A snowy scene, seen from above. Looking down on snow covered tables, a tree, and a pond. The top of a building and carillon tower reflect on the pond.

GVSU in photos, March 2023: Impactful research, children's bright smiles and an honorable Laker visitor

Two children look through a round opening of a piece of playground equipment at the camera.
Charlie Olson and Leo Obregon play together at the Children's Enrichment Center on March 29.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A woman dressed in blue laughs. There is a fireplace glowing behind her and people with their backs to the camera in front of her.
Fatma Mili, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, talks and laughs with faculty and staff members before speaking at the kick-off Laker Talk in the Laker Club on the Allendale Campus.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
A woman is being presented with a bouquet of flowers at the front of a full room.
Lisa Norris, elementary education placement specialist, presents Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris Bolden with flowers March 16 at the EqualiTEA on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Chi Omega Chapter.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
A college student holds hands to their face in excitement after getting good news in an email.
Maura Sedano-Rodriguez reacts to reading an acceptance email into the Study Abroad program. Sedano-Rodriguez, a senior criminal justice major, is excited for the opportunity to travel to Japan this summer.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A speaker is silhouetted with a microphone against a screen during a summit.
Tashuna Hunt was the keynote speaker during the Girls of Color Summit held in the Kirkhof Center March 3. The program was hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A college student wearing safety glasses poses for a portrait in a cold room of a biochemistry lab.
Mary Fergus is a senior biochemistry major exploring cross-class inhibition of key antibiotic resistance targets in the multidrug resistant pathogen acinetobacter baumannii.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A group of women march wearing purple hats holding a banner and colorful international flags during a march through town.
President Philomena V. Mantella and WGVU radio host Shelley Irwin were honored on March 8 in downtown Grand Rapids as part of an International Women's Day event hosted by nonprofit SowHope.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A photo illustration of colorful "sound waves" coming from a person's mouth while holding a cell phone.
Computer science faculty member, Rahat Rafiq, and Aliah Lloyd, a GVSU student, are in the early stages of developing a mobile app that could detect if a person is showing signs of depression based on the tone of their voice.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A bare tree with no leaves and a sidewalk covered in footprints shows a wintery scene.
Footprints left in a dusting of snow on the morning of March 13 decorate the sidewalk outside of Lake Superior Hall.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A college student wearing pink rubber boots props up their feet while working on a laptop computer as they sit in a blue chair.
First-year nursing student Stella Thompson props her feet up while watching Gilmore Girls and responding to emails in Kirkhof Center. Thompson said she loves this sunny space to study. "Like a greenhouse," she said.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A actor wearing a white and pink dress and straw hat performs on stage near white wicker furniture during a play.
Sophomore Hannah Cooke performs as Cecily Cardew in "The Importance of Being Earnest."
Image credit - Lauren Seymour
Greenery grows in a pot that reads "flowers & garden" while a group of people sit at tables in the background.
The 2023 Sustainability Champion Awards recognized students, faculty, staff, community members and organizations for their outstanding contributions to sustainability efforts on and around campus.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
A preschool teacher and a young child smile at each other while sitting in a circle among other young children in a preschool classroom.
Lead teacher Shelbi O'Brien '22, left, and Mora Jakobcic, center, share a moment during an activity at the Children's Enrichment Center March 29.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A student stands in a large garage structure filled with boats and boating gear for research. He looks out toward the light with a serious expression.
Jacob Yingling, natural resources management major, stands in the outbuilding where GVSU research boats are stored. Yingling is working with mentor Carl Ruetz on a Student Scholars Day project.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts
A speaker framed by the American Flag stands behind a lectern and speaks to a crowd.
SowHope founder and CEO Mary Dailey Brown, a 2009-2010 fellow in the Cook Leadership Academy, speaks to the audience during the nonprofit's International Women's Day event.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A woman emotionally hugs a college student while other teammates watch nearby.
Kaylee Koch, center, hugs Yvonne Blake, left, as they remember Blake's son, Jaden, during a memorial blood drive in his honor. "He was the life of our team," Koch said. "We only had him two years but it felt like we had him forever."
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
A little girl with a long ponytail and winter hat laughs as she swings on playground equipment outside a preschool.
Vivienne Beintema laughs as she swings during outside during playtime at the Children's Enrichment Center March 29.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills
The sunrise illuminates a carillon tower and library building on a college campus.
The morning sun illuminates the Cook Carillon Tower and the Mary Idema Pew Library on March 29.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills


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