The former associate director of retention for first year programs has changed gears to work in Student Life.
Bryan Crainer, an SVSU graduate has assumed the role of associate dean of Student Life and leadership programs.
Crainer was involved with Student Association and National Residence Hall Honorary when he was a student. He also served as a resident assistant and resident director.
While no candidates were selected from the January interviews, Crainer sat in on them.
At the time, Crainer said he had no intentions to apply.
“I saw what I was doing at the time as what was most needed,” Crainer said. “I hadn’t explored the idea of leaving at that point.”
When the idea crossed his mind, Crainer … Read More…
Athletics just grew larger with the addition of a men’s and women’s swim team.
The Board of Control unanimously approved the establishment of an intercollegiate women’s and men’s swim team in its meeting Saturday.
Members also unanimously approved resolutions to name the east soccer field after retiring history professor and soccer enthusiast Robert Braddock; to expand parking lots C and F due to reductions of lot E; and to replace roofs of the Ryder Center, West Complex, and Wickes Hall.
This marks the first time varsity sports have been added since the university’s soccer teams began intercollegiate competitions in 1995.
Athletic Director Mike Watson said the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center will be the finest facility for swimming within the state.… Read More…
The SVSU community has once again displayed its support for the Special Olympics.
Almost 300 students volunteered their time at the sixth Area 22 Special Olympics in the Ryder Center last Friday.
“It’s really special to see all these kids getting to do stuff that normally they wouldn’t ever have the opportunity to,” said Alyssa Adams, volunteer and nursing senior. “I think it’s special for us as college students to be able to give back a little bit.”
Vanguard photo | Alyssa Ellis
Participants and SVSU student volunteers prepare for race-time during the Area 22 Special Olympics, held this year in the SVSU Ryder Center.
The Special Olympics provides the opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in athletic … Read More…
When Diane Boehm was hired to establish a University Writing Program in 1995, she wasn’t exactly sure what the end result would be—but that didn’t mean she didn’t know where to start.
“I didn’t have a clear vision,” Boehm said, “but I had a strong sense of need.”
Boehm’s first action in her new role was to set up a table and two chairs in a back corner of first floor Wickes Hall to begin tutoring. She also hired several students to begin working as tutors assigned to specific classes, surveyed faculty across the curriculum and individually met with department chairs.
Vanguard photo | Arianna Paver
Since 1995, Diane Boehm, right, has worked with five writing center coordinators and 174
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Six years ago, Abou Traore died in a canoeing accident. A beloved student and friend, Traore touched many hearts during his short tenure at SVSU.
Traore was involved in many organizations around campus and was training to be a resident assistant when he died. Since then, Residential Life continues to raise money for the Abou Traore Memorial Scholarship in his honor during the annual Pros vs. Joes basketball game.
“It’s a great cause,” said Matt Krevda, associate director of Residential Life and organizer of the event. “Abou was a friend to everyone and was very involved when he was here.”
“It’s lots of fun to go and watch some of the faculty members come out and play some basketball,” he … Read More…
With only a few months of studying left, one theater student looks to leave on a high note.
Senior Cameron Thorp will graduate after the summer 2013 semester with a degree in theater and a gender studies minor.
Though he said he doesn’t have any set plans for what he hopes to accomplish after graduation, he has a few ideas of where he wants to go.
Vanguard photo | Sean Dudley
Senior Cameron Thorp will graduate in August 2013 with a degree in theater and a gender studies minor. He will be heading to New York City where he hopes to get an internship.
“After I won the award for prop design for the baby in ‘Buried Child’ at KCACTF, … Read More…