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October - 2022

October 5, 2022

SVSU honors 4th president with newly named Bachand Hall

Donald J. Bachand, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to education, the university, and health and wellbeing throughout his tenure at Saginaw Valley State University, include more than 8 years of service as SVSU’s 4th president.

October 4, 2022

SVSU and Kirtland Community College partner to improve pathways to nursing degrees

Saginaw Valley State University is partnering with Kirtland Community College in Grayling to make it easier for nursing students and nursing instructors at the northern Michigan college to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

October 5, 2022

SVSU again recognized by national magazine for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

Saginaw Valley State University has again garnered recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, receiving the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

October 6, 2022

SVSU Theatre opens season with ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

Love, loss, resentment, disconnection – these universal themes are explored and addressed by an advice columnist in “Tiny Beautiful Things,” the first play in Saginaw Valley State University’s 2022-2023 season.

October 6, 2022

SVSU earns “best dorm” ranking in Niche’s 2023 ratings; Fourth consecutive year as No. 1 among all public universities in the U.S.

Saginaw Valley State University has ranked No. 1 among all 4-year public universities on the 2023 Niche list of best dorms in America. This is the fourth consecutive year SVSU residence halls have claimed the top spot among all public institutions.  

October 7, 2022

SVSU sees enrollment growth in teacher certification students and highest GPA for incoming freshmen

Saginaw Valley State University is seeing gains in the number of students pursuing teacher certification at the university for the fall 2022 semester. In addition, SVSU’s award-winning residence halls are completely filled, as student interest in living on campus has rebounded.

October 31, 2022

SVSU to host Great Lakes Bay Region candidate forums

Saginaw Valley State University is offering the public an opportunity to hear from candidates vying to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and the 35th State Senate District.

October 12, 2022

SVSU to host inspiring Michigan veteran Major Jonathan Turnbull

Saginaw Valley State University will host a retired U.S. Army major who survived a suicide bomber attack in Syria. Major Johnathan Turnbull (retired) lost his sight and endured 22 surgeries and two years of rehabilitation.

October 12, 2022

SVSU alumnus returns to campus to perform with classical guitar trio

Saginaw Valley State University alumnus Erik Gibelyou will return to campus this Friday, Oct. 14 to perform with Trio Ghidorah, a classical guitar trio. The concert is part of the Rhea Miller Concert Series and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

October 31, 2022

SVSU to host lecture on civility in politics

As the 2022 mid-term elections draw near, Saginaw Valley State University will host economist and historian Lawrence W. Reed, who will discuss civility in politics. The inaugural Velasquez Lecture on Liberty and Free Markets presents “Liberty, Character and Civility in Politics” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall.