Faculty and staff sketches

Publications and presentations at conferences are highlighted, as well as the deaths of two retired professors.

Oct 22, 2020


headshot: Peter Secchia

GVSU joins West Michigan to mourn death of Peter Secchia

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are mourning the death of philanthropist Peter Secchia, who died October 21 at his home. He was 83.

Oct 21, 2020

Matthew Daley

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


Decision to stay overseas during quarantine turns into business opportunity for student

Senior Nate Anderson already has an answer when potential employers ask him about adversity during a job interview. Anderson, who will graduate in April with a bachelor's degree in marketing, said he will talk about the challenges of spending COVID-19 quarantine in a country 9,000 miles from home.

Oct 20, 2020


Students help small businesses with marketing, business plans as owners navigate COVID-19

LendGR, a new program in the Seidman College of Business, is pairing students with area small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them develop or strengthen their businesses.

Oct 19, 2020


Laker athletics dedicates wall in Fieldhouse to early pioneer in women's sports

Long before 1972 federal regulations opened up opportunities for girls and women to compete in sports, there was Joan Boand.

Oct 19, 2020


Annual César Chávez commemoration transitions to three days of virtual events

The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez will host a 20th Anniversary Gala with virtual opportunities spread over three days.

Oct 16, 2020


Room Splash: Campus departments transforming student quarantine, isolation rooms for more homey feel

Housing and Residence Life is looking for creative minds and generous hearts. In partnership with the Virus Action Team, HRL has launched Room Splash, an opportunity for GVSU employees to turn student quarantine or isolation rooms into a more vibrant space.

Oct 16, 2020


"Staying Safe" order to lift, Lakers encouraged to stay strong and continue safety protocols

The "Staying Safe" order, issued two weeks ago by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH), expires at midnight October 16; public health officials said they will not issue another formal order. OCDPH officials recognized the efforts of Grand Valley students, faculty and staff that have resulted in a decrease in COVID-19 positive test results, noting that testing, wearing face coverings, distancing and hand washing are measures that are working.

Oct 16, 2020


Lead forecaster, parks expert to discuss record-high Great Lakes water levels during GVSU virtual presentation

The presentation is part of the Making Waves initiative. Leaders plan a series of talks exploring water issues affecting both Grand Valley and the West Michigan community.

Oct 15, 2020