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"Being supported by Grand Valley to go to conferences was mind blowing to me. It helped me dream a little bit bigger." - Brian Parks '08, Financial Analyst, Herman Miller Read More

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College of Education Convocation

April 18, 2014

The College of Education will honor an outstanding leader during its convocation ceremony April 23 at DeVos Place. Read More

Sustainability expert to speak at Seidman event

April 18, 2014

The founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World is the speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture, sponsored by the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Registration open for CLAS on the Green

April 17, 2014

The June 18 golf outing supports the endowment of the CLAS Scholarship Fund. Read More

Students recognized for dedication to community service

April 17, 2014

Eighteen students received awards from the Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication to community service. Read More

Screening set for Summer Film Project The White Bag

April 16, 2014

The premiere of The White Bag, the 19th annual Grand Valley State University Summer Film Project, is set for April 25. Read More

Students ace intensive French language and business exam

April 16, 2014

Five students from Professor Séverine Ward's Business French class passed the challenging Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Exam with a 100 percent success rate. Read More

World Trade Week Business Conference

April 16, 2014

The 29th World Trade Week West Michigan Business Conference will be held May 8 at Seidman Center. Read More

New Music Ensemble to launch concerts in national parks

April 15, 2014

New Music Ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4. Read More

Haas recites Gettysburg Address for WGVU special

April 14, 2014

President Haas recited the Gettysburg Address in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's speech. Read More

Students participate in Habitat for Humanity

April 14, 2014

A group of business management students participated in a Habitat for Humanity Project April 12. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus named to Albanian cabinet post

April 11, 2014

Veliaj was named Minister of Social Welfare and Youth last fall, and said he has high hopes to accomplish many goals on fronts including employment services, labor issues, social services, youth, pensions and more. Read More

Current business trends: Slow growth accelerates

April 8, 2014

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy experienced slow but accelerated growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Horak named director of Family Owned Business Institute

April 8, 2014

Joseph J. Horak has been named director of the Family Owned Business Institute in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

MAREC to host conference on crowdfunding

April 7, 2014

MAREC will host a conference to educate businesses and nonprofits on how to properly use donation- and investment-based crowdfunding. Read More

Twin world record attempt

April 6, 2014

Fifty-two sets of student twins plus 12 sets of alumni twins may set a world record, and it certainly set a mood for a festive, family celebration April 6 at Grand Valley. Read More

CLAS holds Sabbatical Showcase

April 4, 2014

Nearly 40 faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences showcased their research and creative projects during a Sabbatical Showcase. Read More

Bard to Go expands students' Shakespeare experience

April 3, 2014

Grand Valley's Shakespeare Festival touring company, Bard To Go, has been touring regionally and internationally each year since 1998. Read More

PT program hosts 5K race

April 3, 2014

Grand Valley's physical therapy program will host the 18th annual Wheel Run Together 5K Run and Handcycle Race on Saturday, April 12, on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Former pre-med students matched with residencies

April 1, 2014

It's called Match Day. On March 21, medical school students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and across the country, opened envelopes and learned where they would spend their residencies. Read More

Students present research at Google conference

March 25, 2014

A team of students presented a video at the 2014 EdTechTeam New England Summit in Boston. Read More

Will Power Shakespeare youth camp set for July

March 24, 2014

The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival has planned the third annual "Will Power" summer education program for children. Registration is now open. Read More

Empowering women entrepreneurs

March 20, 2014

Find Your Voice: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs will be held March 28 at the L. William Seidman Center. Read More

Broadcasting students garner awards

March 19, 2014

School of Communications students attended the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards and garnered seven awards, including four for first place. Read More

G3 summer camp registration

March 19, 2014

Grandparents and grandchildren can share a college experience by attending G3 Camp at Grand Valley. Read More

Languages Day Celebration

March 19, 2014

A full day of language celebration, Thursday, March 20, will include a variety of free cultural activities, games, puppets, films, music, food and more. Read More

Superior Awards recognize exceptional student work

March 19, 2014

The second annual Superior Awards were presented at a reception on February 26. Read More

Documentary explores charitable Blessing of the Bikes

March 18, 2014

Grand Valley State University will host the premiere screening of a short documentary film about the annual Blessing of the Bikes event in Baldwin, that benefits charitable programs in Lake County. Read More

Samrat Upadhyay wraps up Writers Series

March 18, 2014

This year's Writers Series wraps up Thursday, March 27, with Samrat Upadhyay, a Nepali writer who writes in English. Read More

Current business trends show slow growth

March 12, 2014

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy shows continued slow growth, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

International Space Station crew request film by Grand Valley alumnus

March 12, 2014

Alumnus David J. Rucks new film, I Want to Be an Astronaut, will have its orbital premiere aboard the International Space Station, with an audience of astronauts from around the world. Read More

Michigan History Day regional contest held at Grand Valley

March 12, 2014

Nearly three hundred students representing many West Michigan area schools are headed to the Michigan History Day western regional contest at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 15. Read More

Theatre at Grand Valley brings Sex and the Supernatural to stage

March 12, 2014

A wide variety of romantic relationships play out against the backdrops of the Garden of Eden, cemeteries and zombies, magic and New Agers and fortune tellers. Read More

Prolific Congolese writer to visit Grand Valley State

March 11, 2014

The prolific writer Kama Sywor Kamanda, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1952, visits Grand Valley State University for a series of events that focus on his life and work. Read More

Palestinian-born author to discuss Healing Children of Conflict

March 10, 2014

Susan Abulhawa's novel, Mornings in Jenin, relates one familys journey through six decades of Palistine-Israeli tension. The author and humanitarian visits Grand Valley March 17. Read More

Gov. Snyder says Michigan still center of auto industry

March 6, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder gave closing remarks at the 15th Automotive Suppliers Symposium hosted by the Van Andel Global Trade Center. Read More

Three events enhance History of Space Photography exhibit

March 4, 2014

Three upcoming events are planned in conjunction with the ongoing Art Gallery exhibit, The History of Space Photography. All events are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Arts at Noon Series to host cello and piano duo

March 3, 2014

Chicago-based iAn & ANi Duo, comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova, will perform at Grand Valleys next Arts at Noon Series, Wednesday, March 12 Read More

Volunteers needed during annual outreach week

February 28, 2014

From helping construct a home for a single mother in Holland, collecting canned goods in Florida or cleaning the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, hundreds of people will volunteer in the name of Grand Valley during the annual Community Outreach Week. Read More

Diverse program at next Writers Series

February 20, 2014

Caroline Maun will bring a craft talk, readings from her work, and a musical performance to the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Students take top honor at statewide innovation competition

February 20, 2014

A group of Grand Valley students who competed in the Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize won the Masco undergraduate prize February 14 in Ann Arbor. Read More

PAS to help host conference for young girls

February 19, 2014

Physician Assistant Studies faculty members and students have collaborated with two organizations to host a free conference for area girls and their parents during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Read More

Diverse program at next Writers Series

February 18, 2014

Author Caroline Maun will provide craft talk, readings from her work, and a musical performance Monday, February 24, from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Valleys University Club, Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Theatre at Grand Valley PS Series presents Beyond Therapy

February 18, 2014

Performances, Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. are scheduled Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. Read More

GVS(You) Week will celebrate giving

February 17, 2014

From February 17-21, students across campus can celebrate the thousands of donors, including alumni and current students, who support and give to Grand Valley every year. Read More

Civic Studio to host events with alumna

February 13, 2014

On Monday, February 17, Civic Studio will host two events with alumna Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, who was part of the Civic Studio project in 2006. Read More

Contest: Create plan for #GVSU's social media accounts

February 13, 2014

Do you have a creative idea for Grand Valley's Instagram account or Facebook page? Read More

Grand Hotel president shares secrets of success

February 12, 2014

Dan Musser, III, was the guest speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture. Read More

Library Book Grant program receives funds

February 12, 2014

The Classroom Library Book Grant program has been awarded a $2,500 Meemic Foundation grant. Read More

Arts at Noon to feature GR Symphony

February 10, 2014

The Grand Rapids Symphony will perform at the Arts at Noon Series Wednesday, February 12, from noon-1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Current Business Trends: Slow Growth

February 5, 2014

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy experienced sustainable slow growth, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Faculty music performances ahead

February 4, 2014

The GVSU Faculty String Trio and Grand Valleys Brass Quintet faculty ensemble will perform this week. Read More

GVSU helps students apply for college money

February 3, 2014

College-bound students can get help applying for financial aid during College Goal Sunday, February 9. Read More

Area business confidence index highest since 2000

January 31, 2014

The projected business confidence index in West Michigan is above 70 percent, according to GVSU economist Paul Isely. Read More

Film screening of 'Ape' with alumnus Joel Potrykus

January 30, 2014

Alumnus Joel Potrykus ('99) returns to campus for a screening and discussion of his first feature film "Ape," for which he won Best New Director at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. Read More

Community Reading Project author among televised immigration stories

January 29, 2014

An interview with Reyna Grande, author of the book selected as Grand Valleys 2013-2014 Community Reading Project, will air February 3. Read More

Vietnam Veterans talk canceled

January 27, 2014

Due to weather conditions, the My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories, event scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids has been canceled. Read More

Dinner will honor first African American male graduate

January 24, 2014

The first African American man to graduate from Grand Valley, James Moore, will share his insights and experiences during an event hosted by the Division of Inclusion and Equity. Read More

Arts at Noon Series features Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet

January 22, 2014

The internationally acclaimed Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet kicks off the Arts at Noon Series winter concerts Wednesday, January 22, from noon-1p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Writers Series to feature faculty

January 20, 2014

The Grand Valley Writers Series continues with readings by Writing Department faculty members Amorak Huey and Caitlin Horrocks. Read More

GVSU surveys local impact of Affordable Care Act

January 16, 2014

There are 1,000 fewer workers in West Michigan as a result of area employers reacting to the Affordable Care Act, according to GVSU researchers. Read More

GVSU, Spectrum and GR Current partner for innovation grant

January 15, 2014

A GVSU technology sharing program has been awarded a $187,000 grant. Read More

Opera Theatre to present 'Urinetown: The Musical'

January 14, 2014

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years has been selected for six performances by the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre. Read More

Registration open for G3 camp

January 14, 2014

Grandparents and their grandchildren can share a college experience by attending G3 Camp: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley! Read More

Local professionals help students transition to post-graduate life

January 13, 2014

Students are invited to attend the second annual Student to Professional Conference to hear from local employers and Grand Valley alumni. Read More

Report tracks area health care, jobs outlook

January 10, 2014

More than 45 percent of area businesses have passed additional costs to workers as a result of implementing the Affordable Care Act, according to a report by Grand Valley researchers. Read More

Current business trends show modest growth

January 9, 2014

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy experienced modest growth in December, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

New CLAS associate dean selected

January 9, 2014

Gretchen Galbraith has been selected as the new associate dean for Faculty Resources and Scheduling in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Read More

Grand Valley names new dean of business college

January 6, 2014

Provost Gayle R. Davis has announced the appointment of Diana R. Lawson as dean of the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Irwin named 'Most Influential' by GRBJ

January 3, 2014

Shelley Irwin named one of "The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan." Read More

GVSU conference on aging well

December 17, 2013

The 9th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference will be held at Grand Valley on February 14. Read More

WGVU will host open house

December 17, 2013

WGVU Public Media will wrap up its 40th anniversary by hosting an open house on Wednesday, December 18. Read More

Pre-med students practice sutures

December 9, 2013

Grand Valley students in the Pre-Med Club practiced suturing bananas and pig feet during a clinic in November. Read More

Current business trends: Continued slow growth

December 5, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to grow slowly, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Fall Arts Holiday Celebration to feature Very English Christmas Music

December 3, 2013

A holiday gift to the community is planned for the final event of Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration 2013, and will take place in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Two from Classics selected for studies in Rome

November 20, 2013

Two Grand Valley students have been selected to participate in a highly competitive program in Rome, administered by Duke University. Read More

Opera Theatre to present Amahl and the Night Visitors

November 19, 2013

Grand Valley Opera Theatre will present the special Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Grand Rapids Ballets Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Read More

GVSU teams win big at business competition

November 18, 2013

A student team and an alumnus took first place at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation competition. Read More

First civil discourse professorship announced

November 13, 2013

The first Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professorship of Civil Discourse will be held by a College of Education faculty member. Read More

DeVos says West Michigan a great place to live

November 12, 2013

Dick DeVos was the featured speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture. Read More

Spanish puppet theater to perform Don Quijote

November 12, 2013

A unique puppet show, performed in Spanish, will have two free performances on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Local economy continues to grow slowly

November 7, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to grow slowly, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Nationally recognized New Music Ensemble to perform

November 7, 2013

Founded in 2006 by its director Bill Ryan, the ensemble has been profiled in numerous national publications, and has released three critically acclaimed recordings. Read More

Arts at Noon Series presents Akropolis Reed Quintet

November 5, 2013

Grand Valleys Arts at Noon Series continues with a performance by the Akropolis Reed Quintet, Wednesday, November 6, from noon - 1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

GVSU board approves expansion for health campus

November 1, 2013

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved the purchase of nearly 11 acres northeast of downtown Grand Rapids to expand the university's health campus. Read More

School Psychology Program approved by Board of Trustees

November 1, 2013

The School Psychology Program will provide academic preparation leading to a Master of Science in school psychology. Read More

Grand Valley students win big at advertising competition

October 31, 2013

Grand Valley students made up three of the four winning teams in the 13th annual Yardsticks creative competition. Read More

Music faculty member wins international competition

October 30, 2013

Dan Graser, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Music and Dance, is emerging as one of the most active saxophone performers and educators of his generation. Read More

Professor examines son preference in India

October 29, 2013

Sonia Dalmia had support from her parents to pursue higher education, but that is not the case for many women in India. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration to feature modern dance

October 28, 2013

The event features a unique pairing of iconic American music, celebrating the many moods of summer, and its interpretation in modern dance. Read More

WGVU news report picked up by NPR

October 25, 2013

Patrick Center's report on a senior meal program aired on "All Things Considered." Read More

Art in the House includes alumnae

October 24, 2013

Artwork by two recent graduates will be exhibited for an entire year in the Michigan House of Representatives' Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. Read More

Hundreds of students to participate in national day of volunteering

October 24, 2013

More than 350 volunteers from Grand Valley are expected to participate in the nation's largest day of community service October 26. Read More

Psychologist explores what

October 23, 2013

About 500 people of all ages and political stripes packed the L.V. Eberhard Center on Grand Valleys Pew Grand Rapids Campus Tuesday night to hear social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explore why politics and religion have the power to divide people, during his presentation The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion. Read More

Vietnam veterans will share stories at Grand Valley

October 22, 2013

Thirty veterans are participating in the presentation series, "My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories," at Grand Valley. Read More

75th anniversary of Kindertransport explored in theater events

October 16, 2013

A series of events at Grand Valley, Allendale Campus, will be held during the 75th anniversary of Kindertransport, the mission that evacuated more than 10,000 young Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, just months before the start of World War II. Read More

Career fair draws hundreds of students, alumni

October 16, 2013

Nearly 200 employers and more than 1,300 students and alumni attended the Fall Career Fair October 15. Read More

Poets featured at Fall Arts Celebration event

October 15, 2013

Fall Arts Celebration continues with "An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Christian Wiman and Pattiann Rogers." Read More

Baroque Legacy Conference to explore art forms

October 14, 2013

An interdisciplinary conference at Grand Valley will feature presentations on music, literature and art from two regions: Latin America and Central/Eastern Europe. Read More

Homecoming 2013 inspired by classic film

October 14, 2013

The Wizard will come to the Valley for Homecoming 2013. Read More

Seidman Center Community Open House

October 11, 2013

A community open house was held at the L. William Seidman Center October 12. Read More

West Michigan attracts major sporting events

October 11, 2013

Sports tourism is a $7 billion business and Mike Guswiler said West Michigan can get a bigger piece of that pie. Read More

Fall career fair set for students and alumni

October 10, 2013

More than 180 employers are registered to attend Grand Valley's Fall Career Fair October 15. Read More

Donors celebrate L. William Seidman Center

October 9, 2013

The formal dedication of the L. William Seidman Center October 9, was attended by most of the 600 donors who helped raise $40 million for the construction of the center. Read More

GVSU makes Best Business Schools guide

October 9, 2013

The Seidman College of Business has been named by the Princeton Review as one of "The Best 295 Business Schools" in the nation for 2014. Read More

GVSU, Spectrum Health create Executive MBA

October 9, 2013

Grand Valley is developing a unique educational opportunity that will help Spectrum Health better prepare its leaders as it plans for the future. Read More

Reception honors former women athletes, faculty members

October 8, 2013

About 60 people honored women alumni and current faculty members for their leadership skills and connections to sports during a reception October 5 at the Alumni House. Read More

West Michigan economy returns to slow growth

October 4, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy has returned to slow growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU receives school counselor grant

October 2, 2013

Grand Valley received a $10,000 grant to enhance its school counseling program. Read More

Event will honor women connected to sports

October 1, 2013

Alumni and current students at Grand Valley who have played varsity sports, club sports or majored in movement science will be honored at an event during Family Weekend. Read More

A global perspective of migrations is focus of conference

September 26, 2013

Issues associated with migrations, from understanding to actions and reactions, will be addressed in more than 20 panel presentations at the 39th annual Great Lakes History Conference. Read More

Acclaimed filmmaker slated to give presentation

September 26, 2013

Director, screenwriter and producer Peter Bratt will give a presentation for the Professionals of Color Lecture Series October 2. Read More

Vendor donates to scholarship fund for veterans

September 26, 2013

Three days a week during ArtPrize, Grand Valley student Steve Brown can be found downtown with his hot dog stand selling Michigan-made soda and hotdogs for a special cause. Read More

Epic event brings Classics to life

September 25, 2013

Students at Grand Valley State University will be invoking the Muse, welcoming the sun with song and performing the funeral of Hector, all within a 24-hour period known as Homerathon. Read More

Writers Series kicks off with Roxane Gay

September 25, 2013

Roxane Gay, an author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, kicks off the Grand Valley State University Writers Series of free events. Read More

Sprout Lab promotes Ag entrepreneurs

September 24, 2013

Sprout Lab helps people with innovative agribusiness ideas find resources to develop their ideas and business concepts. Read More

License plates feature Pure Michigan design

September 23, 2013

More than 3,570 vehicles are sporting Laker pride via a specially designed Michigan license plate. Read More

Alumni Association will present awards Saturday

September 20, 2013

Grand Valley's Alumni Association will honor a former Michigan State trooper and an advocate for people with disabilities for their service and contributions during an event on Saturday, September 21. Read More

'Much Ado About Nothing' set for Shakespeare Festival

September 17, 2013

The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, the oldest in Michigan, celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing arts education and modern yet timeless productions that explore and celebrate Shakespeare. Read More

New program helps students manage money

September 17, 2013

A program and website, created by the Financial Aid Office, provides money management resources, tips and advice for students. Read More

Vietnam veterans will share stories

September 17, 2013

Thirty veterans will participate in the presentation series, "My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories," organized by Professor James Smither, director of the Veterans History Project at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Writing faculty member wins literary award

September 16, 2013

Monica McFawn Robinson, Grand Valley State University affiliate professor of Writing, is one of two winners of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Read More

ArtPrize kicks off with GVSU Marching Band and Dance Ensemble

September 10, 2013

The Laker Marching Band and Grand Valley Dance Ensemble will perform Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m., in Rosa Parks Circle, in Grand Rapids, to celebrate opening day of ArtPrize 2013. Read More

Current business trends slightly negative

September 9, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is slightly negative, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Grand Valley to honor 'I Have a Dream' 50th anniversary

August 27, 2013

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s deliverance of his "I Have a Dream." Read More

National environment group names Grand Valley a greenest school

August 19, 2013

Grand Valley was named one of the country's greenest universities by the Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. Read More

Deamud named '40 Under Forty'

August 16, 2013

Jennifer Deamud was selected as one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under Forty" business leaders. Read More

Vogelsang appointed to Women's Commission

August 13, 2013

Kathy Vogelsang has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve on the Michigan Women's Commission. Read More

Family owned business study launched

August 6, 2013

The Seidman College of Business and Haworth College of Business have launched a study to explore the magnitude of family owned businesses in the region. Read More

Congressman greets veterans in GVSU police academy

July 29, 2013

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga greeted students taking part in the Military Police Basic Training Program at GVSU. Read More

Occupational therapy hosts health fair

July 18, 2013

About 100 people attended an healthy aging fair in Grand Haven hosted by Grand Valley's Occupational Therapy program. Read More

Campers learn about health professions

July 17, 2013

Forty students from Grand Rapids Public Schools are learning how to suture a banana, make their own sunscreen and learn about careers in the health field during a week-long day camp. Read More

Share Knowledge Bike Tour coming to GVSU

July 16, 2013

Max Peer is on a four-year, 35,000 mile bike journey to promote access to quality educational materials. Read More

Grand Valley to host philosophy conference

July 15, 2013

Grand Valley will host the seventh annual Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry July 25  27, at the Eberhard Center, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Current Business Trends: continuing to improve

July 9, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is gaining strength, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long. Read More

Volunteers needed to help new students move in

July 9, 2013

Students, faculty, staff members and alumni can still sign up to help new students move into the living centers from August 19-21. Read More

Beckering Carillon concerts to begin

July 8, 2013

The 13th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series opens July 10. Read More

