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Students perform real-life stories in new campus production

April 9, 2014

Student-led groups Act on Racism and ReACT! are joining forces with Intersections to host a collaborative performance April 15. Read More

Local History Roundtable to be held in Holland

April 4, 2014

Grand Valley's fifth annual Local History Roundtable will focus on immigration and civil rights, looking at both issues from a current lens and with a historical overview. Read More

Lecture, meditation event planned

April 3, 2014

East Asian Studies will host a lecture and Chinese Chan meditation session, led by Master Victor Chiang. Read More

Comics in the Classroom offers resources for educators

April 2, 2014

Chinese American author Gene Luen Yang will present information and resources on how educators can use comics to promote literacy, engage their classes, and get students to think about media. Read More

LGBT Center to be named for late professor

April 2, 2014

The LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley will be named for Milton E. Ford, professor of liberal studies and founding director of the center. Read More

Panel to discuss Crimea and Beyond

April 2, 2014

A diverse a panel will discuss Crimea and Beyond: What Russia's Annexation Means for Ukraine, the EU, the US, and Russia Itself. Read More

Interfaith leadership celebrated

March 31, 2014

A special event to honor interfaith leadership was held at Grand Valley on March 27. Read More

Annual Latin American Film Festival set

March 25, 2014

Grand Valley is a co-sponsor of the 5th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival, screening more than a dozen films, from April 3-6 at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids. Read More

Author of CRP selection tells new immigrant story

March 25, 2014

The author of this year's Community Reading Project selection said she wrote her memoir because she wanted to contribute to the country's conversation about immigration. Read More

Visitation, memorial announced for Ford

March 21, 2014

Details about visitation hours and a memorial service for Milton E. Ford have been announced. Read More

Campus community mourns death of professor

March 19, 2014

Milton E. Ford, professor of liberal studies at Grand Valley and founding director of the university's LGBT Resource Center, died March 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. Read More

Grand Valley student selected for Critical Language Scholarship

March 19, 2014

Grand Valley student and Grand Rapids native David Leestma has been selected to participate in the nationally competitive 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for intensive summer language study. 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

Dual degree program signed with UBB

March 18, 2014

Officials from Grand Valley and the Universidad del Bió-Bió in Chile signed an agreement that gives liberal studies majors at each institution an opportunity to earn a dual degree. Read More

Author of CRP selection will visit West Michigan

March 17, 2014

The author of the book chosen for Grand Valley's Community Reading Project will give presentations on campus and in Holland. Read More

Commemorative Film Screening: The Pawnbroker

March 17, 2014

Grand Valley will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Sidney Lumets ground-breaking drama, The Pawnbroker, with a free screening and guest lecture by film historian Annette Insdorf of Columbia University. Read More

Information sessions scheduled for potential Fulbright students

March 17, 2014

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is hosting several U.S. Student Fulbright information sessions for upcoming graduating seniors who are interested in applying for the 2015-16 academic year national competition. Read More

200 international students on campus for conference

March 14, 2014

Nearly 200 international students from universities around the country will be on campus this weekend to attend the Association of International Student Organizations conference. Read More

Artwork focuses on CRP selection

March 14, 2014

Students from Allendale High School and the Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities Center have created artwork in conjunction with this years Community Reading Project selection, "The Distance Between Us." Read More

Writing Center will host NAP

March 11, 2014

The Meijer Center for Writing will host a productive Night Against Procrastination for students seeking an all-night study event. 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

Events celebrate Women's History Month at Grand Valley

March 5, 2014

A variety of events are planned throughout March to celebrate Women's History Month at Grand Valley. Read More

PIC hosts Passport Fair

February 25, 2014

The Padnos International Center will host a Passport Fair on Wednesday, February 26, from 1-4 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, room 130. Read More

New degree program will suit needs of working adults

February 24, 2014

The launch of a new degree program for working adults shows that Grand Valley is meeting the needs of nontraditional students in an innovative way. Read More

Video participants sought

February 24, 2014

Ravel/Unravel video participants sought to talk about their identity, religion, spirituality and culture, as part of a nationwide multimedia campaign. Read More

Cardboard Challenge raises money for nonprofit

February 18, 2014

Students will host the winter semester Cardboard Challenge, giving participants an opportunity to play games while raising money for a nonprofit organization. Read More

LGBT Faculty Staff Association hosts film festival

February 11, 2014

Grand Valley's LGBT Faculty Staff Association is hosting a film festival through Thursday, February 13. Read More

Model Arab League convenes

February 11, 2014

Grand Valley will host the Michigan Model Arab League on Thursday and Friday, February 13-14. Read More

Grants available from LGBT Faculty Staff group

February 10, 2014

The LGBT Faculty and Staff Association seeks applications for its $400-$500 micro-research grants. Read More

Exhibit highlights media's view of women and beauty

February 7, 2014

A student art exhibit by several women and gender studies and communications majors will showcase their perception of how social media reinforces popular media's unrealistic views of women and beauty. Read More

Governor establishes state Office for New Americans

January 31, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder today officially signed into law the Michigan Office for New Americans during an event in Grand Rapids that was attended by several international students from Grand Valley. 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

Scholarship fund works to bring Haitians to campus

January 15, 2014

Now in its third year, a scholarship program that will help qualified students from Haiti enroll in Grand Valley nears the $20,000 mark. Read More

Alumna named Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistant

January 10, 2014

Grand Valley alumna Rylee Mielecki, 12, of Grand Rapids has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. Mielecki graduated with a degree in anthropology. Read More

