GVL / Courtesy - Lee Van Orsdel

Lee Van Orsdel set to retire as dean of university libraries at end of December

Lee Van Orsdel, dean of university libraries, will retire from Grand Valley State University Saturday, Dec. 31 after serving as dean for 11 years. Van Orsdel came to the university in 2005, when the library facilities were still being held in what is now Zumberge Hall. During Van Orsdel’s time as dean, she helped design the Mary Idema Pew Library and also laid the groundwork for a program in the library called the Knowledge Market.

GVL/Mackenzie Bush - A Student Senate meeting is held in Pere Marquette Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Student senate requests an extra $50,000 for the student life fund to meet expanding student needs

At the beginning of each school year, Grand Valley State University’s student senate receives a budget that they then allocate to different organizations on campus depending on requests heard from those organizations. However, most of these organizations do not receive all of the money they request. To help better meet student needs, GVSU’s student senate has requested to add $50,000 to the student budget.