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The Valley Vanguard Orientation Issue 2018 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Connor Doyle DESIGN and PHOTO EDITOR Kyle Will SECTION EDITORS Kaitlyn Farley Brian Fox Dylan Powell ADVISER Andy Hoag REPORTERS Gabrielle Alston Bryant Beach Steven Bryant Amy Clifton Jeremy Flood Melanie Frasca Kyra Hill Gabe Kasper Emma Kirsch Kaleigh Kuhns Gabriel Pantoja Victoria Phelps Dylan Pozniak Maria Ranger Madison Savard Aran Singh Taylor Stockton Nicole Thompson Mariah Turner Bree Wiesenauer Lee Austin Wilford Marq Williams Brandon Willson PHOTOGRAPHERS Ali Alobaidan Jacob Browning Arianna Jones Alissa Rhode Jolie Wyse

About Us Since 1967, The Valley Vanguard has provided coverage of campus and community happenings to students, faculty, staff and community residents. An online edition of the paper is available at and is updated weekly during the fall and winter semesters.

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Meet the President

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SVSU’s history. He was appointed to the position in February 2014. Bachand first came to SVSU in 1978 as an assistant professor of criminal justice, and he has risen through the ranks ever since. Bachand served as SVSU’s vice president for Academic Affairs beginning in 2006 and added the responsibilities of provost in 2010. Bachand says he is looking forward to this year’s incoming class and discussed several topics in making the transition to SVSU.

The Importance of SOAR

Time Management

Bachand knows that the transition to college life is not easy. He says that SOAR is a good way for students to learn important information about college life. “The development of SOAR was methodical,” he says. “We created SOAR as a tool to help students learn how to transition into college life and to provide them the resources they need to be successful.” SOAR also teaches students about support systems SVSU offers, such as the Writing Center and the Math Resource Center. He hopes that freshmen use these services. “It’s inspiring to see students use the study rooms we created in the newly-renovated library,” Bachand says. “We created these spaces so we can see students of all walks of life collaborate and work together, and that’s exactly what’s happened.”

Bachand sees time management as the biggest hurdle freshman face to achieving academic success. “Owning the personal responsibility you have for getting up in the morning and for dividing up your day in ways that make sense … is crucial for success” he says. “ It’s all about time management. You can work 20 hours a week and be a good student. Use your phone as a calendar and for more than just Snapchat or Twitter. Put assignment dates in your calendar and your syllabi in your phone. With so many distractions, I think time management is something a lot of young students struggle with.” This does not mean that students cannot be social. He still encourages students to go to the Ryder Center, join RSOs, club sports and more. “Making friends and getting involved on campus will make students less likely to run away back home every weekend,” he says.

Advice for Academic Success “You have to go to class, and the first day of class is just as important as any other day of class,” he says. “You’re meeting the professor, and they’re going to talk about how to be successful.” To help students be successful, Bachand encourages freshmen to find mentors. “I’ve had mentors help me along the way to navigate through my career at SVSU,” Bachand says. “You don’t need 20. You just need a few.” These mentors can help students see what careers they’re interested in. They may want to switch careers and majors based off their classes and the advice of their mentors. “If you decide that ‘x’ isn’t what you want to do, that’s OK,” he says. “But you have to be thinking about it as you go down your path. You can’t decide your last semester that you don’t want to do ‘x’ anymore.” He suggests students go to Career Services, academic advisors and professors to talk about perspective careers and the outlook for those careers. Learning about the outlook for perspective careers may help students decide which route they want to take.

College is a Gift While Bachand wants students to have fun, he still wants students to appreciate the fact that they have the opportunity to attend college. “College is a gift,” Bachand says. “It’s important for students to understand that being able to live on campus, being able to take college classes – they’re a gift that many people don’t have. So take advantage of it. Enjoy yourself, but take it seriously.” For Bachand, the most rewarding part of his job is seeing the hard work of students pay off. He enjoys attending the annual senior toast, hearing about what careers or graduate programs students will be attending and watching students graduate during commencement ceremonies. Bachand hopes the upcoming school year will prove to be just as successful as the last. “A great year for me would be a lot of successes, a lot of graduates finding the jobs they want or the graduate schools they want and having an incident-free year,” Bachand says. The Valley Vanguard | 5

Student Association SVSU’s Student Association (SA) serves as the voice of the student body. According to its charter, the organization’s goals are to “represent student concern and advance student priorities, serve as a catalyst for positive University change, provide information and leadership to the student body, increase campus involvement, faithfully administer the expenditures of Student Association funds and contribute to the improvement of the educational experience for all students.” Student Association receives funding from each student enrolled at the University through a fee that is rolled into tuition. Student Association is comprised of six committees: Student Concerns, Legislation and External Affairs, Allocations, Campus Events, Public Information and Philanthropy. Each of the committees work together to support and fund opportunities for individual students and registered student organizations. Through an allocation process, students can apply to receive funds to attend professional or academic conferences, study abroad or participate in other leadership activities. Similarly, organizations can apply to receive funds to host programs or banquets or cover other costs.

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The Philanthropy Committee engages the campus community in an annual fundraising competition against Grand Valley State University, SVSU’s biggest rival. The week before the football teams play each other, SVSU’s and GVSU’s student governments organize events to raise money for a local charity. In 2017, SVSU students raised over $32,000 in one week for Saginaw’s Mustard Seed shelter, a homeless shelter that seeks to provide emergency services, employment opportunities and educational life skills training to women on the brink of homelessness. The total marked SVSU’s 10th straight Battle of the Valley’s fundraising win over GVSU. Over the past 15 years, SVSU has raised more than $383,000 to support charitable causes, primarily in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This year’s Battle of the Valleys will begin on Sunday, Oct. 21, and will continue all week culminating with the football game on Saturday, Oct. 27, at SVSU. The new SA administration recently approved a rolling application system that will allow interested students to apply for a representative position at any time throughout the year. Contact your Student Association representatives by calling them at (989) 9644232 or stop by their office, located at Doan 103.

