Articles by Peg West

Virtual theater, the auditions: Student performers strive to stand out from a Zoom computer screen

GVNext will follow the theater program's virtual production of "The Revolutionists" from preparation to performance.

Sep 24, 2020


Mantella elevates learners as consultants to the university

The Learner Engagement Challenge connected high school and GVSU students to reimagine the future of learning.

Sep 23, 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 Injury Care Clinic adds virtual appointments to its services

The clinic, which has steadily grown through the years, offers a variety of free services, from injury evaluation to professional referrals, to the entire campus community.

Sep 14, 2020


GVSU to showcase pieces by Mathias Alten, 'Dean of Michigan Painters,' in statewide traveling exhibition

GVSU, holder of the largest public collection of Alten's works, will share some of these pieces to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alten's birth in 1871.

Sep 9, 2020


Autism Education Center's strong network key to supporting students and professionals during pandemic

Professionals statewide knew they needed to quickly collaborate to help their students when learning was initially disrupted. They maintained that contact as they prepared for fall, said Amy Matthews, the center's director.

Sep 1, 2020


New CLAS dean affirms value of liberal education, especially during uncertain times, in virtual first college meeting

Jennifer Drake said CLAS offers studies that equip students with the skills to help them adapt now and for a lifetime.

Aug 27, 2020


Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students

Michael Lombardo set up nesting boxes along the south side of the Allendale Campus to study the birds. The data collected is a rich source of information for ongoing analysis.

Aug 27, 2020


Scholarship fund created in memory of longtime athletic trainer, graduate

Daniel Chappell was a dedicated mentor to Grand Valley athletic training students. He worked for decades with student athletes at a West Michigan high school.

Aug 21, 2020


New Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence wants students to understand vast opportunities in art world

Sean Carney considers himself an interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from writing to sound art to podcasts, and he has what he describes as a keen interest in art and comedy.

Aug 20, 2020