Current Issue, Spring 2015

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Behind the gallery

Go behind the scene of Grand Valley's extensive art collection of more than 13,000 pieces, and learn the strategic ins and outs of preserving and diversifying the collection.

Which piece is the biggest? The smallest? Learn more here.


Transformational link

Jason Spaulding

Beer boom

Jason Spaulding, ’95, is among many West Michigan alumni who are invested in the craft brewery business, which adds millions of dollars to Michigan's economy.

Read about their passion for their craft here and learn about how a faculty member is helping brewery owners and workers keep safe on the job.

Reenacting the past

Students in an European history course find themselves delving into characters, dressing in make-shift period costumes and giving passionate speeches about the French Revolution. It's called Reenacting to the Past, and faculty members say students enjoy learning history, and problem-solving in this innovative course. Read more here.



Andrew Newton in period costume

Global GV

A new campus initiative may make Grand Valley distinctive among its peers and give students an advantage when they search for jobs.

Global learning is not limited to studying abroad or hosting an international visitor. Many campus programs contribute to this strategic goal, learn more here.




Ina Agasta and Sue Korzinek

Lindsey DesArmo

Kate Harmon

Q&A DesArmo, Harmon

Lindsey DesArmo and Kate Harmon hold different positions but with a similar goal: creating and enhancing a fit campus for students, faculty and staff members. Read about their goals and learn some fitness tips here.