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Chemistry and the fingerprints of God: How new chemistry professor found SAU

By Caralyn Geyer For college students, it can be typical to wonder, “How in the world did I get here?” Many students question life and seek answers to thought-provoking questions, searching for purpose and meaning throughout those first few years. It can leave many students asking themselves, “Does anyone else feel the way that I do?” Michael Nydegger asked himself these same questions as a college student at Southwest State University in Minnesota. Looking back, he said he never would have pictured

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Sioux spears, Curious George poems and a scary-looking dissertation: an inside look at Carol Green’s office

By Kayla Williamson Across from the President’s office and past three cubicles lies the office of a Texan who likes snow. Inside, you can find an array of history books including an intimidating leather binder-bound version of a dissertation. Leaning against the shelves of books sits a Sioux spear. Framed on the desk are pictures of three girls and a Curious George quote about adventuring into the unknown.

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New Wi-Fi installed on campus and other tech news

By Kayla Williamson Over the summer, the Information Services team launched a $1 million project to overhaul Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) Wi-Fi network. Completely funded by the Information Services budget, this network rebuild replaces every Wi-Fi box on campus and more than doubles the number of access points on campus. This means Wi-Fi signals should range farther and be stronger across campus. The dorms’ boxes have already been

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Pranks, Pizza and Preaching: When Faculty were Freshmen

By Luke Richardson and Emily Spencer Finding out some of our professors went to Spring Arbor University (SAU) as college students is like that time in first grade when you found out your teacher doesn’t actually live at school. Here are some stories from when professors and faculty really did live at school. Mary Darling, Associate Professor of Communication    Mary Darling transferred to Spring Arbor for her second year of college and did not know what to expect. “It was the

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New Microbiology Lab: Weatherwax Foundation Sponsors Upgrade

By Nathaniel Salsbury The Department of Biology and Chemistry upgraded one of its labs in Whiteman-Gibbs over the summer to create a more modern environment thanks to donors and a grant. Spring Arbor University (SAU) decided a renovation was needed because Whiteman-Gibbs was built nearly 50 years ago. “The facilities are older than I would like and so I’m rejoicing that we have a

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Sand, turf and sweat: Intramural season has arrived

By Celeste Fendt At Spring Arbor University (SAU), intramurals are not all about winning. They are recreational sports outside of the school’s athletic department meant to bring people together and grow the community.  In addition to the healthy competition, intramurals promote exercise and outreach among students, since students from all grades can participate, including commuters. “Our goal is to foster community and bring people together from different areas of campus to

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