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January 10, 2024

Women with service mindset to be honored with Drum Major Award

Three women who have dedicated themselves to advancing equality and community service will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award for Community Service. Moira Branigan of Bay City, Anita Jenkins of Midland and Joyce Seals of Saginaw will be honored during the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration, which will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University.

January 18, 2024

SVSU hires Noel Hornbacher to serve as VP for Administration and Business Affairs

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Noel Hornbacher to lead the university’s financial operations as vice president for Administration and Business Affairs. He joins SVSU following a national search and will begin his duties on January 30.

January 4, 2024

Two alumni appointed to SVSU Board of Control

Saginaw Valley State University welcomes two new members to its governing board. Today, Thursday, Jan. 4, Gov. Whitmer announced the appointments of Ron Bacon, of East Lansing, and Heather Gallegos, of Essexville, to the SVSU Board of Control. Their terms begin today and expire July 21, 2031. They replace Bhushan Kulkarni and Vicki Rupp, whose terms expired in July.

February 7, 2024

SVSU presents ‘Noises Off’

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department is giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at putting on a show with its production of “Noises Off,” a PG-13 play that runs from Wednesday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

February 9, 2024

Saginaw Valley State University to host book discussion with Andrew Liveris, former Dow chairman and CEO

Saginaw Valley State University will host Andrew Liveris, former chairman and chief executive officer of Dow and former executive chairman of DowDuPont, for a discussion of his latest book, “Leading Through Disruption: A Changemaker’s Guide to Twenty-First Century Leadership.”

February 21, 2024

SVSU Board approves university funding for Lake Huron Environmental Research Station

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control authorized two capital projects during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 19, including $2.5 million of university funding to support construction of a $10 million facility along the Saginaw River, near the river mouth with Saginaw Bay.

February 21, 2024

SVSU professors receive first Field/Spicer Fellowship

In its inaugural year, Saginaw Valley State University’s new Field/Spicer Fellowship in Science and Engineering has been awarded to two university faculty members for their respective research projects.

February 21, 2024

One SVSU professor to study concept of free will, another to research gas pumping, thanks to Braun Fellowship

Two Saginaw Valley State University professors will continue to pursue their research with support from the SVSU Braun Fellowship.

February 21, 2024

SVSU’s ‘A Taste of Soul’ celebrates African American cuisine, culture

With a menu full of soul food and collaborations with community members, Saginaw Valley State University’s “A Taste of Soul” will celebrate African American culture during Black History Month.

February 21, 2024

SVSU to bring musical director/keyboardist for Billy Joel to campus

Saginaw Valley State University and the SVSU Foundation will host the longtime keyboardist and musical director for Billy Joel for an evening of reflections and musical selections. “An Evening with David Rosenthal: Stories from the Road” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall in SVSU’s Curtiss Hall. This event is free and open to the public; however, for planning purposes, registration is requested.

February 27, 2024

SVSU, Memorial Healthcare partner to increase educational opportunities for Memorial employees

Saginaw Valley State University continues to strengthen the talent pool in Michigan and has established a partnership with Owosso-based Memorial Healthcare that will provide higher education opportunities to employees of the hospital.

February 19, 2024

SVSU to host lecture on process improvement

Saginaw Valley State University will host a lecture that offers insights into improving processes and achieving goals by identifying, and removing, the most important obstacle.

March 4, 2024

SVSU professor to discuss moral psychology, political disagreement and relevance of George Orwell

It has been nearly 75 years since the publication of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” yet that dystopian novel, and other works by Orwell, remain relevant today. A lecture by Peter Rose-Barry, Finkbeiner Endowed Professor of Ethics at Saginaw Valley State University, will offer insights into why this is so.

March 6, 2024

SVSU to hold match-making event to save lives

Saginaw Valley State University is holding a match-making event to save lives. On Wednesday, March 13, the university’s nursing department will host a “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registration event in honor of former nursing professor David Peruski, who is battling leukemia. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. outside the main entrance to the Melvin J. Zahnow Library. The first 100 people to register will receive a free water bottle.

March 11, 2024

SVSU lecture to address innovation, accessibility and entertainment in graphic design

A graphic designer who has worked with Disney, Google, Universal studios and other well-known corporations will share his perspectives on the industry during a public lecture at Saginaw Valley State University.

March 22, 2024

SVSU honors community supporters, outstanding faculty and staff

Saginaw Valley State University honored a founding board member as well as outstanding faculty and staff during the university’s 32nd All-University Awards Banquet Friday, March 15.

March 26, 2024

SVSU to host expert on artificial intelligence and neuroscience

Saginaw Valley State University’s Field/Spicer Lecture will address artificial intelligence and neuroscience with ethics consultant Nita Farahany. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

March 30, 2024

SVSU Students Excel in Appellate Brief Writing Competition

Ten SVSU students (five teams) stood out in the American Moot Court Association’s National Brief Writing Competition, ranking among the top 30 to close out the most successful season in the history of SVSU’s moot court program.

April 2, 2024

SVSU to host FIRST® Robotics state championship for 6th year

For the sixth year, robots will take over Saginaw Valley State University’s Ryder Center as SVSU hosts the FIRST® in Michigan state championship, beginning Thursday, April 4, and running through Saturday, April 6.

April 8, 2024

SVSU to Host Lecture on Civility and Listening to Political Views

At a time when the political divide in America seems wider than ever, Saginaw Valley State University invites the public for a discussion on bringing civility back to politics and listening to other viewpoints.

