On Monday, we marked the long-awaited opening of the expansion of the Carmona College of Business. Hundreds of university and community stakeholders attended the grand opening, which was organized in a coordinated effort between multiple offices on campus, including the Foundation Office, University Communications and the Conference Center. A walk through the expansion shows just how many people it took to make this project possible. The number of donors – people who believed in the vision for the expansion – is overwhelming. Just as overwhelming, however, is the space itself. If you did not attend the open house, I surely hope you will visit soon. We have talked at length about the technologies and spaces available there, but there is nothing quite like seeing it up close. Thank you to all who supported the expansion. We should be very proud!
Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson will speak on “The Wired Future” at the close of Thursday’s College of Business symposium. Thompson is a champion for the ways changing technologies can positively impact our lives; his magazine explores the various implications of an increasingly technological society. The talk with take place at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. Prior to the talk, visitors to the Carmona College of Business (CCB) symposium will be able to tour the new expansion, with exhibitions of the new spaces beginning at 9 a.m. The last sessions will be held at 3:15 p.m., but the facility will remain open for tours until 4 p.m. A complete schedule of those sessions is available here: http://svsu.edu/newsroom/news/2020/february/carmonacollegeshowcase/carmonacollegeshowcase.html.
The Saginaw Community Writing Center, operated by our own university Writing Center, is again hosting a writing contest, this time for those who live, work and study in Saginaw County. Submitted poems must be penned on Writing Center-supplied postcards, which were designed for the competition by art students at the Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy. Poems must also include the words “Saginaw, I believe.” Postcards can be found at the Butman-Fish Branch Library at 1716 Hancock in Saginaw; the Little Free Library book-sharing box at SVRC Marketplace – 203 S. Washington in Saginaw; or the Diane Boehm Writing Center on the second floor of the Zahnow Library. Up to three winners will receive a $100 cash prize. Please encourage the Saginaw County writers you know to submit their work!
The 15th Annual Student Art Show is now open in the University Art Gallery. The exhibition will be in the gallery until March 13 and will feature works from our students in various media. The exhibition reception will take place today, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. More information on the exhibition can be found here. Please head over in support of our students!
Cardinal swim and dive completed competition last weekend during the GLIAC Championships, which took place in our own Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center. The men’s team finished fifth and the women’s team finished sixth. Multiple team members put up solid performances, including the men’s 400-meter relay team whose time of 3:05:54 claimed a new record. Three divers will compete in the NCAA Division II Dive-In Meet as well: Justin Ott, Libby Caird and Megan LaFollette. We wish them luck and look forward to cheering them on.
Men’s and women’s basketball play at home tonight. The women’s basketball team will tip off against Northwood at 6 p.m. The men’s basketball team will face the Timberwolves immediately after at 8 p.m.
The GLIAC track and field indoor championships kick off this weekend as well on the campus of Grand Valley State University starting Saturday, Feb. 29.
We wish all competitors at home and away luck, and as always, a detailed athletic events schedule can be found at www.svsucardinals.com.
I would like to wish everyone on campus a restful Spring Break and safe travels to those vacationing with friends and family. Even on campus, Spring Break is a great week to recharge. Campus offices will remain open next week for normal hours. I look forward to welcoming many of you back on March 9.
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