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Veterans lounges offer space for community building

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


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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.

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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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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 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

Other University Communications publications:
Grand Valley Magazine, flagship publication for GVSU; visit 
GVNext, digital publication; visit , for daily news updates and video features