSU home to ‘best dorms’ in Michigan and among top 20 in the nation

Saginaw Valley State University is ringing in the new year having secured — and improved — its reputation as a neighborly and friendly institution for students to live, according to a website grading “Best Dorms” in the nation.

January 11, 2017

SVSU Foundation board elects officers, adds members

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation board of directors elected officers for 2017 at its regular December meeting.

January 12, 2017

As her own retirement approaches, founding director reflects on SVSU program dedicated to engaging retirees

Jo Brownlie is in the business of helping others cross items off their bucket lists. It is a source of pride for the founding director of Saginaw Valley State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI.

January 13, 2017

SVSU student wins top honor in national collegiate courtroom competition

A Saginaw Valley State University student’s passionate approach to arguing courtroom cases in a competitive collegiate setting earned him the highest national honor from the American Moot Court Association.

January 19, 2017

SVSU students shine on Midwest theatre stage; Bay City native headed to nationals

Saginaw Valley State University students turned their passion for theatre and strong work ethic into performances that earned praise and top honors — including an invitation to a national competition — during a festival featuring students from across the Midwest.

January 20, 2017

SVSU residential student honored with national award for promoting health

A Saginaw Valley State University student's passion for promoting a safe environment for her peers has earned her national recognition. Megan Christoson, a health science major from Fowlerville, recently received the National Association of College and University Residence Halls Student of the Month award for November.

January 25, 2017

SVSU international students celebrate art during annual Intercultural Night

Saginaw Valley State University’s international students will share their culture —through song, dance, fashion and theatre performances — with the community during the 16th annual Intercultural Night.

January 31, 2017

Film scholar to speak on Navajo weavers during SVSU talk

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome Janna Jones to campus for a public lecture Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Alan Ott Auditorium.

July 25, 2017

Jason Rasmussen - Staff Member of the month, January 2017

Few people are as responsible for how well your workday goes as Jason Rasmussen.

July 26, 2017

Julie Keil, January 2017 - Faculty profile

Julie Keil spent 30 years as an attorney. It’s a career she has no desire to resuscitate.

February 3, 2017

SVSU Rhea Miller Concert series to feature acclaimed musicians

Saginaw Valley State University will showcase internationally-acclaimed baritone John Muriello, who will be joined by renowned composer and pianist Richard Pearson Thomas during the next Rhea Miller Concert Series installment Saturday, Feb. 4.

February 3, 2017

SVSU business students selected for global business leadership

Eleven Saginaw Valley State University students passionate about global business will receive leadership development and travel abroad after being selected for the 5th class of SVSU’s Vitito Global Leadership Institute.

February 6, 2017

SVSU music department earns national reaccreditation

The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Music hit a high note with accreditors, and has earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music for the second time, this time for a 10-year period.

February 28, 2017

SVSU commemorates Black History Month

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a number of public events throughout Black History Month in 2017. The public is invited to SVSU throughout the month of February to join the university at its multiple Black History Month events. All events are free of charge and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

February 6, 2017

SVSU student invited to present at World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition in Italy

Saginaw Valley State University student Jarrod Eaton, a health science major from St. Johns, has a genuine interest in the health of college students, and has pursued research in this regard. He has been invited to present his research at the 2nd World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition in Rome, Italy March 22-24.

February 8, 2017

SVSU to support cancer research during Relay For Life event Friday

Relay For Life’s cause against cancer strikes a personal chord for Courtney Franzel.

February 8, 2017

SVSU professors receive Braun Fellowship to improve health of pregnant women, write poetry collection

Two Saginaw Valley State University professors have received support from SVSU for their scholarly activity. Arra Ross, associate professor of English, and Rebecca Schlaff, assistant professor of kinesiology, have been selected for the Braun Fellowship.

February 8, 2017

SVSU President responds to governor’s budget recommendation

Saginaw Valley State University President Donald Bachand issued the following statement in response to the state budget recommendation announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today:

February 10, 2017

SVSU to host Great Lakes Bay Region College Night

Saginaw Valley State University will host the Great Lakes Bay Region College Night Monday, March 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in SVSU's Curtiss Hall.

February 13, 2017

SVSU President Bachand offers statement on the passing of Ted Braun

Hugo E. “Ted” Braun of Saginaw passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8 at age 84. Saginaw Valley State University President Donald Bachand offered these thoughts:

February 16, 2017

SVSU Theatre to stage modern play ‘Really Really’

The Saginaw Valley State University Theatre Department will stage its production of Paul Downs Colaizzo's “Really Really” Wednesday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 26 in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre of Performing Arts.

February 16, 2017

SVSU to host FIRST in Michigan statewide high school robotics competition

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome nearly 5,000 high school students from across Michigan for the statewide FIRST Robotics competition Wednesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 15. Including professional mentors and family members, an estimated 7,500 people will descend on the Great Lakes Bay Region for the competition, which is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2017

SVSU senior soprano to perform with pianist in concert

Saginaw Valley State University will present a senior recital performance featuring student soprano Heather Seaton, who will be joined in concert by pianist Jason Maurer.

February 17, 2017

Pianist Trepanier to perform at SVSU

MiJung Trepanier will perform a piano recital Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at Saginaw Valley State University. The event is free and open to the public.

February 21, 2017

SVSU Board approves Master of Social Work program, campus updates

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved adding a Master of Social Work degree program to the curriculum during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 20.

February 22, 2017

SVSU to provide additional scholarship support for Bay Commitment students

Saginaw Valley State University will expand its commitment to supporting students and increasing educational attainment in the Great Lakes Bay Region by providing new scholarships for Bay County students who are Bay Commitment scholarship recipients.

February 22, 2017

SVSU honored by Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce for community engagement

Saginaw Valley State University received the Corporate Community Service Award from the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Feb. 11.

February 24, 2017

SVSU professor to speak on post-Civil War black families and black print

Eric Gardner, professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University, will speak Tuesday, March 7 at noon at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History as part of its “Lunch and Learn” series. The talk will explore post-Civil War memories of slavery and race and the role of black print culture.

February 24, 2017

SVSU forensics team places second in competition

A Saginaw Valley State University student’s performance helped propel the institution’s forensics team to a second-place finish at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Novice States Tournament Feb. 18 at Northwood University.

February 28, 2017

SVSU seeking charity partner for 2017 Battle of the Valleys competition

Saginaw Valley State University students have shown an incredible community-minded spirit over the past 14 years, raising more than $350,000 to support numerous worthy causes and charitable organizations during the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition.

July 26, 2017

Tammy Elliott - Staff member of the month February 2017

There’s a photo on the wall of Tammy Elliott’s third floor Wickes office. In the foreground, there are trees and bushes, capped with white, untouched snow.

March 2, 2017

SVSU partners with United Way of Midland County to research food needs

Saginaw Valley State University is providing expertise to a community-oriented research project aimed at improving access to food for low-income households.

March 3, 2017

SVSU student’s servant leadership results in Emerging Leader award from YWCA

Saginaw Valley State University student Rebecca “Becks” Meredith has been selected by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region to receive an Emerging Leader award for her enthusiastic service on campus and in the community.

March 8, 2017

SVSU Alternative Breaks sends students to volunteer at seven locations across U.S.

Seventy-seven Saginaw Valley State University students are spending their spring break traveling to seven states in order to lend a helping hand as part of the Alternative Breaks program.

March 14, 2017

SVSU to host acclaimed graphic designer as part of Dow Visiting Artist series

Saginaw Valley State University will be hosting acclaimed graphic designer Shogo Ota the weekend of Friday, March 24 as part of the Dow Visiting Artist series.

March 15, 2017

SVSU flute concert set for March 30

Saginaw Valley State University's Flute Choir will perform in concert Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall.

March 15, 2017

Five SVSU elementary education majors to attend early childhood conference

Five elementary education majors from Saginaw Valley State University will be presenting at the Early Childhood conference hosted by the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children. The event will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

March 15, 2017

SVSU students to teach kids to draw comics

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students, the SVSU Comic Strippers, will host a free workshop on drawing comics for youths, ages 7 to 17. The workshop will take place Saturday, March 18, starting at 11 a.m. at Butman-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock in Saginaw.

March 16, 2017

SVSU students to honor military veterans at Loons opener

Saginaw Valley State University business students are organizing an event in the spirit of service. Home Runs for Heroes will honor local military veterans in partnership with the Great Lakes Loons Thursday, April 6 for the team’s home opener at 6:05 p.m. at Dow Diamond.

March 20, 2017

SVSU seeks to empower open minds with Human Library event

Saginaw Valley State University will host a Human Library event Tuesday, March 21 from 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the first floor of the Zahnow Library.

March 20, 2017

SVSU history professor researches Cold War-era U.S. military experience in his native Germany

John Baesler was a boy in Bensheim, West Germany in the 1980s when his family — watching a crime drama on TV — heard a knock at the front door one evening. On the other side were two members of his family he met for the first time that night: His father’s niece and her daughter, who had arrived there after a daring escape from then-Communist-occupied East Germany.

March 28, 2017

SVSU to host sold-out employment fair Friday

Saginaw Valley State University will host more than 150 employers during its spring university-wide employment fair Friday, March 31. The event, which will run from noon to 3 p.m., will be in the Curtiss Hall banquet and seminar rooms.

March 28, 2017

SVSU and Saginaw's Counter Cruise team up for food drive doubling as bicycle ride

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will collaborate with a local bicycle-riding organization for a community-minded cause.

March 28, 2017

‘Love for Speech’ leads to honors for SVSU Forensics team at state tournament

The Saginaw Valley State University forensics team captured multiple awards at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Forensics Tournament on March 18 at Eastern Michigan University.

March 29, 2017

SVSU Concert Choir and Cardinal Singers to perform together in concert

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir will perform in the concert “Mozart and More” Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

March 29, 2017

SVSU Flute Choir to perform in concert Thursday

Saginaw Valley State University's Flute Choir will perform in concert Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Founders Hall.

March 30, 2017

SVSU Theatre presents Tony-winning musical ‘Assassins’

The Saginaw Valley State University Theatre Department will stage its production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical “Assassins,” beginning on Wednesday, April 5 in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre of Performing Arts.

March 30, 2017

Renowned jazz artist Bob James to perform in concert at SVSU

James has been in the music industry for more than 50 years in the role of pianist, composer, arranger and producer, continually captivating audiences around the world.

March 30, 2017

SVSU students hope their firefighting robot douses competition at international contest

In its attempt to douse a fire, “Card-Bot 1.0” is blazing a trail for a new STEM-oriented student organization at Saginaw Valley State University.

April 7, 2017

Visitor information now available for FIRST in Michigan robotics state finals guests

Your news and information resource for the FIRST Robotics Michigan State Finals.

July 26, 2017

March 2017 Faculty Profile - Sylvia Fromherz Sharp

For being too much of a distraction in seventh grade, Sylvia Fromherz was asked to spend the rest of class sitting outside in her Catholic school’s atrium.

July 26, 2017

March 2017 Faculty profile - John Baesler

John Baesler was a boy in Bensheim, West Germany in the 1980s when his family — watching a crime drama on TV — heard a knock at the front door one evening.

July 26, 2017

Carolyn Weirda, March 2017 - Staff Member of the month

Before volunteers signed up to help during the FIRST Robotics statewide competition at SVSU, Carolyn Wierda had a decision to make: How many T-shirts to order for those anticipated helpers.

April 5, 2017

SVSU gives local 5th graders a ‘Passport to the World’

Saginaw Valley State University's English Language Program will share international experiences with local grade school students during the “Passport to the World” event Friday, April 7.

April 5, 2017

SVSU, Saginaw libraries offer family history-writing workshop

A collaboration between Saginaw Valley State University and the Public Libraries of Saginaw will help individuals better understand and preserve their family histories through writing.

April 6, 2017

SVSU business students organize anniversary dinner for Vietnam Vets

Four Saginaw Valley State University students are hosting a dinner to recognize local Vietnam veterans for their military service. The event will take place Friday, April 7 at the Kochville Township Veterans Hall from 5-7 p.m.

April 10, 2017

SVSU Concert Band to perform

The Saginaw Valley State University Concert Band will perform in concert Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

April 1, 2017

FIRST Robotics, Cardinal Formula Racing provide foundation for business started by SVSU mechanical engineering alum

As the founder and president of a design and engineering company, Nevin Steinbrink appreciates the opportunity to build things. He also appreciates the things that built him.

April 10, 2017

Ecology scholar and international biodiversity expert to speak at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host renowned scholar and preservationist Giselle Tamayo-Castillo for a public lecture Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 12, 2017

SVSU students present research on writing strategies

Ten Saginaw Valley State University Writing Center tutors were among a group of undergraduates selected to present their research at the East Central Writing Center Association 2017 Conference held at Southwestern Michigan College on the weekend of March 24-25.

April 12, 2017

FIRST Robotics state championships at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host the FIRST in Michigan statewide high school robotics competition Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15. Some teams will be arriving and unloading their equipment Wednesday, April 12.

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.

April 17, 2017

SVSU alumni & FIRST Robotics mentors pleased to return to alma mater to compete

Thousands of students descended on Saginaw Valley State University April 12-15 to demonstrate determination during the FIRST Robotics state championships. It was the first time SVSU has hosted the event, which drew two alumni back to campus as coaches.

April 17, 2017

SVSU moot court students' strong performance in national tourney wraps up best year yet

Four Saginaw Valley State University students capped off a year of determined study and preparation with a strong showing at a national moot court tournament at the University of Chicago.

April 18, 2017

SVSU hosting 10th annual ‘Pros vs. Joes’ charity basketball game in honor of fallen student

Faculty and staff from Saginaw Valley State University will hit the hardwood Tuesday, April 18, to help raise money in the name of a student who died tragically 10 years ago.

April 19, 2017

Tickets remain for Grammy-winning jazz artist Bob James concert at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Bob James for a concert performance Friday, April 28 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the jazz pianist will take the state at 8 p.m. Tickets remain on sale at $40 per person.

April 19, 2017

SVSU club dance team inspires to finish fifth in national competition

The Saginaw Valley State University club dance team traveled to Florida earlier this month for its first-ever national competition – 22 years after the team’s inception.

April 21, 2017

Forty projects featured in SVSU Science and Engineering Symposium

Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, April 21, will host its winter 2017 Science and Engineering Symposium, where the public can view the work students performed on 40 projects.

April 21, 2017

Brother's disease led to SVSU student's research project set for display during Friday showcase

Saginaw Valley State University exercise science major Geena Militello gained a unique perspective on life by growing up with a brother living with muscular dystrophy, a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

April 21, 2017

Burton native's illustrative interpretation of SVSU art department on display at campus research showcase

Comic books have long been popular in the entertainment industry and are firmly entrenched in modern pop culture with on-screen adaptations of bookstore titles such as The Avengers, Batman, and The Walking Dead.

April 24, 2017

Consumers Energy deputy general counsel, SVSU alum, to address SVSU May graduates

The vice president of a Michigan energy company will deliver the keynote address to graduates during Commencement exercises next month at Saginaw Valley State University.

April 24, 2017

SVSU professor wins national award for book on post-Civil War black print

Eric Garnder, professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University, has won his second Book Prize from the Research Society of American Periodicals. The prize awards the best scholarly book on American periodicals published in 2015 and 2016.

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 26, 2017

Saginaw Valley State University College of Education honors 2nd annual Heroes in Education

The Saginaw Valley State University College of Education will recognize six individuals from the Michigan educational community for their outstanding and heroic contributions to positively impact the lives of students.

July 26, 2017

Sue Brasseur, April 2017 - Staff Member of the month

Sue Brasseur didn’t have the luxury of Tinkerbell pixie dust when helping organize the FIRST Robotics statewide competition in April, but that didn’t stop The Conference Center at SVSU’s director from helping a show earn magical reviews.

May 1, 2017

SVSU inducts 14 students to business honor society

The College of Business and Management at Saginaw Valley State University honored and inducted 14 students to Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International.

May 1, 2017

SVSU honors students deliver thesis presentations

Fifteen students from Saginaw Valley State University’s Honors Program delivered their thesis presentations Friday, April 7, inside Gilbertson Hall on SVSU’s campus.

May 4, 2017

SVSU commencement: a day of celebration for student who overcame life-threatening disease

In Sarah Tennyson’s bedroom, the dozens of cards featuring inspirational quotes only seem to outnumber the smiley-faced stickers by a few.

May 4, 2017

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing members pushing their limits in advance of international contest

The hard-working, motivated members of the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Racing team are hoping for a top 10 finish this year at the at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Collegiate Design Series on May 10-13 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

May 5, 2017

SVSU Board approves new master’s degree in computer science

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a new graduate program, a master’s degree in computer science and information systems, during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, May 5.

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?”

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 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 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 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 10, 2017

SVSU student examines causes of fraud in honors thesis

Nearly 16 years have passed since the public became aware of widespread fraud at Enron, an energy company that ultimately had one of the biggest bankruptcies in American history. Legislators have enacted stricter laws to try to prevent future such catastrophes, but just last month, banking giant Wells Fargo was outed in the latest scandal.

May 10, 2017

Registration open for SVSU Literacy Center summer clinics

The Literacy Center at Saginaw Valley State University will offer tutoring in reading to students ranging from kindergarten upward through 12th grade, and adult learners during the upcoming summer.

May 11, 2017

Iridian Juarez: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

One shift. That is all it took for Iridian Juarez to leave an impression in SVSU President Don Bachand’s office so strong that it led Mary Kowaleski, the president’s executive assistant, into a figurative tug-of-war for more of Juarez’s time.

May 11, 2017

Sloan Klaski: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Sloan Klaski looks to the future with excitement and a smile on his face as he describes his goals in the years to come. Many Saginaw Valley State University graduates share his positive outlook; few have faced as many obstacles.

May 15, 2017

SVSU writing tutors share expertise in building university writing center in Japan

Saginaw Valley State University secondary education majors Renee Okenka of Swartz Creek, and Samantha Geffert of Farmington Hills, are studying abroad at Shikoku University in Tokushima, Japan this summer, and their trip includes a special purpose: getting a newly established Writing Center off to a good start.

May 15, 2017

Mallory Rivard: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

On the day Mallory Rivard? walked across the stage at Saginaw Valley State University's May 2017 commencement ceremonies, she already had one foot set in her future career: inspiring young minds as a classroom teacher.

May 16, 2017

Mackenzie Allen: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Mackenzie Allen arrived at Saginaw Valley State University with her sights set on an academic path that would lead her to a profession helping bodies heal.

May 17, 2017

SVSU student shows perseverance to complete degree

Emotions filled Natalie Jacobs as she crossed the stage during Commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday, May 6.

May 17, 2017

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing finishes as top undergraduate team for 3rd straight year; Places 6th in the world in acceleration

The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Race team sped its way to another impressive performance, posting the top score among exclusively undergraduate programs for the third consecutive year at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series May 10-13 at Michigan International Speedway.

May 19, 2017

SVSU student awarded national honor as Outstanding Senior in French

Recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate Tory Thompson has received a national honor. The American Association of Teachers of French selected him to receive a 2017 Outstanding Senior in French Award.

May 19, 2017

SVSU hosting open house for new master’s program in computer science & information systems

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting an open house for students interested in learning more about the new master’s degree program in computer science and information systems approved by the Board of Control earlier this month. SVSU professors will be on hand from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in Pioneer Hall room 238 to answer questions and provide information about the program.

May 22, 2017

Kevin Finley: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

As a future accounting asset to The Dow Chemical Company, Kevin Finley crossed the graduation stage in May 2017 with excitement and a firm sense of purpose after five years at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 3, 2016

Jenni Putz: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Jenni Putz enjoys a challenge. Her research record is extraordinary for an undergraduate, and one of those research interests resulted from challenging herself to step outside of her comfort zone. Far outside.

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.

May 22, 2017

Isabelle Pacitto: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Isabelle Pacitto came to SVSU with a passion for helping others and leaves inspired to make it her life's work, thanks to engaging with a campus community filled with servant leaders.

May 23, 2017

SVSU honors outstanding patient care by 7 nurses across the region

Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the dedicated care and leadership delivered by seven registered nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the seventh annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony Monday, May 22.

May 26, 2017

SVSU, Dow Corning Foundation STEM program rewards Kingston teacher's eye for the future

“Robots shall inherit the classroom” reads the tagline on Matt Ferguson’s Kingston High School-based webpage featuring his Robotics course’s trials and tribulations.

May 26, 2017

SVSU research shows police in greater Saginaw respond faster than national average

Data analyzed by a Saginaw Valley State University professor shows that the average time it takes police to respond to serious crimes in the Saginaw region is significantly less than the national average.

May 30, 2017

SVSU engineering students aiming to assist in pet surgery recovery with automated intensive care unit

When dogs undergo surgery, veterinarians often must suture a nasal oxygen catheter to the animal, making for an uncomfortable recovery. Four Saginaw Valley State University electrical engineering students are working to ensure that is no longer necessary for a Saginaw County pet emergency hospital.

May 16, 2017

Cameron Pratt: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Cameron Pratt didn’t need a math equation to discover his professional trajectory. But the math didn’t hurt.

June 6, 2017

Heather Harvey: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Inspired by a love of math and science, Saginaw Valley State University new alumna Heather Harvey decided on a nursing career when she was in high school.

June 6, 2017

Alec Ward: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Alec Ward has a gift for solving math problems, and he wants to share that talent with others. “No question, he has been one of our best students ever,” said Amy Hlavacek, associate professor of mathematics. “He’s already great at teaching others math.”

June 6, 2017

Madison Laskowski: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

In her circle of friends, Madison Laskowski admits she is the one most likely to trip over her own two feet, but she has proven she knows how to put her best foot forward when it comes to making legal arguments.

June 6, 2017

Alex Fullerton: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Less than a year after a roadway crash claimed his left leg — and nearly his life — Alex Fullerton was where he belonged: back at full speed behind the wheel of an Indy-style car he helped build. His perseverance comes naturally.

June 6, 2017

Jarrod Eaton: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

In the wake of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, Jarrod Eaton felt the world shake beneath his feet. Literally and figuratively.

June 6, 2017

Sarah Albanawi: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Driven to solve complex problems, Sarah Albanawi knows her choices defy some preconceptions.

July 26, 2017

Norm Wika - May 2017 Faculty Profile

When it comes to multi-tasking between interests, Norm Wika has a hard time pairing any task with music. Even listening to a music station during drives to work can be a challenge for the SVSU assistant professor of music.

July 26, 2017

Karen Erwin, May 2017-Staff Member of the month

Karen Erwin, SVSU administrative assistant to the dean of students, has an office located in the Student Affairs suite. The team in this suite — Erwin included — carry many responsibilities, largely involving helping the many students who find their way to the office.

June 5, 2017

Strong interest for SVSU Education Employment Fair

Saginaw Valley State University is seeing a growing demand for teachers, and will hold a job fair for positions in the education industry Tuesday, June 13 from noon to 2 p.m. in Gilbertson Hall. The fair is open to the public.

June 5, 2017

SVSU alum to study Theodore Roethke's 'North American Sequence' as scholar

A Saginaw Valley State University alumnus and literary scholar will return to the institution this summer in part to study one of the later writings of 20th century poet and Saginaw native Theodore Roethke.

June 7, 2017

Great things ahead for 2017 SVSU graduates

We Are New Cardinal Alumni — available online at www.svsu.edu/weare2017 — is a series that takes a snapshot of our outstanding 2017 graduates.

June 7, 2017

SVSU partners with K-12 schools to prepare ‘chief science officers,’ thanks to grant from The Dow Chemical Co.

