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Swing band finds stage presence

Swing band finds stage presence

University resources made it possible for a small band of local musicians to find funding and perform.
Alumna wins national writer's award

Alumna wins national writer's award

Prize money will help Britteney Kapri tour in support of her book.
Young band finds great success

Young band finds great success

The Crane Wives got their start playing open mic nights and distributing their demos.
Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Video project with senior citizens draws international attention

Senior citizens and a group from Grand Valley have taken the media world by storm.
Emmy awarded to alumnus

Emmy awarded to alumnus

Add an Emmy to the list of proud achievements by Grand Valley alumnus Greg Colton.
Libman named Prof of the Year

Libman named Prof of the Year

Presidents Council named theater professor Karen Libman a Distinguished Professor of the Year
Student designer on solid footing

Student designer on solid footing

GVSU senior Tyler Way's custom shoe designs grace the feet of some of the NBA's elite.
PR student earns national award

PR student earns national award

GVSU senior Leah Zuber won a 2009 Public Relations Student Society of America national award
Students win national ad awards

Students win national ad awards

Two students took most promising minority honors in American Advertising Federation competition
Intern has taste of movie magic

Intern has taste of movie magic

Film and video student Jacqueline Gerhardy works on a major motion picture filming in Michigan
Student volunteerism helps alumna

Student volunteerism helps alumna

A student activity while at GVSU led Lauren Lebow to become an activist in Metro Detroit
Alumnus finds success in photos

Alumnus finds success in photos

Kevin Michael Schmitz is building his reputation as a professional photographer nationwide
Grand Valley grad 'presses' on

Grand Valley grad 'presses' on

Alumnus Kyle Meinke now works at The Grand Rapids Press as a sports writer and copy editor
Comm alumnus helps fight poverty

Comm alumnus helps fight poverty

Kevin Lignell does public relations for the Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative
Ad students win national honor

Ad students win national honor

Nicole Blanchard and Anna Lawrence were among 40 promising minority students in national award
Prof wins service learning award

Prof wins service learning award

School of Communications professor Danielle Wiese honored by Michigan Campus Compact
Alumnae help new voter turnout

Alumnae help new voter turnout

The efforts of two GVSU alumnae brought new voters to cast votes in November's election.
Karen Libman wins national award

Karen Libman wins national award

Communications prof Karen Libman was honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Students start PR firm

Students start PR firm

A student public relations group has started a student-run firm under the name Grand PR
Student wins national ad award

Student wins national ad award

The American Advertising Federation honored Karina Moy as a Most Promising Minority Student
Study abroad fuels film interest

Study abroad fuels film interest

As a doctoral student at Harvard, a GVSU alumnus is also able to pursue a passion for film
Alumna hones journalism skills

Alumna hones journalism skills

AJ Colley is working as an education reporter with the Marion Chronicle-Tribune in Indiana.
GVSU film wins festival award

GVSU film wins festival award

The Summer Film Project gives students a chance to produce a 30-minute film in 12 weeks.