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As the semester comes to an end many graduating seniors are preparing for their long-anticipated walk across the stage to receive their diploma from President Thomas Haas during the commencement ceremony.
At Grand Valley State University the pendulum has become a tradition for students and a fiasco for faculty and staff. After the removal of the artwork many students wanted to know if and when it would be coming back to campus. Last week the pendulum committee met to discuss the final details on the reinstallation which is expected to be completed by Dec. 7.
In several weeks seniors graduating at the end of the Fall 2013 semester will receive their diplomas and bid Grand Valley State University adieu. A group of these seniors gathered Monday to take a moment to remember their time at GVSU and toast with President Thomas Haas in celebration of completing their education.
Allendale Township has several new and soon-to-come businesses to appeal to the Grand Valley State University community. With these and other projects being planned and constructed students will have increased options to choose from near campus for goods services and entertainment.
At Grand Valley State University Disability Support Resources is aiding students with mental disabilities in a unique way with the Campus Links program.
At Grand Valley State University students around campus struggle to pay for their college tuition books housing and other expenses. The Womens Center helps to alleviate that need with the Student Food Pantry.
At Grand Valley State University many campus clubs are active in the community and on campus with volunteering and service activities. Some organizations stipulate that their members participate in a required number of service hours while others dont have this requirement.
The Grand Valley State University Internationalization Task Force found through a survey that most students do not interact with international students on campus and have not traveled abroad for more than leisure activity but they do value international exposure through foreign language acquisition.
Grand Valley State Universitys infamous pendulum has recently garnered unprecedented national notoriety and earlier this week a committee to make decisions about the pendulums reinstallation met for the first time.
With the many extracurricular and social activities college has to offer prioritizing coursework can be a challenge. To encourage students to put academics first Grand Valley State University employs a minimum GPA requirement as well as academic probation and jeopardy of dismissal for those who do not meet the minimum standard.
In a recent article by 247 Wall St. a number of jobs were listed as underpaid when considering the high levels of education required for the position. However while some of these jobs often receive lower pay some Grand Valley State University faculty members disagreed and said some occupations listed can in fact be highly compensated.
Following the removal of Grand Valley State Universitys pendulum ball outside of Henry Hall students engaged in protests both at the former site of the ball as well as on social media siteswhere the hoopla first began.
Many students at Grand Valley State University are employed on-campus responsible for a wide range of tasks from food service to technical support. With these different jobs come different wage-rates and the GVSU Student Employment Office makes suggestions to departments and offices to determine what their student workers should be paid.
Global learning is stated as one of Grand Valley State Universitys objectives but in many majors a class incorporating global learning is not required. The Internationalization Task Force aims to change that and it held two Town Hall discussions last week to gather opinions from other faculty members.
The incoming Honors freshman class at Grand Valley State University was required to read the book What the Best College Students Do to help them learn about how to approach college. The author professor Ken Bain came to campus Sept. 9 to talk to the students about his book and how he researched the best practices for students to approach education in order to achieve future success.
With an increasing number of students enrolling at Grand Valley State University comes the problem of limited on-campus housing.
Grand Valley State Universitys Student Senate has a new cabinet with fresh plans for the upcoming year including increasing involvement from the student body.
With vast international travel warnings in effect students planning to study abroad take extra precautions to remain safe.
With fewer students on campus over the spring and summer semesters Grand Valley State University tries to reduce unnecessary costs as much as possible as it aims toward sustainability and environmental efficiency.
Differences in grading scales between professors classes and departments leave many students frustrated as they struggle to remember what percentage constitutes an A in each class.