News briefs 10/23/17

Grand Valley State University alumnus and current president of the Pacific island nation Palau, Tommy Remengesau, will visit GVSU Wednesday, Nov. 1, to lead a presentation on current geopolitical issues.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Kimberly Long passes out cupcakes. GVSU Founders Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 next to the clock tower.

GVSU Founders Day to celebrate university's history

Fifty-seven years ago, 282 individuals put their minds and resources together to form what we now call Grand Valley State University. With a lot of hard work, they came together to raise an initial $1 million to purchase the original GVSU property.  Now, years later, GVSU will honor their hard work and dedication Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the annual Founders Day celebration. This tradition, which has been ongoing since 2013, is a collaboration between the Future Alumni Association and Laker Traditions.

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. Quinn Gardener talking to some of the students and faculty at Grand Valley's Study Abroad Fair.

GVSU introduces new study abroad program in Costa Rica

Grand Valley State University offers a plethora of options when it comes to study abroad programs, and faculty at GVSU are constantly looking for new and interesting ways to further students’ learning both in and out of the classroom.  With that in mind, a new study abroad program has been introduced, and it’s targeted toward hospitality and tourism management majors and minors. Students in the program will have the opportunity to study in the geotourism and adventure tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica.