governance

GVL - Courtesy of Marcia Haas

Making summer plans with T. Haas

For Thomas Haas, the president of Grand Valley State University, the summer really begins after commencement. With activity on campus slowing down in the summer months, Haas is able to relax and unwind while preparing for the business of the fall and winter semesters. Whether it’s traveling, spending time with family, dining with donors or playing a game of golf with some friends, the GVSU president stays busy with both work and leisure.

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Maria Cimitile

GVSU announces new provost

After a lengthy selection process, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced his appointment of Maria Cimitile as provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs Wednesday, April 26.

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GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Dr. Chamberlain, Director of the Honors Program. Dr. Chamberlain will retire after the 2016-2017 school year.

Moving on

On the windows outside the Frederik Meijer Honors College Office at Grand Valley State University, first-year students within the program write down on a cloud-shaped piece of paper what their dreams for the future are.

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Civic engagement showcase

Partnering up

According to the American Psychological Association, civic engagement is “individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.” This type of work being done in the Grand Rapids and Western Michigan communities by individuals and groups within Grand Valley State University has taken hold and spread like wildfire, so much so that Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to the “public purposes of higher education,” uses GVSU as a model for what a school is capable of doing in the civic realm.

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The search continues

Three new candidates have been selected to be considered for the provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Grand Valley State University. During the week of Monday, April 17, these candidates will interview on the Allendale Campus and will host a coffee reception on the Pew Campus.

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Refugee crisis lecture

Dissecting the refugee crisis

About five million people have fled Syria since civil war broke out between the Syrian government and its citizens in 2011. These Syrians fled to neighboring countries on foot, like Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, looking for asylum. They are sometimes refused at the gate or placed in “refugee camps” where they face tough living conditions and are not allowed to leave until they are resettled.

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Jesse Bernal speaks to the crowd gathered inside of the Grand River Room in Kirkhof during the sexual assault townhall on Tuesday, April 5, 2017.

Public concern

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of the event schedule, Grand Valley State University student senate and the Division of Inclusion and Equity hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 4, to discuss upcoming events and update the community on recent strides made by the university and student organizations.

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