Grand Valley and community leaders symbolically broke ground September 21 for a new library that speakers called both a "game changer" and the "intellectual heart of campus."
A successful author, academician, and businesswoman who serves on the boards of major corporations, Jill Ker Conway will draw upon a wealth of experience and insights as she looks ahead to the next 50 years during her presentation at Grand Valley State University. Conway is one of only a few people versatile and distinguished enough to be thought of simultaneously as the first of three Grand Valley 50th Anniversary Distinguished Academic Lecturers, the inaugural speaker of the Frederik Meijer Lecture Series, and the 2010 Fall Arts Celebration Distinguished Academic Lecturer.
Grand Valley officials and community leaders will break ground and celebrate the start of construction on the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on Tuesday, September 21.
Grand Valley's Faculty and Staff Campaign for 2009-2010 has reached 50 percent participation, a number staff members connected with the campaign say is fitting as the university heads into its 50th anniversary year.
Jeremiah Cataldo will be running 100 miles in under 30 hours to raise money for Grand Valley State University's Children's Enrichment Center, even though he doesn't yet have a child there.
The Grand Valley University Foundation will celebrate a "Legacy of Leadership" at its annual Enrichment Dinner, set for June 8 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.