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Stephanie Brzezinski


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Adjunct walkout day

Adjunct Walkout Day is a national movement that occurred on Feb. 25 to raise awareness about what the New Faculty Majority website calls “the contingent faculty crisis.” 

Living in a Grand city

The GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropy, an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service, recently released the results from the 2014 VoiceGR survey.

NSTA prepares future educators for careers

The GVSU student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association is an organization that works on educating and involving future educators in issues to better prepare them for their careers.

Student Life Awards nominations now open

The Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life is now accepting nominations for the Student Life Awards, an annual ceremony that gives recognition to students, registered organizations, faculty, staff and campus departments in various categories.

Community Reading Project welcomes author to GVSU

GVSU's 10th annual Community Reading Project will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Sheri Fink.

Justice for all

Mia Mingus gave a presentation to a crowd of students and others at GVSU on Tuesday. Her main point: the current strategies for preventing violence need improving. 

Board of Trustees approves plans for rec center expansion, new housing

The GVSU Board of Trustees approved plans to expand the Recreation Center on the Allendale Campus.

GV Fund supports campus resources

Grand Valley State University provides many resources for students, such as the Career Center, Student Academic Success Center, Tutoring Center and Counseling Center. It may come as a surprise to many that these departments are funded mainly through donations.

Record number of international students enroll at GV

More than 400 international students from around the world are currently studying at Grand Valley State University.

Accomplishments and aspirations

The Grand Valley State University Student Senate has wrapped up another busy semester. Senators are now taking time to reflect on what has been accomplished this fall and are already looking ahead to what they hope to accomplish in the winter.

More changes ahead for campus dining

Many changes are in the works for Grand Valley State University’s campus dining. Students will continue to have more food options as campus dining expands and renovates its buildings on the Allendale Campus.

WGS major to become a department

Fifty students at Grand Valley State University were enrolled as women and gender studies majors at the start of the fall semester, an increase from the original 18 students when the major was created five years ago. Next semester, the program will become an official department at GVSU.

Last Lecture focuses on hope, storytelling

According to Aristotle, the function of tragedy is to evoke both pity and fear. Grand Valley State University classics professor Charles Pazdernik addressed the tragedy of his summer bike accident before a crowd of students and community members in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room on Nov. 20.

GV observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Hollywood film director Lana Wachowski is best known for films such as 1999’s “The Matrix” and 2005’s “V for Vendetta,” which both earned between $25 and $27 million during their opening weekends in the United States.

GV sisters create literacy nonprofit

Doctor Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Believing in this idea that knowledge is power, Grand Valley State University sisters Elizabeth and Rebecca Williams started Books IV Bonding, a nonprofit organization focused on the literacy of high school students abroad and in the U.S.

Students respond to federal court decision

A Michigan constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage since 2004 was overturned in March, allowing about 300 couples to marry legally based on equal protection under the law. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned this ruling on Nov. 6, upholding Michigan's gay marriage ban.

GV creates inclusive statement for transgender athletes

Grand Valley State University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on gender and gender identity for students involved with varsity sports, but the current language does not specifically address transgender students in club and intramural sports. However, the Office of Student Life is working with Campus Recreation, the Division of Inclusion and Equity department, the LGBT Center and Student Senate to create an inclusive statement.

GV alumna murdered in Florida

Shelby Fazio, a 2013 graduate of Grand Valley State University, died from a fatal stabbing on Tuesday, Oct. 28. According to MLive, Fazio’s roommate stabbed her in the neck and attacked another roommate, who escaped and called the police to the West Orange County home they shared in Orlando, Fla.

Student Senate to hold campus forum

Sexual assault, violence, free speech and the bias incident protocol are currently hot-button issues at Grand Valley State University. The Student Senate is hosting a Campus Forum at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 to discuss these topics.

Not enough beds

Grand Valley State University has a total of 6,000 beds on campus for incoming freshmen and returning upper-class students, but many students have seen shortages since the selection process for fall 2015 opened on Oct. 20.

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