At This Time In University History

40 Years Ago

269 students graduated, bringing the total alumni membership to 865 students.


35 Years Ago

James C. H. Shen, the Ambassador of the Republic of China, visited SVC and spoke on economic prosperity and social progress. He also discussed the future of economic relations between the United States and China.


30 Years Ago

A symposium was held at SVSC in the Wickes Faculty lounge and focused on Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in 1982. The event featured several SVSC faculty members and noted authorities from other institutions who promoted Marquez’s accomplishments.


25 Years Ago

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) selected three SVSU faculty members and one student as regional judges of the nationally recognized Achievement Awards in Writing competition. Dr. Basil Clark was one of the several faculty selected.


20 Years Ago

A team of engineering students finished thirteenth overall in the Midwest Regional Mini Baja Vehicle Competition at the Transportation Research Center in Marysville, Ohio. The team was the first ever entry by SVSU students. Additionally, the team won first place in the originality portion of the contest.


15 Years Ago

Enrollment in the winter semester was 5.9% higher than the previous year’s, with 7,394 students at the university. Furthermore, graduate student enrollment was also up 22.54%, with 1,185 students.


10 Years Ago

The SVSU Theater Department presented their production of “The Hobbit,” which used new puppetry technology unlike anything used at the university previously. The technology was similar to what the Broadway musical of The Lion King uses for their animal costumes.


5 Years Ago

Several faculty were recognized at the All-University Awards Banquet. The winners included associate professor of English Patricia Cavanaugh, who received the Frank A. Landee Teaching Excellence Award.

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