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Leaders from GVSU and Cracow University of Economics meet to renew the exchange agreeement
Leaders from Grand Valley and Cracow University of Economics meet to renew the exchange agreement between the institutions.
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Oldest exchange partner

Leaders from Grand Valley and Cracow University of Economics met virtually to renew the exchange agreement between the institutions. CUE is one of GVSU’s oldest exchange partners, with more than 45 years of collaboration. 

The agreement allows for students, faculty and staff members to participate in a wide range of activities such as joint research, semester study abroad, administrative exchanges, internships and virtual exchanges. CUE is in the heart of a vibrant international business hub in Europe. It is an ideal location for students interested in history, economics, business, international relations, public administration and more.

In the News

More than 400 people attended the Educational Foundations Department's fourth annual Film and Speaker event, which combined a screening of the documentary “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” with an expert panel discussion.

Luanne Brown, director of payroll services, was interviewed by Bloomberg Tax News for a story about the IRS Security Summit. Brown is a member of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

Al Shifflett, director of community engagement for the Battle Creek Regional Center, was interviewed by WBCK-FM for a story about Grand Valley's presence in Battle Creek.


Faculty and staff members who have given virtual presentations or had their research published are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.

The GVSU Ceramics Forum's “10 Years Towards The Dialogue” exhibition was accepted into the 2021 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Virtual Conference Concurrent Exhibition. The exhibition highlights work from past and current participants of the Ceramics Forum, which was developed in 2007 by Hoon Lee, associate professor of ceramics and ceramics program coordinator, to create a public platform for students at different institutions to discuss topics in the ceramic arts.

Bogdan Adamczyk, professor of engineering and director of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Center, was selected as one of this year’s "Faces in Compliance" by In Compliance magazine for his training and education leadership in compliance engineering. 

John Weber, professor of geology, co-hosted a podcast, "The Story of the Land," for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Nye, Montana.  

Brett Crawford, assistant professor of management, was a co-author of articles, "Policing Work: Emotions and Violence in Institutional Work," published in Organization Studies; and "Painful Memories as Mnemonic Resources: Grand Canyon Dories and the Protection of Place," published in Strategic Organization.

Rob Kimball, associate vice president for charter schools and executive associate to the president, wrote an op-ed, "To Accelerate Innovation in Our Schools, the Nation Needs an Operation Warp Speed for Public Education," published in The 74 Million. 

Nicholas Debernardi, coordinator of career assessment and programming for University Counseling Center, was a co-author of an article, Career Check Up: Implementing a Campus-Wide Screening to Assess Students’ Career Needs, which was selected as NCDA's Career Convergence Recognition Award. 

Kyle Brink, associate professor of management, was a co-author of an article, "Examining Job Attribute Preferences Across Three Generational Cohorts," published in the Journal of Career Development.

Amy Russell, associate professor of biology, wrote a chapter, "Contributions of Women and Creating a Culture of Inclusivity at the North American Society for Bat Research," for a book, 50 Years of Bat Research: Foundations and New Frontiers . Russell wrote an article, "Demography and Loss of Genetic Diversity in Two Insular Populations of the Bobcat," published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation

Della Hughes-Carter, assistant professor of nursing, was a co-author of an article, "A Novel Partnership with Low-Income Housing to Support Healthy Aging," published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.  

Janet Winter, associate dean for undergraduate programs, KCON, was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Nursing.  

Sean Woznicki, assistant professor of water resources, received a contract from the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council for a project, "MACC Land Use and Cover Update," for $16,119. Woznicki gave a virtual presentation, "Sustainable Agriculture and Water Resources," for the Royal Oak High School environmental science class.


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