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Relay brings in thousands for the fight against cancer

Students, faculty and staff at SVSU's 2019 Relay for Life

Thank you to all who contributed to last weekend’s Relay for Life fundraiser here on SVSU’s campus. Fundraising efforts through the weekend brought in over $27,000 for cancer patients and survivors, their families and cancer research. These efforts are spearheaded by various student groups on campus, primarily Colleges Against Cancer, led by Special Assistant to the Provost Tammy Elliott. One SVSU student, Haley Charboneau, used Relay as an opportunity to discuss her battle with a rare bone cancer, inspiring those in attendance and highlighting the importance of fundraising events such as these. Thank you again to all who contributed.

Black History Month events continue with next week’s “Taste of Soul”

Students at Taste of Soul Food Festival

Taste of Soul, one of the most popular days of the year at Marketplace, will take place next Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in celebration of Black History Month. This annual event is coordinated between the Office of Diversity Programs and the Marketplace and brings various “soul food” dishes to campus for both the campus and wider community. All dishes are prepared by faculty, staff and local chefs in the Great Lakes Bay Region. It’s a food festival you don’t want to miss, and I look forward to seeing many of you there!

“Curious Incident” opens next weekend

Flyer image from Curious Incident production

The theatre department’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” opens next Wednesday, Feb. 20, and will run through Sunday, Feb. 24. The show, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Tommy Wedge, is a stage adaption of Mark Haddon’s novel by the same name, taking audiences through the detective work of a teenage boy with autism who works to discover who killed his neighbor’s dog. Tickets to the show can be purchased here.

Summer Job and Internship Fair reminder

Career Services flyer for Summer Job and Internship Fair

We are crossing our fingers for good weather in the next week, as the twice-rescheduled Summer Job and Internship Fair is scheduled to take place next Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Curtiss Hall. As always, please encourage your students’ attendance at the job and internship fair, which will feature 100-plus employers looking to hire our talented students and graduates.

All-University Awards Banquet nomination period closes TOMORROW!

All University Awards Banquet 2011

If you have not yet submitted your nominations for the All-University Awards Banquet, you still have until the end of the day tomorrow, Feb. 15. These awards provide great opportunities to celebrate members of the Cardinal family and recognize their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our university and the community at large. Awards include:

  • Ruben Daniels Community Service Award
  • Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award
  • Terry Ishihara Awards for Outstanding Co-Curricular Involvement
  • SVSU Outstanding Performance Award
  • House Family Award for Teacher Impact
  • Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award
  • Earl L. Warrick Award for Excellence in Research
  • Franc A. Landee Teaching Excellence Award
  • Thomson Award for Empowering Learning in Community Engagement
  • Distinguished Service Medallion
  • Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Nominations can be submitted online through the following link:

Baseball’s return signals spring around the corner

Collage of Athletic Teams 2019

Our men’s baseball team opens this Friday in a double-header against Springfield at 2 p.m. The match-up is a sure sign of the spring to come! I wish the men best of luck and safe travels.

Congratulations are in order for freshman guard Myles Belyeu, who was named this week’s men’s basketball GLIAC Player of the Week. You can see Myles and the men’s team in action at home against Davenport this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The women’s basketball team will kick off the weekend at 1 p.m. on Saturday, also facing Davenport at home.

Track and field realized further success last weekend at GVSU’s “Big Meet.” The team celebrates two NCAA provisional qualifying performances from the competition: one for the women’s distance relay led by Allison Dorr, Lauren Huebner, Morgan Fuerst and Jenna Keiser and one for Ryan Kelly who finished third in shot put.

Women’s tennis will round out the weekend’s athletic competitions on Sunday with a match against Walsh at 6:45 p.m. at the Greater Midland Tennis Center.

For a full list of scheduled athletic events and news, click here:

Best of luck to all competitors this weekend, and Go Cards!

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