Coulter takes command Student Association President Caitlin Coulter gives background, offers advice


aitlin Coulter recently began her term as Student Association (SA) president. SVSU students in March elected Coulter, an incoming junior, to take over for Lauren Kreiss, who served as president for one year. Coulter, originally from Clio, joined the Association during the first week of her freshman year in 2016. From there, she ascended the ranks to serve as the Philanthropy Chair a year ago, where she piloted SVSU’s 10th straight Battle of the Valleys win, to now serving as the Association’s president. The biology major has served in student council since elementary school, and she has been president of student government in elementary school, middle school, high school and now college. “I realized there were some things that I could see changing in the association and I felt like the best way to make those changes would be as president,” Coulter said. “(Student government) has kind of always been my thing.” Coulter said that her time as Philanthropy Chair will serve her well from a time management standpoint, and so will the relationships she was able to build with administration and SVSU students. She also has experience on the Campus Events and Student Concerns committees, adding to her experience and understanding of the Association. Incoming juniors Nolan Twardy and Raegan Schultz, who both also joined the association with Coulter early in their freshman year, will serve in the leadership roles of Speaker of the House and Executive Assistant, respectively. “It’s actually super cool because we’ve always had similar mindsets,” Coulter said. “It’s interesting to see our ideas grow as a group together because we came in at the same appointment meeting.” One change Coulter plans to install in SA is to host monthly town hall meetings that students can attend and have open conversation with SA representatives. She also said she would like to strengthen SA’s role as the connection between SVSU students and administration while assisting other organizations in their events and programming. “I’m really excited to see where the Association can go,” Coulter said. “I’ve been in two associations that were very different. I’m excited to see how this association is going to interact and work together. I think that will be a cool thing to see.” Coulter provided advice for incoming freshmen both interested in joining SA, and for freshmen in general. “For those interested in joining SA, I would definitely give it a try,” she said. “It might seem a little intimidating at first, but (joining was) probably the best decision that I’ve made. I’ve been able to help so many students and I’ve also made a lot of connections.” She said the key for any freshman is to find their passion and run with it. “Even if it’s not Student Association, find something because just going to school gets boring,” Coulter said. “Finding something that you actually care about and you can put your heart into is very important.” The Valley Vanguard | 7

The Valley Vanguard has served as SVSU’s student newspaper since 1967. The Vanguard publishes on most Mondays during the fall and winter semesters and on our website,, as news breaks. During the 2017-2018 academic year, The Vanguard was named a top-three college newspaper in Michigan and received seven Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest individual staff awards. The Vanguard is always looking for more students to become involved as reporters and photographers. If you don’t have any journalism experience, that’s OK – it is not required to apply. Jobs with The Vanguard allow students to get involved with what is going on around campus, and the time commitment for these paid positions is up to you. Reporters attend events, interview sources and write articles.

Photographers attend events on campus and around the community while photographing and documenting the events. If you are interested in applying, contact incoming Vanguard editor-in-chief Kaitlyn Farley at

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Meet your Deans

College of Business and Management: Anthony Bowrin Bowrin began at SVSU in 2009 as a professor of accounting before serving as the associate dean of the College of Business and Management from 2013 to 2016. He served as interim dean of the college from July 1, 2016, until Jan. 2, 2017, when the interim tag was removed. “Be open to the opportunities available,” Bowrin advises. “Stay focused on learning and get to know your peers.”

College of Education: Craig Douglas

Douglas has served as an educator in the Saginaw area since 1974. He advises incoming students to become engaged and get involved. He notes the many ways students at SVSU can get involved and give back to others. “The spirit of community is alive and well on our campus,” Douglas says. “My wife, Joan, often attends SVSU events with me. We still run and are active and enjoy people. I believe we fit in at SVSU very well because these are characteristics of SVSU: active and people-oriented.”

College of Science, Engineering and Technology: Frank Hall Hall has been involved in academia for over 25 years. He advises freshmen to get involved on campus and to get to know people from disciplines other than their own. “I graduated from a state-supported liberal arts college very similar to SVSU,” Hall says. “It provided me with an excellent education at a lower cost than some other universities. It gave me an opportunity to grow and explore new ideas. I am proud of the fact that I have been able to do so much with my degree, and I know that you will be as well for yourself.”

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences: Marc Peretz Peretz has served in a variety of roles within academia and at SVSU. Similar to Bowrin, Peretz says his favorite part of being at SVSU is the university’s dedication to its students, faculty and staff as well as its academic excellence. “Freshmen would be well served by making sure that they carefully schedule their time and that they regularly attend their classes,” Peretz says. “They should also seek help whenever they might be having any difficulties. The faculty and staff are ready and willing to help.”

College of Health and Human Services: Judith Ruland Ruland has had a long road through academia that began in 1976 when she served as an instructor at the University at Albany. She has served in her current role since October 2011. She advises incoming students to take advantage of the extra-curricular activities that exist on campus. “The collegiality that exists in this community and the sense of community

engagement that exists here is what I love the most,” she says.

