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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.
After much discussion voting and in some cases a heated debate the Grand Valley State University Student Senate has elected its new cabinet members for next years governing body.
The Grand Valley State University Student Senate passed many resolutions throughout the 2012-13 academic year and the new senators as well as returning senators for next year plan to continue to represent the students interests on campus.
The 2012-2013 Grand Valley State University Student Senate passed a resolution to create designated smoking areas throughout the GVSU campus at its final meeting Thursday.The resolution is to Encourage the official designation of smoking areas on Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus thereby protecting students faculty and staff from exposure to secondhand smoke and reducing the amount of litter on campus.Senator Tim Layer from the Educational Affairs Committee wrote the resolution and said that it could possibly lead to a smoke-free campus.
Grand Valley State Universitys Student Senate and Graduate Student Association have been working together during this academic year and in years past to try to find a way to increase the graduate student voice.
The Grand Valley State University Student Senate met on Thursday to hear several guest speakers as well as continue discussing and introducing new resolutions for some of the last changes this years senate members will make.The first guest speaker was Michigans Rep.
The voting for the Grand Valley State University Student Senate elections began this week with voting available online and the option to choose up to ten candidates. Once the voting is over the 44 people with the most votes will join the new Student Senate.
The Grand Valley State University Student Senate met to discuss the next steps in an on-going effort to have a more inclusive student voice including a resolution thats purpose is to augment the universitys graduate student voice a collaborative problem that has been worked on between Student Senate and the Graduate Student Association for seven years now.
The Grand Valley State University Inclusion and Equity Office recently added the new position of assistant vice president for inclusion initiatives.
The Grand Valley State Universitys Office of Student Life is creating a group called the Laker Traditions Team that will help with coordinating campus-wide events throughout the year.
In an effort to be more sustainable the Grand Valley State University Bookstore is making the switch to supply only green booksinstead of both green and blue booksto the student body. This change will take place starting the fall 2013 semester but the store will be selling blue books until they run out.
While many schools are cutting back on their faculty to trim expenditures Grand Valley State University has more than half of its professors either tenured or on the tenure track.Nationally there does seem to be more reliance on part-time faculty said Joe Godwin associate vice president for academic affairs.
With a whole new breed of guerilla marketing techniques drawing new consumers in. For students at colleges nationwide who are often the target demographic for many new products being aware of these advertising techniques can help them stick to their budgets and avoid overspending.
The Grand Valley State University Student Senate introduced outlined new regulations for the Student Life Travel Fund at their general assembly last week along with a new regulation prohibiting the use of Student Life Funds for organizational promotion.
People all over the world struggle with a common problem procrastination. Students at Grand Valley State University are no exception but before you let that buzzing in your pocket take priority over that midterm coming up there are ways to not only curb the negative effects of digital overload and shed some light on to why our gadgets have become such a big issue in the first place.
Less than a month after the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Central Michigan University student some women around the country are sure to be a little more safety-conscious.At Grand Valley State University there are many people who work to keep campus safe from any crime that could occur and provide continued help to victims of crimes or other serious offenses.
As Grand Valley State University climbs higher each year in enrollment size and campus scope both its Fieldhouse and Recreation Center too have continued to garner larger crowds with each enrollment boost causing a little bit of congestion in the now overutilized facilities.
Grand Valley State University is updating its mobile application to include a tracker for The Rapid buses for the Android. The update took effect for iPhones users last year allowing some students to follow The Rapid along its routes.
From root beer floats to student groups displaying their vocal talents to Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas dancing Gangnam Style with the GVSU Dance Team the 2013 Presidents Ball was a night to remember for students staff and faculty in attendance.
Pictures of the Year 2012-2013
8:00 am | MBA Information Meeting: AM session
10:00 am | SAP Farm Stand
5:30 pm | MBA Information Meeting: PM Session
11:00 am | GVSU Track & Field at NCAA Championships
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