Grand Valley senior takes part in Harvard stem cell program

December 19, 2013

Grand Valley senior Craig Russo was just one of 44 undergraduate students from across the country to take part in the highly competitive Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program over the summer of 2013. Read More

Students earn competitive Gilman scholarships to study abroad winter 2014

December 10, 2013

Five Grand Valley State University students have earned nationally competitive scholarships to study abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International program for the winter 2014 semester. Read More

Renaming department emphasizes its services

December 3, 2013

Grand Valley leaders said the decision to rename its Continuing Education department puts an emphasis on service to current and prospective students. Read More

Civil discourse means more than politeness

November 20, 2013

When talking about civil discourse, Jack Lessenberry said it means more than listening and speaking politely to others. Read More

PIC will celebrate international education

November 18, 2013

The Padnos International Center will celebrate International Education Week November 18-22. Read More

Alumnus evacuated from Philippines works to raise funds for aid

November 14, 2013

Grand Valley graduate Carter Brown was evacuated November 11 from the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. He's now working to raise funds for emergency aid to that country. 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

GVSU ranks fifth for study abroad participation

November 12, 2013

Grand Valley ranks fifth in the nation for the number of students who participate in study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education. Read More

Holland campus to host recycling fair

November 11, 2013

The Meijer Holland Campus will celebrate "America Recycles" this week with a series of lunch presentations, and a recycling and resource fair. Read More

Staff member receives national recognition for anti-violence work

November 11, 2013

Theresa Rowland from the Women's Center received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Womens Studies Association. Read More

Passport fair scheduled

November 5, 2013

The Padnos International Center will host a Passport Fair on Wednesday, November 6, from 1-4 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, room 130. Read More

Students earn competitive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

November 4, 2013

Twelve Grand Valley State University students recently received scholarships to study abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International program. Students received a combined total of $40,000 in scholarship money. Grand Valley remains a top producer of Gilman Scholars nationally. Read More

Sustainable Agriculture Project adds new projects

October 30, 2013

Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project, located on Luce St. in Allendale, is expanding its space by adding a herb garden and various trees. Read More

Exhibit to focus on 'Hope Amidst the Rubble'

October 29, 2013

"Haiti's Children: Hope Amidst the Rubble," was created by Steven L. Smith, associate professor in the Grand Valley School of Social Work, who spent his 2012 sabbatical time working in Haiti. Read More

GVSU ties for first for Fulbright Scholars

October 29, 2013

Grand Valley has tied for first place for the number of Fulbright Scholars for similar-size institutions, according to a list from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More

Alumna named Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistant

October 25, 2013

Grand Valley alumna Kelsey Schoenborn, 12, of Coopersville has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue a U.S. student teaching assistantship in Brazil. Read More

Code GR will discuss public art

October 23, 2013

Community leaders from the worlds of art and law will discuss public art during an event hosted by Brooks College's Office of Public Culture, ArtServe Michigan and Lawyers for a Creative Economy. Read More

Grand Valley student attends specialized MIT program

October 22, 2013

Allie Bouza, a junior chemistry major at Grand Valley State University, was selected to take part in the prestigious ACCESS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September. Read More

Internationalization task force seeks more input

October 22, 2013

Grand Valley's Internationalization Task Force is seeking input from more faculty and staff members. Read More

CRP taking suggestions for next book

October 18, 2013

The Community Reading Project committee is looking for a few good books. Read More

Sesame Street cast member to visit

October 10, 2013

Known for three decades as "Maria" on PBS's Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano will give two presentations in West Michigan that focus on how the civil rights movement impacted the Hispanic community. Read More

Writing conference set for Saturday

October 9, 2013

About 120 students and faculty members from writing centers across Michigan will attend a conference at the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. Read More

Divinity School dean to speak at conference

October 8, 2013

Margaret Mitchell, University of Chicago Divinity School dean, will be the keynote speaker at the West Michigan Academic Consortium Conference, in collaboration with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley. Read More

Scholarship opportunity for environmental policy and Native American students

October 8, 2013

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is offering an information session on the Morris K. Udall scholarship, for sophomore and junior students interested in environmental policy and for students of Native American or Native Alaskan heritage interested in tribal public policy or tribal healthcare. Read More

Study abroad fair set

October 4, 2013

The Padnos International Center will host a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, October 8. Read More

Cardboard arcade serves as fundraiser

September 30, 2013

Students will host an outdoor cardboard arcade inspired by the short film "Cain's Arcade," and invite the community to play games. Read More

Global games set for Wednesday

September 27, 2013

Do you know how to play cricket? Know how kabaddi is played? 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

Kutsche office begins partnership with GAAH

September 23, 2013

Grand Valley and community leaders crowded into the Cook Library Center, 1100 Grandville Ave., September 23 to celebrate the start of a yearlong partnership with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities. Read More

Latin American culture expert to speak

September 20, 2013

"Don Quixote, Batman and El Chapulín Colorado" lecture will explore connections between the literature of the Spanish Golden Age, the advent of modernity and the development of national identities in Mexico and the United States. Read More

Workshop to be held for competitive language scholarship

September 20, 2013

Students who are interested in learning more about a competitive scholarship that could help them study a foreign language abroad of critical need to U.S. national security interests are encouraged to attend an information seminar hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships on Wednesday, September 25 from 12-12:50 p.m. Read More

Events set for Monday will honor area Latino leaders

September 19, 2013

Participants in Grand Rapids and Chicago will honor current and past Latino civil rights leaders at events in both cities on September 23, which marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Young Lords civil and human rights organization. Read More

