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Students sneak a peek at Mary Idema Pew Library

Published April 17, 2013

Grand Valley State University students faculty and staff had the chance to sneak a peek at the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons before the newly constructed library officially opens.



GV Raises over $80,000 at Relay for Life

Published April 14, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys eleventh annual Relay for Life raised over 80000 in the fight to find a cure for cancer over the weekend.



GVSU prepares to fight cancer

Published April 10, 2013

Grand Valley State University is preparing to fight cancer again with the 2013 Relay for Life. Relay will take place April 12 from 6 p.m.



GV promotes alcohol awareness

Published April 7, 2013

As final exam stress creeps up at Grand Valley State University campus leaders are raising awareness about alcohol abuse affects and responsible consumption as some students might turn to alcohol for a release.



Student obligations crowd schedules as finals week approaches

Published April 3, 2013

With finals looming and another semester quickly coming to an end many Grand Valley State University students have reached a new level of stress.



Nobel Prize winner to address chemistry students

Published March 31, 2013

Grand Valley State University will host an award-winning researcher in the field of chemistry during an Ott Lectureship in Chemistry lecture.



GV continues work on 2011 Campus Climate survey

Published March 27, 2013

Work continues on Grand Valley State Universitys annual climate survey designed for learning about students staff and facultys experiences on campus. The university-wide survey was conducted over two years ago but GVSU faculty are still analyzing and interpreting answers.



University handles student registration problems

Published March 24, 2013

Waking up at 630 a.m. with course registration numbers in hand and with high hopes of open seats and no early morning classes many students have completed registration for yet another year at Grand Valley State University.



GV Celebrates Ceasar Chavez

Published March 20, 2013

On a snowy Wednesday afternoon more than 30 Grand Valley State University students and faculty including President Thomas Haas gathered in front of Zumberge Library to honor the memory and work of Csar Chvez through a silent march.



GV students, professors audit classes

Published March 17, 2013

For many Grand Valley State University students playing hookey and slacking on assignments can become a frequent problems.



Health field representatives to visit GVSU

Published March 10, 2013

On March 14 Grand Valley State University students will get the opportunity to see first hand what it takes to enter the world of health-related professional schools.



Women’s Center fights stereotypes, promotes diversity

Published February 27, 2013

Breaking stereotypes inclusive faculty and diverse role models were some of the main topics discussed during Grand Valley State Universitys Asian Women in Higher Education talk Feb.



Educational programs, free screenings to be held on GVSU campuses for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Published February 24, 2013

Through a series of programs hosted by Grand Valley State University organizations and on-campus centers university leaders hope to bring awareness to students about eating disorders and food habits during this years National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.



GVSU to discuss role of Asian women in higher ed

Published February 24, 2013

As part of its larger Fireside Chat series the Grand Valley State Universitys Womens Center will host an event that aims to create thoughtful discussion about the role of Asian women in the world of U.S.



GVSU organization promotes volunteering, breaks stereotypes

Published February 20, 2013

Volunteering promoting service and breaking stereotypes are just some of the activities of Grand Valley State Universitys student organization Hunger and Homelessness.



GV charter schools receive state acknowledgment

Published February 17, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys efforts to educate extend beyond the campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids.



General Education program changes affect registration

Published February 13, 2013

With registration right around the corner Grand Valley State University students may be seeing different classes on the roster this year.



Conference addresses needs for aging population

Published February 10, 2013

The eighth annual Art and Science of Aging Conference held on Feb. 8 hosted students professors and researchers from Grand Valley State University and other institutions around the U.S. to discuss the different aspects of aging healthily.



GVPD promotes safety with RAD, prevention programs

Published February 6, 2013

If youre walking by Grand Valley States Universitys Kirkhof Center room 2215 Feb. 8 around 6 p.m. dont be surprised to hear screams of No and Stay backTheres no reason to be alarmed.



Study abroad students settle back home

Published January 30, 2013

To welcome back Grand Valley State University students from their semesters abroad the Padnos International Center hosted a dinner to reconnect students to the university and to share their stories with others who studied abroad.