Current Issue, Winter 2017


Health campus expansion

The demand for Grand Valley's nursing and health professions programs has exceeded capacity to accommodate students. A new building, Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, is under construction across I-196 and north of the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

Read more about the building, its lead donor and the important role it will play in expanding the university's health care programs.

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Seeing the world through a peep hole

She doesn’t know when or where it might happen, but some day, Melba Vélez Ortiz may go completely blind.

Learn more here about retinitis pigmentosa, Melba's uplifting attitude, and her guide dog, Chad, and also listen to a podcast interview with Melba.

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Computing at Grand Valley

Word is out that a computing degree is fashionable, and in demand. Enrollment in computing-related majors and minors at Grand Valley is at an all-time high, and those students are quickly finding jobs. Read more here.

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Rural health care access

The Kirkhof College of Nursing selected 14 DNP students for traineeship grants that has them working in rural health settings, like Beaver Island.

Read more here about the federal grant that helps to address the clinical shortage of health care providers in rural and underserved areas, and watch a video of what it's like to provide care on Beaver Island.

Q&A Karen Novotny

Math matters to Karen Novotny, chair of the Mathematics Department, and she is striving to change students' perception about it by teaching them that math is cool and jobs in the field are nearly everywhere. Read more here.

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