Water Issue | Fall 2023

Droplets of water illustrate the theme of this issue. GVSU campuses are uniquely positioned near water, allowing students, faculty and staff to delve into hands-on research, restore a polluted lake and provide unique learning opportunities.

Summer 2023

This issue includes feature stories on a 2010 alumna who was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court, GVSU's expanded offerings in response to climate change, and a look at the impact of the Johnson Center on its 30th anniversary.

Spring 2023

The spring 2023 issue takes readers to Oregon, where Ben Moon '97 surfs near his home and discusses how GVSU set him up for success. Other features include a class that helps the Michigan State Police with cold cases and how the university prepares tomorrow's educators.

Winter 2023

The winter 2023 issue includes these feature articles: alumni who play key roles in a high-tech, radiopharmaceutical and theranostics clinic; the return of study abroad for students; a student veteran who traversed Lake Michigan on foot to raise awareness of military suicide; and a partnership with area conversation outlets to give rare turtles a head start on life.

Summer 2022

This back-to-campus issue features everything new Lakers need to know about getting acquainted with Grand Valley, plus insights for returning students and community members.

Spring 2022

The spring 2022 issue includes feature stories about the new Laker Esports Center, New Music Ensemble and its national parks tour, and how a professor's project led to $1 million in volunteer value for Michigan's tourism industry.

Winter 2022

The Winter 2022 issue includes feature stories highlighting how the SBDC continues to help pandemic-weary businesses, a GVSU research team in South Carolina digging for fossils to study climate change, and the Police Academy offering the most extensive mediation training in the country to cadets.

Fall 2021

The flagship building on the Health Campus opens and expands the university's ability to meet the changing needs of the health care industry; other features include the 30th anniversary of the engineering regatta.

Summer 2021

Stories in the summer 2021 issue include features on a program for veteran entrepreneurs that leads to success; an outdoor patio that became inspiring for art students; and initiatives that increase access to GVSU.

Spring 2021

The spring 2021 issue includes features on math students who help solve real problems for the City of Grand Rapids; a partnership between theater and health professions focused on delivering bad news; and GVSU's 60th anniversary.

Winter 2021

Feature stories in the winter 2021 issue include why a Black sorority established a scholarship fund; how faculty with expertise in pandemics approach the topic in their classrooms; and how a Seidman College of Business outreach center addresses business challenges and provides opportunities for students.

Fall 2020

The fall 2020 issue includes feature articles that focus on student veterans, a traveling statewide exhibit of Mathias Alten paintings, COVID-19 response, and resources for K-12 teachers who shifted how they teach students.

Summer 2020

This issue represents a time capsule of stories, photos and links to videos documenting how Grand Valley leaders worked to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring 2020

This special issue of Grand Valley Magazine highlights how university leaders reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic, and made quick and fluid decisions to protect the health and well-being on the campus community.

Winter 2020

This issue includes feature stories about couples who met as students on campus and later married; a storied photographer who gifted his entire collection to GVSU; a social justice book club established by a faculty member; and how a Detroit couple established the university's largest scholarship program.

Fall 2019

This issue includes President Mantella's investiture address and photos from the ceremony, plus feature stories about AWRI researchers, supporting Latino students, exploratory studies, and a summer camp for students interested in accounting.

Summer 2019

President Philomena Mantella shares her vision for the university during her first month on campus; other stories include a look at the students who work and learn behind-the-scenes at theater productions, GVPD celebrates 50 years on campus, and the director of admissions discusses the process from application to enrollment.

Spring 2019

President Haas reflects on his career in this issue; other feature stories include teams of faculty and students working to save species from the endangered list, increasing international education access, and a faculty researcher who is studying running economy.

Winter 2019

The winter 2019 issue includes articles that highlight 10 years of sustainability on campus, introduce the next president of Grand Valley, and an alumna who is trying to save her hometown grocery store.

Fall 2018

Feature articles include a look inside the innovative labs at Finkelstein Hall, how faculty and students are spreading the Laker Effect in Haiti, alumni-owned businesses in downtown Grand Rapids, and an interview with an AWRI researcher on the spread of PFAS in Michigan's waters.

Summer 2018

Feature articles detail a learning garden at a Detroit charter school, how peer-to-peer support helps students with homework, and 25 years of celebrating Shakespeare's works on campus.

Spring 2018

Feature articles about a popular radio personality who earned a degree 40 years after dropping out; why Laker pride runs in families; how students find their authentic selves on campus; and a new center dedicated to the area's medical research industry.

Winter 2018

Feature articles about a Grand Valley team's input into a global lottery investigation; an intergenerational class project that will help senior citizens; life-changing advice from business leaders; and an engineering partnership with a high-flying charter school.

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