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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.

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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