IN THE NEWS and NOTEWORTHY

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

  • 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