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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.

Lucy Finkel

GVSU helps student merge passions of singing and speech-language pathology

Music major Lucy Finkel, '05, returned to GVSU for a graduate degree in speech-language pathology.

headshot: Julie Sattler

Earning degree despite geographical challenge

The Traverse City Center helped Julie Sattler find a path to degree completion.

GVSU student Skyler Wickert working with students in Haiti during an art workshop.

Students, faculty spread Laker Effect in Haiti through service projects

Students distributed water filters, led art workshops, taught motor skills activities and more.

A photo of Ben Eastburg and Wilbert Lopez.

Student works to get cancer treatment machines to Nicaraguan clinic

Ben Eastburg recently worked to get cancer treatment machines from a Grand Rapids clinic to a rural clinic in Nicaragua, more than 3,300 miles away.

Ruixuan Ran, a senior from China who is majoring in accounting and international business, hosted a tea table for area business leaders who are learning best practices for doing business abroad.

International student shares Chinese culture with local business leaders

Ruixuan Ran hosted a tea table for area business leaders who are conducting business in China.