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Enshrining Gilbertson’s legacy

Former SVSU President Eric Gilbertson built the campus up, and now the campus is returning the favor.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, an official ceremony recognized the renaming of the Regional Education Center as Gilbertson Hall.

Board of Control Chairman Jeff Martin kicked off the event.

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Former SVSU president Eric Gilbertson spoke at the renaming of the Regional Education Center in his honor. Members of the SVSU community, including current president Donald Bachand, attended the ceremony to commemorate Gilbertson’s 24-year presidency, under which the physical campus grew threefold.

“It is a longstanding tradition for universities to name buildings to honor individuals whose record of extraordinary accomplishments and contributions have earned appreciation and respect,” … Read More…

October 20, 2014 | Permalink

First half surge not enough for football team

A new look offense featured the same results for the SVSU football team this weekend.

The Cardinals traveled to Painesville, Ohio on Saturday for a road game against the Lake Erie Storm. After a strong first half performance, the Cardinals gave up the lead in the second half, and lost to the Storm, 24-21. With the loss, the Cards are 1-6, 1-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Both teams made the most of their first possessions.

Lake Erie received the ball to start the game and promptly drove 75 yards on eight plays before putting the ball in the end zone.

The SVSU offense took the field a little differently as redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Palka made … Read More…

October 20, 2014 | Permalink

Death Valley stays loud in 5-3 loss at home

In looking to prove itself as the team to beat in its league, the men’s hockey club took on former national champ and hockey powerhouse Adrian this past weekend.

Friday night SVSU beat Adrian (Gold), 4-3, in a shootout on the road before falling at home Saturday night, 5-3, putting SVSU’s record at 5-2-1.  Despite the home loss on Saturday, the team is heading in the right direction according to assistant captain Tyler Myers.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

The SVSU club hockey team went 1-1 this weekend in its two-game set with Adrian College. Following the series, the Cardinals are 5-2-1. Despite the home loss, “Death Valley” was still as rowdy as ever according to assistant captain Tyler Myers.

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October 20, 2014 | Permalink

Theater department brings dignity to Steinbeck classic

“The Grapes of Wrath” is a story that has been significantly important since its release 75 years ago.

To celebrate this milestone, the SVSU Theatre Department chose this play to kick off its 2014-2015 season, and reminded audiences that “The Grapes of Wrath” tells a story that is not just relevant to the era it was released.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

Cast members from the SVSU Theater Department’s most recent production “The Grapes of Wrath” perform in a scene during their week-long run in the Malcolm Field Theater. Directed by theater professor Dave Rzeszutek, the production opened the department’s 2014-2015 season last week, while also celebrating the novel’s 75th anniversary.

No, it is a story that relates to today’s … Read More…

October 20, 2014 | Permalink

It matters, write?

SVSU’s National Day on Writing celebration showed aspiring writers the value of sticking with their creative ambitions.

The first event of the day, the author’s panel, hosted five alumni authors in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Lane Walker writes books for elementary-aged children, Jason Wolverton keeps a blog, Chris Sain Jr. has written a memoir, Sandra K. Wilbanks creates medical crossword puzzle books and Russ Scaffede wrote a non-fiction book about American manufacturing.

All five alumni had advice for up-and-coming authors.

“When you write a book, it is so much a part of you,” Walker said.

He said the biggest hurdle is overcoming that part of yourself that tells you you can’t. He believes … Read More…

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