Community Engagement

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

Mantella elevates learners as consultants to the university

The Learner Engagement Challenge connected high school and GVSU students to reimagine the future of learning.

Sep 23, 2020

GVSU to showcase pieces by Mathias Alten, 'Dean of Michigan Painters,' in statewide traveling exhibition

GVSU, holder of the largest public collection of Alten's works, will share some of these pieces to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alten's birth in 1871.

Sep 9, 2020

Autism Education Center's strong network key to supporting students and professionals during pandemic

Professionals statewide knew they needed to quickly collaborate to help their students when learning was initially disrupted. They maintained that contact as they prepared for fall, said Amy Matthews, the center's director.

Sep 1, 2020

Scholarship fund created in memory of longtime athletic trainer, graduate

Daniel Chappell was a dedicated mentor to Grand Valley athletic training students. He worked for decades with student athletes at a West Michigan high school.

Aug 21, 2020

GVSU research: Restoration of Muskegon Lake increases home values by $7.9 million, additional recreation benefits total nearly $28 million annually

The study, led by Paul Isely, shows the significant economic benefit of the restoration, which has drawn people to the lake even more than originally projected.

Aug 10, 2020

Slow and steady, with a head start: GVSU biology researchers, local zoo work to boost survival chances for vulnerable turtles

The collaboration, which also includes a West Michigan nature center, is an effort to boost the population of Eastern box turtles.

Jul 24, 2020

Students help business center connect small businesses to critical resources in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

GVSU students and alumni are playing a key role in helping the SBDC assist small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 17, 2020

Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below. The campus community can self-submit a sketch online for future publication.

Jul 13, 2020

Alumni Business Directory aims to enhance Laker community

More than 100 restaurants, consulting firms and retail stores are listed online in the new Alumni Owned Business directory. 

Jul 2, 2020