Saginaw Valley State University hopes to send students back to their K-12 schools to serve as leaders and “chief science officers” when the new school year begins in the fall.

June 14, 2017

SVSU Community Writing Center to be introduced at Wirt Public Library in Bay City

Saginaw Valley State University has received grant funding to establish the Bay Area Community Writing Center, which will open in September at the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City.

June 14, 2017

Five SVSU representatives bring their passion to 2017 Miss Michigan competition

The 2017 Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in Muskegon will feature a heavy dose of “Red Pride” this week, as five of the 34 contestants hail from Saginaw Valley State University.

June 14, 2017

SVSU disc golf team wins Collegiate Cup championship

The disc golf team at Saginaw Valley State University won the inaugural Collegiate Cup Sunday, June 11 at Flip City Disc Golf Course in Shelby, Michigan.

June 8, 2017

SVSU earns national acclaim for inclusive housing policy

Saginaw Valley State University received national recognition recently for its efforts to provide gender-inclusive student housing options on campus.

June 20, 2017

SVSU Board approves 2017-18 budget, tuition to increase $474

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of control approved a tuition increase of $474 for in-state students as part of the 2017-18 general fund operating budget adopted during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, June 19.

June 22, 2017

All-American running career prepares SVSU grad to serve U.S. Navy as submarine engineer

With exceptional discipline and inspired determination, Joey Southgate became an All-American athlete during a personal best-smashing, “storybook-ending” final run in May as a track athlete at Saginaw Valley State University.

June 23, 2017

AT&T-sponsored STEM camp at SVSU aims to generate academic interest among high school students

A dozen high school students are getting an early taste of college life this week , all while Saginaw Valley State University educators expose them to the exciting side of science studies.

June 27, 2017

SVSU receives $1.39 million federal grant to improve health care in northern lower Michigan

Saginaw Valley State University has won federal funding to improve health care delivery for residents in rural areas immediately and into the future. A grant of nearly $1.4 million will support an innovative approach that will place graduate students in SVSU’s nurse practitioner program into the field to provide patient care, and will prepare them for careers in rural settings.

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.

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 30, 2017

SVSU to host computer and Internet technologies camp for girls in grades 5-8

Saginaw Valley State University will host Camp Infinity this July to introduce girls in middle school to computer and Internet technologies through hands-on activities.

July 18, 2017

SVSU honored as ‘Great College to Work For’ nationally for second consecutive year

Saginaw Valley State University joined elite company when it was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for the second consecutive year by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

July 26, 2017

New facility for SVSU business programs in store, following state budget approval

Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Business and Management will soon have a new home for students, faculty, staff and business organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond, as SVSU moves forward with plans for a 40,000 square foot building addition.

August 3, 2017

SVSU students to help homeless women and children through 2017 Battle of the Valleys

Saginaw Valley State University students will direct their passion for supporting the community by raising funds for an organization that helps homeless women with children during the 15th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for The Mustard Seed when they compete against their rivals from Grand Valley State University during the week-long challenge this coming fall.

August 21, 2017

SVSU to prepare ‘chief science officers’ to boost STEM learning in K-12 schools. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 23Gilbertson Hall, 2nd floor, SVSU campus

Saginaw Valley State University will host two days of workshops and fun learning activities for more than 50 middle school and high school students from the Great Lakes Bay Region who will serve as “chief science officers” in their schools during the upcoming academic yea

August 23, 2017

SVSU Board Approves New 3-Year Faculty Contract

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a new three-year contract with the SVSU Faculty Association (MEA/NEA) during a special meeting of the Board Tuesday, Aug. 22.

August 23, 2017

Another freshman class moves in to SVSU top-ranked residence halls

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome another freshman class Wednesday, Aug. 23 when students move into the “best dorms” in Michigan for the 2017-18 academic year. More than 70 percent of incoming freshmen again have chosen to reside on campus.

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.

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.

September 8, 2017

SVSU first in the nation to offer students Healthcare Financial Professional Certification

Saginaw Valley State University has become the first university in the nation to offer the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional credential when school leaders incorporate this certification into the curriculum this fall. The certification is available to those studying in SVSU's Master of Science in Health Administration and Leadership program.

September 14, 2017

SVSU hosting dedication ceremony to showcase renovations to Zahnow Library

Saginaw Valley State University will host a dedication ceremony in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The facility will be open for tours.

September 18, 2017

SVSU Writing Center to open Bay Community Writing Center with open house Tuesday

Saginaw Valley State University's Writing Center will expand its community reach when it partners with the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City to open the Bay Community Writing Center on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

September 19, 2017

Detroit author wins SVSU literature award

Saginaw Valley State University has awarded the 2017-18 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature to author Drew Philp for his book, "A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City. The award is part of SVSU’s community-minded commitment to recognize exceptional writing within Michigan.

September 20, 2017

SVSU to host Visiting Scholars and Artists Series

Saginaw Valley State University will host several engaging guest speakers for the annual Visiting Scholars and Artists series. The series will bring guest lecturers to SVSU to speak on topics including neuroscience, political bipartisanship, and methods for motivating uninspired students.

September 21, 2017

From the archives: Students aid local firefighters; research electricity-producing bicycle

The following story appeared in the fall 2010 issue of Reflections magazine. This story in part spotlighted Jade Fulton, who will be inducted into the Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame in September 2017.

September 21, 2017

SVSU students to raise funds for Saginaw shelter during this year's Battle of the Valleys

Saginaw Valley State University's annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition will kick off Sunday, Sept. 24. For the 15th consecutive year, the students of SVSU and Grand Valley State University will go head-to-head to see who can raise the most money for their respective charity partners. The fundraiser concludes Saturday, Sept. 30, when the rival football teams face off at 7 p.m. at GVSU's Lubbers Stadium.

September 21, 2017

SVSU sees enrollment dip, but bright spots in student retention and graduate programs

Saginaw Valley State University saw its total enrollment decline for the 2017 fall semester, but the numbers also show encouraging trends in improved student retention and growth in the number of new graduate students.

September 26, 2017

SVSU students hosting fire truck pull, dodgeball game for Battle of the Valleys fundraising

SVSU students hosting fire truck pull, dodgeball game for Battle of the Valleys fundraising. Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27, SVSU campus

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.

September 29, 2017

SVSU to host piano recital featuring Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Two pianists will bring the music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

October 2, 2017

Unique ‘Piano Windtet’ from Germany to perform in concert at SVSU

A group to believed to be the only "Piano Windtet" of its kind (piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) will perform in concert at Saginaw Valley State University Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall as part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series.

October 2, 2017

SVSU and Pulse 3 Foundation hope to host 500 for CPR Blitz at Saturday’s football game

Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Pulse 3 Foundation in Saginaw, and Blue Cross Blue Shield will partner to provide lifesaving training Saturday, Oct. 7. Using the slogan “500 in 5,” they hope to train 500 people how to perform hands-only CPR training the SVSU home football game that day.

October 2, 2017

SVSU students win ‘Battle,’ lift spirits for Saginaw homeless shelter's occupants, director

Saginaw Valley State University students continued their tradition of improving their surrounding community by raising $32,115 in the annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. The funds will help the Mustard Seed Shelter double the occupancy of its Saginaw facility that moves women and children from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

October 3, 2017

SVSU to host lecture on free will

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a guest speaker and professor who will speak on the topic of "Free Will and Neuroscience." The presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Ott Auditorium.

October 4, 2017

SVSU’s first all-female cast to stage WWII drama, 'Decision Height'

Saginaw Valley State University will soar into new territory this October with the theatre department's first production with an all-female cast, "Decision Height."

October 6, 2017

SVSU hosts kick off for Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute, Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Curtiss Hall

SVSU hosts kick off for Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Curtiss Hall, SVSU

October 9, 2017

SVSU alumnus and STEM partner honored as Teacher of the Year by Carrollton Public Schools

Craig Coopersmith, a two-time Saginaw Valley State University alumnus and an adjunct instructor of chemistry, has been named Carrollton High School's Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 school year. Coopersmith will be honored with a plaque as well as funding for classroom supplies.

October 11, 2017

SVSU job fair to feature record 140 employers

Saginaw Valley State University will host a record total of at least 140 employers during its annual Fall University-Wide Employment & Networking Fair. The event - free and open to the public - is scheduled Friday, Oct. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in SVSU's Curtiss Hall.

October 12, 2017

SVSU receives top certification from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Saginaw Valley State University has earned certification as a Veteran-Friendly School from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for the third consecutive year.

October 17, 2017

Congressman Kildee to speak on bipartisanship and civil discourse in SVSU lecture

U.S. Representative Dan Kildee will discuss the state of modern politics during a lecture at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday Oct. 19. He will discuss "Promoting Civil Discourse and Fostering Bipartisanship in Today's Politics" at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

October 17, 2017

Musicians will recognize 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution during SVSU concert

It has been 100 years since the Russian Revolution in 1917. This historic moment and its aftermath are being recognized on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. during a musical performance in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. A trio of musicians with experience on international stages will perform pieces composed in the early-20th century Russia using instruments such as the piano, cello, and violin.

October 17, 2017

SVSU alumna takes stage as educator at top children's theatre

Karli Jenkins’ love of theatre began as a youngster attending summer camps at Saginaw Valley State University, where she later completed her degree. Now she is sharing that love with other children at one of the nation’s leading children’s theatre companies.

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.

October 18, 2017

Open house to reintroduce community primary care health clinic in Bay County Health Department

Saginaw Valley State University, the Bay County Health Department and Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health are hosting an open house event to introduce a new name for a primary care health clinic available to the public.

October 20, 2017

SVSU hosts lecture on effects of domestic violence

Dr. Stephen R Guertin, medical director at Sparrow Regional Children’s Center and associate professor at Michigan State University’s College of Medicine, will be hosting an informative conversation about the effects of domestic violence on children at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ott Auditorium.

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.

October 24, 2017

SVSU conference to address challenges, solutions for individuals with disabilities

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting the C of IDEAS Summit 2017: Enhancing Lives, Creating Community Saturday, Nov. 4, starting at 9 a.m. in Gilbertson Hall. The focus of the summit is to advance interdisciplinary education and develop solutions that enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.

October 25, 2017

Flutist, pianist to perform classical music during SVSU recital

On Friday, Oct. 27, Saginaw Valley State University will showcase the talents of two musicians with experience performing in venues across the nation. The recital, taking place at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

October 27, 2017

FIRST Robotics scholarship recipients bring their work ethic and talents to SVSU

Bryce Stevens knew he was headed to college. His experience competing in the FIRST Robotics state finals at Saginaw Valley State University, coupled with a new SVSU scholarship for FIRST in Michigan robotics competitors, convinced him to choose SVSU.

October 27, 2017

Critically-acclaimed violinist set to perform at SVSU

Award-winning violinist Hal Grossman will perform in concert at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall as part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series.

October 27, 2017

During SVSU lecture, Georgetown historian to discuss legacy of 1623 'massacre' on Indonesian island

A 17th century "massacre" that impacted European relations and shaped global influences will be the focus of a lecture at Saginaw Valley State University Monday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

October 27, 2017

SVSU music students to showcase their talent at senior recital

Saginaw Valley State University music education majors Katie Mueller and Shane Billingsley, who are both Saginaw natives, will perform the clarinet in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for their senior recital.

October 30, 2017

SVSU receives $3 million federal grant to boost student success and retention

Saginaw Valley State University is poised to accelerate improvement in student retention and graduation rates after receiving a $3 million, five-year Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Only seven universities in the nation were selected to receive funding.

October 31, 2017

SVSU Board congratulates students on ‘Battle of the Valleys’ victory

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control congratulated the SVSU Student Association for their leadership in winning the 2017 Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition against their counterparts from Grand Valley State University.

October 31, 2017

SVSU recognizes outstanding alumni during annual awards ceremony

Business leaders, doctors, a dentist and a military veteran are among the eight individuals whose professional exceptionalism and community engagement were recognized during Saginaw Valley State University's annual Alumni Celebration Friday, Oct. 27.

November 1, 2017

More than 400 high school students coming to SVSU for Foreign Language Day

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome more than 400 high school students from eight regional high schools during the 42nd annual Foreign Language Day at SVSU Thursday, Nov. 2.

November 2, 2017

SVSU Cardinal Singers to perform 10th anniversary concert

The Cardinal Singers of Saginaw Valley State University will celebrate their tenth anniversary with a concert in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will consist of favorite pieces sung by the choir since its founding. Alumni have also been invited to join the current Cardinal Singers for the final song of the night, “The Awakening.”

November 3, 2017

SVSU recital to spotlight vocalist’s talents

Madalyn McHugh, a music major at Saginaw Valley State University, will demonstrate her vocal talents during a recital performance Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

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.

November 9, 2017

SVSU Veterans Day Celebration set for Thursday

SVSU will host its Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in SVSU Curtiss Hall’s banquet rooms. Students, staff and faculty are welcomed to attend.

November 9, 2017

SVSU student paper wins first place at Michigan Sociological Association conference

A Saginaw Valley State University student’s determination in her study resulted in high praise for her academic paper. Kellie Rankey, a creative writing major and sociology minor from Saginaw, won the 2017 Student Paper Award from the Michigan Sociological Association.

November 9, 2017

SVSU students display speaking skills during Sims Public Speaking Competition

Six Saginaw Valley State University students demonstrated their proficiency in public speaking on Friday, Nov. 3 during SVSU's 28th annual Sims Public Speaking Competition. The competition allows students to hone their oral communication skills while presenting on topics of their choosing.

November 9, 2017

SVSU to host Veterans Day Celebration - Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host its Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in SVSU Curtiss Hall's banquet rooms. All SVSU students, staff and faculty members are invited to the event.

November 9, 2017

SVSU faculty awards recognize outstanding educators

The Faculty Association at Saginaw Valley State University recognized outstanding faculty members during the 32nd annual SVSUFA Faculty Awards. The awards are presented to those faculty members who have shown initiative in teaching and research as well as providing a supportive environment for their students and colleagues.

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 13, 2017

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

A new group of K-12 education leaders committed to professional growth will join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship program in 2018.

November 15, 2017

National physics group honors SVSU’s Reed

The American Association of Physics Teachers has recognized Laurie Reed, lecturer of physics at Saginaw Valley State University, for her exceptional commitment to undergraduate teaching.

November 16, 2017

Cardboard City at SVSU to address homelessness awareness, raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

Saginaw Valley State University students will gather in the SVSU Student Center Thursday, Nov. 16, and build makeshift homes out of cardboard boxes, where they will spend the night during the annual Cardboard City event.

November 16, 2017

SVSU student earns best presentation honor at Midwest sports medicine conference

Saginaw Valley State University student Taylor Taraski's study on the mobility of Division II football players won high praise at a recent regional sports medicine conference. 

November 21, 2017

SVSU students shine at moot court competition, qualify for national tournament

Saginaw Valley State University's nationally-ranked undergraduate moot court program continued its success at the American Moot Court Association regional tournament in Ohio at the University of Akron College of Law November 17-18.

November 21, 2017

SVSU recognized nationally for outstanding support for military-affiliated students

Saginaw Valley State University has been recognized for creating a supportive environment for students affiliated with the military.

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 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 welcomes internationally published poet for reading

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome award-winning poet Tarfia Faizullah to campus for its Voices in the Valley series. She is scheduled to read selections of her work Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. in Founders Hall.

November 22, 2017

SVSU holiday play to evoke variety show spirit of Christmas past

Saginaw Valley State University student actors and vocalists will summon the spirit of the season — along with the comedy and comforts of 1960s- and ‘70s-era Christmas TV specials — during the Department of Theatre's 9th annual holiday-themed production.

November 29, 2017

SVSU’s Heileman receives national award for empowering student health educators

A national organization dedicated to promoting healthy and safe college campuses has honored Cortney Heileman of Saginaw Valley State University for her commitment to empower SVSU students to help their peers make healthy decisions.

November 30, 2017

Elementary students to engage in computer code activities at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University faculty and students will engage about 100 elementary school students in learning computer programming.

December 7, 2017

Dow community engagement leader to deliver SVSU commencement address this month

The director of Global Citizenship for The Dow Chemical Company will speak to graduates of a university nationally recognized for community engagement during Commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University. Rob Vallentine will deliver the keynote address to SVSU's newest graduates.

December 7, 2017

At SVSU, local high school students donating, wrapping gifts for Saginaw nonprofits

More than 90 local high school students with Saginaw Valley State University's Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute will wrap gifts collected to benefit two nonprofits.

December 7, 2017

SVSU students showcase senior projects at engineering symposium

Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual fall Engineering Symposium Friday, Dec. 8.

December 11, 2017

Inclusion advocate from Dow to keynote regional MLK event at SVSU

An advocate for creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace globally will serve as the keynote speaker during the ninth annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University.

December 13, 2017

SVSU student wins Student of the Year at regional leadership conference

Saginaw Valley State University student Pedro Marin, a marketing major from Grand Blanc, was honored for his outstanding leadership and service skills at an annual conference for student leaders in college campus housing operations.

December 14, 2017

SVSU professors to use Braun Fellowship to study signs of metabolic syndrome, managing patient flow in health care

Saginaw Valley State University will support two professors in their scholarly endeavors to improve people’s health. Jay Scott, associate professor of biology, and Danilo Sirias, professor of management, have been awarded SVSU’s Braun Fellowship.

December 14, 2017

SVSU student nabs top honor for essay examining 2015 young adult novel

A passion for exploring literary theory led Saginaw Valley State University student Victoria Phelps to write a college essay recently honored as the top undergraduate paper presented at a conference for the Midwest chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honors society.

December 14, 2017

Remembered as an inspiration to classmates, Breckenridge native will receive posthumous degree at SVSU ceremony

One year after Evan Willman's funeral, family and friends will gather for a different kind of ceremony where they will honor his legacy as a beloved classmate and dedicated student.

December 18, 2017

SVSU Board approves room and board rates for 2019-20 academic year

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved the auxiliary operations budgets for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 15.

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.

December 18, 2017

90 SVSU students engaged in week of service through Alternative Breaks

Eight teams of Saginaw Valley State University students are spending a week of their winter break traveling to seven states in order to volunteer their time as part of SVSU’s Alternative Breaks program.

December 20, 2017

SVSU student published for her research on injury, illness in marching band and color guard members

Saginaw Valley State University student Alissa Rhode, an athletic training major from Grosse Ile, recently learned that her determined research efforts will result in being published in a leading scholarly journal – a rare achievement for an undergraduate. Her article, “Injury and Illness in Marching Band and Color Guard Members and the Need for Athletic Trainers: A Critically Appraised Topic,” will appear in the Fall 2017 edition of the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Science.

December 20, 2017

SVSU student receives creative writing award named after Saginaw poet Roethke

Saginaw Valley State University student Bria Rivet has received a $2,000 award named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke. In addition, Rivet now is preparing to co-author a publication about the Saginaw-born writer.

January 8, 2018

SVSU College of Business expansion receives final state approval for construction

Saginaw Valley State University expects to begin construction on a 38,500 square foot building addition for its College of Business and Management later this year, following construction authorization and a commitment of $9.8 million by the State of Michigan that was signed into law Thursday, Dec. 28.

January 15, 2018

SVSU staff member relives Winter Olympics glory in Switzerland, selects U.S. bobsled Olympian

"It's been kind of eerie, how I'm back here like this," said Knous, a clinical coordinator for exercise science students at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 17, 2018

SVSU students more prepared than ever for moot court national tourney

Saginaw Valley State University moot court program expects to face its toughest challenge yet during its ninth year competing in the national tournament.

January 19, 2018

SVSU students earn history-making honors at theatre festival

“This was one of our strongest showings we have ever had,” said Ric Roberts, SVSU professor of theatre.

January 23, 2018

SVSU Voices In The Valley event features pair of emerging writers

Two up-and-coming writers will share their stories during a reading at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 23, 2018

SVSU literary arts journal receives highest national honor – again

The student staff of Cardinal Sins, a student-run literary arts journal at Saginaw Valley State University, have seen their hard work rewarded with a top national award. The American Scholastic Press Association honored the publication with its Most Outstanding University Literary-Art Magazine for 2017. Only two college journals nationwide are selected for the award.

January 23, 2018

Saginaw Valley State University will host the Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Wednesday, Jan 24. At 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

Saginaw Valley State University will host the Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Wednesday, Jan 24. At 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

January 25, 2018

SVSU moot court program reinforces ranking among national elite

Saginaw Valley State University's nationally-ranked moot court team achieved new milestones for the program at the American Moot Court Association national tournament at UNT Dallas-College of Law in Dallas, Texas Jan. 19-20.

January 31, 2018

SVSU welcomes national diversity expert for Black History Month

Saginaw Valley State University is commemorating Black History Month by hosting a number of events throughout the month of February. All events are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

February 1, 2018

SVSU housing ranked No. 2 in the nation among public universities

Saginaw Valley State University has been nationally recognized for its welcoming, friendly and fun residential community.

February 2, 2018

Statistics, political science expert to examine '19 things' learned during 2016 U.S. election

One of the most talked about elections in modern American politics will be the subject of the next installment of Saginaw Valley State University's Visiting Scholars and Artists Series.

February 7, 2018

SVSU students showcased in flute recital

Four Saginaw Valley State University student flute musicians will take the stage in Founders Hall on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Townes Osborn Miller, an instructor of music at SVSU, they will showcase their talents through flute solos and duets.

February 13, 2018

Concert guitarist, local professor to perform recital

Brad DeRoche, an active concert guitarist, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist across North and South America will strum his way onto the stage of the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

February 14, 2018

In first year of DECA competition, all 6 SVSU students qualify for nationals

Saginaw Valley State University students rose to the challenge and delivered inspiring performances at the Michigan DECA conference in Grand Rapids.

February 15, 2018

Alumna, author and retired chief judge to speak at SVSU for Black History Month

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome one of its graduates to share her compelling personal story as part of Black History Month events.

February 16, 2018

SVSU sponsors a community celebration of the arts, Saginaw, and A Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Poetry readings, musical performances, and prize ceremonies are just a taste of what is to come during the Theodore Roethke Poetry and Arts Festival, a triennial celebration of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from Saginaw. Sponsored by Saginaw Valley State University, the festival venues will stretch across the Great Lakes Bay Region from March 23-28.

February 16, 2018

Saxophonist Ebersole to perform at SVSU

Saxophonist Seth Ebersole will perform a recital at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

February 16, 2018

A murderous comedy takes the stage at SVSU

Comedy and murder do not always go hand-in-hand, but for playwright Rob Urbinati, this unusual combination weaves the fabric of his play "Death by Design." Audiences in the Great Lakes Bay Region will be able to see his play on stage at Saginaw Valley State University Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 25.

February 20, 2018

SVSU students rally to raise funds for cancer fighters, survivors, caregivers

The fight against cancer is personal for Jessica Hacker, and she is inspired to help others in their personal battles.

February 20, 2018

SVSU Board approves renovations tied to College of Business expansion project

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $2.9 million to make renovations to Curtiss Hall and related facilities during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 19.

February 21, 2018

Amosa Duo to perform recital at SVSU

The Amosa Duo will be performing a recital this week at Saginaw Valley State University. The Amosa Duo features clarinetist Gary June and pianist Chia-Ying Chan.

February 21, 2018

SVSU hires former Dow executive to boost business and entrepreneurship programs

Saginaw Valley State University has welcomed an accomplished business executive to strengthen SVSU’s College of Business & Management

February 21, 2018

SVSU forensics team continues strong season, takes second place in the state

Saginaw Valley State University's competitive public speaking team placed second overall in the 2018 Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Novice States Tournament.

