IN THE NEWS and NOTEWORTHY

The following list of activities provides a few of the highlights, events, and noteworthy happenings from the showcase:

  • Nova Southeastern University - Happy to host the team from NSU during their visit to the library.
  • University of Michigan - Thank you to the U of M for visiting the showcase in August 2014.
  • GVSU New Faculty Orientation - The showcase was a featured stop at the new faculty orientation for Fall 2014.
  • University of Michigan Dearborn - Several librarians from the UM Dearborn visited the showcase.
  • GVSU Library Convocation - The showcase participated in the Fall 2014 convocation event for the library.
  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District futurePREP Program - The showcase hosted students from Hudsonville, Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and Saugatuck, for the OASID futurePREP program.  This video captures their experience in the showcase!  Also see GVNow "Middle School Students Redefine Nerd"
  • Code4Lib MidWest 2014 - The Code4Lib MidWest Conference was held in the library and showcase on July 23, 2014.
  • University of Southern California Visit - USC stopped by for a visit of the library at GVSU which included the showcase.
  • West Virginia University and University of Illinois Visit - WVU and the University of Illinois visited the showcase in July, 2014.
  • Students from Switzerland - The showcase provided a tour for a group of students visiting from Switzerland.
  • Michigan Public Radio Stateside Segment - The Technology Showcase was highlighted Stateside segment "GVSU tries to bring new technologies into the classroom" on July 16, 2014.
  • Western Michigan University Visit - The showcase hosted a group from WMU as they toured the library at GVSU.
  • Upward Bound - The Technology Showcase hosted an intern from the GVSU Upward Bound program for the summer 2014.
  • Notre Dame Visit - Information Technology and Library staff from Notre Dame toured the showcase to discuss educational technology and Technology Showcase.
  • Ferris State University - Several members from FSU's IT group visited the showcase while they were here touring the library.
  • Michigan GEAR UP - Several local 8th grade student groups toured the showcase from the MI GEAR UP program at GVSU.
  • SHW Group - The principle architect from SHW Group visited the showcase during a tour of the library.
  • Steelcase Visit - Visitors from Japan and Korea toured the showcase along with an Architecture and Design Firm from Ann Arbor in June 2014.
  • University of Michigan Flint - Members from UMFlint visited the showcase.
  • China Delegation Visits Showcase - 11 universities from China visited the library and showcase in June 2014 along with the Padnos International Center.
  • GVSU EducationUSA and International Admissions Visit - Members from the EducationUSA Center and International Admissions toured the showcase in June 2014 with visitors from Ghana, Senegal, Poland, and Egypt.
  • Olivet College Visit - Librarians from Olivet College visited the showcase.
  • LOEX 2014 Visit - Many librarians from the Library Orientation Exchange visited the showcase from areas including: North Carolina, West Indies, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Houston, and Georgia.
  • San Jose State University Visit - Several representatives from SJSU visited the showcase in May 2014.
  • 8th Grade Tours - Several 8th grade classes visited the showcase from GVSU's Lansing and Detroit Charter Schools.
  • GV Magazine Spring 2014 Issue - The Technology Showcase was highlighted on the cover and as a featured article in the Spring 2014 issue of GV Magazine.  This feature also included a YouTube video highlight about the showcase on the GVSU channel.
  • International Visit - Representatives from China, Nepal, Vietnam, and India visited the showcase.
  • CollabraCam Visit - The founder of the local startup CollaboraCam visited the showcase.
  • Hope College Visit - Librarians from Hope College visited the library and showcase in April 2014.
  • Technology Showcase Video - GVSU Libraries released a YouTube video about the showcase.
  • Lansing Community College - Several librarians from LCC visited the showcase in March 2014.
  • GVSU Student Scholars Day 2014 - Natalie Phillips used the showcase for her visual art project entitled "Bound" which is an interactive light-based piece that detects motion to control its light source.  The presentation included a projector, Max6, and Microsoft Kinect for the 19th Annual Student Scholars Day.  On April 9, there were more than 300 presentations by 500 student scholars and 165 mentors.
  • GVSU ExtravaGRANDza 2014 - Part of the Laker Traditions program and Laker4Lifetime, the showcase was a destination site for the ExtravaGRANDza “Last Tour” for seniors. 
  • Mid-East Honors Association Conference - The Technology Showcase was highlighted in a session about 3D printing and Google Glass by Jonathan Cook, student assistant, at the Mid-East Honors Association event that was held at GVSU's Devos Campus from April 4th to April 6th, 2014.
  • Allendale Township Board Visit - Several members of the Allendale Township Board visited the showcase in March 2014.
  • GVSU Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium 2014 - Technology highlighted at this event included: Google Glass, Double Robotics, Leap Motion, and MakerBot Replicator 2 at the symposium on March 19th which was located in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.  A video recap
  • GRCC Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase 2014 - Technology highlighted at this event included: Google Glass, Double Robotics, Leap Motion, and 3D printing at the symposium on March 19th which was located in the main building at GRCC.  See a few highlights in a video recap of the event.
  • GVSU College of Education Visit - The COE visited the showcase in February 2014.
  • Lawrence Tech University and SHW Group Visit - Staff from LTU and the architect/design firm for the library visited the showcase.
  • Jenison International Academy Visit - Staff from the JIA visited the showcase along with a representative from Dalian, China.
  • DesignVox Visit - An firm focusing on user experience visiting the showcase.
  • Dart Frog Creative Visit - A 3D design and animation firm visited the showcase in February 2014.
  • GVSU University Libraries Convocation - A history of the Technology Showcase was provided at the winter convocation on January 31st.
  • Exhibit Design Visit - A local design firm producing unique environment displays and banner solutions visited the showcase.
  • Adonit Visit - The company that produces a stylus for the iPad visited the showcase in December, 2014.
  • Techslinger Visit - Techslinger visited the showcase in December to demo their unique mobile cases.
  • GV Forum - Eric Kunnen was interviewed in the November 25th issue of the Grand Valley FORUM in the GVFaces section.
  • Google Glass Explorer Program - The showcase joined the Google Glass Explorer Program in November 2014.
  • Zebra Imaging - The founder of Zebra Imaging which produces 3D holographs visited the showcase.
  • EDUCAUSE 2013 - The showcase was highlighted in a session entitled: "Getting Your Faculty to Adopt Learning Management Technology: Lessons from the Front Lines" in Anaheim, CA that was held from September 29th through October 2nd.
  • IDeL Web Site Feature - The showcase and Eric Kunnen was featured on the GVSU IDeL web site.

GV Magazine Cover

The Technology Showcase was featured in the Spring 2014 Issue of GV Magazine