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Student Resources Multicultural Student Affairs

Disability Services

As a university with a diverse student body, SVSU has a department ready to help students of all backgrounds acclimate to college life. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs helps students both socially and academically as they join the college ranks. The department provides for students in a variety of ways, including academic support services. While the department’s focus is on helping minority students, any student

Much of the University’s effort to accommodate students with disabilities comes from the Office of Disability Services. Disability Services strives to provide all students ways in which they can actively participate in all facets of campus life. It also coordinates services to help students thrive. The office can help students on many academic levels. Upon providing adequate documentation of a disability, completing an online application and meeting with a Disability Services staff member, students can take tests in alternate testing areas and even orally if needed. Requests for braille or sign language interpreters can also be made. In some instances, students can request alternate assignments, such

seeking assistance can come to the office to find help. Programs provided by Multicultural Student Affairs include cultural awareness programs, financial aid progress plans, service learning opportunities and tutoring resources. Multicultural Student Affairs is located in Wickes 260. Its hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. You can reach the office at (989) 964-7090 or msa@svsu. edu.

Study Abroad Office The Study Abroad Office serves as a liaison between SVSU students and the world by offering high-quality domestic and international programs that promote global citizenship and personal and professional development. Deciding whether to study abroad as an undergraduate can seem like an overwhelming process, but the Study Abroad Office is here to help. They offer academic programs, internships and service-learning experiences all over the world and for every timeline and budget. Study abroad scholarships are also available. Students can attend Daegu University in South Korea for free, participate in a Study Abroad 101 program to Mexico or Ireland to learn the basics of inter-

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national travel, scuba dive on a faculty-led program to the Cayman Islands and much more. Students who study abroad are more likely to have higher GPAs, graduate from college, be accepted into their first choice graduate school, find a job after graduation and even earn higher salaries. To explore the international opportunities that are available, visit one of the Study Abroad Fairs (in September & January) or stop by the office to get started on planning your overseas adventure. The office is located in Wickes 230. It is open on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Reach Study Abroad via telephone at (989) 9647337 or via email at

as being provided with shorter writing assignments, fewer problems or the ability to opt out of public speaking. Students are encouraged to contact Disability Services and self-identify as soon as they are accepted for admission to the University so that documentation can be collected in a timely manner. Approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities at SVSU receive help from Disability Services. The office is located in Wickes 260. It is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Reach Disability Services via telephone at (989) 964-7000 or via email at

Military Student Affairs Staffed by a full-time director and student liaisons, the Military Student Affairs Office strives to help all military-affiliated students make a smooth transition to the University. The office can help these students with any questions they may have regarding their educational benefits. Support services are also available. SVSU has been nationally recognized for its continuous commitment to veterans and military personnel. For seven con-

secutive years, SVSU has been named to the Military Friendly list of schools by Victory Media. The Military Student Affairs Office is located in Curtiss Hall 121. Its hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. You can reach the office via telephone at (989) 9642462 or via email at The lounge is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Melvin J. Zahnow Library offers more than books. . .

Library Resources The Zahnow Library at SVSU recently updated and improved its functionality with renovations over the 2016-2017 school year. The renovations brought increased floor space, updated technology and a more modern look. First Floor The first floor of the library is home to the main circulation desk that allows for material checkout and has 30 available laptops. Additionally, six group and individual study rooms are available, all with projection capabilities. “We can bring classes into Z111 when professors want research done and teach them how research works and how to use the library resources,” Library Director Anita Dey says. Research librarians and peer assistants also host hours in the Research Center on the first floor. Contact with research assistants can also be made through online chat and e-mail. Information Technology Services is also on the first floor and has another 30 laptops available for students to check out along with technology trouble shooting and assistance.

Fourth Floor The fourth and top floor hosts the rest of the general library collection, letters “A” through “K.” It also holds library staff offices, the Roberta R. Allen Reading Room, a group study room and three conference rooms. The library is a popular place for students to study as well as work and interact with other students. The services offered by the library give students opportunities to succeed in the classroom through tutoring, online databases and other assistance. “My biggest advice to incoming students would be to get to know the research librarians. You’re going to have to eventually,” Dey says. “Also, just keep your eyes and ears open for what’s going on here.”

Program Board Fall 2018

Second Floor The second floor is home to the various tutoring services offered at SVSU. At the Center for Academic Achievement, students can receive one-on-one peer tutoring in a variety of different subjects. The Math and Physics Resource Center offers support for students in MATH 081-262 and PHYS 107-212. Tutoring sessions are available for students on a walk-in basis or by appointment. The last of the services is the Writing Center. With the ability to assist in any and all steps of the writing process, the Writing Center enlists tutors to help students improve their writing through a systematic process. No appointments are necessary to use the Center. It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Writing Center also has online hours. The hours are Monday and Thursday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. for undergraduate students and Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for graduates. Third Floor The third floor of the library is home to the Testing Center, a café and the general library collection letters “L” through “Z.” Additionally, it has a popular reading collection, three individual study rooms, one group study room and a conference room.

What are We?

Program Board is a student-run organization that plans a large variety of campus events. We do everything from hosting comedy nights to preparing free craft nights.

Interested in Joining?

