October 17, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 4)

GVSU panel discusses U.S. foreign policy, global citizenship

Panelists at a Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies event discussed an 'America First' philosophy or if the U.S. should employ a stronger presence to protect its interests.


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Article by Brian Vernellis

How a student secured a Skin Smart award for GVSU

Dena Harb, an allied health sciences major, worked with Student Health Services to meet award requirements and raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer.

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Article by Thomas Garrett

Engineering faculty, students work on medical device to prevent falls

Abishek Balsamy-Kamaraj brings personal motivation to the project as two of his relatives have suffered falls.

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Article by Samantha Drougel

President's corner

Since its inception in 2021, REP4 programs have engaged more than 850 learners. Leaders met to discuss how to empower even more students.

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Faculty and staff sketches

Members of the campus community who gave media interviews, had research published, received accolades or gave presentations are listed.

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In Memoriam

This space pays tribute to the people who helped shape Grand Valley, such as Hermann Kurthen.

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Theater readies 'Dracula' with a twist for Halloween performances

A cast of nine will perform this feminist retelling of a classic story.

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Article by Samantha Drougel

GVFaces: Ben Rhodes

Rhodes oversees orientation, bringing experience from Admissions and Financial Aid to the new role.

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Article by Michele Coffill

What's happening on campus

Upcoming events include the President's Forum, Quest Series, Artist Event and Homecoming.

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The GVSU Forum is published by University Communications; it is distributed bimonthly during the academic year and monthly during the spring/summer semesters. Send publication items to Michele Coffill, editor, c/o [email protected]. Web: gvsu.edu/forum

University Communications Staff:
Michele Coffill associate director of digital and print publications
Bill Cuppy assistant vice president, UComm – Creative and Multimedia Services
Sarah Dudinetz  social media specialist 
Ronda Huster university communications assistant
Katherine Kemp motion graphic designer
Chris Knape assistant vice president, UComm – Media and Public Relations
Dave LeFurge-McLeod videographer
Tony Packer videographer
Amanda Pitts photography services manager
Julianna Schrier  social media coordinator
Corey Stamps  multimedia project specialist
Kendra Stanley-Mills senior photographer
Brian Vernellis senior writer
Peg West associate director of strategy/digital content
Samantha Drougle, student writer
Thomas Garrett, student writer

Other University Communications publications:
Grand Valley Magazine, flagship publication for GVSU; visit gvsu.edu/gvmagazine 
GVNext, digital publication; visit gvsu.edu/gvnext , for daily news updates and video features