Making Waves

Making Waves hosts kayaking on Grand River for Earth Day

Fitting for Earth Day, Grand Valley students and faculty members spent time April 22 kayaking on the Grand River.

Apr 22, 2021


Lake Michigan the muse for New Music Ensemble's latest pieces bringing natural beauty to life through music

The group is performing pieces by composers who were asked to bring Lake Michigan to life musically.

Apr 16, 2021



Winterfest events bring students together on campus

Winterfest, a Grand Valley tradition from years past, is back and will run through February 14 on the Allendale Campus.

Feb 8, 2021


Making Waves: Tara Kneeshaw analyzes ways the microscopic world can indicate, or help, water quality

Kneeshaw, who has been studying Grand River samples as part of a Making Waves project, is dedicated to educating the public about water quality and the big and small ways people affect water health.

Dec 2, 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


Making Waves: Artists and writers tell stories, explore different sides of water themes through their creativity

Graphic design, poems and other creations help broaden the discussion about water, lending different perspectives and tapping into emotions surrounding the life force.

Oct 9, 2020


Making Waves: GVSU faculty members working to address global water cleanliness

Their work is aimed at both improving drinking water for citizens and highlighting difficulties in finding it.

Sep 17, 2020


GVSU, Muskegon County and EGLE celebrate 20 years of water quality testing on state beaches

Grand Valley researchers and students are celebrating 20 years of a partnership between the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC), and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that monitors the safety of Muskegon-area beaches to protect public health.

Jul 31, 2020


GVSU researchers take samples along length of Grand River to assess its health

Peter Wampler, professor of geology, led the project that is part of the Making Waves initiative.

Jul 9, 2020