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October - 2023

October 3, 2023

SVSU captures top spot among for dorms for 5th time

The nation’s best public college dorms are at Saginaw Valley State University. For the fifth straight year, SVSU residence halls have been named No. 1 among the nation’s four-year public universities on the Niche list of best dorms in America for 2024. The university’s dorms are ranked No. 3 in the nation among all colleges and universities, public and private.

October 4, 2023

SVSU community celebrates Hispanic Heritage 

Saginaw Valley State University students are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events and activities. Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.  

October 4, 2023

SVSU hires John Lewandowski to serve as AD

Saginaw Valley State University has selected John Lewandowski to join the university as its next director of athletics, following a national search.

October 4, 2023

Cultural and media historian to visit SVSU classrooms, speak at Roethke House

A respected cultural and media historian will step into a symbol of Saginaw’s past as she explores the relationship between writing and the future of culture in a talk at the childhood home of acclaimed Saginaw poet Theodore Roethke.

October 6, 2023

Federal grant will enable SVSU to train more social workers for rural and underserved communities

With support from a two-year, $1.06 million federal grant, Saginaw Valley State University will prepare more master’s-level social workers to treat children, adolescents and young adults in rural communities in Michigan.

October 12, 2023

Enrollment leader Ken Fettig joins SVSU as new vice president

Saginaw Valley State University has concluded a national search for vice president of enrollment management by selecting Ken Fetting to serve in the role.

October 18, 2023

SVSU to host fall open house

Saginaw Valley State University will host a fall open house on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 19, 2023

Michigan author, photographer wins SVSU literature award

Detroit photographer and architectural historian Jeff Morrison has been awarded Saginaw Valley State University’s 2023-2024 Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature for his book “Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas.”

October 19, 2023

SVSU to present university premiere of ‘Burning Bluebeard,’ popular holiday show in Chicago

It is often said that tragedy and comedy are closely linked. Saginaw Valley State University’s theatre department will demonstrate just that with the production of “Burning Bluebeard” by Jay Torrence. The play will run from Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 29.

October 31, 2023

SVSU-Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital tuition agreement aims to boost educational opportunities for Ascension associates

Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) are working together to strengthen the region’s workforce and improve quality of patient care by increasing access to educational opportunities. 

October 5, 2023

SVSU lecture to discuss innovation

For all who despair that isolation is required for creativity and innovation, Eric Weiner has good news. The award-winning journalist and best-selling author will debunk the myth of the lone genius during his lecture, “Innovation: They What, Where and When” on Tuesday, October 24 at Saginaw Valley State University.