GVSU, Collegiate Network to help nonprofits connect with student volunteers

July 3, 2013

Grand Valley State University will play host to the Fourth Annual Collegiate Network Summer Summit on July 23, where nonprofit organizations can learn how to effectively engage with college students who are looking for meaningful volunteer and service learning experiences. Read More

SeoulTech and Grand Valley partner in faculty exhibition

June 27, 2013

The ongoing partnership between the Departments of Art & Design at Grand Valley and SeoulTech was celebrated in Seoul, during a joint faculty exhibit in May. Read More

Entrepreneurship climate report released

June 21, 2013

The culture has improved for entrepreneurship in West Michigan, according to a report by Grand Valley researchers. Read More

Grand Valley signs Green Chemistry Commitment

June 21, 2013

Grand Valley has joined a group of U.S. universities that are working together to raise awareness about the growing field of green chemistry. Read More

Photos: Interns compete in Summer Olympics

June 21, 2013

More than 300 interns from West Michigan companies competed in the sixth annual Summer Intern Olympics at Grand Valley. Read More

London tour was rewarding

June 20, 2013

The Grand Valley Chamber Orchestra performed three concerts in London, honing not only their performance skills, but also learning the various aspects of touring. Read More

Annual cycling event raises money for scholarship

June 18, 2013

The Allegrina 100, a fun for all-levels 100-mile bicycle ride through the picturesque area around Saugatuck, will stage its fifth edition on June 23. The event raises funds for the John Allegrina Scholarship for nontraditional students at Grand Valley. Read More

Interns to compete in GVSU-hosted Olympics

June 18, 2013

From cubicle to Olympic podium, more than 300 interns from West Michigan companies will compete in the Summer Intern Olympics June 20. Read More

Shipwreck expedition crew includes Grand Valley alumnus

June 13, 2013

Alumnus David J. Ruck is working with a team of international underwater archaeologists on what they hope is the oldest known shipwreck in the upper Great Lakes. Read More

Grand Valley mourns death of WGVU radio host

June 12, 2013

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of Bill Bailey, Real Oldies program manager. Read More

Teen entrepreneurs enter "shark tank"

June 12, 2013

High school entrepreneurs will compete June 21, at the 2013 Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy Idea Pitch Competition. Read More

Occupational therapy students support camp counselors

June 10, 2013

Students majoring in occupational therapy spent a day at Indian Trails Camp teaching camp counselors how to care for campers with disabilities. Read More

Business trends stronger

June 6, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is considerably stronger, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Entrepreneurial climate in West Michigan

June 6, 2013

Experts from Grand Valley will give a report on the entrepreneurial climate in West Michigan, June 24, at the new L. William Seidman Center. Read More

Three faculty members earn Fulbright awards

May 30, 2013

Three Grand Valley faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More

Grand Valley student creates unique program to help wounded vets

May 24, 2013

Five wounded warriors from across the country are in Grand Rapids this week to take part in a one-of-a-kind program called "Fashion Has Heart." Read More

Student aquatic plant researcher wins presentation competition

May 24, 2013

Grand Valley State University senior Danielle Grimm recently won a student presentation competition at the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society's annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

'Failure Lab' focuses on learning from mistakes

May 16, 2013

Speakers who focus on business and life tend to try to inspire guests through stories of success, wealth, promotion, and happiness. But from time to time, lessons learned along the way dont come from success, but from failure. Read More

More than a thousand expected at Grand Valley-hosted 'Girls on the Run' 5k

May 15, 2013

Nearly 1,500 girls and their families will attend the "Girls on the Run" annual 5k event May 17 at Grand Valley. Read More

Grand Valley supports Grand Rapids Film Festival

May 14, 2013

Grand Valley is a gold sponsor of Grand Rapids Film Festival, which runs Wednesday, May 15, through Sunday, May 19. Read More

Biomedical Sciences honors top students

May 13, 2013

The Biomedical Sciences department honored its top students recently. Read More

Media ecology conference to focus on unplugged theme

May 13, 2013

Media ecology "unplugged" is the theme of the 14th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, June 20-23, hosted by Grand Valley State University. Read More

Students complete first week of classes at Seidman Center

May 10, 2013

Business students enrolled in spring classes finished their first week of classes in the new L. William Seidman Center. Read More

Current business trends best in two years

May 7, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is stronger, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Filmmaking with Youth: Using Art and Poetry as Inspiration

May 7, 2013

A free screening and discussion of two recent artist-youth animation projects will also provide information about opportunities for future projects. Read More

CHS serves as care site for Spectrum overflow

May 3, 2013

More than 40 patients were admitted for care at Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, which on May 3 served as an alternative care site for Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital. Read More

Grand Valley student wins regional poetry award

May 2, 2013

Grand Valley student Charlotte Wilmore, of Grandville, won the top award in a regional poetry contest held by the Muskegon Museum of Art. Read More

Business students win 'The Project' competition

May 1, 2013

Students from the Seidman College of Business took first place in the 2013 Collegiate Project Management Competition April 16. Read More

Parking alternative during mock disaster

May 1, 2013

Students, faculty and staff members traveling to the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences May 2-3 are asked to use the DASH Shuttle because of the mock disaster drill at that facility. Read More

Interns, supervisors recognized

April 30, 2013

The Career Center held its annual Internship Recognition Luncheon, recognizing 107 students and 23 supervisors as nominees for Outstanding Student Intern and Outstanding Internship Supervisor of the Year. Read More

Board approves new master's program

April 29, 2013

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved establishing a master's of public health degree program at its April 29 meeting. Read More

Grad students take second in case writing competition

April 29, 2013

Three MBA students and a professor won $2,500 in the 2013 NextBillion Case Writing Competition. Read More

Grand Valley films garner awards

April 29, 2013

Two films from Grand Valley State University won an Eclipse Award for production excellence. Read More

Registration open for alumni golf outing

April 24, 2013

Registration is open for the annual Alumni Golf Outing that will take place on Saturday, July 20, at The Meadows. Read More

Pre-med students practice sutures

April 23, 2013

Students in Grand Valley's Pre-Med Club had an opportunity to practice sutures during a clinic at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, in Grand Rapids. Read More

Two on Lanthorn staff win national recognition

April 23, 2013

Two Lanthorn advertising staff members earned honors at the 41st Annual National College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers Convention. Read More

Students recognized for outstanding service to community

April 19, 2013

Thirty-three students received awards from the Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 17th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards. Read More

Two Grand Valley finalists in Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

April 17, 2013

Emalie Huber and Andrea Fleming were among the nine who made it to the Opera Grand Rapids annual Collegiate Vocal Competition Final Round Concert Read More

Alumnus responsible for changes at Domino's

April 16, 2013

Brandon Solano helped make Domino's Pizza No. 1. Read More

Nursing, health professions meet with HRSA official

April 16, 2013

Students and faculty members in nursing and health professions had an opportunity to say "thank you" to the federal government when a Washington administrator visited the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Read More

Science Lab Building will meet demand for STEM and health students

April 15, 2013

About 150 students, faculty and staff members attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science Laboratory Building on April 15. Read More

Shakespeare Summer Camp returns to Grand Valley

April 11, 2013

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival will once again offer "Will Power," its summer education program for children. Read More

Summer Film Project 'Realizism' premiere set

April 11, 2013

The Grand Valley State University 2012 Summer Film Project Realizism, will be released to local audiences during an April 19 premier screening at Celebration Cinema North. Read More

Domino's exec is Secchia Breakfast speaker

April 10, 2013

A Grand Valley alumnus is the mastermind behind the recipe change at Domino's Pizza. Read More

GradFest set for mid-April

April 10, 2013

GradFest, an event held before commencement, will take place April 15-18 on the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses. Read More

Grand Valley Chamber Orchestra to perform in London

April 10, 2013

A local Sendoff Concert, open to the public with free admission, will be performed at Park Church,10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. Read More

World Trade Week business conference

April 8, 2013

World Trade Week  Managing Your Global Risk will be held May 8 at GVSU. Read More

Current business trends: continuing to advance

April 5, 2013

The local industrial economy is "up a little more," according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Champions compete in Regional Business Plan Competition

April 4, 2013

College champions will compete against one another at the 2013 Regional Business Plan Competition, April 10. Read More

GVSU Writers Series: First Books Festival

April 2, 2013

Poet Glenn Shaheen, novelist V.V. Ganeshananthan, and short story writer Amina Gautier will give presentations throughout the day, Thursday, April 11. All events are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Robinson discusses innovation, passion at two lectures

March 28, 2013

Talent meeting passion is the 'element,' said Sir Ken Robinson, author of "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything." Read More

Students to 'dress for success' in campus fashion show

March 28, 2013

A group of campus departments are sponsoring an event that will feature a fashion show of business attire, styling tips and more. Read More

Lecture will discuss 'The Many Faces of Public Art'

March 26, 2013

The Grand Valley State University Art Education Program and Department of Art and Design will present a guest lecture to address the various functions of public art and how it can connect to art education. Read More

COW volunteers bowl with senior citizens

March 22, 2013

A group of alumni and students competed in a Wii bowling tournament with senior citizens, one of many Community Outreach Week events planned by the Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center. Read More

FIRST Robotics kicks off, scholarship awarded

March 22, 2013

President Haas presented the FIRST Robotics Engineering Scholarship to an incoming student during the Opening Ceremony of the FIRST Robotics Competition March 22. Read More

Student entrepreneurs compete for $10,000

March 22, 2013

It will be much like the TV show 'Shark Tank' when students pitch their business plans to experts. Read More

Dance Concert changed to 7 p.m.

March 21, 2013

The Grand Valley Dance Ensemble Spring Concert will feature diverse music and student dancers during two performances, March 22-23, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theater, Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

Grand Valley among top institutions in country for sustainable practices

March 21, 2013

Grand Valley became the only university in the state and one of 45 in the country to receive gold status after completing a sustainability program. Read More

Registration open for CLAS on the Green

March 21, 2013

The golf outing, June 19, is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with all proceeds to benefit CLAS scholarships. The event is open to all faculty, staff, alumni, students and community friends. Read More

Theatre production of 'The Good Person of Setzuan' spotlights internal conflict

March 21, 2013

A large and interesting cast of characters portrays the struggles between compassion and selfishness in the upcoming production of "The Good Person of Setzuan." Read More

Juried Student Art Show winners announced

March 20, 2013

Winners of the first annual Juried Student Art Show were announced at the opening reception Tuesday, March 19, in the Padnos Art Gallery, in the Calder Art Center. Read More

Alumnus among celebrities at Cabela's opening

March 19, 2013

Grand Valley alumnus Steven Rinella will be among the celebrities on site for the Cabela's opening of their new store in Grandville this week. Read More

First Juried Student Art Show to offer cash prizes

March 18, 2013

The Grand Valley Department of Art and Design is hosting their first Juried Student Art Show, with cash prizes and judging by professional artists from a variety of teaching institutions. Read More

Grand Valley students garner MAB awards

March 18, 2013

More than 25 Grand Valley students attended the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing and nine students received awards. Read More

Few Asian Americans fill higher ed leadership roles

March 15, 2013

More and more Asian Americans are graduating from college and serving in faculty roles but very few are filling senior administrative positions in higher education, according to presenters at a Women's Commission Fireside Chat. Read More

David Shields next up in Writers Series

March 12, 2013

Grand Valleys Writers Series will bring David Shields for a reading and Q&A session on Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m., Kirkhof Center, room 2263, Allendale Campus. Read More

Fair for professional schools

March 12, 2013

More than 40 admissions representatives will be available at the Professional School Fair, set for Thursday, March 14, in Henry Hall. Read More

Grand Valley to host Michigan History Day regional contest

March 12, 2013

More than 275 young students are headed to the Michigan History Day western regional contest at Grand Valley State University Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Summer Job Fair set for Tuesday

March 11, 2013

Students interested in finding a summer job or internship in West Michigan are invited to the Summer Job Fair March 12. Read More

Volunteers ready for COW

March 8, 2013

More than 600 Grand Valley volunteers are expected to participate in the university's fifth annual Community Outreach Week, sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center. Read More

Clark shares new poetry book

March 5, 2013

A fourth book of poetry by Patricia Clark, Grand Valley poet-in-residence and professor of writing, was released in February from MSU Press. Read More

Current Business Trends: Nice Increase

March 5, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is 'nicely up,' according to a Grand Valley researcher. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus chosen by Detroit Symphony Orchestra

March 4, 2013

Grand Valley alumnus Hunter Eberly has been named principal trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Read More

What should be next year's Homecoming theme?

February 25, 2013

Students can submit their ideas for the theme of Homecoming 2013, which will take place October 14-19. Read More

Video and photos: Students thank donors during GVS(You) Week

February 21, 2013

Students gathered in the lobby of the Kirkhof Center February 21 to write thank you notes to donors for their commitment to the university. Read More

"The Shape of Things" set for Performance Studio Series

February 20, 2013

Grand Valleys Performance Studio Series will feature "The Shape of Things," a play about a college student who falls in love with a woman who changes everything about him  for better and worse. Read More

Winter career fair set for February 21

February 20, 2013

Grand Valley's Winter Career Fair is set for February 21, 1-5 p.m., at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. Read More

Student group hosts week of thanks to donors

February 18, 2013

The Future Alumni Association will host the first-ever GVS(You) Week from February 18-22 to raise awareness about donors who give to Grand Valley. Read More

Canceled: Obama-appointed attorney to discuss leadership, diversity

February 15, 2013

The Professionals of Color Lecture Series event scheduled for February 19 has been canceled. Read More

Students build power system for African hospital

February 13, 2013

A group of Grand Valley engineering graduate students designed a portable medical system for a hospital in Malawi, Africa. Read More

Fiction prize awarded to English Department chair

February 12, 2013

A short story collection by W. P. Osborn, chair of the Department of English, was selected as the winner of the 2013 Unboxed Books Prize in Fiction. Read More

Study will identify teaching methods in STEM classes

February 12, 2013

A group of faculty members received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study classroom instructional practices used by Grand Valley professors who teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read More

Two public lectures to focus on Jewish studies

February 12, 2013

Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University, president of the Association for Jewish Studies, will deliver two public lectures at Grand Valley. Read More

MAREC to support new Angel investment group

February 8, 2013

MAREC hosted a news conference February 8 to announce a new investment group that has been formed in the Lakeshore area. Read More

Current business trends are dead flat

February 5, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is dead flat, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU Writers Series continues

February 5, 2013

Faculty readings by Patricia Clark and Chris Haven are on tap for the next GVSU Writers Series. Read More

Contest challenges students to create social media plan for university

February 4, 2013

What if you could be the brain behind Grand Valley's Facebook page or Twitter account? Read More

Faculty recognized at leadership appreciation breakfast

January 31, 2013

Faculty-student interaction and high-impact practices were recognized at the Faculty Appreciation Breakfast January 31. Read More

GVSU helps students apply for college money

January 31, 2013

Financial aid experts will help students fill out the FAFSA form on College Goal Sunday, February 10. Read More

Grand Valley Television wins awards

January 30, 2013

Grand Valley Television was among the winners of the 2013 High School and College Broadcast Awards presented by The Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Read More

Mercantile Bank donates to Upward Bound

January 28, 2013

Mercantile Bank presented TRiO Upward Bound programs at Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College with checks for $50,000 each during the State of the City address January 26. Read More

GVSU economist predicts modest growth

January 25, 2013

Economics professor Paul Isely said the West Michigan economy will experience slow growth in 2013. Read More

Anti-racist writer and educator to visit Grand Valley

January 24, 2013

Tim Wise, an anti-racist author, essayist and educator, will give a presentation January 31 about effective training that addresses racism and inequality. Read More

GVSU events will celebrate Asian Pacific heritage

January 22, 2013

Asian women in leadership roles, a traditional dragon dance and media portrayals of Asians in the U.S. will be highlighted during the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration. Read More

Conference will help with transition from student to professional

January 21, 2013

Students are invited to attend a one-day conference that will provide tips on how to make a smooth transition from being a student to a professional. Read More

Economist unveils economic findings

January 16, 2013

Economics expert Paul Isely will release the findings of a survey of the regional economy on January 25. Read More

Grand Valley to host premier of Reagan documentary

January 15, 2013

Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and WGVU Public Media will host an early premiere of a new PBS television special, "The Reagan Presidency", on January 17. Read More

New CD features music of Bill Ryan

January 15, 2013

Composer Bill Ryan is well known for his founding of the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble in 2006, and their acclaimed recordings and success profiled by national media. The focus returns to his own work with the January 29 release of Towards Daybreak, a second CD from his ensemble Billband. Read More

Grand Valley names interim business college dean

January 14, 2013

Longtime economics professor John Reifel has been named interim dean of the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU report: aging West Michigan faces health care challenges

January 11, 2013

West Michigan's increasing aging population and decreasing number of young people will likely result in higher age-related health care costs, according to a report from Grand Valley researchers. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra to perform

January 10, 2013

Associate Conductor and GVSU faculty member John Varineau will conduct the orchestra January 16 in LAT. Read More

MI-SBTDC receives $3 million in renewed funding

January 9, 2013

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center received more than $3.3 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More

Chiaroscuro Series International Film Series kicks off Sunday

January 8, 2013

Chiaroscuro is a free film series coordinated by educators from local universities and members of the community. Read More

Experts to share area health care predictions

January 8, 2013

Health care experts and economics faculty members will share trends and predictions regarding health care in West Michigan at an annual summit hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health. Read More

Grand Valley scores big in Game Day Challenge

January 8, 2013

Results of the national waste reduction Game Day Challenge competition were recently released and Grand Valley scored among the top 20 overall. Read More

Current business trends are flat

January 7, 2013

The greater Grand Rapids economy has returned to 'almost flat,' according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Nonprofit volunteer, internship fair set for Thursday

January 7, 2013

Nearly 50 organizations from West Michigan will be at Grand Valley's Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair January 10. Read More

Film wins Pixie Award

December 20, 2012

The American Pixel Academy has given a 2013 Platinum Pixie Award to an animated video installation by Deanna Morse, professor of film and video production in the School of Communications Read More

Physician assistant graduate gets surprise at new job

December 17, 2012

Ashley Wharton, a 2011 graduate from Grand Valley's physician assistant studies program, got quite a surprise on her first day of work at her new job. Read More

Registration open for grandparents, grandchildren camp at GVSU

December 17, 2012

Grandparents and their grandchildren can share a college experience by attending the second annual G3  Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley  a summer camp at Grand Valley June 25-27. Read More

WGVU Public Media celebrates 40th anniversary

December 17, 2012

On Monday, December 17, WGVU Public Media will celebrate its 40th anniversary of serving the community. WGVU became a service of Grand Valley State University in 1972. Read More

National Playwriting Program to honor two plays from Grand Valley

December 13, 2012

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will honor two plays from Grand Valley State University at the Region III Conference, to be held January 8-12. Read More

Mathematics professor wins Distinguished Teaching Award

December 12, 2012

Grand Valley professor of mathematics, Matthew Boelkins, has been selected to receive the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Read More

Students present at Capstone Conference

December 12, 2012

More than 60 senior English majors presented their undergraduate theses during the English 495 Capstone Conference. Read More

Campus toy drive will benefit local organization

December 11, 2012

Students donated more than 50 new toys during the Gifted Toy Drive at West A Living Center. They will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Read More

Duo nominated for International Classical Music Award

December 10, 2012

A recording by two Grand Valley faculty members has been nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today. Read More

Photos and video: Fall Commencement

December 8, 2012

More than 1,000 Grand Valley students participated in the fall commencement ceremony December 8 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Read More

Business dean named as president of Fisk University

December 6, 2012

H. James Williams, dean of the Seidman College of Business, was selected to be the next president of Fisk University in Tennessee. Read More

Local business trends return to modest growth

December 6, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy has returned to experiencing modest growth, according to Brian Long in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Management professor does TechEd interview in India

December 5, 2012

Simha Magal hosted an interview at a conference in India about new e-learning options developed by SAP. Read More

Open Carillon Tower and Holiday Music Performances

December 5, 2012

Climb inside the Cook Carillon tower during a holiday music performance on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus. Enjoy a Christmas Eve Carillon Concert on the Beckering Family Carillon, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Daughter of former president to address GVSU graduates

December 3, 2012

More than 1,000 Grand Valley students will participate in a commencement ceremony December 8 at Van Andel Arena. Read More

Educators honored at convocation

December 3, 2012

The College of Education will honor two outstanding educators during its convocation ceremony December 5. Read More

President of Detroit Chamber talks citizenship

November 28, 2012

Sandy Baruah talked about the changing dynamic of individual and corporate citizenship at a Seidman College of Business breakfast event. Read More

Medical sonography students place first in research

November 27, 2012

Grand Valley students who are majoring in diagnostic medical sonography placed first in a research competition at their organization's national meeting. Read More

President of Detroit Chamber to speak at GVSU

November 26, 2012

Sandy Baruah will be the featured speaker at a November 28 Seidman breakfast event. Read More

Free performance of holiday classic wraps up Fall Arts Celebration

November 19, 2012

Grand Valley wraps up Fall Arts Celebration 2012 with a holiday gift to the community, a free performance of the holiday classic by Gian Carlo Menotti, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Read More

Grand Valley PRSSA wins Star Chapter Award

November 12, 2012

Members of Grand Valley State University's Public Relations Student Society of America attended the 2012 National Conference and picked up the Star Chapter Award. Read More

Students win first and second at business competition

November 8, 2012

A Grand Valley student took first place at the 4th annual Regional Idea Pitch Competition. Read More

Video: Fair answers major questions

November 8, 2012

Hundreds of students learned about the more than 80 majors and programs offered at Grand Valley at the Majors Fair November 7. Read More

