Zumba represents not only fun exercise, but also a relief for Parkinson’s.
The Health Science Association is a new organization made for health science majors and any interdisciplinary students who are interested in helping others and gaining leadership qualities. The mission of the organization is to reach out to the community through fundraisers and help students network with new people in the same field. This is the first event that has been sponsored solely by the Health Science Association, but they previously took part in the Healthy U run earlier in the semester.
The goal was to raise $500 for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The goal was a hit, as $504 was raised through the Zumba sessions. But the night … Read More…
With the conference championships only a week away, the men’s and women’s track teams look to put their best effort forward.
SVSU’s men’s and women’s track teams competed at the Lyle Bennett Open last Saturday which was held at Central Michigan University. While the meet was really a warm up for the conference champions starting next weekend, both men and women fared well in the events.
Junior Jacob Lauka finished in first place in the 3000-meter steeplechase event with a time of 9:45:39. Freshman Tori Gillespie got first place in the javelin throw, with a distance of 100 feet 3 inches. Sophomore Tony Peel earned second place in the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:55.
Criminal justice junior Ricky … Read More…
It’s exciting and a little scary realizing that I have been writing for this column for a year and haven’t even scratched the surface of what I feel like I need to say.
There are so many topics to address! Too many problems to fix! There are countless rants and discussions that could be initiated at any given point in time, but therein lies the conundrum. For most of this year there seemed to be plenty of time to bring up all the rambling ideas in my head, but in reality it’s always dwindling. There was even a chance that this was going to be my last column ever and I’m not sure if I would have been ready for … Read More…
With nice weather finally on the horizon, Program Board is ready to get students out of their dorms and into the sun.
Spring Fever Fest came from a combination of several preexisting events that were bundled together to create one complete week. Instead of bringing Street Fest to SVSU this year, a different direction was decided upon because of expected poor weather. Instead, Program Board decided to have multiple events strung together to create a cohesive week.
Vanguard photo | Sean Dudley
Students navigated obstacle courses at Spring Fever Fest’s block party.
Starting last Monday, events included a ‘90s night, a showing of “Troll 2,” a lecture by Warped Tour’s founder Kevin Lyman and a glow party to finish off … Read More…
Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honorary society, put on its first Spanish food competition Wednesday, April 10.
From enchiladas to Borrachos and Lumpia, several Spanish dishes were brought together along with plenty of supporters.
Secondary education senior Ashley Collings is the president of the society and is working hard to get it off the ground successfully.
“Sigma Delta Pi’s mottos is to continue forth teaching guidance of the Spanish culture,” Collings said. “We are an academic society, so we do have requirements to get in. We’re experimenting and building, trying to see what works.”
After their first event last semester, Collings and her fellow members sent out a survey asking students what they would like to see at their next … Read More…
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is displaying another talented artist as she prepares for graduation.
Fine arts senior Christine Janowiak is looking forward to graduation with one of her last shows at her upcoming exhibition.
Her focus is on drawing and painting and her art is not only in the coming show, but also in the Aubury Fine Arts building. When describing her style, she compared herself to an artist who arrived after impressionism.
“I look a lot with the figure,” Janowiak said. “I use the figure in a lot of different ways. I use collages, by taking magazines, with all the odds and ends to make a full image. I like using things that are not usually used, … Read More…
The computer labs may be the most inconvenient and horribly frustrating place on campus.
I think that everyone who has had a class can understand the situation I’m about to explain. It’s ten minutes until your class starts, all you have to do is log onto a computer and print one page from your email. It is a seemingly simple procedure, one that should be quick and easy. But the unaware are quick to get angry because more times than not, the computer will fight against your attempts. With the constant barrage of technical problems, I’m surprised that there are papers that actually do get turned in on time.
For starters, the SVSU website has some major issues that need … Read More…
A total of 45 minutes can represent years of dedication and research.
Last Friday, 10 students presented their Honors thesis, a project that combines research, working with a faculty adviser and public speaking skills to prepare the students for graduate school or jobs.
Elizabeth Rich is the chair of the Honors program and was the host for the day. While this is her first year as chair, she had previously advised two students on their theses. She views the students’ projects as tools to help them grow as academics and researchers.
“The honors thesis itself helps students tremendously,” Rich said. “It gives them in-depth experience with their topics, consultation with faculty whose expertise is related to or is directly connected … Read More…
Robotics may not longer be a futuristic idea.
The Great Lakes Bay Region, GLBR, which is just one part of the Dow STEM initiative, brings the FIRST robotics program to SVSU. The program spans the nation and enlists high school students to build large robots to compete in competitions. Each competition has its own rules and priorities to the unique game, so the robots must be built for a specific purpose each year. Since 1992, the FIRST program has been an opportunity for students to gain knowledge in a technical field and have fun while still learning.
Each year, the game is different, so the robots have to be designed and created differently. Some games focus on shooting balls into … Read More…
Art history is being utilized to bring new creations to the future.
Fine arts senior Kassie Smith has been working with ceramics for about seven years and is confident in her path as an artist. She arrived at SVSU knowing that ceramics was the field of study she wanted to focus on.
Her work consists of sets of ceramic pieces that make up one big piece.
She cites one of her main influences as the ceramic artist Paul Soldner, who is the pioneer of American Raku. Raku is an alternative firing process and this different process is one of Smith’s main focuses.
Along with alternative firing processes, she noted two themes that commonly are featured in her artwork.
“My first … Read More…