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March - 2020

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.