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Student gives personal context to youth homelessness

A class project led Melissa Miller to give context to the subject of youth homelessness.

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Homecoming regent takes initiative in and out of classroom

To Lavar Green-Jackson, being a leader is about contributing ideas and taking initiative both in the classroom and in the community.

Students at Energizing Our World Saturday

Outreach event teaches local students benefits of sustainable energy

More than 70 students learned about the impact of energy use during Energizing Our World Saturday.

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Spectrum Health honors Dance Marathon team

The Dance Marathon team raised more than $30,000 for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Sydney Watson, Shelby Bruseloff and Derek Zuvie

Student cohort strengthens interfaith conversations on college campuses

The interfaith interns program includes students from five local colleges, including Grand Valley.

Students, faculty and staff members from the College of Education and College of Community and Public Service showed their Laker Effect by decorating thousands of brown paper bags for Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids.

More than 7,000 lunch bags decorated for Kids' Food Basket

The College of Education and College of Community and Public Service held a friendly competition.

Red Wings player performing fitness test.

Students help Red Wings prepare for season through fitness tests during preseason camps

GVSU students have participated in 13 camps with the team since 2014.

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Professor's energy efficiency efforts earn statewide recognition

Roy Cole and his wife, Mary, were nominated for a Governor's Energy Excellence Award.

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Laker Effect Challenge team hosts uniform swap

The team used prize money to buy clothing and connect with parents and others to host the event.

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Two alumni raise funds, cross Lake Michigan on paddleboards

Two alumni crossed Lake Michigan on paddleboards to raise money and awareness for safe waters.