Articles by Nate Hoekstra

Smart brick inventor wins GVSU Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award

The inventor of a "smart brick" temperature sensor that works in the City of Holland's downtown snowmelt system won the second annual Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award, presented by Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub, at a ceremony on July 30.

Aug 3, 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


Nonprofits secured 3.7% of all loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program, protecting 4.1 million jobs

Researchers at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University have released research about the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, on the nonprofit sector, finding that the loans made to nonprofit organizations helped protect approximately 4.1 million jobs.

Jul 28, 2020


Campus news site GVNext and events calendar get digital updates

Grand Valley's digital campus news site, GVNext, along with the campus events calendar have undergone a recent digital redesign that provides a more user-friendly experience to Grand Valley's audiences.

Jul 16, 2020


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


Lack of cash poses risks to many Michigan nonprofits, but foundations may be able to increase distributions

A large percentage of Michigan nonprofit organizations face risks of a break in operational continuity due to a lack of cash on hand, according to an analysis of tax return data by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

Jun 23, 2020


Mantella, administrators explain planning process to return to campus in Fall 2020

At a virtual Town Hall for current students and parents on June 18, President Philomena V. Mantella and Grand Valley administrators detailed extensive planning that is currently underway to ensure that a return to campus is as safe and clean as possible.

Jun 18, 2020


Society of Women Engineers creates educational videos for students learning at home

When COVID-19 interrupted conventional learning for students across the country, many groups and educators worked to create virtual resources for students to continue learning. Grand Valley's Society of Women Engineers was one of those groups, creating a variety of educational and instructional videos for the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing's YouTube channel that show how to do experiments at home, while exploring the concepts behind them. 

Jun 15, 2020


EPA Administrator Wheeler announces re-establishment of Great Lakes Advisory Board at GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the re-establishment of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) at a news conference at Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute on June 3.

Jun 3, 2020


GVSU study: Almost 90 percent of GVSU charter schools will use hybrid education during COVID-19 pandemic

The GVSU Charter Schools Office has commissioned a first-of-its-kind study to analyze the continuity of learning plans for each of the 78 charter public schools the university authorizes.

May 11, 2020