Broadcasting challenges topic of guest speaker

November 7, 2012

The challenges of multimedia journalism will be the main topic of a guest presentation by television news director Jill Manuel. Given that her position is at WEWS, the ABC station in Cleveland, Ohio, she will also address crucial issues about the election. Read More

Exhibitions highlight student art

November 6, 2012

A series of art and design exhibitions by Bachelor of Fine Arts students is underway and continues through the end of the semester. Read More

Pulitzer prize-winning composer will visit Grand Valley

November 6, 2012

David Lang, one of Americas most performed composers, will visit Grand Valley November 12-13 for a variety of activities. Read More

Dean Antczak to speak at Wheelhouse Talk

November 5, 2012

Frederick J. Antczak, dean of Grand Valley State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be the next speaker at the 2012-13 Wheelhouse Talks, a leadership- and experience-based lecture series hosted by Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Gain

November 1, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy has shown modest improvement, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business Read More

Fair will address major, career choices

October 31, 2012

Students can learn more about majors offered at Grand Valley at the Majors Fair November 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room. Read More

Art by Grand Valley grad placed in Michigan Legislature

October 30, 2012

For the next year, artwork by Grand Valley State University graduate Maria Schultz will hang in the Michigan House of Representatives Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. Read More

Police Academy grads find jobs

October 25, 2012

Nearly all of the recent graduates from the GVSU Police Academy have found jobs in law enforcement. Read More

Grand Valley premieres new play about Iraq War veterans

October 24, 2012

Grand Valley will launch the world premiere of a new play that tells the personal stories of several Iraq War participants. Read More

Conference to feature feminine Hispanic literature and culture

October 23, 2012

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Grand Valley State University will host the 22nd Conference of the International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture, November 7-10. Read More

WGVU to air U.S. Senate candidate forum

October 23, 2012

WGVU HD will air interviews with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra on October 24. Read More

Octubafest celebrates brass as solo instruments

October 22, 2012

The Department of Music will host two unique performances in the Performing Arts Center as part of Octubafest, a celebration of the tuba and euphonium as solo instruments. Read More

Grand Valley 'Make A Difference Day' set to handle 400 volunteers

October 22, 2012

400 Grand Valley State University students are set to take part in Make A Difference Day around the Grand Rapids area on Saturday, October 27, as part of USA Today's national day of service. Read More

Award-winning alumna filmmaker to visit campus

October 18, 2012

Wendy Jo Carlton, an alumna of Grand Valleys School of Communications and an award-winning filmmaker and writer, will visit classes and hold public screenings and discussion of two of her films. Read More

Ethics lecture focuses on universal health care

October 17, 2012

Kim Horn of Kaiser Permanente will discuss universal health care at the Business Ethics Center Sixth Annual Barry Castro Lecture. Read More

Lakers will 'Sail Away' during Homecoming

October 17, 2012

Grand Valley Lakers will "Come Sail Away," the theme of 2012 Homecoming, with a host of events that will run Friday and Saturday, October 19-20. Read More

Nathan Crick to give Carey Memorial Lecture

October 15, 2012

Special guest Nathan Crick will explore the complex intersections between art, science, rhetoric and democracy during his presentation, The Birth of the Spectacle: Persuasion, Power and Production in Early Greek Tragedy. Read More

Huntington speaker focuses on Silicon Valley

October 12, 2012

Gregory Horowitt of Global CONNECT is speaker for Huntington Breakfast Lecture hosted by Seidman College of Business. Read More

Annis Water Resources Institute gets $250,000 grant for outreach, education

October 11, 2012

Researchers at Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute will be able to continue extensive Great Lakes education and outreach programs through 2014 after receiving a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

GVSU makes Best Business Schools guide

October 11, 2012

The Seidman College of Business has been named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review. Read More

Grand Valley named among top 20 in Midwest for animation programs

October 11, 2012

Animation Career Review listed Grand Valley State University on the Top 20 list of Best Animation Programs in the Midwest. Read More

More than 175 employers expected at GVSU career fair

October 9, 2012

More than 1,000 West Michigan college students and alumni are expected to attend Grand Valley's Fall Career Fair October 16. Read More

Current Business Trends: Flat Again

October 4, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is flat for the second month, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research. Read More

Financial planning program goes online

October 1, 2012

The Seidman Financial Planning Certificate program is now offered online. Read More

First Detroit-area cohort of teachers graduates from charter schools assistance program

October 1, 2012

About 70 teachers from several Grand Valley State University-authorized charter schools on the southeast side of the state have earned advanced degrees through the university's Master of Education program. Read More

Memorial tribute set for Zapata

September 29, 2012

A memorial tribute for Santiago Zapata Jr. will be held on Tuesday, October 2, in the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium. Read More

Candidates talk about justice issues at forum

September 27, 2012

Kent County candidates attended an open forum September 26 at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Consumers CEO talks renewable energy

September 19, 2012

The CEO of CMS Energy said the cheapest form of energy is conservation, during a presentation at GVSU. Read More

Seidman lecture features Consumers CEO

September 18, 2012

The CEO of Consumers Energy is the featured speaker at The Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture sponsored by the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Richard III kicks off Shakespeare Festival

September 10, 2012

Grand Valley opens the theater season, and kicks off Michigans oldest and largest Shakespeare Festival, with a production of Richard III. Read More

Current business trends are flat

September 6, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is flat, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Campus departments host non-profit volunteer fair

September 4, 2012

Nearly 50 organizations will be at Grand Valley's Non-profit Volunteer and Internship Fair on Tuesday, September 11. Read More

Sustainable Agriculture Project expands planting, learning space

August 27, 2012

The Sustainable Agriculture Project at Grand Valley added a second hoop house to its farming space in Allendale, providing more space for students to learn about sustainable agriculture. Read More

Grand Valley ranked among Best Colleges by Forbes

August 7, 2012

Grand Valley State University is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2012 by Forbes magazine. Read More

Current business trends slightly lower

August 6, 2012

For the first time since 2009, the greater Grand Rapids industrial economy has slid into the minus column, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research. Read More

Summer Scholars present research

August 2, 2012

Twenty-two students were able to succinctly answer the question, What did you do during your summer vacation? during either a seven-minute presentation or a poster display. Read More

Grill masters cook at market

August 1, 2012

Students and staff members turned into grill masters August 1 for a cookoff that benefited the Student Food Pantry. Read More

Carillon Concert Series continues; Traveling carillon comes to Allendale

July 30, 2012

The music of the bells continues at two locations during August, with four concerts by internationally renowned carillonneurs. The free open air concerts are provided by the Grand Valley State University Department of Music. Read More

First FIMBA students graduate

July 27, 2012

Graduate students from the first full-time integrated MBA (FIMBA) class took part in a graduation ceremony July 27 at Loosemore Auditorium. Read More

Campus task force to study internationalization

July 26, 2012

In mid-August, a task force of faculty and staff members will begin a yearlong process of assessing the universitys goals related to international education and developing a strategic plan. Read More

Summer film project 'Realizism' gets under way

July 26, 2012

A home foreclosure drives a sheltered suburban family into the thick of the urban jungle in the film "Realizism." The film is being produced by students at Grand Valley, working with industry professionals, as the School of Communications' 18th annual Summer Film Project. Read More

Grand Valley researchers to study culturally significant fish

July 25, 2012

Researchers from Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute have been awarded a $50,000 one-year grant from the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the Gun Lake Tribe, to study lake sturgeon in the Kalamazoo River. Read More

Students build device for child with spina bifida

July 23, 2012

Two engineering students created a life-changing tool that helps a 2-year-old girl with spina bifida. Read More

Area teens explore health professions

July 20, 2012

Area middle and high school students acted as doctors, nurses and therapists at Grand Valley's sHaPe camp. Read More

Alumni collaborate on transcontinental Olympic event

July 9, 2012

As college students, Adam Cuthbert and Daniel Rhode had always wanted to compose music with electronic influences for a symphony orchestra. Now their collaboration will be part of a transcontinental project in honor of the Olympics. Read More

GVSU health professions camp for teens

July 9, 2012

Area teenagers will have the opportunity to explore careers in health professions during the sHaPe camp sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

Current business trends show slow growth

July 5, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing slower growth, according to Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Alumnus Tyler Howe is 'Take the Stage' finalist

July 3, 2012

Grand Valley alumnus Tyler Howe is one of nine finalists in 'Take the Stage,' the Myspace online singing competition. Read More

Grand Valley to participate in Olympic events

July 2, 2012

Not every Olympic event will take place in athletic arenas, nor only in London. Bodies in Motion is a transcontinental project that will take place July 9, 10 and 12, in Allendale, Amsterdam and London, with simultaneous interactive performances captured for live webcasts. Read More

Grand Valley hosts fifth annual Intern Olympics

June 29, 2012

Interns from Grand Valley and other colleges throughout the country competed at the fifth annual West Michigan Summer Internship Olympics on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus June 28. Read More

Grand Valley student named Point Foundation Scholar

June 27, 2012

Grand Valley student Xinyi Ou is one of 29 students in the U.S. to receive a scholarship from Point Foundation. Read More

GRCC, GVSU, MSU College of Human Medicine sign articulation agreement

June 25, 2012

A Grand Valley biomedical sciences major will be the first student to enroll in Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine through an early assurance agreement signed today by officials from MSU, GVSU and Grand Rapids Community College. Read More

Student, faculty from different disciplines teach course

June 19, 2012

A Grand Valley professor and student from different disciplines are team-teaching a course in South America at a new international partner institution. Read More

Alumna qualifies for Summer Olympics

June 14, 2012

Sarah Zelenka, a 2009 Grand Valley crew alumna, will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this summer. Read More

Grand Valley engineering program receives national recognition

June 14, 2012

Grand Valley was named one of 29 institutions in the U.S. as an Exemplar of Real World Engineering Education by the National Academy of Engineering. Read More

Grand Valley announces Woodrow Wilson Fellows

June 13, 2012

A cancer research technician, a DNR employee, a claims adjuster and a doctor of computational chemistry describe just a few of the 2012 Woodrow Wilson Fellows coming to Grand Valley. Read More

CLAS sponsors first golf scramble

June 7, 2012

The first CLAS on the Green golf scramble is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, at the Meadows. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Growth

June 4, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing modest but slightly slower growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Interdisciplinary project could improve water quality in Haiti

June 1, 2012

An interdisciplinary research project by three Grand Valley professors could improve the quality of drinking water for rural Haitians. Read More

Alumni Golf Outing scheduled

May 21, 2012

The Alumni Golf Outing is set for Saturday, July 21, at The Meadows. Tee time is at 1:30 p.m., registration will begin at noon. Proceeds will benefit the Grand Valley Fund. Read More

Klohs says education is key to economic success

May 8, 2012

Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., outlined four ways to keep the West Michigan economy strong, during a Seidman College of Business breakfast event. Read More

New exhibit features the Asafo of Ghana

May 8, 2012

An ethnographic photography exhibition, The Asafo of Ghana: A Life History of an Asafo Flag Dancer, in the Lake Ontario Hall Red Wall Gallery, features one aspect of work by Amy Masko, assistant professor of English, who was awarded a Fullbright Fellowship to conduct research and teach at the University of Cape Coast in West Africa. Read More

Business Trends: Modestly Stronger

May 7, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is modestly stronger, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Fashion show will feature consignment clothes

May 4, 2012

Work Life Connections and the Women's Center will sponsor a fashion show on May 8 that features clothes from a consignment store. Read More

Two students win Sister City scholarships to study in Italy

May 2, 2012

Two students from Grand Valley have won the annual Angela Andrews Ryan Scholarship to study in Perugia, Italy. Read More

Center for Leadership and Innovation announced

April 30, 2012

The Seidman College of Business has launched a new initiative directed to public and private companies, including family-owned businesses. Read More

Board OKs new charter schools, new major

April 27, 2012

Six new charter academies have been approved by the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees. The board also approved a new master's degree program in speech language pathology at its April 27 meeting. Read More

Grand Valley research buoy now collecting data in Muskegon Lake

April 26, 2012

State-of-the-art environmental sensors measuring weather and water quality on a Grand Valley State University monitoring buoy have been deployed for the summer season, and the unit has started transmitting near real-time data for public use over the internet. Read More

Seidman breakfast features Birgit Klohs

April 23, 2012

The Seidman College of Business Alumni Association Breakfast will feature Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc. Read More

Student wins third prize in Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

April 23, 2012

Grand Valley student Andrea Fleming took third place at the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition held April 22. Read More

Graduate students study in China

April 20, 2012

Graduate students from the FIMBA program in the Seidman College of Business traveled to China to learn about the country's business and economic growth. Read More

SmartZone bus tour stops at GVSU

April 20, 2012

The Entrepreneurial Services Bus Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will make a stop at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, April 24. Read More

Students, organizations recognized at annual awards ceremony

April 20, 2012

The annual Student Life Recognition Awards celebrated outstanding organizations and students at a reception April 19. Read More

Grand Valley film premieres

April 19, 2012

Grand Valley will premiere its Summer FIlm Project, Message Sent, Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. DVDs, on sale in lobby for $10, include Message Sent, plus The Making of Message Sent. Read More

Students take first place in project management competition

April 19, 2012

Five Grand Valley students placed first in The Project 2012, a Project Management Institute collegiate competition involving six Michigan colleges and universities. The first place prize was $5,000. Read More

Three former Grand Valley Students exhibit art at Mary Free Bed

April 19, 2012

Three artists who studied at Grand Valley are included in the annual Mary Free Bed Fine Arts Exhibition, which focuses on contributions of Michigan artists who are disabled. Read More

Convocation honors alumni educator

April 18, 2012

The College of Education will honor an outstanding alumni educator and recognize the first cohort of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows during its convocation ceremony. Read More

Grand Valley named 'Green College' for third year

April 18, 2012

Grand Valley State University was named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review for the third year in a row. Read More

Ad team district winners head to national competition

April 17, 2012

Grand Valley students topped those from 20 other universities to take first place in the American Advertising Federation's District 6 National Student Advertising Competition held in Southfield on April 13. This is the first time Grand Valley has won the title and the opportunity to compete for the national championship in Austin, Texas, in June. Read More

English faculty create new scholarship

April 17, 2012

Students Sabrina Hatfield and Kelly Gorajec are the inaugural recipients of the two annual English Faculty Scholarships for New Majors, a new scholarship fully funded by the English department faculty. Read More

Student leaders recognized at annual awards celebration

April 17, 2012

The Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award was presented to two students who made a significant contribution to student life at Grand Valley's annual awards celebration April 16. Read More

GVSU departments team for World Voice Day

April 16, 2012

Students and faculty members from speech-language pathology and vocal music will host an event Monday, April 16, to honor World Voice Day. Read More

Johnson Center director, dean among speakers at volunteer week celebration

April 14, 2012

James Edwards, director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, along with Dean George Grant, of Grand Valley's College of Community and Public Service, will speak at the National Volunteer Week Celebration on Monday, April 16. Read More

Several '50 Companies to Watch' are SBTDC clients

April 13, 2012

The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center assisted nearly 500 companies in 2011. Of these, 33 will be receiving the "50 Companies to Watch" award at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards dinner. Read More

Art and Design students collaborate for Art.Downtown exhibit

April 12, 2012

A group of Grand Valley art and design students will be showcasing their talents at the April 13 Art.Downtown event organized by Avenue for the Arts. Read More

Annual awards event will celebrate campus excellence

April 11, 2012

A Grand Valley tradition that honors campus excellence and academic achievement will take place this year at the Eberhard Center April 16. Read More

Grand Valley hosts Midwest Decision Sciences Conference

April 11, 2012

Business leaders from across the Midwest will be at Grand Valley State University for the 2012 Midwest Decision Sciences Conference April 12-14. Read More

Student documentary calls attention to bullying

April 11, 2012

A group of Grand Valley students has created a short documentary that calls attention to an ongoing national concern: Beyond Bullying: A Short Documentary on Anti-Bullying Legislation in Michigan. Read More

Student wins scholarship in support of Classics education

April 11, 2012

Grand Valley student Jonathan Langerak, from Zeeland, is a recipient of the 2012 Manson A. Stewart Scholarship, awarded by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), an academic organization that focuses on the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Read More

Marketing students win three national awards

April 10, 2012

Student board members from Grand Valley's American Marketing Association Chapter won three awards at the National AMA Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. Read More

Greek drama scenes to be performed

April 9, 2012

A staged reading by professional actors is planned during a series of events to illustrate how Ancient Greek drama themes still resonate today. Read More

Impact Engine helps entrepreneurs

April 9, 2012

Grand Valley's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a partner in Impact Engine, the first impact venture accelerator in the Midwest that will be a dynamic hub for social entrepreneurs and impact investment in the region Read More

Former assistant dean Mary Barnum dies

April 6, 2012

With sadness, Grand Valley notes the death of Mary Barnum. She died April 2 at age 63. Read More

President Haas appears in 'Movemedia' promo

April 5, 2012

Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas was one of several area celebrities photographed on "the sofa" as part of a promotional campaign for the Grand Rapids Ballet's production of Movemedia. Read More

Current Business Trends: Still modestly positive

April 5, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to experience modestly positive growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Student named top Writing Center Tutor in region

April 5, 2012

Dale Johnson, a writing major from Hartford, has won the East Central Writing Centers Association Tutor of the Year award. Read More

National award presented to University Libraries

April 4, 2012

The Association of College and Research Libraries presented the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award to Grand Valley University Libraries. Read More

Grand Valley MHSA takes home two awards

April 3, 2012

Grand Valley earned two awards at the recent Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, including one for having the most members. Read More

'Antona Garcia' schedule change

April 2, 2012

Theatre at Grand Valley has canceled the Saturday, April 7 evening performance of 'Antona Garcia.' Anyone with purchased tickets may receive a full refund or exchange them for any other performance: Read More

Grand Valley to host public relations student conference

April 2, 2012

More than 120 students are coming to Grand Rapids from universities throughout Michigan and Ohio to explore opportunities in public relations careers. The regional conference, hosted by the Grand Valley Public Relations Student Society of America, is a two-day event that will take place April 13 and 14. Read More

Visiting artist Todd Chilton to give lecture

April 2, 2012

Chicago artist Todd Chilton, noted for his hand-painted geometric abstractions, will give a free public lecture. Read More

Grand Valley student awarded prestigious Goldwater scholarship

March 30, 2012

Grand Valley State University junior Brianne Docter, of Jenison, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Read More

Community Outreach Week continues with service, smiles

March 29, 2012

Community Outreach Week is continuing around West Michigan and around the nation. Laker students and alumni are taking part to improve their communities. Read More

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase

March 28, 2012

The annual CLAS Sabbatical Showcase is designed to provide a forum for faculty to share research and creative projects completed during recent sabbatical leaves. Read More

Spring Gala Concert

March 27, 2012

The Music Department is celebrating spring with a free community concert in Grandville. A varied program will include segments by the University Arts Chorale, the Symphony Orchestra and solo performances by students and faculty members. Read More

Global water crisis film preview at Grand Valley

March 26, 2012

A sneak preview of a new film that explores the global water crisis will be featured at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Grand Valley hosts NATS auditions, garners awards

March 26, 2012

Music students from Grand Valley scooped up many of the top awards at the National Association of Teachers Singing Great Lakes Region competition... Read More

Lakers ready for Community Outreach Week

March 26, 2012

Hundreds of Grand Valley alumni, faculty and staff members, students and friends are expected to participate in service projects during Community Outreach Week, March 26-31. Read More

'Welcome Home' 5K will recognize veterans

March 22, 2012

The Student Veterans Organization and WGVU will host a 5K run/walk on the Allendale Campus to celebrate veterans and their families. Read More

Fifth Annual Business Plan Competition

March 22, 2012

The next generation of entrepreneurs will put their ideas to the test, competing for $10,000 in cash prizes at Grand Valley's fifth annual Business Plan Competition. Read More

Rothwell talks job creation at Seidman lecture

March 21, 2012

The head of Business Leaders for Michigan said the state can create up to half a million new jobs in the next decade if it makes targeted investments in higher education, transportation infrastructure, and agriculture. Read More

Michigan History Day brought hundreds to Grand Valley

March 19, 2012

More than 230 students representing many West Michigan area schools attended the Michigan History Day western regional contest at Grand Valley State University Saturday, March 17. Read More

WGVU named FM Station of the Year award

March 16, 2012

WGVU radio won six Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Broadcast Excellence awards including FM Station of the Year. WGVU-TV won seven Broadcast Excellence awards. Read More

Fundraiser will benefit Project Jamaica

March 15, 2012

Grand Valley is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for Project Jamaica, a service project conducted by students in the higher education graduate program. Read More

Grand Valley to perform unique Spanish Golden Age drama

March 15, 2012

An adventure/romance, filled with action and rollicking with humor in the vein of The Princess Bride or Xena Warrior Princess, will take the stage at Grand Valley State University. Six performances of "Antona Garcia" will be featured at Grand Valley's Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus, March 30 - April 7. Read More

GVSU again receives national recognition for community service

March 14, 2012

Grand Valley has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement. Read More

Grand Valley Dance Program on the move

March 14, 2012

Dance faculty members at Grand Valley State University have been busy extending their reach beyond campus by hosting a regional conference and preparing for an upcoming Grand Rapids Ballet Company collaboration. Read More

Michigan History Day regional contest to be held at Grand Valley

March 13, 2012

More than 230 students representing many West Michigan area schools will head to the Michigan History Day western regional contest at Grand Valley State University. Performances, presentations, interviews and questions from judges are ahead for the young students on Saturday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Kirkhof Center on Grand Valleys Allendale Campus. Read More

