November 28, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 7)

Murals from faculty member, graduate to be placed at Grand Rapids airport

Five artists were selected to paint Michigan-themed murals.


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Article by Samantha Drougel

Health professions, Ferris State pharmacy students team up during large-scale simulation

The state-of-the-art simulation center allows students to move from hospital rooms to Zoom rooms to collaborate on care plans.

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Article by Michele Coffill

President's corner

Gifts from the Frey Foundation and a donor will create a permanent funding stream for the first fully endowed chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

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Climbing Center celebrates 25 years of competition

The event was also a celebration of the climbing community.

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Article by Thomas Garrett

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members who received accolades, published research or gave media interviews are listed.

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DSR reminder for faculty about final exam week

Exams proctored at the testing center need to be delivered to DSR within 24 hours of the test date.

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Annual United Way campaign begins this week

Through a 30-year partnership with United Way, GVSU employee pledges of $1.5 million have been invested in family stability programs across West Michigan.

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Article by Brian Vernellis

What's happening on campus

Fall commencement, the Sustainability Showcase and the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Gathering are among 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:

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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