The former associate director of retention for first year programs has changed gears to work in Student Life.
Bryan Crainer, an SVSU graduate has assumed the role of associate dean of Student Life and leadership programs.
Crainer was involved with Student Association and National Residence Hall Honorary when he was a student. He also served as a resident assistant and resident director.
While no candidates were selected from the January interviews, Crainer sat in on them.
At the time, Crainer said he had no intentions to apply.
“I saw what I was doing at the time as what was most needed,” Crainer said. “I hadn’t explored the idea of leaving at that point.”
When the idea crossed his mind, Crainer … Read More…
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…
The SVSU community has once again displayed its support for the Special Olympics.
Almost 300 students volunteered their time at the sixth Area 22 Special Olympics in the Ryder Center last Friday.
“It’s really special to see all these kids getting to do stuff that normally they wouldn’t ever have the opportunity to,” said Alyssa Adams, volunteer and nursing senior. “I think it’s special for us as college students to be able to give back a little bit.”
Vanguard photo | Alyssa Ellis
Participants and SVSU student volunteers prepare for race-time during the Area 22 Special Olympics, held this year in the SVSU Ryder Center.
The Special Olympics provides the opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in athletic … Read More…
Students are being given an opportunity to give back to the university that has given to them.
In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, Forever Red has organized the Student Giving Campaign.
The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 by the end of fall 2013 semester, which will be divvied up and given out to students in the form of scholarships.
Bryan Crainer, associate director of retention for first year programs, is excited that this program will make it possible to give out more scholarships.
Forever Red provides scholarships to returning students each year, but Crainer said the Student Giving Campaign will allow for heftier dollar amounts to be given away.
“We hope to make a larger impact … Read More…
When Diane Boehm was hired to establish a University Writing Program in 1995, she wasn’t exactly sure what the end result would be—but that didn’t mean she didn’t know where to start.
“I didn’t have a clear vision,” Boehm said, “but I had a strong sense of need.”
Boehm’s first action in her new role was to set up a table and two chairs in a back corner of first floor Wickes Hall to begin tutoring. She also hired several students to begin working as tutors assigned to specific classes, surveyed faculty across the curriculum and individually met with department chairs.
Vanguard photo | Arianna Paver
Since 1995, Diane Boehm, right, has worked with five writing center coordinators and 174
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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…
SVSU’s 50th anniversary celebration will include a student-designed logo.
Olivia Nixon, a senior working towards a BFA in graphic design, won the 50th Anniversary Student Design Contest with her logo, which features both the old SVSU cardinal image and the new one.
“It mostly came off of uniting the past and the present and just trying to show the similarities between the two, but show that they’re super different still,” Nixon said.
Starting in fall 2012, students from Logo and Business Identity Design, a graphic design class, submitted ideas for the logo. The 50th Anniversary subcommittee of Student Affairs, which includes both students and staff, then narrowed the designs down to the top three.
“There were some really good ones … Read More…
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…
Last Friday night, students nearly filled the Rhea Miller Recital Hall to explore the themes of praise and identity at God’s Children of Integrity’s Celebration of the Gospel event.
This semester’s celebration had the theme of “identity crisis,” and this was the third semester that God’s Children of Integrity (G-COI) has hosted the event.
Most of Celebration of the Gospel was focused around singing and music. Members sang gospel songs along with a band, which consisted of a drummer, keyboardist and bass guitarist.
Alyson Moore, professional accountancy senior and G-COI executive board member, sang during the event and explained that the songs were chosen to reflect the identity theme.
A visiting choir from Central Michigan University called Christ Central Choir, … Read More…