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Chronicle's "Great Colleges to Work For" survey out now

Great College to Work For logo

We are again participating in the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. Over the past three years, SVSU has been recognized by the Chronicle as a "Great College to Work For" based on your survey results. This is a distinction that we remain very proud of. Those of you have been randomly selected to participate in the survey have until April 5 to complete it. Many thanks to those who have already participated in this important survey. If you should have any questions regarding the survey or evaluation process and criteria, please contact Nick Wagner, director of institutional research, at

Opportunities to participate in upcoming career fair and FIRST Robotics

Spring Career Fair 2019 Flyer

The largest career fair of the year will take place on Friday, March 29, from 12 – 3 p.m. A projected 150+ organizations will be in attendance, drawing hundreds of students and community members to our campus. Faculty and staff volunteers are a key piece of the success of the fair, and Career Services needs you! I encourage you to contact the Director of Career Services Bill Stec office at or ext. 4954.

FIRST Robotics is also gathering volunteers for the April 10-13 competition. Volunteers will receive an SVSU volunteer t-shirt and a meal ticket to use on campus. More information on ways to volunteer can be found at this link.

Thank you, in advance, for your work in ensuring that these great on-campus events are successful for our faculty, staff, students and guests!

Music major places top among her peers in regional singing competition

Alivia Combs singing in holiday 2018 video

Some exciting news out of the music department: Congratulations to music major Alivia Combs who earned first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional competition. Alivia bested competitors from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Ontario in the female junior and senior college student category. Alivia, who is a recipient of the Rhea Miller Scholarship, has worked hard with her faculty coaches, including adjunct faculty member Elizabeth Belluni who trained Alivia at the Detroit Institute of Music Education. After graduation, Alivia will set her sights on Broadway to pursue a career in musical theatre. She is certainly heading in the right direction!

Retail page brings DECA success to SVSU accounting major

DECA 2019 Competitors

Congratulations to accounting major Maggie Walker, who recently placed first in the entrepreneurship category of the Michigan Collegiate DECA competition. Maggie's retail page, Everyday Adult, is geared toward providing affordable, professional clothing for young professionals and is hosted through the Poshmark web-retail site. Maggie hopes to expand Everyday Adult beyond this competition in the future. Congratulations are also in order for four other SVSU DECA finalists: Keegan Booms, Jacob Saint Arthur, Carly D'Alessandro, Brady Wieland and Madisyn Nicol. These are fine accomplishments for our students and faculty advisor Amy Hendrickson. Job well done!

Intercultural Night takes place tonight!

Intercultural Night Dance Performance

Students from all over the world will share their cultures through performance at tonight's Intercultural Night, hosted by the SVSU International Students Club. This is always an enjoyable event, taking audience members through a range of performances that reflect the unique cultures of their home countries. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets can be picked up in the Office of International and Advanced Studies (Wickes 230).

State of the University video now posted

President Bachand at podium for SOTU Address

For those who were unable to attend the rescheduled State of the University Address on Feb. 26, a video of the full remarks is now available on our SVSU YouTube channel. Click here to view the full address or visit this link to view a brief highlight video.

Cardinal athletes compete in national championships

Winter Athletics 2019 Collage

Five members of the track and field team competed in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend: Casey Williams, Allison Dorr, Tom Goforth, Lauren Heubner and Ryan Kelly. All competed well throughout the competition, with Lauren Heubner and Ryan Kelly achieving some of the highest honors. Lauren placed third in the pentathlon while earning All-American honors, while Ryan Kelly placed 13th in shot put, narrowly missing All-American recognition. Congratulations to all of these outstanding athletes! 

Best of luck to all of our Cardinal athletes who are competing in NCAA Division II finals this weekend.

Diver Elizabeth Caird and swimmer Amanda Thielen are both spending the weekend in Indianapolis at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships. Elizabeth competed in the 1 meter dive yesterday, finishing 15th and qualifying for further competition on Saturday. Amanda swam the 100 meter backstroke today and will swim the 200 meter backstroke on Saturday.

Multiple athletics teams will compete throughout the weekend, including women's softball at Ohio Dominican and men's baseball at Mercyhurst. Both the men's and women's golf teams will compete at the SVSU spring invitational over the weekend.

As always, a full schedule of athletic events can be found at

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