Gift to Brooks College creates professorship

September 18, 2013

Some may consider civil discourse a lost art in today's world, but longtime Grand Valley supporters Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik want students to understand it and have the skills to bring divergent views to the table with respect. Read More

Deadline for Goldwater Scholarship for STEM majors approaching

September 17, 2013

Sophomores and juniors who are hoping to pursue research careers in the STEM fields and demonstrate academic excellence (3.7 or higher GPA), have previous research experience, and plan to pursue a Ph.D. are eligible to apply for the competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Read More

Brooks College kicks off professional series

September 13, 2013

The first in a series of professional events designed for students in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies drew more than 80 people, some from Traverse City, Muskegon and Holland. Read More

Grand Valley to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 12, 2013

For the eighth year in a row, Grand Valley will observe Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15-October 16. Read More

Students, faculty celebrate LGBTQ minor

September 10, 2013

Students, faculty and staff members remembered the past and celebrated the new LGBTQ minor during a reception September 9 in the Kirkhof Center. Read More

Town halls set to discuss global learning

September 10, 2013

The Internationalization Task Force has set two town hall meetings this week to discuss global learning in the Grand Valley curriculum. Read More

Reception set to celebrate LGBTQ minor

September 5, 2013

Women and Gender Studies and the LGBT Resource Center will host a reception to celebrate a new academic minor, LGBTQ studies. Read More

Computing school celebrates first summer exchange

August 28, 2013

A group of computing students from Grand Valley and a university in Switzerland studied at each other's campuses this summer during a four-week exchange program. Read More

Nontraditional student and family earn scholarships

August 27, 2013

Checking the mail was anything but routine one day for Colleen Kretowicz, a nontraditional student majoring in accounting at Grand Valley. Read More

Teaching Circle set for Community Reading Project

August 8, 2013

The first Teaching Circle centered on the book chosen for the Community Reading Project will be held on August 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Alumni House. Read More

Kutsche Office sponsors Latino Civil Rights bus tour to Chicago

August 5, 2013

A Grand Valley department is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to Chicago to join others in that city for a memorial service honoring Latino civil rights leaders. Read More

High school students give recycling presentation at Meijer Campus

July 24, 2013

High school students from throughout the Ottawa County area proposed a solution to help Grand Valley's Meijer Campus in Holland increase participation in its recycling program. Read More

International guests visit board meeting

July 15, 2013

Two guests from the Universidad del Bio-Bio in Chile attended the July 12 Board of Trustees meeting with Mark Schaub, chief international officer. 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

Student with visual impairment studies in Costa Rica

June 19, 2013

Juanita Lillie, a senior majoring in Spanish, said it was the doubters and her parents who pushed her to participate in a study abroad program  and she's forever grateful to them. 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

Annual Community Reading Project book announced

June 14, 2013

Participants in the ninth annual Community Reading Project at Grand Valley will learn about the lives of Mexican-American families as they risk everything for a new life in the United States. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus one of two Americans to be named Erasmus Mundus scholar

June 14, 2013

Grand Valley alumnus Kris Cortez, '11, '13, has been accepted as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in the Transcultural European Outdoor Studies program from the University of Marburg, Germany, and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway. Read More

Traverse City students chosen for fellowships in Brazil

June 12, 2013

Two Grand Valley students were selected for fellowships by a national organization that strengthens educational ties between the U.S. and Brazil. Read More

Alumnus earns study abroad program honor

June 6, 2013

A Grand Valley graduate was named GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Alumni of the Year during an international education conference. Read More

Honors student receives prestigious Boren award

June 6, 2013

Grand Valley State University student Michael Martin is one of just 161 undergraduate students nationwide to have been awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. Read More

Meijer Campus creates pumpkin patch

May 31, 2013

Students, faculty and staff members at the Meijer Campus in Holland are keeping an eye out for the great pumpkin, with the help of about 30 Holland kids. 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

Growing community comes together at first food summit

May 9, 2013

Grand Valley's first food summit brought together community gardeners, educators, local farmers and students May 7. Read More

Grand Valley celebrates northern Michigan graduates

May 3, 2013

About 75 Grand Valley students participated in the 16th annual Traverse City commencement ceremony May 2 at Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City. Read More

Grand Valley student selected for State Department scholarship

May 2, 2013

Grand Valley State University alumna Aubrey McMahan has been selected for a prestigious nationally competitive scholarship offered through the U.S. Department of State. 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

Grand Valley to celebrate Traverse City graduates

April 29, 2013

About 75 Grand Valley students will participate in the 16th annual Traverse City commencement ceremony May 2 at Grand Traverse Resort. Read More

PIC announces study abroad scholarship recipients

April 24, 2013

The Padnos International Center announced its recipients of study abroad scholarships for the next academic year. Read More

Students celebrate ITC graduation

April 24, 2013

The cohort of students who earned Intercultural Training Certification in the winter semester celebrated their graduation at a reception April 23 in Lake Ontario Hall. Read More

Intercultural Training Certificate program director next Brown Bag Lunch speaker

April 22, 2013

Regina McClinton, director of Grand Valley State University's Intercultural Training Certificate program, will provide tips and insight into using culturally competent language in the next installment of a lunch series organized by the universitys Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Memorial service set for retiree

April 19, 2013

A memorial service is set for Saturday, April 20, for a former Grand Valley staff member. Read More

Kutsche Office of Local History to host roundtable

April 16, 2013

The Kutsche Office of Local History will host its fourth annual Local History Roundtable, focusing this year on Native Americans in West Michigan. 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

