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Dr. Lilia Fernandez

Visiting professor to discuss Latino history in the Midwest

Dr. Lilia Fernandez, an associate professor at Ohio State University and Rutgers University, will be visiting Grand Valley State University to speak for a Hispanic Heritage Celebration event.  The event, “Why Your History Matters: The Latino Experience in the Midwest,” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 2204 of the Kirkhof Center.

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GVSU student body by the numbers, fall 2017

With a new freshman class navigating the hallways at Grand Valley State University comes an updated set of statistics on the study body enrollment. Released just this week, the numbers show GVSU has done it again: More than 25,000 students are enrolled at the university, and out of the 25,049 individuals who make up the student body, more than 4,000 of them are first-time students—a goal GVSU has hit in the past six years.  

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Kids play a giant version of twister in the Kirkhof Center for Sibs and Kids Weekend Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

GVSU to host annual Family Weekend

Every year, Grand Valley State University celebrates Family Weekend, a three-day-long celebration where families of GVSU students can come visit the university for a series of events and activities. This year's weekend festivities will begin Friday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. The theme is “Valley of Colors,” since it will take place during the same time as Grand Rapid's ArtPrize.

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President Thomas Haas speaks to Student Senate during their first session on Thursday August 31, 2017.

GVSU student senate releases DACA statement

The Grand Valley State University student senate spent nearly an hour at its general assembly Thursday, Sept. 7, amending and approving a statement to be released in support of students affected by the announcement of the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences, Frederick J. Antczak, shakes hands with students as they walk across the stage to recieve their diploma and graduate at the 2015 commencement ceremony, Saturday April 25.

CLAS reorganization implemented this semester

The reorganization of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced in April 2017, has been officially implemented this semester. As it was originally explained, no units were closed or created due to the reorganization, nor was the curriculum affected. However, moving forward, there are likely to be more modifications.