Community Engagement

White House correspondent delivers message of 'moving forward' during community MLK event

On the same day National Guard troops surrounded the nation's Capitol building following a siege, a White House correspondent gave a message of hope as she reflected on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 18, 2021


White House correspondent to deliver keynote address at virtual MLK event

GVSU, GRCC and Davenport University have partnered to bring this event to the West Michigan community.

Jan 13, 2021


Design thinking classes partner with Founders to create new beer

In March, beer aficionados can sip a new brew crafted by Grand Valley students who, because of the pandemic, barely stepped foot inside a brewery.

Jan 12, 2021


Young turtles that are focus of collaborative conservation effort faring well so far; second year underway

The headstarting program to help Eastern box turtles is a joint effort by GVSU and John Ball Zoo.

Dec 16, 2020


GVSU Art Gallery, Muskegon Museum of Art present joint exhibition of Native American contemporary art

"The Art of the People: Contemporary Anishinaabe Artists" will be shown in both locations.

Dec 14, 2020


Award-winning journalist will give virtual address during annual MLK commemoration event

GVSU has partnered with GRCC and Davenport University to bring Yamiche Alcindor's presentation to the West Michigan community.

Dec 9, 2020


A faculty member's involvement in improving a community park gives sport management students a glimpse at future

Jon Coles, assistant professor of sport management, is heading an effort to improve a Big Rapids park. Coles is sharing with students his experiences in fundraising, project management and more.

Dec 9, 2020


GVSU team of experts advising health departments on fair COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The team includes philosophy and public health faculty members as well as students.

Nov 16, 2020


KCON, MomsBloom partner on pilot program to give students experiential learning opportunities

Through a partnership with a nonprofit organization, Kirkhof College of Nursing students are gaining experience caring for newborns as well as mothers and families.

Nov 16, 2020


Grand Valley partnership, testing to provide public health experts with data about potential COVID-19 hotspots

Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) and Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Department are partnering on a pilot study for the State of Michigan to implement testing methods to monitor and detect genetic markers of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater.

Nov 13, 2020