Film festival highlights Latin America

March 29, 2013

Grand Valley joins other area colleges and universities to present the fourth annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival. Read More

Survey will gauge opinions on global learning

March 29, 2013

Grand Valley's Internationalization Task Force has created a survey to gauge students, faculty and staff members' opinions on how the university supports global learning. 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

Visiting lecturers to discuss Chinese letters and philosophy

March 28, 2013

A husband and wife team of academics from the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Colorado, Boulder, will give a pair of lectures at Grand Valley. Read More

Author discusses Aborigines and 'dreaming'

March 27, 2013

Author and lecturer James Cowan spoke about the "dreaming life" during several campus and classroom presentations sponsored by the Padnos International Center. Read More

Lecture to address religious freedom

March 26, 2013

An interfaith activist from the Detroit area will explore how the common concept of religious freedom fails to embrace the right to freedom from religious intrusion and exploitation. Read More

Students find Robinson's book inspiring

March 25, 2013

More than 850 students participated in the Community Reading Project, reading and discussing "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," by Sir Ken Robinson in their classes. Read More

Robinson to give presentation about transforming education

March 20, 2013

During a presentation at Grand Valley, Sir Ken Robinson, best-selling author, will discuss how passion and creativity can transform education. Read More

Office of Fellowships to host workshops on scholarships, Fulbright awards

March 14, 2013

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is hosting several workshops for students to learn about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, including the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Program. Read More

Conference on the Americas begins Friday

March 13, 2013

Grand Valley's Latin American Studies Program will host the 12th annual Conference on the Americas, set for March 15-16 in the Eberhard Center. Read More

Pace receives lifetime achievement award

March 13, 2013

For only the third time, Grand Valley's Women's Commission presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to a campus pioneer who advocates for the rights of women on campus. Read More

Superhero is focus of Women's History Month event

March 6, 2013

A film about the superhero Wonder Woman is one of several events planned in March to celebrate Women's History Month. Read More

History expert to discuss Underground Railroad in Michigan

February 21, 2013

The stories of a secret network in Michigan that assisted people in slavery will close Black History Month events at Grand Valley. Read More

New journal seeks submissions from campus community

February 21, 2013

A new journal that will focus on exploring the intersections of identity is seeking submissions from students, faculty, staff members and the community. Read More

Grand Valley to host Model Arab League

February 13, 2013

Grand Valley will host students from nine other institutions at the regional Model Arab League competition February 14-16 in the Kirkhof Center. Read More

Nomination deadline extended for Celebrating Women Awards ceremony

February 13, 2013

The deadline to nominate someone for the Celebrating Women Awards Ceremony has been extended to February 22. 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

Fellowships workshops aid students

February 6, 2013

Students who are interested in finding out more about fellowship opportunities can get advice at a series of workshops being hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships on four different occasions over the next two months. Read More

Nominations sought for annual awards

February 5, 2013

Grand Valley's Women's Commission, Women and Gender Studies, Women's Center and Positive Black Women are seeking nominations for awards that will be presented at the Celebrating Women Awards in March. Read More

PBS airs segment on local Interfaith Understanding efforts

February 4, 2013

The 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding efforts in Grand Rapids, including events at Grand Valley, receives national attention. Read More

'Great Decisions' presentations free for campus community

January 31, 2013

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will hosts its annual "Great Decisions" series, featuring experts on topics that range from the Middle East to climate change to NATO. The weekly series is held on Mondays from February 4-March 26. Read More

Student's play wins regional competition, heads to nationals

January 31, 2013

A play written by Grand Valley student Andrew Wernette won a top spot at the 2013 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region III. 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

Participants at MLK event will make crafts for shelters

January 17, 2013

One of the concurrent social justice activities planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, will have engage participants in upcycling. Read More

PIC to host study abroad fair

January 14, 2013

The Padnos International Center will host a study abroad fair on Tuesday, January 15. Read More

International student is extra in 'Les Misérables'

January 9, 2013

Ryan Coombes, an international student from Great Britain, landed a role as an extra in Tom Hoopers film, "Les Misérables," which is in theaters now, starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. 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

New director named for Kutsche Office of Local History

January 7, 2013

Melanie Shell-Weiss, assistant professor of liberal studies, was named new director of Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History. Read More

CRP seeks suggestions for next book

December 18, 2012

The Community Reading Project Book Selection Committee is taking suggestions for the 2013-2014 book. Read More

Meijer Campus lights up Holland

November 28, 2012

Louie the Laker, Laker cheerleaders and a large Grand Valley contingent of marchers helped Holland bring in the holiday season November 27 during the city's annual Parade of Lights. Read More

Events celebrate Worlds AIDS Day

November 27, 2012

Grand Valley is hosting three events planned for Monday, December 3 to observe Worlds AIDS Day, which takes place December 1. Read More

Visit by Consul General of Japan

November 27, 2012

The Consul General of Japan visited a Modern Languages and Literatures class Tuesday to discuss careers in Japan and Japanese language in any career. Read More

Women's Center receives national award

November 26, 2012

The Women's Center at Grand Valley received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Women's Studies Association. Read More

Delegation visits Spanish university

November 14, 2012

A Grand Valley delegation visited the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, recently to talk with Laker students there and university officials. Read More

Speakers to discuss working overseas

November 13, 2012

The Padnos International Center and International Students Organization will host a networking event that focuses on working overseas. Read More

Passport Fair this afternoon

November 8, 2012

Padnos International Center will host a Passport Fair on Wednesday, November 14, from 1-4 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, room 130. Read More

