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President’s Weekly Update - Week of Monday, September 3, 2018

9/11 Heroes Run on the horizon

A collage of photos from Heroes run

One of our relatively new annual traditions involves being a host site of the national 9/11 Heroes Run fundraising initiative, which benefits nonprofits that support military veterans and first responders. This year's event benefits The Travis Manion Foundation as well as the Bay Veterans Foundation. The 9/11 Heroes Run will feature both a 5K and 400 M "fun run" for children, so feel free to invite your family. The fun run begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and the 5K starts at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30. Participants who are active in the military or members of a first responder agency can receive a discount on their registration. The activities will begin in the parking lot of Gilbertson Hall. To register or learn more about the event, go to

License plate drive scheduled

SVSU License Plate SV 2018

If you do not already have your SVSU State of Michigan Cardinal license plate, the Alumni Association again is offering to cover the cost of the $35 fee to obtain your plate during a special event planned Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the campus courtyard. A tent will be set up for the free license plate drive. Those interested must bring their driver's license and vehicle registration. Prize drawings will occur throughout the day. Remember, Cardinal plates support student scholarships and advertise our Red Pride for the world to see.

Musical performance planned

Violinist Sheryl Sul Hwangbo, cellist David LeDoux and flutist Jeffery Zook

One of the first events on the academic year's arts calendar is a strong one. The Detroit Symphony Trio will perform this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free of charge. Violinist Sheryl Sul Hwangbo, cellist David LeDoux and flutist Jeffery Zook compose a trio that performs throughout Michigan, bringing innovative and inspiring sounds to audiences of all ages.

Employment Fair set for next week

Two men shaking hands

This year's Accounting and Finance Employment Fair is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall seminar rooms. These employment fairs provide an outstanding service for our students and community members as well as the businesses that connect with our incredible talent. Our accounting graduates are in high demand. About 30 employers are expected to attend this particular fair. Thank you to the fair's sponsors - Chemical Bank, Rehmann, and Bankers Life - as well as our colleagues in Career Services.

Art gallery exhibition still open

Two photos of the University Art Gallery with Phillip Hanson's exhibit

There is still time to experience the University Art Gallery exhibition featuring the work of Phillip Hanson, lecturer of art. This is an exhibition that focuses on manipulating the basics of design and drawing while simultaneously examining the effect of technology on artistic practice. Phillip's work utilizes both physical and digital media. I would encourage you to see his talent for yourself before the exhibition closes Sept. 12. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For a look at this semester's exhibition calendar, visit

Good news for Cardinal Athletics

Woman soccer player with ball

What a great start to the fall sports schedule. Where to begin? Both our women's and men's soccer teams are now nationally ranked. The 2-0 women's team is ranked No. 16 while the 1-0-1 men's team are ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II. You can watch the men's team debut at home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. vs. Tiffin. The women's team, meanwhile, will play two road matches this weekend.
The volleyball team is off to a 6-2 start and will debut at home Friday at 7 p.m. vs. Michigan Tech. You can also watch the team in action here Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. Northern Michigan and Tuesday at 7 p.m. vs. Lake Superior State. The latter game is Faculty and Staff Night.
The 1-0 football team will play on the road against Walsh this weekend. You are invited to listen or attend the weekly Cardinal Coaches' Corner today that airs on WSGW 100.5 FM. The show will broadcast from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pierce Road Bar & Grill. Both the football team and volleyball team will be featured tonight. Go Cards!

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