Athletics just grew larger with the addition of a men’s and women’s swim team.
The Board of Control unanimously approved the establishment of an intercollegiate women’s and men’s swim team in its meeting Saturday.
Members also unanimously approved resolutions to name the east soccer field after retiring history professor and soccer enthusiast Robert Braddock; to expand parking lots C and F due to reductions of lot E; and to replace roofs of the Ryder Center, West Complex, and Wickes Hall.
This marks the first time varsity sports have been added since the university’s soccer teams began intercollegiate competitions in 1995.
Athletic Director Mike Watson said the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center will be the finest facility for swimming within the state.… Read More…
While the university celebrates its history, youth are celebrating the world’s.
The Historical Society of Michigan hosted its Michigan History Day state finals events for the year at the university last weekend.
On Saturday, students from 4th grade to high school seniors competed in three divisions — youth, junior and senior — in categories that included documentaries, exhibits, papers, performance and websites.
“It’s like a science fair for social studies,” said Tamara Barnes, assistant director of the conference.
Coordinators selected the university to host the conference since it was in central Michigan, and said they saw the highest number of participants the conference has ever had.
With more than 400 participants from between 50 to 60 schools, students who competed … Read More…
The Criminal Justice society decided to put its focus on pets in a photo competition.
This semester members chose to raise money for the group’s community service project involving the Midland Humane Society.
The group’s previous community service projects included arson watches and adopting a family, where they gave gifts to local families in need during the holiday season. This time they decided to do something new.
Courtesy | Somer Thurman
Louie the cat won the contest.
“We like to do projects to help people,” said Hailey Kimball, the group’s president and political science senior. “But we should not neglect our animal friends too.”
Carol Zimmermann, associate professor of criminal justice, gave the group the idea to do an “awesome … Read More…
The early-morning fire that damaged parts of the Arbury Fine Arts Center will not only cost the university, but at least one student, as well.
The fire that broke out around 4:40 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in room 119, ruined a $10,000 kiln and one student’s semester-long ceramic project. One of four kilns that were in use caught fire with several final projects inside.
Sarah Clark, studio art technician, said she is fairly confident the fire was caused by electrical issues.
Water damage was sustained to the other three kilns that Clark said will have to be examined to see if they will be sustainable.
Other kilns can cost between $4,000 and $6,000, depending on the size.
Kochville Township firefighters … Read More…
Encore performed an encore.
The group hosted its 3rd annual Spring Spectacular show Friday and Saturday, ending in respect to the group’s name: an encore with the song “Footloose.”
The group, which started in 2010, performed singing and dancing numbers while barefooted in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall.
Vanguard photo | Sean Dudley
Freshman Devon Waslusky sings “Footloose” as part of Encore’s encore number for the Saturday performance.
“I definitely think we changed a lot,” said Marissa Geyer, Encore’s president and political science junior. “At the beginning we were disorganized.”
Geyer said that since the group’s founding, it has narrowed down to about 23 serious members.
This year, members tried to incorporate more genres of music, featuring tracks such as … Read More…
In the closest margin in university history, biochemistry junior Dylan Kosaski beat out economics and finance sophomore Douglas Boehm Jr. for the Student Association presidency by just two votes.
As compared to last year, this was double the amount of total votes recorded. Two years ago, two of the presidential candidates came within 10 votes of each other.
“This really shows that every vote does count,” Kosaski said. “That vote could’ve swayed.”
When preparing to announce the results to the association Thursday, Nic Taylor, associate director of admissions, pulled Boehm and Kosaski aside to speak with them to tell them there was a two-vote difference.
“(Taylor) actually handed me the paper first, and I looked at it and I didn’t … Read More…
The Residence Housing Association taught others how to “be a better you” in its week-long conference last week.
At 9 p.m. each night from Monday to Thursday in the Alumni Lounge, the conference held a range of activities for students to attend revolving around the theme “Be a better you.”
Monday, the day’s focus was on being fun.
The association hosted improv group Work ‘N Progress to re-enact situations in comedic ways involving the theme “Bad Roommates.”
Members Brandin Dahlstrom, Austin Butterfield, Ashley Schaar and Mark Babcock performed games such as first date and party quirks.
“Honestly the night started out with some very low energy,” Butterfield, vice president of Work ‘N Progress said. “But we were all pretty happy … Read More…
A day with your partner might consist of holding hands, walking along the beach, grabbing a bite to eat, watching a movie, going shopping, cuddling at night, arguing over silly things such as who left the light on, people watching, talking about each other’s days or mingling with all of your friends.
But for some of those love birds don’t get to experience this every day.
They’re away from their partner trying to hold their hands with a degree.
Professional technical writing junior Aubrey Banning met her partner, Tim Andrusiak, in high school. Banning now attends SVSU, while Andrusiak moved to Detroit for school last fall.
Before then, the couple lived only seven minutes apart.
With the drive to see … Read More…
Some of the Midwest’s talented artists and crafters gathered together to craft up profits Saturday.
An annual destination for more than 2,000 people, the Keepsake Collection Folk Art and Craft Shows hosted its 8th spring show in the O’Neill Arena.
More than 135 exhibitors featured purchasable items such as stained glass, metal art, wooden yard ornaments and clothing.
Leslie Needham, a full-time exhibitor and organizer, said the event is growing in attendance every year, despite low numbers of students from the university.
She said the event has had a steady number of exhibitors each year it has been hosted at the university.
According to Needham, the six-hour show reaches peak attendance between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Needham said there … Read More…
Readers of the Vanguard,
Did that just sound awkward of me to refer you specifically as a reader? Usually this is something we’d avoid in articles, because you know you’re a reader — mostly in part because you are reading it. Obviously.
This begs the question in how we interact with others. Why do we address hired faculty as professor and doctor in conjunction with their names?
After all, they’re obviously the professor. In a society where communicating in the least amount of words possible is ideal, why state the obvious?
Their reasoning is often, “I worked hard for this title, and I expect you to respect it.”
To me, respecting someone isn’t about a title. It’s responding to them … Read More…