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At Grand Valley State University, civic engagement is valued as a core way for students to make a positive impact on their communities, and some even go a step further by running for local office.
GVSU alumna Melanie Grooters, for example, is running for a seat on the Walker City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 7.
What is the monetary value of a river? Some might say it’s impossible for a river to have a price tag, but according to a recent study conducted by several Grand Valley State University faculty members, the Huron River contributes at least $78.6 million to the southeast region of Michigan every year.
The Grand Valley State rowing club has been busy traveling all over the U.S. during its fall season.
The Laker Navy has already competed in Nashville and Boston, and toward the end of the fall, they will also compete in Indianapolis.
While some may be opposed to it, change can often be a good thing since it frequently revolves around improvement.
That is indeed the case with the Irwin Club at Grand Valley State, whose drastic changes this past year include increased donor benefits and higher-quality benefits as well.
Grand Valley State senior middle blocker Sydney Doby won her first career GLIAC South Division Player of the Week honor for her performance during the week of Monday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Lakers' wins against Tiffin and Ashland universities.
The Grand Valley State soccer team (16-3-0, 10-0-0 GLIAC) opened up the postseason GLIAC Tournament with a convincing 5-0 victory over the Michigan Tech Huskies (5-11-1, 2-7-1 GLIAC) Tuesday, Oct. 31.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Grand Valley State University Monday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. The Delta Zeta Sorority is hosting the event.
The artwork of Tony Fitzpatrick, an artist born and raised in the Chicago area, will be on display in the Grand Valley State University L.V. Eberhard Center’s West Wall Gallery from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 3, to March 2, 2018.
Technology is accelerating at a pace that creates new opportunities in the field of health. This comes with its own set of ethical questions and financial challenges. The Health Forum of West Michigan will discuss some of these questions, focusing particularly on human genetics.
President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency Thursday, Oct 26. This declaration has sparked various reactions from those who deal with the opioid crisis on a daily basis.
Grand Valley State University is a school with a myriad of organizations that practice community service and giving back. No stranger to this practice, the Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) will be hosting a day of service Friday, Nov. 3.
A long-time advocate for political engagement, Justin Noordhoek (‘08), a Grand Valley State University graduate and graduate student, is hoping to make a positive impact on the local community by running for the Grandville City Council Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Applying to college is an overwhelming process for many high school students who may feel intimidated by the heavier workload, financial questions and the decision of where to enroll. By recently opening the Pathways to College Office under the Division of Inclusion and Equity, Grand Valley State University hopes to expand its pre-college programs to provide guidance for middle and high schools throughout the state of Michigan.
While certain conversations are inherently difficult to start, engaging in challenging discussions can be beneficial for everyone involved.
To kick-start these dialogues, Grand Valley State University is hosting its fifth Teach-In Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both the Allendale and Pew campuses.
The Lakers will need to pull themselves up and prepare for their most paramount game of the regular season to date against Ashland University Saturday, Nov. 4. The game has do-or-die playoff implications for Grand Valley State in the GLIAC.
Chants of “Say it loud! Say it clear! Immigrants are welcome here!” filled the streets of downtown Holland, Michigan, Tuesday, Oct. 31, during a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) march and rally planned by students at Hope College.
Halloween is here, and you know what that means? Candy corn, pumpkins and children dressing up in racist costumes from other cultures. Wait, what? Over the last few years, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of arguments made against certain types of Halloween costumes, and while I understand and appreciate some of the points made, I also think that some of these ideas could equate to more harm than good.
The Grand Valley State University Police Department will be conducting an all-systems test of its emergency notification systems Friday, Nov. 3. This will be the GVPD’s first comprehensive test of its different emergency notification messaging platforms.
Rabbi Sarra Lev will be coming to Grand Valley State University to host an interactive discussion about gender in the Jewish creation story. The event, titled "How Many Genders in the Jewish Creation Story?" is LIB 100- and 201-approved and will be held Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.
The Grand Valley State University student senate met at the general assembly Thursday, Oct. 26, to discuss their current agenda and engage in discussion with guest speakers, Adam Elenbaas, Allendale Charter Township supervisor, and Stacy Stout, assistant to the city manager of Grand Rapids.