Boezaart named Michigan green leader

March 12, 2012

T. Arnold Boezaart, director of MAREC, has been honored by the Detroit Free Press as one of Michigan's "green leaders." Read More

Summer Job Fair set for Thursday

March 12, 2012

Career Services and the Student Employment Office will host a fair for students looking for summer employment and internship opportunities. Read More

GVSU Huntington lecture features Doug Rothwell

March 8, 2012

The Huntington Breakfast Lecture on March 21 will feature Doug Rothwell, president of Business Leaders for Michigan and former CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Read More

Grand Valley Writers Series to feature Joe Wilkins

March 7, 2012

Author Joe Wilkins is the next featured guest of the Grand Valley State University Writers Series. Read More

Business trends modestly positive, GVSU expert says

March 5, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy saw modest, positive growth over the past month, according to the results of a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Italian pianist to perform at Grand Valley

March 5, 2012

Italian pianist Gabriele Baldocci will give a free performance as part of the Department of Music Guest Artist Series. Read More

Grand Valley grad works the Academy Awards

February 28, 2012

Josie Goldberg didn't take home an Oscar, but she had plenty of attention from Twitter followers and Facebook fans viewing her work as the digital strategist for Diet Coke during the Academy Awards ceremony. Read More

Political communication expert to speak at Grand Valley

February 27, 2012

Political communication is the topic at the next SoC HOPP event, with guest speaker John Truscott, president and principal of Truscott Rossman PR Firm and former spokesperson for Gov. Engler. Read More

Final beam raised for Seidman Center

February 22, 2012

Pioneer Construction raised the final beam February 21 to complete the steel erection for the L. William Seidman Center project. Read More

Grand Valley receives grant to perform at international drama festival

February 21, 2012

Grand Valley State University is the only group from the U.S. invited by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, to perform during the 2012 international Spanish Golden Age Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas. Read More

Max Bush returns to Grand Valley

February 16, 2012

The Theatre Program at Grand Valley has commissioned a new play on the Iraq War by the distinguished playwright and alumnus Max Bush ('72), artist-in-residence since November. Read More

Grand Valley, area colleges host career fair

February 15, 2012

More than 1,000 students and alumni from West Michigan are expected to attend Grand Valley's Winter Career Fair on February 23. Read More

Muslim-American comedian to perform

February 15, 2012

Award-winning comedian Dean Obeidallah will perform Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Grand Valley State University's Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. The event is open to the public with free admission. Read More

MLive president will speak about changes

February 14, 2012

Dan Gaydou, publisher of the Grand Rapids Press and now president of MLive Media Group, will speak about the changes in journalism. Read More

Poet to be featured at Writers Series event

February 14, 2012

L.S. Klatt will give a craft talk on Monday, February 20, from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by a reading from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public at Grand Valley's University Club, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton, Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

International dinner set for Connection

February 9, 2012

The third installment of the monthly International Student Club dinner at The Connection is set for Sunday, February 12, 5-8 p.m. Read More

Writers Series features playwright Randy Wyatt

February 8, 2012

The playwright, director, professor and literary manager Randy Wyatt is next up in the GVSU Writers Series. Read More

Grand Valley Classics professor to lead local NEH program

February 7, 2012

The "Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue" program aims to inspire people to come together to read, see and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life. Read More

International House seeks household items

February 7, 2012

Students living in the International House (Murray Living Center) initiated a "freecycle" program that provides the campus community with a sustainable way to give back and provides incoming international students housing necessities. Read More

Current Business Trends: Slow but positive

February 6, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to experience slow but positive growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Venderbush Award nominations due February 17

February 6, 2012

Nominations for the Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 17, to the Dean of Students Office. Read More

Deadline nears for full-time MBA applications

February 2, 2012

Grand Valley is accepting applications for its full-time Master of Business Administration program; the deadline is February 15. Read More

Photos: Progress continues on L. William Seidman Center

February 2, 2012

Construction efforts on Grand Valley's new L. William Seidman Center are in full swing as mild winter weather continues throughout West Michigan. Read More

Students and families get help filing for financial aid

February 2, 2012

On February 12, financial aid experts from Grand Valley will participate in College Goal Sunday by helping students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form or FAFSA. Read More

University Libraries receive national excellence award

January 30, 2012

The Association of College and Research Libraries has named Grand Valley State University Libraries recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Read More

Advisors receive Faculty of Distinction awards

January 26, 2012

Faculty members who serve as advisors for the more than 95 academic student organizations at Grand Valley were recognized at an appreciation breakfast during Campus Leadership Week. Read More

Community Service Learning Center hosts volunteer, internship fair

January 25, 2012

The Community Service Learning Center is hosting a fair for students to connect with volunteer and internship opportunities in Grand Rapids. Read More

Conference discusses transitions in later life

January 24, 2012

National and local experts will discuss strategies for dealing with changes that arise in later life, during the 7th annual Art and Science of Aging Multidisciplinary Conference. Read More

Writers Series continues with faculty readings

January 24, 2012

The GVSU Writers Series resumes with Writing Department faculty readings by three assistant professors, Caitlin Horrocks, Amorak Huey and Oindrila Mukherjee on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Ad pro to speak on non-profit branding

January 23, 2012

A local advertising veteran is next up in SOC HOPP, the School of Communications, Hear Other Professors and Professionals, which provides interaction among students, faculty and the community on common communication subjects. Read More

Author shows students how to 'win money game'

January 23, 2012

Adam Carroll, author and founder of National Financial Educators, will share ideas with students on how to take control of their finances and win the money game. Read More

Grand Valley named Newsmaker of the Year

January 23, 2012

Grand Valley State University was named Newsmaker of the Year by the Grand Rapids Business Journal for its impact on the West Michigan economy. Read More

Panel discussion focuses on women, ethics and business

January 20, 2012

The Seidman Business Ethics Center at Grand Valley will hold a panel discussion on the changing roles of women in the workplace and in education, and the challenges they may face in their careers. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre presents 'The Light in the Piazza'

January 19, 2012

Travel to Rome and Florence from the comfort of a theater seat during the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre production of the romantic Broadway musical 'The Light in the Piazza.' Six performances are scheduled February 3-4 and 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. and February 5, 12 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Employment and consumer confidence growing

January 18, 2012

A Grand Valley economics expert said the business confidence index in West Michigan is poised to approach 60 percent for the first time in five years. Read More

International center hosts study abroad fair

January 18, 2012

Padnos International Center staff members held a Study Abroad Fair January 18 in the Henry Hall atrium, offering details on the different programs available to Grand Valley students. Read More

Locally produced documentary to air nationally on PBS

January 18, 2012

The Paul Robeson Award-winning film, tells the story of the massive migration of African Americans from the rural South to the prosperous North during the World War II years and beyond. Sponsors of the project include the National Educational Telecommunication Association, with generous support by the Michigan Humanities Council, Alcoa Inc. and Grand Valley State University, Read More

Sierra Club/GVSU Film Series aims to raise environmental awareness

January 18, 2012

A film series and membership drive kicks off with a free, public screening of the award-winning documentary Gasland, Thursday, February 16, 7-9 p.m., in Loosemore Auditorium, 401 W. Fulton St., on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Jeweler and art critic to speak at Grand Valley

January 17, 2012

Bruce Metcalf has long been regarded as a leading jeweler in the art field. He is also one of the pioneers of contemporary craft criticism. Metcalf's artwork is characterized by his interest in architecture, comics and the narrative voice. The work also examines the same social, moral and political issues raised in his essays. Read More

Nobel Peace Prize recipient to speak at SSD

January 17, 2012

The co-recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming and climate change will be the keynote speaker for Student Scholars Day in April. Read More

Second international food night set for Connection

January 13, 2012

Following a successful debut event in December, the International Student Club will host a second event Sunday, January 15, at The Connection. Read More

Colliers Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast

January 12, 2012

Grand Valley economics professor Hari Singh will release the findings of his benchmark survey of the regional economy at a breakfast event January 18. Read More

Seidman College maintains prestigious accreditation

January 11, 2012

The Seidman College of Business has maintained both its business and accounting accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony opens Arts at Noon Series

January 10, 2012

The Grand Rapids Symphony, recognized as America's finest regional orchestra, kicks off the new semester of the Arts at Noon Series of free concerts. Read More

Faculty member's play appears in New York Times magazine

January 9, 2012

An adaptation of the documentary play "Rust," by Austin Bunn, assistant professor of writing, was published in the January 8 issue. Read More

Grand Valley releases 2012 Health Care Economic Forecast

January 6, 2012

The health care sector in West Michigan faces significant challenges, according to the third annual "Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan." Read More

Professor pens book about America at 'tipping point'

January 5, 2012

America is the most modern nation in the world, and well known for its top exports: modern convenience and democratic values. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modestly positive

January 4, 2012

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to experience positive growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding receives grant

January 3, 2012

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 to the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding to provide mini-grants to congregations that will engage in interfaith expressions and activities that encourage interaction with other faith traditions with the goal of understanding. Read More

Grand Valley ranked top 20 in world for sustainable practices

January 3, 2012

Grand Valley ranked 16th for sustainable practices in an international survey called the GreenMetric World University Ranking. Read More

West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast

December 22, 2011

Grand Valley economic experts will discuss trends in West Michigan health care at the West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast, sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

Christmas Eve Carillon Concert

December 21, 2011

Professor Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, university carillonneur, performs on the Beckering Family Carillon, in this traditional Christmas Eve concert. Read More

Grand Valley mourns Joseph Stevens

December 19, 2011

Grand Valley State University and the West Michigan community mourn the death of Joseph Stevens, who died Saturday, December 17. He would have been 94 in January. Through the efforts of Grand Valley President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers, Stevens' wartime experiences were published in the book, Good Morning, in 2001. Read More

Registration open for MLK Day of Service

December 19, 2011

Students, faculty and staff members can register to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, set for January 21 at work sites in Grand Rapids and Allendale. Read More

Polish students celebrate Christmas in Chicago

December 12, 2011

Modern Languages and Literatures faculty member Eva Lewak took a group of her students to the Polish Consulate in Chicago, on December 2, to take part in a traditional Polish Christmas celebration. The reception was organized by the General Consul Zygmunt Matynia and his wife, Vice Consul Aleksandra Krystek and the vice ambassador to the U.S. Read More

STAIR graduates give presentations

December 12, 2011

Three Grand Valley students who completed a dual-degree program at an European university gave presentations about their study abroad experiences at the Midwest International Studies Association conference in November. Read More

Alternative Breaks seeks volunteers for service-learning trips

December 6, 2011

A service-learning organization at Grand Valley is seeking participants for their annual winter and spring break trips. Read More

Business trends modestly positive and improving

December 6, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing modestly positive growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Experts share investment knowledge at Seidman conference

December 5, 2011

Private capital investments will be the focus at an investment conference sponsored by the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley. Read More

Lt. Gov. Calley talks job creation at Seidman breakfast

December 2, 2011

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said Michigan needs a healthy, growing economy for long-term fiscal security, during a speech in Loosemore Auditorium December 1. Calley was the featured speaker for the Huntington Breakfast Lecture sponsored by the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Educators honored at College of Education Convocation

November 30, 2011

The College of Education will honor two outstanding educators during its convocation ceremony Wednesday, December 7, in the DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Dance Ensemble on the move

November 29, 2011

Members of the Grand Valley Dance Ensemble have traveled east and west to give stellar performances in recent festivals. Concerts in Allendale are next. Read More

Wednesday Wheelhouse Talk canceled

November 28, 2011

Wednesday's Wheelhouse Talk, sponsored by Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, has been canceled. The event was scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, at the Kroc Community Center in Grand Rapids. Read More

Businessman and philanthropist Frederik G. H. Meijer remembered by Grand Valley State University

November 26, 2011

The Grand Valley State University community mourns the loss of Fred Meijer. Read More

Name change for Community Outreach Office

November 26, 2011

After seven years of operating under the title of Community Outreach Office in the College of Education, the name will change to Center for Educational Partnerships. Read More

First-ever documentary on legendary senator to premier on WGVU

November 22, 2011

He was present at the creation of the United Nations and played a key role in the formation and adoption of the Marshall Plan. In December, WGVU will premiere a documentary about former U.S. Senator Arthur Vandenberg. Read More

Grand Valley signs international declaration on Open Access

November 21, 2011

Grand Valley State University is among 33 institutions, associations and foundations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Read More

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley gives breakfast lecture

November 21, 2011

The Huntington Breakfast Lecture sponsored by the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley will feature Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Read More

International organization features staff member

November 17, 2011

Damon Arnold, director of academic services for Grand Valley Athletics, is featured on the homepage of Toastmasters International's website. Read More

Student group competes for Pepsi Refresh Project grant

November 14, 2011

A student organization at Grand Valley State University has been chosen to compete for a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Read More

Study abroad program ranked top 10 nationally

November 14, 2011

Grand Valley is ranked within the top 10 of institutions its size in terms of the number of students who study abroad. Read More

Grand Valley seeks Woodrow Wilson Fellows

November 11, 2011

Applications are now being accepted for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows Program at Grand Valley. A meeting is scheduled for November 16. Read More

Van Orsdel appointed to Library of Michigan Board

November 10, 2011

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Lee Van Orsdel, dean of university libraries at Grand Valley, to the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees. Van Orsdel will represent librarians from a college or university library. The appointment, effective immediately, is a three-year term expiring Oct. 1, 2014, Read More

Charter Schools leader wins education award

November 9, 2011

Timothy Wood, special assistant to the president for Charter Schools at Grand Valley State University, was recently awarded an Excellence in Education award. Read More

Downey wins Professional of the Year award

November 9, 2011

Matthew Downey, program director of nonprofit services at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy, won a prestigious award earlier this month. Read More

Running Club 5K to benefit local nonprofit

November 9, 2011

The Grand Valley Running Club will host its second annual Grand Valley Turkey Trot 5K Race to raise money and provide food for Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids. Read More

Four PAS students first to earn federal scholarships

November 7, 2011

Joanne Trembley had been a secondary teacher prior to taking time off to raise a family. When she returned to school, she chose another career path: physician assistant studies. Read More

NYPL Spencer Collection includes project created at Grand Valley

November 7, 2011

The Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library has purchased a collaborative project created by two Grand Valley State University faculty members. T(here), is a collection of poems by Patricia Clark and images by Steven Sorman, published in a limited edition in 2009. Read More

Grand Valley's annual Accountability Report shows solid return on investment

November 4, 2011

National and state data show that Grand Valley State University continues to excel in the areas of graduation rates, alumni working in Michigan and keeping down the cost of a college degree. The university issued its fifth Accountability Report at its November 4 Board of Trustees meeting. Read More

Michigan, who do you think you are?

November 2, 2011

Using film, literature and art, an upcoming symposium will focus on defining Michigan and where it is headed. Event partners include Grand Valley State University School of Communications, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Public Library. Read More

Grand Valley Writers Series presents Stephanie Strickland

November 1, 2011

Strickland is a director of the Electronic Literature Organization and an editor of the first Electronic Literature Collection. She will give a free public reading from 6-7 p.m. in 2263 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Final Bard to Go performance

October 31, 2011

The BTG production, "Lovestruck," is a 50-minute collage that explores the complications of falling in love, using scenes from The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and other popular Shakespeare plays. Read More

Haworth president to give Secchia Breakfast Lecture

October 31, 2011

Franco Bianchi, president and CEO of Haworth, will give the Secchia Breakfast Lecture on November 8. Read More

Sisterly love and rivalry play out in 'Crimes of the Heart'

October 27, 2011

An abundance of drama unfolds between three sisters in the Grand Valley State University production of "Crimes of the Heart," by playwright Beth Henley. Six performances, November 11-19, will be given in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Half-price ticket offer through Friday, October 28. Read More

Career Services offers minigrants for internships

October 26, 2011

Career Services is accepting applications from individuals and departments for Internship Mini-Grants. Read More

Grand Valley student receives UICA award

October 26, 2011

A Grand Valley student was selected to receive the Junior Maven Award by the Women + the Arts committee of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts. Previous Mavens have included Kate Pew Wolters and Linda LaFontsee. Read More

Ford brings Focus Electric to Grand Valley

October 25, 2011

Students studying public relations at Grand Valley had an opportunity to get an up-close look at a prototype of the Ford Focus Electric vehicle and hear about the company's promotional campaign from Ford Motor Company officials. Read More

Major fair addresses career options

October 25, 2011

The Academic Majors Fair will take place Wednesday, November 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center in Allendale. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration brings the Spanish tradition in dance and music

October 24, 2011

A rambunctious, comedic evening of seduction and mishap told through the dramatic exuberance of flamenco music and song, pantomime and dance is next up during Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley. Read More

Hundreds participate in Make a Difference Day

October 24, 2011

More than 400 Grand Valley students participated in Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 22. They volunteered their time to more than 20 organizations in Grand Rapids. Read More

NIS receives eight CASE V awards

October 24, 2011

The News and Information Services office received eight awards from the Pride of CASE V competition. Awards were received for special projects like the 50th anniversary campaign, Hispanic Heritage Month, individual photography and videos. Read More

Meijer Foundation gifts famed 'Portraits of American Poets' to Grand Valley

October 20, 2011

The unveiling of a special, poetry-inspired gift to Grand Valley State University from the Meijer Foundation will follow the Fall Arts Celebration Poetry Night on Friday. Read More

GVSU extends unique MBA program to students in India

October 19, 2011

The Seidman College of Business signed an agreement with National Management School in Chennai, India, for students in India to enroll in Grand Valley's full-time, integrated MBA program. Read More

National Archaeology Day events at Grand Valley

October 19, 2011

A celebration of the next generation of archaeologists is planned for Saturday, October 22, from 1-3 p.m., room 121E DeVos Center, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. All sessions are free and open to the public. Read More

New Yorker publishes story by faculty member

October 19, 2011

Caitlin Horrocks may live in Michigan, by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland and the Czech Republic, but it is her Sun City story that is included in the October 24 issue of the New Yorker. Read More

Beehive Design Collective part of Sustainability Week

October 18, 2011

The efforts of an interesting assortment of worker bees will bring an educational story-telling and graphic art project to Grand Valley State University's Campus Sustainability Week. Read More

GVSU community ready for annual day of service

October 17, 2011

More than 400 people from the campus community at Grand Valley are expected to participate in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22. Read More

Kooser and Hayes paired for Poetry Night at Fall Arts Celebration

October 17, 2011

"An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Ted Kooser and Terrance Hayes" will be presented Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m., 2nd Floor L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The unveiling of a special poetry-inspired gift to Grand Valley will also take place. Read More

Grand Valley named a Military Friendly School

October 14, 2011

For the third consecutive year, Grand Valley State University has been named A Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. Read More

Guest Artist Series: Andrea Ridilla, oboe, and Tatjana Ognanoska, piano

October 13, 2011

Oboist Mezraq Ramli, a GVSU graduate, will also perform on the recital. Ramli is an oboe graduate assistant at Miami University (Ohio). Open to the public. Free admission. Read More

First place ArtWalk prize awarded to Grand Valley instructor

October 12, 2011

Christine Hornby, a Grand Valley adjunct art instructor, won $1,000 as the first place award in the ArtWalk competition sculpture category. Her entry, The Three Sisters: Lead, Arsenic and Uranium, was done in traditional rug hooking, applique and proddy. Read More

GVSU makes 'Best Business School' guide

October 12, 2011

Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business has been named by the Princeton Review as one of the 'Best 294 Business Schools' for 2012. Read More

Grand Valley faculty member challenged Jeopardy show champion

October 12, 2011

Ashley Shannon was both excited and terrified when she saw the category for Final Jeopardy while appearing on the popular game show October 11th. The assistant professor of English at Grand Valley was competing against Joon Pahk, a six-day champion going into the game. Read More

Jeopardy show to feature Grand Valley faculty member

October 11, 2011

Tonight's television episode of Jeopardy will feature Ashley Shannon, an assistant professor of English at Grand Valley, competing against Joon Pahk, a six-day champion going into the game. The show will air in West Michigan on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. on WWMT-TV. Read More

White House invites two from Grand Valley

October 11, 2011

Writing faculty members Charlie Lowe and Keith Rhodes were invited to the White House October 7 as part of a contingent of 10 people from the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). Read More

Fall Career Fair set for DeVos Place

October 5, 2011

Career Services will host its annual Fall Career Fair on Tuesday, October 11, from 1-5 p.m. at DeVos Place Convention Center. Read More

Migrations of Islam programs set at Grand Valley

October 5, 2011

The Hijabi Monologues team is soliciting local stories for possible inclusion in an October 20 program at Grand Valley. Stories must be submitted by October 10. Read More

Writers Series features Allison Amend

October 5, 2011

Fiction writer Allison Amend will give a free public reading Thursday, October 6, from 4-5:30 p.m. in room 2250 Kirkhof Center as part of the GVSU Writers Series. The author says she was born in Chicago on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Comparative Literature, she received a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest growth, slightly improved

October 4, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing modest yet slightly improved growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business Read More

PAS students sponsor 5k run/walk

October 4, 2011

A group of physician assistant studies students are sponsoring a 5k run/walk to raise money for Oasis of Hope. Read More

ArtPrize event honors artist and WWII Red Arrow vets

September 27, 2011

WWII veterans from the 32nd Red Arrow Division were honored to have their image captured in a mural, "Fading Warriors" by ArtPrize Artist Kimberly Gill. Their experiences were highlighted in the documentary film, Nightmare in New Guinea, produced by students and faculty of the Department of History and the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Contemporary and historic issues are focus of Great Lakes History Conference

