Mary Idema Pew Library

Mary Idema Pew Library Like   8

The Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons is the intellectual heart of Grand Valley. The LEED certified building is recognized as a model for 21st century learning, improving the present and shaping the future of libraries. See more

Mary Idema Pew Library

Events

A Woman Abroad: Artistic Adventures in Cold War Morocco

A Woman Abroad: Artistic Adventures... in Cold War Morocco

Today, 7am - 7pm
Inspired by her grandfather, Mathias J. Alten’s visit to Morocco in 1912, Grand Rapidian, Anita M. Gilleo embraced the opportunity to live and work in Casablanca during the early 1950s. While working for the Army Corp of Engineers at Nouasseur Air Base, Gilleo collected the sights and...
Work in Progress: Sketches and Studies by Mathias J. Alten

Work in Progress: Sketches and... Studies by Mathias J. Alten

Today, 7am - 7pm
It is rare in the artistic process for a finished work to flow fully realized from a painter’s imagination directly on to the canvas. More often it is a case of trial and error, extended contemplation, and several discarded attempts. Looking at preliminary sketches can serve as an interesting...
Paya Lliklla, Las Tejedoras de Chari, Perú:  Reweaving Traditions in the 21st Century

Paya Lliklla, Las Tejedoras de... Chari, Perú: Reweaving Traditions in the 21st Century

Today, 8am - 5pm
In the Andean mountain village of Chari, Peru, a weaving cooperative of indigenous women are changing the structure of their lives. The weavers who make up Paya Lliklla utilize handicraft skills to fabricate woven trade goods marketed to clients well outside their local boundaries. Weaving...

News

Korean delegation visits Grand Valley

Korean delegation visits Grand Valley

A delegation of representatives from the Beautiful Foundation in Korea visited Grand Valley June 22 to learn about... nonprofit services and philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy and the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration.
Haas: university committed to Latino student success

Haas: university committed to Latino student... success

President Thomas J. Haas wrote a guest column for MLive about Grand Valley's commitment to students of color,... and why he joined a national effort to advocate for increased higher education access for Latino students, and support them with resources and services.
Allendale Community Field Day promotes outdoor education

Allendale Community Field Day promotes outdoor... education

The June 18 event paired Grand Valley faculty with the Allendale community for day of hands-on learning activities.