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Convocation to welcome class of 2020
Photo: Kevin Sielaff

GVL / Kevin Sielaff President Thomas Haas speaks during convocation. Grand Valley kicks off the academic year with their annual convocation ceremonies, held August 29th, 2015 inside the Fieldhouse Arena.

Convocation to welcome class of 2020


SAMANTHA ELLIOTT-MOSLEY | 08/23/16 2:43pm

As summer comes to a close and students trade in their beach bags for backpacks, there are many Laker welcome events happening around Grand Valley State University’s campuses.


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Addition of video board, Tailgate Village look to enhance football fan experience

Addition of video board, Tailgate Village look to enhance football fan experience

In the fall, Saturday night football at Lubbers Stadium is a tradition not only for Grand Valley State students, but for West Michigan. Lubbers Stadium has led the nation in attendance for Division II the last four years. Fans come not only to see quality football, but for the fan experience, and this year, GVSU has made two improvements to that fan experience.

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Newly renovated 48th Avenue opens for fall semester

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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Building sustainability

Building sustainability

Sustainability has always been a top priority at Grand Valley State University and its latest completed construction project is no exception.

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Committing to Health

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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GVSU's economic impact rises to $780 million

GVSU's economic impact rises to $780 million

As a growing number of students arrive on campus, keeping up and sustaining the local economy often depends on those individuals who work, study and maintain that community they live in.

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