September 27, 2011

The proliferation of educational testing and the crisis in funding for higher education are just two of the hot issues to be addressed at the 37th annual Great Lakes History Conference at Grand Valley State University. This year 25 panels will be presented by local historians, area academics and national experts, under the theme of Education and Society. Read More

Guide to Grand Valley ArtPrize events and artists

September 26, 2011

Use this guide to plan your route and cast your votes for alumni, faculty and participating ArtPrize artists with a link to Grand Valley. Read More

Grand Valley named Best College Buy for 16 consecutive years

September 22, 2011

For the 16th year in a row, Grand Valley has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Communications leader to give lecture

September 19, 2011

Lance Strate, professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and one of the founders of the Media Ecology Association, will give a lecture Wednesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, 401 W Fulton, Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read More

Grand Valley kicks off Shakespeare Festival

September 19, 2011

Michigan's oldest and largest Shakespeare Festival is ready for a new season at Grand Valley with a full line-up of events from September 23-November 5. The Festival's 18th season begins with a free public performance of the popular touring show, Bard to Go: Lovestruck September 23, at 2 p.m. in Room 1506, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Michael Sandel brings 'Justice' to Grand Valley

September 15, 2011

A Harvard professor with rock star status will present the Fall Arts Celebration Distinguished Academic Lecture, Thursday, September 22, at 7 p.m. at the L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton, Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Grand Valley ranks tops in Midwest

September 13, 2011

Grand Valley State has been ranked second as an "up-and-coming" institution in the Midwest in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 edition of Best Colleges. Read More

Panel discussion serves as prelude for Sandel lecture

September 13, 2011

In anticipation of the Fall Arts Celebration lecture by Michael Sandel, a faculty panel discussion will focus on political discourse. Read More

Seidman breakfast event on politics and economy

September 12, 2011

The Seidman College of Business Alumni Association is hosting a panel discussion called 'Political Fallout: Impact on Main Street and Wall Street.' Read More

Student gives research findings at national breast cancer symposium

September 12, 2011

A Grand Valley student initiated a study of Michigan breast cancer patients that suggests routine mammography and self-breast exams continue for women ages 40-49 as important screening tools, despite recommendations from a national task force. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration opens with Vienna operas

September 7, 2011

The opening night event is "A Night in Hapsburg Vienna: From the Marriage of Figaro to Fidelio as arranged for Wind Harmonie," Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m., Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Current Business Trends: Growth rate remains modest

September 6, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to experience modest growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration presents six events

August 29, 2011

Fall Arts Celebration 2011 is set to go at venues in three locations, including downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Valley's gift to the community includes six enriching events, all free and open to the public, and planned with a focus on the future. Read More

Parking permits feature artwork by alumnus

August 29, 2011

For the first time, parking permits for the campus community feature artwork by an alumnus. Read More

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

August 29, 2011

Grand Valley volunteers are needed to lend hands during United Way's Day of Caring on September 9. Read More

Congressman Huizenga to visit MAREC Thursday

August 23, 2011

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga will visit Grand Valley's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center Thursday, August 25. Read More

Hoophouse is platform for hands-on, sustainable agriculture education

August 19, 2011

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new addition to the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) took place Friday, August 19. Read More

Groundswell receives grant, new director

August 16, 2011

The College of Education was awarded a $200,000 renewal grant for Groundswell, an initiative to help young people learn about the Great Lakes and local watershed systems and become active stewards of the environment. Read More

Competition to award $1 million to businesses, students

August 11, 2011

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will award more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software to top entrepreneurial businesses. The event includes a competition for college students who have an idea for an innovative business. Read More

New farming structure to provide yearlong learning, growing

August 11, 2011

A new addition to the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) at Grand Valley will allow for yearlong, hands-on agriculture education. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Growth

August 4, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing modest growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU ranked among America's Best Colleges by Forbes

August 4, 2011

Grand Valley State University is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2011 by Forbes magazine. Read More

Antczak named RSA executive director

August 3, 2011

Fred Antczak, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named executive director of the Rhetoric Society of America. Read More

Faculty story published in Atlantic Monthly

August 3, 2011

The Atlantic Monthly 2011 Fiction Issue includes a short-story by Austin Bunn, assistant professor of writing. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

August 2, 2011

The following faculty and staff members have written articles or given presentations. Read More

GVSU named a 'Best In The Midwest' college

August 2, 2011

Grand Valley has again been named a "Best In The Midwest" college by Princeton Review. Read More

New honor society forms at Grand Valley

August 1, 2011

An honor society that focuses on freshmen and sophomore students is forming at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Filming of 'Message Sent' is underway

July 27, 2011

A vagrant finds a cell phone full of trouble in the upcoming Grand Valley State University film Message Sent, now in production. The original screenplay was written by Angelo Eidse of Vancouver and selected for the university's 17th annual Summer Film Project. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

July 19, 2011

The following faculty and staff members have given presentations or authored publications. Read More

Clark LipDub to air on 'Inside Edition'

July 18, 2011

"Inside Edition" has scheduled a segment about the Clark/GVSU LipDub for broadcast tonight. Read More

Alumna meets royal couple

July 13, 2011

During their weekend in California, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met countless celebrities, dignitaries and at least one Grand Valley alumna. Read More

Changes to GVSU Carillon Concert Series

July 12, 2011

Timothy Sleep is unable to perform at the GVSU International Carillon Concert Series, as was scheduled on July 17 and 20. The concerts will go on with new performers taking his place. Read More

Alumnus wins Kresge Artist Fellowship

July 6, 2011

Grand Valley alumnus Hubert Massey ('83) is among the 12 awardees to receive a 2011 Kresge Artist Fellowship. The fellowship provides a $25,000 award, public recognition and professional practice opportunities to literary, performing and visual artists in Detroit. Read More

Current Business Trends: Moderate growth returns

July 6, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is again seeing moderate growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

July 5, 2011

Faculty and staff members listed below have given presentations or authored articles. Read More

Health Professions camp offered for area youth

July 1, 2011

Teenagers will have the opportunity to explore careers in the health professions field during the Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration summer day camp. Read More

Special outdoor concerts planned at Grand Valley

June 28, 2011

All of the concerts are free and open to the public, rain or shine, and feature performances by internationally renowned carillonneurs from Denmark, the Netherlands and the U.S. Read More

`Antigone' event at Schuler celebrates publication

June 28, 2011

A staged reading of Diane Rayor's newly published translation of "Antigone" will be held at Schuler Books and Music, 3165 Alpine Avenue NW, in Walker, on Thursday, July 7, from 7-9 p.m. The presentation will include a question and answer session and book signing. Read More

Coy receives national fraternity award

June 24, 2011

Tom Coy, assistant director of Student Life, is the recipient of Alpha Sigma Alpha's Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award. Read More

Students compete in intern olympics

June 23, 2011

More than 260 interns from Grand Valley and other West Michigan colleges competed at the fourth annual Summer Internship Olympics, held at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus June 22. Read More

WGVU to host concert and car show at Fifth Third Ballpark

June 22, 2011

WGVU will host a concert and classic car show that will benefit WGVU real oldies radio station 1480 AM and the West Michigan Whitecaps Inner City Youth Baseball/Softball program June 25. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

June 21, 2011

The following faculty and staff members were recognized with awards or have given presentations. Read More

Grand Valley wins eighth consecutive Directors' Cup

June 21, 2011

Grand Valley is named top Division II athletic program in the country for eighth consecutive year. Read More

Menon named new CLAS associate dean

June 14, 2011

Shaily Menon, professor of biology, has been selected as the new College of Liberal Arts & Sciences associate dean of Professional Development and Administration. Read More

Teens to pitch eco-friendly business ideas at entrepreneurship academy

June 14, 2011

High school students will showcase their entrepreneurship talents as they develop and pitch eco-friendly business plans at the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy. Read More

International Carillon Concert Series begins

June 13, 2011

Hear the music of the bells performed by internationally renowned carillonneurs at two locations throughout the summer. Read More

National grant will help science, engineering students

June 13, 2011

Science and engineering students entering their last two years at Grand Valley may be eligible to receive assistance through a National Science Foundation grant. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

June 8, 2011

The following faculty and staff members have made presentations or written for publications. Read More

Staff member helps preserve Native American burial grounds

June 7, 2011

Grand Valley staff member Dave Edwards worked with the West Michigan American Indian Movement to clean the Norton Burial Grounds in Grand Rapids. Read More

Middle school girls get glimpse into engineering careers

June 6, 2011

Area middle school girls will get a glimpse into the careers of engineering, an occupation made of 10 percent women, at a four-day camp at Grand Valley. Read More

Governor signs bill sponsored by alumnus

June 3, 2011

Pictured is Gov. Rick Snyder signing a Michigan House bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Foster (R-Pellston). Foster is a 2009 Grand Valley graduate who was elected in 2010 to represent Michigan's 107th District. Read More

Woodrow Wilson Fellows arrive on campus

June 3, 2011

Grand Valley's 14 Woodrow Wilson Fellows were welcomed to campus during a reception at the Alumni House June 2. Read More

Current business trends: slow but positive

June 2, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to grow slowly, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Grand Valley's Veterans History Project featured on iTunes U

May 26, 2011

Grand Valley State University on iTunes U features 34 interviews selected from more than 1,000 in the ongoing project by Grand Valley's Department of History, under the direction of Professor James Smither, in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Read More

DeVos announces challenge grant for Seidman Campaign

May 25, 2011

Rich and Helen DeVos announced a challenge grant for Grand Valley's L. William Seidman Center. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

May 23, 2011

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

Grand Valley grad receives U.S. Department of State scholarship

May 23, 2011

Recent Grand Valley graduate Sandra Braden has won a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship issued by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Braden will study the Arabic language and culture in Oman this summer. Read More

Boezaart named Thought Leader in Energy

May 19, 2011

Arn Boezaart, director of the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center at Grand Valley, was named a Thought Leader in Energy. Read More

Ground breaking scheduled for L. William Seidman Center

May 19, 2011

Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld are just two of the more than 300 donors supporting the new L. William Seidman Center. A ground breaking ceremony will be held May 25. Read More

WGVU to host volunteer open house

May 18, 2011

WGVU will host an open house for people who are interested in becoming volunteer member correspondents. Read More

2011 Woodrow Wilson Fellows announced

May 12, 2011

A recorder of climate change in arctic Alaska, the captain of the Muskegon Thunder arena football team and a geologist of fossil digs in Israel describe just a few of the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Fellows coming to Grand Valley. Read More

Alumna volunteers for relief trip in Japan

May 12, 2011

Grand Valley graduate Emma Nixon recently volunteered to be part of a team that ventured into one of the cities in Japan hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Read More

Celebrating Alumni Art on Campus

May 12, 2011

The Grand Valley Alumni Association will present a special event in the GVSU Art Gallery, Thursday, May 19, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Read More

Students take second place at Supply Chain Challenge

May 9, 2011

A team of four business students took second place at the 2011 Supply Chain Challenge at Michigan State University, competing against 16 universities from around the state and country. Read More

Faculty and staff sketches

May 6, 2011

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

GVSU launches website of school/neighborhood data

May 5, 2011

Grand Valley has developed a website, Mi-School.net, designed to help Michigan residents and educators learn more about their schools and communities. Read More

Current Business Trends: Growth Remains Positive

May 4, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to grow, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Grand Valley hosts international conference

May 3, 2011

Business leaders from across the country, as well as Canada and Finland will gather at the Family Enterprise Research Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley's Family Owned Business Institute. Read More

Group visits Haiti to tour schools

May 3, 2011

A Grand Valley group returned from Haiti where members toured schools to learn more about that country's education system and identify possible partner schools for a scholarship program. Read More

Grand Valley reports record number of internships for 2009-10 academic year

April 29, 2011

Grand Valley reported a record number of students are getting practical experience in the work force, saving employers money and keeping more graduates in Michigan. Read More

Student in London covers royal wedding

April 28, 2011

One Grand Valley student will have a close-up look at the royal couple and their first public kiss Friday, and she will tell West Michigan readers all about it. Read More

Two Grand Valley faculty member's films nominated for Emmy Awards

April 27, 2011

Two documentary films by two Grand Valley faculty members have been nominated for two different Emmy Awards, which will be presented May 14 in Detroit. Read More

Center presents pineapple awards

April 26, 2011

The Padnos International Center presented its annual Pineapple Awards to people in the campus community who advocate for international students and help enrich their experiences while they are in West Michigan. Read More

Poetry is focus of community event

April 26, 2011

"Building Community Through Poetry/Creando comunidades a traves de la poesia" will take place Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Cook Arts Center, 644 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids. Zulema Moret, director of Latin American Studies at Grand Valley State University, is organizing the events, co-sponsored by Cook Arts Center. All activities are free and open to the public. Read More

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley returns to campus

April 25, 2011

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a Grand Valley alumnus, will speak at a breakfast event sponsored by the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Math major earns prestigious scholarship

April 25, 2011

Kate Coveney, an applied mathematics major, received a competitive scholarship sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

Nursing professor attends White House conference

April 25, 2011

It's not everyday that Jean Martin, associate professor of nursing, receives an invitation from the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. Read More

Center for Entrepreneurship director named

April 22, 2011

J. Kevin McCurren has been named the new director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Educator honored at convocation

April 22, 2011

The College of Education will honor an outstanding educator during its convocation ceremony, April 27, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Read More

Students, organizations honored at annual awards ceremony

April 22, 2011

The annual Student Life Recognition Awards celebrated outstanding organizations and students at a reception April 21. Read More

Campus event will raise funds to battle digestive diseases

April 21, 2011

Grand Valley is hosting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk, the first walk of its kind to take place in West Michigan, May 7. Read More

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to speak Thursday at Grand Valley

April 20, 2011

Ken Burns, one of the most influential documentary filmmakers of all time, will speak at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Wind energy costs and benefits are topics at MAREC event

April 20, 2011

The economic side of producing wind energy in West Michigan will be discussed at an event at MAREC on Wednesday, April 27. Read More

Career Services internship awardees

April 15, 2011

Career Services held its fifth annual Internship Recognition Luncheon on March 31, and more than 100 people came to celebrate a successful year. Read More

Six receive study abroad scholarships

April 15, 2011

Six Grand Valley students received scholarships to study abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year. Read More

Thousands of hours logged for President's 50-Hour Service Challenge

April 15, 2011

Approximately 26,233 hours of volunteer work were completed by 635 students, faculty and staff members to celebrate community involvement and Grand Valley's 50th anniversary. Read More

Music celebrates 50th Anniversary with special concert in Grandville

April 14, 2011

The Music Department 50th Anniversary Celebration, on Wednesday, April 20, at 8 p.m. will be held at the Grandville High School Auditorium, 4700 Canal Ave. SW. The concert is open to the public with free admission. All alumni, parents and other supporters are especially encouraged to attend and be recognized. Read More

Award ceremony will celebrate student organizations

April 13, 2011

The campus community is invited to the annual Student Life Recognition Awards, where student organizations will be recognized for their contributions during the year. Event takes place April 21 at 4 p.m. Read More

Opening Reception: Bling! Flash! Art! Part II

April 13, 2011

As part of Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Bling! Flash! Art! Part II, the Senior Thesis Showcase, will have an Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in the Skyway Gallery, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids. Read More

Spring Dance Concert

April 13, 2011

Grand Valley dance students perform in LAT April 15 & 16. Open to the public with free admission. Read More

Dean Antczak receives Classical Association Award

April 11, 2011

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Fred Antczak was presented the CAMWS Award for Special Service, which honors contributions to the promotion of Latin and Classical Studies. The award, which is not bestowed every year, recognized the "remarkable and successful growth in the past decade" of Grand Valley's Classics program, which was founded in 2000. Read More

Outstanding students recognized

April 11, 2011

Thirty-eight Grand Valley students received awards for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 15th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards, held April 9 in Lansing. Read More

'Horizontal Accidents' World Premiere

April 7, 2011

Celebration Cinema North will host the world premiere of "Horizontal Accidents," the Grand Valley 2010 Summer Film Project directed by Tom Seidman, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7. Admission is $5. Read More

eighth blackbird to give two performances

April 6, 2011

The Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird will show off its phenomenal virtuosity and renowned theatrical flair Wednesday, April 13, during the Arts at Noon Series, from 12-1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt on the Allendale Campus, and an 8 p.m. performance at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids. Read More

Current Business Trends: Growth Stabilizes

April 5, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy has stabilized, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU co-hosts regional Classical Association

April 5, 2011

Grand Valley State University and Calvin College will co-host the 107th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, the largest regional professional association of its kind in North America, April 6-9. Read More

Faculty research shines on center stage

April 1, 2011

More than 100 people celebrated the accomplishments of researchers at the sixth annual "Grants on the Grand" March 30 at the Eberhard Center. Read More

Grand Valley Writers Series concludes with Dinty Moore

March 31, 2011

The Grand Valley Writers Series wraps up the semester with a craft talk by Dinty Moore, from 2:30-3:45 in room 2215 KC, Thursday, April 7, and a reading at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni House. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Austin Bunn, assistant professor of writing at (616) 331-3411. Read More

Grand Valley offers first online master's degree

March 31, 2011

Grand Valley will offer its first completely online program - a master's degree in educational technology through the College of Education. Read More

Faculty to share projects at CLAS Sabbatical Showcase

March 30, 2011

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' 6th Annual Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration is set for Wednesday, April 6, in the Grand River Room (2250 Kirkhof Center). Read More

Area colleges promote Latin American Film Festival

March 29, 2011

Grand Valley State University and other area colleges and sponsors have joined together to present the second annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival, April 7-9. Six of the most acclaimed Latin American films will focus on a wide range of contemporary topics. Read More

Presentation on Fulbright grants set

March 29, 2011

Faculty members interested in applying for Fulbright grants are encouraged to attend a presentation set for Friday, April 1. Read More

GVSU Theatre presents 'Braggart Soldier'

March 28, 2011

Imagine the slapstick comedy of the Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy and the Marx Brothers, all rolled into one play. Now place the setting in ancient Rome to envision the upcoming theater production of "Braggart Soldier," performed by students at Grand Valley State University, beginning April 1, which fittingly is April Fool's Day. Read More

Two events planned to help veterans

March 28, 2011

Two campus events are planned this week to raise awareness and help veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Read More

Seidman brings experience to Grand Valley lecture and film

March 28, 2011

As part of the new Grand Valley Frederik Meijer Lecture Series, Tom Seidman will present "What's So Good About Being A Liberal (Arts Major)?" on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Eberhard Center. Read More

Local CEOs talk business ethics

March 21, 2011

Three local CEOs and founders of the Business Ethics Center will discuss ethics in the workplace at the Fifth Annual Barry Castro Business Ethics Lecture. Read More

Screening set for award-winning documentary

March 21, 2011

The documentary film, "The Death of an Imam," will be screened at Grand Valley on Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m., in room 174 Lake Superior Hall. The film examines the news reporting associated with the 2009 shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a Dearborn warehouse. It explores allegations of a terrorism conspiracy, the use of FBI informants, and the portrayal of Muslims in the mainstream media. Read More

Student entrepreneurs compete for $10,000

March 21, 2011

Watch the next generation of West Michigan entrepreneurs in the 4th Annual Business Plan Competition on March 22. Read More

Reality circus to perform a Grand Valley 50th anniversary event

March 17, 2011

West Michigan is invited to a free and fabulous reality circus performance as part of Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary celebration. "Stand Up Eight" will be presented Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena, on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus. Read More

Schlossberg featured speaker for Secchia Breakfast Lecture

March 17, 2011

Boris Schlossberg of Global Forex Trading and commentator for Bloomberg radio and television, is the featured speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture. Read More

English Department Visiting Scholar: Anne Curzan

March 16, 2011

A lecture, "Apps, Bailouts, and Muffin Tops: How Language Changes," will be presented by Anne Curzan, author of How English Works, Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Guest Artist Series: Christopher Creviston, saxophone; Hannah Gruber, piano

March 16, 2011

His performance in the Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley includes pianist Hannah Gruber Thursday, March 17, from 8-10 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Michigan History Day regional contest at Grand Valley Saturday

March 16, 2011

The Michigan History Day western regional contest will be held at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., at the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Writers Series to feature Kelcey Parker

March 15, 2011

Parker will give a reading on Thursday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the GVSU Alumni House. She will also give a craft talk at 4 p.m. in room 136 Lake Superior Hall. Both events are on the Allendale Campus and are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Art Gallery 'Ravines Revisited' opening reception March 17

March 14, 2011

A new exhibition at the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery explores the beauty and complexity of the landscape and the effects of erosion to the Allendale Campus Ravines. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/artgallery, or call (616) 331-2563. Read More

Art in Public: Politics, Economics and a Democratic Culture

March 10, 2011

A free public lecture and symposium will examine the ongoing debate over government funding for the arts. Read More

Maranda visits high school students at CHS

March 10, 2011

High school students who are taking health sciences classes at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences spoke to WOOD-TV personality Maranda about their experiences. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Bach cello suites featuring Pablo Mahave-Veglia

March 9, 2011

Grand Valley's Arts at Noon Series continues Wednesday, March 16, from noon-1 p.m., in Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus, with Pablo Mahave-Veglia, associate professor of music, performing Bach's masterworks for solo cello. Read More

