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SVSU Honors Retirees

SVSU Honors Retirees

The SVSU Board of Control granted emeritus status to three individuals who have announced their plans to retire from SVSU: Merry Jo Brandimore, Gene Hamilton, and Gladys Zubulake; Brandimore and Hamilton also will have buildings named in their honor, following Board action. Hamilton has served SVSU in a variety of...

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SVSU to Offer New Degree: Master of Arts – Public Administration

SVSU to Offer New Degree: Master of Arts – Public Administration

Saginaw Valley State University has approved a new graduate degree program and will enroll students for the Master of Arts – Public Administration program, beginning with the upcoming fall semester. The program is geared toward students who have completed bachelor’s degrees and are interested in careers or seeking advancement in...

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Midland Chamber of Commerce Joins CMURC Program to Encourage Regionalism for Entrepreneurs

Midland Chamber of Commerce Joins CMURC Program to Encourage Regionalism for Entrepreneurs

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., June 15, 2016 –Collaboration efforts continue to strengthen the connectivity between entrepreneurs and the business community across the Great Lakes Bay Region. The most recent partnership led by Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC), adds the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce to three other chambers including Bay,...

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Celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Saginaw MAX System of Care

Celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Saginaw MAX System of Care Hot

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans every year, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. While mental illness is never easy, it is treatable and recovery is possible. However, for the roughly 16.3% of adults in the United States Hispanic community that are affected by mental illness,...

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Extreme Heat Safety

Extreme Heat Safety

With temperatures expected to climb this time of year, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health is advising residents of the health risks associated with extreme temperatures and preventive measures they can take to stay safe. Any time temperatures are in the upper 80s and above, body temperature can rise...

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Meet Kujuanna Ray, Founder and Owner of U Me Paint Experience

Meet Kujuanna Ray, Founder and Owner of U Me Paint Experience

Kujuanna A. Ray is the founder and owner of U Me Paint – an upscale therapeutic environment that allows everyone to unleash their inner artist. Customers enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and create a colorful masterpiece with the guidance of experienced local artists. U Me Paint is Saginaw’ s newest experience!...

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Horn Hometown Tours: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Horn Hometown Tours: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn’s latest stop on his Hometown Jobs tour took him to his hometown of Frankenmuth, Michigan’s own Bavarian city, for part one of a special three-part series. The first stop in Frankenmuth was at the legendary Bavarian Inn, which holds a great deal of...

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SCF Awards $25,000 Grant and More at 2016 Annual Celebration

SCF Awards $25,000 Grant and More at 2016 Annual Celebration

Saginaw, Mich. – The Saginaw Community Foundation hosted its 2016 Annual Celebration on Monday, June 13 at New Beginnings Enrichment Center, 2609 E. Genesee Ave., Saginaw. An estimated crowd of 235 people were in attendance. During this year’s celebration, Saginaw Community Foundation announced the 2016 Community Improvement Initiative grant recipient....

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MB Celebrates 14 Years!
For a community to grow, it must be willing to engage in important – and sometimes difficult – conversations. Only then can we realize our full potential. I salute The Michigan Banner for providing a valuable forum for our community to have these conversations and better understand one another.
Don Bachand
President
Saginaw Valley State University