February 23, 2018

SVSU professor of nursing earns prestigious Fulbright award to study health care in Ireland

Sally Decker, professor of nursing at Saginaw Valley State University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to support her teaching and research in Ireland.

February 23, 2018

SVSU soprano to perform senior recital

Saginaw Valley State University student vocalist Rachael Parr, a music major from Pinckney, will perform a soprano recital Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

February 26, 2018

SVSU plans candlelight vigil for slain student

Saginaw Valley State University students are organizing a candlelight vigil on campus to remember a student who was recently killed.

March 2, 2018

SVSU students inspired to serve during Alternative Breaks across the country

For more than 50 Saginaw Valley State University students, spring break will not be a typical vacation. They will be traveling across the U.S. to volunteer as part of the student-run Alternative Breaks program.

March 5, 2018

SVSU seeking charity partner for 2018 Battle of the Valleys competition

Saginaw Valley State University students have shown an incredible passion to support their surrounding community over the past 15 years, raising more than $350,000 to support numerous worthy causes and charitable organizations during the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition.

March 6, 2018

Pianist MiJung Trepanier to perform at SVSU

Musician MiJung Trepanier will perform a solo piano recital Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

March 7, 2018

SVSU art gallery to display works of high school artists

Talented high school art students will display their works for the community to view during a special exhibition in the University Art Gallery at Saginaw Valley State University.

March 14, 2018

Theatre group re-imagines Shakespeare classic for SVSU stage

A Chicago-based theater troupe will visit Saginaw Valley State University to perform a hip-hop musical adaptation of a Shakespearean dark comedy.

March 14, 2018

SVSU seeks to inspire future teachers in “Heart of Teaching” event

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome leading educators from the Great Lakes Bay Region to provide insight and motivation for students and others seeking education careers during “The Heart of Teaching” forum Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Gilbertson Hall.

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.

March 16, 2018

SVSU 'Human Library' event to turn compelling people into open books for visitors

For a few hours next week, visitors of Saginaw Valley State University's library will have access to an additional medium of information: people.

March 20, 2018

SVSU choir to perform world premiere of Roethke poems set to music

Saginaw Valley State University's vocal ensemble Cardinal Singers will perform into history when they sing a musical composition of "The Voice," a poem written by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Saginaw native Theodore Roethke.

March 21, 2018

SVSU seeking nominations for ‘Heroes in Education’

Saginaw Valley State University is seeking nominations for its third annual Heroes in Education awards.

March 21, 2018

SVSU lifelong learning program receives Outstanding Humanities Organization Award

Saginaw Valley State University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - an enrichment program geared toward individuals age 50 and older - has received the Outstanding Humanities Organization Award from the Delta College Humanities Learning Center in recognition of its humanities-based classes and trips.

March 27, 2018

SVSU welcomes scholar on academic performance of boys and men of color

Wood serves as the director of the joint Ph.D. program in education between San Diego State and Claremont Graduate University.

March 28, 2018

SVSU hosts renowned scholar of Islamic studies for Akbar Lecture

Saginaw Valley State University will host one of the leading scholars of contemporary Islamic thought and Islamic spirituality for a public lecture. Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, will speak Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Curtiss Hall Banquet Room A.

March 28, 2018

SVSU powers up to host another FIRST Robotics state championship

Saginaw Valley State University will be filled with about 5,500 high school students seeking a state championship Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14 as SVSU hosts the statewide FIRST Robotics competition for the second consecutive year.

March 28, 2018

SVSU to celebrate Holi Festival of Colors in April

The tradition involves encouraging participants to throw colorful powder at each other.

March 30, 2018

SVSU student supports her peers and wins award as top writing tutor in Midwest

An SVSU student has been honored for the care and concern she shows for her fellow students in helping them learn to write more effectively.

March 30, 2018

SVSU honors leading companies and business people during Best in Business awards ceremony

Recipients of the business and alumni awards were chosen by an advisory board for SVSU's College of Business & Management. The faculty award honorees were selected by SVSU students.

April 2, 2018

SVSU to host record number of employers at career fair

Saginaw Valley State University’s annual Spring University-Wide Employment & Networking Fair will be the institution’s largest career fair ever, officials say.

April 3, 2018

SVSU play examines issues of race and social class

The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Theatre will stage a play exploring themes of race and class in the Malcolm Field Theatre of Performing Arts Wednesday to Sunday, April 11-15.

April 4, 2018

SVSU student named top leader in six-state region for her extraordinary enthusiasm

A Saginaw Valley State University student known across campus for enthusiastically promoting school spirit has earned a coveted honor for her passionate advocacy.

April 4, 2018

SVSU student organization Forever Red named best in Midwest region

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students have been honored at a national level for inspiring their peers to embrace school spirit and to give back to their campus and surrounding community.

April 4, 2018

Critically acclaimed jazz musician to perform at SVSU

Born in the Motown era of Detroit, award-winning jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins expands the rich history of jazz and soul with her diverse musical taste. She will join the SVSU Jazz Ensemble for a must-see musical performance Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 4, 2018

Flute choir to perform at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty — along with musicians from the community — will perform a flute concert this week for audiences.

April 5, 2018

SVSU’s Leonard a finalist for top adviser award in FIRST Robotics worldwide competition

There is life in the machinery for John Leonard. The Saginaw Valley State University laboratory support coordinator has enjoyed working with electronics in machine shop environments for as long as he can remember. What really brings him joy, though, is working alongside - and teaching - others who share the sentiment.

April 6, 2018

SVSU Percussion Ensemble, Valley Steel to perform concert Monday

Saginaw Valley State University's Valley Steel and SVSU Percussion Ensemble musicians will collaborate for a concert Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

April 9, 2018

SVSU to host reading by award-winning poet

Saginaw Valley State University will host a poetry reading by author Jane Mead Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in Founders Hall as part of the Voices in the Valley Reading Series.

April 10, 2018

SVSU hosts FIRST Robotics state championships

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome 160 high school robotics teams from across the state for the FIRST in Michigan state championships this week. The event is expected to draw about 5,000 high school students and 8,000 total visitors to campus each day of the competition.

April 10, 2018

Teachers invited to apply for summer writing workshop

The Alden and Vada Dow Creativity Foundation is once again providing generous funding to allow Saginaw Valley State University and other partners to support K-12 teachers in their quest to become writing instructors and inspire a love of writing in their students.

April 13, 2018

Nostalgia, school spirit defines Bay City Western teacher’s return to SVSU during FIRST Robotics event

?On the outside, Vicki Stoddard this week is clad in pink clothing. As she contemplates her surroundings, though, she can’t help but feel a familiar swell of “red pride” in her heart.

April 18, 2018

Research scientist to visit SVSU to discuss the importance of Coral Reef

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a leading expert on ocean conditions and coral reefs for a public talk on the ecosystems. Joanie Kleypas, a research scientist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, will give a lecture titled “Coral Reefs and Climate Change: An Ecosystem Meets its Match,” Thursday April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

April 18, 2018

Future SVSU students enjoy preview of campus life during FIRST Robotics competition

For high school students from outside the Great Lakes Bay Region, the recent FIRST Robotics state championships at Saginaw Valley State University provided a taste of undergraduate life on campus and a greater appreciation for what the region has to offer.

April 19, 2018

SVSU fraternity to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Saginaw Valley State University's Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity is hosting a unique fundraiser to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

April 19, 2018

SVSU hosts Holi Festival of Colors to celebrate spring

The South Asian Student Association at Saginaw Valley State University will celebrate spring with the traditional Holi Festival of Colors — an annual Hindu holiday celebrating the beginning of spring and the “victory of good over evil.” The tradition involves encouraging participants to throw colorful powder at each other.

April 23, 2018

Retired judge and alum to address SVSU graduates

The May 2018 graduating class at Saginaw Valley State University will hear from an alumna who enjoyed a distinguished career as a judge and whose captivating personal story is the subject of a recently published memoir. Marilyn E. Atkins will deliver the Commencement address during ceremonies Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.

April 25, 2018

Carrollton students invited to give national presentation on SVSU-run Chief Science Officers Program

Two Carrollton High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. to present on the work they have been doing to increase interest in math and science among their peers. During the academic year, Hudson Holm and Emily Jaremba have been participating in the Chief Science Officers program organized by Saginaw Valley State University.

April 27, 2018

SVSU director of Orientation Programs honored for making new students feel welcome

Providing a friendly, welcoming and confidence-building experience for incoming freshmen is the goal of Rachel Florence-Spaetzel, director of Orientation Programs at Saginaw Valley State University.

April 30, 2018

SVSU honors teaching, research and contributions to community at awards banquet

Saginaw Valley State University honored one of Saginaw's most active community leaders, as well as faculty and staff who display extraordinary enthusiasm and dedication, during SVSU's All -University Awards Banquet Friday, April 27.

May 2, 2018

SVSU to help brighten downtown Bay City with new murals

Downtown Bay City will receive new colorful murals just in time for summer. Saginaw Valley State University students have produced 10 painted panels depicting notables from the history of Bay City.

May 2, 2018

SVSU student newspaper a top 3 finalist for best college newspaper award

The hard-working journalists of Saginaw Valley State University’s student newspaper, The Valley Vanguard, have earned high praise for their writing, photography and design, and have been judged to be among the state’s best college newspapers.

May 8, 2018

SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing Team overcomes obstacles in advance of international competition

Students on the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Formula Racing team have been burning the midnight oil to get their Indy-style race car ready to compete in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Collegiate Design Series May 9-12 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

May 9, 2018

SVSU student receives outstanding senior in French award

Kelsey Hyde started his undergraduate career at SVSU studying science and graduated with a chemical physics degree in 2015. Now he is completing a second bachelor’s degree, this time in French, earning accolades for his impressive dedication to his current field of study.

May 11, 2018

Graduating SVSU student shines in internship, earns job with Dow accounting department

Mallory Fisher has wrapped up her last round of final exams and is about to pack her bags for her job in Texas. Within weeks, she will begin a full-time position in The Dow Chemical Company’s Finance Development Program for Accountants in Houston, where she spent time as an intern last summer.

May 11, 2018

Graduating SVSU student to pursue medical degree and fulfill military service

A strong desire to serve and outstanding performance in the classroom will see one Saginaw Valley State University student take an unorthodox route to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree through a commission in the U.S. military.

May 11, 2018

SVSU honors alumnus, family for lead gift to College of Business campaign

Late nights, early mornings, a determined spirit and a supportive family carried Scott Carmona to success as a businessman starting in the late 1970s. Back then, the Bay City native – who married his wife Nancy at age 19 – was pursuing an education at Saginaw Valley State University, using wages earned operating small business ventures built with sweat equity.

May 11, 2018

SVSU adds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public health

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved two new degree programs during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, May 11, adding a bachelor’s degree in public health and a master’s degree in public health to the SVSU curriculum.

May 14, 2018

SVSU engineering students take on new challenge, design Mars robot for NASA competition

A team of 12 senior engineering and computer science students at Saginaw Valley State University have designed a robot prototype that would be capable of mining a simulated surface of the planet Mars. Next week, they will see how their design stacks up against the nation’s best.

May 14, 2018

Seats aboard 2019 Eastern European-bound guided tour, cruise offered by SVSU organization

Individuals aged 50 and over are invited aboard a Saginaw Valley State University organization-sponsored 15-day guided cruise and tour across the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe next winter.

May 17, 2018

SVSU team shows off engineering ability, races to impressive showing at demanding international contest

Powering through adversity, Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Formula Racing Team again secured its place among the world’s elite, earning one of its best finishes ever in an annual competition against many of the top engineering students from across the globe.

May 21, 2018

SVSU honors outstanding patient care at Nursing Excellence awards ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the excellence, dedicated care and leadership delivered by six registered nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the eighth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony Wednesday, May 16.

May 21, 2018

SVSU grad inspired to teach in Detroit

Norma Gonzalez has always possessed a strong desire to teach. Those who have seen her in action are convinced she has made the right career choice.

May 22, 2018

SVSU extends partnership with Jinan University in China

Saginaw Valley State University has affirmed its longstanding partnership with Jinan University, SVSU's sister school from Guangzhou, China.

May 25, 2018

SVSU grad headed to law school to advocate for the less fortunate

Some students arrive at college unsure of their course of study; others change majors along the way. Not Hayley Tomich. She knew what she wanted to do before she ever stepped foot on campus at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 29, 2018

SVSU students to support suicide prevention in 2018 ‘Battle of the Valleys’

The Saginaw Valley State University community will compete in the 16th annual Battle of the Valleys competition to support a non-profit that focuses on prevention, education and support for people who have been affected by suicide in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

May 31, 2018

SVSU student’s passion for positivity earns him national Student of the Year award

A Saginaw Valley State University student recognized for his leadership and passion for bettering SVSU students’ life on campus has added another national award to his résumé.

June 1, 2018

SVSU extends bystander training with help from $25K state grant

Saginaw Valley State University is stepping up its efforts in sexual assault prevention with help from a $25,044 grant from the State of Michigan.

June 5, 2018

SVSU graduate one of 25 nationwide selected for Manhattan Sports Business Academy

Jessica Schafer-Thomas started tossing T-shirts. That action sparked an interest in sports marketing that has landed the recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate one of the most coveted internships in the industry.

June 7, 2018

Summer literacy camp to be held at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host a camp created to enhance literacy skills in students from kindergarten to adulthood.

June 13, 2018

Determined SVSU graduate clears hurdles, earns microbiologist position with Covenant HealthCare

A self-proclaimed family man with a baby on the way – and who worked his way through college – Sean Suitor is no stranger to hard work and responsibility.

June 13, 2018

SVSU’s Tapp elected president of the Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

University Center, MICHIGAN – The Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) has elected Anne Tapp, Ph.D. as president of the Board. She begins her term in June 2018. Tapp, who has served on the MACTE executive board, has worked in education for 27 years. She is currently the assistant dean and professor of Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Education.

June 15, 2018

In face of growing teacher shortage, SVSU to host Education Employment Fair

At a time when Michigan is seeing a growing demand for teachers, Saginaw Valley State University will hold a job fair for positions in the education industry Tuesday, June 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

June 15, 2018

SVSU police officer honored by statewide law enforcement group

Saginaw Valley State University police officer Matthew Meissner was selected as a 2018 Police Officer of the Year by the Police Officers Association of Michigan.

June 19, 2018

SVSU Board approves 2018-19 budget, tuition to rise by $489

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of control approved a tuition increase of $489 for in-state undergraduate students as part of the 2018-19 general fund operating budget adopted during the Board's regular meeting Monday, June 18.

June 19, 2018

SVSU Board Approves Contract with Support Staff Union

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a contract with the SVSU Support Staff Association (MEA/NEA) during its regular session Monday, June 18.

June 19, 2018

SVSU student invited to Oxford to present her research on autonomous vehicles

Saginaw Valley State University's Danielle Slonac continued her accomplished undergraduate career by presenting her research on the geography of innovation in the autonomous vehicle industry at Oxford University in England during The Institute for Global Business Research conference in May.

June 21, 2018

SVSU student receives scholarship for marketing success in the Great Lakes Bay Region

Saginaw Valley State University student Valerie Klein's passion for marketing and her creative spirit paid off recently when she received a scholarship from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce.

June 25, 2018

SVSU students design new mobile app for Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum has launched a new app designed to allow visitors to tour the galleries and sculpture garden on their smartphones. The free app is available on both iOS and Android via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It can be downloaded in advance of a visit or in the gallery on the museum’s free Wi-Fi.

June 26, 2018

SVSU art gallery to display former Saginaw Art Museum director's work

Saginaw Valley State University will display the works of a 20th century Saginaw artist whose legacy resonates with her creative successors in the University Art Gallery this summer.

July 11, 2018

Four well-known Michigan authors come to Midland to share their work

The Alden and Vada Dow Creativity Foundation, in conjunction with the Saginaw Bay Writing Project, is hosting the Michigan Authors' Series.

July 13, 2018

Author to speak in Midland about improving children's writing skills

Renowned author and educator Colleen Cruz will give a public talk on how to improve childhood literacy Monday, July 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Middle School in Midland.

July 19, 2018

Three for three: SVSU again named a ‘Great College to Work For’

Saginaw Valley State University’s supportive environment for faculty and staff has resulted in the school being selected as a “Great College to Work For” for the third consecutive year by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

July 19, 2018

SVSU summer camp empowers girls interested in computer, Internet technology

Madison Crawford can see seventh grade approaching quickly, but thanks to a science-based camp for girls at Saginaw Valley State University, the Bullock Creek youth may have glimpsed even further into her future this summer.

July 26, 2018

SVSU's community writing centers to host family history research workshops in Bay City, Saginaw

Community members eager to dive deep into records revealing their family history — and anxious to record those findings for future generations — are in luck.

July 27, 2018

SVSU's National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter members find joy in serving community

For Dan Kennihan, membership to Saginaw Valley State University's National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) chapter means an experience sure to expand the mind and enrich the community.

July 31, 2018

Marilyn Wheaton, director of Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at SVSU, set to step down after 12 years

For 12 years, Marilyn Wheaton has contributed to the growing legacy of Marshall M. Fredericks, the late sculptor (1908-1998). Now she is set to retire.

August 6, 2018

Craig Douglas retires as dean of SVSU College of Education; David Callejo Pérez named as interim dean

After more than four decades dedicated to education, Craig Douglas is retiring from work — but he has no plans to step away from his community.

August 6, 2018

SVSU student with Down Syndrome to receive surprise visit, scholarship news

Jessica Day, a Saginaw Valley State University student, will receive a surprise visit - and scholarship news - Friday, Aug. 3 from the namesake of Ruby's Rainbow, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that supports adults with Down syndrome.

August 6, 2018

SVSU history professor authors book on Cold War-era polygraph use

John Baesler, associate professor of history at Saginaw Valley State University, has written his first book, examining the topic of polygraph use during and after the Cold War.

August 9, 2018

SVSU welcomes business delegation from Ghana

A leader and educational expert from Ghana will grace the Great Lakes Bay Region, offering ambassadorial greetings focused on culture and economic partnership potential.

August 14, 2018

SVSU hosts program empowering middle and high school students as leaders in STEM studies

With demand expected to rise in STEM-related jobs across Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University and regional partners are continuing a collaboration aimed at developing and growing the next generation of leaders in the sciences.

August 15, 2018

SVSU to host debate focused on environmental issues facing Saginaw

Students involved in a six-week-long summer program that involved cleaning up local parks will culminate their experience in a debate competition at Saginaw Valley State University that will focus on environmental issues affecting Saginaw.

August 15, 2018

SVSU students develop solutions for local companies, see them at summer engineering symposium

Saginaw Valley State University engineering students will display their senior projects during the Summer Engineering Symposium Friday, Aug. 17. Over the past year, the students have worked with a variety of engineering industry partners to develop fully working prototypes.

August 21, 2018

Newest SVSU fraternity makes a difference locally; student and advisor receive national award

A Saginaw Valley State University student and staff member were recently recognized as national leaders by Alpha Kappa Lambda (AKL) fraternity.

August 21, 2018

SVSU earns grant funds to support addiction recovery services for seniors at community health clinic

Health professionals at Saginaw Valley State University are determined to secure resources to improve health for people living in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

August 23, 2018

SVSU staff, faculty help power documentary about Saginaw’s automotive industry history; premiere set for Saturday

Saginaw Valley State University staff and faculty are collaborating with a New York City theatre group on a project aimed at telling the story of Midwest cities struggling in the wake of industry job loss. The community engagement-driven project includes production of a short documentary detailing the highs and lows of automobile manufacturing in Saginaw.

August 23, 2018

SVSU collaboration empowers Saginaw arts community

Saginaw Valley State University leaders say a new partnership between the institution and a national organization will bolster the positive influence of the arts community in Saginaw.

August 29, 2018

Two SVSU club hockey players selected to represent U.S. at tournament in Russia

Two Saginaw Valley State University club hockey players have been selected to serve as members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division III Select Team.

August 30, 2018

SVSU to host Heroes Run to benefit local veterans' foundation

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its annual 9/11 Heroes Run to benefit the Bay Veterans Foundation as its local charity recipient.

August 30, 2018

Detroit Symphony Trio to perform at SVSU

The Detroit Symphony Trio will perform a recital Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

September 5, 2018

Impulse buying topic of SVSU talk

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a lecture by a marketing and retail management scholar that will explore the causes and effects of impulse buying.

September 11, 2018

SVSU's Henry Marsh Institute hosting Midland Political Leadership Academy

Saginaw Valley State University's Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy is facilitating the Midland Political Leadership Academy for residents of Midland County.

September 12, 2018

SVSU student housing ranked No. 1 in nation among public universities

Saginaw Valley State University has earned the 2019 “best dorms” ranking, thanks to students’ praise for the welcoming environment and outstanding facilities.

September 13, 2018

SVSU appoints John Decker as Director of Athletics

Saginaw Valley State University has appointed John Decker to serve as director of Athletics in a permanent capacity. Decker had been serving as the interim director since January when Mike Watson retired.

September 17, 2018

Talk at SVSU to examine the effects of toxic stress on health

Saginaw Valley State University will host a lecture examining how stress effects health – and how people can overcome it. Lauren O'Connell will speak Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alan W. Ott Auditorium at SVSU's Gilbertson Hall as part of the Your Health Lecture Series.

September 17, 2018

IMLS Announces Grants of $19 Million for U.S. Museums

University Center, Mich. -- The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University was awarded a $79,148 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

September 18, 2018

Critically-acclaimed poet to discuss politics' effect on poetry in SVSU talk

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a lecture by an award-winning poet who will explore how poetry is influenced by the current political climate.

September 18, 2018

SVSU freshman class rises by 28 percent; gains in student retention seen, too

Saginaw Valley State University saw a dramatic increase in the size of its freshman class for the 2018-19 academic year, as the number of first-time students rose by 28 percent over the previous year.

September 19, 2018

SVSU earns national award for commitment to diversity, inclusion

A national publication again has recognized Saginaw Valley State University for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 20, 2018

SVSU honors late educator Bobby Ann Robinson

With her commitment to community service and willingness to help others, the late Bobby Ann Robinson made a lasting positive impression on colleagues who worked alongside the educator at Saginaw Valley State University.

September 21, 2018

SVSU professor to speak on civic engagement for annual Rush Lecture

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a lecture by a professor of sociology at SVSU on how communities thrive when people participate in civic engagement.

September 24, 2018

Panel discussion at SVSU to engage in 'proactive conversation' over free speech, Confederate flag

Saginaw Valley State University will host a panel of educators and students examining the Confederate flag's history and society's ongoing conversation about its symbolism in modern America.

September 25, 2018

Pianist, violinist to perform at SVSU concert Friday

Two world-renowned artists will bring the classical sounds of Beethoven, Ravel, Sheng, and Saint-Saens to the ears of an audience at Saginaw Valley State University this week.

September 25, 2018

SVSU selects Michigan author Hendrik Meijer for Gross Literature Award

Saginaw Valley State University has awarded the 2018-2019 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature to Hendrik Meijer for his book “Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century,” published by the University of Chicago Press. The award is part of SVSU's community-minded commitment to recognize exceptional writing within Michigan.

September 25, 2018

SVSU hosting event to prevent traumatic injuries, plus blood drive and flu vaccinations

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting several events to educate individuals on how to respond in emergency situations by heightening awareness on how to respond when someone is in life-threatening danger.

