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Environmental luncheon opens doors for students

Published November 24, 2013

About 30 people gathered Friday in the Kirkhof Center for the first annual Environmental Employers Luncheon sponsored by the Environmental Studies department at Grand Valley State University.



Bigger strides toward sustainability

Published November 20, 2013

While most of the Grand Valley State University community headed home to celebrate the Lakers win on Saturday 12 volunteers from GVSUs Green Team stayed behind to clean up Lubbers Stadium by composting and recycling waste left from the football game.



VegOut raises awareness of sustainable living

Published November 17, 2013

Professor Roger Gilles and his wife Sue Stauffacher a children8217s book writer spoke Saturday before Grand Valley State University students on the importance of locally grown food and a plant-based diet.



Computing careers on the rise

Published October 29, 2013

Enrollment in Grand Valley State University8217s Padnos College of Engineering and Computing has increased by 14 percent in the past year and some of that increase comes from the School of Computing and Information Systems.Our enrollments have been climbing over the past five to seven years said David Lange an instructor in the CIS program at GVSU.



Chemistry department brings in renowned chemist

Published October 27, 2013

Renowned chemist W. Carl Lineberger who studies the application of lasers to problems in chemical physics will speak Tuesday and Wednesday at the Grand Valley State University Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry.



Chemist lectureship offers GV students opportunity

Published October 27, 2013

Renowned chemist W. Carl Lineberger who studies the application of lasers to problems in chemical physics will speak Tuesday and Wednesday at the Grand Valley State University Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry.



Animal cognition conference seeks student submissions

Published October 23, 2013

The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy has invited Grand Valley State University students to submit abstracts for the chance to be selected for a 10-minute presentation on animal sentience at the upcoming Science of Animal Thinking and Emotion Conference to be held in Washington D.C. next March.



Green Up

Published October 20, 2013

Grand Valley State University will host the fifth annual GreenUp conference Wednesday and Thursday in the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus.



GVSU alumna talks local food movement

Published October 20, 2013

About 50 people gathered at Grand Valley State University to hear Lisa Rose Starner a GVSU alumna talk about her experiences promoting sustainable and affordable food movements in the West Michigan area.



Taken for granted

Published October 16, 2013

Nearly lost amid Grand Valley State Universitys Homecoming festivities 10 students gathered Tuesday in the Pere Marquette room of the Kirkhof Center to learn about the plight of those in the world without access to clean water.



Day at the farm

Published October 13, 2013

Climbing trees throwing darts catching bugs and swinging in hammocksthese are not the things that typically come to mind when people think about Grand Valley State University.



Growing abroad

Published October 9, 2013

GVSU Study Abroad adds new partnershipsMore than 1000 students attended Grand Valley State Universitys annual Study Abroad Fair which was hosted by the Padnos International Center in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center on Tuesday.



Food for thought

Published October 6, 2013

Grand Valley State University will host Timothy Young president of Food For Thought Inc. to discuss how his company is working with local food companies to support local organic agriculture and farmland preservation. Established in 1995 Food For Thought is located on an organic farm and a green building that Young built on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.



Interfaith panel to discuss sustainability

Published October 2, 2013

Grand Valley State University in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County will be hosting the first interfaith panel in Grand Rapids to discuss environmental sustainability.



Brain drain

Published September 29, 2013

With Apples recent release of iOS7 and rumors of the iPhone 6 in the making the use of cellphones has continued to rise and with it so has the use of digital technology in general. This surge is making some doctors concerned about the effects of digital technology on the human brain specifically memory functions.



GVSU, community college reverse transfer agreements a 'win-win'

Published September 25, 2013

Grand Valley State University has signed reverse transfer agreements with 22 community colleges in the state and 15 of those agreements have been signed since March of this year.



Farm Club harvests crops

Published September 22, 2013

Nearly 40 people gathered Friday at the Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project for three hours of volunteer work that culminated in the sixth annual Farm Club Harvest Party.



Healthy Ideas

Published September 11, 2013

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University will be hosting the sixth annual West Michigan Interprofessional Education Conference called High Quality Lower Cost the Case for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.



AWRI goes Blue

Published September 8, 2013

The Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University has been awarded a one-year 75000 grant by the C.S.



AWRI receives grant to study bacteria

Published September 4, 2013

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awarded a 32000 grant to the Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University to fund research on the cyanobacterium gloeotrichia in Silver Lake.