Open meetings every Wednesday in the Unity Room starting at 7:00 PM

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Academic Advising Center One of the first departments incoming freshmen and transfer students will be involved with is the Academic Advising Center. Academic Advising is a general advising center primarily for first and second-year students. “We help students get acclimated to the university in terms of degree requirements, degree functions, registration, audits and transcript grading,” says Dan Strasz, the director of the Academic Advising Center. “We try to give students an academic foundation for their degree requirements and create a path toward completing their degrees.” All incoming students will meet with an academic adviser at their orientation program. Freshmen will meet with advisers at multiple points to review curriculum, learn about registration requirements and schedule their courses for each semester. Transfer students will meet one-on-one with an adviser to review transferred credits and SVSU curriculum requirements within their respective program before moving on to course registration. In addition to working with incoming freshmen and transfer students, the Academic Advising Center continues to help students throughout their first and second years. While first-year students

often need help acclimating to the University, second-year students need to focus on the transition between their freshman and sophomore years and maintain academic success. Additionally, the Center works with students who have not declared a major to direct them toward a degree program that they will enjoy. “If you’re undecided your first year, you can take some general classes, and that’s OK, but really by your second year … we want a student working toward a degree, because there’s not enough general education classes to take within that time frame,” Strasz says. Once students reach their third year, it is recommended that they then pursue academic advising from specific faculty advisers who are more familiar with their program’s requirements than a general adviser will be. Overall, the Center is geared to help first and second-year students pave a path for their academic career at SVSU. “We reach out to students in a lot of different ways,” Strasz says. “We will be in contact with them, and we’re trying to help them navigate the process of their academic careers.” The Academic Advising Center is located in Wickes 117. The office’s hours of operation may vary; reach the office at (989) 964-4286.

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Arbury Fine Arts Center Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 PM Admission is free

Valley Nights Movie Showings Fall 2018 Valley Nights is an event planning program dedicated to promoting a positive, campus environment for SVSU students through substance-free entertainment.

Showtimes: Thursdays @ 7 & 10PM Fridays @ 9 PM Location: Thompson Student Activities Room (TSAR) Extras: Free showings, popcorn, & rewards. Guests are welcome. For more information, email the Office of Student Life at

Student Counseling Center SVSU offers free counseling to all students to promote and support mental health and wellness through the Student Counseling Center. Students can take advantage of several different types of services through the Student Counseling Center: individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, alcohol and drug counseling and education, crisis intervention, community referrals, classroom and organization presentations, and other outreach programs. While students can schedule counseling appointments, walkin hours are held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. All sessions done through the Counseling Center are completely confidential and are completely free. The Student Counseling Center is located in Curtiss 112 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Reach the office by calling (989) 964-7078 or by email at

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IN A FRESHMAN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SVSU’s Freshman Residential Programs offer every residential student the opportunity to be comfortable with college, meet new friends, explore new ways to learn and make a difference by being involved on campus and in the community. SVSU Freshman Residential Programs are offered at no cost to those students who apply and are selected.



Police Chief S

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VSU Police Chief Leo Mioduszewski has enjoyed a successful career in law enforcement. After working as the sheriff of Isabella County for 11 years and as an officer at CMU for 14 years before that, Mioduszewski transitioned back to campus policing at SVSU in 2015. “It’s a different kind of policing,” Mioduszewski says. “I missed putting on programs and working with students. It’s kind of a fun element that I didn’t get as a sheriff.” Mioduszewski and his police officers work with students, faculty and RSOs to offer programs and services aimed at helping the SVSU community stay safe. Officers are all assigned a different university group, ranging from sports teams to Student Life, to make sure students stay safe at campus events. More recently, Mioduszewski has worked with faculty members on active shooter training programs. “I love putting on the active shooter programs because, even though the chances of us having an active shooter on campus are very minimal, CMU probably would have said the same thing a few months ago, too,” he says. “I feel good that we’re preparing our students, staff and faculty to have the knowledge to act quickly and decisively in case an emergency arises, and we can hopefully save some lives.” Mioduszewski suggests incoming freshmen utilize the services that University Police offers, such as Nightrides. “Nightrides are typically used by females over males when you have to go somewhere after dark and you need to be walked back,” he

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says. “Student service riders will drive you back, or an officer will if they’re tied up.” Besides participating in the programs and services provided by University Police, Mioduszewski suggests students take preventative measures against larceny, which is the most commonly reported crime at SVSU. “There’s several things students can do to help prevent themselves from becoming a victim,” he says. “A lot of times, people will just leave things laying around the Ryder Center or keep their doors open, and things come up missing. I like to tell students to exercise some common sense. If you go to the Ryder Center, lock up your valuables, or don’t even bring them at all.” Mioduszewski says that one of the most common problems freshmen find themselves in involves alcohol possession. “Freshmen are going to experiment with alcohol – we’re aware of that,” he says. “Be aware of what the laws are. We do enforce those laws because we want a safe campus, and if you’re breaking a law and you get caught, the chances are that you’re going to have to deal with it.” Mioduszewski urges all students to contact University Police if they ever feel unsafe. “We are here to help you, even if you’re not a victim of a crime but are just concerned about safety issues, or if you have a question,” he says. “Don’t be afraid to contact us. If we can’t help you out, we will point you in the direction of someone who can.”

Protect and serve University Police officers run training programs for students to promote campus safety University Police and Parking Services is an excellent resource for students to report a crime or just park a little closer to campus buildings. Sgt. Marc Strain says University Police provides a safe place for students to learn. “We attend events and provide a safe environment for employees,” he says. “We give directions to visitors and assist with any type of vehicle problems people may have – unlocks, battery jumps. We also take all criminal reports that happen on campus.” University Police officers are on staff 24/7 and are required to have a bachelor’s degree for fulltime employment at the University. They have training in confessions and admissions, criminal investigations, firearms, Rape Aggression Defense, self-defense and more. Officers are expected to patrol campus grounds to promote safety. To achieve this standard, they enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies, among other routine law enforcement. They also assist in the delivery of emergency services to SVSU, complete reported complaints, serve as liaisons with other agencies and develop plans pertaining to crime prevention. Strain says there are multiple ways to contact University Police.