'Arabian Nights' celebrates Arab culture

November 7, 2012

Two student organizations and the Padnos International Center have teamed to host two nights of events that will celebrate the traditions and cultures of the Arab World. Read More

Fellowships office to hold study abroad scholarship info session

November 5, 2012

Students planning to study abroad in 2013 or 2014 can learn more about a competitive scholarship opportunity that can help fund their trip at an information session hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships on November 6. Read More

International dinner to highlight Brazil

November 2, 2012

The next installment of the global dinners hosted by the International Student Club will feature cuisine from Brazil. Read More

Grand Valley ties for second in number of faculty Fulbright Scholars

October 31, 2012

Grand Valley State University tied for second place in a ranking of faculty Fulbright Scholars among Master's institutions, compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More

Green Team gives presentation at AASHE

October 30, 2012

The Meijer Campus "Green Team" and Herman Miller gave a unique presentation in Los Angeles, California, about how higher education, business and nonprofits pooled resources to implement a community recycling program. 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

Next international dinner to feature Philippines

October 19, 2012

A menu inspired by the Philippines is slated for the next International Student Club dinner, set for Sunday, October 21, at the Connection. 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

Triennial Interfaith Dialogue examines faith in times of suffering

October 16, 2012

Three outstanding speakers, from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions, will discuss resources that help people deal with suffering that can challenge faith commitment and understanding. Read More

'Change U' registration deadline nears

October 15, 2012

Registration for "Change U," a free social justice program at Grand Valley, is open until November 16. The campus community is invited to participate in the program, which is organized by the LGBT Resource Center. Read More

Presentation explains study abroad funding options

October 15, 2012

The Padnos International Center and the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships are hosting an information session for students who are looking for resources to help fund opportunities to study abroad. Read More

Oral history project traces Young Lords Movement

October 10, 2012

Faculty and student researchers launched an oral history project dedicated to documenting the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Latinos and others from Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood in the 1960s. Read More

Area Studies to host global film series

October 9, 2012

The Area Studies office, housed in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, kicks off its Global Eyes Film Series on Wednesday, October 10. Read More

Race, gender topics at event about presidential election

October 8, 2012

Jane Junn, political science professor from the University of Southern California, will give a presentation October 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Read More

Study Abroad Fair set for Wednesday

October 8, 2012

The Padnos International Center will host a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 10, in the Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room. Read More

Haas visits Ghana

October 2, 2012

President Thomas J. Haas recently visited Ghana to celebrate the 50th anniversary jubilee at the University of Cape Coast, one of Grand Valley's international partners. Read More

Writing Center offers support to faculty and staff

October 2, 2012

It's not only students with writing assignments who can receive support at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors. Read More

Foreign policy topic of lecture by Chicago Consul General of Turkey

October 1, 2012

The free lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Read More

Speaker will discuss friendship, standing up for others

September 28, 2012

Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally, will give a presentation October 4 in the Kirkhof Center. Read More

Record number of international students on campus

September 25, 2012

There is a record number of international students studying at Grand Valley this year. Read More

Event will explore gender recognition

September 21, 2012

The LGBT Resource Center will host an event Tuesday, September 25, that will explore the process of attributing gender to others. Read More

Task force meets with ACE liaison

September 19, 2012

The committee charged with assessing the university's goals related to international education met with a liaison from the American Council on Education to began shaping their yearlong task. 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

New living, learning house focuses on women's leadership

August 21, 2012

Topics central to a woman's leadership development is the focus of a new academic living and learning community at Grand Valley. Read More

International Big History experts convene in Grand Rapids

August 3, 2012

Hundreds of international scholars, scientists and students are convening in West Michigan as Grand Valley hosts the inaugural conference of the International Big History Association, August 2-5. Read More

Summer Scholars researcher delves into civil rights project

July 27, 2012

The research that Jose Jiménez will present during the Student Summer Scholars (S3) Showcase highlights his oral history project about the transformation of a 1960s street gang into a national political organization. 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

Grand Valley to host first conference of International 'Big History' experts; Bill Gates supports efforts, association headquarters at Grand Valley

July 23, 2012

Big History has caught the attention of scientists and academics from across the globe, as well as the interest and financial support of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Now, hundreds of international scholars, scientists and students of Big History will convene in Grand Rapids, when Grand Valley hosts the associations inaugural conference August 2-5. Read More

Meijer Campus buzzes about apiary

July 20, 2012

On one of the hottest days of summer, Grand Valley's resident beekeepers think nothing of putting on boots, gloves and a beekeepers suit to check their hives. Read More

Students participate in inaugural South Africa trip

July 11, 2012

A group from Grand Valley participated in the Women's Center and Women and Gender Studies' inaugural trip to South Africa. 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

CRP author, lecturer tweets about Grand Valley

June 22, 2012

Sir Ken Robinson thinks Grand Valley is great. Read More

40 years after passage of Title IX: leveling education's playing field for women, girls

June 21, 2012

Laurie Witucki, associate professor of chemistry, graduated from college in 1989 and didn't think much at that time about Title IX, the landmark legislation passed in 1972 that forbids sex discrimination in education. 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

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

Diplomat to speak on 'Crossing Borders'

May 29, 2012

A Grand Valley State University alumnus with a long diplomatic career will speak about the importance of cross-cultural studies and exchanges at an upcoming Muskegon seminar. John Beyrle studied in the Russian Studies program at Grand Valley and has been a diplomat with the U.S. State Department since 1983, serving as the ambassador to Russia from 2008-2012. Read More

