Some students have dedicated their summer to international travel.
This spring and summer, 13 faculty-led groups of students traveled abroad, visiting places like Costa Rica, England, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Senegal, Spain and Taiwan.
In 2012-2013, a total of 163 students participated in faculty-led study abroad programs, which is a 15.6 percent increase from last year.
SVSU’s study abroad program allows students to travel internationally, gain a wider perspective and participate in an experience that has for years opened doors and peaked interests in global cultures.
With less than 2 percent of students traveling abroad, the program offers an opportunity for students to create deep and personal connections with the places they visit.
Students Nathan Phillips, Dan Skutt … Read More…
Healthy U wants SVSU faculty and staff to “Just Move It!”
From 12-2 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 4 to August 1, the Healthy U summer exercise program, “Just Move It!,” will be offering double exercise points to all participants.
The Healthy U program is an incentive-based program that keeps to the goal of supporting a healthier SVSU, which means implementing a work site wellness program and promoting a culture of fitness to SVSU employees.
Wellness intern and exercise science senior Caitlin Mazurek said that being active helps the body stay healthy and keeps down stress.
“We just want them to get out there and keep moving,” she said.
Participants are encouraged to come out to the … Read More…
I think I may be getting old, because I have forgotten about the joys of hometown festivals, parades and eating copious amount of much-too-expensive carnival food. I think carnivals, especially the ones that appear in small towns, are like relics. They are the relics from our childhood and often once we get older, see those first few gray hairs appear, we begin to only look toward graduation and the life we will lead thereafter. We forget how important the little things can be.
I am about to graduate with a triple major in PTW, English and creative writing. “Finally,” I say. I am graduating ready for a career and with the opportunity to go on to graduate school, but the … Read More…
Local author and Delta and SVSU professor, Michael Somers, opened up about his debut novel “Starved.”
“Starved” follows the story of 17-year-old Nathan Thomas, a high school senior who develops anorexia and bulimia to cope with the pressures of school and a dysfunctional home. The novel follows Nathan on his journey through an eating disorders treatment program and reminds readers that boys get eating disorders, too.
Somers as an author, speaker, consultant and educator, spoke with students from five English 098 and 103 classes combined, discussing eating disorder awareness and survival and answering questions about his own struggles with the same eating disorders.
Somers explained that eating disorders are serious and they don’t just come from the cultural message to … Read More…
More than 300 local students said “aslemualakam,” “ni hao” and “bonjour” to SVSU’s international students during the English Language Program’s 14th annual “Passport to the World” event.
The international fair is organized by the English Language Program (ELP) at Saginaw Valley State University, which prepares international students with English language skills helpful to success in their academic courses.
As their only community outreach program, “Passport to the World” is aimed towards international understanding and learning.
Vanguard photo | Alyssa Ellis
South Korean native and ELP student Mihwa Yun and her 19-month-old daughter, Hannah, participate in the 2nd annual “Passport to the World” fashion show.
“Passport to the World is a wonderful multicultural opportunity for our students to interact with the … Read More…
Students of the rhetoric and professional writing (RPW) program presented at the 5th annual APTW Mini-Conference on Friday, April 5, at SVSU.
Each year, the Association of Professional & Technical Writers (APTW) hosts a conference where student research and projects are showcased. The theme of this year’s conference was “Rhetorical Strategies from Local to Global.”
Nine presentations were given to an audience consisting of peers, professors, other SVSU faculty and staff and members of the local community, including future employers. More than 25 projects, including ones created as part of the Professional & Technical Writing (PTW) internship, were also available as static displays with posters and binders.
APTW Vice President Paul Hollenbeck said that a lot of work goes into … Read More…
University students are cleaning up Saginaw with the Help the Earth program.
Sponsored by Outside SVSU through Campus Recreation, the program is meant to be a way for students to promote service for the environment to others. Outside SVSU outdoor adventure coordinator David Solce said the program will “hopefully be an experience that will encourage recycling and sustainability at SVSU.”
Solce said that this opportunity is meant to encourage students to think about the Earth and the environment around them.
This is the last of Outside SVSU’s five student activities that were planned for the winter 2013 semester. The groups’ goal is to provide educational and recreational opportunities to the students of SVSU through adventure activities that foster leadership development, … Read More…
This year, marking the 50th anniversary of the university, five SVSU alumni were honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award during the rescheduled Alumni Celebration.
The five alumni were honored as distinguished representatives of the five SVSU colleges from which they graduated. Kevin Schultz, director of Alumni Relations, said that the recipients of the award have used what they have learned at SVSU to their best advantage and have made the university as proud of them as they are of SVSU.
Distinguished Alumni Award receipts included Paul Bridgewater, a 1975 graduate from the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences; Greg Grocholski, a 1990 graduate from the College of Business & Management; Janet Grief, a 1994 and 1998 graduate from the College … Read More…
The need for more biology classes and stop signs were hot topics along with maintaining campus safety in Arbury practice rooms at last Thursday’s President’s Forum.
Students and staff in attendance brought to SVSU President Eric Gilbertson’s attention the need to keep the campus safe and reliable.
Vanguard photo | Taylor LaPlace
Students brought thier issues and concerns to President Eric Gilberston at his monthly forum.
Dylan Kosaski, chair of the Student Association Student Concerns Committee and a biology student, said that biology majors are in need of another section of the microbiology course offered through their program.
He said that the microbiology course is only offered in the fall semester. So, if a student misses taking biology 111 A, … Read More…
When it comes to topics ranging from fashion to professionalism, something that I’m continually fascinated by is a particular piece of bodywear: glasses.
Many of my friends and family have very strong opinions about their glasses. Several of my friends go back and forth between wearing their glasses and wearing contacts. It doesn’t matter whether they are going to work, to school or to a social setting, wearing glasses and contacts are always interchangeable.
I used to wear contacts quite frequently, but like many people who wear contacts, I got sick and tired of having to constantly keep taking them in and out, especially at the end of the day.
Don’t even get me started on what happens when you … Read More…