“First of all, students can call 911 if there is an emergency or 4141, which is the campus line if it is a non-emergency,” he says. “They can email us or they can go to our website and file an anonymous complaint.” Strain said if a student sees a serious crime in progress, they should call 911, not campus police. Students also should not wait to make the phone call, as quickly alerting the proper authorities doesn’t happen often enough. Police Chief Leo Mioduszewski says students just have to apply a little basic knowledge. “Some of the things we see, the thefts, are because doors aren’t locked,” he says. Currently, University Police is looking to become an accredited agency. “It’s a lofty goal,” Mioduszewski says. “It will really raise the bar for all of us. It will ensure that all of our policies are up to date and that we are utilizing best practices.” If students are interested in using the Emergency Notification System, which provides text and voice notifications from SVSU in case there is an emergency on campus or if there is inclement weather, they can register at universitypolice/campusalert.

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Student Life: We engage If you are a student who is interested in leadership and volunteer experiences during your college experience, then you should consider getting involved with Student Life. Student Life provides opportunities for personal growth through leadership programs, scholarships and award opportunities. “Student Life has three key elements: service, leadership and student engagement,” says Jason Schoenmeyer, an associate director of Student Life. “For the service element, we do trips. So instead of your traditional spring break, you can go on a service trip where we address 12 different issues, from homelessness to animal welfare.” Moreover, the service element includes Cardinal Volunteers, which offers a variety of different ways for students to help communities in both the long and short term. Volunteers act locally for more than 70 different agencies in the Great Lakes Bay Region, with each volunteer experience generally lasting three to four hours. The second key element is leadership. Opportunities associated with that include Greek Life, the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and many others. “NSLS is a leadership program that students can go through that’s webinar-based with celebrities and different people. It’s pretty cool,” Schoenmeyer says. “Students grow, and they study leaders, like (then-New York City) Mayor (Rudy) Giuliani when

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he dealt with 9/11, that show elements of leadership.” Another aspect of the leadership program features Cardinal Talks events, which showcases SVSU staff and faculty who speak with students in a “TED Talks” format about success. Finally, the third key element of Student Life is student engagement, which encompasses the university’s registered student organizations (RSOs). “We have over 150 this year,” Schoenmeyer says. “Forty of them are academic-based; they go to conferences and they are really connected with their major. There are elements that are just for fun, too. There is a wide variety to choose from.” Bryan Crainer, the associate dean of Student Life and Leadership Programs, says students, whether freshmen or seniors, should attend the Cards Party this fall, which is scheduled for Sept. 12 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in O’Neill Arena in the Ryder Center. “It is a great way to explore all things SVSU,” he says. “We have nonprofits there, volunteer agencies, businesses from Bay Road and Tittabawassee, so all the restaurants they might visit will be there, and it provides social opportunities here in the community.” For new students who are interested in joining an RSO, they can visit SVSU’s engage platform at and choose from a list of organizations they might be interested in joining on SVSU’s campus.

Cardinal Sins – SVSU’s literary journal Cardinal Sins is a literary arts journal based at SVSU that publishes creative works from around the world. The organization publishes two issues every year and is run by SVSU students. Cardinal Sins is comprised of a writing committee and an art committee that conduct blind votes on which submissions to publish. SVSU affiliates are also frequent contributors. Each year, several editors represent the organization at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. “I love being on Cardinal Sins be-

cause it has let me see the publishing process from a different lens,” says co-Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Bethune. “When writers are sending their pieces out to different journals, there are so many factors that they don’t realize.” The journal was recently named Most Outstanding College Literary-Art Magazine by the American Scholastic Press Association. To learn more, visit Students interested in joining the staff are encouraged to contact the organization at


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Cardinal career networking Career Services is the central on-campus hub for all students’ professional development resources. By offering online tutorials, sample documents, resume and interview workshops, mock interviews, etiquette dinners and regional employment fairs, the office’s full-time staff members and peer advisers are ready to help students land an on-campus job, an internship, co-op or even a career. Students can take advantage of the Cardinal Career Network, which is an online database updated daily. From there, they will be able to access a multitude of resources, including information on employers, on-campus interviews and direct lists of jobs offered around campus. At first, the list can be intimidating, but students should remember that the list includes jobs for a variety of fields and professions. While most jobs are available for students to apply, each one requires, at minimum, a resume and a cover letter. There are several types of student employment available, depending on the individual’s financial aid package. These include regular student employment, federal and work-studies and even equal opportunity employment. Career Services recommends students build a four-year plan

to help them achieve their future career goals. To accomplish that last task, students should mark their calendars for the part-time job fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25. “Whether it’s right or wrong, most employers think that students in this generation can only communicate through technology,” says Career Services Director Tom Barnikow. “So I think the biggest thing students can do is take advantage of the employment fairs we make available. We wouldn’t have the number of employers coming to our employment fairs if they weren’t hiring students from those employment fairs.” Recently, Career Services held its largest career fair to date on April 6, when the Spring University-Wide Employment & Networking Fair hosted over 175 employers. For more information about the fair and to pre-register or learn more about other types of events hosted by Career Services, visit The office is located in Wickes 270. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Reach Career Services via telephone at (989) 964-4954 or via email at careers@

Career Fair Dates Part-Time Job Fair:

Summer Job & Internship Fair:

Student Life Rotunda Saturday, August 25, 2018

Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Accounting & Finance Employment Fair:

Manufacturing & InformationTechnology Employment Fair:

Curtiss Hall Seminar Rooms Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pioneer Hall Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fall University-Wide Employment and Networking Fair:

Spring University-Wide Employment & Networking Fair:

Curtiss Hall Friday, October 12, 2018

Curtiss Hall Friday, March 29, 2019

Health and Human Services Employment Fair:

Education Employment Fair:

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June, 2019* *date and location to be announced

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World class art, right on campus SVSU’s on-campus art displays the work of sculptor Marshall Fredericks and also hosts various art exhibits throughout the year. The museum is free of charge. The legacy of sculptor Marshall Fredericks lives on at SVSU’s Marshall M. Fredericks Museum. The main exhibit gallery of the museum is home to over 200 pieces by Fredericks, who is perhaps most well-known as the creator of “The Spirit of Detroit.” The Museum isn’t just a place for visitors to come and observe Fredericks’s work, though; according to Director Marilyn Wheaton, the Museum is essentially focused on two goals. “We’re all about community engagement, and we’re all about being an important and integral part of an institution of higher learning,” Wheaton says. “That’s why we exist.” History The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Gallery opened with the Arbury Fine Arts Center in 1988. Fredericks was close friends with Honey Arbury, who was on SVSU’s Board of Control at the time. The museum received the rest of Fredericks’ tools, equipment, models, sculptures and papers upon his death in 1998. Due to the collection’s growth and the expanding outreach program, the Board of Advisors named the gallery a museum in 1999. In 2003, the Museum doubled its size in a $2.5 million expansion that added a studio based off Fredericks’ Royal Oak studio as well as a classroom, offices, an archive and research reading room for his papers, two temporary exhibition galleries, and the museum store. Campus Engagement “I think for any university, especially a state university, (it’s valuable) to have a museum on its campus where students can learn their curriculum,” Wheaton says. “I think that it’s very important that students feel good about coming in here.” Curator of Education Andrea Ondish notes that the Museum is useful to a wide variety of curriculums. “(The Museum) connects to the curriculums that are being taught as well,” Ondish says. “And it’s not only the art department. It could be the history department, it could be nursing, it could be criminal justice. “There’s really a lot of students who have come (to SVSU) simply because of (the museum),” Ondish continues. “So we are in some ways a recruiting agency as 20 | The Valley Vanguard

well as a museum.” The museum also holds events to encourage faculty and staff to get involved. Every other year, they use their exhibition space for the “Creative Cardinals” exhibition, where faculty and staff are invited to submit their artwork for display. The fourth exhibition will be on display Jan. 31 until Feb. 23, 2019. “When you look in the United States, there’s a lot of universities and colleges that have a small museum, a large museum, or even a gallery or some place like that, and that’s part of the cultural enrichment process,” Ondish says. Community Engagement According to Wheaton, the museum sees about 17,000 visitors a year. “In the 11-and-a-half years I’ve been here, I would be willing to bet that 30 to 40 percent of our visitors have come onto this campus for the first time because they were coming to this museum,” Wheaton says. “Everyone who comes here, that’s a potential new donor, a potential new student.” The museum also considers the community when deciding which exhibitions to bring in. “We have learned that people in this region really enjoy humanities exhibitions,” Wheaton says. From June 2 until September 22, 2018, the “Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition,” will be on display at the museum. Michelle Perron, the director of the Office of Exhibitions & Public Programs at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, served as the exhibition juror. From Oct. 5, 2018, to Jan. 19, 2019, is “Motor City Icon, The Spirit of Detroit,” which celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of Marshall Fredericks’s most iconic sculptures. “AMERICAN VISIONARY: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” opens at the museum on March 8 and runs through June 29, 2019. The exhibition is organized by Wiener Schiller Productions in collaboration with the John R. Kennedy Presidential Library and is curated by Lawrence Schiller. Students are invited to attend all of these exhibitions, along with all other museum functions. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon until 5 p.m. It is free of charge.

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Dining Services Locations

Dining Services has multiple options for both on-campus and commuting students to stop for some food in between classes. The Cardinal Cafe features Subway, Panda Express, Freshens, financial aid Greens to Go and Grille Works for all of your eating needs. The C-Store is a mini convenience store that has everything from Ramen Noodles to toilet paper. Whether it’s a snack, paper towels or laundry detergent, check out the C-Store for all your basic WORDS needs. BAGELS Einstein Bros boasts some of the CHOICES best coffee and espresso, deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, COFFEE delicious baked snacks and sweets. CONVENIENT At the Marketplace at Doan, enCOOKIES joy a buffet-style setting including a EASY produce market or visit the on-site MARKETPLACE bakery. NO DISHES Located in the Rotunda, Papa SALAD John’s is a quick and easy place to SAVE MONEY get pizza and breadsticks every day SMOOTHIES of the week. The P.O.D. MiniMart in Curtiss VARIETY Hall delivers a variety of options for all of your needs from beverages to toiletries to snacks. Stop by the P.O.D. Express in the Ryder Center after your workout to fuel up on protein bars and water. For all of your coffee needs, SVSU also features a Starbucks located in Science East. For more details about each location, including menus and hours of operations for all Dining Services locations, visit svsu.campusdish. com.

