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Students earn national awards for excellence in writing

Paige Leland and Maria McKee earned awards from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Bard to Go performing in the Bahamas.

Bard to Go introduces students, communities in the Bahamas to Shakespeare through performances

Bard to Go performed at the Shakespeare in Paradise Festival in the Bahamas in October.

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Alumna named Teacher of the Year for excellence in art education

Tricia Erickson, '05, received the award from the Michigan Art Education Association in November.

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International students feel at home during presidential visit

Three students from Palau met their country's president, a GVSU alumnus, when he visited campus.

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Student veteran studying in Australia, then Spain

A student veteran who served in the Navy plans to study abroad in Australia and Spain.

Engineering, physical therapy students build un-boo-lievable costumes for children

Engineering, physical therapy students build un-boo-lievable costumes for children

Students are building Halloween costumes for young patients at Mary Free Bed.

Students, faculty and staff members from the College of Education and College of Community and Public Service decorated thousands of brown paper bags for Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids.

6,200 bags decorated for Kids' Food Basket

The College of Education and College of Community and Public Service decorated thousands of bags.

Grand Valley's Animator's Guild collaborated with North Park Montessori Academy students to create animated videos for Kent County Friend of the Court.

Grand Valley student organization connects young students to animation profession through community project

Animated videos were created for Kent County Friend of the Court to help promote its services.

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Campus Links program earns national attention

Grand Valley was ranked high for supporting students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students in the master of public health program, along with students in the Public Health Society, coordinated a collection for hygiene kits for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Students, staff members coordinate hurricane relief efforts

The campus community collected enough supplies to make and ship more than 365 hygiene kits.