Artist-Faculty Series: Giuseppe Lupis, piano

March 8, 2011

The Artist-Faculty Series continues with a performance by Giuseppe Lupis, assistant professor of piano at Grand Valley, Tuesday, March 15, from 8-10 p.m. in Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Valley offers first AACSB-accredited full-time MBA

March 3, 2011

Grand Valley is offering a first-of-a-kind master's program that guarantees study abroad, a paid fellowship and a stint in Washington, D.C. Read More

Nancy Baum remembered

March 3, 2011

Nancy Baum, a Grand Valley friend and educator, died February 28. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m., at the former Christ Community Church, now C3 Exchange, 225 East Exchange Street, in Spring Lake, with arrangements by Clock Funeral Home. Read More

Current Business Trends: Growth Accelerates

March 2, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy experienced accelerated growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Economic impact of 2010 ArtPrize around $7 million

March 1, 2011

Grand Valley researchers found that during the 2010 ArtPrize roughly 400,000 visitor days generated an estimated economic impact of as much as $7.5 million for the Grand Rapids area. Read More

MAREC partners with entrepreneurs to market solar energy credits

February 28, 2011

Grand Valley's MAREC was recently certified as a generator of solar power, allowing the facility to gain revenue for the solar power it produces. Read More

COW seeks volunteers for 50 projects

February 25, 2011

In the spirit of Grand Valley's 50th anniversary, the theme of this year's Community Outreach Week is "50 for 50." University organizers are looking for volunteers to participate in 50 volunteer projects locally and nationally. Read More

CANCELED: Gruenberg Master Class & Concert

February 24, 2011

Today's Master Class and concert featuring pianist Immanuela Gruenberg have been canceled. Read More

Writers Series Event CANCELED

February 24, 2011

Writer Laura Kasischke's visit has today been canceled due to weather-related difficulties. The author was scheduled to give a talk on writing craft from 4-5:15 p.m., followed by a reading from 5:30-6:30 in the Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Call for nominations

February 21, 2011

The College of Education is accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards. The Outstanding Leadership/Administrator and Outstanding Educator awards are presented twice a year. Read More

Grand Valley to host Irish poet and Michigan writer

February 21, 2011

A doubleheader of sorts is planned by Grand Valley State University as organizers bring two esteemed writers to the Allendale Campus. Each event is open to the public with free admission. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre, GR Ballet collaboration

February 18, 2011

A first-time collaboration between Grand Valley's Opera Theatre and the GR Ballet Company brings an opportunity to experience both art forms during two entertaining productions geared to families: "Mother Goose" and "The Boy Who Wouldn't Do His Homework." Read More

Student with Duchenne's disorder earns diploma early

February 17, 2011

Earning a bachelor's degree is a high point in the lives of many Grand Valley graduates. For Jim Albright and his family, it was a milestone that once seemed impossible. Read More

WISE receives grant from AAUW

February 8, 2011

One of Grand Valley's academic living and learning communities received a grant from the American Association of University Women to boost its mentoring program and enhance relationship building. Read More

Kutsche office awards grant

February 4, 2011

The Kutsche Office of Local History has awarded a mini-grant to a community and faculty research team whose project focuses on Merze Tate, an area African American woman who served in the U.S. State Department. Read More

Business Trends: Moderate Growth Continues

February 3, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues to experience modest growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Student receives national award for animal advocacy

February 3, 2011

Grand Valley student is the recipient of a Student Leadership Award from the Humane Society of the United States in recognition of her work to improve the lives of farm animals. Read More

Theatre at Grand Valley presents 'Wanda's Visit' & 'Bye, Bye, Margarita'

February 1, 2011

February 4 & 5, 7:30 p.m. and February 6, 2 p.m. Tickets, $6, at LAT Box Office at (616)-331-2300, Star Tickets at 800-585-3737, or www.startickets.com. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/theatre. Read More

CANCELED: Free Play 20: New Music Detroit

January 31, 2011

CANCELED: The performance Wednesday, February 2, from 8-9:30 p.m., Large Dance Studio, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus has been canceled. Read More

CONSTRAINT: A GVSU Arts Faculty Performance

January 27, 2011

Four faculty members will take on individual "constraints" for this one-time performance in dance, music, writing and theatre, Thursday, January 27, 7- 8 p.m., LAT, Allendale Campus. Read More

Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award Nominations

January 27, 2011

Faculty and staff are reminded that nominations for the Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award are due in the Dean of Students Office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 11, 2011. Read More

MAREC grant will expand energy and technology start-ups

January 27, 2011

Grand Valley's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center received a grant to enhance the center's business incubator program. Read More

Minority Entrepreneurship event canceled

January 27, 2011

A Seidman College of Business breakfast event featuring Joseph Anderson has been canceled. Read More

Engineering and computing professors receive fellows

January 26, 2011

Two faculty members of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing were awarded with the distinction of fellow in their profession. Read More

Open Dress Rehearsal: Richard Stoelzel, trumpet and Solee Lee-Clark, organ

January 26, 2011

The program, Thursday, January 27, 6-7 p.m., Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus, will feature music for trumpet and organ from the Baroque period to contemporary works. Read More

CD Release Party: Czech and Moravian Oboe Music featuring Marlen Vavrikova

January 25, 2011

Vavrikova, assistant professor of oboe at Grand Valley, will perform Masek's Oboe Quartet in C Major with Vitezslav Cernoch, violin; Paul Swantek, viola; and Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello. A reception will follow. Read More

Families get help tapping college cash

January 24, 2011

College Goal Sunday, being held February 13, helps students fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). Read More

Visiting Artist Conrad Bakker

January 24, 2011

The Department of Art & Design presents an informative program by visiting artist Conrad Bakker, "How to do Things with Things." Read More

Grand Valley sees growth in engineering and computing internships in West Michigan

January 21, 2011

The number of internships for engineering students increased by 42 percent in 2010, and computing and information systems co-ops increased by 31 percent, compared to 2009. Read More

WGVU to host screening

January 21, 2011

WGVU will host a free screening of "Surviving Auschwitz: Children of the Shoah" at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. Read More

Alumnus publishes second book

January 20, 2011

Paul Clemens, who graduated from Grand Valley's Honors College in 1995 with a bachelor¿s degree in English, Language and Literature, has published his second book about Detroit. Read More

GR Symphony to play PAC

January 20, 2011

Due to the large number of musicians, this concert will be held in the Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus, Wednesday, January 26, from 12-1 p.m. Read More

Alten paintings travel to Naples

January 19, 2011

In conjunction with Grand Valley's 50th anniversary, more than 30 paintings by Mathias J. Alten from the university's collection will be exhibited in Naples, Florida, home to many seasonal and full-time Midwesterners and alumni. Read More

GVSU economist: Significant improvement in confidence

January 19, 2011

Confidence in the local economy will near 60 percent for 2011, according to an annual survey by Grand Valley economist Hari Singh. Read More

Grand Valley holds screening of 'Bullied'

January 12, 2011

The College of Education will host a screening of "Bullied," the story of a Wisconsin student who filed a lawsuit against a school district. Read More

Non-profit fair offers volunteer and internship opportunities

January 11, 2011

More than 40 organizations will be present at Grand Valley's Non-profit Volunteer and Internship Fair presented by the Community Service Learning Center on Thursday, January 20, from 1-4 p.m. Read More

Classics professor selected for teaching excellence award

January 10, 2011

Peter Anderson, associate professor of Classics, received a Collegiate Teaching Excellence Award at the American Philological Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on January 8. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus stars in new Travel Channel series

January 7, 2011

Grand Valley State University alumnus Steven Rinella will star in a new Travel Channel series beginning Sunday, January 9, at 9 p.m. Read More

Health care economic forecast is positive

January 6, 2011

Trends in West Michigan health care are looking good overall, according to two Grand Valley economic experts. Read More

Women's Center receives U.S. Justice Department grant

January 6, 2011

Grand Valley's Women's Center received a federal grant to raise awareness of sexual assault and dating violence and help reduce the number of such incidents on campus. Read More

Free international film series focuses on women

January 5, 2011

The 2011 Chiaroscuro international film series will this year features films by women directors. Read More

MultiMedia III: Alumni Invitational Exhibition

January 5, 2011

An invitational exhibit celebrates Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary, and features new work by former outstanding Art & Design and School of Communications students. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest growth returns

January 4, 2011

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is experiencing modest growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Nominate a student for volunteer work

January 3, 2011

Grand Valley students, faculty, staff, and community members may nominate Grand Valley students to be recognized as the Community Service and Learning Center Volunteer of the Month during the winter semester. Read More

2011 West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast

December 23, 2010

Two Grand Valley economic experts will talk about the West Michigan health care economic forecast as the new year begins. The Alliance for Health will hold a panel discussion about health care predictions for 2011. Read More

Liberal education survey results touted in journal

December 21, 2010

How Grand Valley students feel about their liberal education is detailed for the world, as an article written by four staff members was recently published in a premiere journal. Read More

Carillon bells to ring Christmas Eve

December 20, 2010

A free concert of songs of the season will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24, on the Beckering Family Carillon, located on Grand Valley's Pew Campus at 401 W. Fulton St. Read More

WGVU celebrates birthday

December 17, 2010

WGVU is celebrating its 38th birthday. On December 17, 1972, WGVU, then WGVC-TV Channel 35, officially signed on the air. Read More

Professor recognized by Steelcase for research

December 13, 2010

John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, was recognized by Steelcase for researching activity permissible classroom spaces and introducing the furniture maker's innovative desk/chair to his students. Read More

Grand Valley student selected for national advertising award

December 9, 2010

Grand Valley State University student Angela Antonio, from Trenton, Michigan, has been named one of 50 Most Promising Minority Student finalists by the American Advertising Federation. She is the only student from Michigan to receive the recognition this year. Read More

Philosophy professor writes for NY Times

December 9, 2010

Peimin Ni, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University, was invited to contribute an article for the NY Times' online The Stone series, which features the writing of contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless. Read More

College of Education to hold convocation

December 8, 2010

The College of Education will honor a geology professor during its convocation ceremony December 10. Read More

Four students receive prestigious Gilman Scholarships

December 8, 2010

Four Grand Valley students were named Gilman Scholars for the winter 2011 semester, setting a record for the largest number of scholars in one award cycle for the university. Read More

One-hour graphic design exhibit on Thursday

December 7, 2010

An experimental project by graphic design senior students will be on view only on Thursday, December 9, from 9:30-10:30 am. Read More

Grand Valley mourns death of faculty member

December 6, 2010

Grand Valley State University mourns the death of Mary Easter, an affiliate professor of writing. Read More

Registration opens for assessment conference

December 3, 2010

Grand Valley's first university-wide Assessment Conference will be held January 7 at the Eberhard Center. Read More

Current Business Trends: Slow growth continues

December 2, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy continues its slow growth, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Grand Valley recognized as top producer of Fulbrights

December 2, 2010

Grand Valley was recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More

Philosophy Research Showcase

December 2, 2010

A two-day Research Showcase is planned for students to present their thesis projects from Philosophy 495: Reality, Knowledge and Value. Presentations will be in D1-129 Mackinac Hall, on Tuesday, December 7, and Wednesday, December 8, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Read More

'A Fall Arts Celebration Holiday Gift'

November 29, 2010

The final performance of Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration 2010 will be a special performance in downtown Grand Rapids, where the community can come together to celebrate Grand Valley's 50th anniversary. Read More

Grand Valley receives ArtPrize painting from Sister Cities Perugia Committee

November 19, 2010

The ArtPrize 2010 painting, "The River Ocean," by Italian artist Luigi Marzo will remain in Grand Rapids, as a gift to Grand Valley State University. Read More

GVTV to record free video greetings to military personnel

November 18, 2010

Operation Salutations will give West Michigan families of military personnel the opportunity to record a message on December 4, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., in the GVTV studio, in the lower level of Kirkhof Center. Read More

Fall Dance Concert

November 15, 2010

The annual Fall Dance Concert featuring students from Grand Valley's Dance Program will take place Friday and Saturday, November 19-20. Read More

Transfer students benefit from GVSU/GRCC agreement

November 15, 2010

Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have reached an academic credit transfer agreement for music students. Signing of the agreement took place Monday, November 15, Read More

Take the 50-hour service challenge

November 12, 2010

A campus-wide service challenge helps celebrate both volunteer work and Grand Valley's 50th anniversary. Read More

Grand Valley to sign agreement for teaching fellowship program

November 8, 2010

Grand Valley will sign a memo of understanding with three West Michigan public school districts as part of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program. Read More

Competition for artwork

November 5, 2010

The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting a competition for artwork to be featured on the cover of the 2011 Student Scholars Day abstract book. Read More

First West Michigan student receives DAAD ambassador honor

November 5, 2010

Grand Valley State University undergraduate Nicole Summers was chosen as one of 35 students from the U.S. and Canada for a German ambassador program. Read More

Grand Valley photography and graphic design work at DeVos Place

November 5, 2010

'Bling! Flash! Art!' featuring work by 12 photographers and 10 graphic designers will be on exhibit November 17- December 11, at DeVos Place Grand Gallery in Grand Rapids. Read More

Service set for Mulder

November 5, 2010

The College of Community and Public Service will host a celebration of life service for Rodney Mulder. The professor of social work and former dean died September 21 at age 68. Read More

Current Business Trends: Not as robust

November 4, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is still good but less robust, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU named a sustainable leader

November 3, 2010

Grand Valley State University is included in a list of the nation's top 52 leaders for sustainability efforts at higher education institutes, according to the recently released 2011 College Sustainability Report Card. Read More

Former major leaguer slated to give presentation

November 2, 2010

From baseball player to author to business owner, Doug Glanville brings a diverse background to his presentation for the Professionals of Color Lecture Series on Thursday, November 4. Read More

KCON grant will increase diversity among nursing students

November 2, 2010

Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $773,837 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase diversity among nursing students. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Ars Antiqua with violinist Rachel Barton Pine

November 1, 2010

Next up in the Arts at Noon Series is Ars Antiqua with violinist Rachel Barton Pine, on Wednesday, November 3, in the Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Fair to answer major questions

October 27, 2010

Students can find more information about majors offered at Grand Valley at the Majors Fair on Wednesday, November 3, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room. Read More

WGVU to host wine tasting

October 26, 2010

WGVU will host 'Food, Wine and All That Jazz' on Friday, October 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Read More

Craig Benjamin presents Big History

October 25, 2010

A series of four lectures on "Big History" will be presented for the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan by Craig Benjamin, Grand Valley State University associate professor in the Department of History and Meijer Honors College. The lecture series runs each Tuesday, October 26 - November 16, at 7 p.m. Read More

Grand Valley history on stage in 'Founding'

October 25, 2010

Students and faculty from the Grand Valley's Theater Program and Department of Writing have united to produce a special event celebrating the university's 50th Anniversary. Read More

Hoekstra receives WGVU award

October 25, 2010

Congressman Pete Hoekstra received the 'Most Loyal Uplinker' award from WGVU. Read More

Career Services seeks grant applications

October 22, 2010

The Career Services office is taking applications from departments wishing to create, expand or enhance internship or practicum initiatives. Read More

Discussion ties gender roles to bullying

October 22, 2010

Nearly 100 people attended an interactive presentation, 'Mean Girls and Real Boys,' on cultural and media constructions of gender and their correlation to bullying. Read More

Michigan poets gathered at Poetry Night

October 22, 2010

It was a full house at Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration 2010 Poetry Night October 21. Among the audience members were many of the Who's Who of Michigan poets. Read More

11 new scholarships celebrated at event

October 21, 2010

At the 2010 Scholarship Celebration Dinner, Grand Valley announced its increased commitment to scholarship support for students with the creation of 11 privately funded scholarships in the last six months. Read More

Free Play 19: Michael Lowenstern

October 21, 2010

Michael Lowenstern, composer/producer/bass clarinetist, will perform works from his new CD "Spin Cycle" on Monday, October 25, from 8-10 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. The concert is open to the public with free admission. Read More

Grand Valley to perform 'Appalachian Spring' during Fall Arts Celebration

October 18, 2010

Through a special licensing agreement with the Graham Foundation, Grand Valley State University is very privileged to bring an iconic work of modern dance to the West Michigan community. Read More

Volunteers ready for Make a Difference Day

October 18, 2010

More than 350 Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members are expected to participate in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 23, which will also serve as a kick-off event for Grand Valley's Sustainability Week. Read More

What do employers want?

October 18, 2010

The second annual 'What Do Employers Want?' panel discussion will bring five local CEOs and executives together for a roundtable discussion. Read More

Grand Valley grad in performance trifecta; Playing tonight with GR Symphony

October 15, 2010

Trumpeter Hunter Eberly has had quite the jet-setter week with nothing but good news. The 2009 graduate of Grand Valley and native of Muskegon is performing October 15-16, with the trumpet section of the Grand Rapids Symphony's production of "Lord of the Rings." Read More

Grand Valley's Lipdub goes viral

October 15, 2010

Grand Valley's Lipdub is getting local and international attention by journalists and popular online social networks. More than 54,000 people viewed it in the first two days after the video was posted online October 12, at www.gvsu.edu/lipdub. Read More

Student ArtPrize survey tracks spending

October 15, 2010

A survey conducted by Grand Valley students tracked how long ArtPrize 2010 visitors stayed in the area and how much money they spent. Read More

Forche replaces Duffy for Poetry Night

October 14, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances Great Britain Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will be unable, as previously scheduled, to join poet Bob Hicok for Poetry Night at Grand Valley State University. Read More

NYT reporter speaks to Seidman students

October 13, 2010

New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin spoke to a group of Seidman students and faculty members at the University Club, Oct. 12. Read More

'Appalachian Spring' opens dress rehearsal to ease crowds

October 12, 2010

Anyone with tickets for the 8 p.m. performance has the opportunity to trade for admission to the 5 p.m. full dress rehearsal. Read More

Grand Valley alumna's art on exhibit at Michigan Legislature

October 12, 2010

A vibrant illustration by Grand Valley alumna BreeAnn Veenstra was selected to represent the university in the 2010 "Arts in the House" exhibition in Lansing, at the Anderson House Office Building, home to the Michigan House of Representatives. Read More

Seidman College named a top program

October 12, 2010

Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business is listed in The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition by Princeton Review. Read More

Career Services hosts career fair

October 8, 2010

More than 100 employers are expected at an annual career fair hosted by Grand Valley's Career Services Office. The fair is set for Wednesday, October 13, from 2-6 p.m. at the DeVos Place Convention Center. Read More

Seidman event studies state's economic forecast

October 8, 2010

Deputy Oakland County Executive will visit West Michigan to give a presentation that looks at the fiscal problems Michigan will face in the months and years ahead. Read More

College of Education seeks nominations

October 7, 2010

The College of Education is accepting nominations for The Outstanding Leadership/Administrator and Outstanding Educator awards. Read More

Mindgating 2010 has science theme

October 7, 2010

Erupting volcanoes and radio astronomy will be a part of Mindgating: Experience Science, on October 9, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Read More

Grand Valley announces $20 million raised for new L. William Seidman building

October 6, 2010

It was announced October 6, that $20 million of the $25 million in private funds needed for the new L. William Seidman building has been raised. Read More

Grand Valley earns federal grants for PAS program

October 5, 2010

Grand Valley received two federal grants totaling more than $2 million to expand its Physician Assistant Studies program. Read More

Civil Wars focus of Great Lakes History Conference

October 4, 2010

The 35th Annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will take place on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus October 8-9. Read More

Current business trends holding steady

October 4, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy remains steady, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

Alumna Suzanne Rivecca at GVSU Writers Series

October 1, 2010

The New York Times Book Review recently named this 2001 Grand Valley alumna's book of short stories, "Death is Not an Option," as an Editor's Choice. The author will discuss "What GVSU meant to me," on Thursday, October 7. Read More

ArtPrize Poetry and Dance at GVSU Outdoor Art and Sculpture Exhibition Center

September 30, 2010

A special Grand Valley ArtPrize Poetry and Dance program will take place at Friday, October 1, at the GVSU Outdoor Art and Sculpture Exhibition Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The program will begin at 3 p.m., near the outdoor piano just east of the Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton. Read More

Accountant calls state's economy 'perfect storm'

September 30, 2010

Deputy Oakland County Executive Robert Daddow will visit West Michigan to give his presentation, A Perfect Storm, a look at the fiscal problems Michigan will face in the months and years ahead. Read More

Grand Valley to celebrate progress toward new home for Seidman College of Business

September 29, 2010

Grand Valley will make a major announcement regarding the new L. William Seidman building for the Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids. Read More

MultiMedia II features Grand Valley faculty

September 29, 2010

A Fall Arts Celebration 2010 opening reception, Thursday, October 14, from 5-7 p.m., kicks off MultiMedia II, in the GVSU Art Gallery though November 19. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Read More

Alumni ArtPrize Reception and Art Tour

September 28, 2010

Fellow Lakers and art enthusiasts are gathering for a September 28 reception and tour spotlighting the talents of Grand Valley State University graduates who are exhibiting during ArtPrize 2010. Read More

HOMERathon3: a non-stop, all-night performance of Homer's Iliad

September 28, 2010

Hundreds of students at Grand Valley study the Homeric epics every year, with a unique opportunity now in its third year. Read More

GVSU Writers Series: Adam Schuitema

September 27, 2010

The GVSU Writers Series presents Adam Schuitema on Tuesday, September 28, from 7-8 p.m. at the GVSU Alumni House on the Allendale Campus. Read More

GVSU Writers Series: Jack Ridl

September 23, 2010

Ridl will read and speak as part of Grand Valley's Writers Series on Thursday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 2215 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Valley named Best College Buy for 15 consecutive years

