Fall 2018

Artprize everlasting

More than 16,000 pieces of art reside in Grand Valley's permanent collection, many of which have found a home at the university after competing in ArtPrize.

Fall 2018|Arts


Read article Greetings from Grand Rapids

Greetings from Grand Rapids

Tourists and residents explore Grand Rapids for its diverse activities, from art and food to history and music. It's a city full of creativity and growth, where new businesses can thrive.

Fall 2018|Feature

Read article Wandering seeds

Wandering seeds

A Haitian proverb that roughly translates to "The tall tree sees far, but the wandering seed sees more," served as the theme for a study abroad trip taken by a group of Lakers to Haiti.

Fall 2018|Feature

Read article Health students thrive with unique technology in Finkelstein Hall

Health students thrive with unique technology in Finkelstein Hall

Elena Brownell was shaking a bit as she carefully walked along the suspended ropes course high above the floor of the two-story therapeutic recreation lab in Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.

Fall 2018|Feature


Family influence found in recipe created by vice president

Jesse Bernal, vice president for Inclusion and Equity, taught Gabriela (Gaby) Dittrich, a graduate student, the art of making homemade tortillas during a demonstration at Sur La Table.

Fall 2018|Off the Path


Read article Ring, beep, chirp

Ring, beep, chirp

Step into any hospital unit and you'll likely hear a symphony of alarms that are coming from loud speakers, patient bedsides and from devices around the necks of nurses.

Fall 2018|Research

Read article Exchange program brings Swiss, Grand Valley students together

Exchange program brings Swiss, Grand Valley students together

In July, nine students from Grand Valley's School of Computing and Information Systems studied at Zurich University of Applied Sciences; then 12 students from ZHAW came to Grand Valley.

Fall 2018|Briefs

Read article Moving matters

Moving matters

Several Grand Valley alumni are helping lead a transportation revolution, working to change how people move as they work, play, shop and relax.

Fall 2018|Sustainability


Chemist lends expertise to communities dealing with PFAS concerns

Rick Rediske, an environmental chemist and researcher at Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute, is an expert on PFAS and their characteristics.

Fall 2018|Q & A


Read article Giving creates balance for alumna

Giving creates balance for alumna

Leslie Riley is a teacher for Grand Rapids Public Schools and an Alumni Champion. Her family of active Lakers believes in giving back and supporting others.

Fall 2018|Giving

Read article Welcome home

Welcome home

Grand Valley welcomed the newest Lakers to their home away from home on August 20, when 125 alumni volunteers came out to the Allendale Campus to help students settle into their new living spaces.

Fall 2018|Alumni Feature

Read article Seeing the future

Seeing the future

As a process development chemist for Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, Autumn Goulet, '10, conducts product research and development.

Fall 2018|Alumni Profile