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Health & Wellness Campus Recreation Campus Recreation is committed to “building a stronger student body” by providing diverse recreational activities for the campus community. Through intramural sports, fitness classes, personal training, club sports and events, students have plenty of opportunities to get involved. Intramural sports are competitive sports that take place on campus between SVSU students that are offered as a way for students to engage in organized sports events to help them stay active. There are two seasons each in the fall and winter semesters, and some of the sports include volleyball (both indoor and sand), basketball, flag football, kickball and soccer. If a student wishes to register, they can do so with a team or they can be a “free agent” and join a team that needs a member. The registration process is through a web page called “IMLeagues,” and this site will give the schedule of events for the season and the access to registration for the sports provided. Club sports are harder to get into and require a tryout most of the time. They are student-led teams that play other club teams from oth-

er schools. Some examples include paintball, soccer, wrestling, rugby, lacrosse, bowling and more. The list can be found through the Campus Recreation web page. Cardinal Fitness classes are offered every semester and only require a $25 pass for students and a $35 pass for non-students to be able to participate in all of them. These classes are group sessions under the guidance of an instructor and can be located in various locations in the Ryder Center. Some of the classes include yoga, boot camp, pilates, kickboxing, Zumba and more. There are also several Outside SVSU trips that are offered for students to register and purchase passes for throughout each semester. Lastly, for low rates, there are personal training services available where those who register for them can work with a student trainer under the guide of a registered personal trainer. The Campus Recreation office is located in the Campus Recreation Center, room 108. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Health Center Many freshmen students find during their first year that it is difficult to go home in order to receive primary care from their normal doctor. Covenant HealthCare has five MedExpress clinics in the Great Lakes Bay Region that offer primary care, among other services. For SVSU students, there is an on-campus MedExpress, also referred to as the University Health Center. The MedExpress is a convenient option for students who are not originally from the Saginaw area or are already on campus when they need health care. It can be found at 2970 Pierce Road, at the corner of Pierce and Bay and across from 7-Eleven. Some services include care for illnesses and minor injuries; allergy shots; immunizations; X-rays; lab work; and physical examinations. A full list of services can be found at universityhealthcenter. The MedExpress is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. On holidays, it is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of Christmas, on which it is closed. Students can make appointments, but walk-ins are welcome to the MedExpress during hours of operation as well. While fees vary upon the care provided, the basic office visit is $20. Additional charges may be

required for lab work, X-rays or other special procedures. Outstanding payments are due at the time of the visit and can be made through cash, credit card, check or through the student’s health insurance provider. It is also possible for the balance to be billed to the student’s SVSU Cardinal Direct account. Most insurance plans are accepted at the MedExpress. Copies of the insurance card will be kept on record to ensure proper billing for students. Students should bring their student ID, insurance card (if they have health insurance), and another form of government I.D. If the student is found to need more emergency care, the MedExpress is connected to the Covenant Emergency Care Center and will be able to provide a direct line to Mobile Medical Response (MMR) for transport. The center is staffed by board-certified physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and lab technicians. In addition to care, the center will also send records of treatment to the student’s normal physician or help them find a physician in the area if they do not have one. Additional questions can be answered by visiting the MedExpress or calling 989–583– 0285.

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Ryder Center: The hub of recreation


he Ryder Center houses a fitness center with free weights, exercise machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and much more. There is much more to the Ryder Center than just the fitness center, though.

There is a recreation center attached to the fitness center that offers basketball and volleyball courts as well as a small track for people to run on. There is the James E. O’Neill Arena that hosts the men’s and women’s basketball teams with 60,000 square feet and two wood courts. There is also a track around the large arena, which also hosts several events, including the Relay for Life hosted by the SVSU chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. Additionally, the Hamilton Gymnasium hosts the SVSU volleyball team for its home matches. Another part of the Ryder Center is the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center, which is an eightlane, 50-meter pool that offers open hours for students to utilize. One of the newest additions is the Fieldhouse, which is the second of its kind to be built by a NCAA Division II school. It has an 85-yard football field with field turf surface and a 300-meter indoor track. The building is used by multiple sports teams for yearround practices and also hosts several events throughout the year, including track meets. The Fieldhouse also has open hours for students and is a great place to meet up with friends. The hours of the Ryder Center are typically 6:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with the pool having its own special hours. Those hours do change, however, depending on holidays and the time of year.

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Local directory Apartments Alderwood Estates

(989) 667-1358 4015 Cambria Drive Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (20 minutes from campus)

Arbor Trails

(877) 822-9226 3289 Schust Rd. Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (9 minutes from campus)

Bay Manor Apartments (989) 684-7450 3465 Kiesel Road Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (15 minutes from campus)

Bay Valley Harbor

(989) 684-2298 2486 North Harbor Drive Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (10 minutes from campus)

Campus Village

(989) 790-1690 2131 Campus Village Ave. Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat: Noon - 4 p.m.

Heritage Arms

(989) 631-6020 6123 Eastman Ave., Midland Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (25 minutes from campus)

Meadows Apartments

(989) 695-6811 8321 Webster Rd., Freeland (10 minutes from campus)

Orchard Manor

(989) 671-0786 4730 Orchard Manor Blvd. Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (17 minutes from campus)

Township Court

(989) 341-5249 295 North Colony Drive (20 minutes from campus)

Township Square

(989) 341-5250 5095 Bennington Drive (12 minutes from campus)

Bars & Restaurants (*) denotes delivery to campus Applebee’s

(989) 793-0119 2260 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. – midnight Sun: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - midnight

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“Rub my nose for good luck!” – Tadeusz Kosciuszko (first floor of Wickes) Cardinal Deli (*)

(989) 249-8005 6985 Bay Rd. Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun: Closed

Chen’s Mongolian Grill

(989) 401-3633 4837 Bay Rd. Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


(989) 484-9603 2721 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Sun: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Coco Loco

(989) 791-1111 4002 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - midnight

Common Grind

(989) 702-2060 2930 Pierce Rd. Sun-Sat: 11 a.m. - 8p.m.

Famous Dave’s BBQ

(989) 797-7675 5665 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Forbidden City

(989) 799-9340 4024 Bay Rd. Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: Noon - 9 p.m.

