Development

Alumna improves guest experiences at Disney through statistics

Elizabeth "Biz" Stolz�s job is to make �the most magical place on Earth� that much more magical. The 2014 alumna currently works as an experience insights senior analyst at Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida. During her daily work, Stolz analyzes various data sets from different lines of business at Disney to improve the guest experience at the parks and resorts. The types of data she works with include anything from resort and dining reservations to FastPass+ bookings.

Dec 19, 2018


Groundswell awarded grant for outdoor education experiences for GRPS students

A new initiative will create outdoor education experiences for all PreK-12 students in Grand Rapids Public Schools. This initiative, Grand Rapids Environmental Education Network (GREEN), received a $300,000 grant from the Wege Foundation.

Dec 17, 2018


Grant will support aging in place by providing onsite care to low-income seniors

Through a $493,690 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, teams of Grand Valley faculty members and students will provide onsite care to older adults and senior citizens who are income-eligible or disabled.

Dec 11, 2018


Seidman College named among best schools to earn an MBA

Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business has been named as one of the top business schools in the nation for 2019 by Princeton Review.

Dec 3, 2018


Interfaith conference discusses religion identities in current climate

The role of religious communities to both cause and rectify social division and tribalism was the topic of discussion during the Jewish/Christian/Muslim Triennial Interfaith Dialogue Conference at Grand Valley November 14-15. Presenters included Jennifer Howe Peace, professor of interfaith studies at Andover Newton Theological School; Elliot J. Cosgrove, senior rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue, the largest conservative synagogue in New York City; and Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core.

Nov 6, 2018


Students help Red Wings prepare for season through fitness tests during preseason camps

Forty-one Grand Valley exercise science and athletic training students helped 72 Detroit Red Wings players prepare for their new season during the team's preseason development camp in September. The students assisted Red Wings staff and Ross Sherman, associate professor of exercise science, conduct medical examinations and test the physical fitness of players.

Oct 9, 2018


GVSU receives $1 million grant to study impact of climate change on Arctic vegetation

A Grand Valley faculty member has been awarded a $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation to work with students to study the impact climate change has on vegetation in the Arctic tundra. The funding will support the next five years of research by Robert Hollister, professor of biology, and a team of five Grand Valley undergraduate and graduate students in northern Alaska.

Oct 5, 2018


GVSU named Best College Buy for 23 consecutive years

For the 23rd year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. (IR&E) in Georgia.

Oct 1, 2018


GVSU named Best in Region, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News

Grand Valley State University has once again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.  In the "2019 Best Colleges rankings" Grand Valley ranked 1st among Michigan's public universities and 3rd overall in the category for "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest."  

Sep 10, 2018


GVSU enrollment shows increase in first-year students, diversity

Grand Valley State University welcomed one of its largest first-year classes in its history. The university has enrolled more than 4,000 first-year students for the seventh year in a row, and they are coming in with stellar academic records and taking more classes. This is one of the highest freshman enrollments in Michigan, which is seeing a decline in the number of high school graduates. 

Sep 10, 2018