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Conference takes care of business

Last week marked the start of a partnership, both business and friendship-related, between SVSU and the University of Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce in India.

SVSU and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) jointly hosted a Global Business Sustainability Conference last week on SVSU’s campus.

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President Donald Bachand and P.C. Jain from University of Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce water a commemorative tree that was planted Friday as part of the Global Business Sustainability Conference. The tree symbolizes the growing relationship between the universities, who shared business-related advice and stories.

The three-day event provided attendees with research and information about how to build and grow businesses globally.

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Defense drives team to first place in conference

The SVSU women’s soccer team went 1-0-1 this weekend behind a strong defense that did not allow a goal in the team’s two matches. The team’s record is now 5-0-2, 3-0-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). With its five wins, the Cards are ranked first in the conference.

Sunday’s road contest with Ohio Dominican was an offensive struggle, resulting in a 0-0 tie.

Sophomore goal keeper Claire Spleth finished the contest with seven saves, ensuring a shutout for the entire weekend.

The Cards finished the game with just three shots on goal, and seven total. Ohio Dominican totaled 22 total shots, including seven on goal.

On Friday, SVSU matched up against the Tiffin Dragons. The Cardinals’ defense … Read More…

September 29, 2014 | Permalink

Bay City hosts 9th annual film festival

Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival (HHM) returned to Bay City for its 9th annual festival. The event took place at venues in downtown Bay City, including the State Theater, Delta College Planetarium Masonic Temple and Old City Hall.

The weekend-long festival began Thursday, Sept. 25, with the showing of romantic comedy “Arlo and Julie,” bringing smiles to a full State Theater. Afterwards, the director and lead actress stepped on the stage to do a question and answer session for all in attendance. The party then moved to Old City Hall for the first live music show from the Jamaicans, a Detroit-based band performing what is dubbed as “nuance and trippy electro-pop”.

Vanguard photo | Kylie Wojciechowski

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University climate to be measured

SVSU’s climate has absolutely nothing to do with the weather conditions prevailing in University Center, but a group composed of students, faculty and staff is collaborating with an outside consulting agency to develop a survey to measure it.

Rankin & Associates Consulting assists campuses and organizations in assessing their environments for learning and working and also in identifying their successes and strengths along with potential best practices for addressing challenges.

Susan Rankin is the principal for Rankin & Associates and has worked with more than 70 institutions and organizations since 2000.

According to Rankin, “(a university’s climate) is the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution. The climate is often shaped through personal experiences, … Read More…

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