March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)

Faith Connect Initiative will support recruitment, retention efforts for students of color

Organizers said this effort will strengthen the relationship between church and university to build a stronger future for the Black community.


March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)
Article by Michele Coffill

Health Professional and Graduate School Fair set for March 24

More than 50 state and national programs will be represented at the in-person event.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)

GVFaces: Jenna Stehouwer

The academic department coordinator for Visual and Media Arts advocates for student voices and student art.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)

Grand Valley partners with MOASH to host youth summit

Nearly 450 students attended the LGBTQIA+ Youth Summit.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)
Article by Michele Coffill

In Memoriam

This space pays tribute to the people who helped shape Grand Valley.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)

Faculty and staff sketches

Members of the campus community who earned recognition, had research published or gave presentations are listed.

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Lecture by acclaimed poet closes Arts Celebration

The virtual event featuring Hanif Abdurraqib is April 5.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)
Article by Peg West

CECI will screen documentary on teaching race in schools

The March 31 documentary focuses on efforts to ban books and curb teaching of 'divisive concepts.'

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)
Article by Brian Vernellis

Mosaic lecturer will discuss DNA topology

The annual series presented by the Mathematics Department celebrates diversity in the mathematical sciences.

March 22, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 14)
Article by Peg West

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:

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

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