GVS(You) Week a chance to recognize donors

Grand Valley State University has been the recipient of many donations over the years. In an effort to bring awareness to those who have generously given in the past, the Future Alumni Association will be hosting GVS(You) Week, which focuses on teaching students about the importance of philanthropy in local communities. The events will begin Monday, Feb. 19, and will include writing thank-you notes to those who have given and continue to give to the university. 

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GVL / Courtesy - Kambriana Gates, GVSU student, received a Passport Scholarship and studied abroad in South Africa for the summer of 2017.

Padnos International Center to hold passport fair

At Grand Valley State University, a passport fair happens once per semester to provide students a quick and easy opportunity to file for and/or renew their passports right on campus, and passport scholarships are awarded to students with financial needs. This year’s passport fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room 

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Second annual Repair Clinic being held for GVSU students

Hanging on by a thread? The second annual Repair Clinic at Grand Valley State University will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center. This clinic is organized by Housing and Residence Life, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). 

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Kathryn Ellens with Jeff Potteiger, dean of The Graduate School.

3-Minute Thesis winner crowned

Grand Valley State University graduate students had the opportunity to present their research to a panel of judges in a competitive and unique manner. Fifteen graduate students competed in the third annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.  

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Students line up for registration. The career fair was held in the Devos Place Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Winter career fair taking place this week

Coming to the Devos Place Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 22, is this year's winter career fair. The career fair is a biannual event that happens every fall and winter semester at Grand Valley State University and attracts thousands of students and recent graduates from all over Grand Rapids. 

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Students during GVSU President's Ball on Friday February 2, 2018.

The real cost of Presidents' Ball

A longstanding Grand Valley State University tradition designed to be a celebration of both the university president and the student senate president, Presidents’ Ball is the largest (non-athletic) student event at GVSU that consistently attracts more than 4,000 students and community members. However, what many attendees may not know is the cost for creating such a grand night has totaled close to a quarter million dollars the past two years. They also may not know that, rather than running a profit, as university officials told the student senate, the event lost thousands of dollars in 2016 and 2017. 

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Theresa Rolland, Captain Brandon DeHaan, and Detective Sara Fillman on Tuesday February 6, 2018.

Campus for Consent to host lecture on domestic violence

Grand Valley State University’s Campus for Consent is bringing Sarah Omicioli, a prevention and education specialist from Safe Haven Ministries in Grand Rapids, to campus to discuss domestic violence, consent, bystander intervention and stalking. Omicioli will give her presentation Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2204.  

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Monday, February 12, 2018. GVSU NAACP celebrates the 109th Founders Day.

GVSU chapter of NAACP celebrates Founders Day

Grand Valley State University’s student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently celebrated the national organization's 109 years of civil rights service and advocacy. The event took place in the Kirkhof Center Thornapple Room on Monday, Feb. 12.  

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