Current Issue, Winter 2016

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A team of their own

Without help from a team of students and faculty members, the story about women who played baseball during World War II might have never been told. Movie fans know of "A League of Their Own," this documentary features individual stories of the women who were early pioneers in sports. Read more here.

Grand Rapids Chicks baseball team

Meijer Campus

Gabriela Diaz may be a first-year student, but she carries the resume of an experienced, veteran student. The Holland resident took many of her GRCC classes at the Meijer Campus, and she credits that campus — its location and its people — to getting her off to a solid start at Grand Valley. Read here how the campus is an integral part of the lakeshore community, connecting people with programs.

Gabby Diaz at the Meijer Campus

Empowered. Educated. Engineers.

Women who are Grand Valley alumnae, faculty members and students are breaking traditional barriers and closing the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. Leah Olsen, ’07, is an example; she was drawn to engineering by a love of math and art. Why is it important to hire women engineers and women faculty who teach engineering courses? Read about it here.

Leah Olsen

Breathing life into historic sites

Four historic Michigan sites, from the Lower Peninsula to the middle of the Upper Peninsula, are now cleaner, brighter and better preserved thanks to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of tourism professionals and Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members. Read where these locations are and see photos here.

Clean up at Fayette Historic Park

Q&A Snell and Stanton

Arborist Steve Snell, at left in photo, and Landscape Operations Supervisor Ken Stanton know there’s a lot more to keeping campus looking great than just mowing lawns and planting trees. Read here what goes into making 500 acres picture-perfect.

Steve Snell and Ken Stanton outside