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Grand Valley State Laker Football on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016.

GVSU football looks to build off 2015 campaign

The 2016 Grand Valley State football team, coming off of a 12-3 (8-2 GLIAC) season and a heartbreaking loss in the national semifinal, had one motto this past offseason. “One thing we preached about camp this year was being the hunter, not the hunted,” said GVSU junior receiver Brandon Bean.

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'Connected' exhibit to create links among strangers

Forming connections with others is a vital part of being human. While some may find it easy to create new connections, others struggle to make the first move, especially after arriving to a large campus like Grand Valley State University for the first time. Erin Fisher, event and exhibit coordinator for the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus, knows exactly how essential connections are to new students and sought out a fresh way to bring strangers together.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - 48th Ave. final construction on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Newly renovated 48th Avenue opens for fall semester

The newly transformed 48th Avenue will be open in time for fall semester at Grand Valley State University, said Jerry Alkema, Allendale Charter township supervisor. The construction project was a total overhaul of 48th Avenue, transforming the road from two lanes to a four-lane highway with a grass median in the center.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Jacob Salter and Casey Malburg go for a run around Grand Valley's campus.

Committing to Health

With Ottawa County being named the healthiest county in Michigan for three years in a row, Grand Valley State University has decided to join the fight promoting healthy lifestyle choices on campus by joining Partnership for a Healthier America. GVSU was one of six new PHA campus partners announced in May. 

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