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Engineering students to race handmade sailboats during 25th annual regatta

July 27, 2015

It will be a race to the finish on the high seas in the Keller Engineering Labs during the 25th annual Wooden Shoe Regatta July 29. Read More

IChallengeU team solves problem for Power Mobility team

July 21, 2015

The IChallengeU team that was based at the Meijer Campus in Holland proposed a real-world solution for engineering students to increase their interaction with participants in Grand Valley's Power Mobility Project. Read More

Engineering students create device to support child's arms

July 14, 2015

A team of engineering students is again working with Lylah Gritter, a child with SMA, to help her become more independent. Read More

Meijer Campus hosts IChallengeU team

July 6, 2015

The Meijer Campus in Holland is host to a team of Ottawa County high school students who are participating in IChallengeU, an intense two-week program in which teams solve a real-world problem for an area business. Read More

Biomedical engineering alumna recognized for research

June 15, 2015

A biomedical engineering alumna received first place for her poster presentation at the 2015 Research Symposium. Read More

GVSU students to compete at international collegiate racing competition

May 13, 2015

A group of students will compete at one of the world's largest collegiate autocross car competitions at Michigan International Speedway. Read More

Engineering students win big at statewide startup competition

April 14, 2015

Two Grand Valley students took first and third place at the GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition. Read More

Hundreds volunteer during COW

April 1, 2015

Hundreds of Laker alumni, friends and family volunteered hundreds of hours of service during the annual Community Outreach Week, which ended March 28. Read More

GVSU hosts FIRST Robotics Competition

March 20, 2015

High school students from across the state are gathering at Grand Valley to compete in the FIRST Robotics District Competition. Read More

Kirkhof College of Nursing recognizes CNL graduates

March 18, 2015

The role of a clinical nurse leader is relatively new to health care, but a dedicated social media day is helping create awareness while recognizing health care professionals in that role. Read More

COW provides opportunities for Laker volunteers

March 13, 2015

Lakers around the world will volunteer and provide support to hundreds of projects during a dedicated week of service, March 21-28. Read More

Dean, student earn national engineering awards

February 18, 2015

Paul Plotkowski and Joe Gibson received awards from the American Society of Engineering Education. Read More

GVSU students build mobile device for child with spinal muscular atrophy

February 18, 2015

A group of students has created a device that allows a child with type I spinal muscular atrophy to move and be independent. Read More

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visits Grand Valley

February 17, 2015

Sen. Peters visited Grand Valley to learn about the many ways the university is preparing students for the workforce. Read More

Goodwin receives proclamation from Lt. Gov. Calley

February 9, 2015

It's been a good winter for mechanical engineering major Garrett Goodwin. Read More

Photos: high school students learn about engineering, computing careers

December 5, 2014

More than 150 students visited Grand Valley to learn about career opportunities in engineering and computing. Read More

GVSU engineering, computing report record enrollment

November 25, 2014

A record number of students are enrolling in and graduating from engineering and computing programs at Grand Valley. Read More

Engineering students join national network of fellows

November 5, 2014

Two Grand Valley engineering students have been chosen to be fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation. Read More

Computing students build app for in-flight patient care

November 4, 2014

Students built an app that assists in-flight emergency care medical crews at Spectrum Health. Read More

GVSU distinguished alumni to share experiences

October 8, 2014

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will share their post-graduation insights about academic preparation October 9-10. Read More

Homecoming weekend offers slate of activities

October 7, 2014

The Alumni Association will host Homecoming activities on October 10-11 that offer something for everyone. Read More

Alumna highlights importance of voting

October 2, 2014

Mindy Ysasi-Castanon, a 2003 alumna, said voting is our civic obligation. She was a guest speaker at "The Power of the Latino Vote," a Hispanic Heritage Month event. Read More

Alumni will discuss Peace Corps service

September 26, 2014

Three alumni who completed their Peace Corps service will return to campus for a panel discussion about their experiences. Read More

Student to intern at CERN, world's largest particle physics lab

September 4, 2014

In less than two weeks, computer engineering student Joe Gibson will travel to Switzerland to conduct research at CERN. Read More

GVSU camp introduces girls to growing field of computing

August 12, 2014

Area middle school girls learned about the growing fields of computing and robotics at a Grand Valley camp August 4-8. Read More

Engineering students to celebrate graduation

July 28, 2014

More than 60 engineering students will participate in a special graduation ceremony and design conference August 1. Read More

Alumna to compete on Jeopardy

July 11, 2014

Tonights episode of "Jeopardy" will feature the alumna who graduated in 2007. She was named the champ of the July 10 episode. Read More

Alumni Golf Outing set for July 19

July 2, 2014

Grand Valley alumni, friends and supporters are invited to the Alumni Golf Outing, set for July 19 at the Meadows. Read More

STEPS Camp celebrates 1,000 campers

June 27, 2014

A camp that began at Grand Valley 12 years ago to expose young girls to engineering careers has reached a new milestone. Read More

GVSU camp introduces girls to engineering careers

June 12, 2014

Area middle school girls will get a glimpse into the careers of engineering at a four-day camp at Grand Valley. Read More

Online network connects honeybee keepers and researchers

May 30, 2014

Honeybees are mysteriously disappearing, and faculty members are using technology to understand why. Read More

Active Commute Week ends on chilly note

May 16, 2014

The chilly temperatures on May 16 may have limited the number of riders on Bike to Work Day, but bus riders enjoyed refreshments at a pit stop sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

Grand Valley professor shows how to crack NSA cipher tweet

May 6, 2014

When a seemingly garbled tweet from the National Security Agency went out on Twitter Monday afternoon, users of the social media site largely mocked the unintelligible message from the secretive government agency. But Szymon Machajewski knew it was a code, and how to break it. Read More

Grand Valley alumna to study carnivorous plants in Asia

April 28, 2014

Rachel Schwallier, 04, has received a prestigious P.E.O. Scholar Award to support her doctoral work at Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands. 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

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

Grand Valley hosts 40 teams at FIRST Robotics Competition

March 24, 2014

More than 1,000 students on 40 high school teams from around the state competed in the "varsity sport for the mind" at Grand Valley March 21-22. 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

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

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

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

GVSU center helps local companies design, test devices for marketplace

January 27, 2014

A center at Grand Valley is working with West Michigan companies to develop and test new electrical products entering the marketplace. 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

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

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

Students display engineering, computing creations

December 6, 2013

Have you ever second guessed whether you turned off the lights or locked the door? 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

Campus mourns loss of supporter

November 4, 2013

The Grand Valley and West Michigan communities are mourning the loss of longtime university supporter Audrey Sebastian. Read More

GVSU students contribute to growing medical field

October 17, 2013

A group of students and faculty at Grand Valley have been working with Van Andel Institute to develop new methods to further a growing medical field. Read More

GVSU to host conference on Michigan's sustainable growth

October 16, 2013

Grand Valley will host the annual Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference October 23-24. Read More

Homecoming 2013 inspired by classic film

October 14, 2013

The Wizard will come to the Valley for Homecoming 2013. 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

Engineering students retrofit well-known musical fountain

October 4, 2013

A group of engineering students designed and installed a program that operates the 50-year-old musical water fountain in Grand Haven. 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

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

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

Fantasy football trophy gets presidential autograph

August 6, 2013

A traveling trophy for a fantasy football league now carries the autograph of Grand Valley's president. Read More

GVSU hosts high school students at engineering graduation, conference

August 2, 2013

More than 60 engineering students participated in a special graduation ceremony August 2. Read More

Campers learn about original text message

July 11, 2013

Area middle school girls learned about one of the first forms of text messaging at the Science Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp in June. 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

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 STEM graduates help drive economy

June 12, 2013

About 700 students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in a STEM field from Grand Valley each year. Read More

Engineering, computing schools enter into international partnerships

June 5, 2013

Engineering and computing students have a new opportunity to study abroad and intern at companies overseas through two new international partnerships. 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

Grand Valley shares research at international wind energy conference

May 15, 2013

A group of faculty and staff members from Grand Valley attended the WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Chicago May 6-8. Read More

Students place high at engineering conference

May 1, 2013

A group of engineering students took high honors at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers District B Conference in March. They will go on to the international conference in November. 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

Students showcase engineering, computing projects

April 18, 2013

A machine that sorts Skittles by color and an iPhone app created for the Waterfront Film Festival were part of PCEC's Project Day. Read More

Grand Valley conference will focus on STEM education, industry collaboration

April 15, 2013

The advancement and improvement of STEM education will be the focus of a national conference that will take place at Grand Valley in June. 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

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

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

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

Science Olympiad and FIRST Robotics held together

March 18, 2013

Grand Valley will host Science Olympiad and FIRST Robotics on March 23. 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

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

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

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

Engineering major races an adaptive snowmobile

February 12, 2013

Despite a motocross accident that left him partially paralyzed, mechanical engineering major Garrett Goodwin returned to the racing circuit, now racing an adaptive snowmobile. 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

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

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

High school students to learn about engineering, computing professions

December 4, 2012

More than 200 high school students from across West Michigan will visit Grand Valley December 6 to learn about career opportunities in engineering and computing. 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

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

Grand Valley to host IBM-sponsored computing contest

October 31, 2012

Student computer programmers from across the state will gather November 3 at Grand Valley to compete in the regional segment of the world's most prestigious programming competition. Read More

Engineering students deliver on motorized swing request

October 25, 2012

Five Grand Valley engineering students successfully delivered and installed their latest project - a special motorized swing for students with special needs. 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

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

Students receive manufacturing engineering scholarships

August 29, 2012

Three students were recognized at a presentation August 29 as recipients of the Autocam Engineering Scholarship, a new scholarship founded by Autocam President and Trustee John C. Kennedy. Read More

Middle school girls learn about computing careers at GVSU camp

August 10, 2012

Area seventh and eighth grade female students learned about the growing fields of information systems and computing at a five-day camp. Read More

Grand Valley engineering students graduate, showcase projects

August 4, 2012

Graduating students displayed their senior projects at the School of Engineering's 14th annual Design Conference and Graduation August 3. Read More

Grand Valley scholarship focuses on manufacturing career needs

August 2, 2012

A new scholarship in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing will address the need for advanced manufacturing skills in West Michigan. 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

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

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 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

Middle school girls learn about engineering careers at camp

June 21, 2012

About 80 middle school girls flew the airplanes they designed and built at the Grand Valley Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp conclusion event June 21. 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

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

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

Engineering students build tool for man with quadriplegia

May 1, 2012

A group of engineering students from Grand Valley who designed and built a special lawn mower for a man with quadriplegia performed a demonstration May 1. Read More

Students greet Sen. Stabenow

April 30, 2012

Members of Grand Valley's Student Senate greeted U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the Keller Engineering Laboratories Building. Read More

Grand Valley Project Day features life-changing projects

April 20, 2012

A remote-controlled lawn mower designed for a man with quadriplegia and a personal electric vehicle built for a 2-year-old with spina bifida were part of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing's Project Day April 19. 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

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

Grand Valley engineering and computing day features life-changing projects

April 17, 2012

A remote-controlled lawn mower designed for a man with quadriplegia and a personal electric vehicle built for a 2-year-old with spina bifida will be part of Grand Valley's Project Day April 19. 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

Students to compete at international engineering competition

April 5, 2012

A group of Grand Valley students qualified for an international engineering competition after placing at the ASME 2012 District B Student Professional Development Conference. Read More

Grand Valley is participating in national transportation research effort

April 4, 2012

Grand Valley State University is among nine universities from across the country that are part of a national research coalition to address public transportation issues. 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

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

Grand Valley hosts FIRST Robotics Competition

March 18, 2012

High school students from across the state gathered at Grand Valley to compete in the FIRST Robotics District Competition on March 16 and 17. Read More

GVSU hosts statewide robotics competition

March 13, 2012

Nearly 1,000 students on 41 high school teams from across the state will gather at Grand Valley to compete in the FIRST Robotics District Competition from March 16-17. 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

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

Barakat joins international engineering committee

February 15, 2012

Associate professor of engineering Nael Barakat was nominated to join an international engineering organization that serves as a resource for global organizations such as the United Nations. Read More

GVSU participates in Michigan International Auto Show

January 27, 2012

Grand Valley is participating in the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids at DeVos Place from January 26-29. Read More

Hundreds gather for FIRST Robotics kick-off event

January 9, 2012

Nearly 400 high school students and parents gathered at Grand Valley for the FIRST Robotics Competition kick-off event on January 7. Read More

Wind research buoy will collect data through winter

January 6, 2012

After nearly two months of preliminary tests on Lake Michigan, the research buoy that is collecting data for the offshore wind assessment project was moved onshore, where it will continue to operate this winter. Read More

The Rapid extends Route 50

December 20, 2011

Beginning January 9, The Rapid will extend Route 50, known as Grand Valley's Campus Connector, to Rapid Central Station each week day from 6:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Read More

Engineering and computing students display projects built for real-world use

December 8, 2011

Students in Grand Valley's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing displayed and demonstrated projects they completed during the fall semester at the annual Design Day event on December 8. Read More

Staff member will lead workshop about coping with grief

December 5, 2011

Rob Friedhoff, academic advisor for the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, will lead a workshop on coping with grief after death of a family member. Read More

Engineering school launches new, industry-integrated GA program

November 30, 2011

The School of Engineering at Grand Valley is introducing a new, unique graduate assistantship program that allows students receiving a master's degree in engineering to perform work outside of the university with West Michigan companies. Read More

GVSU hosts electric car workshop for high school students

November 14, 2011

Nearly 50 high school students from West Michigan will attend an electric car workshop at Grand Valley on November 15. 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

GVSU supports high school students at FIRST Robotics Invitational

October 24, 2011

Engineering students from Grand Valley will support high school students participating in the 2011 FIRST West Michigan Robotics Invitational on October 29 in Zeeland. Read More

GVSU hosts IBM-sponsored regional programming contest

October 18, 2011

The School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley is hosting a regional programming contest October 22. The winning team will compete in the World Finals in Warsaw, Poland in 2012. Read More

Panel will discuss electric vehicles, advanced battery and impact on economy

September 29, 2011

A panel of community members will discuss how the electric vehicle and advanced battery industries are affecting job growth and the economy in West Michigan October 3. 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

Students design, build educational toy for children's museum

September 26, 2011

Children visiting the Grand Rapids Children's Museum are playing with a new educational tool designed and constructed by engineering students from Grand Valley. Read More

GVSU engineering programs earn reaccreditation

September 19, 2011

The Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology, Inc. has granted reaccreditation to all engineering majors within the School of Engineering at Grand Valley. Read More

Engineering students create back-to-school tool for special needs students

August 29, 2011

A unique back-to-school tool that was designed and developed by a team of Grand Valley engineering students will help special needs students at Kent Intermediate School District this year. 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

Grand Valley State plays role in rapidly growing AES global industry

August 22, 2011

Students at Grand Valley are learning about the advanced energy storage and how they can support the growing global industry. Read More

Engineering students graduate August 5

August 2, 2011

Students graduating from the School of Engineering will conclude their college experiences by showing off their industry work in a special ceremony Friday. 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

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

GVSU master's program is a first for West Michigan

July 6, 2011

For the first time in West Michigan, students can further their education in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. 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

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

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

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

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

Students place at national robotics challenge

April 27, 2011

Twelve students from Grand Valley competed in the National Robotics Competition April 16 and 17; seven students placed second and third. 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

Engineering students receive national recognition

April 22, 2011

Three Grand Valley School of Engineering students qualify to compete at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) national conference in Colorado in November. 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

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

'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

Regional engineering conference draws students from across country

March 22, 2011

Students from Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario will attend a professional mechanical engineering conference and competition at Grand Valley State University from March 25-27. 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

Iannelli named director of engineering school

March 14, 2011

Joe Iannelli, a native of Italy, has been selected as the new director of Grand Valley's School of Engineering. He will assume his position July 3. 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

Faculty to participate in National Engineering Week

February 17, 2011

As part of National Engineering Week, Grand Valley faculty members will participate in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Student Engineering Week. Read More

Bus ridership hits 2 million mark

February 16, 2011

On February 15, at 6:30 p.m., Grand Valley recorded 2 million bus riders for the 2010-11 academic year. This is 16 days earlier than last year. Read More

Fifth graders compete in pinewood derby at Grand Valley

February 15, 2011

A group of fifth graders from Sibley Elementary School races pinewood derby cars built with help from engineering students. Read More

GVSU approves major change for engineering students

February 11, 2011

The School of Engineering at Grand Valley will now offer five different engineering majors. The proposal was presented to the university's Board of Trustees at its February 11 meeting and was approved. Read More

CANCELED: GVSU hosts auto race for fifth graders

February 4, 2011

The pinewood derby event at Grand Valley scheduled for Friday, February 4, has been canceled due to Grand Rapids Public School closings. 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

When will Grand Valley reach 2 million bus riders?

January 25, 2011

Guess when Grand Valley will reach 2 million bus riders to be eligible to win an Ipod Nano. 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

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

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

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

Engineering and computing students showcase projects

December 10, 2010

Grand Valley students from the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing showcased more than 80 semester projects during Project Day December 9. Read More

Grand Valley helps high school students build electric cars

November 4, 2010

Students from high schools in Ludington, Coopersville, Byron Center and Kalamazoo will visit Grand Valley State University to learn how to build electric cars on Tuesday, November 9. 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

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

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

Engineering students to mentor high school students at FIRST Robotics Invitational

October 6, 2010

Engineering students from Grand Valley State University will serve as mentors for high school students participating in the 2010 FIRST West Michigan Robotics Invitational on October 9. 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

Students can SPARKLE at Fieldhouse

September 23, 2010

Students, faculty and staff members can now spin their own useable, electric energy by using the SPARKLE bike at the Fieldhouse. 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

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

Engineering graduation ceremony August 6

August 3, 2010

Some 53 engineering students from Grand Valley will cap their college experiences by showing off their work for local industry in a special ceremony Friday. 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

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

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

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 engineering students win national honors

April 22, 2010

Students from Grand Valley State University's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing took both first and second place in a national robotics contest in Ohio. Read More

GVSU mobile lab unveils Android app

April 19, 2010

Grand Valley State University has launched a new mobile application for Android smartphones. The app ¿ which features news, maps, multimedia content and a directory ¿ was built by students and is the second product of the Mobile Applications and Services Lab in Grand Valley's School of Computing and Information Systems. An iPhone version of the app was released in February. 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

GVSU engineering students qualify for international competition

March 30, 2010

A team of students from Grand Valley State University's School of Engineering performed well in the regional American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) competition over the weekend, earning the right to compete in the international competition in Vancouver. Read More

Bus ridership hits 2 million mark

March 3, 2010

On March 2, at 4:38 p.m., Grand Valley recorded 2 million bus riders for the 2009-10 academic year. This is 20 days earlier than last year. Read More

GVSU unveils iPhone app

March 1, 2010

Grand Valley State University has launched a new mobile application for the iPhone. The app -- which features news, maps, multimedia content and a directory -- was built by students and is the first product of the Mobile Applications and Services Lab in Grand Valley's School of Computing and Information Systems. 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

Youths experience engineering first-hand at GVSU

February 12, 2010

A group of 10 high school students from around West Michigan will get to experience firsthand some of the more gee-whiz parts of studying engineering when they visit Grand Valley's School of Engineering on Tuesday, February 16. 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 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

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

GVSU Students Compete in IBM's 'Battle of the Brains'

October 27, 2009

Student computer programmers from Grand Valley State University will participate in the regional segment of the world's most prestigious programming competition, the 34th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. 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