Students and a faculty member helped the Muskegon Lumberjacks with setting goals and learning to quickly overcome adversity.
Since the debut of the first three living centers in the late 1960s, the campus population has quadrupled. Now GVSU offers 10 different living styles on the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses.
Brewing beer to teach its molecular structure, exposing flaws in movies and TV series to improve research skills, these are the classes Lakers remember long after leaving campus.
Which way do you walk under the Transformational Link? Read these tips to navigate around campus like a pro.
Professor's project reaches 10th anniversary and $1 million in volunteer value.
Laker Esports Center provides access to gaming, creates community.
Bill Ryan, an avid outdoor enthusiast, got to thinking several years ago: Is there a way to combine two of his passions -- nature and the GVSU New Music Ensemble that he leads?
Student and faculty researchers dig for fossils in South Carolina to better understand climate change.
Two new people were named to the university's leadership team: Fatma Mili as provost and Jennifer Hall-Jones as the inaugural vice president for Student Affairs.
The academy is the only one in the country to offer extensive mediation training.
Small Business Development Center creates opportunities for businesses still finding their way back from pandemic
Nearly two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began to cripple or cause the closing of some small businesses across the state, owners like DeAnna Gantt are still trying to find ways to survive.
More than 400 pieces of artwork in the DCIH were selected for their ability to prompt people to think and encourage them to ponder the human connection.
30th anniversary of the regatta presents students with tradition and a design thinking challenge.
As the first educator on the Medical Mile, Grand Valley deepens its impact by opening the DCIH.
The 17 classrooms and 12 labs in DCIH are equipped to create interprofessional team environments and encourage collaboration.
Tour the building and learn why students in health professions say the DCIH labs and its technology will enhance their learning and prepare them for the workforce.
A veteran entrepreneurship program offers a trusting atmosphere for vets to succeed.
An outdoor space at Calder Art Center became a muse and welcome place to gather for pandemic-weary students and their instructor.
Development of recent pipeline and financial aid programs have opened the university's doors even wider to diverse students and helped diversify the area's workforce.
The unique training simulation paired health and theater students to practice delivering bad news to patients or their family members.
David Austin found the right angle during a meeting with City of Grand Rapids leaders: applied math students who can help with real-world problems.
The university may have celebrated an anniversary, but it's the campus community members who received gifts in the form of untold stories.
Members of a historically Black sorority may be small in number, but they are mighty in their reach and plan to raise $450,000 for a scholarship fund.
For faculty members with academic training in issues related to a pandemic, the academic year presents a unique window for research and for sharing expertise with students.
A new program in the Seidman College of Business pairs students with business owners to help them develop or strengthen their businesses, while providing opportunities for students.
The 400 student veterans on campus represent a small segment of the population, yet they have received increased attention over the years from university leaders.
Computer science students will have increased access to a growing program designed to give real-world experiences, thanks to the university's first Innovation Fund grant.
The COVID-19 pandemic created an extraordinary opportunity for Grand Valley experts to offer materials and resources to support K-12 students and teachers across the globe.
University leaders monitored the four Ts (tracking, technology, testing and tracing) as students moved back to campus and the fall semester started amid challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rapid actions like moving students off campus, beginning remote learning and working from home were executed by the Incident Management Team.
Faculty members moved quickly in March to take their in-person lessons online when Grand Valley moved to remote learning.
Members of the Class of 2020 reflect on a disoriented semester and offer a peek at their lasting Laker Effect.
The financial effects of COVID-19 hit many students hard and fast as they abruptly left campus in mid-March to return home for what would turn out to be the remainder of the semester.
Students and faculty take away lessons after weeks of rehearsals for a spring dance concert that shifted to a final paper.
More than 6,000 students moved off campus in record speed. Living center director Candice Cadena said, "It was hard to hear we weren't going to have a proper goodbye."
Special Collections and University Archives is leading the way to document the personal experiences of the Grand Valley community during this historic time.
The presence of Grand Valley in Battle Creek extends far beyond its office suite on West Michigan Avenue in the city's business district.
Teacher retention within the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System has been disheartening. The College of Education is among community partners working to change that.
Celebrating 25 years as a pioneer in charter school education, Grand Valley authorizes 76 charter schools that serve more than 34,000 students.
President Mantella called these challenging times, and said Lakers working together will ensure essential operations continue smoothly.
The GRPL book club is designed for children ages 4-11 and explores social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children's literature.
Detroiters Bob and Ellen Thompson established the university's largest scholarship program; it is focused on opening access to education for students from working families.
For four Laker couples, seemingly mundane locations on campus have marked the start of their love stories.
Douglas Gilbert is a retired photographer who gifted his entire collection, including rare photos of a young Bob Dylan, to Grand Valley's Art Gallery.
Exploratory study gives students who have not declared a major a plan and a positive outlook.
The first-of-its-kind camp at Grand Valley focused on the real-life responsibilities of an accountant and served as a way for local business leaders to coach and develop young talent.
Excelencia in Education, based in Washington, D.C., awarded Grand Valley its Seal of Excelencia in June for supporting Latino students. GVSU was the only Midwest institution to earn the honor.
Philomena V. Mantella announced two initiatives that will strategically position Grand Valley into what she called a "breakout university" during her investiture address November 15.
AWRI researchers study phosphorus runoff, and the impact on inland waterways.
With tasks like building sets, learning to design lighting and sound for a show, or creating and sewing costumes, students learn an array of behind-the-scenes jobs.
Elizabeth and John Kilbourne bought property on Bois Blanc Island. Over 30 years, the Kilbournes have built five structures on the rustic Lake Huron island.
GVPD is celebrating 50 years on campus, its growth over the decades and its continuing mission to build relationships with the campus community to provide a safe environment.
The university's golf course celebrates its 25th season in 2019.
Public health faculty and students have teamed with a community group in Lowell to offer wellness camps for elementary students.
From New Zealand to Grand Rapids and from snakes to butterflies, Grand Valley professors and students have conducted research on endangered or threatened species.
Departments team to help more students, particularly students from under-represented backgrounds, study abroad.
After 13 years at Grand Valley, countless selfies with students, visits to Lansing to meet with legislators and handshakes with new graduates, President Thomas J. Haas looks ahead at retirement.
Classics alumni find themselves prepared to face the challenges in the world today because those challenges are the same as those faced by ancient societies.
Laurie Finney Beard, '81, purchased McCausland Food Market in an effort to save her hometown grocery store located in Virginia, Illinois.
Since 2014, nursing faculty members and students have partnered with GRHC to provide health screenings, health interventions and education events for residents of Adams Park and other GRHC properties.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders at the school teamed with Big Green, a national nonprofit organization, to pilot how beneficial a learning garden is to a school and its community.
The Knowledge Market is staffed with trained students who are ready to help their peers with papers, research projects and presentations.
The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest festival in Michigan celebrating the Bard's life and works. Every year, festival events attract thousands of people of all ages.
On a top level of the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, a group of students and staff members can be found building and testing new product ideas that could better human health and well-being.
John Records Landecker can look back on a storied career as a radio broadcaster, entertaining millions of listeners around the U.S. and Canada for more than 50 years.
Lakers represent all 50 states and 84 different countries; and for many, being a Laker is all in the family.
The Division of Inclusion and Equity may be housed on the fourth floor of Zumberge Hall, yet its reach touches nearly all aspects of living, working and learning at Grand Valley.
Professor leads team of journalists, students to investigate global lottery industry
Unique class finds solutions to help common aging issues
Mentorship program helps students grow personally and professionally
GVSU, WMAA partner to advance engineering education