News briefs 12/11/17

Grand Valley State University received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

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GVSU extends study-abroad partnership with University of the Sunshine Coast

Grand Valley State University students who wish to study on the other side of the world will continue to have that opportunity. Last month, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, GVSU President Thomas Haas signed an agreement to extend the existing partnership between GVSU and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), located in Sippy Downs, Queensland, in Australia. Haas and other GVSU representatives made the trip to Australia to extend the partnership for another five years.

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Setting sail: GVSU student reflects on 'Semester at Sea'

Grand Valley State University student Spencer Rohatynski set sail for the fall 2016 semester to participate in the unique "Semester at Sea" study-abroad program. He joined a class of roughly 500 students from different universities around the globe to spend 100 days on a ship visiting more than 10 countries.

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News briefs 12/4/17

Grand Valley State University announced the two guest speakers for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration in January 2018. On Monday, Jan. 15, April Reign will speak at GVSU, and Bree Newsome will speak Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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GVSU professor honored by science association

Grand Valley State University Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Edward Aboufadel was recently named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a result of his dedication and hard work toward the advancement of science and its applications.  

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Professor Louis Moore speaks during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Democracy 101 event to focus on student debt, health in U.S.

As college tuition continues to become more expensive, the question of how students manage to support themselves becomes increasingly relevant. Not only are tuition fees rising, but the cost of living a healthy lifestyle is, too.  To explain the economic reasons behind the rise of student costs and debt in relation to food inequality in the U.S., Grand Valley State University professor George Lundskow will give a lecture as part of the Community Service Learning Center’s Democracy 101 series.

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GVL/Hannah Zajac-- Laker Effect Challenge Event on Thursday 30th Nov 2017.

Laker Effect Challenge winners announced

In order to promote innovation within the West Michigan community, Grand Valley State University challenged community members to come up with solutions to certain problems. On Thursday, Nov. 30, seven winners were selected for their innovative ideas in the Laker Effect Challenge. 

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