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Saginaw Valley State University Harlem Shake

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February 25, 2013 | Permalink

RHA Mardi Gras Party 2013

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February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Track teams finish strong in GLIAC championships

It was their last indoor meet together as a team and they gave it there all.

The men and women of the track and field teams competed in the two day Great Lakes Intercollegiate (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships over Saturday and Sunday at Grand Valley State University.

The women finished fourth with a total of 48 points and the men finished in tenth place with 24 points.

Day One of the event kicked off with another record for freshman Yanisha Edwards as she broke the school record for the third time this season in the 60 meter dash preliminary run with a time of 7.82 seconds. Her previous time had been 7.83, set at the SVSU-GVSU Dual three … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Staying up to reach out: Students raise $43,000 for American Cancer Society during ninth Relay for Life event

Sleep was the furthest thing from students’ minds last Friday as $43,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society.

From 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., the Ryder Center was buzzing with students making a difference by marking the ninth year of Relay for Life at SVSU.

Amanda Kennard, social work junior and Relay for Life event chair said the event holds a special place in her heart.

Losing an uncle and a grandfather to liver cancer was extremely hard on her, but inspired her to get more involved.

“I think everyone’s been touched by cancer in some form, so it’s just a way to give back,” she said.

This was Kennard’s first year as event chair. She participated in Relay … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

On-campus housing still a top choice for students

Although the semester is not yet half over, students are gearing up for next year’s housing arrangements.

In February, more than 1,300 current residents submitted materials to secure on-campus housing for the 2013-14 academic year.

Dawn Iseler, director of auxiliary operations, said all students who applied by Friday, Feb. 15, were guaranteed a space. A separate lottery takes place for third and fourth-year students versus second-year students.

“(This year) 777 second-year students signed up for the upcoming fall,” Iseler said. “This number is comparable to the 805 second-year students who signed up for fall 2012 and 790 for fall 2011, respectively.”

Iseler said many students waited until the last week of the four-week housing campaign to sign up, but the … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Non-profit career fair brings in 51 employers

Assistant Director of Career Services Jaime Leyrer said that this was her first time organizing and the first time Career Services has offered a non-profit and government career fair.

“We noticed a need for industry-specific career fairs,” Leyrer said. “This is one of the most popular industries that students want to go into. The struggle is that a lot of these organizations can’t come to traditional career fairs because of the cost.”

With the sponsorship of Northwestern Mutual and Auto-Owners Insurance, more than 50 organizations, businesses and employers could attend for free to recruit interns and  volunteers and offer full- and part-time positions to SVSU students.

Leyrer said that are very happy with the turnout. In comparison with other SVSU … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Taste of Soul serves up culure

In celebration of Black History Month, the university hosted its annual Taste of Soul event in Marketplace at Doan.

This event is sponsored by SVSU’s Office of Diversity Programs, Dining Services, Conference and Events Center, and Minority Student Services and allows African American faculty and staff members a chance to share their traditional soul food recipes with the campus community and the public.

“Black History Month is a unique opportunity to bring more awareness about our American culture,” said First Year Suites Resident Director Paige Jackson. “Taste of Soul gives the SVSU and Saginaw community the opportunity to break bread together and to learn from one another. I am happy that this event has become an SVSU tradition, I look … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Student surveys, hard work help Cardinal Closet grow to offer food, business clothing

The student pantry is back and ready to help students through the winter months with free clothing and food.

The Cardinal Closet is a non-profit organization that specializes in business clothing as well as non-perishable food. At no cost to the students, clothing and food are available for anyone who feels they need some help. Since its first event last semester, the student pantry has learned from past experiences and become more organized and accessible for students’ needs.

The turnout for last semester’s event was bigger than anyone had planned. With more than 50 students showing up and utilizing the items, the idea of future success was without doubt.

Students were asked to help the organization grow by completing short … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Students find jobs providing compassion, care to seniors in assisted living home

New Hope Valley Assisted Living Home recently hired eight SVSU students from the health science, occupational therapy and nursing fields.

Managing Director Rumi Shahzad said that he found SVSU potential hires to be “professional and skilled.”

With the help of health science professor Charles Weaver, Shahzad has accepted his recommendations, which connected him with students who have proved themselves in the classroom.

New Hope Valley is a project by New Hope Partners, LLC, and is located on North Center Road in Saginaw Township. It offers a living alternative to elders in need of constant assisted care. Its mission is to create a stimulating, safe and comfortable environment for all while striving to offer an eco-system that meets the physical, spiritual, social, … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink

Playwright advocates suicide prevention through one-man show

The one-man show “The Gospel According to Josh” took the audience on a journey through Josh Rivedal’s story of religion, reality TV and his father’s suicide.

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) and Active Minds, a newly formed mental health RSO, hosted the show, which is written, produced, and performed by New York City playwright Rivedal.

“I kept having dreams of my dad saying things like ‘tell my story,’” Rivedal said. “That, along with a mental catharsis was the impetuous for this show.”

The set consisted of one table and a chair, leaving the audience interested, yet confused as to how this one-man show was going to work.

After Jenny Stevens, the assistant director of SCC and Active Minds adviser, introduced … Read More…

February 25, 2013 | Permalink