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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 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.

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.

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