News briefs 3/12/18

| 3/12/18 2:15am

Associate VP for facilities planning announces retirement

James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at Grand Valley State University, announced his intention to retire on Saturday, March 31.

Moyer has been at GVSU since 1996. Since then, he has served as the director of facilities planning. Moyer also has served as a member of GVSU President Thomas Haas' cabinet.

There will be a reception to honor Moyer on Wednesday, March 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Alumni House, located on GVSU's Allendale Campus. 

Karen Ingle will assume the role of associate vice president for facilities planning on Sunday, April 1. Ingle has also been at GVSU since 1996 and has served as a senior project manager and team leader for facilities planning.

DeHaan promoted to director of public safety

Capt. Brandon DeHaan of the Grand Valley State University Police Department has been named director of public safety at GVSU, the university announced Tuesday, March 6. 

DeHaan has served as GVPD acting director since October 2017. He joined GVPD in 1987, serving as an officer before being promoted to sergeant in 1997. In 2004, DeHaan was promoted to assistant director of public safety services. DeHaan also currently serves as Clery compliance officer at GVSU.

"Captain DeHaan is highly experienced and his longtime service and leadership in the department have been recognized by our campus community," said D. Scott Richardson, retiring acting vice president for finance and administration at GVSU to GVNow. "We are confident that he will continue to move us forward in providing a safe learning and living environment for the entire Grand Valley community."

TEDxGVSU taking place this Friday

The TEDxGVSU event will take place Friday, March 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium, located on Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus.

The theme of this year's event is "Shape." Tickets for the event cost $20 and include admission, a T-shirt and hors d'oeuvres.

Workshop on managing microaggressions taking place

A workshop focused on addressing microaggressions will take place Monday, March 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Rooms 2215/16. 

The workshop, titled "Managing and Addressing Micro-Aggressions: Tools and Strategies," will be led by Hsiao-Wen Lo, a licensed psychologist. The event is both LIB 100- and 201-approved. For more information, visit

The event is sponsored by the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Summer Job Fair taking place

The Grand Valley State University Career Center and Student Employment Office will host a Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Hall Atrium. 

Over 40 different organizations will be present at the fair, which will give GVSU students seeking summer internships a chance to reach out to businesses associated with health care, business, recreation, education, manufacturing and more.

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