Articles by Anna Young

A look back: GVSU's most memorable stories of 2020

In 2020, as Grand Valley joined the world in grappling with the COVID-19 crisis, the university also created more education opportunities for a wide range of learners while reaffirming its commitment to student-centered research and community engagement.

Dec 22, 2020

Virtual showcase highlights student sustainability research

Students in Grand Valley's environmental and sustainability studies department tackled timely topics for this semester's virtual sustainability showcase.

Nov 17, 2020

Sustainable Agriculture Project announces new partnership with local community development organization

Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) has partnered with New City Neighbors to expand the educational farm.

Nov 17, 2020

Grand Valley again named a Green College by The Princeton Review

For the 11th year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.

Oct 27, 2020

Knowledge Market to add digital skills consultants to suite of services

Grand Valley's Knowledge Market has added digital skills consultants to their suite of services. The pilot program for the digital skills consultants will provide strategies and advice for students who would like to learn more about the devices and programs they have to use, or how to be more responsible technology users.

Oct 9, 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

Recent graduates part of a team awarded $10,000 in global innovation competition

Margaux Sellnau, '20, and a team of four other college students were awarded second place and a cash prize of $10,000 at the 2020 Wege Prize competition. The Wege Prize is an annual competition focused on addressing systemic issues through developing circular economic models to drive change in the way we take, make and dispose of goods.

Jun 23, 2020

Alumna leads Grand Rapids window activation project

An alumna led a group of local artists to create meaningful murals on the many boarded-up businesses in downtown Grand Rapids. Some businesses were left with broken windows and other damage following a night of unrest after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Jasmine Bruce, '18, is one of the organizers of the Windows GR activation project. The goal of the activation is more than beautification, it's a powerful way "to amplify Black voices in the community."

Jun 15, 2020

COVID-19 journaling project seeks to preserve history

The way we currently live has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our present reality will be examined by historians for many years to come. One staff member is taking the lead on documenting the personal experiences of the Grand Valley community during this historic time.

Apr 13, 2020

Knowledge Market assists students through online consultations

With students set to complete this semester online, some may need additional assistance while working on their final assignments. The Knowledge Market is prepared to offer support. The Knowledge Market provides peer-to-peer mentoring services to students looking for feedback on research, writing or presentations. The program gives students access to the Speech Lab, University Library and Writing Center services all in one location to allow for a streamlined, in-depth service.

Apr 7, 2020