Reach Higher 2025 huddle participants urged to dream big while considering strategies for GVSU's future

Leaders held the huddle to gather input as the strategic plan enters a new phase.

Mar 1, 2021


A scene from "Driftless"

Summer Film Project movie streaming on Amazon Prime Video

"Driftless" is a feature-length film that included several exterior shots in West Michigan.

Mar 1, 2021

Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members, in white lab coats, and students in blue scrub shirts, are pictured at the vaccine clinic in Grand Rapids.

Nursing, PAS students play active role at COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Grand Valley nursing and physician assistant studies students are helping to combat COVID-19 by administering vaccinations in Kent and Ottawa counties.

Mar 1, 2021


K-12 Connect serves more than 1,800 K-12 students with virtual tutoring

meeting. K-12 Connect, part of President Philomena V. Mantella's Networks of Support, began in March 2020 in response to learning loss during the pandemic. In less than a year, more than 1,800 K-12 students already received more than 7,500 hours of virtual tutoring.

Feb 26, 2021


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


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


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