Farm Club organizes Planting Party

May 25, 2012

Students and staff members gathered at the Sustainable Agriculture Project May 25 to help plant summer crops, including tomatoes, pumpkins, summer squash and peppers. Read More

SAP hosts planting party

May 18, 2012

Students, faculty and staff members are invited to help with planting at the Sustainable Agriculture Project on Friday, May 25. Read More

PIC hosts first second-generation visiting scholar

May 17, 2012

The Padnos International Center hosted its first second-generation visiting scholar when Michal Kudlacz followed his father's path from 1985. 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

New dean named to lead Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

April 26, 2012

The person named as new dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies will return home for her new job. Read More

Donations sought for African service-learning trip

April 25, 2012

Students and faculty and staff members from the Women's Center and Women and Gender Studies will provide educational support for children during a trip to South Africa. Read More

Prism Awards presented at Lavender Graduation

April 24, 2012

The second annual Prism Awards took place at the Lavender Graduation in the Kirkhof Center April 18. Read More

Wenner to retire as dean

April 23, 2012

Much like an experienced relay runner, Wendy Wenner said she's ready for the handoff. Wenner will retire as dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at the end of May. Read More

Events planned to celebrate Kingston partnership

April 17, 2012

Numerous events are planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the successful international partnership between Grand Valley and Kingston University. Read More

Last international dinner planned for Sunday

April 13, 2012

The last dinner planned by members of the International Student Club for the semester is set for Sunday, April 15, from 5-8 p.m., at Engrained in The Connection. Read More

Delegation travels to South Korea

April 9, 2012

Spring break for nine faculty and staff members meant traveling to Seoul, South Korea, to visit Grand Valley's partner institution there. 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

Acclaimed photographer will discuss work with transgender youth

March 29, 2012

An internationally-acclaimed photographer, who is known for photographing transgender youth in The Netherlands over the course of seven years, will visit Grand Valley on Wednesday, April 4. Read More

Author chosen for CRP shares stories of 'Warmth'

March 22, 2012

The author of the Community Reading Project said the book she wrote was the "greatest underreported story of the 20th century." Read More

Literature, politics among topics at tea party

March 22, 2012

Students, faculty and staff members were invited to the centuries-old tradition of combining tea parties with discussions about politics and literature on March 21. Read More

Plants, vegetables sprouting for Sustainable Agriculture Project

March 22, 2012

Record warmth and summer-like temperatures have been doing wonders for the plants at Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project. Read More

Mader receives Lifetime Achievement award

March 15, 2012

About 15 years ago, Cynthia Mader, associate professor of education, led initiatives that improved the working climate for women on campus. Among Mader's lasting contributions was serving as one of the founders of the Women's Commission. Read More

Author of community book will visit Holland, GVSU

March 14, 2012

The author of the Community Reading Project book selected for the Grand Valley community will visit West Michigan March 20-21. Read More

Latin America Studies sponsors colloquium

March 12, 2012

Latin America Studies will host a variety of events this week as part of the "Indigenous Voices" Colloquium. Read More

PIC to host session about faculty Fulbrights

March 9, 2012

The Padnos International Center will sponsor an information session for faculty members interested in applying to be a Fulbright scholar. Read More

High school students showcase sustainable ideas at GVSU event

February 20, 2012

West Michigan high school students will display projects and ideas about energy and sustainability at Grand Valley's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Energy Fair on February 24. Read More

Mason earns MCC award

February 13, 2012

The Michigan Campus Compact named Julia Mason, assistant professor of women and gender studies, the Grand Valley recipient of its Community Service Learning Award. Read More

Students studying in Costa Rica safe after earthquake

February 13, 2012

Six Grand Valley students who are participating in a study abroad program in Costa Rica have reported they are safe following an earthquake that hit the country's central region February 13. 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

Olympic medalist encourages students to 'strive for the best'

February 3, 2012

Summer Olympic medalist John Carlos and acclaimed sportswriter Dave Zirin kicked off Black History Month at Grand Valley on February 2. Read More

Nominations sought for Celebrating Women Awards

February 1, 2012

The campus groups and departments that sponsor the Celebrating Women Awards are seeking nominations of outstanding students, faculty and staff members to recognize at the March 13 event. Read More

Child slavery survivor tells story at Grand Valley event

January 26, 2012

Abolitionist James Kofi Annan will describe his life as a child slave in Ghana and his efforts to stop the brutal practice, in a presentation hosted by the Frederik Meijer Honors College. Read More

Grand Valley launches online publication

January 25, 2012

Wake is a verb meaning to rouse from sleep. As a noun the word also means the aftereffects or the result of something. Both pertain to Grand Valley's aptly named online publication, Wake: Great Lakes Thought & Culture. Read More

Olympic winner, acclaimed sportswriter to visit GVSU

January 25, 2012

The 200-meter bronze medal winner at the 1968 Summer Olympics, along with an acclaimed sportswriter and author will kick off Grand Valley's Black History Month on February 2. 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

New Yorker shares Occupy Wall Street stories

January 17, 2012

Author and activist Sherry Wolf will share her stories about being on the front lines of the Occupy Wall Street movement at an event that will kick off Grand Valley's Campus Leadership Week. Read More

Students perform real-life stories in 'That Takes Ovaries!'

