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There’s no place like home

In the spirit of homecoming week, Cardinals were asked to consider their passion for the university.

According to Emily VanFleteren, member of the homecoming planning committee, the year’s week of events has been in the works since March 2014.

Vanguard photo | Tyler Bradley & Cody Shrader

Saturday, Oct. 25, wrapped up the revelry of Saginaw Valley’s annual homecoming week. A parade preceded the SVSU varsity football’s contest against Northwood University in the 40th annual Axe Bowl.

“This year’s homecoming is similar to other years, but we are starting new traditions and bringing some old events back into the light,” VanFleteren said.

The festivities commenced on Sunday, Oct. 19, with the “Yell Like Hell” event. Registered student organizations gathered in … Read More…

October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Cardinals top Timberwolves in 40th Axe Bowl

After winning in the 40th annual Axe Bowl, SVSU will hold onto the Axe for at least another year.

The SVSU football team was victorious on homecoming night, defeating the Northwood Timberwolves, 16-14. It was the fourth straight victory in the rivalry for the Cards. The win brings the Cardinals’ record to 2-6 on the year, 2-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

For the senior class in its final homecoming game, keeping the Axe for the fourth straight year meant a lot.

“It really shows the commitment of the program,” senior linebacker Lawrence Brown said. “We understand the importance of this game and we kept fighting until the end.”

Senior tight end Andrew Dillon added that everyone … Read More…

October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Grammy winner sells out Rhea Miller

Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh returned to his Michigan roots when he performed at the Malcolm Field Theater last Friday evening.

He shared his critically acclaimed music with the campus, along several other musicians who were friends of his.

Performing for nearly four decades, Klugh is a Grammy-winning artist and has been on Billboard’s Top 10 list of jazz albums 24 times.

Courtesy Photo | Tanner Photography

Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh performed in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall last Friday in a concert sponsored by Diversity
Programs. Klugh received a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1981 for his work with Bob James on the
album “One on One.” His latest record “HandPicked” was released last year on Heads Up

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October 27, 2014 | Permalink

Red Pride Essay Contest Winner – Dequan Hill

Red Pride Essay Contest Winner – Dequan Hill

Deciding to attend Saginaw Valley State University has changed my life forever. Being from the eastside of Detroit, it is rare to come across a positive, inspiring, opportunity filled environment like SVSU. I always wanted to attend college to further my education, but I was completely unsure of what career field to pursue. Saginaw Valley State University helped me find my passion for writing with their small class sizes and outstanding faculty.

Entering Saginaw Valley as a freshman, I was placed in English 080 because of my ACT writing scores. I didn’t care for writing because I thought I wasn’t good at it. On top of my doubts, I never had any … Read More…

October 28, 2014 | Permalink