September 23, 2010

For the 15th year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Not your father's Shakespeare

September 22, 2010

Cajun fiddle music performed from an on-stage golf cart, and a closing music and dance number in a Lady Gaga format, are just two ways Shakespeare is going modern in the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It. Grand Valley's festival is the oldest and largest Shakespeare Festival in Michigan. Read More

GVSU Writers Series: Khaled Mattawa

September 21, 2010

Born in Benghazi, Libya in 1964, Khaled Mattawa immigrated to the U.S. when in his teens. The author of four books of poetry, most recently Tocqueville (2010), Mattawa has translated eight volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry and co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature. Read More

ArtPrize opens Wednesday

September 17, 2010

Grand Valley State University will host two voter registration sites, 24 artists, as well as educational and entertaining programming as part of ArtPrize 2010. Grand Valley was selected as one of seven exhibition centers for this year's ArtPrize competition, which begins Wednesday, September 22 and continues through October 10. Read More

Carillon CD set celebrates Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary

September 15, 2010

Music from Grand Valley's carillon tower is often part of a visit to either the Allendale or Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Some of that music has now been preserved in a 2-CD set produced by music professor Mark Williams, a year in the making as part of the university's 50th Anniversary celebration. Read More

Prototype wheelchair delivered to Lincoln Developmental Center

September 15, 2010

Students from the Grand Valley's School of Engineering delivered a power wheelchair trainer to Lincoln Developmental Center Tuesday that may brighten the future of special education students there. Read More

Bicentennial of Mexican Revolution celebrated

September 14, 2010

A series of events planned by Grand Valley will celebrate the bicentennial of the Mexican Revolution. Latin American Studies Director Zulema Moret spearheaded the celebration, with more than a dozen events. Read More

Thousands needed for GVSU music video

September 14, 2010

Grand Valley is creating a unique music video in LipDub format as part of an international project. Read More

Designing a new future for the auto industry

September 7, 2010

Vincent Valdmann, director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization, will explore the importance of developing trust in strategic partnerships at the 12th Annual Automotive Suppliers Symposium. Read More

Agreement continues partnership in Ghana

September 3, 2010

Representatives from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana signed an agreement August 27 continuing the institution's partnership with Grand Valley. Read More

Emmy awarded to Grand Valley alumnus

September 3, 2010

Greg Colton, a 1998 graduate from Grand Valley's School of Communications, in film and video production with an emphasis in animation, received the 2010 Emmy Award for best "Individual Achievement in Animation." Read More

Current business trends steady

September 2, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy remains steady, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

More Grand Valley students to get cash award for full-time study

September 1, 2010

Grand Valley announced Wednesday it will expand its Grand Finish program by tripling the number of students able to qualify for the new program, which encourages full-time study and rewards timely graduation. Read More

Writers Series gets underway

August 31, 2010

The Grand Valley State University Writers Series gets underway in September with a stunning line-up of local and international writers coming to the Allendale Campus. All events are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration kicks off with 'El Capitan'

August 30, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Fall Arts Celebration 2010 kicks off with a rare opportunity to go back in time with a special concert performance, during the university's 50th anniversary year. Read More

New intercultural certificate supports diversity

August 30, 2010

A new educational option provides Grand Valley State University students an additional credential often sought by employers. Read More

Cimitile takes new post in Provost's Office

August 26, 2010

After serving in the Provost's Office on an interim basis last year, Maria Cimitile will return there to work as Grand Valley's academic program and curriculum development officer. Read More

Grand Valley invites community to Fall Arts Celebration

August 25, 2010

Grand Valley's 50th anniversary year brings a series of exceptional events to the entire West Michigan community. Among them is Fall Arts Celebration 2010, a highly popular and anticipated annual showcase for the arts, humanities, and liberal education. Read More

Grand Valley ranked among America's Best Colleges by Forbes

August 18, 2010

Grand Valley is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2010 by Forbes magazine. Read More

Grand Valley makes top 10 in U.S. News list

August 17, 2010

Grand Valley is listed among the top 10 public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

Grand Valley students benefit from $10 million jobs fund

August 17, 2010

Grand Valley students will benefit from a $10 million early-stage venture fund to support life science and technology in West Michigan. Read More

Grand Valley named Military Friendly School

August 16, 2010

For the second consecutive year, Grand Valley has been named "A Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine. Read More

Women in baseball honored by Grand Valley and Whitecaps

August 12, 2010

Women are not often remembered as professional baseball players or as part of the American wartime experience, yet an upcoming event aims to change that. Grand Valley State University and the West Michigan Whitecaps have teamed up to present "Women In Baseball," Saturday, August 28. Read More

West Michigan Film Industry Task Force launched first event

August 10, 2010

The West Michigan Film Industry Task Force brought Carrie Jones, new director of the Michigan Film Office, to Grand Rapids today to meet with the media and invited members of the community who are influential to filmmaking efforts. Read More

Faculty and Staff Sketches

August 9, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

New activities planned for Homecoming

August 5, 2010

With the theme, "The Golden Ticket," Homecoming 2010 will be a sweet celebration honoring Grand Valley's 50th anniversary. Read More

Current business trends very good but moderating

August 3, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy remains strong but continues to moderate, according to Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business. Read More

GVSU again named a 'Best in the Midwest'

August 3, 2010

Grand Valley State University has once again been named one of the best universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Read More

GVSU students calculate economic impact of ArtPrize

July 29, 2010

As the city gears up for the second ArtPrize competition this fall, researchers have found that roughly 200,000 visitors generated an estimated economic impact of as much as $7.6 million during the contest's inaugural run. Read More

Animated films by area children get international attention

July 26, 2010

A group of Grand Valley State University educators are working with area youth to explore animation, visual literacy and collaborative filmmaking during the international Animation Workshop Group program currently underway. Read More

Faculty and Staff Sketches

July 26, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

'Horizontal Accidents' filming underway

July 21, 2010

Filming began this week on "Horizontal Accidents," the 2010 Summer Film Project at Grand Valley State University, directed by Tom Seidman from Los Angeles, son of the late L. William Seidman, founder of Grand Valley. Read More

Board approves proposal for first completely online program

July 16, 2010

Grand Valley is working to offer its first completely online program, a master's in educational technology through the College of Education. Read More

Grand Valley trumpeter wins international acclaim

July 16, 2010

A recent Grand Valley State University graduate, Alex Wilson, from Belleville, Mich., has won First Place at the International Trumpet Guild Orchestra Competition, held this year in Sydney, Australia. Read More

Grand Valley, DeVries Development agree to property sale

July 16, 2010

DeVries Development Properties LLC has agreed to sell its Front Street property to Grand Valley State University. A buy/sell agreement was presented to the university's Board of Trustees at its July 16 board meeting and was unanimously approved. The parties negotiated a purchase price of $4.42 million. Read More

International Trumpet Seminar starts Saturday at Grand Valley

July 12, 2010

Guest artists from around the world will provide education for developing musicians at the Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar, now in its sixth year under the direction of Richard Stoelzel, associate professor of trumpet. Read More

Prof runs to support child care for student parents

July 7, 2010

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. Read More

Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series begins 10th year

July 6, 2010

The Grand Valley State University 10th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series kicks off Wednesday, July 7. The free one-hour concerts begin at noon, each Wednesday in July, at the Lacks International Plaza at Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids. Read More

Current Business Trends: Strong, But Moderating

July 6, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids industrial economy is strong again, but moderating, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Faculty and Staff Sketches

July 6, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

Federal grant funds Grand Valley Educational Talent Search

July 1, 2010

The Grand Valley State University TRIO Educational Talent Search program (formerly Educational Connections) has been awarded $327,499 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2010-11 program year. This brings the total authorized funding for this period to $1,309,996. Read More

'Horizontal Accidents' to begin filming

July 1, 2010

Choosing between Panavision film or Red Camera digital format is just one of the many decisions to be made for the production of Grand Valley State University's 2010 Summer Film Project, "Horizontal Accidents." Another decision was to use Skype to introduce the student crew to the film's director Tom Seidman, who lives in Los Angeles. Read More

Grand Valley hosts health professions camp

July 1, 2010

Area eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the health sciences at a first-time camp at Grand Valley. Read More

July 4th Patriotic Concert

June 30, 2010

University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard and the Chicago-based brass quintet Sapphire Brass will present a concert of patriotic tunes to help commemorate the nation's birthday. Read More

Teen entrepreneur academy featured [VIDEO]

June 25, 2010

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Grand Valley State University's fourth annual Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy was featured in a report by WXMI-TV. Read More

GVSU contingent to march in Cherry Festival Parade

June 22, 2010

Grand Valley will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration, and 15th anniversary of the Traverse City Regional Center, in style at the National Cherry Festival. Read More

GVSU hosts former Detroit Tiger for golf outing

June 22, 2010

Grand Rapids native and former Detroit Tiger Dave Rozema will be the special guest at Grand Valley State University¿s 2010 Sleep Inn & Suites All-Alumni Benefit Golf Outing on July 10 at the Meadows Golf Course. Read More

Faculty and Staff Sketches

June 21, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

GVSU hosts teen entrepreneurship academy

June 18, 2010

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Grand Valley State University will help local high school students learn about entrepreneurship during its fourth annual Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy. Read More

Summer carillon concerts at Grand Valley begin Sunday

June 14, 2010

Grand Valley State University will bring carillon concert series to two campuses this summer, featuring performers from throughout the U.S., as well as Copenhagen, Denmark and the Netherlands. Each open air concert is open to the public with free admission. All concerts will take place rain or shine. Free parking is available at both campuses. Read More

Grand Valley student first to receive Gordon Art Fellowship

June 10, 2010

A new fellowship at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, provided by George and Barbara Gordon, gives a Grand Valley State University student a unique learning experience this summer. Read More

GVSU launches new entrepreneurship resource website

June 8, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched a new website that executive director Linda Chamberlain hopes will become a hub for West Michigan entrepreneurs to find the best resources and information to help their businesses succeed. Read More

Grand Valley saxophone professor plays at ASCAP Awards

June 8, 2010

As a member of the h2 quartet, Jonathan Nichol, assistant professor of saxophone in Grand Valley State University's Music Department, was invited to New York to perform at the recent ASCAP awards ceremony. The quartet was the first saxophone ensemble to play at this prestigious ceremony and "Echolocation" was the first piece written for a saxophone quartet to win the Kaplan prize. Read More

Grand Valley's Upward Bound funding tops $1 million

June 7, 2010

The Grand Valley State University TRIO Upward Bound program has been awarded $400,028 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2010-11 program year. This brings the total TRIO Upward Bound authorized funding for the performance period to $1,200,084. Read More

Grand Valley documentary garners international attention

June 4, 2010

"Up from the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream," won an award as a "Best Film/Video on Matters Relating to the Black Experience/Marginalized People," at the recent XXV International Black Cinema in Berlin, Germany. The film will also premiere in Chicago on June 19 at the 8th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival. Read More

Faculty and Staff Sketches

June 4, 2010

Faculty and staff members who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below. Read More

Grad awarded teaching assistantship

June 3, 2010

Author and former journalist Nancie Hudson returned to college in 2008 to finish her undergraduate degree because she couldn't find a job. Two years later, Hudson graduated from Grand Valley with honors and now has landed her dream job - a teaching assistantship at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Read More

$1.1 million in NSF grants fund GVSU research

May 12, 2010

Researchers at Grand Valley State University have been awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to conduct work in biomedical engineering, math education, aquatic plant life and fossil record research in South Africa. Read More

GVSU holds teen entrepreneurship academy

May 11, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help local high school students learn about entrepreneurship in its fourth annual summer academy. Read More

Birgit Klohs delivers GVSU breakfast lecture

May 7, 2010

Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., will give an update on the West Michigan business environment when she delivers a May 11 lecture as part of Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business Alumni Association Breakfast Series. Read More

New web portal helps business

May 7, 2010

Grand Valley State University is home to a variety of intellectual and technical resources that may be helpful to businesses. Now, those business owners, entrepreneurs and others can find those resources in one location, thanks to a new website launched this week at www.gvsu.edu/businessresource. Read More

Current Business Trends: Strong Growth

May 4, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids economy is experiencing strong growth, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

GVSU business outreach spurs job growth

May 4, 2010

The Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center has helped create the greatest number of jobs among the participants in the 21st Century Jobs Fund capital investment program, according to figures from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The MI-SBTDC is housed in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business. Read More

Health professions class sponsors fair

May 4, 2010

Students in a community health course sponsored a health fair at the David D. Hunting YMCA in Grand Rapids in April. Read More

75,000th GVSU graduate honored

May 1, 2010

Right at the stroke of noon, a fanfare of trumpet music heralded Chelsea Robinson, who became the 75,000 person to be awarded a degree from Grand Valley State University. Read More

Grand Valley Brass to give local performances

April 30, 2010

On Thursday, May 6, the Grand Valley quintet will perform master classes for the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band, through arrangements with Pat Brumbaugh, band director at West Senior High. Read More

GVSU continues Michigan brain gain

April 30, 2010

With the current struggles in Michigan's economy, some experts are concerned that there is a "brain drain" of talented and highly educated young people leaving the state. But with nearly nine out of 10 of Grand Valley State University's 2009 graduates employed or in graduate school in Michigan, the university continues to provide the state a brain gain. Read More

GVSU's regional economic impact $643.9 million

April 30, 2010

Grand Valley State University continues to be a major economic engine driving job creation in West Michigan, according to a report released April 30. Meanwhile, the university's Board of Trustees approved a slate of summer construction projects that will continue to create jobs in the region. Read More

Fellowship will prepare math and science teachers

April 23, 2010

Grand Valley will soon be looking for applicants for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation-Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. Read More

Students inducted into honor society

April 23, 2010

Top undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration. Read More

Carson receives Fulbright Award

April 21, 2010

Susan Carson, associate professor of education, will travel to the University of Lucknow in India where she will research principles and practices of caring communities. Read More

Nova Scotia is next stop for Bard to Go

April 21, 2010

A six-member team of Grand Valley theater students and alumni will take the award-winning Bard to Go program to Nova Scotia. Read More

Entrepreneur-in-Residence offers expertise

April 20, 2010

ThinkWise CEO Roger Jansen is offering his expertise to students and community members as he takes on the role of entrepreneur-in-residence at Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Read More

Grand Valley documentary wins Paul Robeson Award

April 20, 2010

A documentary film from Grand Valley State University has been selected for a 2010 Paul Robeson Award from the Newark Black Film Festival, a biennial competition initiated in 1985 to honor the spirit of the renowned activist, performer and athlete. Read More

Sculptor team awarded grant

April 19, 2010

The husband and wife team of Norwood Viviano, assistant professor in the Department of Art & Design at Grand Valley State University, and Sarah Lindley, associate professor of art at Kalamazoo College, were awarded a New Directions Initiative Grant of $13,000 to work on a new sculpture series. Read More

Educator honored at College of Education Convocation

April 16, 2010

Grand Valley's College of Education will honor an outstanding educator during its convocation ceremony Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Read More

GVSU Physical Therapy students host event for local charity

April 16, 2010

The 14th Annual Wheel Run Together will be held on Saturday, April 17, on the Allendale Campus. The event, planned and organized by the GVSU Physical Therapy Class of 2011, brings wheelchair athletes, walkers, and runners together to raise money for Alternatives in Motion. Read More

Martin joins ABA

April 16, 2010

Grand Valley State University Director of University Bands Barry Martin has been accepted as a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Read More

Students earn MCC awards

April 16, 2010

Nine Grand Valley students received awards from the Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 14th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards, held April 10 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Read More

Classics research awarded grant

April 15, 2010

What does Melissa Morison, associate professor of Classics, have in common with Benjamin Franklin? An interest in the promotion of useful knowledge, and for Morison, a Franklin Research Grant to do so. Read More

Czech mates convene at Grand Valley

April 13, 2010

The music, dance, theater and food of Czech and Slovak lands will be explored at the first conference of its kind being hosted by Grand Valley State University, beginning on Friday, April 23, at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Seven sessions will be held through Sunday, April 25. All events are free and open to the public. Read More

Doug DeVos delivers GVSU Secchia Lecture

April 12, 2010

Alticor Inc. President Doug DeVos will speak on the topic "Ten Pillars of Economic Wisdom" when he delivers Grand Valley State University's Ambassador Secchia Breakfast Lecture on April 14. Read More

GVSU student named Udall Scholar

April 9, 2010

Grand Valley State University student Ashley Keller has been selected by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation as a 2010 Udall Scholar. Read More

Student entrepreneurs in regional competition

April 9, 2010

Top student entrepreneurs from seven local colleges and universities will compete on April 15 in the Regional Business Plan competition. Read More

Acclaimed GVSU New Music Ensemble to release third CD

April 8, 2010

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, whose first two recordings garnered international attention, will release a third recording on April 27. The ensemble was founded and is directed by associate professor of music Bill Ryan. Read More

Libman named Professor of the Year

April 5, 2010

Theater professor Karen Libman, in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University, was selected as a Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. Read More

Current Business Trends: Growth Rate Improves

April 2, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids economy's growth rate has improved, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

GVSU Piano Fund Benefit Concert

April 1, 2010

Grand Valley State University artist-faculty members and piano majors are staging a benefit concert for the acquisition of a new concert grand piano. The concert will be held Saturday, April 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. An afternoon tea will follow the performances. Read More

CBS Sports features professor's fundraising bike ride

April 1, 2010

CBS Sports will feature a story on John Shinsky and his fundraiser for an orphanage in Mexico. The eight-minute story will air between 4:15-4:45 p.m., during pre-game coverage of the Final Four Basketball Tournament on April 3. Read More

Crawley named ACE Fellow

March 31, 2010

William Crawley, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2010-11. Read More

Stabler receives Fulbright Award

March 31, 2010

Scott Stabler, assistant professor of history at Grand Valley State University, has been selected to receive a Fulbright award to Ghana. As part of the award, Stabler will strive to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and Ghana. Read More

Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence awards professors

March 26, 2010

Late in the fall semester, the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence administered two awards for faculty achievements in scholarship and mentoring. Three faculty members received the CSCE Distinguished Early-Career Scholar Award, and one was honored with the CSCE Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award. Read More

Modern 'Rhinoceros' at Grand Valley

March 25, 2010

Theatre at Grand Valley State University gives a modern twist to its production of Eugène Ionesco's classic "Rhinoceros." Six performances will run April 2-3, and April 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., and April 11, at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, in the Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Valley students win money to start business plans

March 24, 2010

Top student entrepreneurs at Grand Valley put their innovative business ideas on display, competing for cash prizes in the third annual Business Plan Competition. Read More

GVSU hosts financial reform lecture

March 23, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business presents a breakfast lecture addressing the current issue of the effectiveness of financial reforms in the wake of the recent economic crisis. Read More

GVSU to host distinguished folklorist and musician Joe Hickerson

March 22, 2010

"My 50+ Years in Folk Music: Songs from the English-Speaking World," will be presented in concert by Hickerson. The distinguished folklorist and folk musician, will perform on Wednesday, March 31, from 8:30-10 p.m., in room 1515 of the Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

Grant writers and recipients to be honored

March 22, 2010

The fifth annual Grants on the Grand ceremony will be held Wednesday, March 24, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Eberhard Center. The event is sponsored by the Grants Development and Administration office and recognizes faculty and staff members who write grants and receive external funding for their scholarly endeavors. Read More

Grand Valley places third at National Trumpet Competition

March 18, 2010

The Grand Valley State University Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of associate professor of music Richard Stoelzel, continued its long-standing tradition as a top competitor in the 2010 National Trumpet Competition. Read More

15th Summer Film to premiere

March 17, 2010

Now celebrating 15 years - and 15 films - the Grand Valley State University Summer Film Program will premiere the locally produced short film "The Darkroom," on Thursday, March 25. Read More

GVSU hosts third Business Plan Competition

March 15, 2010

The next generation of entrepreneurs will put their ideas to the test, competing for cash prizes in Grand Valley State University's third annual student Business Plan Competition. Read More

GVSU Artist-Faculty Series: Mark Williams, trombone

March 11, 2010

Next up in the Grand Valley State University Artist-Faculty Series is nationally known pedagogue of trombone, Mark R. Williams. His performance, open to the public with free admission, is Monday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center, on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Michigan History Day regional contest at Grand Valley

March 10, 2010

Area elementary, middle and high school students will convene at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, March 20, during a competition to convey state history through writing, art, literature, music, drama, and visual communications. Read More

WGVU-TV named Station of the Year for second year

March 4, 2010

WGVU-TV has been named Station of Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for the second year in a row. WGVU television and radio stations received a total of 19 MAB awards. Read More

Chamberlain named executive director of new Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

March 2, 2010

Grand Valley State University today named Linda Chamberlain as executive director of the university's new Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The center will operate within Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus and will focus on supporting West Michigan's high-growth entrepreneurs through a range of new resources and support services. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Growth Continues

March 2, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids economy's pace of modest growth continues, according to the results of monthly a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Tutu next speaker in Professionals of Color Lecture Series

March 2, 2010

The daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will talk about truth and reconciliation during the upcoming Professionals of Color Lecture Series. Read More

Grand Valley receives Presidential recognition for community service

February 26, 2010

Grand Valley has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction. Read More

Governor promotes FastTrac at Grand Valley

February 24, 2010

Gov. Granholm held a roundtable discussion at Grand Valley to talk about the importance of expanded funding for FastTrac, a program designed to help entrepreneurs successfully launch and grow a small business. Read More