January 17, 2012

Grand Valley students in "That Takes Ovaries!" will use theater to tell real-life stories of women and girls who have performed courageous actions on Feb. 9 and 10. Read More

Lunch lectures focus on African diaspora

January 16, 2012

Sponsored by Area Studies, African Diaspora Conversations will begin next week and continue through the winter semester. 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

Study abroad fair set

January 13, 2012

The Padnos International Center will host a Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, January 18th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Henry Hall atrium. 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

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

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

International Student Club to host dinner at Connection

December 6, 2011

Members of the International Student Club will host a dinner this week at The Connection that will feature salmon, something not often found on menus at Campus Dining locations. Read More

'That Takes Ovaries' sneak peek set for Monday

December 1, 2011

The Women's Center continues its 10th anniversary series with a presentation from Cecelia Wambach, co-playwright of "That Takes Ovaries," which will be performed on campus in February. Read More

GVSU hosts events for World AIDS Day

November 28, 2011

Grand Valley is hosting two events to observe Worlds AIDS Day on December 1. Read More

PIC will celebrate Kingston partnership

November 25, 2011

The Padnos International Center will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Grand Valley-Kingston University partnership in 2012. Read More

Special performance: 'My Name is Asher Lev'

November 17, 2011

A special performance of "My Name is Asher Lev," Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's beloved novel, will be on Sunday, November 20, 3 p.m. at Loosemore Auditorium, on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus. This performance is in conjunction with the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding, designed to cultivate peace through community interest and understanding of all faith traditions. 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

'Change U' registration open

November 10, 2011

Grand Valley faculty, staff, students and the West Michigan community are invited to participate in "Change U," a free social justice program at Grand Valley. Read More

Writing group forming for student veterans

November 9, 2011

A writing workshop for student veterans is forming, with support from the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center and Student Services. 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

LGBT Resource Center earns Arcus grant

October 31, 2011

The LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley received a grant from the Arcus Foundation to help build student leaders and connect them to social justice efforts. Read More

Ghana delegation visits campus

October 14, 2011

A delegation from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, one of Grand Valley's partner institutions, visited campus last week. Read More

Speaker will address racism in today's society

October 11, 2011

The keynote speaker at the Association for Integrative Studies Conference will discuss how racism remains in our discourse, even by people who are appalled by racism. Read More

Students earn scholarships to study abroad

October 6, 2011

Fourteen Grand Valley students received scholarships to study abroad this year through the Benjamin Gilman International program. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration brings Contemporary Argentine Art exhibit

September 29, 2011

Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration presents "Arte Argentino Actual/Contemporary Argentine Art" in the Art Gallery, Performing Arts Center. An Opening Reception with the artists is planned for Thursday, October 6, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition continues through November 4. Read More

LGBT Resource Center hosts series of talks on sex

September 26, 2011

The LGBT Resource Center is hosting a series of lectures this week focusing on sex, gender and sexuality. Read More

Health leaders discuss care for Latinos

September 26, 2011

Area health care leaders discussed medical care for West Michigan's Latino population during a Hispanic Heritage Month event September 20. Read More

2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding launched

September 12, 2011

In a bold response to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a large West Michigan group has launched the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding, designed to cultivate peace through community interest and understanding of all faith traditions. 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

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

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

New Community Reading Project announced

June 1, 2011

A book about three hopeful African Americans who migrated from the South in search of better lives is the center of the 2012 Community Reading Project at Grand Valley. 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

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

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

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

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

Workshops will teach museum basics to participants

April 8, 2011

Workshops sponsored by the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley and the Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon will teach museum basics to museum staff, volunteers, collectors and students on April 16 and May 7. 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

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

Author of Community Reading Project followed curiosity

March 28, 2011

The author of Grand Valley's Community Reading Project book said she was first grabbed by the story of Henrietta Lacks when she was in a high school biology class. Read More

Community Reading Project author to lecture

March 23, 2011

The author of Grand Valley's Community Reading Project will discuss her best-selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, during presentations in Grand Rapids and Holland. Read More

Varied events mark Women's History Month at GVSU

March 21, 2011

A number of events -- from lectures to high tea to theater -- are planned at Grand Valley to mark March as Women's History Month. Read More

Students studying in Japan safe, one may return home

March 18, 2011

One Grand Valley student participating in a study abroad program in Japan may return home after news his host institution will cancel classes for the remainder of the semester. 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

Impact of pornography will be discussed at event

March 10, 2011

Several Grand Valley departments will sponsor a presentation by Robert Jensen, an expert on the impact of pornography on men and women. Read More

Arab American leader to discuss Middle East events

February 14, 2011

The founder of the Arab American Institute will discuss his latest book and also share his insight on the political strife in Egypt during a presentation at Grand Valley. Read More

Seguin Beighley named LGBT center director

January 28, 2011

Colette Seguin Beighley has been named director of the LGBT Resource Center. She had served as assistant director. Read More

Scholarship to help students from Haiti announced

January 13, 2011

On the one-year anniversary of an earthquake that devastated Haiti, Grand Valley continued its efforts to help the people of that country. Read More

Buckridge named director of Area Studies

December 13, 2010

Steeve Buckridge, associate professor of history, has been named new director of Grand Valley's Area Studies Center. He will assume his new duties January 10. Read More

Study abroad photo winners

December 3, 2010

Photos were submitted by students following their overseas travels. Read More

Haitian professor to speak on water quality

November 24, 2010

The Padnos International Center will sponsor a presentation by a Haitian professor on the water quality in that country. 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

Deadline nears for applications for 'Change U'

October 25, 2010

The deadline to apply to participate in a free social justice training program at Grand Valley is November 1. Read More

Hundreds attend candlelight vigil

October 13, 2010

More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil October 12 to remember the seven LGBT youth across the country who recently committed suicide. Read More