April 9, 2024

SVSU to present show on mental health and gun violence

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will be taking on hard subjects like mental health, bullying and gun violence with the upcoming performance of “columbinus.”

April 10, 2024

SVSU raises $129,000 for student retention, completion

Over two days, Saginaw Valley State University alumni, community supporters and organizations demonstrated their support of Saginaw Valley State University students, contributing $129,040 to help students stay in college or return after a break to complete their degrees.

April 10, 2024

SVSU student organizes Slavic Heritage Month

Driven by a connection to Slavic cultures, a Saginaw Valley State University student has organized Slavic Heritage Month at the university, with a slate of events throughout April designed to bring awareness to and appreciation of Slavic culture.

April 19, 2024

SVSU Dance Team Claims Multiple National Championship Honors

For the first time in school history, the SVSU Dance Team claimed a national championship in both Team Performance and Pom Performance at the Dance Team Union College Classic held in Orlando, FL on April 12-13.

April 19, 2024

SVSU Coed Cheer Makes School History at NCA National Championship

The Saginaw Valley State University Coed Competitive Cheer made school history this weekend competing at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) National Championships in Daytona Beach April 11-13. For the first time in school history, SVSU captured a trophy, placing third in the 20-team D2 intermediate small coed division.

April 22, 2024

SVSU students excel in national speech tournaments

At the end of two days of intense competition at the National Speech Championship at the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 23 and 24, the team achieved a university first, breaking the top 10 to finish at No. 7.

April 22, 2024

SVSU to host screening of award-winning documentary ‘Still Here’

Saginaw Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of Mariah Barrera’s acclaimed documentary short film “Still Here” on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Seminar Rooms (second floor). The screening is free and open to the public.

April 23, 2024

SVSU students to present research in two showcase events

Saginaw Valley State University students will cap off the academic year with two events designed to recognize and celebrate their work. On Friday, April 26, SVSU will host the SE&T Symposium and the SVSU Student Showcase. Both events are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

April 23, 2024

SVSU recognizes stand-out educators

In a continuing commitment to support K-12 education and educators, Saginaw Valley State University honored six education professionals for their outstanding performance and commitment to students.

April 23, 2024

Nearly 900 SVSU students to participate in commencement

Saginaw Valley State University will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

April 25, 2024

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Receives Grant from Midland Area Community Foundation for Public Art Installations

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University has received a grant award of $12,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF). The award will support three temporary public art installations in Midland County as part of the 2024 Public Art Passport exhibition

May 2, 2024

SVSU moot court program ranks in top 10 in the country

Countless hours of practice and rigorous preparation have propelled Saginaw Valley State University’s moot court program into the top 10 in the nation, marking a university first and raising the bar for future competitors.

May 8, 2024

Driven to succeed: SVSU’s Cardinal Formula Racing competing at Michigan International Speedway

On a Tuesday evening in mid-April, about a dozen members of Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Formula Racing team are gathered in the Scott L. Carmona Performance Lab on campus.

May 8, 2024

Graduating Senior: Kennedy Kreger

For graduating senior Kennedy Kreger, law was not always the most obvious or easiest career path. But thanks to the support and counsel of the close-knit political science and pre-law community at Saginaw Valley State University, Kennedy has no reservations about heading to law school.

May 17, 2024

Graduating Senior - Emily Lezotte

Emily Lezotte’s journey to and through college is nothing short of remarkable. Hers is a story of fortitude, determination and perseverance.

May 23, 2024

SVSU honors area nurses

Nine nursing professionals were recognized for their dedication, compassion and expertise when Saginaw Valley State University’s Department of Nursing hosted the Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Awards today at SVSU. The 13th annual celebration luncheon highlighted the invaluable impact nurses have on patient care.

May 29, 2024

SVSU to offer first dual entry MSOT program in the state

In a move to make it more convenient for people to attain a master’s degree in occupational therapy, Saginaw Valley State University is expanding access to its Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, enabling students to begin the program in either the fall semester or the winter semester.

June 17, 2024

SVSU student prepares to roll out small business with support from community

Thanks to support from the Midland Area Community Foundation, a Saginaw Valley State University student is starting a business that he hopes will innovate the sidewalk surfing world.

June 19, 2024

SVSU staff honored with Heart of the City awards

In an event celebrating community and collaboration, two Saginaw Valley State University staff members were honored with 2024 Heart of the City awards for their contributions and service to the Great Lakes Bay Region. David Lewis and Carmen Stricker received their awards during the Heart of the City Awards Celebration on June 8.

July 10, 2024

SVSU adds graduate certificate program in strategic organizational communication

Saginaw Valley State University has created a new graduate certificate program in strategic organizational communication. The program begins in the fall 2024 semester.

July 11, 2024

SVSU hires fundraising leader as new vice president for development

Saginaw Valley State University has announced that Brian Brunner will join the university as its inaugural vice president for development, following a national search.

July 18, 2024

SVSU nursing students achieve 98% pass rate on licensing exam; program ranks in top 10% nationally for careers

The nursing program at Saginaw Valley State University continues to stand out for career preparation, as its students posted an exemplary 98.4% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX®, the national licensure exam. Nurses must pass this exam to become licensed and enter the nursing profession, and 124 Saginaw Valley State University nursing students passed the test and are ready to begin work.