Unlike the rainy weather that fell at last year’s Streetfest, nothing but sunshine greeted the attendants last Saturday.
Students, parents and friends of the community gathered in E-Lot outside the Ryder center to celebrate Streetfest.
Program Board was responsible for putting on the event.
“It’s packed,” said John Reno, electrical engineering senior. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a turnout like this size before.”
Reno is a member of Program Board who, along with graphic design senior, Andrew Boyle, helped organize the games, rides and festivities this year.
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Students enjoy rides such as the ferris wheel and bumper cars at Streetfest Saturday. Streetfest was free to all students, and included games and raffles inside as
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Hard work and dedication across campus communities were recognized.
Last Thursday, April 5, a banquet was held to celebrate this year’s student life awards.
The annual celebration aimed to highlight the many accomplishments that were made by students throughout the year.
“It was interesting to see all the different types of groups that students have created,” said creative writing senior Rachel Schienke.
Kim Brandimore, director of the student life center, opened the evening by saying it was a pleasure to see the students that add creativity and character to the University’s image.
“I would like to recognize the efforts of all who applied and who were in attendance tonight,” Brandimore said. “This ceremony is for them.”
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Dodgeballers from across the country will be bringing their A-games to the Ryder Center this weekend.
SVSU will host the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association Nationals for the first time Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, welcoming 17 teams from across the nation.
“We’re going to be playing some pretty good dodgeball,” said captain Spencer Jardine, a criminal justice senior. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch.”
Every national championship tournament is hosted based on a collective vote, but this year SVSU volunteered.
“The way it works is every team qualifies but then gets pitted against each other,” Spencer said. “I guess you could say it’s kind of like March madness.”
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For the fifth straight year, students and volunteers helped host the Special Olympics at SVSU.
More than 300 athletes from Saginaw County participated Friday, March 30, in the Area 22 Special Olympics spring games at the Ryder Center.
Carol VanArsdale, the Special Olympics outreach coordinator and school liaison, worked with public schools and SVSU to help recruit volunteers and ultimately helped organize the event.
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Events at the spring games included the softball toss in addition to running and swimming races.
According to special education junior Stephanie Cyrus, there were several volunteers who showed up to help participants during the games, including education, athletic training, nursing and occupational therapy majors.
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Last week’s “Go Green” series gave students a chance to make newsprint dresses and dumpster dive in order to promote campus recycling.
Almost 99 percent of what we buy gets thrown away.
On Thursday, March 22, sociology students took part in the fourth event in the weeklong “Go Green” series.
The “Garbology” event was led by Brian Thomas, assistant professor of sociology.
“The purpose of the event is to examine trash habits on campus,” Thomas said. “Hopefully, we can encourage more students to recycle their garbage instead of throwing it away.”
The student participants were from Thomas’ global cultures and introduction to sociology classes.
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As the academic world continues into the 21st century, some educators are starting to realize the advantages and disadvantages of using social media in the classroom.
Professional and technical writing sophomore Aubrey Banning said she sees quite a bit of technology and media used in classes taught by Beth Jorgensen, professor of rhetoric and professional writing.
“It’s easy to use, and I think it will be an increasing trend in education,” Banning said. “Sites like YouTube provide almost limitless digital archive space that make programs like ‘PBS’ and ‘The Daily Show’ are pretty close to timeless, and that really matters when you’re using media as a teaching tool.”
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The Cardinals have started the year off with a win, and they’re planning for an exciting season.
SVSU managed to secure a win for its first game of the season, beating the University of Michigan-Flint last Friday by a score of 13 to 5.
“So far, the season has gone very well,” said head lacrosse coach and SVSU professor Jason Kahler. “This Saturday we’re playing our second game against Siena Heights, and we’re pretty pumped for it.”
Among the changes for this year’s team is the change from the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association to the National College Lacrosse League. The Cardinals will play in the Midwest North Division.
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During the last two decades, study abroad programs across the country have asked the same thing: “Where have all the men gone?”
A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed findings that have been suspected by many universities for years: The number of women who study abroad far outnumber that of men.
According to the article, in the 2009-2010 academic year, women accounted for nearly two-thirds of 270,600 American students going overseas. In fact, the proportion of men studying overseas has not increased for more than two decades.
Rebecca Griffin is the coordinator for international student admissions in the Office of International Programs. She said this disproportion of genders is something that most everyone in the study abroad … Read More…
The fall of the Roman Empire never existed.
On March 14, in the Ott Auditorium, the SVSU history club featured professor of history Thomas Renna as the latest lecturer in its guest lecture series.
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History professor Thomas Renna discusses the role of empires in world history during a lecture sponsored by the History Club. He also noted the role of the Latin language in developing languages.
The discussion focused on the topic of empires and why it still exists in subdued ways today.
“In our transformation from conquest to commerce, we are still seeing many Third World countries trying to emulate various notions of empire,” Renna said.
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For only the fourth time in 23 years, SVSU will be sitting at home during the national championships.
Despite being ranking No. 8 in the nation, the team did not advance from the U.S. Bowling Sectionals to the national tournament this year.
“Ultimately, we didn’t perform like we should have,” said head coach Dan Dorion. “The team definitely gave it their all, and they definitely tried their best this year. The pattern of elimination rounds was tough, but it was tough for everyone.”
Now the Cardinals will begin a long offseason, with the next season beginning Aug. 17 with 64 games of tryouts.
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