Our students already have been active in community and volunteer service this semester, including two recent examples over the weekend. Track and field student-athletes assisted with the Run for your Heart event by the MCVI Foundation and Saginaw YMCA, and geography students cleaned the Bay City State Recreation Area.
The SVSU Board of Fellows meets this week. These prominent citizens from across the region and beyond serve as SVSU ambassadors in a variety of settings and inform the university about important developments in their professions and communities. We are fortunate to have these friends. A list of those who serve on the board can be found at their Website. If you see them, please thank them for their service.
As you may have seen, the Secretary of State mobile branch office visited campus last week to register students to vote for the November election. While the university cannot take political positions or endorse candidates, many of our colleagues will be actively campaigning this fall. This is appropriate, provided that they do so as private citizens. In addition to the partisan races, there are a great many ballot initiatives in Michigan this year, I encourage students, faculty and staff to become informed on these important issues.