The K-8 campus of Allendale Public Schools became significantly more wildlife-friendly Saturday when the community gathered to plant a butterfly garden, install bird feeders and construct bat houses as part of the second annual Allendale Community Field Day.
It was a decade ago that all-everything pitcher Jenn Mackson, now a pitching coach on GVSU’s staff, patrolled the mound at Grand Valley State University, although her lore still intertwines frequently with the current mythos being dictated by Laker softball.
In poker, nobody wants to quit when they’re losing and nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.
Sustainable research and development at Grand Valley State University continues this summer with projects at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center that focus on harnessing wind and solar energy.
MAREC relocated its wind research buoy April 27, placing it six and a half miles offshore on Lake Michigan, midway between Muskegon and White Lake.
There are a hair under 300 Division II softball programs incorporated with the NCAA – only eight remain to play for the right to provide the 2013 season with their own distinctive ending. For only the second time in school history, and the first time since 2002, Grand Valley State University will be one of those eight NCAA Division II World Series championship suitors.
As local hospitals and health organizations attempted to prepare in the event of an unanticipated tragedy, Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences building became the site of the first “mock disaster.”
Volunteer patients received practice medical care on May 3 as the event was created to assess the use of the CHS building as an alternative care site for Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital in the event of a large-scale disaster or health crisis in downtown Grand Rapids.
Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Region 6 Healthcare Network Coalition, Kent County Health Department and GVSU were all involved with the project.
“The mock exercise was extremely successful,” said Katie Branch, health compliance specialist with GVSU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Health.
After a season that has seen its seen ups and downs, it’s do or die time for the Grand Valley State University baseball team.
Despite a spring season that yielded the Grand Valley State University rowing club from using their nearby waters due to floods and inclement weather, the GVSU men and women rowing teams were able to have one of their most successful weekends in recent history.
The Grand Valley State University softball team (42-6) combated two familiar opponents in Sunday’s Midwest Regional Softball Tournament final: the No. 3 tournament seeded Missouri-St. Louis Tritons (40-13), who the Lakers defeated 4-0 Saturday, and the weather.
A strong 2013 spring golf season came to an end this past week for the Grand Valley State University golf programs.