VMA faculty member emerita joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Deanna Morse has dedicated her career to creating animation and short films. Her work has been shown internationally. Morse also has been active on juries and selection committees for film competitions.

Aug 5, 2020


Photo of the Meijer Heart Center on Michigan Street in Grand Rapids.

GVSU Master of Health Administration becomes the second graduate program in Michigan to earn national health care management accreditation

Grand Valley's Master of Health Administration, offered through the College of Community and Public Service, has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Aug 4, 2020

Pete Hofswell won the Lakeshore Innovator of the Year award.

Smart brick inventor wins GVSU Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award

The inventor of a "smart brick" temperature sensor that works in the City of Holland's downtown snowmelt system won the second annual Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award, presented by Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub, at a ceremony on July 30.

Aug 3, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


GVSU, Muskegon County and EGLE celebrate 20 years of water quality testing on state beaches

Grand Valley researchers and students are celebrating 20 years of a partnership between the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC), and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that monitors the safety of Muskegon-area beaches to protect public health.

Jul 31, 2020


Pulse surveys reveal students, faculty, staff confident in university's response to COVID-19

Surveys to gauge how students, faculty and staff members feel about returning to campus showed they are mostly confident in Grand Valley's response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Jul 31, 2020


Student action teams seek to enhance university experience

The first student action team convened following a design thinking workshop held in January of this year. At the workshop, more than 50 students from a variety of majors, academic levels and backgrounds gathered with President Philomena V. Mantella to identify ways to reimagine the student experience at Grand Valley.

Jul 30, 2020


Town hall on financial aid includes information on scholarships, hardship funds, student employment

Members of Grand Valley's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships outlined various forms of financial aid during a virtual town hall July 29 for first-year students and their supporters.

Jul 29, 2020


KCON receives federal grant to partner with Dwelling Place to provide integrative primary, mental health services

Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $1.5 million federal grant to provide integrated primary and behavioral health services at housing sites in Grand Rapids' Heartside neighborhood through the GVSU Family Health Center and Dwelling Place.

Jul 29, 2020


Nonprofits secured 3.7% of all loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program, protecting 4.1 million jobs

Researchers at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University have released research about the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, on the nonprofit sector, finding that the loans made to nonprofit organizations helped protect approximately 4.1 million jobs.

Jul 28, 2020