As I write my last piece for the Vanguard, I’m realizing that I’ve reached the day where I’m moving to life outside of SVSU. For the first time since November 2009, I will not have this paper on my mind every day. The Vanguard has become a major part of my life, a part of which I’m so proud and grateful for. And it feels so strange to let it go.
To say I’ve gone through a lot of changes during my time at the Vanguard is an understatement. Encouraged by a friend to apply as a staff writer during my sophomore year, I could not imagine the positivity I would experience during my two and a half years here.… Read More…
The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is looking to change common misperceptions about its services.
At the President’s Forum in February, Student Association brought forward concerns from nearly 140 students who were unhappy with what they said was a lack of information on the advising center’s part. The majority of concerns involved the center not having information on specific degree programs.
According to Daniel Strasz, director of academic advising, students should turn to their academic departments instead of the AAC when they need detailed information about their major.
“If you’re getting into the nitty gritty of your major, you really need to work with your department on those kinds of things,” he said.
He said students should talk with department chairs … Read More…
SVSU is looking to break the world record for the most people attending a Zumba dance class.
The University will sponsor a free Zumba class in O’Neill Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday and is looking for more than 2,000 people to attend.
To break the record, there will need to be more than 2,012 people at the class. If the attempt is successful, the appropriate paperwork will be submitted to the Guinness World Records for consideration.
SVSU students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the public, are encouraged to attend.
Zumba is an exercise program that takes inspiration from Latin dance. It incorporates both aerobics and steps from hip-hop, salsa, mambo and other dance genres. Zumba can also … Read More…
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) didn’t disappoint in putting on an interesting and enjoyable show as it showcased some of its favorite pieces in Saturday night’s concert.
The concert was the third in this school year’s Rhea Miller Concert Series, an annual series that brings highly-acclaimed musicians to the University at no cost to audiences.
Vanguard Photo | Jess Ellison
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet performs at the Rhea Miller Saturday night. This concert marked the third time members have performed on campus.
The quartet played pieces by well-known composers such as Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky, as well as lesser-known composers such as Maria Kalaniemi and Astor Piazzolla, in an enjoyable two hour concert.
The MGQ, whose members include Ben … Read More…
Students should think twice the next time they want to open a window on campus.
If they don’t, they could add to the $9,500 already spent per day on energy usage.
Bob Tutsock, director of environmental health and safety at SVSU, said that opening windows when rooms are too warm or too cold is one of the worst things students can do in terms of cost.
“It’s like dollar bills going out the windows in the breeze,” he said.
As expensive as heating can be, Tutsock said that people might be surprised to learn that more money is spent on lighting than on heating and cooling combined.
Each year, the University spends $3.5 million year on energy.
Sixty-one percent of … Read More…
The campuswide switchover to the Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP) system has presented a learning curve for those installing it and those receiving it.
The switchover, which will be complete by February, has run into some setbacks, including delayed installation in Wickes Hall.
Connie Schweitzer, director of business services, said that network closets in Wickes need to be upgraded for cooling purposes.
Cable in the building also needs to be upgraded to support the network and phones.
She added that the installation of the Internet phone system will only take place on the second and third floors of Wickes Hall.
Schweitzer said that despite some issues with the implementation, the process is going fairly smoothly.
“There were a few bumps … Read More…
By: Justin Brouckaert, Vanguard Sports Editor
For the first time, the SVSU football team took the field at Wickes Stadium at 7 p.m. for kickoff.
And for the first time, it left the field at 10 p.m. with a win.
The Cardinals defeated Ferris State in Saturday’s season opener by a score of 30-27, racking up 484 yards of total offense in the process.
“I’m happy with the way we played,” head coach Jim Collins said. “We had big expectations going into the game, and I think the biggest thing was that our guys wanted to live up to those expectations.”… Read More…