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A toast to being a Laker: T. Haas honors graduates for achievements at GV

Published April 17, 2013

With the real world right around the corner for about to be graduates of Grand Valley State University President Thomas J.



Parking for commuter students goes down in price

Published April 14, 2013

Starting in the fall of 2013 there will be a designated area for student commuters to park in with reduced pricing.Lisa Garringer parking systems coordinator said this area for student commuters will be located in Lot J behind the Laker Village apartments and will be able to fit 300 student commuters with a reduced cost of 50 per semester.



Toast with T Haas, GradFest events celebrate April graduates

Published April 14, 2013

Grand Valley State University will be honoring and recognizing graduates crossing the stage at the April 27 commencement ceremony with GradFest and a toast with President Thomas J.



Presenter to speak on minority languages

Published April 7, 2013

As society and the workplace become more diverse it is becoming increasingly important for people to be able to interact with one another using different languages.On April 9 Thabo Ditsele an English language specialist and sociolinguist from South Africa will be speaking at Grand Valley State University about the several languages that exist in South Africa and the significance of having minority voices recognized in society.Dan Golembeski associate professor in French modern languages and linguistics at GVSU arranged Ditseles visit.



Honors organizations boost driven students

Published April 3, 2013

The honors organizations at Grand Valley State University all come together to volunteer collaborate and provide leadership to the campus community.



Variety of services responds to medical calls at GVSU

Published March 31, 2013

During emergency medical situations the Grand Valley Police Department and Fire Department as well as an ambulance are often all at the scene to help.



GV funding offers grad students opportunities through conferences

Published March 27, 2013

Participating in conferences offers an opportunity for students to connect and learn from different professionals.



Robinson to give lecture on creativity and education

Published March 24, 2013

Many people go through their education experience without really learning different ways of thinking. But Ken Robinson an educator and author of the book The Element aims to teach people to find their creative side and passions so that they can be used for innovation and fresh ideas in the real world.



Knowledge market previews for new library

Published March 20, 2013

The Knowledge Market a one-stop shop where students can receive help on research writing and speech skills is holding a trial run preview from March 17-28 Sunday through Thursday from 7-9 p.m.



GVSU, MSU offer different perspectives on controversial issue

Published March 17, 2013

The issue of abortion can be very controversial and difficult for people to decide where they stand. A March 14 debate between Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University students brought about several different arguments in both support for and against abortion.



BioLife Plasma saves lives, offers money for donors

Published February 27, 2013

In a time where students are often strapped for cash and overwhelmed with expenses pursing alternative avenues for incomes makes sense.



Islamic Awareness Week seeks to educate, refute media stereotypes of culture

Published February 24, 2013

This week the Muslim Student Association at Grand Valley State University will set out to inform the community about Islam as well as dispell common misconceptions often portrayed in the media during Islamic Awareness Week.



Blackboard site charges for students’ devices

Published February 20, 2013

Having free and accessible tools available on mobile devices is a convenient way for students at Grand Valley State University to check things such as their grades schedules or student account balance.



GVSU Career Services offer job searching resources

Published February 17, 2013

As students approach graduation there are steps they can take to prepare for finding a job in their field.



GVSU offers workshops on preparing for graduate, professional school exams

Published February 13, 2013

As many students start to register for exams for both graduate and pre-professional schools Grand Valley State University offers a few resources that can assist in preparation.JoAnn Litton senior academic adviser for pre-professional programs at GVSU said there is currently a workshop that meets every Thursday and ends Feb.



GV accounting students offer free tax services

Published February 10, 2013

Its that time of the year and Americans nationwide are groaning over old receipts and getting ready to file their taxes. But this year at Grand Valley State University studenst are in luck as the Voluntary Income Tax Assistantship VITA program guides them less painfully through the process.



Managing your test anxiety

Published February 6, 2013

Throughout college the stress of taking exams can seem like too much. When it gets overwhelming its important to learn different techniques on how to keep anxiety under control so it doesnt prove debilitating.The Student Academic Success Center at Grand Valley State University held a workshop Feb.



Getting a jump-start: DPS provides car help

Published February 3, 2013

The Department of Public Safety at Grand Valley State University offers free jump-start services to students who get stranded when trying to go to their desired destinations. Paul Weaver traffic officer of the Grand Valley Police Department said that the most common causes of cars not starting is because people leave headlights on or the car battery needs to be replaced.



Small class sizes fuel nursing program’s competitive nature

Published January 30, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Kirkhof College of Nursing program is competitive. So competitive that junior nursing major Julie Johnston said she didnt get into the program until the second time she applied.



Zumberge prepares for big move

Published January 27, 2013

Grand Valley State University is preparing for Zumberge Librarys transition to the new Mary Idema Pew Library and Learning Commons scheduled for completion this spring.Brian Merry head of operations and user services for University Libraries said the library has closed access to the downtown storage collection. Students requesting a title from storage will receive a copy borrowed from a sister institution through the interlibrary loan service.