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President’s Weekly Update for Monday, April 22

All-University Awards

Congratulations to our award recipients honored at the All-University Awards Banquet Friday night.  The following faculty and staff received awards:
  • Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, who received Landee Teaching Excellence Award
  • Steve Taber, associate professor of biology, who received the Earl Warrick Award for Excellence in Research
  • Bob Pratt, associate professor of teacher education, who received the House Family Award for Teacher Impact
  • Kristina Rouech, who received the Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award for her part-time teaching roles in teacher education and English
  • Mike Mosher, professor of art/communication and multimedia, received the Bank of America Ruben Daniels Community Service Award
  • Sam Tilmon, assistant director of Career Services, and Julie Keil, lecturer of political science, who each received the Terry Ishihara Award for Outstanding Co-Curricular Involvement
  • Joseph Madison, who received the Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award for his work with the Great Lakes Bay Youth Leadership Institute
  • Marilyn Wheaton, director of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, who received the Outstanding Performance Award

In addition, the Distinguished Service Medallion, our most prestigious award for a community member, was given to K.P. Karunakaran, M.D., a respected surgeon, current chair of the SVSU Foundation Board and former chair of our Board of Control; and Barb Mitchell, a retired Bay City Public Schools teacher who has played a leading role with our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

More Honors for Rusty Myers and SVSU Theatre Students

Rusty Myers, a theatre major from Breckenridge, impressed judges this weekend at the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. He received the Voice and Speech Trainers Association scholarship for outstanding vocal performance, and the Society of American Fight Directors intensive fellowship. Myers and his partner Lexee Longwell, a theatre major from Howell, were the first SVSU acting students to ever compete in this national competition.
 
Our theatre faculty report another student, Mara Berton, a theatre major from South Lyon, also performed quite well and is definitely in the running for scholarships and fellowships in the stage management category.

SVSU Honored for Its Commitment to the Arts

I’m pleased to announce SVSU will receive the  second annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Arts Award from the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission. The annual award is presented to a person, or organization, whose vision is to encourage a thriving arts environment in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The awards ceremony is Thursday, May 2.
 
In addition to our institutional award, our Rhea Miller Concert Series and Rusty Myers also are nominated for All-Area Arts awards in their respective categories.

Greenhouse Dedication Thursday

We have set a date to dedicate the new campus greenhouse: this Thursday, April 25. This facility is made possible through a generous gift by the Arnold and Gertrude Boutell Fund administered by Citizens Bank Wealth Management. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the greenhouse, located on the south side of the Doan Science West building.

 

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