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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.

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