With a different look and feel, the new issue of Cardinal Sins is ready for reading.
Cardinal Sins celebrated the release of its fall 2012 issue last Wednesday in the Roberta Allen Reading Room.
Creative writing senior and Cardinal Sins editor Brandy Abraham thanked the audience of contributors, benefactors and readers who made the new issue possible.
During the event, Abraham announced that Cardinal Sins will now be available at Bay City and Saginaw libraries as well as the Barnes and Noble on Tittabawassee Road.
Abraham also announced that Cardinal Sins plans to attend the Association of Writing and Writing Programs conference in Boston in March.
Members going to the conference will distribute older editions as well as the fall … Read More…
Commuters’ parking concerns may soon be answered.
University President Eric Gilbertson announced a plan to add 200 parking spaces between lot J-1 and College Drive. These new spaces are to make parking more available when guests visit for university events.
“Parking is an issue I have worked hard on since being elected (Student Association) president in the spring of 2011,” Ted Goodman said.
The majority of SVSU students live off campus, and parking often is discussed as an issue of importance to students at the weekly President’s Forum.
Goodman said he discussed parking with administrators, including Gilbertson and Executive Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs Jim Muladore.
“It is always great to see the administration address student concerns, and … Read More…
On the eve of Election Day, political campaigns are making their last, best efforts to win undecided voters and maintain the enthusiasm of their supporters. As national attention is focused on Tuesday, it is the days after Election Day I’m most looking forward to.
Granted, I pay attention to news and politics throughout the year, but most of the time I find the discourse easy to tune out when I choose. I can turn the channel on the television or radio. I can surf another webpage or change the topic of a conversation.
During election season, however, it seems there is no getting away from politics.
We find the messages all around us in the colorful yard signs, in the … Read More…
Artists of the written word brought their talents to the open mic Thursday night in the rotunda.
The performances were part of the National Day on Writing series of events coordinated by the University Writing Committee. Cardinal Radio provided sound, and member Aaron Zaremski served as emcee. Cardinal Sins members served as judges for the contests.
During the open mic, competitors faced off in five categories including poetry, videos, stories, humor and songs. The winner in each category took home a $75 prize.
Creative writing and English literature senior Justin Brouckaert earned awards in two categories with his poem “Muscle Memory” and his story “We all Know the Woman who Lives in the Graveyard.”
Vanguard photo | Alyssa Ellis
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The National Council of Teachers of English will celebrate the fourth annual National Day on Writing (NDoW) this week. Two campus events spearheaded by the University Writing Committee take place this Wednesday and Thursday.
The University Writing Program supports these events, and several campus organizations such as Cardinal Sins, Cardinal Ink, Alpha Chi and Cardinal Radio also volunteer their time.
The NDoW events begin with a visit from an award-winning author.
Brian Willingham speaks about his second book, “Soul of a Black Cop,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Rotunda.
University Writing Program director and University Writing Committee member Diane Boehm says Willingham’s Soul of a Black Cop is “a kind of diary” that describes some of a … Read More…
Student Association helped register 524 new voters through its registration drive last week.
The drive represented a collaborative effort on behalf of Student Affairs, Student Association and the Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Branch.
This full-service branch office travels to 20 universities and community colleges as part of Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s “2012 Express SOS Voter Registration Drive” announced last August.
The mobile office opened in the Campus Courtyard for six hours last Wednesday and registered 73 students.
In addition to providing regular Secretary of State services such as address changes and driver’s license renewals, Mobile branch office manager Pierre Batton and staff answered voter registration questions about polling places, voter IDs and absentee ballots.
Student Association also provided … Read More…
Hungry students may have noticed something new about their dining experiences on campus. Marketing manager Jason Wolverton says Dining Services instituted several changes this fall aimed at reducing costs and improving customer services.
Marketplace and POD Hours
The Marketplace at Doan now opens half an hour later and closes a half an hour earlier than it did last semester.
Hours of operation begin 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Marketplace closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 8 p.m. Fridays.
The POD Mini Mart also opens half an hour later, now at 8 a.m., and closes Fridays.
Vanguard photo | Sean Dudley
From left: sophomore Sarah Schafran, junior Breann Moore and sophomore Ashley Bezrutch.
Wolverton said customer traffic … Read More…
When my girlfriend took her U.S. citizenship oath she said she was most excited about two things: having an American passport and voting in a presidential election.
Before she became eligible to vote, she followed the 2008 campaign, watched the debates and found a candidate she favored. We watched most of the speeches and saw the election results roll in.
Now with November fast approaching, I see she is once again strong in her political convictions and now ready to take them to the ballot box. Her enthusiasm for participating in the political process is amazing, refreshing even.
I imagine the experience is similar for any number of other Americans—natural born or naturalized—who will vote for the first time this … Read More…
Roberts Fellows welcomed students and faculty from Taiwan’s Ming Chuan University with a reception in the Alumni Lounge last week that included icebreakers, a pizza party, a scavenger hunt and an ice cream social.
The Roberts Fellowship is a selective undergraduate leadership fellowship in its 14th year. In addition to attending weekly classes and spearheading community service projects, each class of Roberts Fellows travels abroad to Asia for a trip that includes a visit to Ming Chuan.
Vanguard Photo I Noah Essenmacher
Douglas Eck, a new Roberts Fellow and exercise science senior, leads Ming Chuan students in an ice-breaker activity.
Last week’s reception reunited some Roberts Fellows with Taiwanese friends who welcomed them to Taiwan during their travels abroad this … Read More…
Last week while checking the mail, I found one of those large, bulky envelopes that can only mean one thing — a wedding invitation.
The bold stylized font and floral designs confirmed my suspicion. A few days later, I was surprised to find another such envelope, and it occurred to me that summer wedding season must be off to a roaring start.
There are even recent rumors of a summer wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, so you know there must be something in the summer breeze.
Couples wedded in June more than any other month in 2011 according to a national survey of 19,000 U. S. brides by The Knot. Based on the contents of my mailbox of … Read More…