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Renovations to Au Sable brings students together

GVL / Emily Frye ~A glimpse from inside the new section of Au Sable Hall. This modern half of the building was recently finished in time for the new school year.

Renovations to Au Sable brings students together


By CARLY SIMPSON Published 5 hours ago

During the first week of class, students at Grand Valley State University are starting to get acquainted with the newly renovated Au Sable Hall.


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GVSU partners with Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Valley State University has been working closely with the Grand Rapids Public Schools to create the Grand Rapids Public Museum School, opening in the fall of 2015.

The museum school will hold class in the Grand Rapids Public Museum as well as on 54 Jefferson St.

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Campus to Cast Votes for 'PIC pics' Photo Contest

Campus to Cast Votes for 'PIC pics' Photo Contest

The author GK Chesteron once said that the traveler sees what he sees, and the tourist sees what the traveler has already seen. While many students on Grand Valley's campus may see what other travelers have already seen in Lake Ontario Hall, they may also be inspired to pave paths of their own.

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MIP Library hosts open access exhibit

MIP Library hosts open access exhibit

What does it mean to open everything? People at Grand Valley State University can find out by visiting the Mary Idema Pew Library’s "Open Everything" exhibit, which is displayed in the exhibition space through Sept. 11.

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Embracing change

Embracing change

Grand Valley State University’s Convocation launched the official start to the school year with a reminder to students, old and new, to embrace the inevitable: change. “Education itself always initiates change,” said GVSU President Thomas Haas.

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The Fearsome Five

The Fearsome Five

Whether it's making plays in the backfield or interrupting teammates during interviews, this fun-loving bunch of big fellas has a knack for being disruptive – and the Grand Valley State University football team wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Dancing from West Michigan to the East Coast

Dancing from West Michigan to the East Coast

Before this summer, the biggest achievement of Dan Wentworth’s dance career was dancing for the Grand Valley State University dance program. After this summer, he’d be able to say he danced at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.

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Student Senate Sketches: President Andrew Plague

Student Senate Sketches: President Andrew Plague

The Grand Valley State University Student Senate is an important part of life at GVSU, but do you know any of the members of the governing body? Meet Andrew Plague, the Student Senate president. Going into his third year at GVSU, Plague is a peer research consultant in the Knowledge Market at the Mary Idema Pew Library, a fellow in the Cook Leadership Academy and part of the Speak Up campaign.

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