Annual campus party entertains with activities, rides, food
Street Fest once again came to SVSU on Friday, and this time the sun was shining.
One of the Program Board's major yearly events on campus, Street Fest was postponed last year after being plagued by bad weather. This year, the skies were clear and the Street Fest was a success on the first try. Set up in the L-Lot and on Collings Drive between the North and South Living Centers, Street Fest attracted a large crowd of SVSU students and staff, as well as members of the community. »
National search begins for new vice president for Academic Affairs
Dr. Robert S.P. Yien, vice president for Academic Affairs for 27 years, announced his retirement Thursday, Aug. 25.
Yien plans to take a sabbatical after this academic year, which ends in June, and teach sociology at the University for another year or two before retiring from SVSU. »
Student Life will be hosting its annual Cards' Party Thursday in the Student Center from 3 to 6 p.m.
As of Friday, 94 vendors, student organizations, and on-campus offices were scheduled to be at the event. Jennifer Jackson, assistant director of Student Life, says she expects that amount to increase this week before the event takes place. She says only 33 student organizations out of a possible 85 have registered so far. Last year 106 total groups participated. »
Students tired of continued tuition increases and fed up with the state of Michigan ignoring the plight of its college students will have an opportunity tomorrow to voice those concerns to an influential state politician. »
An informal meeting will be held tonight at 9 p.m. for the SVSU community to discuss the University's response to Hurricane Katrina. »
Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated with event in Courtyard
SVSU will celebrate Mexico's independence and Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Courtyard.
Festividad de Libertad: Hispanic Independence Festival will offer a number of different activities, such as authentic Mexican vendors who will be selling food items including nachos, tamales, burritos, rice, beans, tacos, etc. »
For the second year, Student Life is offering an alternative break program that will take students around the world to volunteer, and educate them on social issues across the globe. »
SVSU is following the web portal feature utilized by Yahoo! with the introduction of the "My SVSU" feature on the SVSU Web site. »
The Kochville Township Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss the rezoning of land at Pierce and Davis roads for an expansion of the Campus Village. »
* Campus police asked a vagrant man to leave campus after several students reported he was soliciting money. The man claimed he travels the country on bicycle and stopped at SVSU on his way to Ann Arbor. He had no outstanding warrants. »
Student Research and Creativity Institute could provide up to $50,000 per year
Students who envision a significant project within their own academic disciplines now have a new source of research dollars available from within the university. »
Sitting at one of the round tables situated near the fireplace, Angela Strouse eats a late dinner at the RFoC. The SVSU freshman enjoys the new buffet-style of eating that the Real Food on Campus offers and remarks that it is "pretty cool how they change the food throughout the day." »
Several faculty, staff, and students have been working over the past year to research and develop a Web site and a network of resources that will propel SVSU to a higher level of academic integrity. »