The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University has announced it will be hiring local entrepreneur Bill Holsinger-Robinson as chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the university. "He is one of the most foreword thinking entrepreneurs from the business and social entrepreneurship side and is at the forefront of thinking," said Jeff Chamberlain, director of the Honors College.
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Coming in fall 2015, Grand Valley State University will be completing construction on a new science building located on the Allendale Campus equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices. "Think of this as an addition to Padnos Hall but it's across the street," said Matt McLogan, vice president of university relations.
In the wake of the passing of President Barack Obama’s new healthcare reform bill, the Affordable Care Act, Grand Valley State University is changing its insurance policies to meet the new rules and regulations needed to provide students with proper insurance. “The 2011-2012 policy was a $50,000 policy and the 2012-2013 policy is a $100,000 policy,” said Candy Mears, an account manager for GVSU’s Student Assurance Services.
For the first time, Grand Valley State University will host the Alliance for Nonprofit Management 2012 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “We are very proud to host the conference for the first time in Grand Rapids,” said Senior Program Advisor Terry Horton.
The Discovery Channel will be featuring Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) during an upcoming episode of the Profile Series.
Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center has partnered with the Women and Gender Study program to start the Women’s Leadership House on GVSU’s Allendale Campus. “The overall purpose of the house is to build a community for women leaders,” said Jo Ann Wassenaar, associate director of the Women’s Center.
Parking permits, parking meters, and restricted parking are all options to help local residents deal with parking problems near Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Kristi DeKraker, executive director of the Belknap Lookout Neighborhood Association said that the parking problem has been a issue for some time now. “It has been a reoccurring issue since 2001 with the building of the Cook-DeVos Center,” DeKraker said.
Rocks, dandelions, hugs, and the occasional random, innocent one-liner are all part of the territory for Sharalle Arnold, the director of Grand Valley State University’s Children’s Enrichment Center.
As students return to classes for the fall semester, some will do so not knowing the differences between Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus and the Pew Campus - and if you ask Russell Wolff, director of the Pew Campus Security and Regional Centers, there is one.
The housing scene near Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus will be getting a facelift following the approval by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission to demolish seven houses on Seward Ave.
With the Nov. 6 presidential election around the corner, Grand Valley State University is doing what it can to encourage students to get out and vote. Lupe Ramos-Montigny, chairperson on the committee to honor César Chávez, visited GVSU in conjunction with the National Latino American Heritage Month to encourage students to educate themselves about the candidates and make a difference by voting.
Due to jurisdiction differences and the overall cost of starting a new police department, the Grand Valley Police Department will continue to cover the Allendale Campus while security officers will focus on the Pew Campus.
Grand Valley State University and Enterprise have teamed up to bring WeCar car sharing to Allendale Campus. The program will allow students, faculty and staff of the school the ability to rent a car while on campus.
Idea Pitch is returning to Grand Valley State University for the eighth year and will feature anywhere from 20 and 80 students pitching their ideas to a panel of judges. “Idea Pitch is a catalyst to get students to think about their ideas,” said Miles Smith, President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Due to discrepancies between both U.S. Senate candidates, Grand Valley State University’s biyearly U.S. Senate debate will be put on hold until both parties can agree to the terms and dates of the event.
Grand Valley State University has placed 22nd out of 100 Division II colleges and universities for academic performance by student athletes in a ranking compiled by the National Collegiate Scouting Association.
Grand Valley State University’s homecoming game against Northwood University marked the universities first attempt at a zero waste football game. “We haven’t tallied the numbers yet but based on the fact that some items can’t be composted or recycled, we were pretty close to accomplishing our goals,” said Josh Lycka, member of the Student Environmental Coalition.
What began in 2005 with the signing of the Community Sustainability Partnership, has lead Grand Rapids to be named the most sustainable midsize city in the nation, and Grand Valley State University to strive to improve in the area of sustainability.
Grand Valley State University’s E. Miles Wilson, director of philanthropic and nonprofit services at the Dorothy A.
Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center played host to a pre-election panel discussion to debate and discuss different issues on the public’s minds leading up to the election.