Facilities Services

Grand Valley mourns death of longtimeFacilities Services staff member

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of Don Reister, who died unexpectedly June 23 at age 81.

Jun 27, 2019


Haas, Mantella tour new Laker Line bus 

Local officials got a first look at one of the new articulated buses that will be part of the Laker Line when it begins running in August 2020.

Jun 3, 2019


Senior becomes first student to earn boiler license

Noah Barton earned an operators and boiler engineers license, making him the first student to achieve this certification.

Mar 26, 2019


RecycleMania 2019 is underway

Grand Valley is once again participating in a national competition to collect the largest amount of recyclables and the least amount of trash. From February 4-March 30, Grand Valley will compete against hundreds of colleges and universities across the country as a part of RecycleMania. Categories in the eight-week competition include diversion and food organics, or composting.

Feb 8, 2019


GVSU staff working 24/7 to clear snow, maintain buildings

Grand Valley State University staff members have been working around the clock to remove snow and keep buildings warm after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures led to the closing of campuses for five consecutive days. 

Feb 1, 2019


Haynes named first recipient of Davis Leadership Award

Lisa Haynes, associate vice president of Facilities Services Grand Rapids and Regional Centers, is the first recipient of the Gayle R. Davis Excellence in Leadership Award.

Jan 16, 2019


Grill challenge raises funds

Participants in the Summer Grill Challenge raised nearly $1,400 for campus organizations while opening Grand Valley's Farmers Market for the season.

Jun 11, 2018


Limited access to downtown campus buildings May 12

There will be limited access to buildings on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus because of the race route for the 5/3 Riverbank Run Saturday, May 12.

May 11, 2018


Grand Valley ranks in top 10 nationwide for recycling efforts

More than one million pounds were recycled at Grand Valley during Recyclemania.

Apr 20, 2018


Video: Grounds Dept. receives four-star accreditation

The Grounds Department in Facilities Services in Allendale and Pew Campus Operations recently received Four-Star recognition, the highest level possible, from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation program. The rating recognizes excellence in several categories, including management practices, sustainability initiatives, and environmental awareness and stewardship.

Dec 14, 2017