GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Students walk around Grand Valley's Allendale campus on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017.

Making transferring easy

Grand Valley State University has been chosen as a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the university’s support of community college transfers. GVSU is one of 63 institutions nationwide to be recognized for this honor.

GVL / Luke Holmes - President T. Haas introduces the keynote speaker in the Fieldhouse Arena on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

21st Century Michigan Education Commission releases recommendations for state school systems

The 21st Century Michigan Education Commission has now concluded and has produced a report containing 32 recommendations pertaining to Michigan’s education system. The chairman of the commission, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas, said the recommendations outlined in the report are necessary to save Michigan from its current low-ranking status in K-12 education.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Megan Buchman practices giving a shot to a test dummy in the Center for Health Sciences building downtown on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Promoting success

For first-generation and/or low-income students who are pursuing or are interested in a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or health sciences at Grand Valley State University, there is an additional resource on campus that offers academic, social and cultural support: the TRiO Student Support Services STEM-Health Sciences program.


GRAAHI executive director discusses racial health disparities at "Lunch & Learn" event

In the U.S., not every person is able to receive the same quality of health care. In addition to that, not every person is at a societal or income level where they are able to maintain and afford a healthy lifestyle. A person’s health care is not solely determined by their choice in lifestyle but rather depends on many other factors not always in their control, such as socioeconomic status, education, their environment and their culture.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Melissa Baker-Boosamra introduces keynote speaker Professor Louis Moore during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

"The Role of Media in a Democracy"

In continuation of its Democracy 101 series, the Grand Valley State University Community Service Learning Center hosted a panel event to examine “The Role of Media in a Democracy” Wednesday, March 1, in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. During the event, the panelists discussed the process of verifying news sources and identifying “fake news,” the function of social media in modern reporting and current challenges facing journalism.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Former dean of math and sciences, P. Douglas Kindschi, speaks before the Kindschi Hall of Science. Grand Valley celebrates the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science with a dedication ceremony Friday, August 28th, 2015. The dedication recognized both Grand Valley and state officials that made the realization of this building possible.

New Kindschi Fellowship offers unique research opportunity for GVSU students

A new opportunity is available to science majors who wish to pursue a unique research opportunity at Grand Valley State University: the P. Douglas Kindschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Sciences. This year marks the first year where students in certain majors will be able to pursue a research opportunity during the school year. The Kindschi Fellowship is a $1,500 fellowship that allows undergraduates to pursue research while under the mentorship of a faculty member.


GVSU alumnae reveal new research on West Michigan women of color

Many people have heard about the “glass ceiling,” the metaphor that symbolizes the invisible barrier that prevents many women from being hired to higher-level jobs because of their gender. But underneath the glass ceiling is another unknown barrier that hinders women of color specifically, a room with "Invisible Walls, Ceilings and Floors.” Roughly 120 women of color in Kent and Ottawa counties were surveyed by Grand Valley State University alumnae Shannon Cohen and Patricia VerDuin over the past year for a study that examined women of color in leadership positions and the difficulties they faced in the work force.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Professor Louis Moore speaks during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

'Protest and love'

Since its inception, protests in the U.S. has not come in blips, but in waves. From the revolution of 1776, to the call of abolitionism in the 1800s, to the widespread fight against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, protestors have fought at injustices in their cultures and lives since the beginning.