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GV takes on four new charter schools

Published May 5, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Board of Trustees met April 29 to approve a new masters of public health degree program and authorization for Covenant House Grand Rapids and three other statewide charter schools.

Groundbreaking kicks of new science building construction

Published April 17, 2013

Faculty alumni and students came out during an overcast afternoon on April 15 to witness the groundbreaking for Grand Valley State Universitys new Allendale Science Laboratory Building.Lead by GVSU President Thomas J.

An afternoon with the first ladies

Published April 10, 2013

Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush visited the Grand Rapids area on April 8 to celebrate the role of the first ladies in the United States.

MONEY MATTERS: The College Graduate Edition

Published April 7, 2013

PART 1Daniel Shannahan is the assistant director in the Financial Aid Office and he said the first step is to fully understand the different aspects of a students loans.The first thing I would recommend that students do with regards to preparing to repay their student loans is to make sure they have a solid understanding of the types and amounts of loans they have borrowed Shannahan said.

Students protest Gov. Snyder’s upcoming visit

Published March 27, 2013

With commencement less than a month away a group of students at Grand Valley State University have taken to protesting the descision to have Michigan Governor Richard Snyder as this years commencement speaker.The announcement was made at the Feb.

Soccer opens up the spring season with a win

Published March 24, 2013

On the heels of 20-2-3 season that saw the Lakers playing in the semifinal game the team kicked off their spring soccer season with a 1-0 win over Loyola University.

GV’s marching band shows off new uniforms

Published March 24, 2013

As the Grand Valley Marching Band continues to expand and push the 200 member barrier they will be doing so wearing new uniforms for the first time in over 10 years.

Medical students save lives in Grand Rapids

Published March 17, 2013

Khai Le and Isaac Billings are just like any other Grand Valley State University students.Le is 22 years old has a bachelors degree from GVSU and will be returning in May to continue his education in the medical field.

Holocaust survivor shares struggle at Hillel event

Published February 27, 2013

Students faculty and community members filled the Grand River Room to hear guest speaker Martin Lowenberg part of Genocide Awareness Night hosted and organized by the Grand Valley State University student organization Hillel.

Convocation rewards outstanding GVSU faculty

Published February 10, 2013

Over two hundred faculty staff and spectators filled the Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium Thursday afternoon for Grand Valley State Universitys 2013 Faculty Awards Convocation Ceremony.

Finding relief from your financial stress

Published February 10, 2013

Six months ago before students at Grand Valley State University singing up for CHM 441 Advanced Organic Chemistry BIO 426 Nucleic Acids Laboratory and MTH 465 Automata and Theory of Computation sounded like a good idea. So while youre second-guessing those academic overachievements now that youve also thrown other work extracirriculars and your increasingly non-existent social life into the mix remember not to forget to pay your bills.

Published February 10, 2013

GVL Austin MetzRobert Adams Keynote speaker and recipient of the 8220GVSU Outstanding University Service Award8221 for 2013.

Scholarship benefits GVSU faculty

Published February 6, 2013

For faculty at Grand Valley State University who are interested in applying for a sabbatical leave in the next few years the Fulbright awards provide another option to help expand the classroom-teaching experience.Mark Schaub GVSUs campus representative for the Fulbright awards will be holding a Faculty Fulbright Information Session and Reception on March 15 2013 at the University Club.Fulbright grants were started a couple of decades ago and were named after Senator Fulbright and they really started with U.S.

Tag, you’re it:

Published February 3, 2013

For the third straight year TedxGrandRapids will be looking for the top creative minds around Grand Rapids for a day-long conference created by Grand Valley State Universitys own Bill Holsinger-Robinson.

Student group visits presidential Inauguration

Published January 23, 2013

One broken window a snow storm and sleeping on the side of the road all couldnt stop members of Grand Valley State Universitys National Association for the Advancement of Colored People student organization from seeing President Barack Obamas second Inauguration event.The Monday before the Inauguration his the presidents office called from D.C.

Conference prepares students for professional careers

Published January 23, 2013

As students prepare to make the transition from college student to real world professional there are going to be many tricks of the trade they need to figure out.


Published January 20, 2013

Grand Valley State University students faculty and staff will gather on the front steps of Allendales Zumberge Library today at 1 p.m.

University set to replace student organization software

Published January 13, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Student Life department is working to switch online student organization platforms from what is now known as Stuey to the third-party company Orgsync.

Save money with the little things

Published January 13, 2013

The 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement annual results reported that 60 percent of first-year students are worried about having enough money for regular expenses and 62 percent of seniors had the same concern.

Benefit game a success

Published December 9, 2012

In front of a packed Kelly Family Sports Center Grand Valley State Universitys mens Lacrosse team handed Davenport University a hard fought 16-14 defeat.It was a great back and forth battle there were lots of forced turnovers lots of goals in transition and lots of back and forth battling said senior Jake Seiler.