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KCON awarded grant to fund senior onsite care

Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing will soon be providing onsite care to older area residents who are income-eligible or disabled. Two locations will be offering the program starting this month including Reflections, a senior housing community, and Mount Mercy Apartments. The new care project, in collaboration with the nurse-managed GVSU Family Health Center, is being funded by a $493,690 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. 

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GVSU hosts collaborative lecture on rising prescription drug costs

During Grand Valley State University's hosted lecture titled “The Highs and Lows of Prescription Drugs,” several expert panelists gathered to explain the reasons behind the rising prices and discuss how the pharmaceutical industry is attempting to deal with them to better serve consumers. The lecturers also touched on the monetary effect that the rising costs have on both the economy as well as consumers. 

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Padnos International Center Partnership Delegation to visit Romania

In May, a delegation of six Grand Valley State faculty and staff members will be traveling to Romania as part of the Padnos International Center Partnership Delegation to visit the University of Babes-Bolyia. Here, the faculty plans on spending time and building relationships with colleagues from partner institutions.  This year will be the last year in which the current format of the trip remains, according to a GVSU press release on the trip. 

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Lt. Gov. of Michigan Brian Calley visits Student Senate

During their final meeting of the semester, Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate received a special visit from Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Brian Calley. Calley, who is a former Laker, spoke to Student Senate on a variety of topics ranging from personal experience to advice on how these students can become strong leaders, especially in the political realm.  

GVSU Commencement on Saturday December 9, 2017.  GVL / Archive

GV celebrates graduate achievements during 25th winter commencement

On Saturday Dec. 10, students graduating from Grand Valley State University will gather to celebrate their achievements during the university’s winter commencement ceremony. The event will stand as a finale for many students as they transition from the classroom into established careers within their fields. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.