Michigan receives grant to combat opioid usage

The use of opioid drugs is rising nationally, and the state of Michigan is reserving money specifically to combat the addiction. The state received a $16.37 million grant that was awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and will finance prevention and treatment initiatives across the state. This includes the development of a statewide awareness campaign, research, prevention services and more.

GVL / Emily Frye
Grand Valley State University campus on Sunday May 7, 2017.

Living in a ghost town

Students pack the libraries and study areas to cram before final exams. Then, they finish their classes, and most pack up for a summer at home. But some students will be staying on campus this summer as student employees and athletes and for the purpose of taking classes.

GVL - Courtesy of GVNow.com
Sylivia Mupepi

GVSU nursing professor earns fellowship in Ghana

A nursing professor at Grand Valley State University is traveling across the Atlantic Ocean to participate in a fellowship revamping nursing programs. Sylivia Mupepi will be traveling to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana to help the faculty reevaluate and restructure their nursing program, as well as pave the way for future student exchanges and train faculty in how to teach certain classes.

GVL / Emily Frye
Lyndsie Hosang, President Thomas Haas, and Caroline Insalaco pose for a photo on Wednesday April 19, 2017.

Raising a glass

Many traditions at Grand Valley State University have helped graduates transition into alumni and become “lakers for a lifetime.” The Toast With T. Haas ceremony, held Wednesday, April 19, saw a record turnout of 1,400 GVSU students who came to celebrate their graduation with GVSU President Thomas Haas and graduating student senate president Ella Fritzemeier.

GVL / Courtesy - Brio Photography
Brooke Axtell, official headshot

'Consent and healthy relationships'

Grand Valley State University is partnering with the Center for Women in Transition (CWT) to welcome Brooke Axtell to campus to talk about consent and healthy relationships. This event will take place Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room Friday. Attendance is free, and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come.

GVL / Courtesy - Student Life Video Team
Awards are distributed during the Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 2015. This year's awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Kirkhof Center.

Student Life to host award reception

Every year at Grand Valley State University, the Office of Student Life hosts the Student Life Awards Reception. This event recognizes student organizations and members that have had successes in different areas. This year’s reception will take place Thursday, April 20, in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Around 200 people are expected to attend.