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This past month, the Grand Valley State University Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) received multiple awards at the Michigan Nursing Students Association (MNSA) convention, which took place Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28. In recognition of the organization’s fundraising, community service and volunteer work this past year, SNA won the Fundraising Award and the Chapter of the Year Award. In addition, Nicole Gustin, an SNA member, won the Nursing Student of the Year Award.
Four African American college students sat down at lunch counter at a Woolworth retail store in Greensboro, North Carolina Feb. 1, 1960. Each asked for a cup of coffee – the store followed a “whites only” policy at the lunch counter. They were asked to leave; they refused to give up their seats.
According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all hospitals in the U.S. currently have a telemedicine program, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients through the use of technology. In response to this growing health care trend all around the country, Grand Valley State University has paired up with Answer Health on Demand (AHOD), a Grand Rapids-based company that specializes in telemedicine, in order to provide physician assistant students the opportunity to acquire telemedicine skills through a shadowing experience.
New this year, seven Grand Valley State University students received scholarships to be student teachers in GVSU charter schools located in Detroit. The College of Education and the GVSU Charter Schools Office (CSO) have teamed up to form this scholarship after concerns were raised by GVSU charter schools in Detroit that there were not enough capable, passionate instructors who wanted to positively impact students’ lives.
After narrowing down 75 candidates to three finalists, it looked as though Grand Valley State University was getting ready to make a final choice on who would succeed Gayle Davis as GVSU's provost and vice president for student and academic affairs. However, after one finalist dropped her candidacy, President Thomas Haas called on the search committee to come up with an additional two candidates to interview.
With protests against President Donald Trump occurring across the U.S. and worldwide after his controversial election, students, community members and U.S. residents in general have had a lot to say about Trump's recent executive orders. One of the issues gaining the most attention is Trump’s decision to put in place an order turning back refugees and other visitors from predominantly Muslim countries.
The search for a new dean of university libraries, following the retirement of Lee Van Orsdel, has concluded with the selection of Annie Bélanger, current associate university librarian at the University of Waterloo.The Grand Valley State University Office of the Provost selected Bélanger from a pool of other qualified candidates. Bélanger said this was the only dean position she applied for, and she also said GVSU is a well-renowned, even famous, university because of its student-focused library programming.
The last time the Grand Valley State men's basketball team was in the Upper Peninsula, the team bus got hit by a snowmobile. This time the bus traveled there and back unscathed, and the Lakers split a two-game road trip to the UP. The Lakers fell to the Michigan Tech Huskies 72-64 Thursday, Jan. 26 in Houghton, Michigan. GVSU rebounded with a 79-56 win over the Northern Michigan Wildcats Saturday, Jan. 28 in Marquette, Michigan.
Artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will continue “Art and the Radical,” an art lecture series, facilitated by the department of art and design at Grand Valley State University. The artist will discuss her work about exploring recuperation from trauma, regeneration, effect and how our connections to our past are actively produced, maintained and refuted.
My Anthropology of Language class was presented this discussion prompt in the early days of the semester. We were asked what we use versus what's most grammatical. Being a linguistics lover and a huge fan of singular ‘they,’ I knew my pick right away.
Well, it’s here. We’re now officially living in an America that’s being run by the controversial political figure Donald Trump. For some people, this is great news because now we have someone in charge who is going to “Make America Great Again.” For others, it’s a nightmare that seems to have come true against all odds. Either way, Trump is now the man in charge and we have to live with it for the next four years. But does that necessarily mean that all hope is lost for some? Not at all.
Good morning. As this is written, there is much uncertainty revolving around executive orders issued by President Trump that affect international study, travel, the employment of faculty from and the enrollment of students from other nations.
Recently, President Donald Trump signed executive orders to restrict immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, suspend refugee admission for 120 days and prevent all Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely.
Grand Valley State University art students Danny VanZandt and Annie Teall have created the exhibition Modes of Representation. VanZandt and Teall held a reception for their exhibition Thursday, Jan. 26. The work will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Padnos Gallery in the Calder Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.
As technology advances and media outlets continue to expand, people in all corners of the world are bombarded daily with new information, creating a large community bound by rapid-fire consumption.
Martayveus Carter, the running back on the Grand Valley State football team, was named the D2Football.com Offensive Player of the Year. Carter also earned a spot as a First-Team All-American. Teammate senior defensive end Sydney Omameh earned a Second-Team All-American plaudit, and senior center Aaron Cox earned an honorable mention plaudit.
The Grand Valley State men's club hockey team (Division III) swept a home and away weekend series against Indiana Institute of Technology Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28.
This wasn't just any old meet for the Grand Valley State swim and dive team. This time, it was just the dive team at the GVSU Diving Invitational Friday, Jan 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 in the Fieldhouse Pool.
Isaiah Thomas’ new record in the long jump highlighted a strong outing for the Grand Valley State track and field teams as they cruised to victories at the Mike Lints Alumni Open Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Kelly Family Sports Center. The men tallied 114.66 points to beat runner-up Indiana Tech (65). The women totaled 120.25 points as they edged out GLIAC opponent Hillsdale (83.25).
He covers the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, occasionally the Detroit Pistons, and at one time, Grand Valley State University. His name is John Keating, and he was back on campus to speak to students about the sports broadcasting industry and his career this past Friday, Jan. 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Lake Superior Hall, Room 174. Keating shared advice on breaking into the industry, personal anecdotes and answered questions from students during the 90-minute lecture.