Winter 2020

Social justice begins with me

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.

Winter 2020|Feature


Read article Laker Love

Laker Love

For four Laker couples, seemingly mundane locations on campus have marked the start of their love stories.

Winter 2020|Feature

Read article Thompsons help students from working families realize dreams

Thompsons help students from working families realize dreams

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.

Winter 2020|Feature

Read article 'Pot of gold'

'Pot of gold'

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.

Winter 2020|Feature


For team captain, hockey is more than a sport

From the days her father flooded the family backyard to create an ice rink, hockey has remained a constant in Allison Stapleton's life.

Winter 2020|Club Sports


Read article Grand Rapids police chief builds career on relationships

Grand Rapids police chief builds career on relationships

The first African American police chief for Grand Rapids, Eric Payne has had a series of influencers in his life before that term was trendy.

Winter 2020|Alumni Profile

Read article Researchers study if bats could lead to less spraying at apple orchards

Researchers study if bats could lead to less spraying at apple orchards

Researchers are studying the extent bats consume insects that are problematic for apple orchards. Part of the work also involves finding ways to attract more bats to the properties.

Winter 2020|Research

Read article Accelerated degree program fits governor's initiative

Accelerated degree program fits governor's initiative

With Michigan's governor on campus, President Philomena V. Mantella announced an accelerated program that will help adults complete their bachelor's degrees and enhance productivity.

Winter 2020|Briefs


Paul's Predictions

Paul Isely has become somewhat of an economics guru. For nearly a decade, West Michigan employers have used his historically accurate economic findings to help guide their business decisions.

Winter 2020|Q & A


Read article Jim '79 and Nancy Ayres

Jim '79 and Nancy Ayres

Jim and Nancy Ayres are strongly connected to Grand Valley and Laker athletics.

Winter 2020|Supporting Future Leaders

Read article Faculty, students conduct solar energy research

Faculty, students conduct solar energy research

Consumers Energy owns and operates Grand Valley's Solar Garden, and provides grants for faculty-led interdisciplinary projects.

Winter 2020|Sustainability

Read article Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019

Lakers returned to Grand Valley October 25-27 for homecoming events and activities.

Winter 2020|Alumni Feature