Alcohol-related traffic incidents toward the time of the holidays are a rare occurrence on SVSU's campus, according to Police Chief Ron Trepkowski. »
SVSU students can expect free drinks at participating establishments in the area - under certain conditions. Being a designated driver allows that person to receive free soft drinks at over 15 restaurants and bars throughout the Saginaw area. »
With the semester coming to a close this week, a number of students are preparing for graduation. According to Assistant Director of Institution Research Matthew Binder, approximately 457 students will receive degrees this Friday night at the Fall 2007 Commencement. This is a slight decrease (4.8 percent) from last fall's graduating numbers, which were 480 students. »
Best-selling author Ken Follett will visit SVSU as the keynote speaker for fall commencement.
Ken Follett was born to humble origins in Cardiff, Wales on June 5, 1949. His father, who was a tax inspector in postwar Europe, was not able to provide much beyond the basic necessities. This lack of luxury allowed the young Follett to develop a powerful imagination. Moving to London at the age of 10, he entered the public school system and graduated from the University College London in 1970. He began his writing career using pen names in a variety of genres including screen plays, journalism, children's books, and novels. Follett moved onto the national scene with the publishing of his first best-selling thriller Eye of the Needle in 1978. »
Three groups of SVSU students will spend part of their holidays giving back to communities in other states through this winter's Alternative Breaks program. »
With countless registered fraternities and sororities on campus, students have a wide range of Greek organizations to choose from. One fraternity that has seemed dormant until recently is the co-ed business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. »
Textbook theft on the incline
As the end of the semester winds down, tensions and larcenies increase. There has been a recent surge in roommate disputes and textbook larcenies. »
Tuition payments, car payments, housing payments, and credit card payments all have college students worried about their current finances and many don't think about their future money situations. »
Many say a picture is worth a thousand words and two SVSU graduates are holding that statement true.
Stephanie Acker and Jennifer Fallon, both Saginaw natives, recently displayed their artwork at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, held in SVSU's art gallery. Both photography majors, the two say they have always enjoyed art, but became interested in pursuing a degree in photography after taking an introductory course in the field. »