Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Award-winning athletic program, campus grounds

Laker teams play on fields manicured by an award-winning grounds department.

Summer 2021|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Pandemic Hobbies

Many Lakers found new hobbies or returned to old interests to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Kennedy Mauro, who learned flow art with a hoop.

Spring 2021|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Pawsativity

GVM staff members salute their four-legged co-workers for staying 'Pawsative' while working from home.

Winter 2021|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Harvesting Hope

The Sustainable Agriculture Project, the university's educational farm, has donated more than 500 pounds of produce to support communities impacted by COVID-19.

Fall 2020|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Essential Workers

While most campus buildings were closed during the pandemic, essential workers kept the university operational.

Summer 2020|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Making Waves

Six people involved in Making Waves, a two-year initiative to create collaborations, events and activities centered around water are pictured, and a video about the project helps tell the story.

Fall 2019|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Replicating a 6,000-year-old process

Students participate in a bronze pour, where molten metal temperatures reach 2,000 degrees.

Summer 2019|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Carillon droplets

Watch a video of how these water droplets with iconic Grand Valley symbols are photographed.

Spring 2019|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Sentimental surroundings

President Thomas J. Haas discusses a few of his favorite office items. (video)

Winter 2019|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Focal Point

The Meadows golf course has hosted 35 NCAA and high school championships since opening in 1994.

Summer 2018|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Fencers build community

Like many of the 50 club sport options, the fencing club offers members an immediate community.

Spring 2018|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Campus Life Night 2.0

Just another busy night in the Kirkhof Center, the student hub on the Allendale Campus, where many of the 400-plus student organizations ready for a night of recruiting new members.

Winter 2018|Focal Point / Behind the Lens