September 14, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 2)

Veterans lounges offer space for community building

Student veterans now have two designated spaces to come together to study, share stories and create friendships.


September 14, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 2)
Article by Dottie Barnes

Colleges merge with collaborative effort to build healthy communities

The collaborative effort to merge two colleges will help build healthy communities, promote equity and social responsibility, and provide quality research and data toward that goal.

September 14, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 2)
Article by Brian Vernellis

Navigate software improves student support

As more faculty and academic advisors join Navigate, support for students improves.

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Scholarship recipients from Battle Creek connect with mentors

Battle Creek students who received scholarships through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation met faculty, staff mentors at a luncheon.

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Article by Camryn Snider

COVID emergency paid sick leave policy reinstated

The policy was reinstated to ensure employees are able to observe COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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Faculty and Staff Sketches

Members of the campus community who published articles, gave presentations or received accolades are listed.

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The GVSU Forum is published bimonthly by University Communications. Send publication items to Michele Coffill, editor, c/o Web:

University Communications Staff:
Mary Eilleen Lyon associate vice president
Sherry Bouwman university communications assistant
Sheila Babbitt social media coordinator
Katherine Barnard motion graphic designer
Dottie Barnes associate director of news
Michele Coffill associate director of publications
Bill Cuppy creative director, video and multimedia
Valerie Hendrickson photographer
Dave LeFurge-McLeod videographer
Elizabeth Lienau multimedia project specialist
Tony Packer videographer
Amanda Pitts senior photographer
Kendra Stanley-Mills photographer
Brian Vernellis communications specialist
Peg West associate director of strategy/digital content
Anna Young social media specialist
Camryn Snider student writer

Other University Communications publications:
Grand Valley Magazine, published quarterly; visit 
GVNext, web publication; visit , for daily news updates and video features