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Grant awarded to help science and engineering program

(06/23/11 12:54pm)

Grand Valley State University has secured a grant that will provide 30 scholarships for each of the next five years to students in the science or engineering fields. As an extension to the existing Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, this $600,000 grant will help students that are in their final two years of a bachelor’s degree.


GV names Menon as CLAS associate dean

(07/15/11 10:25am)

Shaily Menon will be moving from her position as biology professor to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean of Professional Development and Administration. Menon has been with Grand Valley State University since 1998 and has held several different positions including coordinator of the Natural Resource Management Program and biology department chair.


Once Upon a Dream

(08/31/11 10:29pm)

The display showcases a number of pieces from Grand Valley State University's Australian Aboriginal art collection, "Jukurrpa: Aboriginal Dream Paintings," including several paintings on canvas and one painted on a slab of bark, all painted by Aborigine people. "Dreaming to the Aboriginals means storytelling," said Henry Matthews, director of Galleries and Collections at GVSU. "It's a way of communicating stories."