Grand Valley earns top honors in supply chain competition

February 23, 2010

A group of four seniors from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business took top honors on February 12 when they took top honors in the Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Competition at Michigan State University. Read More

Student mentors attend national conference

February 23, 2010

A group of Grand Valley State University students will share insights about mentoring with practitioners and academics at the 21st Annual National Youth-at-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia from February 28-March 3. The students are members of the Pals Student Mentors program at Grand Valley. Read More

Department reports name change

February 19, 2010

The School of Public and Nonprofit Administration is now known as the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. The name change became effective January 11. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus collaborates on latest 50 Cent film script

February 17, 2010

Brian Miller, a 1999 graduate of the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University, has co-written a movie script with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, currently being filmed in Grand Rapids Read More

GVSU visiting professor to receive AAF Silver Award

February 15, 2010

Frank Blossom, a visiting professor at Grand Valley State University has been selected to receive the Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan. Read More

International Center to host passport fair

February 15, 2010

The Padnos International Center will host a Passport Fair on Wednesday, February 17, from 1-5 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, room 130. Read More

Seidman College of Business offers Executive Education programs

February 12, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business kicks off its inaugural Executive Education program with a two-day seminar focused on practical skills relating to inter-generational issues in the workplace. Read More

Grand Valley's 15th Summer Film Project ready for viewing

February 11, 2010

"The Darkroom," will be screened locally on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at Celebration Cinemas North, located at Knapp St. and East Beltline, in Grand Rapids. The public is welcome with a suggested $5 donation for admission to the film and reception to follow. Read More

College Goal Sunday seeks to increase college attendance

February 9, 2010

Michigan's struggling economy has many people pursuing higher education and ways to afford it. College Goal Sunday is designed to increase the number of students who continue education beyond high school and earn post-secondary degrees. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: h2 Quartet

February 8, 2010

This young saxophone quartet is quickly earning a reputation as one of the leading groups in their field. See their free noon performance on February 10. Read More

Grand Valley, area colleges to sponsor career fair

February 8, 2010

More than 150 employers and 1,000 job seekers are expected at the annual career fair sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

Grand Valley New Music Ensemble director wins national award

February 4, 2010

Awards and accolades continue to mount for the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, which will give two free local performances this semester. Most recently, a national award recognized efforts of the ensemble's director Bill Ryan. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Recovery

February 2, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids economy has resumed its modest recovery, according to a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Artist Marc Fischer: Labor, Economics, and Relating Art to Everyday Experience

February 1, 2010

The Visual Studies Studio of the GVSU Department of Art and Design, in association with the DAAC and UICA, present a series of events with Visiting Artist Marc Fischer. Read More

Awards to be presented at faculty convocation

February 1, 2010

The third annual Faculty Awards Convocation will be held Thursday, February 4, in Loosemore Auditorium at the DeVos Center. Read More

Global Opportunities for Michigan Food Industry

February 1, 2010

In partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center is presenting a program that will help food industry companies go global. Read More

Film by Grand Rapids native to air on PBS

January 29, 2010

A performance-driven documentary about the jazz age in Paris, directed by a Grand Valley State University alumnus, will be aired nationally on public television stations in February, in conjunction with Black History Month. Read More

GVSU to provide high school debate tournament

January 29, 2010

The first Grand Valley State University Debate Championship tournament for high school students, will take place February 4-6 on the Allendale campus. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Quink

January 27, 2010

Performing for more than 30 years, this group of five professional singers is commonly considered among the top a cappella ensembles in the world. Read More

More than 150 employers expected at GVSU career fair

January 26, 2010

More than 150 employers and 1,000 job seekers are expected at the annual career fair sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

Departments host student fashion show

January 25, 2010

Two campus departments are sponsoring a fashion show featuring not only business attire, but tips on how to interview for jobs. Read More

Fraternity and Sorority GPA exceeds average

January 22, 2010

Grand Valley State University's fraternity and sorority community achieved a grade point average higher than the all-undergraduate average, according to reports from the Office of Student Life. The undergraduate population achieved a semester GPA of 3.010, with the fraternity and sorority community inching higher with a 3.014 semester average. Read More

Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award Nominations

January 22, 2010

Faculty and staff are reminded that nominations for the Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award are due in the Dean of Students Office (202 STU) no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February12, 2010. Read More

Artist reflects on hair, heritage and community

January 21, 2010

An artist from Virginia Commonwealth University will share her interest in weaving and pattern as well as heritage and tradition during a free public lecture. Read More

College Goal Sunday seeks to increase college attendance

January 21, 2010

Michigan's struggling economy has many people pursuing higher education and ways to afford it. College Goal Sunday is designed to increase the number of students who continue education beyond high school. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre to present 'Into the Woods'

January 20, 2010

Familiar fairy tale characters take on unfamiliar roles in the upcoming production of "Into the Woods," by the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre. Six performances are planned at the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus, on February 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and February 7 and 14, at 2 p.m. Read More

Panel to discuss religious aspects of financial crisis

January 19, 2010

As the world economy works its way through a time of crisis, are there lessons that can be learned from the world's religious faith traditions? That's a question that will be addressed by a panel discussion at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Arts at Noon Series begins new season

January 15, 2010

The GVSU Arts at Noon Series will bring seven eclectic performances to the Allendale Campus during the winter/spring semester. Admission is free to each concert, which begins at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center. Read More

GVSU economist: confidence in local economy begins to rebound

January 15, 2010

Confidence in the greater Grand Rapids economy is higher than it has been in two years -- but is still at a historic low, according to an annual benchmark survey by Grand Valley State university economist Hari Singh. Read More

Grand Valley holds summit on health care reform

January 14, 2010

As lawmakers move closer to passing health care reform, Grand Valley will host some of the nation's foremost policy makers who will give a balanced overview of the largest government-led overhaul ever attempted. Read More

Health conference to examine interprofessional education

January 11, 2010

Grand Valley is among the sponsors of a free one-day conference focusing on strategies for interprofessional education among West Michigan health care providers and educational institutions. Read More

Public Safety issues closing policy

January 11, 2010

The Department of Public Safety has released the university policy for closing during bad weather. The following criteria are used: ability of the university's road crews to keep campus roads and parking lots cleared; conditions of primary and secondary roads in the area; weather reports and other conditions. Read More

Health care changing West Michigan economic landscape

January 8, 2010

The economic landscape of West Michigan is changing dramatically as the region comes out of the recession, with health care and education expanding sectors for employment. Those findings came from a report prepared by Grand Valley State University and the nonprofit organization Alliance for Health. Read More

Annual economic forecast revealed Jan. 15

January 7, 2010

The national and regional economies have been on the ropes since the crisis of late 2008, with Michigan taking a particularly hard beating. Hari Singh, professor in the Economics Department in Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, will discuss the year ahead when he unveils his annual economic forecast for the regional economy on January 15. Read More

Chiaroscuro Film Series promotes cultural diversity

January 7, 2010

Grand Valley State University is a proud sponsor of the West Michigan international film series, Chiaroscuro. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the award-winning film series examines how the universal longing for beauty and transcendence finds artistic expression around the world. Read More

Current Business Trends: Modest Recovery

January 5, 2010

The greater Grand Rapids economy has resumed its modest recovery, according to a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Exhibit to feature Native American pottery

January 5, 2010

An upcoming exhibition at the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery will feature distinctive ceramics from several pueblos, collected in the late 19th through the mid 20th century, including works by Maria Martinez, one of the most famous Native American potters of the 20th century. Read More

CLAS holds book drive

December 22, 2009

More than 250 children's books were donated by faculty and staff members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The books were sent to Toys for Tots, and money was collected for Grand Valley's Children's Enrichment Center. Read More

GVSU fans gather to watch big game

December 11, 2009

Alumni and fans of Grand Valley State University football will gather from coast-to-coast to root for the Lakers as they square off against Northwest Missouri State in Saturday's NCAA Division II national championship game. Read More

GVSU hopes for two national champs

December 10, 2009

As Grand Valley State University football fans turn their attention to Saturday's Division II championship game in Florence, Ala., the university is already celebrating the triumph of its women's soccer team. Read More

Film about Nepal to be screened

December 4, 2009

The Padnos International Center will host a documentary film, "Beneath Everest: Nepal Reborn," by an alumnus on Thursday, December 10. Read More

Graduate students honored at awards ceremony

December 4, 2009

Graduates students were honored for their academic excellence at the fall 2009 Graduate Student Celebration held November 20 in Loosemore Auditorium. Read More

WGVU program manager to retire

December 4, 2009

After nearly 30 years at WGVU, Carrie Corbin has decided to retire. A reception will be held Thursday, December 17, from 3-5 p.m. in the WGVU television studios inside the Meijer Public Broadcast Center at the Eberhard Center. Read More

WGVU unveils ArtPrize documentary

December 4, 2009

WGVU's new documentary, "ArtPrize: Rebooting the Conversation," takes a look at the unique two-and-a-half week event that took place in Grand Rapids in September and October, in which artists competed for a half million dollars in prize money. The event is seen through the eyes of the proprietors, artists, spectators, and critics, addressing issues from voting to venues. Read More

Current Business Trends: Moderation

December 2, 2009

The greater Grand Rapids economy remains in positive territory but the pace of improvement has slowed, according to a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Michigan Humanities Council grant supports historical mural

December 2, 2009

An interracial alliance of West Michigan residents, the Minority Coalition of Cass County, and the Michigan Humanities Council are collaborating to produce an outdoor mural depicting the Kentucky Raid, which took place in Cass County during the abolition movement. The mural collaboration, spearheaded by Grand Valley State University Professor Veta Tucker. Read More

Music for the Holidays

December 1, 2009

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites the campus community to enjoy two performances of holiday music on Friday, December 4. Read More

College of Education convocation

November 30, 2009

The College of Education will honor an outstanding educator during its convocation ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, at 7 p.m., at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Civic Studio presents ON THE RIVER

November 25, 2009

An art project, more than three months in the making, will culminate with presentations on December 3 and 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Interurban (Gillette) Bridge over the Grand River, in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Grand Valley remembers Sally Seidman

November 23, 2009

Sally Seidman, wife of the late L. William Seidman, died November 22 at their family home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was 85. Read More

Sociology faculty honored

November 23, 2009

Mary deYoung and Joseph Verschaeve have been recognized by The Michigan Sociological Association. Read More

Two Grand Valley students receive national award

November 20, 2009

Two Grand Valley State University students were selected as Most Promising Minority Students in an annual competition by the American Advertising Federation. This is the third consecutive year that students from Grand Valley have been selected as finalists for this national recognition. Read More

Arbor Academy wins excellence award

November 19, 2009

Arbor Academy, a Grand Valley State University authorized charter school, has won the School of Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Read More

AWRI receives grant from Consumers Energy Foundation

November 18, 2009

The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) $9,950 to monitor the phytoplankton in Muskegon Lake. Read More

Padnos International Center holds passport fair

November 13, 2009

Students, faculty and staff members can apply for a passport during a passport fair sponsored by the Padnos International Center. Read More

GVSU School of Accounting names advisory board

November 12, 2009

Grand Valley State University's School of Accounting has appointed 16 members to its new Accounting Advisory Board. The board is chaired by Dan Carter of Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter. Read More

Area executives help GVSU business students

November 11, 2009

A group of area business executives are stepping in to help Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business fill the gap left when the State of Michigan canceled the Michigan Promise Scholarship and cut the Michigan Competitive Scholarship awards in half. Read More

Grand Valley singers win awards

November 11, 2009

Students from Grand Valley State University scooped up nearly a dozen awards at the National Association of Teachers Singing statewide competition. Read More

Padnos Center, Seidman team for business study abroad event

November 10, 2009

The Padnos International Center and Seidman College of Business will host "Discover Business Abroad," a one-day workshop devoted to helping students discover international business opportunities. Read More

STAIR has students taking big steps

November 10, 2009

By participating in the Studies in Trans-Atlantic International Relations (STAIR) Project, students at Grand Valley and two European universities can earn dual degrees. Read More

Lessons in entrepreneurship

November 6, 2009

William F. Pickard, chairman and CEO of VITEC in Detroit, visits with an entrepreneurship class in Henry Hall on November 5. Pickard spoke to John Rumery's class prior to speaking at the Professionals of Color Lecture Series on "Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy." Read More

Students compete in economics contest

November 6, 2009

Student members of the Grand Valley State University Economics Club will be competing in the "Fed Challenge" at the Chicago Federal Reserve Monday, November 9. Read More

Dance concert to feature eclectic mix

November 5, 2009

Students from the Grand Valley State University Dance Ensemble will be featured during two performances on November 20-21, at 8 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center Dance Studio, on the Allendale Campus. The public is welcome to attend with free admission. Read More

State award recognizes Grand Valley English professor

November 4, 2009

Jill VanAntwerp was awarded the Charles Carpenter Fries Award by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE) at their annual conference in Lansing, on October 30. The award is given in recognition of a distinguished career in the teaching of English and dedication to the advancement of the profession. Read More

Entrepreneurs compete at GVSU

November 4, 2009

Top student entrepreneurs from four area colleges will compete for cash prizes at Grand Valley State University in the first regional Idea Pitch competition. Read More

Grand Valley again listed as a 'Best Workplace for Commuters'

November 4, 2009

Grand Valley has again been named one of the nation's Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being a leader in offering superior commuter benefits. Read More

Manley Pope-unplugged: A fundraiser for the GVSU Theatre Program

November 2, 2009

In conjunction with his current direction of RENT, Manley Pope will also give a solo concert to benefit the theatre program at Grand Valley. The benefit, "Manley Pope - unplugged" is planned for Monday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Cook-Dewitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Former board member to address entrepreneurship

October 30, 2009

The CEO of a Detroit auto supply company who has a long history of entrepreneurship is the next speaker in the Professionals of Color Lecture Series at Grand Valley State University. Read More

'Lake Invaders' documentary premieres at Grand Valley

October 27, 2009

The third largest freshwater lake on the planet has been invaded by more than 180 exotic species over the last century. A new documentary film produced by Grand Valley State University faculty and students explores the threat to the ecosystem and some innovative solutions. Read More

Artist-Faculty Series features Giuseppe Lupis, piano

October 26, 2009

Giuseppe Lupis, who joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University as assistant professor of piano in the fall, will be featured at the next Artist-Faculty Series. His performance will be on Monday, November 2, from 8-10 p.m., in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble

October 26, 2009

The Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble is comprised of members of the United States Military Academy Concert Band and Jazz Knights. Enjoy this free performance on Wednesday, October 28. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484, or visit www.gvsu.edu/music. Read More

Seidman Breakfast Series: The Great Recession of 2008-2009

October 22, 2009

Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business is hosting an economic expert to discuss "The Great Recession of 2008-09." Read More

Career Services offers mini-grants

October 21, 2009

The Career Services office is offering internship mini-grants to campus departments that would like to create, expand or enhance internship or practicum initiatives. Read More

Local conference to feature indigenous voices

October 20, 2009

Three of today's most prominent American Indian voices will be heard at Grand Valley State University's Great Lakes History Conference, "Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation." Read More

Free screenings of Grand Valley documentary film

October 15, 2009

A Grand Valley State University documentary film about the World War II era migration of African Americans from the American South to Muskegon, Michigan, will be shown during two free screenings on October 20, at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Cook DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Valley ensemble to launch new CD locally and in New York

October 13, 2009

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, recently profiled in Newsweek magazine, will give a free local performance of their latest project before repeating the program in New York, in celebration of releasing their second CD. Read More

Study Abroad Fair scheduled

October 12, 2009

The Padnos International Center will host a Study Aboard Fair on Wednesday, October 14. Read More

Area students prepare for Creative Smackdown

October 9, 2009

Creative Smackdown, a statewide advertising, Web design, and graphic design competition for students, will be held at Grand Valley State University on October 29, at 7 p.m., in Loosemore Auditorium, 401 W. Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Exploring Trade in Emerging Markets: Brazil, Russia

October 9, 2009

In 2008, Michigan companies exported $438 million worth of goods to Brazil and $365 million worth of goods to Russia. Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center is hosting a full-day program to explore potential business opportunities in these emerging markets. Read More

Homecoming offers slate of activities

October 9, 2009

A concert by Motion City Soundtrack and Laker football versus Findlay are highlights of a packed homecoming weekend, October 16-18. Read More

J.P. Sniadecki Film & Discussion

October 9, 2009

The College of Liberal Art and Sciences and Department of Philosophy present a film screening and discussion of CHAIQIAN/DEMOLITION, with 2009 Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence J.P. Sniadecki. Read More

Collaboration brings first local production of 'Rent'

October 8, 2009

Newly released rights and a collaboration of community and university theater brings the first West Michigan production of RENT, one of the most beloved theatrical experiences of the 20th century. Theatre at Grand Valley State University and Heritage Theatre Group will co-produce the rock musical, with guest director Manley Pope, who played the role of Roger in RENT's first national tour Read More

Grand Valley's business college named a top program

October 7, 2009

Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business is listed in The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition by Princeton Review. Read More

Grand Valley brings modern dance to Stravinsky classic

October 6, 2009

A new modern dance adaptation of Stravinsky's neoclassical "Pulcinella" will be presented as the final Grand Valley State University Fall Arts Celebration 2009 event. The performance, on Monday, October 19, begins at 8 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. The performance is open to the public with free admission. Read More

VAGTC offers Trade Financing Tools Workshop

October 6, 2009

Local companies can learn how to increase international exports while managing the associated risks at a workshop presented by Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center. Read More

Grand Valley remembers longtime accounting professor

October 5, 2009

Richard Veazey, associate professor of accounting and taxation, died Sunday, October 4. He was 68. Read More

Current Business Trends: Still Improving

October 2, 2009

The greater Grand Rapids economy continues to improve, according to a survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Michigan Mud 09

September 30, 2009

Two full days of demonstrations, seminars, exhibitions and instruction at the GVSU Calder Art Center Ceramics Studio, Allendale Campus, bring together ceramic artists from throughout the state on October 2-3. A complete schedule is available at www.michclay.com. For more information, contact Daniel Bare, GVSU ceramics instructor, at (616) 331-3334, or bared@gvsu.edu. Read More

Mystic India featured in Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration exhibit

September 30, 2009

An outstanding art exhibition illustrating stories of India's diverse culture is next in the Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley State University. "Mystic India, Land of Color and Tradition: Folk Art, Sculpture and Miniature Paintings," opens with a reception on Wednesday, October 7, from 5-7 p.m. in the GVSU Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus. The exhibit, which will remain open through October 30, and reception are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Lynda Barry at Grand Valley

September 29, 2009

The GVSU Department of Art and Design brings to campus writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry, whose work speaks with humor and honesty about life. Her comic strip, "Ernie Pook's Comeek" has been in print for more than 30 years. Read More

GVSU president and student leader address state aid

September 25, 2009

Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas and Student Senate President Autumn Trombka sent a message to students about the future of the Michigan Promise Grant. Read More

VAGTC offers briefing on succeeding in global markets

September 25, 2009

Global market trends continually shape the business landscape and local industries. Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center is hosting a breakfast briefing that will help attendees figure out what's going to happen next and where potential markets are going around the globe. Read More

Young students share ArtPrize thoughts in WritePrize competition

September 25, 2009

While they may be too young to vote, West Michigan students in grades 2-8 can express their thoughts about ArtPrize during a unique writing competition known as WritePrize. Read More

Entrepreneurs compete at GVSU

September 24, 2009

Grand Valley State University undergraduate entrepreneurs will showcase their ideas, network with business professionals and compete for cash prizes in the fifth annual Idea Pitch Competition. Read More

Grand Valley named best college buy for 14th year

September 24, 2009

For the 14th year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia. Read More

Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration brings Poetry Night

September 24, 2009

Grand Valley State University's Fall Arts Celebration continues with Poetry Night, an evening celebrating language, humor, and the performance of poetry with two award-winning poets, Tony Hoagland and Patricia Smith. Read More

Grand Valley connects with ArtPrize artists, viewers and voters

September 23, 2009

More than 20 artists with links to Grand Valley State University are participating in the international ArtPrize competition in downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Valley is also one of the official ArtPrize voter registration sites. Read More

DeVos Art Lecture features design leader John Berry

September 22, 2009

The 10th Annual DeVos Art Lecture Series at Grand Valley State University will explore the symbiotic relationship between art and design: their differences, similarities and their role in today's economy. Read More

London's Chris Hayes directs Grand Valley's 'Romeo & Juliet'

September 21, 2009

London's Chris Hayes is guest director of Grand Valley State University's production of "Romeo and Juliet." The play is just one element of Grand Valley's annual Shakespeare Festival, now celebrating its sixteenth year. Read More

Debating 1929 economic collapse

September 17, 2009

October 24, 1929, known as Black Tuesday, marked the beginning of the world's worst depression since the advent of the modern economy. As our nation approaches the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Depression, Grand Valley State University will host two events exploring causes and solutions, as well as possible solutions to the current economic crisis. Read More

Local businesses find value in Free Trade Agreements

September 17, 2009

Local companies can learn how to get value out of Free Trade Agreements at a workshop presented by Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center and sponsored by MiBiz. Read More

Seidman legacy will continue at Grand Valley

September 11, 2009

It was appropriate that on the day the Grand Valley community gathered to remember founder L. William Seidman, an announcement was made that his legacy will continue at the university. [VIDEO] Read More

Current Business Trends: More Positive

September 3, 2009

The greater Grand Rapids economy continues to improve amid growing optimism -- but it is still too early to say the recession is over, according to a survey compiled by Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Read More

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