News briefs 3/12/18

James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at Grand Valley State University, announced his intention to retire on Saturday, March 31.

GVL / Luke Holmes - President Haas speaks with a student about the project she runs.The Civic Engagement Showcase was held in the DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Fighting for funds: University officials travel to Lansing to make case for increased state backing

Before students left Allendale to celebrate spring break, two university officials spoke in front of Michigan representatives for an increase in state funding. On Thursday, March 1, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas, as well as GVSU student senate president Jonathan Bowman and student senators Cameron Jones and Julian VanDaele, traveled to the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to discuss an increase in GVSU's state-allocated funds.

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GVSU joins MiSTEM Network

Grand Valley State University will join a new statewide initiative to deepen the level at which Michigan engages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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Grand Valley is a top producer of both student and faculty Fulbright awards.

Three GVSU professors named Fulbright Scholars

Grand Valley State University is a top producer of Fulbright Student and Scholar award winners. For the 2017-18 academic year, three GVSU faculty members have been selected for the Core Fulbright Scholars Program: Lisa Feurzeig, professor of music; Brian Phillips, professor of sociology; and Jitendra Mishra, professor of management. 

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Padnos International Center holding study-abroad photo contest

Each year, close to 800 or more Grand Valley State University students choose to travel to another country. They may choose from 60 GVSU programs or from hundreds of opportunities held by other schools. For the third year in a row, the Padnos International Center’s PICS Study Abroad Photo Contest will showcase pictures that students have taken while studying in other countries. The photos will be shown Friday, March 9, through Friday, March 23, and can be voted on during this time.  

GVL/Hannah Zajac— Dr. Deanna Haunsperger gives a lecture on her lessons learned as a woman mathematician in Henry Hall on Tuesday 27 Feb 2017.

Acclaimed professor lectures on women in mathematics

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Loutit Lecture Hall, Deanna Haunsperger came to deliver the fifth annual installment of the Mosaic Lecture Series at Grand Valley State University. Her speech, titled “Making Connections: Lessons Learned From Women Mathematicians,” told stories of different women who have made massive impacts in the world of mathematics.