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Student Life Awards honor year-long community engagement

Exceptional student leaders and registered student organizations were recognized during the 2015 Student Life Awards Ceremony last Thursday.

Association Dean for Student Life and Leadership Programs Bryan Crainer believed the event was important for a number of reasons.

“We ‘swear in’ the new Student Association members, recognize outstanding staff advisers and student employees and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our student leaders and student organizations,” Crainer said.  “It’s essentially a Student Life showcase for the SVSU community.”

Students acknowledged for their leadership abilities included Alyssa Briolat, Terry Blake and Bill Strasz, recipients of the Rising Leader, Influential Leader and Cardinal in Shining Armor awards, respectively.

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April 20, 2015 | Permalink

Strong camp springs team towards season

Heading into spring camp, the SVSU football team had many questions. The goal for Saturday’s Red-White Spring game was to answer some of these questions while building the foundation for the 2015 season.

In what resulted in a 9-7 victory for the Red team, the spring game was a defensive struggle as both offenses failed to move the ball consistently. Regardless, the coaches felt that several players surfaced as potential playmakers over the course of spring practice and during the game.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

In the annual Red-White Spring football game, members of the SVSU football team faced off against one another in a live game. The team was divided into two units, one wearing red and one

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April 20, 2015 | Permalink

Not the same old song and dance

SVSU show choir group Encore performed their spring show last weekend, saying goodbye to long-time leader and communication senior Cara Deschermeier.

The group began in the fall of 2010, and Deschermeier has been with the group since then.

“I was an incoming freshman and this group showed up and asked me to join,” Deschermeier said of how she got involved.

Vanguard photo | Logan Mooney

Encore members Chris Sabal and Mitch Sansiribhan perform at the organization’s Spring Spectacular last Saturday evening in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts. The 30+ member organization performedtwo final shows to close out the winter semester, sponsored by RSOs Program Board and Valley Nights.

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April 20, 2015 | Permalink