October 2, 2018

SVSU to host mental health expert for annual O'Neill Lecture

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a lecture by a renowned psychiatrist and researcher who specializes in depression and bipolar illness. Nassir Ghaemi will present “Psychiatric Profiles in Leadership” for SVSU’s annual James E. O'Neill Memorial Lecture Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms.

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.

October 3, 2018

SVSU's Wind Ensemble to host first concert of season

Saginaw Valley State University's Wind Ensemble will be performing its first concert of the 2018-19 season Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

October 5, 2018

SVSU-based youth leadership program welcomes next class of high school participants

A year-long leadership development program for local high school students will kick off its 14th year at Saginaw Valley State University with front-row seats to a theatrical performance by one of Detroit’s most highly-regarded cultural treasures.

October 9, 2018

SVSU-operated health clinic at Bay County Health Department wins statewide award for public health

A primary care health clinic operated jointly by Saginaw Valley State University and the Bay County Health Department has earned a prestigious award from the State of Michigan for its supportive regional services.

October 9, 2018

SVSU Writing Center launching ‘Write Your Future Michigan Governor’ campaign

Saginaw Valley State University's Writing Center is hosting a postcard writing campaign to encourage people in the Great Lakes Bay Region to write to their future governor.

October 11, 2018

Chief Science Officers program at SVSU takes Carrollton, John Glenn students to D.C.

Four local high school students, two from Carrollton High School and two from John Glenn High School in Bay City, have been recognized as national leaders in empowering their peers to learn math and science.

October 11, 2018

More than 130 companies, agencies expected at Friday SVSU employment fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host its Fall University-wide Employment & Networking Fair this week.

October 11, 2018

SVSU engineering and robotics students bring mobility and joy to children with disabilities

Family members say Joey soon could keep pace with his active sibling thanks to the support of Saginaw Valley State University students determined to help him move despite his physical limitations.

October 11, 2018

SVSU’s Stricker honored as one of Top 50 Latinas of Michigan

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan has recognized a Saginaw Valley State University staff member as one of the Top 50 Latinas of Michigan.

October 15, 2018

SVSU alumni artwork showcased at University Art Gallery

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its annual Art Alumni Show featuring the artistic creations of 27 alumni with arts-related bachelor's degrees.

October 16, 2018

SVSU music alum thriving in New York City theatre internship

Saginaw Valley State University alumna Madalyn McHugh has taken her talent and determination to New York City, where she has landed an internship with the Open Jar Institute, a program that provides learning opportunities for aspiring actors.

October 16, 2018

SVSU students elect 2018 Homecoming queen, king

Saginaw Valley State University students elected Kayla Flintoft and Tyler Boylen as the 2018 Homecoming queen and king, respectively.

October 17, 2018

SVSU staff member selected as educational ambassador for trip to Sudan

A Saginaw Valley State University staff member will pursue her passion for intercultural education when she serves as one of 51 educational ambassadors selected for a trip to the nation of Sudan later this month.

October 17, 2018

Local nonprofit to benefit from SVSU students ‘battle’ to support suicide prevention

Saginaw Valley State University students are committed to supporting community causes, and next week they will be raising funds to help a Saginaw-based nonprofit expand its prevention and training efforts to help people recognize and respond to signs of suicidal thoughts.

October 18, 2018

SVSU students empowered to grow as leaders through Roberts Fellowship

Ten Saginaw Valley State University students are engaged in a year-long leadership development initiative following their selection for the highly competitive Roberts Fellowship.

October 18, 2018

SVSU receives research grant aimed at reducing Saginaw Bay Watershed contamination

Saginaw Valley State University has received additional resources to study environmental conditions in the Saginaw Bay Watershed and improve public health for people living in and visiting communities in the watershed. SVSU faculty, staff and students are performing research aimed at identifying and reducing contamination in regional waterways.

October 19, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremony for building expansion to house SVSU business college

Campus and community leaders will gather Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony before construction begins on a $25 million building expansion project at Saginaw Valley State University. The 38,500-square-foot expansion, announced earlier this year, will house SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business & Management when construction is expected to finish in January 2020.

October 19, 2018

SVSU students have high expectations for “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition

Cheyenne Wilton is inspired to help her peers. She is familiar with the studies showing suicide as a leading cause of death among her college-aged peers. Suicide rates are on the rise nationwide.

October 22, 2018

SVSU hosts groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of building expansion for business college

Saginaw Valley State University welcomed campus, community and business leaders to celebrate a $25 million construction project that will enhance business research and education, while also supporting the region's business community through state-of-the-art educational resources and strengthened partnerships with local entrepreneurs.

October 23, 2018

Director expects audiences to ‘laugh hysterically’ at upcoming SVSU play

“I have laughed hysterically every night of rehearsal and I know what is going to happen next.”

October 24, 2018

Former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara to speak at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a lecture by a nationally recognized attorney, who earned a reputation as one of “the nation's most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times.

October 25, 2018

SVSU student receives leadership scholarship from Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan

A student leader at Saginaw Valley State University recently has earned a $1,000 leadership scholarship from the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan.

October 26, 2018

SVSU Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir to perform in concert

Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir will perform Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

October 29, 2018

Artist presenting inflatable art exhibition, lecture featuring local wildlife at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting an art gallery exhibition featuring sculptures based on wildlife in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

October 30, 2018

SVSU students win 'Battle,' raise $36,000 for suicide awareness and prevention

Saginaw Valley State University students continued to demonstrate their commitment to support community causes by raising $36,210 in one week during the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition.

November 1, 2018

SVSU welcomes leading expert on children with behavioral challenges

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting a public lecture by an author and leading child psychologist. Ross Greene will deliver “Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Fostering the Better Side of Human Nature in Classrooms and Families,” Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ott Auditorium of Gilbertson Hall.

November 1, 2018

SVSU's Garcia receiving award for educational impact in region

Saginaw Valley State University's Roberto Garcia is being honored for his commitment to supporting students in their quest for higher education. He will receive the Adelante Education Award by the nonprofit La Union Civica Mexicana at the 9th Annual Adelante Awards Saturday, Nov. 3.

November 1, 2018

SVSU welcomes Bay City elementary students for a ‘Passport to the World’

Saginaw Valley State University's English Language Program will host their annual Passport to the World event on Friday, Nov. 2.

November 1, 2018

Governor appoints Lindsay Eggers to SVSU Board of Control

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Lindsay Eggers of Linwood to the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control Friday, Oct. 26. She replaces Luis Canales, who resigned from the Board over the summer, due to relocating out of state.

November 6, 2018

International Food Festival on the menu at SVSU Tuesday

A celebration of international culture and cuisine will return to Saginaw Valley State University, which is preparing to host its annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 6, 2018

SVSU introduces new speaker series on international topics, starting with focus on Sudan

Saginaw Valley State University's Office of International and Advanced Studies will hold the first event in its new speaker series, The Traveling Tap, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at Pierce Road Bar & Grill, located across the street from campus.

November 6, 2018

SVSU Board authorizes extending agreement with Aramark

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control agreed to authorize an extension of the university’s campus dining agreement with Aramark during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 22.

November 7, 2018

SVSU hosts regional high school students for Foreign Language Day

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome more than 400 high school students from eight regional high schools during the 43rd annual Foreign Language Day at SVSU Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

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.

November 12, 2018

SVSU visiting artist Kevin Cole teams with 2-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair for concert

Saginaw Valley State University will host a concert featuring a Grammy winner and a musician lauded by the Chicago Tribune as “the best Gershwin pianist in the country.” Kevin Cole and Sylvia McNair will perform together Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

November 13, 2018

SVSU hosting lecture by scholar on North Korea's Nuclear Crisis

An expert in one of the world's most dangerous foreign policy challenges – North Korea's nuclear weapons program – will speak on the topic at Saginaw Valley State University.

November 14, 2018

SVSU Flute Choir to perform Thursday

Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty members – along with musicians from across the community — will perform a flute concert this week at the campus.

November 14, 2018

SVSU student-produced videos to educate peers on sexual assault prevention

Saginaw Valley State University leaders say a series of student-produced public service announcement videos are aimed at strengthening the campus’ sexual assault prevention education efforts.

November 15, 2018

SVSU serves those who served, again earns ‘Best for Vets’ ranking

Saginaw Valley State University has again been recognized for its support of military-affiliated students, earning a place in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings by Military Times.

November 16, 2018

SVSU social work profs take leadership posts to improve the Saginaw community

Two Saginaw Valley State University social work professors will serve in leadership roles at a newly-created community enrichment organization centered in downtown Saginaw.

November 16, 2018

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

A new group of K-12 education leaders committed to professional growth will join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship program for 2018-19.

November 19, 2018

SVSU hosts networking event to connect Great Lakes Bay graduates and alumni with top employers

Discover Great Lakes Bay is hosting a business-casual networking experience that will offer an opportunity for talented professionals to connect with world-class employers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region. The “Coming Home” event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms at Saginaw Valley State University.

November 20, 2018

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation executive director Velasquez to deliver SVSU commencement address

The executive director of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will deliver the keynote address to graduates during commencement exercises at Saginaw Valley State University.

November 20, 2018

SVSU professor receives grant for book on intersection of science and religion

Jeffrey Koperski, professor of philosophy at Saginaw Valley State University, has received nearly $90,000 from the John Templeton Foundation to fund his book project focused on science and religion.

November 27, 2018

SVSU holiday production a throwback to Christmas TV specials from ’60s, ‘70s

Saginaw Valley State University student dancers, actors, and vocalists next week will perform together on stage to celebrate the holiday season in “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! A Christmas Variety Show!”

November 28, 2018

SVSU to host 100 fourth grade students for Hour of Code event

Saginaw Valley State University is inspiring young minds through it participation in a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science.

November 29, 2018

SVSU students shine at Model United Nations Conference

Saginaw Valley State University students’ enthusiasm for international understanding helped them stand out from their collegiate peers during the eleventh American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago November 17-20.

November 29, 2018

Braun Fellowship to boost SVSU faculty research into economics, environment

Two Saginaw Valley State University professors will expand their research through support received from SVSU’s Braun Fellowship. One research project will examine the efficiency of free market societies, while another will map invasive species at a national wildlife refuge.

December 6, 2018

Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama, to keynote regional MLK event at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, to deliver the keynote address during the 10th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at SVSU.

December 6, 2018

At SVSU, high school students to wrap gifts collected for Bay City, Midland, Saginaw shelters

Local high school students involved in Saginaw Valley State University’s Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute are showing their support for the community by collecting gifts for three regional nonprofits that provide shelter for those in need of help.

December 11, 2018

SVSU students gain valuable corporate experience through Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship

Four Saginaw Valley State University students have been selected for a fellowship that will provide them with opportunities to apply their liberal arts education in a professional setting.

December 11, 2018

SVSU-sponsored letter-writing campaign to Gov.-elect Whitmer on display through Dec. 19

A Saginaw Valley State University-based program that prompted K-12 students to write postcards to the future governor of Michigan – before the election – resulted in a response that far exceeded organizers’ expectations. The messages received revealed the civic-minded hopes of today's youth, as well as their deep anxieties.

December 12, 2018

SVSU students’ preparation pays off, team qualifies for moot court national tournament

Since Saginaw Valley State University's moot court program was established in 2010, SVSU never has failed to qualify competitors for the nation's most elite tournament.

December 13, 2018

SVSU forensics students impress judges; 9 have qualified for national tournament

The Saginaw Valley State University forensic team continued to collect the rewards of its determined preparation, winning several honors at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Tournament at Eastern Michigan University Saturday, Dec. 8.

December 17, 2018

SVSU Board approves faculty sabbaticals, congratulates Student Association

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved 11 faculty sabbaticals during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 14.

December 18, 2018

SVSU students to spend winter break learning through service

Saginaw Valley State University students often defy stereotypes. At the end of the fall semester, may college students return home to sleep in, binge watch Netflix and generally unwind. But for Alina Devoogd, Chantel Poquette and nearly 100 SVSU students, they are dedicating their winter break from school to volunteer at locations across the country, helping a number of organizations in need.

December 19, 2018

SVSU Battle of the Valleys initiative honored by regional fundraising organization

A Saginaw Valley State University student government-led initiative that has raised over $425,000 for nonprofit organizations since 2003 recently received recognition from a group of regional fundraising professionals.

December 20, 2018

2018 University Holiday Video

To capture the spirit of the season, we offer you this festive holiday video featuring the musical talents of two of our outstanding student performers.

December 20, 2018

New opportunities for SVSU students through partnership with Wayne State School of Medicine

Saginaw Valley State University students inspired to pursue a career in medicine now have an additional pathway to continue their education.

December 20, 2018

SVSU medical lab science student 1 of 5 nationally to win scholarship

Carly McKenzie is a determined student, and her work ethic has resulted in winning a highly-competitive national scholarship. She was one of five students selected from more than 300 applicants to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API), based in Traverse City.

December 20, 2018

SVSU staff member recognized by National Multiple Sclerosis Society for fundraising feat

A Saginaw Valley State University staff member overcame what she believed were her own physical limitations as well as rough environmental conditions to earn praise from a national nonprofit for her passion to raise awareness — and funds — to fight multiple sclerosis.

January 4, 2019

SVSU students invited to perform, compete in regional Kennedy Center theater festival

A group pf 21 Saginaw Valley State University students will take their passion for theater to the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region III Festival Jan. 8-13 in Madison, Wisconsin.

January 15, 2019

Regional leaders to be honored as Drum Major Award recipients at MLK Celebration

An educator, an advocate for peace and the leader of a local NAACP branch will be honored at Saginaw Valley State University this month for community work that exemplifies the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision.

January 17, 2019

SVSU theatre student wins regional award for vocal excellence

A Saginaw Valley State University student's vocal talents earned him a prestigious honor while several of his classmates were praised at a recent theater festival featuring the best collegiate performing artists in the Midwest.

January 18, 2019

Determination drives SVSU team to strong showing at national moot court tournament

During the 2019 national tournament, a pair of Saginaw Valley State University students demonstrated the hard work and tireless commitment that continues to make the institution's moot court program among the best in the United States

January 18, 2019

SVSU earns high praise for its fiscal health from top credit rating service

Saginaw Valley State University works hard to maintain a high-quality education at relatively low tuition rates for its students. That commitment recently resulted in a top credit rating service praising SVSU for its fiscal responsibility and strength.

January 25, 2019

SVSU named Military-Friendly University for eighth year

Saginaw Valley State University has earned continued recognition for the committed support it provides to military-affiliated students.

January 29, 2019

Quintasonic Brass to perform at SVSU

A professional brass musical group will perform at Saginaw Valley State University later this week.

February 1, 2019

SVSU to host STEM activities, games for Girl Scouts Saturday

Saginaw Valley State University will introduce a group of Girl Scouts to the wonders of science during an all-day event Saturday, Feb. 2.

February 5, 2019

SVSU to host more than 100 employers for Summer Job and Internship Fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host its Summer Job and Internship Fair this Thursday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of SVSU's Curtiss Hall in the banquet and seminar rooms.

February 5, 2019

Musical duo to delight audiences at SVSU with euphonium, piano performances

A performance inspired in part by a steampunk superhero comic book series will be on the program for a classical music concert scheduled this week at Saginaw Valley State University.

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.

February 13, 2019

SVSU alumna with passion for world languages interning in D.C.

Saginaw Valley State University alumna Alissa Rutkowski recently began an internship as a communications and policy intern with the Joint National Committee for Languages and International Studies in Washington, D.C. The committee represents language education advocacy organizations across the nation.

February 15, 2019

Grant boosts SVSU efforts to turn military education into college credits for vets

Saginaw Valley State University was one of seven institutions state-wide to receive Military Credit Equivalency grants that will bolster credit transfer programs that empower veterans to complete their education.

February 15, 2019

SVSU student lands scholarship to top dental school through hard work, alumni support

Saginaw Valley State University student Brianna Kosecki's future is looking as bright as a freshly polished smile after being accepted into the nation's top dentistry school.

February 15, 2019

A ‘Curious’ mystery — and an inclusive performance — part of SVSU's latest theatre production

Saginaw Valley State University's theatre department will stage its production of Simon Stephens' play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” from Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 20-24, in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

February 19, 2019

SVSU Board approves improvements to Pine Grove apartments

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $1.8 million to make improvements and renovations to Pine Grove apartments during the Board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18. The on-campus apartments were originally constructed in 1986 and will be modernized as a result of the project.

February 19, 2019

SVSU student’s entrepreneurial spirit shines in statewide competition

The childhood lemonade stands were just a warmup for Maggie Walker, a Saginaw Valley State University student whose entrepreneurial ambitions led her to start a retailing business as a college junior and win a first-place statewide award for it recently.

February 20, 2019

SVSU receives $99K grant to train elementary school teachers in engaging STEM education strategies

The Regional Mathematics and Science Center at Saginaw Valley State University has been awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Education’s MiSTEM Advisory Council to help elementary teachers foster a love of science and math in students, starting at an early age.

February 21, 2019

SVSU forensics team places second in state contest

The Saginaw Valley State University forensics team continued its record of success during a strong showing at the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL) Novice State Championship hosted by Northwood University on Saturday, Feb. 16.

February 22, 2019

Pianist Wendy Chu to perform at SVSU

Musician Wendy Chu will perform a piano recital Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

February 25, 2019

SVSU-produced literary-arts journal spotlights creative spirits of Bay, Saginaw county residents

The creative spirits behind a Saginaw Valley State University-produced magazine featuring poetry and art from Saginaw and Bay county residents will host a publication party for the public this week.

February 25, 2019

SVSU hires Chubb as dean of College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Andrew Chubb to serve as dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Technology.

February 26, 2019

Pianist MiJung Trepanier returns for SVSU recital March 15

Pianist MiJung Trepanier will perform a solo recital Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Saginaw Valley State University's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

February 27, 2019

SVSU alumna's book aims to inspire interest in science among children

When her daughter was two, Jennifer Douglas read an article that encouraged parents to "make up science stories for your children" in order to inspire their interest in the subject.

March 5, 2019

SVSU student-vocalist bests Midwest's top college talent at singing competition

After years spent working tirelessly to reach her potential as a vocalist, Alivia Combs is rising to the top of the singing competition among her peers.

March 6, 2019

SVSU students spend spring break volunteering at nonprofits

Saginaw Valley State University students are spending their spring break vacations this week supporting communities across the Midwest and East Coast states.

March 7, 2019

SVSU student qualifies for second event at forensic national championship

After another strong performance in a statewide contest, a Saginaw Valley State University student qualified to compete in a second event at the National Forensics Association Championship Tournament.

March 11, 2019

Trailblazing retired Navy captain to speak at SVSU

A military veteran who retired as the highest-ranking African-American woman in U.S. Navy history will talk about her career as a trailblazer during a visit to Saginaw Valley State University.

March 12, 2019

SVSU to host nationally renowned author and commentator Michael Eric Dyson

Outspoken New York Times columnist, political TV pundit and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson will visit Saginaw Valley State University this month.

March 13, 2019

SVSU event to connect teens with STEM professionals

An inspired idea by local teenagers to encourage their peers to pursue science careers will take shape at Saginaw Valley State University later this week.

March 13, 2019

SVSU international students plan evening of dance, music, celebration of cultures

Audiences can expect to behold a colorful lineup of songs, dancing, fashion and theatrical performances — representing more than a dozen cultures — during Saginaw Valley State University’s 18th annual Intercultural Night.

March 13, 2019

Economist to discuss central bank's influence on U.S. economy during SVSU talk

An economist hoping to familiarize Midwestern communities with the United States’ central banking system will visit Saginaw Valley State University later this month.

March 14, 2019

SVSU earns Voter-Friendly Campus designation

Saginaw Valley State University's commitment to civic engagement has been recognized with the institution being selected as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

March 14, 2019

SVSU 'Human Library' event challenges prejudice through dialogue

Saginaw Valley State University will host its third annual "Human Library" event Tuesday, March 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first floor of Melvin J. Zahnow Library.

March 14, 2019

SVSU welcomes Yale professor for talk on American Muslim communities

Zareena A. Grewal, associate professor of American studies, religious studies and anthropology at Yale University, will give a public lecture at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

March 18, 2019

Theatre director from SVSU brings collaborative spirit to 'Mamma Mia!' regional production

There's a lot going on with the unprecedented multi-theatre production of "Mamma Mia!" planned for fall. But one common theme — the desire to unify communities — seems to neatly tie together the ambitious effort for director Tommy Wedge.

March 19, 2019

SVSU to host employment fair this month

More than 125 employers and agencies next week plan to participate in Saginaw Valley State University’s annual Spring University-wide Employment and Networking Fair.

March 20, 2019

SVSU to honor Great Lakes Bay Region business leaders, faculty members during awards ceremony

During its sixth annual Best In Business awards ceremony Friday, March 22, Saginaw Valley State University will recognize businesses and entrepreneurs as well as SVSU faculty, students and alumni dedicated to supporting the Great Lakes Bay Region business community.

March 21, 2019

YWCA Women of Achievement Awards to honor SVSU staff, students, alumni

Seven members of the Saginaw Valley State University community are among 17 women the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region will honor today for their leadership and contributions to social causes across the area.

March 26, 2019

SVSU program empowers math teachers in region's middle schools

Education advocates say an SVSU-based leadership education initiative for teachers will bolster math studies and achievement in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

March 26, 2019

SVSU student to direct campus production of Tony Award-winning play

An SVSU initiative designed to give students more experience producing plays soon will place one theatre major in the director's chair for a production of a Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist black comedy.

March 26, 2019

SVSU Concert Choir joins Saginaw symphony, choral society for 'massive' concert

With a strong communal spirit, SVSU's Concert Choir will join forces this week with The Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and Saginaw Choral Society for a concert event presented at a grand scale.

March 28, 2019

SVSU exhibition organizers seek to shift blame away from sexual assault survivors

Staff and student interns in SVSU's Student Counseling Center are collaborating on the project with Underground Railroad Inc., a Saginaw-based nonprofit that services victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and human slavery.

March 29, 2019

FIRST Robotics state championship expected to bring 8,000 people

About 5,500 high school students are expected to participate in the FIRST Robotics state championship Wednesday through Saturday, April 10-13, at SVSU’s Ryder Center.

March 29, 2019

Local guitarist, professor to perform recital at SVSU

Brad DeRoche, an active concert guitarist, will perform in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

April 2, 2019

SVSU student to compete among nation's top college actors, follows in brother’s footsteps

Jared Kaufman is no stranger to the limelight, but landing the leading role in a Saginaw Valley State University production during his freshman year still managed to rattle his nerves leading up to opening night.

April 2, 2019

SVSU adviser receives top honor for work with future health professionals

Heidi Lang has spent two decades empowering college students seeking careers as medical professionals. Now members of that industry are shining a spotlight on her career guiding prospects at Saginaw Valley State University.

April 4, 2019

SVSU student-organized bowling fundraiser at Stardust Lanes to support assisted living facility

When Lindsey Mead in high school began volunteering at Community Village, an assisted living facility for senior citizens in Saginaw Township, she became fast friends with its residents.

April 5, 2019

SVSU student supports Kingston high school FIRST robotics team

As Saginaw Valley State University prepares to host the FIRST in Michigan state championship April 10-13, one SVSU student is doing all he can to help his former high school team qualify to visit his current campus.

April 8, 2019

SVSU students workin’ ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

Saginaw Valley State University student-actors next week plan to put a modern — and musical — spin on a beloved 1980 film following three working-class women getting even with their boss.

April 9, 2019

Bestselling novelist Devin Murphy to visit SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will present a reading by bestselling novelist Devin Murphy on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall at SVSU.

