GVL / Courtesy - Terry Pahl

GVSU faculty member named Energy Engineer of the Year

Over the last decade and a half, Grand Valley State University has taken strides to increase the efficiency and sustainability of its facilities. Much of this work – which consists of a wide array of projects like replacing less energy efficient light fixtures and energy use in housing units – involves GVSU facilities engineer Terry Pahl.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Protesters gather outside of the Fox Theater in Detroit, MI on Friday, March 4, 2016 to voice their opinions about the GOP candidates.

GVSU School of Communication teams up with Sierra Club to inform students about environmental issues

The Michigan chapter of the Sierra Club and Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications are teaming up to deliver a presentation titled “Politics and the Environment,” a look at local Michigan candidates and how they stand on the environmental issues facing the state. Film professor John Philbin is taking his “Media and Society: Politics and the Presidency” class to the event in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. hosted in DeVos Center Room 136E. Philbin said he hopes his students get a better understanding of environmental issues and what policies candidates support by going to the event.