November 23, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 7)

Service award recipients to be honored at gathering

The annual Service Award and Holiday Gathering will be Thursday, December 2, in the Kirkhof Center.


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Students in design thinking class begin multi-semester project for Ducks Unlimited

A faculty member in Brooks College has partnered with the national nonprofit organization Ducks Unlimited to focus on the role wetland habitats play in agricultural sustainability. 

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Article by Michele Coffill

GVSU Arts Celebration's holiday concert on tap

The December 6 concert will be held at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids.

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Article by Peg West

Alumna earns GRPS Teacher of the Year honor

Nicole Durso, who teaches biology to ninth graders at Union High School, said she discovered her love of teaching at Blandford Nature Center.

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Article by Brian Vernellis

Faculty and staff sketches

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

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In Memoriam

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

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GVFaces: HTM graduate elected to Muskegon City Commission

Rachel Gorman is the first woman of Asian descent elected to the commission.

November 23, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 7)
Article by Brian Vernellis

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:

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Chris Knape assistant vice president, UComm – Media and Public Relations
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Brian Vernellis senior writer
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