Presentation focuses on shamanism

October 8, 2010

Shamanic themes are increasing presence in popular culture. C. Michael Smith will help participants understand this phenomenon during a presentation on October 13 at 6 p.m. Read More

Departments sponsor Columbus Day event

October 1, 2010

Several Grand Valley departments are sponsoring events centered on "Rethinking Columbus: Discover the American Indian Perspective." The program will include video clips, theatrical re-enactment of Columbus' arrival and a panel discussion. Read More

Diversity theater sessions scheduled

September 20, 2010

The campus community is invited to participate in a unique experience that organizers hope will help create a more inclusive university. Read More

Her Story series begins Wednesday

September 20, 2010

The Women's Center opens its "Her Story" series on Wednesday, September 22, with a presentation by Kate Stoetzner, director of international student and scholar services for the Padnos International Center. 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

Stargazing with GVSU prof in Holland

July 13, 2010

Grand Valley State University physics professor Doug Furton will host a program for backyard stargazers at the university's Meijer Campus in Holland on July 26. Read More

Grand Valley hosts statewide LGBT conference

May 25, 2010

Nearly 25 people from seven universities met for a conference, "LGBT Faculty Staff Leadership in Michigan Universities," on May 21 in the Kirkhof Center to discuss best practices. Read More

Padnos Center event keeps Haiti relief in minds of many

May 4, 2010

Grand Valley student Jared Kohler shared his experiences of traveling to Haiti following the January earthquake during an event in late April sponsored by the Padnos International Center. Read More

Event planned to help Haiti

April 26, 2010

The Padnos International Center is hosting a panel discussion this week in an effort to keep Haiti relief in the minds of the Grand Valley community. 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

Next GVSU community reading title selected

April 19, 2010

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, has been selected as the Grand Valley State University Community Reading Project title for the academic year 2010-11. Read More

Film festival highlights Latin American culture

April 5, 2010

The Department of Latin American Studies is among sponsors hosting a Latin American Film Festival, which will run April 8-10 at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids. The two-day event is free and open to the public. Read More

Prominent Holocaust expert speaks at GVSU

March 29, 2010

Professor Peter Hayes of Northwestern University will visit Grand Valley State University to deliver two lectures about the Holocaust. 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

GVSU launches new leadership degree in Muskegon

March 5, 2010

Grand Valley State University is offering a new degree completion program that it hopes will educate a new generation of leaders in Muskegon and beyond. Read More

Arabic professor gives students introduction to Islam

February 22, 2010

Sebastian Maisel kicked off the first Islamic Awareness Week with a presentation, "Islam 101," on February 15 in the Kirkhof Center. The event, which was hosted by the Muslim Student Association, was the first of a week-long series of events to raise awareness of Muslim culture on the Allendale Campus. Read More

GVSU student launches Muskegon County med collection

February 18, 2010

Unused prescription drugs can pose problems for communities when they are disposed of improperly or misused by people. To combat that problem, Grand Valley State University student Carrie Uthe worked with community partners to create the first-ever prescription drug take-back program in Muskegon County. Read More

Speaker discusses Muslim elected officials

February 16, 2010

Grand Valley will host the Michigan Model Arab League February 18-20. Keynote speaker, Abdulkader H. Sinno, will discuss Muslim elected officials. Read More

Arcus Foundation director will discuss equality

February 15, 2010

The executive director of the Arcus Foundation, based in Kalamazoo, will speak on campus this week about the LGBT community's journey from a hidden minority to the American mainstream. 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

Liberal Studies faculty member receives service-learning award from MCC

February 10, 2010

Melissa Baker-Boosamra, Grand Valley affiliate professor of liberal studies, received a community service-learning award from the Michigan Campus Compact during a ceremony in Traverse City on February 9. Read More

Community Reading Project hosts lecture

January 29, 2010

Dr. Roger Durham will give a talk titled "On the Brink: Afghanistan and Pakistan" as part of the Community Reading Project, which has selected "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson as this year's selection. 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

Fundraising event planned for Haiti relief

January 15, 2010

An educational and fundraising event to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti is being organized by the Padnos International Center. Read More

Arcus Foundation awards GVSU $150,000 grant

December 18, 2009

The Arcus Foundation of Kalamazoo has awarded a $150,000 grant to Grand Valleys LGBT Resource Center to enhance its social justice training efforts, build statewide resources and increase community collaborations and partnerships. 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 student attends LGBT college fair

December 4, 2009

Thanks to support from Admissions and the Dean of Students Office, a graduate student was able to represent Grand Valley at a New York City college fair geared toward LGBT high school students. Read More

Festival will celebrate Cuba

November 25, 2009

Lectures, workshops, movies, food and dance centered on Cuban culture are planned by the Latin American Studies department. Read More

SSD: new name, same focus

November 13, 2009

For the past 14 years, Grand Valley has staged an annual event to showcase the best student academic work. This year, Student Scholarship Day will have a new name: Student Scholars Day. Read More

Book Club kits for Community Reading Project available

November 12, 2009

Book club kits are being distributed in conjunction with the fifth annual Community Reading Project at Grand Valley State University. This year's book will be "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Read More

LGBT Resource Center hosts speaker on transgender issues

November 10, 2009

Donna Rose, well-known author, speaker and advocate on transgender and transsexual issues, is the next speaker in the LGBT Resource Center's on-going conferences. Read More

Counseling Center to host daylong seminar

November 2, 2009

The Counseling and Career Development Center will host its 13th annual multicultural seminar, "Clinical and Vocational Issues with the LGBT Population," on Friday, November 6. 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