April 9, 2019

Shakespeare-inspired concert to showcase 49 SVSU student-musicians

Saginaw Valley State University students next week plan to transform William Shakespeare's texts into music during a concert event on campus.

April 9, 2019

SVSU alum helps build robotics team at Bullock Creek

Jamie Forbes has helped forge a robotics dynasty during her time as a biology and algebra teacher at Bullock Creek High School in Midland.

April 10, 2019

SVSU Occupational Therapy program to host ‘Skills for the Job of Living’ camp for stroke survivors

Saginaw Valley State University faculty, staff and students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program will lead a stroke camp on campus Monday, July 22 through Friday, August 2.

April 10, 2019

Essayist to read from award-winning writings at SVSU event

Award-winning essayist Aisha Sabatini Sloan will read passages from her writing at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Founders Hall at SVSU.

April 11, 2019

SVSU's Concert Band performs spring concert featuring original song composed by SVSU student

A Saginaw Valley State University student inspired to compose a musical theme for a superhero movie will see his work played by the SVSU concert band next week.

April 12, 2019

SVSU supports professors’ innovation with Dow Teaching Awards

Four Saginaw Valley State University educators will receive funding for their ideas to improve student learning after being selected to receive 2019-20 Dow Professor Teaching Awards from SVSU's Center for Academic Innovation.

April 16, 2019

SVSU student receives scholarship to student teach in Argentina this summer

A Saginaw Valley State University student's passion for international educational experiences will lead her to return to an Argentinian city this summer.

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.

April 18, 2019

Asian holiday observed with colorful powder and fun at SVSU event

An enthusiastic celebration of culture and color will return to Saginaw Valley State University this week.

April 18, 2019

The 'Battle' isn't over: SVSU students pledge to continue successful fundraiser

Newly-elected leaders of Saginaw Valley State University's student government promise to continue a fundraising competition that has raised more than a half-million dollars for nonprofits and charities statewide.

April 22, 2019

Determined study results in medical school research opportunity for SVSU biology student

Saginaw Valley State University student Cole Pero has worked hard in the classroom and in the lab, and it has resulted in an extraordinary opportunity to continue his academic career.

April 25, 2019

Sociological study of Flint water crisis fallout part of SVSU student research symposium

A Saginaw Valley State University student turned her passion for understanding the human effects of the Flint water crisis into a nationally-presented research project that will be among about 80 research initiatives presented at SVSU this week.

April 25, 2019

SVSU student earns national title in collegiate forensics competition

Participating in only his third competition ever on the college forensics circuit, a Saginaw Valley State University senior this week became a national champion.

April 25, 2019

SVSU alumna, Dow chief sustainability officer to address students

Saginaw Valley State University students will have an opportunity to hear from a graduate who has risen to a leadership position for one of the nation’s leading companies. Mary Draves, vice president and chief sustainability officer for Dow, will serve as a guest speaker during SVSU’s Science and Engineering Symposium.

April 30, 2019

SVSU students honored for outstanding tutoring of peers

Four Saginaw Valley State University students who support their classmates have received the annual Mayme Hamilton Award in Excellence in Tutoring by Students.

May 2, 2019

Calendar established for SVSU's 'Battle' fundraiser; nonprofits encouraged to apply now

SVSU students' passion for philanthropy inspired Student Association leaders to quickly move to continue the fundraiser, now organized exclusively by SVSU and re-branded as Battle of the Valley.

May 2, 2019

Consumers Energy CEO to deliver SVSU Commencement address

Saginaw Valley State University graduates will hear from Patti Poppe, president and CEO of Consumers Energy, during Commencement exercises Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

May 6, 2019

Strong work ethic drives SVSU Indy-style race team on eve of international competition

A year’s worth of hard work, dedication, late nights and early mornings will culminate with the literal and metaphoric rubber meeting the road this week for Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Formula Racing team as it faces the world’s top collegiate talent in Indy-style racing.

May 8, 2019

SVSU students selected for leadership development program

Organizers of a Saginaw Valley State University program aimed at inspiring the next generation of leaders recently selected 10 students eager to develop their leadership skills.

May 10, 2019

SVSU to host summer literacy camp

Saginaw Valley State University will continue its commitment to community-minded educational opportunities by hosting a literacy clinic to improve students' reading skills for three weeks this summer.

May 13, 2019

SVSU Board grants degrees for more than 1,000 graduates

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved granting degrees for nearly 1,100 graduates during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, May 10. SVSU will host Commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in O’Neill Arena.

May 15, 2019

‘Stubborn’ SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing finishes among top 15 in the world

An unyielding desire to excel by the students on Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Formula Racing rocketed the team to a top 15 against the top college and university race teams from around the world.

May 15, 2019

SVSU student’s dodgeball skills earn him All-American status

A strong arm and a passion for competition helped a Saginaw Valley State University student recently earn a spot on the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association’s All-American Team.

May 16, 2019

SVSU graphic design grad's 'pet' project up for national award

Shayla Krygier’s passion for graphic design soon could earn her accolades from the nation’s oldest advertising trade association.

May 17, 2019

United Way event to send SVSU staff ‘Over the Edge’ of a building for a good cause

A team of SVSU staff members plan to rappel down one of Saginaw Township’s tallest structures to raise awareness and funds for United Way of Saginaw County as part of a celebration of the nonprofit’s 100th year as a community booster.

May 17, 2019

SVSU student recognized for study of French language, culture

A Saginaw Valley State University alumna with a handle on several world languages recently was honored for her mastery of French.

May 21, 2019

SVSU honors outstanding nurses from the Great Lakes Bay Region

Saginaw Valley State University recognized the excellence, dedicated care and leadership delivered by six registered nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the ninth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony Thursday, May 16.

May 23, 2019

SVSU partnership offers financial help for students who helped Michigan College Access Network

Individuals who have helped high school students in Michigan seek a college education are eligible for reduced costs when enrolling in Saginaw Valley State University's graduate programs.

May 23, 2019

SVSU students apply engineering expertise in capstone project for Storch's SuperMag

(LIVONIA) - Storch Magnetics is working closely with a group of hard-working senior mechanical engineering students finishing their engineering capstone class at Saginaw Valley State University to aid Storch in the manufacturing process of the SuperMag, one of its signature products.

May 28, 2019

SVSU writing tutors receive award from Midwest organization

Their dedication to supporting communities — and, in some cases, communities on the other side of the globe — helped two Saginaw Valley State University students win awards from a writing center-centric organization covering Midwest states.

May 30, 2019

Beaumont Health selects grad of SVSU master’s program for prestigious fellowship

A two-time alumnus and former staff member of Saginaw Valley State University will pursue his passion for providing leadership in the health care industry after earning a spot in a prestigious program at Beaumont Health centers in southeast Michigan.

May 31, 2019

SVSU community to remember its second president, Jack Ryder

Friends, family and former colleagues will pay tribute to the late Jack Ryder, Saginaw Valley State University's president from 1974-89, during a memorial service on campus Tuesday, June 4.

June 4, 2019

SVSU students to 'Battle' support to support teens with The ROCK Center for Youth Development

Saginaw Valley State University students inspired to continue supporting community-engaged nonprofits today selected a Midland-based organization to serve as the beneficiary of a week-long annual fundraising tradition in October.

June 5, 2019

SVSU community remembers life and legacy of former President Jack Ryder

Family, friends and colleagues recalled how former Saginaw Valley State University President Jack M. Ryder used grit and determination to mold an institution that stands stronger today because of his hard work during a ceremony honoring the late president. Ryder, who led the institution from 1974-89, died in April at the age of 90.

June 7, 2019

SVSU program inspires teacher to engineer biodiesel assignment for Millington High students

Empowered by a Saginaw Valley State University program aimed at enriching STEM education regionally, a Millington High School teacher gave his students a taste of life as an engineer during a project that spanned the 2018-19 academic year.

June 7, 2019

SVSU STEM program inspires computer coding curriculum in Freeland schools

More than 1,000 students in the Freeland Community School District were inspired to learn about computer coding – and the power of scientific persistence – thanks to a teacher's participation in a Saginaw Valley State University-hosted program aimed at enriching STEM education regionally.

June 13, 2019

SVSU, Dow Library, Dow Home & Studio partner to bring Michigan authors to Midland for writing workshops, public readings

Saginaw Valley State University’s Center for Community Writing – in partnership with the Grace A. Dow Library and the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio – invites the public to a week-long series featuring critically acclaimed Michigan writers this July in Midland.

June 14, 2019

SVSU’s Stec named Michigan's Career Services Professional of the Year

Bill Stec is dedicated to serving students, alumni and employers as the interim director of Career Services at Saginaw Valley State University. His exceptional dedication and work ethic has earned him a statewide honor.

June 17, 2019

After earning Miss Michigan crown, SVSU graduate student eyes national stage

For Mallory Rivard, winning the 2019 Miss Michigan title Saturday was a triumph of grit and the culmination of a lifetime of hard work dedicated to serving her community.

June 18, 2019

SVSU Board approves tuition increase of $505

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of control approved a tuition increase of $505 for in-state undergraduate students as part of the 2019-20 general fund operating budget adopted during the Board's regular meeting Monday, June 17.

June 20, 2019

Careers in IT: ‘Girls can do it’ during Camp Infinity at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University is working with partners to inspire more young women to consider careers in STEM fields. Camp Infinity, a week-long science-based camp for girls hosted at SVSU, saw 31new and 16 returning campers explore their interest in computers and Information Technology (IT).

June 20, 2019

SVSU updates RN to BSN program to better serve working nurses

Saginaw Valley State University is adapting its curriculum to more effectively meet the needs of nurses who are seeking to further their education. This fall, SVSU will expand its academic program for registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing, making it better suit the lifestyles of the adult professionals enrolled in the RN (registered nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.

June 21, 2019

SVSU program empowers nurses supporting patients suffering from mental health conditions, substance use addiction

Demand is high for a new Saginaw Valley State University academic program designed for advanced practice nurses passionate about caring for patients suffering from mental health conditions or substance use addiction.

June 26, 2019

SVSU theatre student’s ‘Rocky Horror’ production coming in July, preview at Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival June 29

With help from time warps and Transylvanians, Saginaw Valley State University student Jessica Hurley hopes her theatrical production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in July transports audiences to a magically strange place. More importantly, though, she wants the campy cult classic to help gather, support and celebrate the region's diverse communities.

July 9, 2019

SVSU to offer workshops led by award-winning expert on eliminating hospital overcrowding

A workshop offered later this month by Saginaw Valley State University will help emergency department and inpatient units to better manage patient flow and avoid hospital overcrowding.

July 11, 2019

Lineup of dynamic speakers set for SVSU-based education leadership conference in August; registration remains open

Dynamic workshops, engaging speakers, and powerful learning experiences are what audiences can expect at the 2nd Annual Educator Leadership Institute at Saginaw Valley State University Aug. 7-9.

July 23, 2019

SVSU professor named Higher Educator of the Year by national group

A Saginaw Valley State University professor's commitment to helping college students follow through on earning their academic degrees in turn earned him national recognition from his peers.

July 23, 2019

SVSU rises to the challenge, lands $2.8M grant to tackle life-and-death health concerns in rural Michigan

Determined to be part of the solution for Michigan's opioid epidemic and other health problems plaguing rural Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University sought and secured a $2.8 million federal grant to combat the most pressing health crises in some of the state's most under-served communities.

July 25, 2019

SVSU summer camp keeps kids engaged in science, math fun for 2+ decades

For over 20 years, dozens of youths from across the Great Lakes Bay Region have flocked to Saginaw Valley State University every summer to take part in the university’s Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEK) summer camps. There, children from grades 2 to 8 take part in fun and educational activities that engage their interests in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

July 31, 2019

Workplace environment consultant to visit SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University will host a national expert on how to create a safe and respectful workplace environment.

August 8, 2019

SVSU welcomes 2 new Board appointments: past Lt. Gov. Cherry and alumna Wiener

Governor Whitmer announced the appointment of two new members to the SVSU Board of Control today. Former Lieutenant Governor John Cherry and SVSU alumna Raj Wiener begin their service today.

August 8, 2019

SVSU students engineer equipment for NASA’s consideration

A strong community partnership and a passion for creation soon could send a Saginaw Valley State University student-engineered creation where no SVSU student-engineered creation has gone before.

August 19, 2019

SVSU professor’s examination of lie detector test’s history published by Smithsonian Institution

A Saginaw Valley State University educator’s historical examination of polygraph tests recently was published on the online magazine for the Smithsonian Institution.

August 20, 2019

SVSU rises toward the top nationally for ‘Best College Dorms’ ranking

A warm and welcoming environment — along with first-rate residential facilities — helped Saginaw Valley State University continue to climb the rankings for a website grading the nation’s “best dorms” and campuses.

August 20, 2019

SVSU hires Midland law enforcement leader as new University Police chief

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Cliff Block to serve as the school’s next police chief, bringing aboard a highly-respected law enforcement leader to help maintain the campus’ secure and friendly atmosphere. With more than a quarter-century of law enforcement experience — ranging from neighborhood patrol duties to statewide leadership positions — Block plans to strengthen the university’s status as a safe campus with a close-knit community feel.

August 29, 2019

SVSU alumnus named Saginaw police Officer of the Year

Terrance Moore, a 2015 graduate of Saginaw Valley State University’s criminal justice program, received the Saginaw Police Department’s 2019 Officer of the Year Award.

September 4, 2019

SVSU nursing student’s bone marrow donation could save leukemia patient’s life

When Haley Ludviksen helped her student organization bring a bone marrow donor drive to Saginaw Valley State University six years ago, the nursing major never expected she might be the one to give a potentially lifesaving gift to a person in need.

September 5, 2019

SVSU alumna with small town roots makes the case in one of world's largest law firms

In a few short years, Samantha Jackson went from living in a rural town of 3,000 people and questioning her future to moving to a bustling city with nearly 3 million residents and working at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.

September 9, 2019

SVSU Accounting and Finance Employment Fair to feature 30 organizations seeking talent

Job-seekers in accounting and finance industries will have the opportunity to connect with about 30 employers expected to attend an employment fair at Saginaw Valley State University this month.

September 9, 2019

SVSU to host 9/11 Heroes Run to benefit national foundation

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its annual 9/11 Heroes Run on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to benefit The Travis Manion Foundation.

September 9, 2019

SVSU kicks off Rhea Miller Concert Series with jazz saxophonist Clark Gibson

Saginaw Valley State University will host jazz saxophonist Clark Gibson for a concert Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall as part of SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series.

September 9, 2019

SVSU greenhouse recertified for environmental safety standards

Saginaw Valley State University's commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognized, as SVSU’s Boutell Memorial Greenhouse has been recertified for cropping system through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

September 9, 2019

Michigan author wins SVSU literature award

Saginaw Valley State University has awarded the 2019-20 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature to author Anna Clark for her book, "The Poisoned City: Flint's Water Crisis and the American Urban Tragedy." The award is part of SVSU’s community-minded commitment to recognize exceptional writing within Michigan.

September 9, 2019

SVSU Voices In The Valley event features pair of seasoned poets

Two critically-acclaimed poets will share selections of their works during a reading at Saginaw Valley State University next month.

September 11, 2019

SVSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration of lowrider culture

Committed to honoring Hispanic heritage, Saginaw Valley State University will host an event Sunday, Sept. 15, celebrating lowrider vehicles and the culture surrounding them.

September 12, 2019

Bollywood star Meera Chopra to return to alma mater SVSU as Dow Visiting Artist

Fresh from the debut of one of her most anticipated films, a leading Bollywood actor this month will return to the campus she considered transformative in her development: Saginaw Valley State University.

September 12, 2019

SVSU fall speaker series kicks off with examination of Beat Generation and its female influences

At Saginaw Valley State University later this month, the daughter of a famous writer will engage audiences in a presentation exploring the influence of female writers on the Beat Generation of the mid-20th century.

September 17, 2019

Art, history, technology among topics planned for SVSU’s fall speaker series

Saginaw Valley State University will host seven guest speakers as part of its annual fall Visiting Scholars and Artists series. The series will bring to campus a renowned Bollywood actress, the daughter of two prominent American literary figures, a CEO and a former president of MIT.

September 17, 2019

Oh, 'Mamma Mia!' Ambitious regional production features tons of talent with SVSU ties

The director (a faculty member), lead actor (an alumna) and stage manager (a current student) are among 17 people with SVSU connections participating in the weeks-long run of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance-produced show.

September 20, 2019

SVSU presentation to examine opioid epidemic’s reach in rural Michigan

A Saginaw Valley State University educator’s determination to fight the opioid epidemic in rural Michigan will be the focus of a public presentation at the campus next month.

September 20, 2019

First Hispanic female Air Force pilot to discuss trailblazing career at SVSU talk

A Latina aviator whose career broke sound and gender barriers will visit Saginaw Valley State University next month.

September 20, 2019

Determination, innovative spirit earn SVSU alumnus role re-imagining agricultural technology in New Zealand

James Harder knows the benefits of hard work and perseverance. The 2019 Saginaw Valley State University mechanical engineering alumnus started college when he was just 14 years old. While being homeschooled, the Saginaw native took college classes for two years through the Great Lakes Bay Early College program at SVSU to get ahead and discover what he wanted to study.

September 20, 2019

SVSU is 4 for 4 in being selected as Great College to Work For

Saginaw Valley State University’s welcoming campus atmosphere and empowering environment has resulted in the institution's designation as a "Great College to Work For" for the fourth consecutive year by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

September 20, 2019

SVSU enrollment down, but freshman class up nearly 20 percent over 2017

Saginaw Valley State University saw an overall enrollment decline for the 2019 fall semester, but it enrolled a much larger freshman class than 2016 or 2017, after increasing the number of first-time students by 28% last year.

September 26, 2019

Former New York Mets manager to visit SVSU in October

A retired Major League Baseball manager and Midland native will return to the region next month to talk about his passion for leadership during a presentation at Saginaw Valley State University.

September 26, 2019

SVSU pushes students to get involved, election participation doubled in 2018, report shows

Saginaw Valley State University leaders determined to engage more students in casting their votes during the 2018 election helped those students find their voice, a new study shows.

October 23, 2019

SVSU alumna joins NBA as sixth female referee in league history

"Nobody’s ever truly ready," Jenna Schroeder said of her new role, "but I'm as ready as I can be."

October 23, 2019

Judge, U.S. Army veteran among panelists for SVSU Alumni Authors Showcase

The panelists include Judge Marylin E. Atkins, R.S. Deeren, Adela Crandell Durkee, Bethany (Phipps) Goforth and Walter E. Kitter.

October 1, 2019

Bay City third graders to visit 'the world' — and many of its cultures — at SVSU

A group of third grade students from Bay City will drive a few miles from their school to take a tour of the world.

October 1, 2019

Record-high number of SVSU students admitted early to medical school

Saginaw Valley State University students passionate about pursuing health care professions combined their outstanding academic preparation with exemplary community service commitment to be accepted early into medical school. They did so using a program that networks talent from SVSU to other institutions.

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.

October 3, 2019

SVSU fundraising tradition to boost Midland nonprofit's educational programs across region

Saginaw Valley State University students’ commitment to support the community remains as strong as ever. They are inspired to compete — now only against themselves — during a fundraiser next week that will support a nonprofit’s expansion of a developmental educational program already positively impacting Great Lakes Bay Region teens.

October 3, 2019

SVSU alumnus in national spotlight with inspirational story about marching band's supportive performance

A Saginaw Valley State University alumnus' neighborly nature was music to the ears of one northern Michigan high school last week. Now the support the school marching band director offered has attracted the attention of media outlets across the country.

October 9, 2019

Ford Motor Company selects SVSU alumna for prestigious philanthropic leadership program

A Saginaw Valley State University alumna’s community-minded values helped her become selected for an innovative corporate leadership course associated with one of the world’s largest automotive companies.

October 11, 2019

SVSU student's leadership earns her state Hispanic Latino Commission scholarship

With the support of her family — and now a statewide organization that recognizes her strong leadership qualities — a Saginaw Valley State University senior soon will follow in her older sister’s footsteps as a first-generation college graduate.

October 11, 2019

For empowering peers, SVSU student named statewide ‘Tutor of the Year’

Dedicated tutors enhance a student’s experience in the classroom, and Aranya “Ron” Biswas is making sure Saginaw Valley State University students are given every chance to succeed, say professionals in the tutoring industry.

October 14, 2019

More than 130 businesses, organizations to seek prospective employees at SVSU fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Fall University-wide Employment & Networking Fair later this week.

October 14, 2019

At SVSU event, former MIT president to discuss ‘living machines,’ technology of the future

‘Living machines’ and their role in the future of humanity will be the focus of a guest speaker’s talk this week at Saginaw Valley State University.

October 17, 2019

SVSU panel to spotlight impact of female entrepreneurs in Great Lakes Bay Region, beyond

With women-led businesses on the rise, the need for role models, mentors and real-world training for female entrepreneurs is a demand that Rebecca Cox recognized clearly.

October 18, 2019

Education expert to discuss student engagement methods during SVSU talk

An expert in education will discuss concepts aimed at engaging learners in new ways during her visit to Saginaw Valley State University later this month.

October 18, 2019

'Mad Feast' author to offer taste of his writing at SVSU reading

A critically-acclaimed author will read from his work in nonfiction and poetry during a visit next week to Saginaw Valley State University.

October 24, 2019

Sound 'Proof': Student's talent adds depth to SVSU production of Pulitzer Prize-winning play

A sophomore’s passion for theatre sound and lighting design — along with his quickly-growing résumé of experience and training in the field — will be on display during a Saginaw Valley State University production of “Proof” later this month.

October 24, 2019

SVSU students victorious in 'Battle,' raising $20K for Midland nonprofit

The persevering spirit of Saginaw Valley State University students will improve the lives of young people in the Great Lakes Bay Region, as SVSU students insisted on continuing a fundraising tradition, resulting in a donation of at least $20,302 for a Midland-based nonprofit.

October 29, 2019

SVSU Board approves renovations to student housing, lease for downtown Saginaw location

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $4.6 million to renovate a residence hall and some on-campus apartments during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 28.

October 30, 2019

Kochville Township's Cardinal Square street signage to feature SVSU branding

After decades spent as neighborly partners, Saginaw Valley State University and Kochville Township will continue to empower each other this week when crews install street signage — featuring the logo of SVSU’s cardinal mascot — in a developing commercial district known as Cardinal Square.

October 30, 2019

Trombone performance to put SVSU band director in musical spotlight

A Saginaw Valley State University educator perhaps most publicly known for directing SVSU’s marching band will share one of his other musical talents in an upcoming concert on campus.

October 30, 2019

Leading role in 'Proof' showcases SVSU student's acting

Audiences familiar with Abigail Burgess' on-stage performance earlier this year as a Dolly Parton-inspired spitfire may have a hard time recognizing her as she takes center stage again — this time playing the troubled young woman leading Saginaw Valley State University's production of "Proof," a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a mourning family in crisis.

October 30, 2019

First-generation college student determined to continue her education at SVSU

Talia Pruiett had the grades, the dream, and the drive to attend college, but she wasn’t sure she would make it. With hard work, perseverance, and endless support she made her goal a reality.

October 30, 2019

SVSU social work student dedicated to empowering her community

Helping others comes naturally for Jessalyn Gaskin. The second-year Saginaw Valley State University social work major and youth services minor has always possessed a clear vision of what she wants her future to be: serving others and helping them navigate their futures.

October 30, 2019

Student resiliency expert to discuss neuroscience and education during SVSU talk

A leader in the field of education will visit Saginaw Valley State University in November to discuss the role of neuroscience in education.

