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Despite the winter 2018 semester having only just began, Grand Valley State University officials insist that it is never too early to start thinking about 2018-19 academic registration, which begins the week of March 19.
Later this week, Grand Valley State University will honor a former faculty member who passed away Dec. 8, 2017. Robert Mayberry was a philosophy and communications professor who started at GVSU in 1971. The memorial service is set to take place Friday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus.
Andrew Travis, a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program at Grand Valley State University, was the only graduate student in Michigan to receive the Graduate Rising Star Award from NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in November 2017.
A new exhibit is available to be viewed at Grand Valley State University. "Arranged Objects: A Few Good Bones" is a poetry-centered collection that can be seen in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Exhibition Space.
After an extensive search, Grand Valley State University has selected a new vice president of finance. GVSU President Thomas Haas announced Tuesday, Jan. 2, that Gregory Sanial will assume the role starting in February.
Nobody knew what to expect from the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team coming into this season. A program that finished second in the GLIAC and won a game in the NCAA tournament saw sizable roster turnover and a plethora of new faces that would be required to contribute to the team.
So far, things have gone about as well as most could have hoped, as the Lakers are 13-2 overall (6-1 GLIAC) and currently riding a six-game winning streak.
The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team has been rolling so far this year, winning their past six contests to establish a comfortable 13-2 overall record (6-1 GLIAC). But the road hasn’t been easy, as this year’s team has been recently plagued with the injury bug to key players.
Luckily for the Lakers, they have sophomore Cassidy Boensch, the team’s tallest player at 6 feet 4 inches, to come off the bench and be productive in the paint.
Winter break may have been snowy for most Grand Valley State students, but some lucky student athletes got the chance to come back with a few tan lines—and a ton of memories.
The GVSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a week of intense training at Nova Southeastern University. For head coach Andy Boyce, this trip is a great opportunity for his athletes to improve.
The study of paleontology is vast and exceeds far beyond the preconceived notion that the study is limited to dinosaurs. Explore the world of paleontology with Grand Valley State University’s biomedical sciences professor Laura Stroik at the January Science on Tap: Ask a Paleontologist event. Stroik will be discussing the passion and drive behind many paleontologists’ work and also what studying in the field of paleontology entails.
The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the SpeakEZ Lounge in Grand Rapids. Arrive early to ensure finding a good seat.
The Grand Valley State indoor track and field season began Dec. 1, 2017, just a little over a week after both the men’s and women’s GVSU cross-country teams competed in NCAA National Championships.
However, for those runners, the season never stops, as many of the cross-country runners also compete in the indoor season.
Grand Valley State University men's Division II club hockey players Troy Marrett and Lucas Little, along with head coach Mike Forbes, represented the U.S. in the inaugural World Cup of College Hockey tournament over winter break.
During the winter of 2012, then high school students Duane Lewis and K.J. Wesley began planting the seeds of Wild, which would later become Wildboyz, a clothing brand that is designed and operated by four current Grand Valley State University students.
Approximately 40-plus police officers, 20-plus firefighters and 20 to 25 volunteers participated in the Grand Valley State University Police Department’s largest annual training session designed to prepare its staff for an active-shooter situation on campus. As part of its yearly exercise, the GVPD partnered with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency organizations on Sunday, Dec. 17, to practice confrontation and rescue techniques. This year, local fire departments also participated for the first time.
Grand Valley State University recently received a $1 million grant for its new STEM support program designed to assist academically gifted students from low-income backgrounds.
Right now, at the beginning of 2018, we are all presented with an opportunity to look back at 2017, recognize its tragedies and its joys, and learn from them. We all have the opportunity to better ourselves and to make 2018 a year that is full of good instead of plagued with loss. In order to do this, let’s take a look back at 2017.
The world we live in today is bursting with information. Our everyday lives are saturated with news stories, trending topics and the hottest celeb gossip 24/7. This "CNN effect" can be overwhelming, but what’s more important is its connection to greater knowledge within the world. It’s a reminder that we all have a duty to be informed.
As Grand Valley State University concluded another semester, more crime statistics have been released by the GVSU Police Department.
The Laker Store has seen 21 cases of retail fraud, more commonly known as shoplifting, spanning from August to the end of December 2017. According to GVPD Acting Director Brandon DeHaan, 16 of the suspected individuals have been identified, with appropriate punitive action taken depending on the degree of shoplifting. The 21 cases signify an increase from the 10 cases that were reported by the Grand Valley Lanthorn in November of 2016.
The Grand Valley State University Office of the Vice Provost for Health and the Seidman College of Business Alumni Association have teamed up to survey health-care trends in West Michigan. On Friday, Jan. 12, the results of these surveys will be compared to those from other parts of Michigan, as well as the national average.
Grand Valley State University students looking to become more involved with clubs and other student organizations will have the chance to do so early on in the winter semester.
Campus Life Night (CLN) 2.0 will take place on Friday, Jan. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center. The building will open its doors once more to students who may be interested in joining new organizations this semester.
The new year brings new programs and leadership to Grand Valley State University. This past year, GVSU received a federal grant worth $1.3 million to establish new veteran education programming, resulting in the creation of the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) office, and now a director has been appointed to lead the VUB.