Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Mary Buikema spoke about her experiences in leadership to GVSU students, staff, faculty and community members at the Venderbush Leadership Lecture on March 18.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids is set to feature the works of two Grand Valley State University students at a special exhibit in addition to pieces from artists recognized on the international level.
The Grand Valley State University Book Club will run a 5K race around campus where students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character.The “Character 5K” is open to the whole GVSU community and will go from 7:30 p.m.
Lakers will have the opportunity to learn about internship opportunities at Amway through a tour of the company on Friday, March 27.
Amway plans to provide summer 2016 internship opportunities in areas such as supply chain management, procurement, logistics and project management.
Transportation to Amway will be provided at 7:30 a.m.
Grand Valley State University will host the event “Spread the Word to End the Word,” with the purpose of stopping the use of the word “retarded.” "Spread the Word to End the Word" recognizes that the term “retarded,” otherwise known as the "R-word," can be highly offensive and cruel to the millions of people with intellectual disabilities.
The third annual Superior Awards is now accepting submissions from Grand Valley State University students.
The Superior Awards aims to honor students within the advertising and public relations program in the GVSU School of Communications.
The seventh annual Sustainability Champions Awards is now accepting nominations for students, faculty, staff and community members who are helping create change through sustainable living.Nominations are run through the Office of Sustainability Practices and are due by March 27.
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and retirees will help celebrate the College of Education’s 50th anniversary by looking forward to the future of Grand Valley State University education at a special event on March 24.
Titled “A Celebration of the College of Education: Reflections & Predictions,” the event occurs in the Loosemore Auditorium at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Joel Potrykus, Grand Valley State University alumnus, will bring his feature film “Buzzard” to the Allendale campus for a public screening.“Buzzard” follows con-artist Marty as he is forced into the streets of Detroit after his latest job goes wrong.
The upcoming Community as Classroom will aim to instruct teachers on how to better prepare students in their approach to “wicked” problems.The event, titled “Community-based Teaching in a Wicked World: Preparing Students for Messy Inquiry,” will tackle “wicked” issues defined as dynamically complex and interdependent with no clear solution.Danielle Lake, assistant professor of liberal studies, and Anna Sluka, member of various organizations against poverty, will speak at the lecture.Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement, the event will take place from 10 a.m.
Sheri Fink, author of the current Community Reading Project selection “Five Days at Memorial,” will visit Grand Valley State University to discuss her book in a public presentation.“Five Days at Memorial” is about the disastrous effects of Hurricane Katrina seen through the perspective of a New Orleans Hospital.
Former Grand Valley State linebacker and current NFL free agent Dan Skuta is set to ink a five-year, $20.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars when the free agent signing period opens, reports CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.
On Wednesday, Grand Valley State cross country standout Jessica Janecke was honored with the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
On Thursday night, Ryan Sabin snapped a streak of 42 consecutive free throws made with 0:09 left to play in GVSU’s 60-54 win over Northern Michigan at Fieldhouse Arena. The stretch, a school record, spanned more than 15 games. It lasted 289 minutes and 8 seconds -- 4.82 hours of game clock.