October 30, 2019

SVSU student inspired to pursue her passions and a future legal career

As a first-generation college student, Lindsey Mead’s parents instilled in her that it’s best to pursue a career that inspired passion within her. The Saginaw Valley State University student followed that advice, leading her both on the path to study law and to help communities in need.

October 31, 2019

Driven SVSU engineering student overcomes every obstacle

Mitch Hughes has shown the drive, determination, and work ethic to overcome any challenge. The senior mechanical engineering student at Saginaw Valley State University defies limits by balancing a full load of rigorous engineering courses, a demanding and time-consuming co-op, and his responsibilities as a varsity college athlete.

November 26, 2019

Senior first student in SVSU history to advance to moot court nationals three times

“I’m very excited,” said Lindsey Mead, who will advance to the championship tournament with her SVSU teammate Justin Weller

November 5, 2019

SVSU selected to national academy focused on advancing student success

Saginaw Valley State University is home to hard-working students who often overcome challenges in pursuit of their degrees. The university has placed additional emphasis on degree completion by participating in an exclusive program offered by one of the nation’s leading higher education accreditors.

November 5, 2019

Student's beloved Pakistan dish among meals set to spice up SVSU's International Food Festival

Farwa Fatima is accustomed to international food festivals. When the neighborly Saginaw Valley State University student from Pakistan cooks chicken biriyani, a food festival of sorts materializes in her apartment living room. There, classmates and friends from a variety of cultures — American, Japanese, and Polish, among others — often gather to enjoy the feast and flavors produced by her family recipe.

November 6, 2019

SVSU to host Foreign Language Day event for 400 visiting high school students

An annual celebration of language, culture and friendship will return to Saginaw Valley State University this week.

November 6, 2019

SVSU student from Bay City shows perseverance to complete degree, continue service to country

Chaz Fowler is as determined in completing his education at Saginaw Valley State University as he was in completing his training to become a United States Marine.

November 6, 2019

SVSU to host recital dedicated to late opera singer Jessye Norman

Saginaw Valley State University will continue its Rhea Miller Concert Series this week with a musical performance by LaToya Lain, a soprano singer familiar to the Great Lakes Bay Region, and Casey Robards, pianist. The performance is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

November 7, 2019

SVSU students earn top recognition at regional geography conference

Two Saginaw Valley State University students’ passion for geography earned accolades at a recent regional geography conference hosted on campus.

November 7, 2019

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

A new group of K-12 education leaders committed to professional growth will join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship program in 2020.

November 8, 2019

At your service: SVSU receives ‘Best for Vets’ ranking for sixth year

For the sixth consecutive year, Saginaw Valley State University has been recognized for its support of military-affiliated students, earning a place in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings by Military Times.

November 13, 2019

SVSU Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir to perform, raise awareness about mental health issues

Musicians with Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Singers and Concert Choir groups, inspired to shine a light on social issues, will perform a concert this week aimed at raising awareness about mental health challenges. The concert, titled “Threads of Joy,” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

November 14, 2019

SVSU Flute Choir to perform Friday concert

Saginaw Valley State University’s Department of Music will present the SVSU Flute Choir concert on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall on campus.

November 15, 2019

Former student-actor returns 'home' to direct SVSU production of 'Émilie'

Once a talent on the stage during her days as a student, a Saginaw Valley State University alumna will return to her alma mater next week, this time moving behind the curtains to direct a production of "historic" proportions.

November 15, 2019

Mental health crisis in black communities focus of SVSU student's award-winning speech

A Saginaw Valley State University student’s passion for raising awareness about the mental health crisis in black communities recently helped her take home the top prize for a longstanding annual public speaking contest at the institution.

November 18, 2019

Guitarist, pianist to perform Wednesday concert at SVSU

Brad DeRoche, guitarist, and Wendy Chu, pianist, will perform classical music together during a concert Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall on Saginaw Valley State University’s campus.

November 20, 2019

SVSU student-vocalists earn top honors at state competition

Students passionate about vocal performance led Saginaw Valley State University to an impressive appearance at the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition earlier this month.

November 20, 2019

Four SVSU students headed to moot court national tourney; more could qualify after upcoming contest

Through determination and hard work, Saginaw Valley State University’s top-ranked moot court program will continue its decade-long streak sending competitors to a national championship.

November 21, 2019

SVSU recognizes distinguished alumni from diverse industries

Military veterans, business leaders, and coaches were among the eight individuals whose accomplishments and dedication to excellence were recognized by Saginaw Valley State University’s Alumni Association.

November 26, 2019

SVSU holiday production to showcase diverse cast of performers

Saginaw Valley State University student dancers, actors, and vocalists will perform together on stage to celebrate the holiday season in “Home For The Holidays: A Holiday Variety Show!”

November 27, 2019

SVSU to host training for women interested in running for political office

In an effort to break down barriers to women’s political leadership, Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Dec. 6 will host a free training session aimed at empowering women interested in public service or elected office.

December 3, 2019

Community leader, alumnus to serve as SVSU commencement speaker

Saginaw Valley State University graduates will hear from one of the institution’s most generous alumni during December commencement exercises.

December 5, 2019

SVSU students display exceptional representation at Model United Nations Conference

Two Saginaw Valley State University students’ enthusiasm for international diplomacy earned them an award at a recent conference and an opportunity to advance to international competition.

December 6, 2019

SVSU staff, faculty art highlighted in Midland Center for the Arts exhibition

Saginaw Valley State University staff and faculty members are showcased as part of a Midland Center for the Arts art exhibition open to the public now until early January.

December 11, 2019

SVSU student named to fellowship program for nation's top collegiate journalists

With a drive to keep a community informed and a talented way with words, Saginaw Valley State University senior Kaitlyn Farley earned a spot in a program designed to develop some of the nation’s top college journalists.

December 11, 2019

SVSU to collaborate on restoration effort to preserve historic Saginaw mansion

A collaboration between historical preservationists and the Saginaw Valley State University-operated Saginaw Community Writing Center aims to raise awareness and money for transforming one of Saginaw’s most iconic homes into a multi-use community space.

December 11, 2019

SVSU forensics team places first in home tournament, students qualify for national championship

The Saginaw Valley State University forensics team won first place at the fall Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7. This is the first time SVSU has hosted or won this tournament.

December 16, 2019

State budget expert to visit SVSU

An expert on the subject will discuss the state budget and policy plans in Lansing during a presentation at Saginaw Valley State University on Monday, Dec. 16.

December 16, 2019

SVSU Board approves room and board rates, faculty sabbaticals

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved room and board rates for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 13.

December 18, 2019

First-person perspectives from first-generation college students: Lindsey Mead, of SVSU

As a first-generation college student, my parents instilled in me that it’s best to pursue a career that inspired passion within me. At Saginaw Valley State University, I followed that advice and it has led me both on the path to study law and to help communities in need.

December 18, 2019

First-person perspectives from first-generation college students: Paloma Barba, of SVSU

With the support of my family — and now a statewide organization that recognizes my leadership qualities — I am hoping to follow in my older sister’s footsteps as a first-generation college graduate.

December 18, 2019

First-person perspectives from first-generation college students: Mitch Hughes, of SVSU

As a first-generation college student, I knew I always wanted to pursue a four-year degree. I’ve faced a lot of obstacles, but I’ve learned that it’s how you overcome those challenges. I was never really gifted anything. I’ve worked for everything I have.

December 18, 2019

First-person perspectives from first-generation college students: Talia Pruiett, of SVSU

For me, college was always the goal. I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do– I just knew I needed to go to college. I wasn’t exposed to many careers and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study, but my high school really pushed going to college and I always felt that was the right thing for me. My parents were supportive as well, but neither of them had gone to college and they didn’t know much about the admissions process.

December 18, 2019

First-person perspectives from first-generation college students: Jessalyn Gaskin, of SVSU

I knew I always wanted to go to college. I went to a college preparatory charter school authorized by Saginaw Valley State University and my parents always encouraged me to continue my education. As a first-generation college student with younger siblings, I thought going to college was important because I have young people that look up to me and I knew that me going to college would inspire them to go too.

December 19, 2019

SVSU students volunteer for nonprofits across U.S. during winter break

Nearly 100 Saginaw Valley State University students dedicated to community service are spending a week of their winter break volunteering across the nation as part of SVSU’s Alternative Breaks program.

December 19, 2019

A 'Hidden Figure' in modern times; NASA leader to keynote regional MLK Jr. event at SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University next month will welcome Ruth D. Jones, a leader with NASA and a trailblazer in her industry, to deliver the keynote address during the 11th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the campus.

December 20, 2019

SVSU's Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy continues legacy of leadership

Inspired by one of the region’s trailblazers, a Saginaw Valley State University-based political leadership program continues to create a legacy of its own nearly a decade after its founding, organizers say.

January 13, 2020

Gov. Whitmer to speak to Great Lakes Bay Economic Club at SVSU in advance of her ‘State of the State’ address

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will speak to the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club about her vision for the future of Michigan during a special meeting of the club Friday, Jan. 17 at Saginaw Valley State University. Her talk will come less than two weeks before she delivers her State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

January 13, 2020

National thought leaders to speak during regional health conference at SVSU

Two thought leaders and change agents will headline a regional health conference at Saginaw Valley State University Friday, Jan. 24. This eleventh annual conference, titled “The Region's Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Moving Upstream,” will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

January 15, 2020

'Images from China' featured in SVSU art gallery exhibition

As part of an exchange program with Shenyang Aerospace University in China, Saginaw Valley State University is hosting an art exhibition featuring paintings and lacquerware that explores culture and memory, among other themes.

January 15, 2020

Leaders in education honored as part of SVSU's 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Three community leaders will be recognized for their advocacy for diversity and education during the 11th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University later this month.

January 21, 2020

SVSU theatre students shine at regional competition

A group of 17 Saginaw Valley State University students and theatre faculty members took their passion for theater to the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region III Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 7-12 in Madison, Wisconsin.

January 21, 2020

SVSU Career Services to host over 100 employers at January job fair

Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Summer Job and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor banquet hall rooms of SVSU’s Curtiss Hall. More than 100 employers are expected to seek prospective workers in a variety of industries.

January 22, 2020

SVSU moot court finishes 'best year' in program's well-decorated history

The hard work and dedication of Saginaw Valley State University students culminated in the “best year ever” for the institution’s esteemed moot court program — ranked No. 17 in the U.S. — during the group’s national tournament over the weekend.

January 24, 2020

SVSU hires new dean of Education to tackle Michigan’s growing teacher shortage and other challenges

Saginaw Valley State University has hired an experienced educator – with a passion both for preparing the next generation of teachers and developing individuals already leading classrooms – to serve as the new dean of the institution's College of Education.

January 28, 2020

SVSU professor's book to focus on 'understudied' figure in black history in U.S.

Backed by a prestigious national fellowship, a Saginaw Valley State University educator hopes to inspire a new appreciation for a 19th century African-American activist whose influence touched many aspects of American culture during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

January 28, 2020

Book-sharing program set for Saginaw's SVRC Marketplace thanks to SVSU groups

Dedicated to bettering the community, Saginaw Valley State University students and staff will bring a growing-in-popularity book exchange program to a downtown Saginaw destination beginning this week.

January 29, 2020

SVSU Braun Fellowship to support research re-examining century-old math theory, stereotypes in environmentalism

Each year, two Saginaw Valley State University faculty members are empowered by the SVSU Braun Fellowship to develop their research and support scholarly pursuits that benefit communities across the globe.

January 16, 2020

'It's a group project now;' SVSU support drives moot court program to another record year

Despite facing competition growing exponentially in size and talent, hard-driven student work ethic and a campus' support will help Saginaw Valley State University’s national tournament-bound moot court program cap off one of its most successful years ever.

February 3, 2020

On eve of Mardi Gras, SVSU concert to feature New Orleans music influence

Less than three weeks before Mardi Gras, audiences at Saginaw Valley State University concert will hear New Orleans jazz-inspired music when Kanola Band performs on campus.

February 5, 2020

SVSU Black History Month event showcases history of racism and ‘Hateful Things’

The painful and racist legacy of Jim Crow-era America will be on display as part of Saginaw Valley State University Black History Month-themed events featuring historians sharing with the community about the “hateful things” from the nation’s past.

February 7, 2020

SVSU Recognizes National School Counselor Week

As part of National School Counselor Week, we are recognizing some of our stellar SVSU alumni.

February 10, 2020

Grants boost small business-supporting state agency housed in SVSU campus

After recently opening a regional branch on Saginaw Valley State University’s campus, a small business-supporting state agency will receive a boost of its own thanks to $196,000 in grant funding from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

February 10, 2020

Award-winning author to examine links between border regimes, literature during SVSU talk

An award-winning author will connect the politics of border regimes with contemporary world literature as part of a presentation at Saginaw Valley State University next week.

February 10, 2020

SVSU plans job fair featuring manufacturing and information technology industries

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Manufacturing and Information Technology Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m. in the first floor hallway of Pioneer Hall.

February 11, 2020

After earning more national recognition, SVSU-produced literary art magazine to share latest edition at Saginaw event Thursday

A Saginaw Valley State University-produced literary art magazine, Still Life, was 2-for-2 for its first two issues when it came to earning top recognition from American Scholastic Press Association judges. Now producers of the magazine — which features creative writing and imagery submitted by Bay and Saginaw county residents — are planning a public release party for its the third issue this week.

February 12, 2020

'Taste of Soul' festival brings SVSU, community together through food, music

With a mouth-watering menu of “soul food,” Saginaw Valley State University will host its 12th annual “Taste of Soul” food festival Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria on campus.

February 13, 2020

SVSU theatre production about 1918 train disaster explores love, loss, and hope

A cheerful eulogy exploring the nature of performance, self and tragedy will be the focus of the upcoming Saginaw Valley State University production of “Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck!”

February 18, 2020

SVSU student-musicians to showcase talents at Wednesday concert

Musical talent and skill will be on display in Saginaw Valley State University’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. during a recital featuring SVSU music majors.

February 18, 2020

Community backs SVSU business college expansion, providing $15.6M for fundraising campaign

The business community demonstrated its strong commitment to investing in the Great Lakes Bay Region’s future during a $15.6 million fundraising campaign supporting a building expansion expected to benefit generations of Saginaw Valley State University business students and grow regional businesses.

February 18, 2020

SVSU Board adds women’s lacrosse as varsity sport, grants tenure to 12 faculty

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved adding women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport, competing in NCAA Division II, during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 17.

February 20, 2020

Campus, community to celebrate SVSU’s $25.4M business college expansion opening

“A game changer” expected to boost the region’s business community for generations will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 24, by leaders from across the state during a dedication ceremony for Saginaw Valley State University’s soon-to-open $25.4 million business school expansion.

February 21, 2020

Thursday presentations to showcase SVSU's $25.4M business college expansion, faculty; magazine editor, business leaders among presenters

Guests also are encouraged to explore the building expansion’s laboratories, classrooms and cutting-edge meeting spaces.

February 25, 2020

SVSU-sponsored poetry contest salutes Saginaw

A community-minded poetry contest celebrating the history and culture of Saginaw County is underway, sponsored by the Saginaw Valley State University-operated Saginaw Community Writing Center.

February 27, 2020

Update on SVSU measures regarding coronavirus

We care about your well-being and we want to update you regarding the measures SVSU is taking regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

February 27, 2020

SVSU introducing eSports program as club sport for fall 2020

Inspired by passionate players and fans in a rapidly-growing field of competition, Saginaw Valley State University will hit the “start” button on its own club sports team in fall 2020 for competitive video game players.

February 28, 2020

Hometown Hollywood star Brian d'Arcy James to perform with students at SVSU event

Joining James that evening will be some of the university’s top theatre students as well as award-winning Gershwin pianist Kevin Cole.

February 28, 2020

SVSU students set to help communities across the U.S. during spring break

When they arrive at their destinations, each team will spend the week supporting agencies and nonprofits engaging a variety of issues including providing shelter for those in need, empowering communities to overcome racism, and educating children about HIV and AIDS.

March 3, 2020

At Saginaw Art Museum exhibition, SVSU student's photography puts trauma in focus

A Saginaw Valley State University student's photographic exploration of childhood trauma and adult PTSD will be on display beginning today at The Saginaw Art Museum.

March 4, 2020

Doctor who exposed Flint water crisis to present at SVSU

A public health advocate — once named among the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine — will visit SVSU next week to discuss her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis.

March 5, 2020

Channeling a new skill in theater production, SVSU student now recognized nationally as a top college talent

When Rhiannon Hall enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in 2017, she was excited to pursue her passion for theater but was not yet sure which role — either as a performer or behind-the-scenes crew member — best suited her. Empowered by SVSU faculty and inspired by her experience working on award-winning campus productions, Hall in less than three years both found her niche and was recognized nationally for excelling at it.

March 6, 2020

SVSU updates on coronavirus

SVSU continues to take action in the interest of the health and safety of the campus community related to the COVID-19 virus. We also continue to remind you of precautions you should be taking.

March 9, 2020

21st-century feminism topic of SVSU Women’s History Month presentation

Bringing with her a message of female empowerment, Philadelphia-based author and activist Feminista Jones will discuss the state of feminism in the 21st century during a Saginaw Valley State University Women's History Month presentation later this month.

March 11, 2020

SVSU coronavirus update concerning classes

SVSU President addresses the campus community related to the COVID-19 virus.

March 12, 2020

Event featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha canceled

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has canceled the planned Thursday, March 12 presentation featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at Saginaw Valley State University in keeping with MSU’s proactive measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

March 12, 2020

SVSU update on coronavirus and large gatherings

Effective immediately, SVSU is canceling all large gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday, April 19.

March 12, 2020

SVSU coronavirus campus update

In addition to our communication with you earlier today, we have new information to share with you regarding SVSU’s response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

March 13, 2020

SVSU coronavirus update, message from Provost to campus

Our entire university is working diligently to respond to the changing expectations resulting from the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

March 16, 2020

SVSU-hosted College Night canceled

The Great Lakes Bay Region College Night set to be hosted at Saginaw Valley State University next week will be canceled in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

March 16, 2020

SVSU coronavirus update, message from Provost to faculty

This morning, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order closing many public venues as of 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 through March 30, 2020. Most relevant to us are the closing of libraries, museums, fitness centers and dining facilities. SVSU will be in full compliance with this executive order.

March 16, 2020

SVSU coronavirus update, message from President

University operations are continuing. Some staff will continue to come to campus to perform their duties, and the campus will remain accessible to faculty, staff and students. Some staff may also experience schedule and work assignment changes as we develop operations plans.

March 16, 2020

SVSU coronavirus update, message from Provost to students

We continue to take steps to ensure campus safety and instructional continuity in the midst of larger societal disruptions. We will continue to provide regular updates to all members of the campus community.

March 17, 2020

SVSU coronavirus campus update and transition to remote operations

SVSU made the transition to remote and online instruction on Monday, and starting tomorrow, most campus operations will be conducted online, by phone, or using other technology. Faculty and staff will continue to perform their duties with the expectation of continued remote and online operations through Friday, May 1, but this is subject to change, given the rapidly evolving nature of this situation.

March 19, 2020

SVSU coronavirus campus update concerning pass / no credit option for students

Students will be able to select the “Pass” or “No-credit” option for any of your courses beginning in mid-April until after final grades are submitted, when the letter grade for the course is known.

March 23, 2020

SVSU response to "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order

In light of Governor Whitmer’s executive order to “stay home, stay safe” through Monday, April 13, we are moving forward with plans to further reduce the number of staff reporting to campus, while maintaining University operations. Classes are continuing in the remote/online formats begun last week.

March 24, 2020

Provost offers more details regarding Pass / No Credit

SVSU recently announced that undergraduate students would be given the option of electing a letter grade as usual or a Pass/No Credit option. This message provides details and clarification of this option.

March 26, 2020

SVSU provides storage space for medical equipment donated to fight COVID-19 virus

As local health care organizations stock up on supplies while the fight against the COVID-19 virus intensifies, Saginaw Valley State University leaders committed a secure space for storing items that could prove critical to protecting the region's nurses and doctors.

March 27, 2020

SVSU teams with Saginaw distillery on plan to produce hand sanitizer in response to COVID-19

Saginaw Valley State University is doing its part to answer the call by beginning plans to produce 300 gallons of much-sought-after hand sanitizer that health care professionals can use while responding to the COVID-19 virus.

March 30, 2020

Waiting out COVID-19, Facebook group harmonizes SVSU music community

For Norman Wika and Saginaw Valley State University's music community, nothing can stop the music.

March 31, 2020

Provost offers more details regarding spring semester course offerings

In order to ensure that you can continue your education through this crisis, we have made the decision to offer courses only online for the spring semester. Fieldwork courses remain on the schedule, however, please check with your academic department as fieldwork is subject to agency, state and federal policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1, 2020

With demand boosted by COVID-19, SVSU Master of Public Health program educators to host informational sessions online

Public health professionals are on the front lines of battling COVID-19 pandemic, and Saginaw Valley State University educators anticipate both demand and interest in public health professions will skyrocket in the coming years. Responding to the call for that demand and interest, SVSU is hosting two online-based informational sessions this month for individuals interested in enrolling in the university's Master of Public Health program, which is taught online.

April 2, 2020

SVSU psychology educator offers advice on maintaining mental health during COVID-19

Maintain a daily routine to maintain mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Travis Pashak advised during a TV news feature.

April 2, 2020

As COVID-19 exacerbates challenges of opioid epidemic, SVSU-led initiative offers solutions to health care teams worldwide

A Saginaw Valley State University-operated initiative is taking the lead — on a global scale — in providing expert solutions that support one of the populations left most vulnerable to COVID-19: people recovering from substance use disorders.

April 9, 2020

On front lines of COVID-19 battle in Saginaw, SVSU alumna serves community despite dangers

Smriti Pant never imagined showing up to work under protective layers of a hazmat suit and high-grade respirator mask. Years ago, she was inspired to care for others and use her personable nature to help people most in need of both, and now the Saginaw Valley State University educator and alumna is on the front lines of fighting a global pandemic.

April 15, 2020

Defying a global pandemic, SVSU will move production of 'Macbeth' online for the world to watch from home

In Melanie Frasca’s mind, she imagined one final farewell on stage at Saginaw Valley State University; a climactic curtsy as the curtain closed in front of her, signaling a poignant end to her beloved experience as a student actor there that began in 2016. But when a pandemic led to the closure of public events worldwide – including her planned portrayal of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters – it seemed Frasca and her fellow graduating seniors would lose their chance at a proper sendoff

April 16, 2020

SVSU, Saginaw Art Museum launch webpage collecting writing, artwork chronicling life during pandemic

Saginaw Valley State University has teamed with the Saginaw Art Museum to capture history as it’s happening, taken from the perspectives of those experiencing it: specifically, Great Lakes Bay Region residents.

April 22, 2020

Retiring leader leaves SVSU program in strong position to support regional businesses challenged by pandemic

As its leadership changes hands, a Saginaw Valley State University entrepreneurship-supporting program will continue its momentum at a time when the business community needs it most, officials say.

April 23, 2020

SVSU students to raise Relay For Life funds via Facebook event

Saginaw Valley State University students are determined to not allow one health crisis to disrupt their fight to end another health crisis.

April 24, 2020

As Covenant HealthCare ER doctor, SVSU alumna protects front lines in region's COVID-19 fight

Through the filter of protective goggles and face shields, Dr. Angela Gregory has witnessed both heartbreaking tragedy and triumphs of human compassion since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Covenant HealthCare Emergency Care Center facility in Saginaw where she works.

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.

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.

May 4, 2020

SVSU planning tuition freeze for 2020-21

Saginaw Valley State University President Donald Bachand announced plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming academic year in a message to the campus community Friday, May 1.

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 5, 2020

#GivingTuesday initiative allows community to support SVSU students impacted financially by pandemic

The SVSU Foundation-supported initiative -- known as #GivingTuesday -- allows community members on Tuesday, May 5 to donate at the following webpage: svsu.edu/givingtuesday

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 6, 2020

Class of 2020: Shared passions propel cousins from SVSU to dental school

Ashley Reece and Caitlin Durkee take being part of the “Cardinal family” literally. The inspiring cousins and seniors at Saginaw Valley State University not only share familial ties, but they also share a similar college journey and passion for serving others. Each will earn her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from SVSU this month and will be attending dental school together at the University of Michigan in the fall.

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 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 11, 2020

SVSU Board approves new environmental science program, and confers degrees, including 400 headed to ‘front line’ professions

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a new bachelor’s degree program in environmental science and conferred degrees to a graduating class that includes many individuals pursuing careers in professions on the front lines of protecting communities. The Board’s regular meeting was conducted via a live video conference available to the public Friday, May 8.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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 18, 2020

SVSU professor earns lifetime achievement award after decades-long dedication to nursing education

With a deep sense of the history of modern nursing and an understanding of the profession’s importance during this critical moment, Sally Decker’s recent recognition as a statewide lifetime achievement award recipient was especially meaningful to the well-decorated Saginaw Valley State University educator.

June 19, 2020

SVSU initiative for registered nurses ranked among state's elite academic programs

A Saginaw Valley State University online academic program that empowers working nurses with a bachelor’s degree education was recognized as one of the best of its kind in the state.

June 22, 2020

SVSU fall semester to finish through online/remote instruction

The final two weeks of the fall semester at Saginaw Valley State University will be conducted through online and remote instruction, so that students do not need to return to campus after Thanksgiving break.

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 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.

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.

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 30, 2020

SVSU NEST Ambassador profile: Lauren Steen

Over the next few days, 100 enthusiastic students will begin orientation training in their roles as NEST Ambassadors. These individuals will assist with keeping the community healthy and safe, serving in one of three specialty areas: Student Experience, Information Technology, and Health and Wellness.

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.

August 5, 2020

Once determined to continue his education without pause, SVSU alumnus now thrives at Dow

Kevin Finley, a 2017 alumnus of Saginaw Valley State University, is proof that challenges can be overcome with drive and opportunity.

August 12, 2020

Partnership expands Covenant HealthCare’s support for SVSU as fall semester nears

Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to providing students a safe return to campus next month is bolstered by the institution’s strengthened partnership with Covenant HealthCare.

August 17, 2020

Thrust into the fire: Fresh from graduation, SVSU alumna felt prepared for nursing career that began in pandemic ‘hot zone’

Haley Ludviksen was unsure about her professional aspirations after high school, but she was certain that continuing her education without pause was necessary to discover her calling and achieve her goals. She found her passion at Saginaw Valley State University, which led her to saving lives on the frontline of a global pandemic immediately after graduation.

August 18, 2020

SVSU launches contact tracer program on eve of fall semester; local health care agencies provide support

When Moregan LaMarr recently began her role as a contact tracer searching for potential cases of COVID-19 at Saginaw Valley State University, she was motivated by her determination to provide a strong support system and sympathetic ear to a community she knows well. LaMarr, after all, is a two-time SVSU graduate, having earned her master’s degree in social work only last year.

September 3, 2020

SVSU, STARS collaboration inspires bus mural featuring Saginaw poet Theodore Roethke

A mural celebrating Saginaw and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke will be painted on a local bus, thanks to a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University’s Community Writing Center and the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS).

September 4, 2020

SVSU faculty trains Midland educators on use of online teaching tool

A connection between personal friends kick-started a professional network between Saginaw Valley State University and Midland Public Schools that organizers say will benefit education at all levels in the region.

September 11, 2020

Community invited to attend SVSU virtual session addressing 2020 election voting processes

Building on the success of various voting initiatives, Saginaw Valley State University leaders will continue to empower the Great Lakes Bay Region community and SVSU students to vote. SVSU's political science department will host a Zoom-based virtual presentation detailing the voting process in the 2020 presidential election Monday, Sept. 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

September 15, 2020

SVSU partners with OpenStax to develop affordable college textbook program

Dedicated to providing an affordable education and accessible resources, Saginaw Valley State University recently joined the OpenStax Institutional Partner Network, a group of more than 60 U.S. colleges and universities dedicated to expanding the use of open educational resources (OER) on campuses.

September 17, 2020

$300K grant boosts SVSU researchers studying wastewater for traces of COVID-19

A research team at Saginaw Valley State University secured an approximately $300,000 grant to continue its work searching for traces of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples collected from sites in Arenac, Bay, Gladwin and Saginaw counties. That testing – which includes sampling on the SVSU campus – could help alert health officials about potential outbreaks days before individuals display symptoms. The research also detects the virus in waste of people without symptoms.

September 21, 2020

SVSU Writing Center project allows community members to address future president

The nonpartisan project — also sponsored by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Saginaw Outpost — collects the postcards prior to the election, with the promise of mailing the messages to the winning candidate in January.

September 21, 2020

SVSU to host virtual panel featuring women entrepreneurs

The Saginaw Valley State University-based Dow Entrepreneurship Institute will host an empowering virtual panel discussion featuring successful women entrepreneurs.

September 28, 2020

SVSU-based Michigan Small Business Development Center gets CARES Act boost to help region's economy

Great Lakes Bay Region communities will be among 83 Michigan counties where small business owners challenged by the pandemic will benefit from expanded support offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which operates a regional office at Saginaw Valley State University.

October 6, 2020

Meijer teams up with SVSU to offer flu vaccinations for campus community

To promote community health, Saginaw Valley State University this week is partnering with Meijer to offer flu vaccinations to students, faculty and staff at SVSU. The 3-day program began Monday and concludes Wednesday.

October 8, 2020

'I had a great support system': Student reflects on quarantine experience in SVSU apartment

Paige Dejohn spent her two weeks alone attending classes via her laptop, playing video games with her family remotely, cooking meals, streaming shows on Netflix, tending to a plant, and enjoying the company of SVSU staff members who checked on her regularly over the phone.

October 13, 2020

With Saginaw native's help, group aims to continue SVSU student voter registration trend in time for November election

With a passion for empowering often-underrepresented communities, Saginaw Valley State University student Angelo Martinez has focused his efforts on providing his peers the power to vote.

October 16, 2020

SVSU enrollment shows gains in student retention and graduate programs

Saginaw Valley State University reported solid enrollment numbers for the 2020 fall semester, given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. SVSU has 8,030 students taking classes this fall, a drop of 2.8% from last year’s total enrollment of 8,265. The university saw encouraging improvement in student retention and an increase in the number of graduate students.

October 19, 2020

SVSU student-run fundraiser launches; Bay Area Women’s Center to benefit

In a year of unknowns, one thing remained certain for Olivia Nelson and a group of her fellow student leaders at Saginaw Valley State University: their commitment to enriching the community would not be obstructed. Despite challenges presented by a global pandemic, their dedication will power SVSU's annual student-run fundraiser known as Battle of the Valley, which kicked off Sunday and concludes Saturday, Oct. 24.

October 29, 2020

SVSU theatre to stream play that explores race relations

As conversations about social justice and race relations are in the forefront of American culture, a Saginaw Valley State University theatre director hopes his latest production provides valuable perspectives for a constructive conversation.

November 2, 2020

SVSU, MiSTEM honor regional K-12 educators excelling in STEM

To honor the hard work, dedication and contributions made to STEM education, Saginaw Valley State University and MiSTEM East Central Michigan Region recognized 10 K-12 educators and staff with an award that will benefit their students’ education.

November 5, 2020

SVSU student-led fundraiser raises over $18K for Bay Area Women's Center

Overcoming logistical challenges presented by the pandemic, Saginaw Valley State University students worked hard to support a regional nonprofit, raising $18,573.46 to help the organization bolster its services preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.

November 6, 2020

Empowered by SVSU program, Meridian Public Schools leader named Superintendent of the Year in Michigan

For the second consecutive year, a member of a prestigious Saginaw Valley State University leadership development program that empowers K-12 education leaders was recognized as the top superintendent in Michigan.

November 9, 2020

SVSU’s Master of Social Work program receives national accreditation

With faculty, staff and resources dedicated to empowering students eager to engage and enrich communities, the Master of Social Work program at Saginaw Valley State University was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), an accreditation agency.

November 13, 2020

Statement Regarding Nov 12 Public Safety Emergency

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) Police were alerted to a report of an SVSU employee threatening self-harm on Thursday, November 12. University Police contacted the individual on campus just before 8 p.m. SVSU immediately alerted the campus community.

November 20, 2020

SVSU alumnus directs audio play based on Welsh folktales

A Saginaw Valley State University alumnus’ Welsh folktales-inspired musical drama will be available for audiences this weekend. The pre-recorded audio play utilizes SVSU theatre talent.

November 25, 2020

SVSU faculty, professor, student honored with YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

Three members of the Saginaw Valley State University community were among 12 women the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region honored for their leadership and contributions to social causes across the area.

December 2, 2020

SVSU Board approves 3-year contract with Faculty Association

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the SVSU Faculty Association (MEA/NEA) during a special meeting of the Board Monday, Nov. 30.

December 2, 2020

SVSU student actors, vocalists to perform in virtual holiday show

Saginaw Valley State University’s theatre department will adopt a fitting theme (“Stay At Home”) as part of a virtual performance of SVSU’s annual holiday variety show.

December 11, 2020

SVSU's Battle of the Valleys rivalry back on as GVSU returns to fundraising competition

Student leaders say the renewed rivalry will energize the fundraiser, which typically is scheduled each fall during the week leading up to the universities’ football matchup.

December 16, 2020

SVSU Braun Fellowship powers research projects for faculty

Empowered by grant funding, two Saginaw Valley State University educators will pursue research projects aimed at advancing technology that impacts both the teaching and transportation industries.

December 16, 2020

Political commentator Van Jones set as virtual MLK event speaker for SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University in January will welcome Van Jones, a political commentator who regularly appears on nationally-televised TV programs, to deliver the keynote address for the 12th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year's event will be presented virtually.

December 18, 2020

With Broadway training, SVSU alumna performs in holiday production while pursuing pop music success

From small town Michigan to the Big Apple, Saginaw Valley State University alumna Madalyn McHugh's determination and hard work helped her pursue her dreams of becoming a Broadway-trained performer. After fine-tuning her talents in New York City, that dream has since grown even larger.

December 18, 2020

SVSU forensics team performance in state tourney sends students to nationals in April

The Saginaw Valley State University forensics team won third place in the Team Sweepstakes category at the fall Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5.

December 18, 2020

Four SVSU students qualify for moot court nationals in January

Members of Saginaw Valley State University’s nationally-ranked moot court program continued to demonstrate their commitment to hard work as four students recently qualified to advance to a national tournament in January.

December 18, 2020

SVSU Board grants degrees to 550 students who persevered to complete their studies

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control granted graduate and undergraduate degrees during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 18.

January 4, 2021

SVSU Board grants degrees to 550 students who persevered to complete their studies

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control granted graduate and undergraduate degrees during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, Dec. 18. Around 550 students have completed degree requirements despite disruptions arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

January 9, 2021

Dedicated SVSU Theatre Professor Earns Prestigious National Honor for Teaching

Peggy Mead-Finizio, assistant professor of theatre at Saginaw Valley State University, is this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Innovative Teacher award.

January 11, 2021

Dedicated SVSU Theatre Professor Earns Prestigious National Honor for Teaching

Peggy Mead-Finizio, assistant professor of theatre at Saginaw Valley State University, is this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Innovative Teacher award.

January 15, 2021

Regional leaders to be honored as Drum Major Award recipients at MLK Celebration

A former mayor/state legislator, a public servant and an educator will be honored by Saginaw Valley State University this month for community work that exemplifies the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision.

January 21, 2021

SVSU sponsors 2021 First Ward Leadership Fellowship Program

Eleven Saginaw County residents between the ages of 18 and 30 have been selected as 2021 First Ward Leadership Fellows and will participate in a 14-week leadership training program hosted by Saginaw Valley State University.

January 29, 2021

Passionate SVSU Professor Receives National Board Appointment

Dedicated professor of teacher education at Saginaw Valley State University, Anne Tapp, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

February 17, 2021

SVSU establishes, hires director for new on-campus mental health & wellness center

Saginaw Valley State University is responding to the growing demand for mental health services by building a new model to serve its campus community.

February 23, 2021

SVSU Honored with Military Friendly Designation for Commitment to Student Veteran Support

Saginaw Valley State University was honored as a 2020-2021 Military Friendly School for its dedication to military student support services. SVSU was awarded with a Military Friendly Silver Designation by the company VIQTORY.

February 23, 2021

The SVSU Theatre department presents Joan: The Girl of Arc.

It has been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the closure of theaters throughout the country; yet, for SVSU students, the show goes on.

March 9, 2021

SVSU to Offer Free Tuition to Qualifying Students in Michigan

Saginaw Valley State University is expanding its longstanding dedication to making a first-class college education accessible to Michigan families by offering free tuition to qualified students throughout Michigan. A new initiative known as the SVSU Cardinal Commitment will remove barriers to higher education for many students, starting with the fall 2021 semester.

March 12, 2021

SVSU Designated a “Voter Friendly Campus”

Saginaw Valley State University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” in a program led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Voter Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. SVSU is one of more than 200 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia to be granted this designation, which is valid through December 2022.

March 18, 2021

SVSU set to host in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies for May 2021 graduates

Saginaw Valley State University will provide an opportunity for its May 2021 graduates to participate in commencement exercises and celebrate their achievements in three outdoor ceremonies planned for Friday, May 7, in the university’s Wickes Memorial Stadium.

March 13, 2021

SVSU Recognizes Women’s History Month

In observance of Women’s History Month, several SVSU faculty and staff members have shared their experiences as women, what Women’s History Month means to them, and what advice they would share with young women.

April 26, 2021

SVSU receives largest single gift – $6 million – to support Thompson Working Families scholarships

SVSU is receiving an additional gift of $6 million to support Thompson Working Families scholarships. This generous gift from Bob and Ellen Thompson is intended for immediate use and is the largest single gift in university history.

April 15, 2021

A Peek Into Social Constructs: SVSU’s reimagined “A Doll House” explores timeless themes in 1950s setting

Henrik Ibsen’s landmark drama “A Doll House” stirred significant controversy when it was introduced in 1879. SVSU’s adaptation of Ibsen’s classic offers a look into enduring social constructs through the lens of a 1950s television show, complete with commercials.

April 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Townhall set for April 23

A virtual townhall featuring the “Diversity, Inclusion & Equity at SVSU Annual Report and Celebration” will take place Friday, April 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to showcase each DE&I committee and the work that has been accomplished since September.

April 28, 2021

SVSU Student Presents at International Competition, Wins Peer Competition

SVSU student Joanna Cooley knows what it is like to go to bed hungry. And she knows the lasting toll childhood hunger can take. Her research into childhood food insecurity — and her plan to combat hunger in her community — took Cooley, virtually, to the Global Student Leadership Conference in London and earned her the top prize in the “BIG IDEAS” pitch competition at the conference. The conference, presented by FIE, the Foundation for International Education, was held in London April 10 and 11.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors 2021: Justin Weller

Justin Weller started off as a shy student who never read a Supreme Court case … to being only the second student in Saginaw Valley State University history to qualify for three consecutive Moot Court National Championships.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors 2021: Morgan Esch

Morgan Esch was certain that she wanted her future career to involve children and assisting others. Her determination to combine the two passions has landed her tremendous success — already, in advance of her graduating from SVSU — working her dream job as an educator in her hometown.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors 2021: Saadman Bin Abdullah

Saadman Bin Abdullah, an international student from Bangladesh, has gained incredible knowledge from being a mechanical engineering student at SVSU. As a result, he wants to return home to help people gain access to clean energy and water.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors 2021: Sabrina Coffman

Mechanical engineering fields remain primarily dominated by men, but Sabrina Coffman is breaking the stigma as a woman who excels in the program at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors: Kyndall LoVette

With a passion and penchant for engaging with people, Kyndall LoVette will be ready to launch soon from her status as a graduating senior at Saginaw Valley State University to the professional career that will soon follow.

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors: Kathy Perez

As a student, Kathy Perez challenged herself to help people see beyond negative stereotypes too often associated with too many populations in the United States. As a student program coordinator in SVSU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Kathy took on this challenge when she organized a Lowrider Display event as part of SVSU’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in 2019.

May 6, 2021

SVSU Department of Nursing recognizes excellence in nursing

The SVSU Department of Nursing has recognized several area registered nurses and three nursing units for their contributions to the regional community and extraordinary dedication to public health over the past year. Recipients of the 2021 Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Award are:

May 6, 2021

SVSU graduates to celebrate Commencement in person Friday; first outdoor ceremonies to be held in Wickes Stadium

More than 700 SVSU graduates have registered to participate in Saginaw Valley State University’s three outdoor commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7. The ceremonies, SVSU’s first-ever outdoor commencement celebrations, will be held in the Harvey Randall Wickes Memorial Stadium. Relocating the ceremonies outdoors provide a safer venue and allows more people to participate in person.

May 10, 2021

SVSU Board approves granting degrees in advance of outdoor Commencement ceremonies

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved granting undergraduate and graduate degrees during the Board’s regular meeting Thursday, May 6. More than 1,000 students are expected to complete degree requirements.

May 14, 2021

SVSU hires new dean for business school

Saginaw Valley State University has hired an experienced leader in business education to serve as the new dean of the institution’s Scott L. Carmona College of Business. Jayati Ghosh will head SVSU’s business school after devoting more than two decades to a career in higher education, most recently at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ghosh said she was excited for the opportunity to join an institution with SVSU’s strong ranking among top business schools worldwide.

May 20, 2021

SVSU students help revitalize Saginaw neighborhood Wolohan Fellows partner with Mustard Seed Shelter and Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity

Ten SVSU students, members of the university’s Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Service and Leadership, are leading an effort to rehabilitate the exterior of a 127-year-old home in Saginaw as part of a neighborhood revitalization effort in the area surrounding the Mustard Seed Shelter.

May 27, 2021

SVSU students win Tyner Prizes for writing excellence

Three SVSU students have been awarded Tyner Prizes for excellence in writing. Tyner Prizes are presented annually in three categories ― fiction, poetry and nonfiction ― with a fourth prize, for creative nonfiction, awarded when appropriate. Each of the 2021 Tyner Prize winners won a monetary award of $200 and a plaque. Their names will also be added to a plaque listing past winners, which is located on the third floor of Science West.

May 27, 2021

SVSU students supported students and families during pandemic - Roberts Fellows provided materials, educational resources and information

Four members of SVSU’s Roberts Fellowship Program responded to the educational and emotional needs of the Saginaw community’s school-age children and their families by providing materials and resources to help them manage at-home learning and other challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 4, 2021

SVSU students honored for foreign language achievements

Saginaw Valley State University celebrated the achievements of several students by inducting them into two foreign language honor societies. The virtual induction ceremonies were held April 23.

June 7, 2021

SVSU’s Student Association invites Great Lakes Bay Region nonprofits to apply for support

One nonprofit organization from the Great Lakes Bay Region stands to benefit from the fundraising efforts of Saginaw Valley State University’s Student Association. The student government is now accepting applications for beneficiaries of Battle of the Valleys, one of SVSU’s proudest and most meaningful traditions. Applications will be accepted through June 11 and can be found at svsubattle.com/benefactor-applications.

June 10, 2021

SVSU celebrates writing excellence

The University Writing Program at SVSU celebrated the writing achievements of student writers with 2021 University Writing awards.

June 16, 2021

SVSU chemistry professor named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year 

Saginaw Valley State University’s Tami Sivy, professor of chemistry, has received the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award from the Michigan Association of State Universities.

June 24, 2021

SVSU students create memorial garden for grieving children

Five members of SVSU’s Roberts Fellowship Program have created a place for children from the Great Lakes Bay Region to memorialize their loved ones.

June 28, 2021

SVSU geography professor to study invasive species treatment

An SVSU geography professor is conducting a study on the effectiveness of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s treatment of invasive species at the Frankenlust Township Nature Park in Bay City with support of a grant from the Environmental Endowment Fund of the Bay Area Community Foundation.

June 30, 2021

SVSU’s Student Association selects Children’s Grief Center as 2021 Battle of the Valleys charitable partner

Recognizing the tremendous support the Children’s Grief Center offers grieving children and families throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU’s Student Association has selected the organization as its charitable partner for the 2021 Battle of the Valleys.

June 30, 2021

SVSU selects 23rd class of student leaders for Roberts Fellowship

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will fuel their passion for leadership and service through their participation in the Roberts Fellowship program.

June 30, 2021

SVSU ranks as a "Best for Vets" college

Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to serving military veterans has been recognized with a place in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. SVSU ranks 15th among four-year public institutions in the Midwest and is among only 189 four-year public institutions nationwide to achieve this distinction.

July 16, 2021

SVSU’s Cardinal Formula Racing Team among top 20 in the world

Racing through a narrow figure-eight course at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Ben Stull had a few thoughts going through his mind: Don’t hit cones, hit my apex points, slow down my movements, be smooth.

July 30, 2021

SVSU hires new dean of College of Health & Human Services

Saginaw Valley State University has hired a leader with experience as an epidemiologist, researcher and community health specialist to serve as the new dean of the institution’s Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services.

August 9, 2021

SVSU offers incentives for students vaccinated against COVID-19

Saginaw Valley State University students who submit their proof of vaccination against COVID-19 can win $1,000 scholarships and other incentives.

August 20, 2021

Students’ work contributes to success of Roethke House

A research project by three Saginaw Valley State University students is helping bring to light the history of Theodore Roethke, a Saginaw native and one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century.

August 26, 2021

SVSU earns "best dorms" ranking again

Saginaw Valley State University has once again earned the title of "best dorms" in the nation among public universities.

September 3, 2021

Scholar to discuss Muslim ways of understanding women during Akbar Lecture

Saginaw Valley State University will host a virtual presentation by a scholar of religion, gender and ethics.

September 7, 2021

SVSU to host 9/11 Heroes Run to benefit national foundation

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its annual 9/11 Heroes Run on Saturday, Sept. 11, to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation.

September 8, 2021

SVSU cheer team on top at NCA camp competition

One of Saginaw Valley State University’s club sports teams has something to cheer about.

September 10, 2021

SVSU “Post(al) Pandemic” art exhibition delivers glimpses into life under the shadow of COVID-19

Artists from across the nation and around the world are displaying their works at Saginaw Valley State University’s Art Department Gallery.

September 17, 2021

SVSU named Great College to Work For, 6th consecutive year for workplace recognition

Through a collective commitment to supporting one another and overcoming challenging circumstances, Saginaw Valley State University earned designation as one of the 2021 Great Colleges to Work For®. It is the sixth consecutive year the university has received this recognition.

September 21, 2021

SVSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Saginaw Valley State University kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, on SVSU’s campus, on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m.

September 21, 2021

Veterans agency recognizes SVSU

For the seventh consecutive year, the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) has recognized Saginaw Valley State University as a Veteran-Friendly School for the 2021-2022 academic year.

