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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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 9, 2017

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

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

May 9, 2017

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

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

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 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 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.

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