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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.

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