Laker Effect

Grand Valley well-positioned to help students, new board chair says

Newly-appointed chair of the Grand Valley Board of Trustees Megan Sall said higher education helps people find themselves and shape the next stages of their lives. She said Grand Valley is well-positioned to help students achieve growth.

Jun 25, 2020

Recent graduates part of a team awarded $10,000 in global innovation competition

Margaux Sellnau, '20, and a team of four other college students were awarded second place and a cash prize of $10,000 at the 2020 Wege Prize competition. The Wege Prize is an annual competition focused on addressing systemic issues through developing circular economic models to drive change in the way we take, make and dispose of goods.

Jun 23, 2020

Earning a master's degree during a pandemic: alumna finds learning form of self-care

Jaime Counterman had planned to start a master's degree program several times but found excuses: a new job once, a new position in the same organization another time.

Jun 9, 2020

Four from GVSU recognized for service by Campus Compact for Michigan

Four Grand Valley community members were recognized for their civic contributions by Campus Compact of Michigan, a 24-member coalition of institutions dedicated to expanding opportunities for civic engagement and community service.

Jun 5, 2020

GVSU PRSSA recognized at international conference

For the seventh year in a row, the GVSU Public Relations Student Society of America (GVPRSSA) received a Star Chapter Award at an international conference. 

Nov 4, 2019

Traverse City students build aquaponic system in class

With some up-cycled materials and a goal to reduce food miles, four students from Grand Valley's Traverse City Regional Center built a small-scale aquaponic system to grow food.

Apr 22, 2019

Grand Valley student to represent Michigan in national program

Elizabeth Kebler, a senior majoring in advertising and public relations, has been chosen to represent the state of Michigan as a Cherry Blossom Princess in the 71st National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Mar 21, 2019

Students create glue, extract banana DNA and explore green chemistry during STEM event

Extracting DNA from a banana, exploring magnetism and using green chemistry were just a few of the activities that local middle school students participated in during a recent, interactive STEM event. "Fall in Love with STEM," presented by the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) - West Michigan, took place February 23 in the Padnos Hall of Science on the Allendale Campus. The event included various workshops and activities led by Grand Valley faculty, staff and students, focusing on cell and molecular biology, engineering

Feb 26, 2019

Photos: Lakers take over Little Caesars Arena during Red Wings GVSU Night

The Grand Valley community turned Little Caesars Arena Laker blue by attending the first GVSU Night at the February 24 Red Wings game in Detroit. A total of $3,585 was raised through ticket sales for the GVSU Scholarship Fund.

Feb 26, 2019

Faculty, staff will fix students' belongings during two free Repair Clinics

Two upcoming events will offer students free opportunities to have ripped clothes, missing buttons, broken zippers, torn backpack straps and more fixed and mended by Grand Valley faculty and staff members. Repair Clinics will take place February 19 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus and February 27 on the Allendale Campus.

Feb 15, 2019