Allendale Public Schools host its second annual Allendale Community Field Day event on May 18, bringing together students, teachers, professors and other community members in an effort improve the outdoor educational facilities on the Allendale K-8 joint campus.
Last year, the field day involved planting two gardens as part of a larger effort called Project Budburst.
Sustainable research and development at Grand Valley State University continues this summer with projects at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center that focus on harnessing wind and solar energy.
MAREC relocated its wind research buoy April 27, placing it six and a half miles offshore on Lake Michigan, midway between Muskegon and White Lake.
Putting a new spin on learning how to succeed, Grand Valley State University Alumni Austin Dean and Jordan O’Neil have created a program called “Failure-Lab.” The event will bring together a group of diverse speakers and allow them an opportunity to share examples of times when they “screwed up.”
The speakers will share their tales in short story format, with musical acts between each to give the audience time to digest what they’ve heard.
Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center recently received a $44,000 grant from the Michigan Energy Office to study solar thermal system costs and efficiency improvements for use in Michigan’s climate.
As local hospitals and health organizations attempted to prepare in the event of an unanticipated tragedy, Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences building became the site of the first “mock disaster.”
Volunteer patients received practice medical care on May 3 as the event was created to assess the use of the CHS building as an alternative care site for Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital in the event of a large-scale disaster or health crisis in downtown Grand Rapids.
Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Region 6 Healthcare Network Coalition, Kent County Health Department and GVSU were all involved with the project.
“The mock exercise was extremely successful,” said Katie Branch, health compliance specialist with GVSU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Health.
About 300 people from Grand Valley State University donated blood from March through April during the College Care Challenge, a student blood drive contest sponsored by Michigan Blood.
The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees approved the addition of the master’s of public health degree program at its April meeting.
The Sustainable Agriculture Project of Grand Valley State University will hold weekly Farm Stands throughout the month of May offering seasonal produce grown through organic farming practices.
Grand Valley State University will host a 5K run through campus to close out a 10-week after-school program for girls, which focuses on promoting healthy choices and relationships.
Two separate juries found Timothy Miller and Maceo Scott guilty in the armed robbery and murder of Grand Valley State University adviser Santiago Zapata.
Grand Valley State University will host the first ever West Michigan Growing Connections Food Summit, which will offer working group sessions, guest speakers and a dinner with locally sourced ingredients.