History

Constitution expert: Political cartoons, newspapers paved the way for Constitution's ratification

Akhil Reed Amar, one of the nation's leading legal scholars on the Constitution, was the keynote speaker for the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies' Constitution Day program.

Sep 16, 2021


Alumnus partners with GVSU Veterans History Project to share interviews, providing significant addition to collection

The collection of stories provides a wealth of information for a variety of users.

Jun 17, 2021


History faculty member named director of Kutsche Office of Local History

Nora Salas, associate professor of history, has been named director of Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History.

Apr 6, 2021


GVSU expert: With U.S. facing unique stress point, history shows how America emerged stronger after dark times

The current crisis is likely another critical turning point for the country, said Paul Murphy, professor of history.

Jan 11, 2021


Now doctoral student, GVSU graduate will give presentation for Kutsche Office of Local History

GVSU graduate Dani Willcutt took a winding path to a doctoral degree program at Michigan State University that merges her two passions -- history and food.

Nov 3, 2020


Faculty member shows students in multi-year local history project the ripple effects of urban renewal

Matthew Daley, associate professor of history, is guiding students through a deep well of information that is conveniently nearby. Each new class adds different elements to the project.

Oct 20, 2020


Eyebrow smiles and social distance: Faculty members enjoy connecting with students, regardless of setting

Whether teaching courses in-person or remotely, Grand Valley faculty members said it felt good to connect with students and reported a smooth start to the semester.

Sep 4, 2020


Conference to focus on using games and simulations in history education

Games and simulations are not just for leisurely fun, they can and commonly are used as educational resources to help better engage students, especially when it comes to learning about the past. This year's Great Lakes History Conference will examine how "playing" can help expand a person's understanding of history. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will take place October 12-13.

Oct 5, 2018


Holocaust survivor's memoir supports endowment, educates students

Joseph Stevens survived World War II, despite facing great odds, with his wit, deception tactics, and luck. He successfully evaded Hitler's presence in Europe by concealing his Jewish identity while working at various jobs, and eventually sabotaging Nazi missions with the Polish resistance. His memoir, "Good Morning: A Life Story of Courage and Survival in the Face of Nazi Aggression" supports the Joe Stevens Freedom Endowment, which funds lectures related to human rights and freedom.

May 3, 2017


Departments earn 'healthy' designation

Three campus departments were newly designated "healthy" through participation in a Health and Wellness program.

Feb 13, 2017