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For football fans across the country, the offseason is a long, brutal period that keeps the pigskin away from fans more effectively than the 2015 Denver Broncos defense kept opposing teams from scoring touchdowns. Nothing truly fills the prolate spheroid-shaped hole in the heart during the spring and summer.The same cannot be said for the players. While fans daydream about their favorite team, that team is in the weight room daydreaming about correcting that one wrong step, penalty or ball that slipped through their hands the season prior.
A new website featuring the policies of Grand Valley State University was launched Thursday, June 1, by the Division of Legal, Compliance and Risk Management.The website is being called the “authoritative location” of all of the university policies approved by the Board of Trustees. It contains policies that were originally found in separate locations for students, faculty, staff, the president’s cabinet, contractors and vendors, and campus visitors.
Last month, a Michigan state court of appeals ruled in favor of the University of Michigan’s campus ban on guns after an Ann Arbor resident sued, saying it was in violation of the Second Amendment.In the state, Grand Valley State University is another college that also has a gun ban in place. The rule is a part of GVSU’s Student Code, which states that “A student shall not possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon property governed by the University, except University Police Officers and other legally established law enforcement officers acting in the course of and scope of employment.”
Carl Erickson was a professor at Grand Valley State University for 10 years. He taught upper-level systems courses and graduate programs in computer science and engineering. However, Erickson felt the need to move into the business world.
A Grand Valley State University professor has been awarded the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project.
Sandra Spoelstra, a Grand Valley State University faculty member, was recently awarded a fellowship to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Spoelstra is the associate dean for research and scholarship at the Kirkhof College of Nursing.
Riding a horse for many can be an exciting, adventurous experience. It’s spontaneous; fun; adrenaline-inducing; and, for those living with neurological and developmental disorders, potentially life-changing.Equine-assisted therapy, otherwise known as hippotherapy, is a long-existing form of therapy that utilizes horses as a vehicle for facilitating improvement in the motor skills of the neurologically troubled, such as those who suffer from cerebral palsy, autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, down syndrome and other ailments.
Stephen Glass just wants to help students in any way he can. In his new position as acting vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Grand Valley State University, he’s excited to help students succeed.
Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has recently released a report designed to understand philanthropic dynamics on a community level. The study, "Understanding the Philanthropic Character of Communities,"applies a new method for assessing the philanthropic character of a community.
In a special meeting held Wednesday, June 21, the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved five real estate transactions.Five properties were up for discussion: one in Grand Rapids, one in Allendale and three in Walker.
The Grand Valley State University Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA) is just around the corner. The five-day entrepreneurship program will be held at the GVSU Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids beginning Monday, June 19, and going until Friday, June 23.
Collaboration and individualism are the driving forces behind a new exhibition produced by Ladislav Hanka at the Glen Vista Gallery in Kalamazoo’s Nature Center (KNC). By combining forces with honeybees, Hanka has created "The Great Wall of Bees" to showcase his artwork's uniqueness that comes with partnering with nature.The exhibit is on display from May through July at the KNC; it is being held upstairs in the interpretive center at the Glen Vista Gallery.
Grand Valley State University has recently been awarded a $375,000 grant to fund an initiative designed to support students who have experienced foster care. The three-year program, titled "Fostering Laker Success," is funded through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The Grand Valley State Lakers women’s track and field team rolled into Bradenton, Florida, and captured a second place overall finish in the 2017 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships.
To commemorate June being LGBT Pride Month, the annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival will be held to honor and celebrate the greater LGBTQ community.There will be no fee to enter the festival Saturday, June 17, in downtown Grand Rapids. The event, which will go from noon to midnight, will feature a selection of vendors and booths, as well as music and live drag performances.
This past month marked the coming of President Donald Trump’s official 2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill. To the surprise of few, architect of the spending proposal Mick Mulvaney, from the Office and Management of Budget, laid out a $9.2 billion cut from the Department of Education.
Pre-concert jitters are a real thing. I get them every time I go to a concert. It doesn’t matter that I’m not the one performing. There’s just something about the idea of a crowd-filled arena that makes me anxious.
Staying healthy in college is not easy. With such consistently busy schedules filled with meetings, classes and social activities, we often make quick decisions on what to eat, and those quick decisions are often not the healthiest.
Grand Valley State University was recently awarded a $375,000 grant to fund an initiative called "Fostering Laker Success," a program designed to support students who have been in foster care. In a sea of more than 25,000 students, it is often easy for individuals, particularly students from difficult or complicated backgrounds, to feel neglected. This grant, though, which was authored by two GVSU staff members, is a concrete example of GVSU's commitment to work actively toward creating a prosperous and inclusive campus life for all students.
To help its students financially, the hospitality and tourism management (HTM) department is hosting a golf outing Monday, June 5, at Quail Ridge Golf Club to raise funds for departmental scholarships.