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Women’s hockey takes home two game sweep

Published January 20, 2013

Taking nothing for granted after an embarrassing defeat earlier in the season to the University of Wisconsin the Grand Valley State University womens club hockey team dominated the Badgers in a two-game weekend sweep.The Lakers improved to 12-7-1 after Sundays 4-1 win over Wisconsin.

Provisional marks met by men, women during Bob Eubanks Open

Published January 13, 2013

It was a successful weekend inside the Kelly Family Sports Center for the Grand Valley State University mens and womens track teams. The top-ranked women coming off of a national championship in 2012 hit nine qualifying marks on Friday at the Bob Eubanks Open.

Dodgeball club earns No. 6 NCDA ranking

Published January 9, 2013

The Grand Valley State University dodgeball club rolls into the winter semester with an impressive 4-1 mark through the first half of play good enough to earn the club the nations No.

SVO, GV Cheer team up for Veterans

Published November 11, 2012

The Grand Valley State University Cheer Team and the Student Veterans Organization have joined forces to bring smiles 8211 and cheers 8211 to local veterans.

GV hosts Hispanic conference, makes history

Published November 4, 2012

Grand Valley State University will play host to the 22nd International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture conference next week making history in the process.

Movement Science House offers new academic hub

Published September 30, 2012

Always moving moving always 8211 thats the motto typically associated with the Movement Science program at Grand Valley State University. That mantra seems to hold true with the programs latest venture a grassroots effort to create an academic community that houses movement science majors from its four disciplines within the first floor of the South D Apartment complex.

G3 comes to GV

Published November 30, 2011

Students participating in summer courses at Grand Valley State University in the summer of 2012 will share campus space will an influx of children and grandparents at least for one weekend.

Student Veterans Writing Workshop to develop skills for student vets

Published November 13, 2011

Grand Valley State University will provide a student veterans writing workshop project to help student veterans improve their writing from a multifaceted approach.

Minority enrollment on the rise, but GV still trails

Published October 26, 2011

The amount of students of color on campus is increasing at Grand Valley State University up to a total of 3349 or 13.6 percent of the universities8217 total undergraduate and graduate Fall 2011 enrollment of 24662.

CTS resolves most Internet issues

Published October 19, 2011

About a month ago students were having difficulties accessing the Internet on campus but Grand Valley State University8217s Computing and Technology Support office said the Web should be relatively easy to connect to once more.

IA report shows white majority at GVSU

Published October 12, 2011

The student population at Grand Valley State University has maintained its predominantly white ethnic background according to data from the Office of Institutional Analysis IA.

Lakers sweep ACHA DII Showcase games in St. Louis

Published October 9, 2011

ST. LOUIS 8212 A Compass Coach bus sat outside Georgetown Ice Arena in Allendale at 1130 p.m. Thursday waiting to take the Grand Valley State University club hockey team on an eight-hour ride to St. Louis for the ACHA Division II Showcase a 20-team affair where each school would play three games in three days.

Media piracy slowly sinking at GV

Published October 2, 2011

That was the message that the Information Technology department at Grand Valley State University sent out on Sept. 20 in its annual email addressed to all registered students warning them of the dangers of illegal downloads of music and movie files especially over GVSU8217s network.

Writing Center consultations on the rise

Published September 28, 2011

As the seasons change and the trees begin to shed their leaves the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors more commonly known as the Grand Valley State University Writing Center WC is in the midst of a major growth spurt.

16 years and counting

Published September 25, 2011

In the 51 years of Grand Valley State University8217s history the university has never seen a growth rate as great as it has experienced in recent years. In the past two decades GVSU went from a relatively small school of about 11000 students to a university of more than 24000 students.

Web of despair

Published September 18, 2011

Long waiting periods to get connected to the campus Internet and frequent disconnects have left Grand Valley State University students frustrated and confused with a new system that was supposed to make life easier.

Hispanic Heritage Month to kick off Thursday

Published September 11, 2011

The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration kicks off Thursday with a new look this year focusing on trending issues such as immigration and health care while addressing and celebrating the cultural similarities and differences of Latin America and the U.S.

Haas, Losey reflect on 50th anniversary

Published September 7, 2011

Although the 50th anniversary has concluded at Grand Valley State University one year later the celebration lives on.

Veterans offered chance to make, share history at GV

Published August 31, 2011

Grand Valley State University is often promoted as a safety-conscious university and with the number of military veterans on campus rising over the past three years it8217s likely to stay that way.The Student Veterans Organization at GVSU headed by President Eric Cederholm has also been helping to welcome veterans to campus and provide answers to challenging questions.

2B Yatch crucial to GV's success

Published April 20, 2011

Every time Grand Valley State University second baseman Garrett Yatch steps up to the plate he knows he still has some big shoes to fill. After all last year8217s second baseman All-American Kyle Gendron was 6-foot-1-inches tall and weighed 190 pounds.