Current Issue, Spring 2013
An education in adventure
It’s a hiker’s paradise, with scenery, wildlife, sunsets and dozens of waterfalls that cascade off the bluffs.
But despite temperatures below zero and several feet of freshly fallen snow, a group of more than a dozen Grand Valley students ventured to Munising at the end of January to try their hand at climbing the ice.
Certificate program creates 'purposeful inclusion'
By taking a few extra classes before graduating, students in Grand Valley’s Intercultural Training Certificate program make themselves more marketable to employers, and, more importantly, have the skills to navigate a diverse world.
Groundswell: students and the community, solving problems together
A sudden gathering of force is one description of a groundswell. Michael Posthumus, assistant director of the Center for Educational Partnerships in the College of Education, agreed and added that — simply put — it’s people coming together to do something.
A family first: support, resources lead first-generation students to success
Paris France has an usual name and a firm goal: graduating from college.
“It was embedded in me since middle school,” said France, who attended the Grand Valley-chartered University Preparatory Academy in Detroit.
Annual summer camps at Grand Valley that were organized by University Prep allowed France to become familiar with the Allendale Campus and buildings. She lived in the dorms, ate on campus and attended classes.
Q&A Cyril Lixenberg
Cyril Lixenberg is well-known throughout the world for the abstract metal sculptures and geometric prints he has created in his Amsterdam studio. Many pieces are evident on Grand Valley’s campuses, including hundreds of gifts of works on paper that established the university’s Print & Drawing Cabinet in 2002.
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