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February - 2023

February 2, 2023

SVSU to present first full-length production of ‘Very Berry Dead’

Jose Perez IV, the author and director of Saginaw Valley State University’s next theatre performance, “Very Berry Dead,” is no stranger to the Great Lakes Bay Region. The multifaceted talent grew up in Saginaw, graduating from Nouvel Catholic Central before completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in drama.

February 7, 2023

SVSU art professor receives ‘Distinguished Servant of Public Education award from MEA

Saginaw Valley State University professor of art J. Blake Johnson was selected for the 2023 MEA Distinguished Servant of Public Education Award. The award honors an individual who positively promotes public education – at any level – through union activity, political action and/or community advocacy. Blake received the award at the Human Rights and Excellence Awards Luncheon at the MEA Winter Conference on Feb. 2.

February 8, 2023

SVSU nursing students excel on national licensing exam

Nursing students at Saginaw Valley State University persevered through numerous COVID disruptions in recent years as part of their desire to care for others. That determination resulted in extraordinary performance on the national licensing exam (NCLEX) nurses must pass to enter the nursing profession.

February 8, 2023

SVSU launches part-time nursing program to add pathway to nursing degree

Saginaw Valley State University is responding to regional workforce needs by creating another method to grow the nursing talent pipeline. Beginning with the spring semester, which starts Monday, May 9, SVSU will offer a new part-time nursing program designed to allow students to balance life, career and education demands.

February 8, 2023

SVSU physics department receives donation of optical equipment

Saginaw Valley State University was recently awarded a donation of optical equipment from Gentec-EO through the company’s Laser Lab Awards program. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Gentec-EO is a worldwide supplier of instruments for the measurement of laser and terahertz equipment.

February 14, 2023

SVSU Board approves naming rights deal with Covenant for Athletic Training rooms

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control has approved a sponsorship agreement with Covenant HealthCare to name the university’s athletic training rooms for student-athletes in the Ryder Center as the Covenant HealthCare Cardinal Care Center. The Board took action during its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 13.

February 15, 2023

SVSU recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, enriching student learning

Saginaw Valley State University has earned national recognition for its leadership in international and intercultural education. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named has named SVSU a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

February 16, 2023

SVSU professor receives national recognition for contributions to teacher education

A Saginaw Valley State University professor has gained national recognition for her commitment to educating future teachers.

February 20, 2023

Event postponed until Thursday, March 2

Saginaw Valley State University will celebrate Black History Month with “A Taste of Soul,” a culinary celebration for the Great Lakes Bay Region.

February 21, 2023

SVSU STEMapalooza brings together Girl Scouts for a fun day of STEM

In a day designed to energize interest in STEM, approximately 90 youngsters — students from kindergarten to fifth grade — will participate in the Girl Scout STEMapalooza hosted by Saginaw Valley State University. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of SVSU. 

February 23, 2023

Area educators honored as ‘STEM Stars’ 

Saginaw Valley State University and the MiSTEM Network – East Central Michigan Region have recognized 20 educators for their contributions to STEM education.

February 28, 2023

SVSU faculty receive prestigious grant to host summer institute for K-12 educators

Saginaw Valley State University English professors Natalia Knoblock and Veronika Drake have been awarded a grant of nearly $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop and implement a two-week, residential summer institute for K-12 educators.