Current Issue, Winter 2015

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Another man's treasure

'Responsively repurpose' is the theme of the Surplus Store, where the staff collects and sells items that someone at Grand Valley no longer needs.

Find what you might be looking for by reading more here.


Shoppers at the surplus store.

Science Olympiad

RMSC celebrates silver anniversary

The Regional Math and Science Center grew from a need in West Michigan for excitement and engagement in science and mathematics K-12 education. Learn about its beginnings and how the center expanded to now offer a multitude of programs for more than 6,000 students and 600 teachers by clicking here.

Get a job

More than 3,500 student employees at Grand Valley help with daily tasks that keep the university running.

Click here to learn about some of the more unusual jobs on campus through a photo essay and video.




Juliana Alvarado, left and Amber Blackmore in the tunnels.


Like cities across the country, leaders in Grand Rapids are trying to figure out how to retain talent and keep college graduates and young professionals.

Mayor George Heartwell enlisted the help of students. Learn about their recommendations by clicking here.




Mayor George Heartwell

George Grant

Q&A George Grant Jr.

George Grant Jr., dean of the College of Community and Public Service, has worked at Grand Valley for nearly two decades.

He talks about his career path, 10th anniversary of the college and his passion for community engagement in this story, click here.