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Backstage Pass

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.

Summer 2019|Feature


Bois Blanc Island

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.

Summer 2019|Feature


GVPD Celebrates 50 Years of Community Policing

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.

Summer 2019|Feature


The Meadows by the numbers

The university's golf course celebrates its 25th season in 2019.

Summer 2019|Feature


Eat Better, Move More, Smile Often

Public health faculty and students have teamed with a community group in Lowell to offer wellness camps for elementary students.

Spring 2019|Feature


Endangered no more

From New Zealand to Grand Rapids and from snakes to butterflies, Grand Valley professors and students have conducted research on endangered or threatened species.

Spring 2019|Feature


Increasing Access

Departments team to help more students, particularly students from under-represented backgrounds, study abroad.

Spring 2019|Feature


Servant Leader

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.

Spring 2019|Feature


Classics to Career

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.

Winter 2019|Feature


Just Like Mayberry

Laurie Finney Beard, '81, purchased McCausland Food Market in an effort to save her hometown grocery store located in Virginia, Illinois.

Winter 2019|Feature


The Front Porch of Nursing

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.

Winter 2019|Feature


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


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


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


Global Heights Academy Learning Gardens

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.

Summer 2018|Feature


Peer support for homework

The Knowledge Market is staffed with trained students who are ready to help their peers with papers, research projects and presentations.

Summer 2018|Feature


A silver coronation

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.

Summer 2018|Feature


Bringing medical device inventions to market

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.

Spring 2018|Feature


College dropout surprised with degree

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.

Spring 2018|Feature


Laker Lineage

Lakers represent all 50 states and 84 different countries; and for many, being a Laker is all in the family.

Spring 2018|Feature


'A place where all of me is welcome'

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.

Spring 2018|Feature


Gaming the lottery

Professor leads team of journalists, students to investigate global lottery industry

Winter 2018|Feature


Learning across generations

Unique class finds solutions to help common aging issues

Winter 2018|Feature


Give it to me straight

Mentorship program helps students grow personally and professionally

Winter 2018|Feature


Flying high

GVSU, WMAA partner to advance engineering education

Winter 2018|Feature