GVSU expands reach in K-12 schools, announces idea accelerator

President Philomena V. Mantella introduced a new accelerator for K-12 students and showcased the success of a virtual tutoring program at the university's February 26 Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb 26, 2021


Mount Vernon Avenue in Grand Rapids.

GVSU to develop pedestrian mall on Pew Grand Rapids campus

Grand Valley will transform Mount Vernon Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids into a pedestrian campus, featuring a pathway, green space and a bike trail.

Feb 26, 2021

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Students, faculty and staff discuss campus environment and priorities in Reach Higher 2025 huddle

Grand Valley students joined faculty and staff members to share ideas for the university's future. A new strategic plan will emerge from these Reach Higher 2025 huddles and will run from 2022 through 2025.

Feb 25, 2021


Virus Action Team update: Consent for COVID-19 testing now online

Consent for COVID-19 testing at GVSU has now been incorporated into the online self-assessment. This eliminates the need to sign a paper form each time you test and speeds up the testing process.

Feb 25, 2021


Despite insurrection, Constitution "worked" during January 6 armed attack on Capitol

Despite a strong challenge in the face of an armed insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the U.S. Constitution worked, and ultimately resulted in the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, said Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Feb 24, 2021


Black History Month events aid in desire for connection, understanding

The celebration of Black History Month on campus looked different in February than in previous years but the desire for community and understanding remained.

Feb 24, 2021


Pat Waring nears retirement, reflects on serving as bridge from GVSU to community

The word "sales" does not appear in Pat Waring's job title, but it has certainly been an unofficial role for the community relations director.

Feb 24, 2021


Timeline for GVSU vaccine clinic unknown, university to follow state, local guidelines

The leaders of Grand Valley's Virus Action Team (VAT) said they have no firm timeline on a GVSU-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic, but urged faculty, staff and students to register for a vaccine with their health care provider, local health department, or through other providers.

Feb 23, 2021



Grad student's research on addressing teen risk behaviors takes top honors at thesis competition

Darby Disselkoen, a graduate student pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, won first place at the sixth annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition with her presentation, "Teen Risk: The Providerýs Responsibility?"

Feb 22, 2021