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

Alumna manages collection of 1 million monetary objects at Smithsonian

Alumna Hillery York, '12, began her time at Grand Valley with the plans of a career working with large animals as a veterinarian. After developing an affinity for history through her general education courses, York changed direction. Now, she is the collections manager at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in the National Numismatic Collection. In this role, she oversees the acquisition, care and cataloging of more than 1 million monetary objects.

Feb 10, 2017

History conference to focus on human rights in the Atlantic world

More than 25 presentations will be offered during the Great Lakes History Conference October 21-22.

Oct 18, 2016