GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Euphoria acappella group performs during the TEDxGVSU event held in Grand Valley's Cook-DeWitt Center on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

TEDxGVSU returns for second installment

TEDxGVSU is proud to announce its second idea-sharing event meant to spur creative thought and discussion on March 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. The event will bring together a number of students and faculty members from different disciplines and will highlight special projects being worked on by local scholars and professionals.  

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Student Senate.

Student senate to host week of activities ahead of elections

As the end of the winter semester at Grand Valley State University approaches, so does the time for electing new senators and cabinet members for the GVSU student senate. To help create excitement for the upcoming elections, as well as provide necessary information to those interested in running for an open seat, student senate will be hosting Student Senate Week beginning Monday, Feb. 26.  


News briefs 2/19/18

Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas sent out an email to all students on Friday, Feb. 16, in which he addressed the university's continued efforts to combat sexual assault on campus.


GVS(You) Week a chance to recognize donors

Grand Valley State University has been the recipient of many donations over the years. In an effort to bring awareness to those who have generously given in the past, the Future Alumni Association will be hosting GVS(You) Week, which focuses on teaching students about the importance of philanthropy in local communities. The events will begin Monday, Feb. 19, and will include writing thank-you notes to those who have given and continue to give to the university. 

GVL / Sara Carte
A street in downtown Grand Rapids on Sunday February 13th.

Grand Rapids officials express concern over students violating housing codes downtown

Officials from the city of Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University wish to remind students living downtown of compliance codes upheld by the city. According to Grand Rapids ordinances, no more than four non-related individuals may live in a house in the city. This has been an issue for GVSU students, as landlords and property managers have been allowing students to live in properties without being signed to a lease.

GVL / Courtesy - Kambriana Gates, GVSU student, received a Passport Scholarship and studied abroad in South Africa for the summer of 2017.

Padnos International Center to hold passport fair

At Grand Valley State University, a passport fair happens once per semester to provide students a quick and easy opportunity to file for and/or renew their passports right on campus, and passport scholarships are awarded to students with financial needs. This year’s passport fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room 


H.W. Brands to speak at Hauenstein Center event

The past is filled with events that have shaped the foundation of today, and by reviewing major events and political leaders from a different time, people may learn several lessons. Author and professor H.W. Brands will speak at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Thursday, Feb. 22, to reflect upon some of these key moments in his lecture, “The Golden Age of the Senate.”  

GVL / Emily Frye

Second annual Repair Clinic being held for GVSU students

Hanging on by a thread? The second annual Repair Clinic at Grand Valley State University will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center. This clinic is organized by Housing and Residence Life, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).