January 23, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 11)

'Beacons of Change' project will shine spotlight on alumni of color

The Art Gallery and University Libraries will partner on this project to highlight BIPOC alumni who have made significant impacts on their communities.


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Article by Peg West

Exhibit brings together works of faculty, 'pivotal' mentor

Bill Hosterman was an intern in Kathy Caraccio's printmaking shop; the exhibit pairs Hosterman's work with prints from Caraccio

January 23, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 11)
Article by Thomas Garrett

Area preceptors earn awards from College of Health Professions

Last year, the College of Health Professions placed more than 5,100 students in hospitals, agencies, schools and other health care settings.

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Faculty and staff sketches

Campus community members who received accolades, have given media interviews or had their research published are listed.

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GVFaces: Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Kelly Lowenstein co-wrote a book with a South African freedom fighter who learned at age 50 that he was a king. 

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Article by Samantha Drougel

In Memoriam

This space pays tribute to the people who helped shape Grand Valley, such as Doris Slager-Sommerdyke and Nancy Brown.

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Nominate colleagues for an AP award

The deadline to nominate colleagues is February 16.

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Theater student will direct upcoming production

Two Performance Studio Series productions will run January 24-26.

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Article by Samantha Drougel

What's happening on campus

Study Abroad Fair, Laker Club Talk and an Inclusion and Equity Institute workshop are among the highlighted events.

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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 editorial director
Bill Cuppy assistant vice president, UComm – Creative and Multimedia Services
Sarah Dudinetz  social media manager
Ronda Huster university communications assistant
Katherine Kemp motion graphic designer
Chris Knape assistant vice president, UComm – Media and Public Relations
Dave LeFurge-McLeod senior videographer
Tony Packer associate director of video and multimedia
Amanda Pitts photography services manager
Julianna Schrier  social media coordinator
Corey Stamps  multimedia project specialist
Kendra Stanley-Mills associate director of photography
Brian Vernellis senior writer
Peg West  director of digital strategy and media relations
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