Next week, we will welcome 10 faculty members from Ming Chuan University in Taiwan. This is the fourth time MCU–Michigan has hosted this visit to campus. Visiting faculty members represent a number of departments and academic colleges, including international business, travel and tourism, computer science and media design. They will join the English Mediated Instruction program, led by Professor of English Kerry Segel. This program provides a great opportunity for the visiting faculty to improve their instruction techniques and visit our campus. We look forward to welcoming them here!
Senior nursing student Haley Ludviksen recently received exciting news that she was a match for bone marrow donation for a patient suffering from leukemia. This summer, Haley took great care to prepare for donation, which involved injections for four days to promote white blood cell growth in her marrow. The donation procedure itself took several hours and required Haley to be attached to a dialysis machine during that time. While the donation of marrow comes with certain challenges, Haley rose to that challenge to help another person. Haley, thank you for being an example of service and bravery in the Cardinal community!
Once again, we welcome the Bridge the Gap basketball tournament to the Ryder Center this Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 11 a.m. Bridge the Gap promotes comradery and provides common ground for law enforcement officials and community members through an annual basketball tournament. Like every year, our University Police officers as well as members of our men’s and women’s basketball teams will be attending. Tickets will be available at the door.
A full-service Michigan Secretary of State office will be on campus next Wednesday, Sept. 11., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard. Guests can register to vote and sign up for a free SVSU license plate, paid for by the Alumni Association; $10 annual renewal fees support student scholarships. If you aren’t already “driving with Red Pride,” be sure to stop by the SOS next week! Driving with an SVSU license plate is one of the best ways you can get the word out about our university and support our students.
We will also host the 6th annual 9/11 Heroes Run next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Both a timed 5K and a 400-meter kids fun-run will be offered. All proceeds from the race will support the Travis Manion Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting veterans, their families and the families of fallen soldiers. Register to participate and support our veterans at this link: https://www.travismanion.org/community-engagement/911-heroes-run/2019-saginaw-mi/?fbclid=IwAR2lWjC10qqITngTKNdBTo_nrTwXbT4m1bXVXNnWtqzoBuSnlJHgfVParSI
The annual SVSU Night with the Saginaw Spirit will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, against the Soo Greyhounds at 7 p.m. at the Dow Event Center. SVSU has 750 free tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis (limit six tickets per person). Support the Spirit and represent SVSU by claiming your tickets at this link. Use “SVSUsept28” with the password “spirit” at the login screen.
The 2019 season will kick off on Saturday, Sept.7, against Texas A&M – Kingsville at Pepsi Field at Javelina Stadium in Texas. The football team has received a lot of positive press leading up to the season opener, which also serves as coach Ryan Brady’s inaugural game. I look forward to a great season ahead for all of our Athletics teams. Athletics news, schedules and other information can be found at svsucardinals.com.