G’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill (989) 401-4774 3823 Bay Rd. Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - midnight Sun: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Hamilton Street Pub

Heck’s Bar

(989) 754-2881 555 Shattuck Rd.

Hello Sushi

(989) 790-0022 2575 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Sat: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Sun: Closed

Hunan Restaurant

(989) 792-0303 3109 Bay Plaza Dr. Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri- Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: Noon - 9 p.m.

Hungry Howie’s (*) (989) 792-6300 3576 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.


(989) 790-7340 2255 Tittabawassee Rd. Open 24 hours

Jet’s Pizza (*)

(989) 497-7777 5695 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. - midnight

Jimmy John’s (*)

(989) 249-9000 4480 Bay Rd. Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Little Caesars (*)

(989) 790-3546 3720 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Logan’s Roadhouse

(989) 790-3803 2697 Tittabawassee Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

(989) 790-8199 308 S. Hamilton St. Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sat: 3 p.m. - 2 p.m. Sun: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Los Cuatro Amigos

Harvey’s Grill & Bar

(989) 799-8383 3982 Bay Rd. Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

(989) 401-4424 3055 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - midnight Sun: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

(989) 799-1700 4570 Bay Rd Sun-Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

New China Restaurant

Olive Garden

(989) 790-2288 3630 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Panera Bread

(989) 799-1322 2710 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Sat: 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sun: 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Pierce Road Bar & Grill (989) 401-3590 2903 Pierce Rd. Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sun: Noon - 8 p.m.

Pizza Hut

(989) 790-3390 3199 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


(989) 497-9800 5165 Bay Rd. Mon-Sat: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


(989) 399-1540 3588 Bay Rd. Sun-Thurs: 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri-Sat: 10:30 a.m. - midnight


(989) 249-9988 2720 Bay Rd. Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun: Closed

Savoy Bar & Grill

(989) 754-9660 127 S. Franklin St. Sun-Thusr: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fri-Sat: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Teppanyaki Grill

(989) 793-0888 3210 Bay Rd. Mon-Thur: 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sun: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

TGI Friday’s

(989) 497-8443 2775 Tittabawassee Rd. Mon-Sun: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.


(989) 792-1113 1029 Gratiot Ave. Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Tropical Smoothie Café (989) 249-0499 5815 Bay Rd. #700 Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

(989) 401-7762 4960 Towne Centre Rd. Mon-Thurs: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Fri-Sat: 6 a.m. - midnight Sun: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

White’s Bar

(989) 792-2631 2609 State St.

Yogurt Yeti

(989) 401-2410 2903 Pierce Rd. Mon-Sun: Noon - 9 p.m.

Nail & Hair Salons 5 Star Nails (989) 667-6488 4077 N. Euclid Ave., Bay City Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Don Angelos Salon & Spa 15 East Main St., Bay City Mon & Sat: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues-Thurs: 9 a.m. - 9p.m.

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Envy Salon & Spa

First Free Methodist

(989) 792-2240 3545 Bay Rd., Saginaw Tues: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(989) 799-2930 2625 N. Center Rd., Saginaw

Regis Salon (Saginaw)

Greater All Nations Prayer Tower

(989) 793-1700 4781 Fashion Square Mall Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun: Noon - 6 p.m.

Rock Your Locks (989) 799-1455 422 Court St., Saginaw Tues-Fri: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat: 9 a..m - 4 p.m.

Salon Decadence

(989) 791-2099 3662 Bay Rd., Saginaw Tues: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wed - Fri: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Places of Worship Bay Valley Christian Church (989) 686-0900 2535 E. Wilder Rd., Bay City

Bodhi Mind Zen

(989) 574-8097 1015 Court St., Saginaw

Church in Drive

(989) 220-2017 3073 Bay Plaza Dr., Saginaw

Countryside Trinity Church (989) 793-0125 4690 Weiss St., Saginaw

Faith Evangelical Lutheran

First Presbyterian Church (989) 793-9890 121 S. Harrison St., Saginaw

(989) 754-7311 608 S. 20th St., Saginaw

Hopevale Church (989) 793-3122 4873 N Center Rd, Saginaw

Christian Reformed Church

State Street Methodist

(989) 792-2465 6045 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw

(989) 792-3931 3617 Mackinaw St., Saginaw

Saginaw Valley Community Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran

(989) 752-4769 3660 Hermansau Rd., Saginaw

Saginaw Valley Church of the Nazarene (989) 754-2000 1815 Tittabawassee Rd., Saginaw

(989) 799-3271 2745 W. Genesee Ave., Saginaw

St. Thomas Aquinas (989) 799-2460 5376 State St., Saginaw

Zion Missionary

(989) 754-9621 721 Johnson St., Saginaw

Islamic Center of Saginaw

(989) 249-4278 4300 N. Center Rd., Saginaw (989) 752-3531 114 N. 4th Ave., Saginaw

Kochville United

(989) 792-2321 6030 Bay Rd., Saginaw

Mid Michigan Singh Sabha (989) 401-6258 9700 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw

Mt. Olive Baptist Church (989) 752-8064 1114 N. 6th St., Saginaw

New Galilee Full Gospel (989) 753-8786 1722 Sanford St, Saginaw

(989) 799-0162 4432 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw

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For more information on this event please contact the office of orientation programs at 989.964.4070

Mandatory for all incoming freshman. This event includes convocation and an opportunity to meet with faculty and fellow students in your program of study.

This event also kicks off Fresh Start Weekend, so plan to stick around Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday! The Valley Vanguard | 32

Vol.50 Orientation Issue  
Vol.50 Orientation Issue