September 24, 2021

SVSU annual student-run fundraiser begins

Saginaw Valley State University students are back on campus in full force, and one of the student body’s most meaningful traditions is gearing up to be stronger than ever, with Grand Valley State University back in the competition.

October 7, 2021

SVSU students score decisive victory in fundraising competition 

 While Saginaw Valley State University came out on top of Battle of the Valleys, nonprofit organizations in Midland and Grand Rapids were the big winners of the yearly fundraising competition.

October 8, 2021

SVSU graduates earn competitive scholarship while attending PA, dentistry school

Two recent Saginaw Valley State University graduates were rewarded for their commitment to underserved populations in healthcare.

October 5, 2021

SVSU student-led production opens theatre season

An SVSU student’s passion project will mark the first in-person theatre production of the 2021-22 academic year.

October 14, 2021

SVSU students elect 2021 Homecoming royalty

Students at Saginaw Valley State University have selected three of their peers to reign as the 2021 Homecoming royalty.

October 21, 2021

SVSU to host central figure in Flint water crisis

Saginaw Valley State University will host Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., the Flint pediatrician whose research proved that children were exposed to lead from the Flint water supply.

October 22, 2021

JuJuan Cook: SVSU Nursing Student Determined to Make a Difference

With health care careers receiving more attention than ever, society sees the critical role of nurses, especially hardworking and compassionate nurses like JaJuan Cook.

October 25, 2021

Saginaw Valley State University Professor Receives Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

Saginaw Valley State University Professor Joseph Ofori-Dankwa was recognized as one of the state’s three recipients of the 2020 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award by the Michigan Association of State Universities.

October 29, 2021

Michigan Author wins SVSU literature award

Saginaw Valley State University has awarded the 2021-2022 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature to author T. Marie Bertineau for her debut memoir, “The Mason House.” The award is part of SVSU’s community-minded commitment to recognize exceptional writing within Michigan.

November 5, 2021

SVSU faculty presented with Distinguished Professor of the Year Awards

The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) honored two Saginaw Valley State University faculty members with the Distinguished Professor of the Year Award during the Oct. 25 meeting of the SVSU Board of Control.

November 8, 2021

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

With a keen awareness of the academic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new group of K-12 education leaders will focus on professional growth as part of Saginaw Valley State University’s Gerstacker Fellowship Program.

November 8, 2021

SVSU brings cultures together for 23rd International Food Festival

Saginaw Valley State University’s dining hall will turn into a melting pot of delicious dishes from various countries during the 23rd annual International Food Festival.

November 10, 2021

SVSU to host Veterans Day celebration

Saginaw Valley State University will host its Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SVSU Thompson Student Activity Room.

November 18, 2021

President Bachand announces plan to retire from SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University President Don Bachand announced his intent to retire from SVSU in December of 2022, concluding more than 40 years of service to the university.

November 18, 2021

SVSU theatre production to feature seasoned actors and newcomers

Theatre production will showcase students who are new to acting in SVSU productions as well as seasoned performers.

November 19, 2021

SVSU to host saxophonist Derek Brown in concert

Saginaw Valley State University and the Rhea Miller Concert Series will host saxophonist Derek Brown on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

November 29, 2021

Runner-up in 2020 displays determination to win SVSU public speaking contest

Saginaw Valley State University student Evangeline Cruz placed second in the 2020 Sims Public Speaking Contest. She learned from experience and returned to win the 2021 competition with a presentation about discrimination against transgender athletes.

November 29, 2021

SVSU students step toward nursing careers in White Coat Ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University saw 78 nursing students pledge to serve others as they recited an oath to patient care and accepted a white coat as a symbol of their professional status.

December 7, 2021

66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to give virtual talk at SVSU in January

The country’s former top foreign affairs adviser to the president of the United States, Condoleezza Rice, will be the keynote speaker for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration.

December 16, 2021

SVSU graduates to cap off fall semester with in-person commencement on Friday

More than 400 graduates of Saginaw Valley State University will celebrate their determination to complete their academic degrees during Commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 17.

December 28, 2021

Graphic design grad brings characters to life

Kyle Sarafolean ('14), graphic design grad, brings characters to life finding success in “dream job.”

December 30, 2021

Alumni Spotlight - Kyle Sproull

Kyle Sproull, B.S. 2015, 2nd Year Resident at Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids

January 12, 2022

Three champions for diversity, understanding honored with Drum Major Award at MLK Regional Celebration

Three champions for diversity, understanding and support of underserved people in the Great Lakes Bay Region have been selected to receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Community Service Award.

January 14, 2022

SVSU thespians, musician shine at regional theatre festival

Students from Saginaw Valley State University recently made their mark as some of the best collegiate performing artists, producers and designers in the Midwest.

January 20, 2022

Recent SVSU track and field graduate earns prestigious NCAA Top 10 honor

Lauren Huebner, a two-time graduate of SVSU, has been named to the NCAA’s 2022 Today’s Top 10 list. The award recognizes former student-athletes for success in the classroom, competition and community.

January 21, 2022

SVSU’s chief diversity officer recognized for exemplary service to the Great Lakes Bay Region

Mamie T. Thorns, associate vice president and chief diversity officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saginaw Valley State University has been honored with the MLK Jr. Unity Award by the Iota Chi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha,

January 25, 2022

SVSU students distinguish themselves at Model United Nations conference

Two Saginaw Valley State University students distinguished themselves during the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference. Political science majors Trenton Basner of Otisville and Ethan Rose of Ypsilanti earned the Outstanding Delegation Award for the contemporary Security Council.

February 1, 2022

SVSU and Lake Huron Region office of SBDC awarded ARPA funds to support small businesses in Bay County

The Lake Huron Region Michigan Small Business Development Center, housed at Saginaw Valley State University, has partnered with local organizations to provide much-needed financial support for small businesses in Bay County that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $368,500 award is part of the $2 million in ARPA funds allocated to Bay Future, Inc. by the Bay County Board of Commissioners.

February 1, 2022

SVSU celebrates Black History Month with art exhibit, mobile museum

Saginaw Valley State University will celebrate Black History Month with events throughout the month of February.

February 7, 2022

SVSU day of giving generates over $102,000 for scholarships and more

Thanks to an outpouring of support from alumni and friends of Saginaw Valley State University, the university will be able to offer scholarships to students who face financial hurdles to completing their degrees.

February 23, 2022

SVSU theatre production features talented cast, production crew

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will debut its first show of 2022, “Silent Sky,” this week.

February 24, 2022

SVSU, MiSTEM Recognize, Reward ‘STEM Stars’

Twenty K-12 teachers in six Michigan counties will see a boost to their STEM education budgets thanks to the STEM Center at Saginaw Valley State University and the MiSTEM Network – East Central Michigan Region.

February 28, 2022

SVSU to host Girls Scouts for a day of STEM this Saturday

Saginaw Valley State University will explore the fun side of STEM with a group of area Girl Scouts during a daylong event Saturday, Feb. 26.

March 4, 2022

SVSU professors to use Braun Fellowship to study public literacy, modern political discourse

Saginaw Valley State University has awarded the annual Braun Fellowship to Sherrin Frances, professor of English, and Natalia Knoblock, associate professor of English, to support their research.

March 9, 2022

SVSU recognized as Military Friendly School, GOLD status

For the 11th year, Saginaw Valley State University has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. The latest honor, for the 2022-23 cycle, comes with an upgrade: SVSU has achieved Gold status for the first time. Only a select group of institutions earn this prestigious honor.

March 18, 2022

SVSU to host Black language scholar April Baker-Bell

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome a thought leader and published author on how language usage can negatively impact Black students.

March 14, 2022

SVSU to host Black History Museum Day

Saginaw Valley State University will hold a Black History Museum Day on Thursday, March 17.

March 22, 2022

SVSU to host local mayors in roundtable and reception

Saginaw Valley State University will host the mayors of the Great Lakes Bay Region’s four major cities for a discussion on local governance. “Madame Mayor: Local Governance in the Great Lakes Bay Region” will take place on Wednesday, March 30 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms on SVSU’s main campus.

March 29, 2022

SVSU’s chief diversity officer receives national award

Mamie T. Thorns, associate vice president and chief diversity officer for diversity, equity and inclusion at Saginaw Valley State University has been honored with the 2022 Dr. Frank Hale, Jr. Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

March 29, 2022

SVSU and partners creating Saginaw Chapbook Project

Saginaw Valley State University, in partnership with the Friends of Theodore Roethke and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, is providing people in the Saginaw area an opportunity to contribute their poetry to a special collection through the Saginaw Chapbook Project.

March 30, 2022

Brooke Oleson: FIRST Scholarship Recipient

An extracurricular experience in high school led to a scholarship and career preparation skills. Brooke Olesen, an elementary education major from St. Joseph, Michigan, first heard about Saginaw Valley State University after her brother and father came to SVSU for the FIRST State Robotics Competition in 2018.

April 6, 2022

SVSU’s theatre production showcases feminist themes, international cast

The final production in Saginaw Valley State University’s 2021-2022 theatre season features feminist themes and a talented cast featuring a number of international students.

April 6, 2022

SVSU students present research at national geography conference

Three Saginaw Valley State University students recently virtually presented their faculty-led research studies at the 2022 American Association of Geographers annual meeting. They were among the more than 4,500 presentations, posters and workshops at this year’s conference

April 8, 2022

SVSU Theatre Department offers students a chance to improve their skills at the Southeastern Theatre Conference

Ten students from Saginaw Valley State University’s Theatre Department honed their skills at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) annual convention from March 9-13 in Memphis.

April 12, 2022

FIRST Robotics state championship returns to SVSU, bringing $1 million in economic impact

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome 160 high school robotics teams from across the state for the FIRST in Michigan state championships.

April 21, 2022

SVSU B.A.T.S. Project tackles difficult community challenges

Saginaw Valley State University is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a unique research initiative designed to involve students from different academic disciplines in identifying collaborative solutions to community challenges in Saginaw and other urban settings.

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.

May 5, 2022

SVSU anticipates joyous commencement ceremonies

When Alejandra Fulgencio participates in one of two commencement ceremonies at Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, May 6, she will join the ranks of Cardinal alumni that include her mother and sister.

May 6, 2022

SVSU adds degree program in computer engineering

A new degree program at Saginaw Valley State University will prepare students for the growing field of computer engineering. The SVSU Board of Control Friday approved adding a new Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree during its regular meeting Friday, May 6.

May 6, 2022

SVSU adds new degree program in environmental studies and sustainability

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved adding a degree program in environmental studies and sustainability Friday, May 6. The new Bachelor of Arts program will be beginning with the fall 2022 semester.

May 6, 2022

SVSU Board approves investments to nursing simulation and advanced automation lab

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved spending up to $2 million to fund enhancements to the university’s nursing simulation center and its advanced automation and technology laboratory during the Board’s regular meeting Friday, May 6.

May 11, 2022

SVSU graduating seniors: Alejandra Fulgencio

A Saginaw Valley State University graduate has followed in her mother’s and older sister’s footsteps by walking across the graduation stage.

May 12, 2022

SVSU to celebrate opening of Riverfront Saginaw Center with ribbon cutting

Saginaw Valley State University leaders, public officials and others will cut the ribbon on SVSU’s Riverfront Saginaw Center site on Friday, May 13, marking the culmination of years of university planning to expand community outreach.

May 12, 2022

SVSU alumnus makes gift to Athletics in honor of former track and cross country coach Doug Hansen

Saginaw Valley State University today announced the largest donation in the history of its athletic program. The gift of $300,000 was given by Fred Harring ’84, a former Cardinal track and cross-country runner, to honor his coach, the legendary Dr. Douglas Hansen, and support current and future student-athletes in those programs.

May 22, 2022

SVSU Department of Nursing recognizes excellence in nursing

The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Nursing celebrated the excellence, dedication and leadership demonstrated by nurses in the Great Lakes Bay Region during the Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 17.

May 24, 2022

SVSU students accepted into medical school early through partnerships

Five Saginaw Valley State University students have taken the next step to become medical doctors through their acceptance into Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine through SVSU’s Early Assurance Program (EAP).

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.

June 6, 2022

Michigan Small Business Development Center conference honors SVSU regional director

Beth Roszatycki, regional director for the Lake Huron Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Saginaw Valley State University, earned the Culture Award for going above and beyond to support Michigan small businesses. She received the honor at the 2022 Michigan SBDC conference.

June 7, 2022

Two SVSU professors chosen for prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Two Saginaw Valley State University faculty members have earned highly competitive awards from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2022-23 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

June 7, 2022

SVSU’s Student Association invites regional nonprofits to apply for support

For the 20th year, Saginaw Valley State University students will raise funds for a regional nonprofit organization. The SVSU Student Association is now accepting applications for the 2022 Battle of the Valleys (BOV) charitable partner.

June 8, 2022

SVSU inducts student leaders into 24th class of Roberts Fellows

A diverse group of Saginaw Valley State University students will fuel their passion for leadership and service through their participation in the Roberts Fellowship program.

June 16, 2022

SVSU faculty and staff honored for service to the community

Three Saginaw Valley State University faculty and staff members were honored at the 2022 Heart of the City awards banquet in Saginaw for their service to the Great Lakes Bay region.

June 16, 2022

SVSU honors medical laboratory science students in White Coat Ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University recognized graduating students in the medical laboratory science program in a White Coat Ceremony Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in SVSU’s Gilbertson Hall.

June 23, 2022

SVSU-Wildfire partnership brings financial services, scholarships to campus

Saginaw Valley State University has named Wildfire Credit Union as its financial services partner. Under the agreement, Wildfire will commit $100,000 in scholarships each year as well as other services.

June 29, 2022

SVSU supports rural students’ college success and career preparation with $1.2 million federal grant

Saginaw Valley State University has received a major federal grant that will enable the institution to broaden the scope of services it offers rural students and prepare them for careers in Michigan.

July 19, 2022

With family in Ukraine on her mind, SVSU graduate Alona Olshevska earns athletic honors

Saginaw Valley State University student and women's track and field All-American Alona Olshevska knows what it takes to run fast, but when confronted with uncertainty and fear with family still living in her native Ukraine, there was no running away.

July 19, 2022

SVSU grad receives Pat Tillman Award for Service

In recognition of her connection to sports and service to others, a Saginaw Valley State University graduate will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2022 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 20.

July 20, 2022

SVSU appreciates state approval for renovation of Brown Hall

Saginaw Valley State University will quickly move forward with plans to renovate Brown Hall, after the project received approval and funding in the State of Michigan budget for the 2023 fiscal year.

July 21, 2022

SVSU and MyMichigan Health partner to enhance health care workforce in region, state

Saginaw Valley State University and MyMichigan Health have announced a partnership designed to enhance educational opportunities for MyMichigan Health employees and improve the talent pipeline for health care delivery at the health system’s locations in communities throughout Michigan.

July 22, 2022

SVSU Board approves modest tuition increase of 3.9 percent

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved a tuition increase that is less than half the current rate of inflation during the Board's regular meeting Monday, June 20.

August 2, 2022

SVSU’s Student Association selects Self Love Beauty as 2022 BOV charitable partner

Student Association — SVSU’s student government — announced that it has selected Self Love Beauty as the charitable partner for this year’s Battle of the Valleys competition.

August 9, 2022

SVSU Board selects George Grant to serve as 5th president

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control appointed George Grant Jr. to serve as the institution’s fifth president during a special meeting of the Board Tuesday, Aug. 9.

August 30, 2022

SVSU-Bowie State football to play at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and Bowie State University (BSU) of the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) have announced a unique collaboration of common ground that will highlight the history and experience of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

August 11, 2022

Past colleagues endorse future SVSU president

Those who have worked with incoming SVSU president George Grant Jr. praised his vision, his values and his character, and they have every confidence that he will be effective in his new role.

August 12, 2022

SVSU boosts talent pipeline through career fairs

Saginaw Valley State University is committed to improving the talent pipeline for employers in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. As part of this effort, SVSU’s Office of Career Services is planning to host seven employment fairs during the 2022-2023 academic year.

August 24, 2022

SVSU welcomes students back to campus

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome new students to its award-winning residence halls on Wednesday, August 24.

August 31, 2022

SVSU business professor receives grant to improve mental health delivery

A Saginaw Valley State University professor is working to positively impact mental health care for patients by studying how addressing bottlenecks can help reduce wait times at mental health facilities.

August 29, 2022

Literary scholar, professor selected for 2023 Roethke Poetry Award

A literary scholar and professor with ties to Michigan has been selected as the winner of the 2023 Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize from Saginaw Valley State University.

September 9, 2022

SVSU to Host 9/11 Heroes Run to Benefit National Foundation

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting its annual 9/11 Heroes Run on Sunday, Sept. 11, to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation. Sunday’s event will mark SVSU’s ninth year of hosting the run.

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.

September 22, 2022

SVSU lecturer will explore intersection of race and popular culture

Saginaw Valley State University will host speaker Su‘ad Abdul Khabeer as part of the Dr. Raana Akbar Memorial Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. A book signing, with refreshments, will follow the lecture.

September 22, 2022

SVSU’s new Cardinal Closet supports students with free professional attire

Saginaw Valley State University recently celebrated the grand opening of the Cardinal Closet, a new initiative led by the Career Services office that allows students to obtain professional attire at no cost.

September 27, 2022

Through internship, SVSU student gains experience in the field

Spending time in soybean fields led Saginaw Valley State University student Avery Claybaugh to find her future career field.

September 27, 2022

SVSU continues Battle of the Valleys tradition with pride

One of Saginaw Valley State University's proudest traditions - Battle of the Valley - will commence with a week of fundraising activities to support a local nonprofit organization. Events begin Sunday, Sept. 25.

October 5, 2022

SVSU honors 4th president with newly named Bachand Hall

Donald J. Bachand, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to education, the university, and health and wellbeing throughout his tenure at Saginaw Valley State University, include more than 8 years of service as SVSU’s 4th president.

October 4, 2022

SVSU and Kirtland Community College partner to improve pathways to nursing degrees

Saginaw Valley State University is partnering with Kirtland Community College in Grayling to make it easier for nursing students and nursing instructors at the northern Michigan college to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

October 5, 2022

SVSU again recognized by national magazine for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

Saginaw Valley State University has again garnered recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, receiving the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

October 6, 2022

SVSU Theatre opens season with ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

Love, loss, resentment, disconnection – these universal themes are explored and addressed by an advice columnist in “Tiny Beautiful Things,” the first play in Saginaw Valley State University’s 2022-2023 season.

October 6, 2022

SVSU earns “best dorm” ranking in Niche’s 2023 ratings; Fourth consecutive year as No. 1 among all public universities in the U.S.

Saginaw Valley State University has ranked No. 1 among all 4-year public universities on the 2023 Niche list of best dorms in America. This is the fourth consecutive year SVSU residence halls have claimed the top spot among all public institutions.  

October 7, 2022

SVSU sees enrollment growth in teacher certification students and highest GPA for incoming freshmen

Saginaw Valley State University is seeing gains in the number of students pursuing teacher certification at the university for the fall 2022 semester. In addition, SVSU’s award-winning residence halls are completely filled, as student interest in living on campus has rebounded.

October 31, 2022

SVSU to host Great Lakes Bay Region candidate forums

Saginaw Valley State University is offering the public an opportunity to hear from candidates vying to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and the 35th State Senate District.

October 12, 2022

SVSU to host inspiring Michigan veteran Major Jonathan Turnbull

Saginaw Valley State University will host a retired U.S. Army major who survived a suicide bomber attack in Syria. Major Johnathan Turnbull (retired) lost his sight and endured 22 surgeries and two years of rehabilitation.

October 12, 2022

SVSU alumnus returns to campus to perform with classical guitar trio

Saginaw Valley State University alumnus Erik Gibelyou will return to campus this Friday, Oct. 14 to perform with Trio Ghidorah, a classical guitar trio. The concert is part of the Rhea Miller Concert Series and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

October 31, 2022

SVSU to host lecture on civility in politics

As the 2022 mid-term elections draw near, Saginaw Valley State University will host economist and historian Lawrence W. Reed, who will discuss civility in politics. The inaugural Velasquez Lecture on Liberty and Free Markets presents “Liberty, Character and Civility in Politics” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall.

November 1, 2022

SVSU ranks among best colleges for student voting

Thanks to students who are active in the democratic process, Saginaw Valley State University has been named to Washington Monthly’s 2022 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll.

November 1, 2022

SVSU students appointed to state voting advisory taskforce

Two Saginaw Valley State University students have been selected to serve on a voter engagement task force for the State of Michigan.

November 9, 2022

SVSU to present award-winning documentary “Mentality”

Saginaw Valley State University in partnership with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers will screen the award-winning documentary “Mentality,” about the evolution of mental health treatment.

November 14, 2022

SVSU to introduce 82 4th graders to computer science in university’s 6th Hour of Code event

Saginaw Valley State University will introduce 82 4th graders to computer science concepts during an Hour of Code program on Friday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

November 15, 2022

SVSU presents ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

Saginaw Valley State University’s second theatre performance of the season tells the story of motherhood, science and beauty in the play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.”

November 18, 2022

SVSU moot court team qualifies for national competition

Saginaw Valley State University students demonstrated hard work and tenacity, and distinguished themselves in moot court competition, carrying on a tradition of excellence.

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.

December 7, 2022

SVSU moot court teams make strong showing at home tournament

Hours of preparation propelled Saginaw Valley State University students to strong showings in a moot court regional tournament hosted by the university on December 2 and 3. SVSU hosted 30 teams from around the country for the event, one of 16 regional tournaments at which students compete to qualify for the American Moot Court Association’s national tournament in January.

December 8, 2022

SVSU and Alpena Community College Form New Partnership to Grow the Nursing Talent Pipeline

Alpena Community College and Saginaw Valley State University will collaborate to expand nursing education opportunities and grow the talent pool of nurses in Northern Michigan through a partnership supported by a grant from the State of Michigan.

December 8, 2022

SVSU Dean Marcia Ditmyer to lead Michigan Health Improvement Alliance Board

Marcia Ditmyer, dean of the Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University, is set to become chair of the board of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance.

December 13, 2022

SVSU selects K-12 educators for Gerstacker leadership program

The 16th cohort of K-12 education leaders committed to professional growth have joined the Saginaw Valley State University 2023 Gerstacker Fellowship program.

December 14, 2022

SVSU President Donald Bachand to preside over his final commencement

When he addresses Saginaw Valley State University’s latest graduates on Friday, Dec.16, it will be one of Don Bachand’s last official acts as president of the university he has served for more than 40 years, the last eight as president.

January 9, 2023

Legislator, civil rights activist Bakari Sellers to give keynote address at MLK Jr. Regional Celebration

Political analyst, activist and former South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote address for the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

January 12, 2023

Celebrated gospel artist Marvin Winans to perform at SVSU for MLK Regional Celebration

Well-known Detroit pastor and gospel artist Marvin L. Winans will perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The event begins at 7 p.m.

January 18, 2023

SVSU students prep tirelessly for arguments at highly competitive moot court event

Eight Saginaw Valley State University students capped off a highly competitive moot court season by competing in the American Moot Court National Tournament hosted by Louisiana State University January 14-15.

January 26, 2023

SVSU students make a splash at regional theatre festival

Saginaw Valley State University students took their talents on the road to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, Jan. 11-15.

February 2, 2023

SVSU to present first full-length production of ‘Very Berry Dead’

Jose Perez IV, the author and director of Saginaw Valley State University’s next theatre performance, “Very Berry Dead,” is no stranger to the Great Lakes Bay Region. The multifaceted talent grew up in Saginaw, graduating from Nouvel Catholic Central before completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in drama.