Integrative Studies

NASPA recognizes accelerated degree program as top model

A national higher education association has recognized the Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) offered by the Liberal Studies department and supported by the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies as an outstanding model for adult learners.

Feb 27, 2019

Student gives personal context to youth homelessness

It was during a class project when Melissa Miller gave personal context to a subject foreign to most people: youth homelessness.

Dec 5, 2018

Laker Effect Challenge team hosts uniform swap

Continuing their Laker Effect Challenge, students and faculty members in the accelerated leadership program led a uniform swap in late August for parents who have students at Harrison Park elementary and middle schools.

Sep 10, 2018

Students harvest hundreds of pounds of honey from bees on campus

In early September, members of the student organization GVSU Beekeepers harvested, extracted and bottled more than 360 pounds of honey.

Sep 25, 2017

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members listed below gave presentations, earned awards and articles published.

Aug 14, 2017

Liberal studies professor earns national civic engagement award

Danielle Lake, assistant professor of liberal studies, was awarded the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Jun 16, 2017

Alumnus uses super memory to compete on new TV show

Alumnus John Graham can memorize an 80-digit number in 40 seconds, a list of 70 random words in five minutes, and 148 names and faces in 15 minutes. Graham, '09, put his self-taught photographic memory to the test when he competed on FOX's new competition series, "Superhuman" June 12.

Jun 11, 2017

Garringer named area's Outstanding Adult Learner

Lisa Garringer, parking services manager, was named the Outstanding Adult Learner by the Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network at its April banquet.

May 11, 2017

Commencement in Traverse City set for Tuesday

Two Traverse City residents will continue making a difference in their communities after they earn degrees from Grand Valley's Traverse City Regional Center.

Apr 28, 2017

Current CRP selection ties in with national issues

Faculty member calls it a "case study" of Islamophobia; author will visit campus in March.

Dec 1, 2016