Civic Engagement

Westside project team wins Laker Effect Challenge

A team of Kirkhof College of Nursing students and faculty and The Other Way Ministries staff members won $5,000 during the Laker Effect Challenge to implement their idea of promoting disaster preparedness through a Halloween fun house.

Apr 25, 2019


Partnerships highlighted at Civic Engagement Showcase

Thirty teams of students, faculty and staff, and community members illustrated their collaborative projects and initiatives at the Civic Engagement Showcase held April 11 at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Apr 12, 2019


Deadline nears for Laker Effect Challenge teams

Teams that want to participate in the Laker Effect Challenge can submit a proposal through March 18.

Mar 13, 2019


Making Waves initiative announces winning logo

Sarah Tibbe, a graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program, created the winning logo for the university's Making Waves initiative.

Mar 1, 2019


Civic Engagement Showcase, Challenge set for April

For the first time, the Civic Engagement Showcase and Laker Effect Challenge will be held on the same day, April 11.

Feb 4, 2019


Laker Effect Challenge team hosts uniform swap

Continuing their Laker Effect Challenge, students and faculty members in the accelerated leadership program led a uniform swap in late August for parents who have students at Harrison Park elementary and middle schools.

Sep 10, 2018


New director of civic engagement named

Travus Burton has been named Grand Valley's director for civic learning and community engagement, a position housed in the Office of the Provost.

Dec 4, 2017


Mobile registration unit to visit campus on National Voter Registration Day

Students, faculty and staff members can register to vote at the Secretary of State's Mobile Unit when it visits campus September 26 on National Voter Registration Day.

Sep 22, 2017


Liberal studies professor earns national civic engagement award

Danielle Lake, assistant professor of liberal studies, was awarded the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Jun 16, 2017


Civic action plan detailed at showcase

Grand Valley celebrated civic engagement at a showcase April 13 at the DeVos Center by highlighting the collaborative work of 56 teams of students, faculty and staff and community members, and by detailing the university's civic action plan.

Apr 14, 2017